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Keep the Han in Hanukkah!

StarWars.com Team | December 20, 2011

We love this awesome fan-made image of Han celebrating Hanukkah!

While you celebrate Hanukkah this year, be sure to include R2-D2 in on the festivities by making this easy Droidel Papercraft!

Darth Vader Conducts Christmas Choir Flash Mob

StarWars.com Team | December 16, 2011

College students can feel extra stressful during final exams week, and sometimes it takes a Sith Lord to put it all in perspective. This week at Algonquin College in Ontario, the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir performed a “Carol of the Bells” flash mob conducted none other than by Darth Vader himself to put students in the festive spirit.

WATCH VIDEO: Darth Vader Conducts Christmas Choir Flash Mob

Inspired by the Christmas Food Court Flash Mob Hallelujah Chorus, the Television Broadcasting students at Algonquin College wanted to showcase the new Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence by lightening the mood with the help of the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir and Darth Vader. Please note: Lord Vader is not enrolled or on faculty at Algonquin.

Well played Darth Vader, well played.

Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars Day

StarWars.com Team | December 15, 2011

Last year to show support for a little girl named Katie who was bullied for liking Star Wars, fans everywhere wore their Star Wars shirts to show support for “May The Force Be With Katie Day.”

This year, on Dec. 16, Katie’s mom urges fans to show off their Star Wars pride by wearing a Star Wars shirt — but to also consider donating a Star Wars gift to toy drives with the condition that it can go to a boy OR a girl, not just a boy! This helps spread the word that Star Wars is for both girls and boys!

Read more about this special event here:
Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars Day

Carrie Goldman (Katie’s mom) writes:

Please join us in the second annual Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars event on December 16, 2011. Celebrate this day of geek pride and anti-bullying by wearing something Star Wars or science fiction-related.

Since it is the holiday season, please also celebrate the day by donating a Star Wars or science fiction toy to a child in need (but be sure to put a post-it note on the new, unwrapped toy specifying that it can go to a girl or a boy; otherwise, these traditional “boy toys” will be given only to boys!)

You can bring the toy to a hospital, a shelter, or drop it off with any organization collecting toys. Feel free to host a similar toy drive at your child’s school, although you could call it “Proud To Be Me Day,” like Katie’s school does, so that the reach goes beyond science fiction.

Here’s our goal: let’s get Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars to spread to as many people as possible! Every time you read or write a blog post about the event or upload a photo of what you’ll be wearing, share it on Twitter with the hashtag #WearStarWarsShareStarWars.

If you are on Facebook, you can join the event here.

Star Wars Insider #130 Preview

StarWars.com Team | December 14, 2011

Star Wars Insider #130 hits the street this week, and publisher Titan has sent us a content breakdown and two article excerpts, including an interview with clone voice actor Dee Bradley Baker!

Here are the highlights from issue #130:

  • A feature-packed 100-page issue of Insider kicks off with an interview with Dee Bradley Baker, who talks about voicing the clones in Star Wars: The Clone Wars! Plus, coverage of the show continues with an interview with Animation Supervisor Keith Kellog.
  • As Star Wars: The Old Republic hits stores, Insider features an interview with James Ohlen, Senior Creative Director at Bioware.
  • Artwork from the Star Wars Art: Visions book is profiled, there’s a visit to the amazing LEGO Miniland, Star Wars in 2012 is previewed, and it’s discovered what it takes to be a member of the 501st!
  • Jason Fry discusses how following the Force doesn’t always work, film critic Mark Kermode looks at five films that heralded Star Wars, and all the latest books, comics, and merchandise goes under the spotlight!

Check out two article previews after the jump!

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Darth Vader/The Great Dictator Speech Tribute

StarWars.com Team | December 7, 2011

Every once in awhile, a dedicated fan creates a video tribute to Star Wars that makes one pause and consider the full story of Darth Vader on a deeper level. The Star Wars Saga has always been about the story of Anakin Skywalker at its core. The films and The Clone Wars animated series show exactly that — the tale of a hero who lost his way and eventually found redemption.

This fan-made video tribute shows Anakin Skywalker’s final moments as he recalls the days of The Clone Wars in the arms of his son, Luke Skywalker. The video is narrated with Charlie Chaplin’s famous speech from The Great Dictator alongside clips from The Clone Wars.

This rousing speech, which was made famous from a film released during the early ’40s that bravely condemned Adolf Hitler, fascism, and the Nazis, works all too well juxtaposed against footage of the Emperor and the destruction he caused through the manipulation of the people during The Clone Wars.

WATCH VIDEO: Darth Vader’s Greatest Speech Ever Made
(via YouTube)

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Star Wars: Mercy Kill Cover Reveal

StarWars.com Team | December 7, 2011

Del Rey has revealed the cover to Aaron Allston’s new novel due out in hardback on August 7, 2012! Cover art is by Mike Bryan.

Here’s a description from the publisher:

Outcasts and misfits, spies and warriors, pilots and troublemakers — they’re Wraith Squadron. Founded decades ago by ace pilot Wedge Antilles, this elite intelligence unit, disbanded at the end of a catastrophic civil war, is reunited by former leader Face Loran to find out whether one of the galaxy’s most powerful military officers is a traitor… and whether anyone can stop him if he is. To succeed in their mission, the Wraiths must become thieves, pirates, imposters, forgers, and liars, staying just one step ahead of their enemies and the law!

Get more info at RandomHouse.com.

Star Wars Holiday Gift Ideas from ThinkGeek

StarWars.com Team | December 1, 2011

ThinkGeek recently revealed several new additions to its Star Wars product line, just in time for the holidays! While some of these items are not yet available at ThinkGeek’s site, we wanted to send a heads-up in case you’re putting together your gift list!

Star Wars Breakfast Beverages — The perfect gift for every man, woman or Wookiee. Each beverage comes in a collectible metal lithographed tin featuring unique illustrations. The set of three includes Vader Dark Roast Coffee for a taste of the dark side, Hoth Cocoa for those cold nights, and Yoda Dagobah Green Tea to help find your true self. The set is available now for $29.99.

Han Solo in Carbonite Chocolate Bar — A tasty confection sure to satisfy the bounty hunter in your life, this delicious homage to The Empire Strikes Back is 4.5 ounces of premium Belgian dark chocolate. Available soon for $11.99.

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The Middle Actor Meets Darth Goofy

StarWars.com Team | November 29, 2011

Actor Atticus Shaffer, better known as “Brick Heck” from ABC’s comedy series The Middle, made a stop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Florida today and giddily posed for a portrait with Darth Goofy in front of the new revamped Star Tours – The Adventures Continue attraction. According to Shaffer’s bio at ABC.com, the actor is a “huge fan of everything Star Wars,” and even showed up in his own Stormtrooper t-shirt!

Photo above by Matt Stroshane/Disney, photographer.

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Death Star

StarWars.com Team | November 22, 2011

Artist Stephen Hayford shares his action figure send-up to Thanksgiving this season, suggesting what a sit-down turkey dinner at the Death Star might look like for the Star Wars, uh, family.

Click the images for expanded views!

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StarWars.com Team | November 22, 2011

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