It’s a rare instance when ‘I can’t believe they’re making that’ and ‘but it’s pretty cool’ come together, but I fear this is the case for these Star Wars kites. Of course, ThinkGeek always finds the best stuff. (via)
You know things are tough when… A gift for the geek that has everything – a battle-scarred Hasbro Millennium Falcon – amazingly got no bids on eBay. Well, maybe not that amazingly, but $300 doesn’t seem that bad a price considering it’ll run you only about half that brand new. (via)
It seems that it’s still Falcon week over at the official site, as today brings secrets of the Millennium Falcon, a look at how artists Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas juggled multiple and sometimes conflicting sources to create the latest set of blueprints.
The official site continues Millennium Falcon week with a selection of the best collectibles based on our favorite hunk of junk. Included is this 6-foot Toys R’ Us display.
This morning, StarWars.com takes Hyperspace members back to the making of The Empire Strikes Back with The Last Corellian Shipyard, an article reprinted from the UK Star Wars magazine (at least if Wookieepedia is to be believed) on the the full sized Falcon set built for The Empire Strikes Back by actual shipbuilders in Wales.
For those without Hyperspace, your consolation prize is a look back at the Falcon in video games.
Peter Clute adds to the the geek cool factor of Hasbro’s new Falcon with detailing, a motion sensor, and additional lighting.
Also at the Giz: Heroes’ writer Jesse Alexander guest-reviews the (unpimped) Falcon.