In less wacky and far more pricey lightsaber news, a Master Replicas saber signed by George Lucas, Samuel L. Jackson, Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor and Nick Gillard is being auctioned on eBay to raise money for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.
L.A. Weekly checks in with the progress of making ThinkGeek’s April Fools TaunTaun sleeping bag a reality. Thinkgeek PR guy Shane Peterman says:
We are definitely trying to make it in to an actual item to be sold on our site. As of right now, it’s still an “if,” but it’s turning in to more of a “when.” Things are looking pretty good, we just don’t want to get too far ahead of ourselves. There’s certainly been enough of a demand, both from customers and from those of us that work here. Right now, we’re aiming to have it available for the holidays, or at the latest, the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back next spring.
But what of Lucasfilm?
We’re still working with Lucas to get approval for a final design. Again, it’s looking good, we just can’t say too much right now since it’s still in the works.
Well, we’re patient.
So it turns out that the maker of ThinkGeek’s most talked-about April Fool’s prank, the tauntaun sleeping bag, is actually a friend of CJ’s own Rach. She didn’t come up with the concept, but she did assemble it, and you can check out the photos at her Flickr.
And yes, in case you haven’t heard, the response was so positive that ThinkGeek is looking into licensing it for real!
- T-shirts: Cover your shame with Thinkgeek’s Echo Base, Do or Do Not, and DO NOT WANT. Yes you can haz (for $14.99 – $18.99 plus shipping.)
- Lists: So if you check over on the sidebar (and scroll a lot) you’ll note there’s a tag cloud. And in that tag cloud, lists is the biggest one. Why? Because the internet loves lists. (And also, I’m not anywhere near done tagging all the old entries, changing categories to tags, and all that fun stuff.) So here are a few more: Top ten Star Wars games, ten villains who deserved better, eight timeless classics critics are afraid of, five greatest space operas. And thus the ‘net gods are satisfied.
- T-shirt: Foil your foes with Thinkgeek’s Mind Trick Venn Diagram
- Video: Rod Roddenberry (son of Gene) talks Star Wars and Star Trek and a talk with George Lucas. (via)
- Food: Can the world handle another batch of Star Wars cake? Even one this simple?
- Poll: Vote on your favorite Star Wars quotes. It’s a big one!
These aren’t authorized (well, maybe the ThinkGeek one) or otherwise legally kosher, but that’s the risk you take, isn’t it? Enjoy!
- ThinkGeek’s Cantina Band is a bangin’ salute to both the Modal Nodes and 80’s rock tees.
- Make the children cry with GlennzTees’ Scrap Metal.
- A more instructive Artoo tribute from Red Bubble: R2 Manual.
- Noisebot has an exhausting selection of pop culture tees, but here’s two that have yet to wear out their welcome: Celebrity Sword Fighting Championship and Dark Side (Of The Moon).
Make it in the form of R2-D2, obviously. Yet again, the Japanese out do America when it comes to wacky SW merchadise. At least this one was (however briefly) available for US fans.
Forget my two front teeth, I want Santa to bring me my very own “Han Shot First” T-shirt for Christmas.