November 3rd, 2012 by Dunc · 2 Comments
February 9th, 2012 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Craftster member BenaeQuee made these supremely nerdy decoupage shoes using some “well-loved” 80′s Star Wars comic books. She writes:
I used 10 comic books and poured over the endless panels cutting out various images that appealed to me. Chewie, R2D2, and the Millennium Falcon were ones that I cut out a lot. I found a great piece of Vader dueling shirtless, buff, Luke *hehe* that is the statement on the outside of the left shoe.
The left shoe is the battle between the Rebellion and the Empire. The right shoe is strictly the Rebellion forces. The sole edges are painted in a glittery black paint that reminds me of the night sky (visible in the original picture size linked below) and the upper edges are finished in a black cloth tape and a pin stripe of chrome paint. The heel tip is also finished with the chrome paint.
Later in the comments, she says she used “Liquitex Gloss Medium and Varnish” to seal them, but hopes to use a sealant spray as well. (Can you be too careful?) Seems like a fun project to emulate!
August 8th, 2011 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Previously: 1977 Tiger Beat says Hans Solo who?
October 31st, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
StarWars.com documents the disposable costumes of the 70′s and 80′s. We might forget the graphics, but we’ll never forget the smell of those masks.
September 30th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
(On that note, Ticketmaster has added just December dates for Omaha and St Louis.)
Also, it’s a trend!
September 11th, 2009 by Paula · 1 Comment
If you were a kid when A New Hope was first released (we’re talking ol’ fart fans), then chances are that The Mystery of the Rebellious Robot holds a tender place in your heart.
Writer John Booth tracked down one of its creators, Mark Corcoran, for an interview on its 25th anniversary. He has updated it for the 30th. An interesting look at what was going on during that era. (via)
This makes me want to dig out all of my old kids’ books and relive the joy.
September 4th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
A century in five minutes!
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Tagged: a new hope · back to the future · ilm · jurassic park · potc · retro · superheroes · terminator · tron · video · visual effects · weta · wizard of oz · young indy
The fandom minute: L/M on Etsy, Star Wars car culture, 70′s school stuff, Palpy’s plummet, and cake!
August 28th, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
There really is something for everyone on Etsy. I’m prepping a few posts for next week, and I ran across a Luke and Mara Wedding cake topper. (What a post-ROTJ EU pairing has to do with The Clone Wars I have no idea.) The seller, Hildoom, also has a Yoda Birthday Cake topper for sale.
Back to school. StarWars.com takes a look back at the 70′s with retro class cear from Helix.
Lists. Palpatine makes #1 on Sci-Fi Squad’s top ten sci-fi deaths.
Cakes. A neat Millenium Falcon by Da Bombe Desserts.
If only… io9 suggests swapping the writing staffs of The Clone Wars and the The Venture Brothers, which may be the only way to get me to cheerfully watch the former.
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Tagged: cakes · etsy · fanmade · food · lists · luke skywalker · mara jade · merchandise · millennium falcon · palpatine · retro · the venture bros · yoda
July 28th, 2009 by Dunc · 3 Comments
StarWars.com unearths some European gems from the twilight of original Star Wars mania… The Droids and Ewoks cartoons. Some, like the stuffed Ewoks above, are kind of terrifying. I’m pretty sure that guy on the right is sizing up that poor girl’s skull for his percussion kit.
July 16th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Fan Art. Tom Whalen’s stylized Return of the Jedi poster.
TV. Conan O’Brien jokes about the Vader toaster. I’m just relieved that someone else is underwhelmed by it.
Jedi, heal thyself. Only What You Take With You: Paths to confronting your fears, battling your demons and fufilling your potential.