Musical Death Star Tree Topper: The Ultimate Power on the Christmas Tree

There’s nothing in the universe more festive than a glowing Death Star on Christmas Eve… unless you live on Alderaan, of course. This Hallmark Keepsake Star Wars Death Star Lighted Christmas Tree Topper is both festive and fearsome.

It is The Ultimate Power in the Living Room, and will crush any Christmas rebellion before it starts. It even plays the Imperial March and the classic Star Wars theme. You can select the lights and songs with the included remote control. Now all you need are some cool X-Wing and TIE Fighter ornaments so you can create the space battle from the movie right on your tree.

A super weapon on top of a Christmas tree? Yes, please. Though I wish it had a sound option for Grand Moff Tarkin ordering the troops to fire. Speaking of firing those super lasers, it would be cool if this thing shot lasers at anyone around the tree who gave you crap presents like socks and underwear. I wanted toys, dammit! Fire at will! I’m sure Santa will love going down your chimney to see this thing on top of your Christmas tree this year. Grab one today at ThinkGeek for $99.99.

[via Geeks Are Sexy via Geekologie]

Star Wars Darth Vader Clapper: Turn on Your Lights with the Dark Side

Clap on, clap off. The Clapper! The Clapper was a pretty cheesy 80s invention that allowed you to turn your lights on and off by clapping. I’m guessing it hasn’t sold so well in recent years. How do we cure this? With a Darth Vader version of the clapper, obviously. Now Star Wars fans can use the power of The Dark Side to turn their lights on and off.

Force clapping (aka regular clapping) can now control your lights, and every time you use it you will hear the voice of Darth Vader. Clap on and he says “The Force is strong with this one.” Clap off and he says “You underestimate the power of the Dark Side.”

No worries about accidentally turning your lights off and on at the end of The Last Jedi when you and your friends applaud like crazy. That has never happened anywhere that I’m aware of. Just be careful when watching other movies that you don’t clap and turn the lights out.

This is a must for any geek who loves Vader and the original trilogy as much as I do. You can pre-order yours now from Entertainment Earth for $29.99, with shipments starting in November 2018.

What Does Star Wars Smell Like? These Candles

Do you want your house to smell like Wookiee? What about Rancor? Worse yet, the inside of a Tauntaun. Well, thanks to these Star Wars candles, you can choose from 15 pungent fragrances based on the original trilogy and make your home smell… weird.

They’re offering three sets of five scents, each based on one of the three original Star Wars movies. I’m willing to bet these all smell terrible. Here’s a full list of the scents:

A New Hope

  • Wookie: Ever wondered what a walking carpet smells like?
  • Bantha Milk: (Or “Banther” as misspelled on the label) Love the smell of bantha milk in the morning?
  • Trash Compactor: Find out what was very nearly the last smell Luke, Leia and Han ever experienced
  • X-wing Cockpit: Perfect for playthroughs of Battlefront’s aerial combat
  • Cantina: Eau de scum and villainy

The Empire Strikes Back

  • Lightsaber Duel: Do you prefer the smell of the dark side or the light side?
  • Han Solo Carbonite: This smell is all Leia had to remember Han for a long time
  • Millenium Falcon: She may not look much, but she’s got it where it counts (the smell)
  • Inside of a Tauntaun: Thought it smelt bad on the outside? You’ve experienced nothing yet!
  • Yoda’s Cooking Pot: Yoda’s legendary Force powers are only eclipsed by his cooking skills. Smell it for yourself!

Return Of The Jedi

  • Rancor: The only way to smell a Rancor without ending up its lunch
  • Sarlacc Pit: Add a new dimension to your favourite ROTJ scene
  • Jabba’ Palace: Admit it, you’ve always wondered what Jabba smells like
  • Ewok: Do they smell as cute as they look? Let’s find out!
  • Death Star Destroyed: The sweet smell of rebellion

These are all things my nose wants to stay away from. They are really reaching with this product. Clearly, there’s only one scent the makers of these candles are interested in, and that’s money.

The Star Wars original trilogy candle sets are available for pre-order from Merchoid, ranging from a 5-candle set for $36.99 to a 15-candle set for $127.99.

[via Geeks Are Sexy via Geekologie]

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Rey Action Figure Looks Like the ’70s

Back in the day when all the kids were talking about was the original trilogy, entire aisles of stores were filled with Star Wars action figures in black packages adorned with Kenner logos. This Rey action figure from The Last Jedi looks a lot like those original toys.

Like the originals, the action figure measures 3.75-inches tall and shows Rey as she looked in the new movies during her Jedi training. It comes with two accessories for her to hold – a blue lightsaber, and a blaster.

The figure was originally available exclusively through Walmart, but can be ordered from Entertainment Earth now for $13.99 for delivery in November. That much money would have bought five of the classic Kenner action figures back in the day, and you would have had enough money left over to buy an Orange Julius in the mall.

An Anime Trailer for Star Wars: A New Hope

Anime and Star Wars fans will definitely want to check this out. Russian animator Dmitry Grozov aka “Ahriman” created this impressive anime trailer for A New Hope. I’m not a big fan of anime myself, but no matter what style you draw Star Wars in, Star Wars rocks. I mean, you could draw Star Wars in the style of The Flintstones and it would be a hit. I mean, you could draw it in the style of Star Wars Resistance and… never mind.

Anyway, some crazy Russian created this anime video and it looks like it was all drawn by hand. So this was truly a labor of love. Love for both Star Wars and anime. And a love for Chewbacca’s awesome anime mustache. This animation style really works with John William’s sweeping score and the epic story. I would watch this movie. Although I would expect them to form Voltron at the end and when they didn’t I would be very disappointed.

The characters all look pretty cool, but I think I like the ships and the space stuff the best. You did a great job Dmitry. The force is truly with you. Next time form Voltron. I need to see that in Star Wars.

[via Geekologie]

DIY Star Wars Mouse Droid with Hidden Payload

You know those little mouse droids from Star Wars that zipped around the Death Star? I’m not sure what it is, but I’ve always had a soft spot for these droids. They are just cute. Ali of the Potent Printables likes them too, and is building a working mouse droid.

Ali 3D printed much of the droid, and his version even includes a hidden payload feature behind an automated door. That door hides a scrolling LED sign that can display dumb Star Wars jokes or anything else he wants. The design is modular so that other builders can put in different hidden payloads if they want.

Most of the bot is finished already. At this point, he just needs to do some sanding, painting and outer detailing.You can check out some videos of the build progress on Ali’s Youtube channel.

I love that this droid just opens it’s hatch, lays a bad Star Wars joke on you, and then laughs and runs away. It’s kind of a dick, but also a lovable scamp.

Great job Ali. Now build me a Jawa Sandcrawler Roomba that will not only clean my floor, but occasionally stop and have a mini droid sale.

[via Hackaday]

Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Halloween Costume

This Halloween, earn that candy by playing on people’s emotions. Once they see you in this amazing Han Solo in Carbonite Halloween Costume, they will be transported back to the moment that Han was frozen by Jabba and they will feel sorry for you and just shower you with candy. Like, they will drop whole bags of candy in your trick or treat bag, because it was sad when Han got stuck in the deep freeze.

You don’t even have to go trick or treating in this thing to have some fun on Halloween night either. You can redecorate a front room and turn it into Jabba’s palace, have someone dress up as Jabba the Hutt, while you dress up in this costume and prop yourself on the wall. Heck, you could put on a full reenactment of the movie scenes if you want… ten let the candy flow.

This costume inflates and the mask and gloves are separate pieces. It also has a battery operated fan to keep inflated. If you do wear this and go trick or treating, it will be fun when them friends complain about how cold it is, because you can tell them that at least they aren’t frozen in carbonite.

[via Internet Vs Wallet]

Disneyland Star Wars Cantina Will Serve Booze, Not Droids

Disney is a family-friendly company. At least they try to be. They don’t tolerate people in Donald Duck costumes cursing at theme park visitors or trying to feel them up. Just like they don’t tolerate their movie directors making nasty “jokes” online. But the company isn’t afraid to get you good and drunk so that you part with your money more easily. That seems to be the plan for Disney’s upcoming Star Wars Cantina.

The Oga Cantina in their Star Wars: Edge of the Galaxy park expansion will serve alcoholic cocktails. It opens in 2019 in Disneyland and Disney World. Apparently, they’re going to serve non-alcoholic drinks for kids too. So feel free to take your child to a bar I guess. This is going to be way more overpriced than the movie cantina, but on the upside, it should a hive of scum and villainy with all of that booze flowing.

Disney World has been serving alcoholic drinks inside the park since 2012, so this is nothing new. They also had their failed Pleasure Island project which was getting adults drunk all the way back in 1989.

I hope they have that fat guy behind the bar, and nobody gets their arms chopped off by an old hermit with a lightsaber. Just don’t bring your droid. They don’t serve their kind.

[via Mashable]

You can make your own low-poly sith lord!

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Studio66Design’s Darth Vader and Stormtrooper busts aren’t just a treat to look at, they’re life-size too! Standing at a whopping two feet, these busts are completely made out of paper, in an extremely hypnotic low-poly style.

If you’re a Star Wars geek and love having memorabilia but know exactly how expensive it is, these paper low-poly models are just perfect for you! They come as a paper net and require some assembling (difficulty: moderate) and with just a few hours of work and liberal usage of glue, you’ve got yourself a life-sized paper bust of Lord Vader, in brilliant low-poly glory! There’s a 20% discount if you get yourself the Stormtrooper paper model too!

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Disney’s Streaming Service May Not Offer The Original Star Wars Movies

Just like every other major company and network these days, Disney is launching its own standalone video streaming service. And why not? The company has a large catalog of content. They own Marvel, The Muppets, Star Wars, and have decades worth of their own movies. Unfortunately, there may be a slight problem with showing the original Star Wars trilogy on this streaming service.


Back in 2016, Disney sold exclusive television broadcast rights of the original trilogy, the prequels and four newer films to Turner Broadcasting, and those rights last until 2024. Ooops. Of course, now the company wants the rights back. Disney has already made inquiries about repurchasing those rights, but Turner is resistant. Naturally. They have to get both money and programming that is equal in value to the films. They’ll probably want something extra for the inconvenience too.

Hey Disney, if you were thinking about launching your owns streaming service, you shouldn’t have sold exclusive rights, right? It’s almost like they are making things up as they go along and have no plans – which is also how they seem to be handling the new Star Wars movies, so I guess that’s the case. Disney, what are you thinking these days?

It’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out.

[via Engadget]