Archive for 2010



Lobot Speaks in the StarWars.com Soundboards

StarWars.com Team | May 19, 2010

In case you missed it last Friday, the StarWars.com Soundboards updated with an entry for Lobot, the mute Cloud City operative who works behind the scenes for the scheming Lando Calrissian. Think Lobot’s a strange fit for the Soundboards? Perhaps, but we’ve asked StarWars.com’s senior designer Craig Drake, a vintage synth musician when he’s not designing cool Empire Strikes Back landing pages, a few questions about his Lobot “speak”:

So, why give Lobot a voice?
“Let’s face it, Lobot is the man!… er… man-droid… er cyborg. He’s the unsung Cloud City hero. I’m sure most Lobot fans have been curious about his silent yet effective methods over the years. This was a chance to bring them to light without unmasking too much of his mystery.”

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AT-AT Wedding Cake!

Bonnie Burton | May 17, 2010

Just when you thought that infamous Dead Tauntaun Cake was the best bit of Star Wars fandom to ever invade a wedding, here comes the toppled AT-AT wedding cake with Ewok cupcakes!

This toppled AT-AT is one of my favorite cakes to date. I love the mini Admiral Ackbar and Mon Mothma but I think maybe the topper are the Ewok cupcakes that accompany this masterpiece. The bride, Rebecca Dudeiros, says that this cake wasn’t even made in a bakery. She had her buddy (a pastry chef herself though) Teresa Ulrich do it custom for her.

Read more about this awesome cake here:
Awesome Star Wars Wedding Cake
(via BridePop.com)

Artistic Fans Wish George Lucas Happy Birthday!

StarWars.com Team | May 14, 2010


(art by Leah Mangue)

In honor of the 66th birthday of The Maker AKA George Lucas, our Star Wars Twitter was jam-packed full of messages from fans wishing him a happy birthday, along with impressive art by some very creative fans!

Here’s some of our faves!


(art by Jedishua)


(art by Jeff Lassiter)

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Ryder Windham Empire Presentation for Rhode Islanders

Pete Vilmur | May 13, 2010

Rhode Island fans may want to drop by Rochambeau Library of Providence on Saturday, May 15 to check out author Ryder Windham’s presentation of rare Empire imagery, an event which also includes a visit from the 501st Legion. Here’s some details from provlib.org:

Ryder Windham, author of over sixty Star Wars and Indiana Jones books, will make a presentation of rare photographs and illustrations related to Empire, and also reveal how vintage Star Wars toys, comic books, and comic strips helped shape our memories of the movie.

If you own books by Ryder Windham, bring them along and he will be happy to sign them for you. We will also be giving away signed souvenirs.

Get details at provlib.org.

DIY Star Wars Fingernail Designs!

Bonnie Burton | May 11, 2010

Show off your love for Star Wars with nails worthy of the Empire.

All you have to do is take your passion for nail design and mix a little bit of Star Wars in it. Transform your nails to resemble a white stormtrooper or the evil lord Darth Vader.

Begin with a coat of transparent nail enamel. If you have decided to sport a stormtrooper design on your nail, then apply a coat of white nail polish. On this, you could gently paint on the facial features of the trooper using a black shade. Top it off with a dry fast top coat.

It is extremely simple to do and the reaction you get from your Star Wars crazed boyfriend, or husband, will make you feel like their prized possession. You may even be invited to celebrate the day with them. Go Girl Power!!!

There is a lot you can do with Star Wars on your nails. You can sport multiple characters on your nails and transform them into a style statement.

Read more here:
Paint Your Nails the Star Wars Way

Scott PilgrimStar Wars Fan Poster

Bonnie Burton | May 11, 2010

Fans of the hit comic book series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O’Malley, have a new movie to look forward to this year by Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright.

The story of Scott Pilgrim has lovable sidekicks, epic battles and a girl worth fighting for — so of course, a talented fan had to make a Star Wars poster to commemorate the upcoming movie.

Check put this awesome poster by comic book artist Joe Bowen!

Most impressive indeed….

Read more about the upcoming movie Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.

Free Comic Book Day & Simpsons Slave Leia

StarWars.com Team | April 30, 2010

Just in case you didn’t know, May 1 is Free Comic Book Day! Head over to your local comic book shop and pick up free comics of G.I. Joe, Iron Man, Thor, Mouse Guard, Fraggle Rock, Shrek, The Simpsons, Toy Story, The Tick and more.

While there’s no Star Wars or Clone Wars comics offered for Free Comic Book Day, Bongo Comics has a free Simpsons comic where we get to see another side of Principal Skinner that might not be what you expect.

Star Wars Afghanistan Stability Chart

StarWars.com Team | April 30, 2010

The military encapsulates the solution to all of our problems in Afghanistan with one simple PowerPoint slide. So leave it to Jon Stewart to explain the highly confusing Afghanistan Stability Chart by dropping in a few Star Wars references.

WATCH VIDEO: The Daily Show: Afghanistan Stability Chart

Deftones Singer Chino Moreno Talks Star Wars

StarWars.com Team | April 27, 2010


Recently, ARTISTdirect.com interviewed Deftones frontman Chino Moreno about his new record, as well as his cinematic influences including Star Wars.

ARTISTdirect.com: How important is Star Wars to you?

Moreno: It’s pretty…important, man. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t. That movie really made me feel like there’s way bigger sh*t going on than all of this, you know? I still believe that. As a kid, that made it seem like the earth is just so small and there’s so much more out there. I got wide-eyed as a kid, and I still just love it.

The Empire Strikes Back is my favorite. That sh*t always puts me in a good mood. My favorite scene is probably when they get to Cloud City. Darth Vader’s already there. Lando sells them out. You’re just like, “Woah! That’s…sick.”

I love how clean everything looked and the aesthetic. Everything was white. Princess Leia was all dressed up, and it showed that there’s decadence in space too [Laughs]. It’s rad. All of it is great. It’s dope when the Millennium Falcon goes through the asteroid and into the monster’s mouth!

Read the full interview here:
Chino Moreno of Deftones: “Primal, sexual and bloody romantic, maybe Blade Runner?” (via Artistdirect.com)

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SOURCE: Blabbermouth

James Marsters & His Intergalactic Fans

StarWars.com Team | April 23, 2010


Actor James Marsters, best known as Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, as well as his work on Torchwood, Smallville, and Caprica, also played the short-lived character Captain Argyus on The Clone Wars.

We’ve reported before about his appreciation for stormtrooper armor, so seeing him posing with members from The 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion, warms our Imperial hearts!

Read our interview with Marsters here:
James Marsters Talks Clone Wars
(via StarWars.com)

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SOURCE: James Marsters Official Facebook