February 1st, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Like any good Jawa, I go into Etsy looking for posting material and I come out with far too much. So this time, instead of throwing a huge list at you folks, I’m splitting it up. First up, art.
Next set will be up Monday. Happy browsing!
Tagged: art · darth vader · etsy · fan art · fanmade · indie goods · jedi · lego · pets · stormtroopers
January 7th, 2009 by Dunc · 5 Comments
No, USA Today is reporting this one straight, complete with comments from Howard Roffman. The Force Trainer “uses brain waves to allow players to manipulate a sphere.” Naturally.
No, you’re not tapping into some “all-powerful force controlling everything,” as Han Solo said in the movies. But you are reaching out with mind power via one of the first mass-market brain-to-computer products. “It’s been a fantasy everyone has had, using The Force,” says Howard Roffman, president of Lucas Licensing.
…In the Force Trainer, a wireless headset reads your brain activity, in a simplified version of EEG medical tests, and the circuitry translates it to physical action. If you focus well enough, the training sphere, which looks like a ping-pong ball, will rise in the tower.
Call me when they start making the toy lightsabers with real light, okay? (via)
Filed: space & science · star wars
Tagged: force trainer · jedi · merchandise · science · simple tricks and nonsense · toys · wacky merchandise
December 17th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
By Dapperstache. Includes many things dear to our hearts, like Jedi, robots, hyperspace, lightsabers and liquor. Clickthrough to read it!
Filed: fandom · geek life
Tagged: charts · fun · jedi · lightsabers · robots
September 28th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
Rebel Force revealed: TFN, via Eddie, has the blurbs for the first two books of the upcoming (and still not officially announced) Scholastic series. The gist? They start off right after A New Hope and star Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie. Continuity fans are already freaking out, but the rest of us might actually want to try the things. (Over at StarWars.com, Eddie says he found them in the latest Previews, so all signs point to legitimacy.)
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: christie golden · comics · dark horse · fate of the jedi · jedi · rebel force · rumors · street dates
February 2nd, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
Tagged: fanboys · jedi · superman · vs
October 10th, 2007 by Dunc · No Comments
Alan Haft’s six things Star Wars teaches us about our money. That’s the magic of pseudo-Eastern platitudes!
Via SF Signal, who also found the Jedi Workout. Umm… yeah. Okay.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: jedi · lists
August 20th, 2007 by Dunc · Comments Off
Filed: star wars
Tagged: abel g pena · analysis · jedi · obi-wan kenobi · the blogside · yoda
May 31st, 2007 by Dunc · 6 Comments
Originally posted sometime in the mid/late 90′s, this list was compiled from a CJ chat aided by too little sleep, and too much wine at a very late hour…
“Hey baby, wanna go violate the Jedi Code?”
“Hey baby, wanna create a disturbance in the Force?”
“You could make a Jedi crave excitement and adventure!” (more…)
Filed: club jade
January 26th, 2007 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Tagged: jedi · the blogside
October 16th, 2006 by Dunc · Comments Off
The Infinite Force on how to write a ‘popular’ blog on starwars.com. I don’t think there’s really a set formula, but you might as well give it a try. Early morning rambles and very snarky things about Courtship of Princess Leia or the YJK series (inexplicably beloved by the young’ens) have also been known to work. Or just hope everyone else sucks that day.
For all your high-minded analysis needs – Lord Noctifer on Apollonian Jedi and Dionysian Sith. Meanwhile, Master Ki-Aaron-Mundi considers the Force.
Nardasarmy introduces the fandom buddy system.
Dan Wallace lists the top eight B-List Marvel characters. Aren’t all Marvel characters B-list until proven otherwise?
Tagged: analysis · dan wallace · jedi · marvel · sith · starwars.com · the blogside