November 25th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Bitchin’ Endor. You’re sure to get a kick out of today’s most famous Star Wars eBay listing, i hate this stupid ewok. On that note, this is apparently the 25th anniversary of the debut of the first Ewok movie, Caravan of Courage. I’m sure everyone was all waiting breathlessly for that one back in the day.
Celeb fans. Bonnie talks Star Wars (and The Guild and Dr. Horrible and such) with geek of note Felicia Day.
Contests. Hasbro has picked the winner of their diorama contest.
Charity. The Seattle Area Lucasfilm Artifact Collectors Club, aka SARLACC, are selling a collectible lapel pin to raise money for cancer research.
What. Device to subdue rampaging elephants inspired by Empire Strikes Back? Sure, why not.
Tagged: charity · contests · ebay · ewoks · felicia day · hasbro · interviews
April 14th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
The bushfires that raged in the Australian state of Victoria earlier this year killed more than 200 and left over 7000 homeless. The fires may be snuffed, but the victims are still hurting, and Star Wars fans have banded together to help them.
Though there are plenty of items up on Ebay now, including signed photographs from David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch and Bonnie Piesse. But of particularly of interest to EU fans is a chance to get a namesake (tuckerized) character in the fifth Clone Wars novel by Karen Miller or a yet-unannounced Star Wars book (!) from Sean Williams. And Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta are offering an original manuscript from one of the Young Jedi Knights novels.
Filed: expanded universe · star wars
Tagged: bonnie piesse · charity · david prowse · ebay · jeremy bulloch · karen miller · kenny baker · kja · sean williams · yjk
March 11th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
State patrol troopers in the Seattle area pulled over a man who claimed he was speeding (110 mph!) in order to get home in time to place a bid on an eBay item. The cherry on this fail sundae? His car was full of Star Wars merchandise.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporter Casey McNerthney then goes on to make the obligatory living-in-his-parent’s basement jokes, but I can’t say I blame him in this case. Is anything on eBay really worth jail time? Really?
The lesson here, geeklings: Don’t bid and drive. Or at least clean out your car before you do, lest you get publicly mocked on the internet.
Tagged: ebay · fanboys · wtf
October 23rd, 2008 by Dunc · 3 Comments
I’m with Gizmodo: This Vader TV set is more than a little ridiculous, lightsaber remote or no lightsaber remote. (They used to sell a much more accurate, if not particularly functional-looking universal remote on its own. You can still find them on eBay.)
Filed: star wars
Tagged: ebay · form over function · merchandise · wacky merchandise
February 6th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
You can be the proud owner of a custom-made, award-winning set of Modal Node costumes. Sadly, a thousand bucks does seem rather steep – you can get used Stormtrooper armor on eBay for about half that. (Thanks, James!)
Tagged: costumes · crafts · ebay
January 17th, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
From the realm of custom work, this 1/6th Mara Jade figure on eBay is certainly a step up from Barbie. And while the face may not look much like any of the half-dozen Mara variations floating around, at least the hair color is close. (And the fact that she has sleeves pleases my inner fangirl.)
Those with less EU-based collecting tastes may want to take this discerning gentlebeing up on their offer: an Ewok Village playset in exchange for a 12-pack of beer.
And for the fan who has everything: Lightsaber lighting. Oh Lucasfilm, what won’t you authorize?
Filed: expanded universe · fandom
Tagged: collecting · crafts · ebay · mara jade · merchandise · wtf
January 27th, 2007 by Dunc · Comments Off
Tagged: ebay · star trek · weird