July 11th, 2012 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Casual cosplaying is about to get a whole lot easier – at least if you want to dress up as a Jedi. Museum Replicas is launching the “Become Your Own Jedi” costume line at SDCC today.
For the first time, fans can design and create their own complete and totally unique Jedi ensemble, utilizing replica costume pieces from the Star Wars films. All of the costume pieces in this collection were designed directly from the screen-used clothing, housed at the Lucasfilm Archives. Months of study and research have gone into making these costumes as close to the on-screen counterparts.
There’ll also be an “online Jedi Interactive Design Lab” to expediite the process for curious would-ve Jedi. The clothing can be purchased at MuseumReplicas.com.
Filed: fandom · star wars
Tagged: costumes · costuming · jedi · merchandise · sdcc
October 13th, 2011 by Dunc · 8 Comments
Dawn Of The Jedi “will start at the beginning of the Star Wars timeline with the very beginning of the Jedi Knights, in a time before light sabres when they only fought with swords,” Bleeding Cool reports.
There are more details, including an interview with Ostrander and Jan Duursema, on Comic Book Resources.
Also coming are a new Knights of the Old Republic series, War! starring Zayne Carrick and written by John Jackson Miller. There’s also a Darth Vader mini and something called “Boba Fett Is Dead.” I expect we’ll hear more about all this as NYCC continues.
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: blood ties · boba fett · comics · dawn of the jedi · jan duursema · jedi · john jackson miller · john ostrander · kotor · nycc · tom taylor
October 6th, 2011 by Dunc · 1 Comment
It ain’t all mind-tricks and fancy footwork: John Scalzi continues his Star Wars irreverence with six reasons why being a Jedi is not so fun. Number 2 is haircuts! Because somehow, some way, George Lucas found a way to make Ewan McGregor unattractive. Sigh.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: jedi · john scalzi · lists
March 10th, 2011 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Whoohoo! Beginning next Thursday, the Star Wars Books Facebook page will be posting a Heir to the Empire annotation from Timothy Zahn each week until the book’s release in June. Suddenly, I hate Facebook just a tiny, tiny bit less.
In the meantime, Del Rey is asking what Thrawn scene you’d like to see illustrated in The Essential Guide to Warfare.
The blogside. Paul S. Kemp on readers who complain there’s too much focus on Jedi and Sith in the EU. I’m so with him on this. Sure, it’s nice to have novels about other folks in the galaxy sometimes, but Jedi and Sith are pretty much integral to the DNA of Star Wars.
Pop quiz. Head on over to EUC to find out if you are smarter than a Star Wars blogger. I can neither confirm nor deny that some of the snarky quotes are mine.
C2E2. Not surprisingly, there are several Star Wars events at the Chicago con later this month, including Del Rey and Dark Horse panels. And I’m changing my mind every other day about going…
Weird facts. Pete at Lightsaber Rattling follows up his author list with a look at who’s written the most young adult novels. The ultimate result this time around, though? Not a surprise. Think if we pester him enough he’ll do one by word count?
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: blogs · essential guides · heir to the empire (20th anniversary) · jedi · paul s kemp · sith · timothy zahn
January 4th, 2011 by Dunc · 9 Comments
Politics corner. The Daily Show went epic last night by comparing the president to Luke Skywalker. I laughed, I laughed, then I cried because I was laughing too much. Jon Stewart, you are such a nerd.
Plinkett returns. ‘The Phantom Reviewer’ concludes his skewering of the prequels with Revenge of the Sith. Per usual, it’s not for everyone and still very much NSFW. But what can I say: I LOL’d.
So you’ve experienced a blizzard… Why not enjoy some impromptu Photoshopping?
Wait, what? Scotland has a Jedi police officer. She “admits to using Jedi mind tricks” but denies using “‘The Force’ to influence what suspects say or do.” Okay then.
The blogside. Cambridge University librarian Andy Priestner is not pleased with the state of the Jedi Order’s library.
Nice trolling. Suvudu has a ‘casting call’ for Luke Skywalker. No, seriously.
Filed: fandom · star wars on tv
Tagged: jedi · jon stewart · luke skywalker · politics · prequel trilogy · revenge of the sith · the daily show
November 7th, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Even putting the Ewoks aside, fanmade Star Wars and other sci-fi themed teddy bears are nothing new, as a quick search on Flickr (and CJ’s own Lissy) will tell you.
But now we have something from the official realm to make it easier to please kids and collectors: Star Wars costumes from Build-a-bear Workshop. Currently they only have Clone Wars-inspired Anakin, Jedi (totally Obi-Wan,) and Rex, plus a Darth Vader and a themed pajama set. Will we see more movie-inspired styles? I suspect the Christmas sales rates will tell us… Dressed bears cost $40-$35, and the costumes alone go for $15-12. The Vader outfit is currently one of their top 20 products! (via)
Filed: star wars · the clone wars
Tagged: anakin skywalker · cute · darth vader · gift guide · jedi · kids · merchandise · obi-wan kenobi · wacky merchandise
September 28th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
The only surprise here is that it took them this long. Though Gizmodo does have a point: Velour is so un-Jedi.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: clothing · gift guide · jedi · merchandise · wacky merchandise
September 1st, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Jedi gear isn’t too hard to make yourself (or so I’ve heard) but if sewing isn’t a priority, you can probably do worse than looking around Etsy. Here are a few listings the Jawas have scrounged up.
Need a Jedi cloak? Mulligan Stew Boutique is on the case. They have three listings for custom-made Jedi trappings: an adult cloak ($85,) a child’s cloak ($60,) and complete child costume ($140.)
Sultry Delights also does custom Jedi tunics ($150,) among other things.
Actually, there are several Jedi robes. My favorite listing is probably Brown Cloak of the Republic, featuring claims of fabric that resists “attacks by the dark side.” ($129.95) But your best bargain may be CustomKids, which will make a child-sized Jedi robe for only $19.99.
And of course, there are the Slave Leias, including an ‘inspired by’ version for bellydancing.
Tagged: costuming · etsy · fanmade · jedi · kids
February 9th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
StarWars.com got hold of Uncle Milton Industries’ Executive Vice President Frank Adler to get him to explain the toy that had us all boggling last month.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: force trainer · jedi · merchandise · science · simple tricks and nonsense · toys · wacky merchandise
February 5th, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Whatever this person is on, I think they need to provide enough for us all to share. (Although I suspect this is more of what’s actually going on here.)
Tagged: fan theories · jedi · troll in the dungeon