Ashley and David Eckstein introduce the latest item from Her Universe: An “I Love You/I Know” necklace set:
It is with a distinct lack of regret that Santa Maul admits he is suffering from ennui this holiday season. After all, what could be more festive than utter boredom? Santa Maul has seen it all.
So naturally, he turns to flowers. Santa Maul’s friend Bright Copper Penny is creating Star Wars themed ‘Penny Blossoms’ for these who desire to feel pretty or witty or whatever.
Less apt to get one hunted down by particularly dim Ringwraiths is the ‘European-style charm bracelet,’ which is slightly less tacky and significantly more geeky than the versions Santa Maul has seen plastered on billboards in his travels.
For those who do not fall for the allure of shiny things, Santa Maul recommends the Han Solo in Carbonite business card case and Death Star ice mold. Santa Maul freezes his with ball bearings before putting it in the Maul family holiday punch bowl – it’s always fun to see which of his dim-witted bisected cousins ends up swallowing the most.
Time to start thinking about all the trimmings for Celebration VI… We already know all the official stuff that will be on the ground there, so why not gather up some fanmade accessories to impress the crowds with now?
Necklaces. May the Force Be With You ($12) by McMakin Designs is one of several; The Wookiee Inspired Polymer Clay Necklace ($22) is byRapscallion Design – check the shop for more Star Wars! The Rebel Necklace (£5/$8) is by ZABZU; The Vintage C3PO ($25) from Liam & Leia is interesting… But what you really want to check out is the Hand Formed Death Star from Griffin’s Nest Jewelry. At $117.89 it’s the priciest selection here and merely aspirational, but well worth a look. For cheaper options they make a Death Star Pandora Style Bead ($84.98) and a Darth Vader ($63.98.)
Dude, or at least not specifically girly, stuff. Darth Vader belt buckle by Idillard is one of several; There Is No Try, by One Eyed Fox , is another metal bracelet, for those flying solo, or go leather with a May the Force Be With You braided wristband ($17.50) by Leather Made Nice. Or get a new wallet for the occasion… The Leather Yoda ($90.00) by World of Leathercraft (Also has Fett, Ackbar) or keep it on the cheap with one made of duct tape, like the Jedi or logo ($10) options by Moist Snail Poop.
Just when you think you’ve got ‘em all… This morning Ashley Eckstein posted another new item of Her Universe merchandise that’ll debut at Disney and online this weekend: The Boba Fett charm. The charms currently go for $12.00.
In other Her Universe news, Ashley said on Twitter that the company “two major surprises at the end of June about NEW merchandise for two major franchises.” Two new franchises? We’ll be waiting!
The consensus in the comments of Wednesday’s post seemed to be that the Amidala-inspired t-shirt was too subtle, but I have to say I don’t think it was subtle enough.
Are they Star Wars? Of course. But they’re not in your face – or scrawled across your chest – and only another Star Wars fan would know: That’s the very definition of subtle Star Wars merchandise to me.
Star Wars and the Super Bowl. Stuart Elliot on the New York Times’ Media Decoder blog has some details of this year’s Volkswagen Star Wars commercial. The kid isn’t returning (guess I need to change the name of our tag) but it does involve a dog named Bolt and a Beetle. The Star Wars bit? Looks like a cantina alien or two may show up. On that note, the Washington Post Style Blog has an interview with Jeff Elmassian, who helped created ‘The Bark Side’ teaser.
Gaming. Ben Fritz and Alex Pham take a look at The Old Republic for the L.A. Times‘ Hero Complex.
People (and puns.) Carrie Fisher subbed for Kathie Lee on Today this morning. Luke Perry happened to be the guest, and he revealed that Mark Hamill was the only celebrity he ever asked for a photo with.
At random. Behold the Indiana Jones engagement ring.
Ashley Eckstein took to her blog today to give us a first look at the latest additions to the Her Universe jewelry line – and their first Battlestar Galactica product.
The Star Wars charm bracelet comes with a Her Universe logo charm, and will launch co-currently with Imperial logo charm and Rebel Alliance charms, with a Jedi symbol coming in the fall. (And, presumably, more to come next year if the sales are good?) A Naboo charm will be made in limited quality and only available at San Diego Comic Con, Dragon*Con and New York Comic Con.
Her Universe’s first Syfy product – the first to be revealed, anyway – is an adorable toaster necklace. Like the Naboo charm, it will be exclusive to SDCC, D*C, and NYCC.
I like the idea of the charms – even if you’re not into the bracelet, the individual charms can still be used on a necklace alone for a more restrained look. And the toaster necklace is hilarious!
Ashley introduces a couple of new products in the Her Universe shop. There’s also a coupon code for free or discounted shipping, plus the chance to win one of 6 remaining Empire Strikes Back necklaces.