Archive for 2010



The Droid Art You’re Looking For By Jeff Soto

StarWars.com Team | June 25, 2010

If you love Gonk the Power Droid, and dig artists like Jeff Soto, and collect Star Wars art — you’re in luck! Well, you were in luck. This awesome print called “Scrap Yard Power Droid” by Jeff Soto is a hand-numbered 24″ x 36″ screen print; printed by D&L Screen Printing; and limited to 350. And SOLD OUT! Doh!

But don’t worry, more awesome Star Wars prints from Mondo are on the way!

Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael writes:

Mondo is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Lucasfilm LTD for a completely licensed and official Star Wars poster series. We have been secretly working on this for over a year, but we are finally ready to unveil the first in a series of original, limited-edition screen-printed posters.

First up in the series is Jeff Soto with a GNK Power Droid or, as he is known to most people, Gonk.

The print is now sold out! Thanks to everyone who ordered one. We are very excited about this new series. This is just the beginning. If you missed out on the poster today, we will have some for sale tonight at the Mondo shop at 1120 S. Lamar Blvd. in Austin, TX. Super-limited quantities.

This is what artist Jeff Soto said about his print:

Star Wars was a pretty big deal for me as a kid. I was only 2 when the movie came out, and I can’t even remember if I saw it or not in the theater. The characters and story were known to many of us mainly from the toys! The toys! Oh they were wonderful, and we played with them for hours (and wore out the BEST and Sears catalogue)!

One of my favorite action figures was the Power Droid, and I didn’t really know much about the little guy, but for some reason he (I pictured it being male for some reason) captivated my imagination. I realized at some time that he’s barely even in the movie, which added to his mystique.

Over the years he functioned as the worn out, floppy-legged power supply for numerous Transformers, GI Joe’s and Construx. He is small and cute, and found a place in my childhood heart. I still have the little guy. This piece is an ode to the Power Droid!

Read more about this print here:
Mondo Presents: STAR WARS! First Poster On Sale Now!

You can find more Mondo prints & posters here.

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Stumbling Upon Empire Strikes Back at Elstree Studios

StarWars.com Team | June 25, 2010

With The Empire Strikes Back celebrating its 30th Anniversary, many of our Star Wars fans have been sharing their childhood memories of one of their favorite films of the saga.

Star Wars artist David Rabbitte sent us this awesome story of how as a kid he stumbled upon Elstree Studios when Empire was being made!

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mc chris Tours in Star Wars Style

StarWars.com Team | June 25, 2010


photos by mc chris

It’s no secret that rapper mc chris is a big fan of Star Wars. In fact, as a youngling he used to nap with R2-D2!

So when mc chris goes on tour, there’s bound to be stormtroopers close by. If you can’t see him sing in person, you can pretend to be a part of his Imperial entourage as he posts updates on Twitter.

He also posts photos of the 501st Legion stormtroopers, fellow Star Wars fans wearing Force fashions, Star Wars collectibles and comics!

Check out some of our favorite photos from mc chris’ tour!



Best photo booth photo ever!

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Fan-Made Grievous Costume Creeps Us Out!

Bonnie Burton | June 23, 2010

This may be the coolest and creepiest fan-made costume of General Grievous yet. I’m not sure if it’s the impressive costume or the fact that it’s filmed in someone’s living room, but I can’t help but wonder how many people this would freak out if they crossed paths with him in a dark alley.

Eindrucksvoll, Rick!

WATCH VIDEO: Rick’s General Grievous… German…

WATCH VIDEO: Rick’s General Grievous Kostüm-Suit

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SOURCE: Great White Snark

Dignified C-3PO & Chewbacca Portraits!

Bonnie Burton | June 22, 2010

Whenever I watch that scene in A New Hope where C-3PO and R2-D2 get kicked out of the Mos Eisley Cantina, and I wonder if C-3PO was wearing a derby hat if he would have gotten a Blue Milk?

If Chewbacca wore a monocle, would Leia really rather kiss a dapper Wookiee? (I know I would!)

I’m not the only one who wonders these things. Luckily, artist Greg Peliz put these ponderings into rather dignified Star Wars character portraits of C-3PO, Chewbacca (based on the original dapper Chewie painting by artist Robert Mackenzie), and Boba Fett.

Star Wars Couture Force Fashion?

Bonnie Burton | June 22, 2010

Say what you will about Darth Vader, the guy knew how to make a fashion statement. Illustrator John Woo not only understood the power of dark side threads, he decided to give some of the most well-known characters in the Star Wars galaxy a high fashion makeover.

Hong Kong-based illustrator John Woo presents his latest series of works, dubbed He Wears It. The series takes on an obvious theme, highlights key characters from the Star Wars film franchise and decking them out in today’s more hyped brands. Featured brands include the likes of COMME des GARCONS, Viktor & Rolf, Supreme, visvim, Maison Martin Margiela, Thom Browne and Band of Outsiders.

Read more about it here:
Star Wars: He Wears It by John Woo
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Make-A-Wish Millennium Falcon

StarWars.com Team | June 22, 2010

Geekologie reports:
Brandon of Little Mountain Productions recently helped build this Millennium Falcon play-fort topper for 9-year old Christopher as part of a Make-A-Wish Foundation wish-granting.

We are delivering this to 9 year old Christopher tomorrow with Make-A-Wish. This will top off his new play fort in his back yard. It even has solar powered LED interior and exterior lighting.

Read more about it here:
Geekologie Reader Helps Build Millennium Falcon Play Fort For Make-A-Wish Foundation

Limited Empire Pins Benefit Charity

Pete Vilmur | June 22, 2010

The Washington DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) is proud to announce their fourth bi-annual charity lapel pin sale.

The 2010 pin features Luke Skywalker on his tauntaun with DCSWCC’s signature Washington Monument in the background, in honor of the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. Fourth in DCSWCC’s series of high-quality cloisonne lapel pins, officially sanctioned by Lucasfilm Ltd., each pin is individually stamped and numbered on the back. Only 1000 will ever be made.

All proceeds from the sales of this pin benefit the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation, the hospital housing provider for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland. DCSWCC’s support this year will be directed toward military families with critically ill children at BIT’s “House on the Bay” in Ocean City, Maryland. For more information about Believe in Tomorrow, visit their website at http://www.believeintomorrow.org.

DCSWCC has a rich history of supporting children’s charities in the Washington DC region. Their previous charity pins featured Yoda, Chewbacca, and Boba Fett, and netted over $17,000 for DC Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Inn at NIH, and the Aluminum Cans for Burned Children Program.

To order your Luke on tauntaun pin, visit http://store.dcswcc.org today!

DCSWCC is one of the largest and most active collecting clubs in America, with over 60 members. The club meets monthly and holds special events throughout the year such as socials, picnics, and “Roadshow” appraisal events. For more information, visit the club website at http://www.dcswcc.org.

Seth Green Makes Star Wars Pancakes

StarWars.com Team | June 17, 2010

Looks like fans everywhere including our favorite geektastic newlyweds — actors Seth Green and Clare Grant — are adding a bit of the Empire to their breakfasts with the new Star Wars pancake molds from Williams-Sonoma.

After tying the knot a little more than a month ago, Seth Green and Clare Grant aren’t working on perfecting their marriage. They have bigger, tastier things to worry about – like making perfect pancakes.

“What we’ve been doing a lot of is trying to perfect – we got all of those Star Wars pancake molds from Williams-Sonoma for our wedding – so we’ve been perfecting the art of pancakes,” Grant told People at a benefit for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation on Sunday. “It’s not as easy as it sounds.”

Read full story here:
Seth Green and New Wife Focus on the “Art of Pancakes”

Learn more about the Star Wars Pancake Molds from Williams-Sonoma.

RECAP: Super Shogun Stormtrooper Launch Party

StarWars.com Team | June 17, 2010

This weekend the Super Shogun Stormtrooper launch party at the Super7 store in San Francisco, fans and collectors were there in full “Force.”

Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion kept the crowd entertained as they waited in line to get a stormtrooper token figure for the raffle to win a Super Shogun Stormtrooper.

The Super7 store was decked out with multiple Shogun Stormtrooper boxes, prototypes of the Shogun Stormtrooper and vintage Star Wars toys.

WATCH VIDEO: Stormtroopers guard Super7 Store

WATCH VIDEO: Super Shogun Stormtrooper



Super Shogun Stormtrooper Boxes


Super Shogun Stormtrooper Prototypes


Super Shogun Stormtrooper Prototypes

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