Star Wars Panini Press: The Dark Side of the Sandwich

I’m not sure there is a really a difference between a panini and a toasted sandwich. What I do know is when you have a hankering for a grilled cheese with some geek flare, this Star Wars Imperial panini press is the ticket. You can make two toasty (and evil) sandwiches at a time.

One side embellishes your bread with Darth Vader’s helmet, while the other one makes an impression of a stormtrooper’s helmet. The product description says that you can make waffles or brownies with this thing too. I’ve never heard of making brownies on this sort of contraption.

You can cook eggs in it too. Some scrambled eggs with Lord Vader on them sound good right about now. The Star Wars Imperial panini press is available at ThinkGeek for $39.99.

New LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV Set Is Coming In May

If you are building your Star Wars LEGO fleet of spaceships, check this one out. The newly announced LEGO 75244 Star Wars Tantive IV set is headed our way. Also known as the Blockade Runner, it is the Corellian Corvette that carried Princess Leia at the beginning of the original Star Wars movie.

The set is one of many LEGO Star Wars sets announced at this year’s Star Wars Celebration event. This is actually the third LEGO version of this ship. The first was the Ultimate Collectors’ Series (10019) set from 2001, the second was a playset (10198) released in 2009. The new LEGO 75244 Star Wars Tantive IV has more parts than the original, with 1,768 pieces.

It looks a bit sleeker than the previous versions too. This version has an elongated hull, detachable escape pods(because that’s how the adventure starts), an elevating gun, cargo hold, 11 engines, and a removable hull plate that reveals a 2-minifigure cockpit, conference area with table, weapon rack and a control console with a pair of seats. Obviously, this LEGO set is not to minifig scale, but it’s still pretty detailed and cool looking.

The set also comes with five minifigures: Bail Organa, Princess Leia, Captain Antilles, C-3PO, Rebel Fleet Trooper, and R2-D2. It will hit stores on May 4, 2019 for $199.99.

Respawn’s ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ arrives November 15th

Respawn has pulled back the curtains on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order after months of teases. The single-player game is now due to launch on November 15th and follows Cal Kestis, a Padawan trying to survive Emperor Palpatine's command to execute the J...

‘Star Wars’ VR game ‘Vader Immortal’ teases story details in trailer

One of the launch titles you'll get to check out on Oculus Quest when it arrives this spring is Vader Immortal, a virtual reality series set in the Star Wars universe. Rift and Rift S owners won't miss out, though -- the game is coming to those heads...

Watch the first ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ trailer here

The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode 9 has arrived, along with a few more details about the final installment of the Skywalker saga from a panel at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. Perhaps most importantly, we finally know the movie's ful...

LEGO Probe Droid Ready to Alert the Empire to Your Presence

Man, some of the LEGO builds out there just look so amazing that they barely look like LEGO at all. Take this Imperial Probe Droid based on the droid from The Empire Strikes Back. It was made by Lino Martins, who is obviously a master LEGO builder.

Lino put a lot of great details in this droid considering the medium. I would buy this in a second if it were an official set. If any of you have built a Hoth rebel base out of LEGO, this guy would be a perfect addition. It’s pretty much action figure quality.

I would contact Lino and ask if I could buy it, but I’m pretty sure he smashed it right after the pictures were taken because he didn’t want it alerting the Empire to his location. That’s a wise move. You always shoot the probe droid. Always.

I wish I was this good with LEGO. I can barely build a LEGO house. Lino needs to put this up on LEGO ideas, because it is a masterpiece. Or at least give us all some instructions so that we can make one for ourselves.

[via Brothers Brick via Mike Shouts]

Darth Vader Helmet Tea Kettle: I’m a Little Teapot Tall and Evil

Do you think Darth Vader sat in his round ball thing drinking tea at the end of a long, tough day of blowing up planets and force choking people? If he did this would be the kettle Lord Vader would use. This kettle will make hot water to get your favorite beverage going, be it coffee, hot chocolate, or tea.

The kettle looks like Vader’s iconic dark helmet and has a lightsaber for its handle. It’s made from 80% aluminum, 20% stainless steel, and 100% evil. It holds 1.7 liters of fluid, and is hand-wash only, just like Vader himself.

ThinkGeek will sell you a Darth Vader tea kettle for $39.99, and it is available now. It’s too bad the kettle whistles like a normal kettle rather than making the deep breathing sound Vader makes.

Star Wars R2-D2 Toaster: The Breads You’re Looking For

If you need a bit of droid with your breakfast, and who doesn’t really, get yourself this fun Star Wars R2-D2 Toaster. C-3PO is probably jealous, but let’s face it, Goldenrod just doesn’t have the same personality, and he’s generally pretty annoying.

This toaster burns an image of R2-D2 on every piece of bread inserted into it. No holograms of Princesses here, just tasty toast with an image on it. This officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise will toast waffles, toast, toaster pastries, and more. And you don’t need to go to a Jawa flea market to get it. Why would you ever go back to plain toast after experiencing R2 toast? How could you? You can’t. After all, Astromech droids are part of a well-balanced breakfast.

This bad boy has multiple heating settings like reheat, defrost, and quick stop. It also has a removable crumb tray and an adjustable thermostat. And naturally, it holds two slices of bread. Because R2 is versatile like that. Don’t miss out on this kitchen toaster from a galaxy far far away.

This is proof again that R2 is the king of droids. BB-8 just can’t compete. So let’s raise a toast to… R2-D2 toast.