A ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ VR game is coming later this year

Disney has form when it comes to turning its theme park attractions into movies, but what about a movie that’s become a theme park attraction becoming a VR game? That’s the pitch for Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, which was announced by ILM...

Star Wars Space Slug Desk Organizer: The Pencil Strikes Back

Did you know the giant space slug that lived inside that asteroid in The Empire Strikes Back was called an Exogorth? Me either. You learn something new every day. Well, now you can have your very own Exogorth to keep on your desktop.

The guys at prop company Regal Robot created this awesome sculpture of the massive monster as it pokes its head out of its rocky home attempting to eat whatever might land in its gaping mouth. The resin desk organizer is based on detailed scan of the original movie prop Exogorth, and each one is meticulously handpainted. Of course what really makes it all come together is the Millennium Falcon pencil topper which makes it look like Han and Chewie’s ship is beating a hasty retreat from almost certain doom.

The Space Slug desk organizer is a really special collectible for an Star Wars fan, and is available for $99 from Regal Robot. And remember, the next time you see a cave in a science fiction movie, there’s a pretty good chance there’s a nasty creature living inside of it, so it’s probably not the best place to hide.

Millennium Falcon Cutting Board: Punch (and Chop) It Chewie!

The Millennium Falcon is best known for its ability to do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. But did you know it’s also good for cutting parsnips? Or chopping onions? Or julienning carrots? Well, it is if you pick up this Millennium Falcon cutting board from Promi Design.

This $50 cutting board the perfect addition to any Star Wars geek’s kitchen, and would look awesome alongside your X-Wing Fighter knife set and R2-D2 measuring cups. I don’t know if Chewbacca’s knife skills are as sharp as his bowcaster skills, but I do know he’d do a pretty good job ripping turkey bones out of their sockets, so he’d still make a good sous chef. Even if you don’t chop too much stuff in your kitchen, this wooden cutting board will look great sitting on your counter, or hanging on your wall from the attached leather handle.

The Millennium Falcon cutting board is made from glued solid woods, and measures 14.5″ x 10.6″ x 0.8″, which is way smaller than I remember the actual Falcon being. Though this one only needs to be big enough to hold some tomatoes, so I guess that’s okay. Honestly, the only thing keeping me from ordering one of these right now is that it has to ship all the way from Lithuania, and that could take quite some time to arrive these days. If only this thing had Hyperdrive.

 

This week’s best deals: Echo Show 5, Star Wars Instant Pots and more

The first full week of May brought a number of deals on home tech and mobile devices. Those on the market for a smaller Echo device with a screen can still snag the Echo Show 5 for $50 and the Show 8 for $80. Star Wars fans with a soft spot for slow...

Baby Yoda Gets a Chia Pet Space Stroller

Who doesn’t love Baby Yoda? He’s adorable, inquisitive, and a little badass. We also don’t know anything about where he came from or why he has his abilities, which makes him a bit mysterious. Eventually, I’m sure these things will be revealed, and hopefully he’ll continue to be as cute as the day we first laid eyes on him. But even if he does eventually grow up to look like Original Yoda, you can keep his youthful spirit alive right on your desktop with The Child Chia Pet.

It looks just like the Baby Yoda we all know and love, except this little guy is terracotta orange instead of green. Once your plants have sprouted, The Child will be nestled snug as a bug in a rug beneath a living green blanket.

The set includes the Baby Yoda planter, along with enough Chia seeds for three plantings, which will reach their potential in a week or two. Entertainment Earth is taking pre-orders for The Child Chia Pet for $19.99, with orders starting to ship this July. Here, this is the way.

[via Geekologie]

Baby Yoda Gets a Chia Pet Space Stroller

Who doesn’t love Baby Yoda? He’s adorable, inquisitive, and a little badass. We also don’t know anything about where he came from or why he has his abilities, which makes him a bit mysterious. Eventually, I’m sure these things will be revealed, and hopefully he’ll continue to be as cute as the day we first laid eyes on him. But even if he does eventually grow up to look like Original Yoda, you can keep his youthful spirit alive right on your desktop with The Child Chia Pet.

It looks just like the Baby Yoda we all know and love, except this little guy is terracotta orange instead of green. Once your plants have sprouted, The Child will be nestled snug as a bug in a rug beneath a living green blanket.

The set includes the Baby Yoda planter, along with enough Chia seeds for three plantings, which will reach their potential in a week or two. Entertainment Earth is taking pre-orders for The Child Chia Pet for $19.99, with orders starting to ship this July. Here, this is the way.

[via Geekologie]

Unleash the force with products designed to fulfill every Star Wars fan’s dream!

Once a day, every year, we officially have the right to geek out over Star Wars and showcase our nerdy self starting with breakfast at Admiral Ackbar’s Snack Bar, sipping on your R2 -Decaf and binge-watching the series in the order of your choosing – be it chronological, as per the release, Ernst Rister order or the Machete order for the prequel haters (I arguably fall in this category and I totally support it!) To be honest, we rarely need a chance to show off our love for Star Wars, wouldn’t it be cool if we could make this series a part of our life with usable functionality to boot! This collection is designed to highlight selectively designed products that merge functionality, fantasy, and support you with the force when you need it!

Designed taking inspiration from Star Wars’ Imperial Tie Fighters, Kenneth Cobonpue’s armchair literally turns conceptual interstellar aircraft design into furniture design! The chair comes with a welded aluminum pipe frame, with woven polyethylene cord to give it its appearance of an Imperial Tie Fighter jet. The chair’s design is slightly modified for comfort and stability, but to a large degree, it resembles the jet, with its large, hexagonal wings that also double up as armrests/legs, and a body at the center which forms the chair’s seat and backrest. Available in black as well as off-white, the chairs are quite literally a spitting image of those jets, and make a great addition to any Star Wars fan’s living space!

The Alhazen lamp is a play on the Lightsaber and uses acrylic optics to disperse light, much like most lightsaber toys and prototypes do. Designed by Saif Faisal who wanted a lamp that was both cool and practical at the same time, the Alhazen takes the lightsaber and changes a few key details to make it look like a prop from Star Wars, but also have a character of its own. The lamp is made from a wooden base that holds the lighting element, and the lighting element itself, comprising a handle, a hollow acrylic tube with an LED-strip, and an acrylic plug that sits on the top. Switch the LEDs on and the frosted acrylic diffuses them, while its edge-lighting properties allow it to glow from top to bottom like a lightsaber does.

The Samsung X Star Wars POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum is by far the coolest one to date. These nifty little vacuums come in a choice of either a Stormtrooper or Darth Vader façade. I think you’ll be opting for the Darth Vader version though – with built-in Bluetooth connectivity and an onboard speaker system, it seems like a clear winner here. Boasting a suction power of 10 watts, these vacuums really do have the force, but not the one you’re thinking of, the POWERbot has CycloneForce technology, really sucking up anything in its path.

Pierre Hardy’s Vibe Sneakers, for instance, are a perfect embodiment of that aesthetic, with its jagged zebra-esque design that gives the shoes heavy dynamism and contrast, making them absolutely eye-catching and jaw-dropping. Built with a gum sole and a calf-leather upper, the Vibe sneakers from Pierre Hardy are luxury and style wrapped in a singular package. Creating an edgy contrast with the racy geometric stripes, the Vibe’s patterns actually draw inspiration from sound waves, which are translated onto the shoe’s body by pairing leather cuts all the way from the bottom to the very top.

Onnit’s kettlebells that come in rather realistic sculpted cast-iron, modeled using the heads of Darth Vader, The Imperial Stormtrooper, and Boba Fett. The idea behind using masked characters for the kettlebells not only makes for easier molding (imagine how annoyingly detailed a Chewbacca kettlebell would need to be), but also lends a certain gravitas and badass nature to the weights. The kettlebells also weigh in an increasing order of importance, with Boba Fett weighing in at 50 pounds, to the Stormtrooper being 60 pounds, and mister Vader weighing 70 pounds.

How does Vader like his tea? Burning hot! Although he doesn’t complain if it’s Luke-warm either… The Fowndry’s hilarious, quirky kettle pays tribute to one of cinema’s most popular villains. Designed with a silhouette that uncannily resembles Vader’s helmet, the Darth Vader Kettle comes made in Stainless Steel and Plastic, has a 1.7L capacity, and a whistle that the creators describe as being powerful enough to “awaken the Force”! We’re loving every bit of the adaptation, especially the handle that was designed to resemble the grip of Darth Vader’s lightsaber.

You know a fantasy series is truly iconic when a legendary cookware brand deviates from its standard design to dedicate an entire series for it! Take Le Creuset’s line of latest Star Wars equipment makes this is a must-have for every fan. Afterall this is the easiest way to showcase your love for Star Wars and ensure your cookware stands apart from the crowd.

Your gadgets and your favorite series should go hand in hand. The Cable Guy’s Darth Vader stands at a full eight inches high with his hands out in front of him, ready to receive your device. Simply rest your smartphone on the forearms. When you do so, this Darth Vader dock will ensure that your important electronics stay securely in place. You can use it to hold your phone while you watch a show, or you can simply keep it up off your desk with this Darth Vader phone dock. What’s better than having Darth Vader on hold with your gadgets while you work your way to them!

The X-Wing Knife Block has a way of making your knives look menacingly futuristic. With the ability to dock 5 knives, the X-Wing inspired block takes knife blades and uses them as laser-turrets. Can it knock enemy spaceships out of the sky? No, but it can julienne vegetables, pretty well!

The BB-8 Coffee Mug is the perfect mug to kick off any day. What better way to showcase your love for this adorable bot while sipping your coffee and gathering some force on the days you need the boost to keep you working!

Disney confirms Star Wars series from ‘Russian Doll’ co-creator

Disney is making the most out of May the 4th (aka Star Wars Day) beyond a Mandalorian documentary and streaming Rise of Skywalker. On top of a new movie from Taika Waititi, the company has confirmed reports of a Disney+ Star Wars series from Russian...