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Star Wars Lucha Libre Masks

StarWars.com Team | May 5, 2013

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It’s Cinco de Mayo, but it’s also the day after May the 4th. You may still be feeling the need to celebrate Star Wars today, but don’t know how. Fear not; there is a way to make Cinco de Mayo strong with the Force.

Ever wonder what it would be like to see a tag-team wrestling match with Darth Vader and Darth Maul against Boba Fett and General Grievous? We do too, and better yet, they should be wearing Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) masks!

Lucha Libre masks hold special meaning for the luchadores who wear them. The masks represent animals, legendary heroes and ancient gods. The luchador never reveals his true identity by taking off his mask or he could be disqualified from a match. Even when luchadores retire, they often still wear their masks in public.

Here’s what we think Star Wars luchadores masks should look like, illustrated by Star Wars artist Randy Martinez. Print them out and wear them for fun!

Download and print out these luchadores masks:

May the 4th Return of the Jedi Revival at the Egyptian Theatre

StarWars.com Team | May 4, 2013

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Thirty years ago this month, Return of the Jedi made its debut at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. It seems only fitting then that on May the 4th, a.k.a. Star Wars Day, fans have been celebrating the beloved film’s landmark anniversary at the very same place it was first seen by an audience. As Darth Vader once said, “The circle is now complete.”

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The Force Is Strong with Them: Announcing the Winners of We Love Fine’s “Dark Side Design” Contest

StarWars.com Team | May 4, 2013

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In February, We Love Fine, purveyors of some of the Internet’s most inventive and creative fan-made tees, asked designers to call on the power of the dark side for their Dark Side Design Contest. The theme of the contest: submit T-shirt designs featuring only Sith, bounty hunters, and other scum and villainy of the Star Wars universe. Fans embraced the challenge, and now the winners — selected by a panel of guest celebrity judges — can be revealed!

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Chewbacca Gets a Job at MTV

StarWars.com Team | May 3, 2013

This May the 4th, Chewie trades his co-pilot duties for a job in the MTV offices. Next week he’ll be moving in next door to Snooki & JWoww.

Win Darth Malgus Statue in GameStop’s May the 4th Sweepstakes

StarWars.com Team | May 1, 2013

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For fans of the hit MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic, there is a contest that’s strong with the (dark side) of the Force: GameStop is giving away a life-size Darth Malgus statue and more!

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Chronicle Books May the 4th Virtual Chat

StarWars.com Team | May 1, 2013

Join Lucasfilm Executive Editor Jonathan Rinzler in conversation with authors Jeffrey Brown (Vader’s Little Princess) and Daniel Wallace (Book of Sith), and be sure to enter Chronicle Books’ May the 4th giveaway!

StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: April 26, 2013

StarWars.com Team | April 26, 2013

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Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed this week!

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Top 10 Ways to Celebrate May the 4th

StarWars.com Team | April 25, 2013

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May the 4th is approaching faster than an Ewok on a runaway speeder bike — are you ready? Just in case you’re in need of some inspiration, StarWars.com has compiled a list of 10 fun ways you can celebrate your love of a galaxy far, far away.

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Save the Date: Chronicle Books Virtual Chat

StarWars.com Team | April 17, 2013

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Have a question for the authors? Submit it in the comments for a chance to have your question answered live and be entered to win a signed copy of one of the books!

Tell Me the Odds: VegasInsider.com’s This Is Madness Predictions

StarWars.com Team | April 2, 2013

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Chris David, sports editorial director for VegasInsider.com, the global leader in sports gaming information, has weighed in on the final rounds of This Is Madness, the Star Wars character bracket tournament.

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