Could it get any more 80s than Artoo and Darth Vader themed Trapper Keepers? Now, I went to a Catholic school that actually outlawed Trapper Keepers during the decade, so I never actually got to have one until the mid-90s… Only to promptly discover that they were kind of annoying to actually use. Still, it’s hard to deny the appear of these. (via)
There’s a third one with multiple characters on it, but sorry Mead, it’s kind of lame.
The Star Wars Bladebuilders line, launching this fall, lets kids create any ridiculous lightsaber they want with a variety of connectors, blades and other options.
Star Wars onesies. Somewhere, someone is blaming Disney for this.
Rumor roundup. In light of today’s THR report, HuffPo’s Mike Ryan points out that quick turnaround and behind-the-scenes turmoil are nothing new for Star Wars. Meanwhile, Gregory Ellwood and Drew McWeeny at HitFix discuss it, and McWeeny has some wise words for fandom as well. I’m getting pretty sick of all the panic and hand-wringing myself.
Merchandise. I’m a little horrified by this, but at least one Jader was happy to hear that Star Wars Crocs are coming. May the fug be with you?
Audio. James Burns and Mark Newbold of Jedi News are the latest to launch a podcast, RADIO 1138, with the help of the vets at Rebelforce Radio.
Your moment of zen. Or not. A supercut of Harrison Ford being angry at people. Meanwhile, at The Onion…
Coming soon from Camelot Fabrics… New bedspread, anyone?
We’re all aware of the Star Wars ice cube trays by now, but now… Now you get them in DELUXE FORM. The Star Wars Deluxe Silicone Mold is available in Han Solo in Carbonite, R2-D2 or the Millennium Falcon form… And in addition to ice, you can bake with them. Or make Jell-O. But come on: Bake.
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!
The official store at Star Wars Celebration VI opened up for a sneak preview sale tonight. I was on hand to film the merchandise, and also got some good shots of the Jabba’s Throne Room diorama that’s really only visible from the store. They did start selling the Thursday Mara Jade busts in advance. Slipping through the shopping madness were Seth Green and Matthew Seinrich. Also, check out my photos of the convention so far – I’ll be adding to them every night, so stay tuned!
EDIT: Mara Jade statues are still in stock for Thursday!
Remember the SDCC-exclusive Chewbacca Messenger Bag? Turns out there were enough left over that you can now get one via ThinkGeek. Qualities are limited, so strike now!