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Star Wars action figures inducted into Toy Hall of Fame

With the 501st and Rebel Legion in attendance, Star Wars action figures were named as one of the latest inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame today.

“Their phenomenal popularity with movie fans revolutionized the toy industry,” the Hall of Fame states. “For more than three decades, kids have used Star Wars action figures—plus accessories, vehicles, and play sets—to tell stories of heroes and villains, of empire and rebellion, and of good triumphing over evil. Adults, too, play when they collect Star Wars action figures.”

Dominos were the other inductees this year; they join past honorees as varied as Barbie, marbles, and the cardboard box.

Wacky merchandise: Millennium Falcon bottle opener

Were yesterday’s eyeglasses a bit rich for your blood? Well, here’s something a bit less pricey: Thinkgeek’s Millennium Falcon bottle opener.

If that doesn’t do it for you, ThinkGeek has a nice chunk of Star Wars stuff on sale right now. It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday shopping… Get there before Santa Maul does!

Wacky merchandise: Star Wars eyeglasses

Star Wars is no stranger to glasses, but usually they’re of the drinking kind. A bit pricier at $500 a pop – but perhaps more practical – is this Star Wars designer eyewear, from Japan’s Aigan, that will be available stateside from Gizmine come the end of the month. Prescription lenses not included, but they do come with matching cases. (via)

Are the Angry Birds taking on Star Wars?

Finally, a Star Wars game I will actually play! It seems like there have been fan versions of this almost as long as we’ve had Angry Birds themselves…

Anyway, your confirmation: Their just-launched Tumblr posted the above GIF today, along with the following text:

Times Square, New York, October 8th, 10am EST.

HINT: Head to Toys R Us at 8am EST!

Seeing as they have done film tie-ins and their latest game is space-themed, this isn’t unprecedented. Stay tuned…

UPDATE: Fast Company has a few more details… For instance, Luke Skywalker will be replacing the game’s default Red Bird. Lucasfilm and Rovio will be releasing more tie ins – the article mentions toys, apparel, bedding and a Jenga-inspired board game – so don’t expect to get off easy, collectors. (via)

Ashley Eckstein reveals Her Universe releases for Halloween, Cyber Monday on Tosche Station Radio

The Clone Wars actress and Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein was a guest on Tosche Station Radio last night, where she answered fan questions and revealed a few upcoming products, including a new Halloween bag from Katie Cook (pictured, last year’s,) more Star Wars pajamas, a Spock costume top, and extended sizes for the Ahsoka Tano costume top. They’ll also be coming out with a Tardis dress exclusively for Hot Topic.