Archive for 2010



Lightsaber Battle on My Life As Liz

StarWars.com Team | February 23, 2010

It’s not every day we get to see a cool fangirl have a lightsaber battle with her best friend while wearing an awesome Ackbar T-shirt.

Tune into the latest episode of MTV’s My Life As Liz, and you can see just that! Liz Lee gives us a glimpse of what life is like when you feel like a square peg at the Death Star known as high school, and a mean girl named Cori could give Darth Vader a run for his money.

We love that Liz shows off her geek cred in every episode whether it be in her fashion sense (we want to raid her T-shirt collection!) or her love for sci-fi and comics.

May the Force Be With You, Liz!

WATCH VIDEO:
My Life As Liz: A Prom To Remember Part 1

Clone Wars Cake!

Bonnie Burton | February 23, 2010

This Clone Wars cake by Marj Jenkins may be the tastiest tribute ever!

A dessert designed for an intergalactic celebration – vanilla cake layered with chocolate and raspberry buttercream filling. The entire cake is covered in blue and black buttercream swirled together to resemble deep space. The clone trooper helmet made of Rice Krispie Treats and covered in fondant is an extra little treat for the two birthday boys who shared this cake.

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SOURCE: The Icing on the Cake Blog

More Lightsaber Chopsticks Coming Soon From Koto

Pete Vilmur | February 19, 2010

One Toy Fair booth that wasn’t shy about showing its Star Wars spirit was Kotobukiya, who devoted an entire wall to their line of Star Wars chopsticks. While casual passersby might be dazzled by Koto’s Star Wars utensil utopia, those few of us savvy enough to inspect their display cases off to the side discovered the next three entries in the lightsaber chopsticks line — Mace Windu, Luke Skywalker (Episode VI), and Darth Maul. Maul’s have the added feature of attaching together at the hilts like the Sith Lord’s movie version. These look to be available this summer. Check the pics after the jump for details!

Darth Maul

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Opee Sea Creature Attacks Lady Gaga!

StarWars.com Team | February 18, 2010

Let’s see, where have we seen that monster sharing the stage with Lady Gaga before?

Is it just us, or is Lady Gaga’s monster prop look a LOT like the Opee Sea Creature from The Phantom Menace?

More images from Lady Gaga’s “Monster’s Ball” tour here:
Lady Gaga kicks off “The Monster Ball” in Manchester!
(via OhNoTheyDidn’t)
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UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Lady Gaga “Paparazzi” monster in action!

Comic Images at Toy Fair

Pete Vilmur | February 16, 2010

C-3PO plush backpack

Comic Images had a lot of nifty new plushes to show off at Toy Fair this year, including two backpacks that, in retrospect, seem like no-brainers: a C-3PO in pieces (as he was carried around by Chewbacca in Empire) and a Boba Fett rocket pack. We just know there’s got to be a Yoda in Dagobah pack somewhere on the horizon!

There’s some great new plush figures as well, including a stormtrooper (with limited 501st and pink charity editions) and large-scale Vader, Chewbacca, and Yoda. Check out our full set of images here!

Boba Fett plush rocket backpack

Jabba, You’re a Wonderful Cake

Bonnie Burton | February 16, 2010

Nothing says “Happy Birthday” like a Hutt covered in frosting. Check out this awesome Jabba the Hutt cake that would make any fan’s birthday wish come true.

This is my birthday cake this year — Jabba the Hutt. A friend of the family kindly made this for us and I think she did a fantastic job (she also made my iPhone cake 3 years ago). My four-year-old son likes Jabba’s son Rotta and requested that the cake have Jabba and Rotta hugging, so that’s what we did. Jabba is made of chocolate cake, chocolate fudge, and fondant.

I have an extensive collection of Jabba-related items (toys, collectibles, etc) that I have been cataloging on my blog.

And if you like Jabba the Hutt, you REALLY should follow that blog. It’s Huttastic!

More images here:
Jabba the Hutt Birthday Cake

Bristol Lightsaber Flashmob!

Bonnie Burton | February 16, 2010

You know what would make a boring visit to the mall more exciting? A gigantic lightsaber battle!

If you were in Bristol over the weekend, that’s exactly what you got.
Our fans rock!

WATCH VIDEO: Bristol Lightsaber Flashmob

WATCH VIDEO: Flashmob: Bristol’s Biggest Lightsaber Fight: Cabot Circus

Cool LEGO Toy Fair Swag

Pete Vilmur | February 16, 2010

While I was dazzled with the great new entries to the LEGO Star Wars line I previewed at their Toy Fair booth today, the biggest take-away for me — literally — was a slick promotional book and exclusive white Boba Fett LEGO mini-fig!

The book, which features a die-cut spot-varnish Vader cover, contains LEGO’s current and coming releases for 2010, presented on heavy gloss cardstock pages. The binding is so tight that to photograph them I had to stick my fingers in the photos (apologies!).

Another exclusive, although I wasn’t clear that it’s limited to Toy Fair, is the white Boba Fett mini fig, appearing as the bounty hunter did before designers decided to give him the bang-up Empire deco we’re familiar with. A great pair of items that is sure to have the LEGO Star Wars collectors calling their Toy Fair contacts!

Check out the rest of the images after the jump!

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LEGO Clone Turbo Tank and More at Toy Fair

Pete Vilmur | February 16, 2010

The LEGO booth at Toy Fair had some great upcoming releases on display, including the Clone Turbo Tank, Hoth Wampa Set, Plo Koon’s Starfighter and more. Many current releases were also showcased, all of which you can see in our StarWarsShop announcement here. We’ve got a couple press photos and a few snapshots from the LEGO booth, which promises some great additions to the LEGO Star Wars series this year! Look for most of these new sets this August.

Check our full set of LEGO images after the jump (and also see our StarWars.com coverage with new imagery here)!

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Hasbro Comic Two-Packs for 2010

StarWars.com Team | February 16, 2010

Before heading back to the Toy Fair floor today, we wanted to share a couple upcoming releases that were attached to the tail-end of Hasbro’s Star Wars presentation last weekend, but weren’t on display in their showroom (at least we don’t think they were — we’ll have to check our photos).

As a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive this year, the Darth Maul and Owen Lars Comic 2-Pack will be available with a reprint of a Star Wars: Visionaries comic. These will also be available through Hasbro’s site and StarWarsShop.com.

For Celebration V in August, a second comic 2-pack including Camie and Fixer from the Star Wars: Empire comic (and the cut Tatooine scenes from A New Hope) will be available, also through Hasbro and StarWarsShop. Could a womp rat be far behind?