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.
Cars. Jalopnik is on something of a streak, exploring the hot rod culture of Star Wars and likening the ABT Audi R8 V10 to something that “Anakin’s coke dealer” would drive.
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.
Filed: expanded universe · star wars · the clone wars
Tagged: cakes · etsy · fanmade · food · lists · luke skywalker · mara jade · merchandise · millennium falcon · palpatine · retro · the venture bros · yoda
August 18th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
I guess you never can tell… (Photo taken on Sunset Blvd. by Mirco Wilhelm.)
Filed: fandom · the clone wars
Tagged: advertising · photography · sports · yoda
July 16th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Collecting. Star Wars Dixie Cups of yore. Or, get a virtual tour of Michael Jackson’s game room/collection gallery, which includes some great Star Wars stuff.
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.
Tagged: collecting · conan o'brien · fan art · retro · return of the jedi · yoda
July 6th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Since it’s Monday after a holiday weekend, I figure we might as well just shrug it off with some cute: the Yoda Bot, Princess Leia Bot and Chewbacca from Bolts and Bots. Check their blog, Etsy, or Flickr for more bot creations.
Tagged: cute · eye candy · fanmade · leia organa · robots · yoda
May 12th, 2009 by Dunc · 6 Comments
I fail to see how regular string lights would conflict with Star Wars holiday or party decor, but for those of you who want to get as much branded merchandise as possible into one room, Artoo and Yoda light strings are here. Or will be, anyway.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: artoo · holidays · merchandise · wacky merchandise · yoda
May 1st, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Filed: star wars
Tagged: luke skywalker · tgif · video · yoda
March 30th, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Flickr user Krupp has two Yoda-themed cross-stitches – Do or Do Not, above, and Luminous Beings Are We. Also: Tardis!
UPDATE: Interview at StarWars.com.
Tagged: fanmade · quotes · yoda
February 27th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
- Photo fun Adventures in Stormtrooping with a little help from The Simpsons, Cobra Commander, Hellboy and a very naughty Wall-E.
- The blogside: John Scalzi theorizes that George wants to release Star Wars in 3-D to beat Gone With the Wind in the all-timers. Seems a bit of a reach to me: If that was the case, why all this waiting? Has George seen Coraline?
- Cake: Bearded Obi-Wan is full of… Strawberry jam? I’m sure there’s a Spaceballs joke in there somewhere.
- Travels: Yoda sees the world.
Tagged: 3-D · cake · food · george lucas · john scalzi · obi-wan kenobi · stormtroopers · the blogside · toys · yoda
January 8th, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Artist Matt Brown hand-painted these Russian nesting dolls as Star Wars characters for his brother’s Christmas gift. (via)
Tagged: art · artoo · darth vader · fan art · obi-wan kenobi · stormtroopers · yoda
November 27th, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Here’s more reason to get excited about Topps’ fourth Galaxy series: They’re pulling some of the art that never made the first three sets! One of these pieces – John Rheaume’s levitating Yoda – has become rather infamous over the years, but others (like Kevin Nowlan’s Obi-Wan at right) will be new to many of us:
As expected, the original artists were delighted by this belated recognition of their efforts. “How great to have my Star Wars artwork finally see the light of day!” beamed Chris Moeller, one of a handful of illustrators showcased in SWG4′s special chase set entitled “The Lost Galaxy.” His unique rendering dared to show what the stormtroopers look like beneath their helmets – a full decade before George Lucas decided that all of these ubiquitous Imperial soldiers were actually clones of Jango Fett. Indeed, Boba’s enterprising father didn’t even exist as part of the Star Wars mythology back in the ’90s.
Intriging! The six ‘Lost Galaxy’ cards will also include pieces by Joe Ciardiello, John Pound, and Tim Burgard.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: art · merchandise · obi-wan kenobi · pro art · stormtroopers · topps · yoda