Archive for 2010



Best of Star Wars April Fool’s Round Up 2010

StarWars.com Team | April 1, 2010

Wrecked X-wings circa 1942, tauntaun steaks, Jar Jar mystery books? Must be April Fool’s Day! Here’s a roundup of some of the best Star Wars-related jokes that some of you may have accidentally fallen for. Let us know if we missed any!

Star Wars LEGO iPhone AT-Dock

Bonnie Burton | March 29, 2010

Check out this cool iPhone dock created by Chris Harrison.
It’s inspired by AT-AT and AT-ST vehicles, and named AT-Dock.

Read more about it here:
Star Wars LEGO iPhone AT-Dock

“Galactic Empire State of Mind” Music Video

StarWars.com Team | March 29, 2010

Sometimes our fans do something so amazing, that even Darth Vader has to be impressed. The Jedi Masters & Sith Lords over at CollegeHumor.com made this awesome fan movie to the soundtrack of Jay-Z & Alicia Keys “Empire State of Mind.”

There’s a rapping Darth Vader, a singing Princess Leia playing Max Rebo’s keyboard, not to mention some sweet dance moves from various Rebel pilots, Ewoks, stormtroopers and Chewbacca. Even Boba Fett, R2-D2 and C-3PO stop by.

Our lightsabers salute you, College Humor.

WATCH VIDEO: Galactic Empire State of Mind
(via CollegeHumor.com)

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President Obama Buys Star Wars Pop-up Book

StarWars.com Team | March 25, 2010


photo: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Looks like President (Jedi Master) Obama has good taste in kids books — especially those with light-up lightsabers! He was recently in Iowa and purchased Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy by Matthew Reinhart.

Yahoo News reports:

After mentioning an Iowa City bookstore in his health care speech Thursday, President Barack Obama stuck his head in and spent $37 on kids’ books.

The president bought two books for his daughters, 11-year-old Malia and 8-year-old Sasha. He also paid for a “Star Wars” pop-up book for the 6-year-old son of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.

We asked Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy author Matthew Reinhart about the President’s recent book purchase and he told us:

What can I say? He’s got taste! Seriously, its a tremendous honor & delight for this humble pop-up book maker. Just goes to show you how universal Star Wars really is!

MORE PHOTOS:
Obama makes stop at Prairie Lights Books in Iowa City

Read more about the book here:
Inside Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy
(via Starwars.com)

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SOURCE: TheForce.Net

The Droid Birthday Treats You’re Looking For

Bonnie Burton | March 23, 2010

Nothing is yummier than an edible astromech!

bridget {bake at 350} writes:

I made an R2-D2 from candy melts and royal icing. Then, the Star Wars cake was inspired by the lovely multi-colored cakes from Amanda of i am baker. My son said he wanted red and blue layers…something about good and bad lightsabers.

Check out more photos and recipes here:
R2-D2 Cake & Cookie photos

Play it again, Piano Droid!

Bonnie Burton | March 23, 2010

This Clone Wars meets Casablanca mashup art by Rocket Pistol is pure brilliance. Fingers crossed that we get more from this awesome artist! This would be even better as a fan film — HINT HINT.

That’s No Moon! It’s a Melon!

Bonnie Burton | March 23, 2010


Photo by Silverisdead

At your next dinner party, remind your guests who’s in control of the table topics with these Death Star melons!

If Star Wars were an Icelandic Saga

Bonnie Burton | March 21, 2010

Jackson Crawford takes his fandom a step further by re-writing Star Wars as an old Icelandic tale. Most impressive!

Over the next several years, we follow the career of Anakinn as he falls in love with Irish princess Paðéma after killing her father at the Battle of Confey, and his mentor Víga-Óbívan continues to encourage him to betray Falfaðinn, the King of Kóruskantborg. Eventually Falfaðinn learns of Víga-Óbívan’s duplicity and exiles him. Víga-Óbívan returns to Tattúínárdalr, and Anakinn is conflicted when he learns that Paðéma has been in league with Víga-Óbívan and sails to Tattúínárdalr with him.

However, Anakinn is loyal to his oaths to King Falfaðinn and remains with him in Kóruskantborg, where he rises to great honor in the service of the king and is the recipient of many good gifts. He also begins the planning of the construction of the great ship Dauðastjarna, which when completed will be the crown jewel of Falfaðinn’s fleet, and will hold a crew large enough to sack a city single-handedly. Because of his great skill in hunting, Anakinn is now known to most as Veiðari-Anakinn, “hunter-Anakinn,” or often simply Veiðari.

Back in Tattúínárdalr, Paðéma gives birth to twins, Lúkr and Leia, before dying from her grief at having betrayed her husband. One of the most memorable lines in the saga is given to her on her deathbed:

Þá mælti Paðéma: “Þeim var ek verst er ek unna mest.” (2)

Read the entire entry here:
Tattúínárdœla saga

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SOURCE: ClubJade

Canadian Collectors — Give Feedback for Charity

Pete Vilmur | March 19, 2010

JediNews recently posted a survey for Canadian collectors to submit feedback on Hasbro’s Star Wars toy line in Canada . Each entry will benefit the Starlight Foundation in Canada — here’s the word from the site:

Participate in our STAR WARS Online Survey and share your feedback on the STAR WARS brand in Canada!

To thank you for your time, HASBRO CANADA and JEDINEWS.CA will donate 1 STAR WARS toy for every survey completed to the Starlight Foundation of Canada.

Only one survey per email address may be submitted.

This is exclusive to Canadian collectors so if you live outside Canada you will not be able to proceed with the survey. Canadian fans can head here for more details.

Cute Yoda Hair Clip Craft

Bonnie Burton | March 19, 2010

Crafty fan Amanda Jean not only makes her own adorkable crafts she shows you how to make them too!

Yoda Hair Clip Craft

Chewbacca and a Jawa Hair Clip Craft