Star Wars USB memory keys from Japan. No Han – a bit odd since both the Threepio and R2 versions look frozen in carbonite. Probably not going to make it over here, like most of the best wacky Japanese merchandise… But we can dream. (Via Gizmodo.)
DK Books is doing Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide. Looks like it’ll be pretty extensive. I doubt there will be as much as the Sansweet encyclopedia, but who really needs to know all that much about the second guy on the right in Jabba’s palace anyway?
But what every kid (and more than a few grown-ups) will want for Christmas is the Ultimate Build Your Own Lightsaber Kit. Preorder now and save yourself from the Tickle-Me-Elmoesque feeding frenzy.
And finally, for Hyperspace members, the Set Diaries are returning. Now that the movie is out, Pablo can let loose with all the really spoilery stuff. Today, it’s the cruel fate of Shaak Ti.
Seems some fans are just a bit too keen to get their hands on Burger Kings toys.
“They warned me before it started someone may try to steal my Darth Vader off the roof,” said Chris Hamilton, manager at a Columbus Burger King. But Hamilton wasn’t ready for thieves to break into his Plexiglas display case to steal “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith” toys during the promotion. His restaurant is on its third case.
PG denies being in the vicinity. Yav isn’t even on the continent.
Star Wars vomit bags. Just the thing for rewatching the prequel ‘romance’ scenes!
Thanks to Liz for pointing this one out.
You gotta love an airline that knows its audience. And a great way to fly over to London to catch Ewan McGregor in Guys and Dolls!
Being -1.7 years old at the release of A New Hope, and considering Star Wars as ‘boy stuff’ during my childhood, I never really got the whole action figure thing. But for those of you with memories of 1977 may enjoy this ‘exact replica’ of the classic Star Wars “Empty Box.”
Revenge of the Sith soundtrack with bonus Palpatine! Well, and a DVD. But mostly Ian McDiarmid. Oddly enough, does not come out on April 2nd with the rest of the prequel stuff…
We also get a look at some new toys. The highlight? An Obi-Wan lightsaber that, um, vibrates:
Obi-Wan Kenobi Electronic Lightsaber — Turn it on and it vibrates with the power of the mystic energy field that surrounds all living things.
Mystical power of the Force. Sure.