Round out your thumb drive collection with Japanese Lightsaber USB thumbdrives available at ThinkGeek. I can’t believe we’re getting these (not to mention an R2-D2 USB Humidifier) and still no Han in Carbonite thumbdrive. Step it up, Japan.
(They also have a new t-shirt.)
Gizmodo has nabbed an unmistakable screengrab Artoo’s cameo in Star Trek. Same scene, as before, but a different frame.
The internet’s favorite Star Wars cake – this week. As impressive as this Tauntaun grooms cake is, I’m not sure I’d want to eat it. Still, props to the folks at Cake Nouveau for really capturing the moment. And by moment I meant slimy tauntaun guts. (Their dazed-out Luke is amazingly good, too.)
Artoo found in Transformers 2. Are there enough oil baths in the world to get the poor droid clean after this?
Seriously? Someone is taking their dedication to authentic costuming a little too far.
Quack Vader. This unauthorized ’70’s Vader light looks like something Robot Chicken would come up with. Maybe Seth Green had one, too?
And finally… Sideshow has a site up for the customized stormtrooper figures they showed off at SDCC.
Move over, Marc Ecko: This fanmade Artoo hoodie is all kinds of awesome. Granted, at $92 it is a bit pricey… (via)
His biggest fan. Of course there was a Plo Koon cake, and of course it was eventually served to none other than Dave Filoni. (And Jeremy Bulloch. And Ashley Eckstein.)
Brains. StarWars.com celebrates the release of Death Troopers with Zombie Week. I wish I had the words to tell you how much I’m feeling Zombie Week, but I’m exhausted.
Obession corner. TFN’s Mike Barrick has collected Star Wars references on NBC’s 30 Rock, while GalacticBinder counts down the top 12 Star Wars guitar crossovers.
Charity. The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society is selling Obi-Wan medallions to help raise money for seriously injured service members.
At least for one particularly dedicated gamer. PopSci recently spotlighted Brian De Vitis’ customized Artoo cooler, which holds the relevant technical bits of eight consoles, a sound system, and a projector. (via)
The saddest thing about this is that it isn’t even the weirdest bit of Artoo merchandise I’ve seen in the last 24 hours: There was an ceramic R2-D2 bong on Amazon.com yesterday. Can’t say I’m shocked that it seems to have vanished overnight. (via)
John Scalzi takes a look at the tip of the iceberg with the design failures of Star Wars, both technical and biological.
ETA: Slashdot is in super-fanboy mode over this, and Scalzi taunts them… It’s beautiful. Knot those panties harder, boys.
From Japan (of course,) the R2-D2 Toilet Tissue Dispenser. Strange, I would think that would be more of a Threepio sort of job. Witness: Continue reading
In addition to hiding out in Star Trek, now we have word that Artoo shows up someplace in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. If this continues then he’ll be shacking up with some cheap starlet and things will just get all Beneath the Dome again. Resist, Artoo! Resist!