With the collaboration of Lucasfilm and Disney, Brooklyn’ Ample Hills Creamery has created two limited edition Star Wars ice cream (frozen custard?) flavors. Per Entertainment Weekly, the flavors are:
The Dark Side (ultra-dark chocolate ice cream with espresso fudge brownies, cocoa crispies, and white chocolate pearls) and The Light Side (bright marshmallow ice cream with homemade crispie clusters, as well as a smattering of handmade cocoa crispies).
They can be ordered online and come in four-packs with collectible containers.
The Death Star waffle maker is the latest Star Wars-themed kitchen gear from – who else – Thinkgeek.
It’s no Jar Jar lollipop (what is?) but the Darth Vader shower head is still delightfully weird. There’s an Artoo version as well, naturally.
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!