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Spooky Star Wars Sounds!

StarWars.com Team | October 25, 2011

Vampires, werewolves and zombies are fine and all, but if you really want to spook house guests and little gremlins that ring your doorbell for candy, add a few rancor and wampa growls into the mix!

Add some scary sounds to your haunted house with this Star Wars Halloween MP3!

It’s jam-packed with horrifying sounds from creepy creatures, as well as the evil General Grievous, from Star Wars!

1977 Chewbacca Disguise Kit “For Teens and Adults”

Pete Vilmur | October 24, 2011

With several false starts attempting to justify the existence of the 1977 Chewbacca 3-Piece Disguise Kit, we have decided to simply post these pics without comment…

…except to say that the final shot below is of an 11-year-old donning the “disguise” before we realized it was meant, as the package reads, “for teens and adults.”

Riiiiiiiight…

It’s a Potato!

StarWars.com Team | October 11, 2011


(via KnowYourMeme.com)You know you’re a hardcore fan when you start seeing Star Wars characters in your produce. We’d seen an Admiral Ackbar Potato before, but this spud deserves his own ship, and maybe some sour cream and chives.

Jedi Disney Princesses Cake!

Bonnie Burton | October 10, 2011

Remember that awesome dad who photoshopped Ewoks into his family vacation photos so his kids could believe Ewoks were real? Now he’s responsible for giving his daughter an adorkable birthday cake mixing the two things she loves most: Star Wars and Disney princesses!

If there was a Nobel Peace Prize for being an awesome dad, Anthony Herrera would get our vote!

Anthony Herrera writes:

My daughter really enjoys Star Wars. Like many other little five year old girls my daughter also likes Disney Princesses. As parents my wife and I like to encourage both. So when it came to planning a birthday we opted to try a little combination. Why not? Nothing says that a Disney Princess can’t get along with a Jedi or a princess from a galaxy far, far away.

In steps our friend Trisha Patterson, a creative superstar when it comes to making cakes. We asked her to make our daughter a cake knowing what interests her most. This is what she came up with. Nothing beats the look of a little girls face when she sees two things she loves to put together on a cake made just for her.

Check out the photos here:
Star Wars Disney Princess Cake

It’s A Water Stain!

| September 21, 2011

While some people spot the Virgin Mary in toast or Jesus in their tea leaves, others see Admiral Ackbar in a water stain.

Read more about it here:
It’s A Water Stain! (via Buzzfeed)

Area 51 Spy Plane or Naboo Royal Starship?

StarWars.com Team | June 7, 2011

National Geographic posted a photo of a titanium A-12 spy-plane prototype that was found during a flood of files and photos that were recently declassified about the mysterious Area 51.

National Geographic reports:

Suspended upside down, a titanium A-12 spy-plane prototype is prepped for radar testing at Area 51 in the late 1950s. After a rash of declassifications, details of Cold War workings at the Nevada base, which to this day does not officially exist, are coming to light – including never before released images of an A-12 crash and its cover-up.

Looking closer at the spy plane it’s easy to see more than a few similarities to none other than the Naboo Royal Queen’s Starship from The Phantom Menace.

The Naboo Royal Starship boasts a strikingly beautiful design that embodies the craftsmanship that prevailed in the peaceful years of the Republic. The polished, streamlined J-type 327 Nubian vessel lacks any offensive weaponry, but does feature strong shields and a competent hyperdrive.

What do you think?

Read more about the Area 51 spy plane and more here:
Exclusive Area 51 Pictures: Secret Plane Crash Revealed

Star Wars Fail Whale

StarWars.com Team | May 10, 2011

When Twitter goes down for maintenance or unexpected outages, many a social media addict frantically tries to refresh their screen to see something other than the dreaded Fail Whale.

But artist and Star Wars fan Le Kemp did a different take on the Fail Whale which makes the whole wait more tolerable. Nothing beats TIE fighters on Twitter! tweet tweet!

Be sure to follow Star Wars on Twitter.

Litsabbur Instructions!

StarWars.com Team | May 9, 2011

Building IKEA furniture is a cinch thanks to easy-to-follow instructions. But what if those same crafty hieroglyphics were used to show you how to make a lightsaber… er we mean Litsabbur?

Check out this funny IKEA parody showing us how to assemble a lightsaber, TARDIS, dinosaur and more here:
Sci-Fi Ikea Manuals (via CollegeHumor.com)

Chewbacca Hates Shoveling

StarWars.com Team | April 21, 2011

Hate shoveling snow off your sidewalks and driveway? You’re not alone. In this amusing little video, Chewbacca is tasked with shoveling a sidewalk after a big storm.

WATCH VIDEO: Chewbacca Hates Shoveling Snow

Lightsaber Badminton

StarWars.com Team | March 24, 2011

Replace the racquets with lightsabers, and badminton becomes Force-tastic.

WATCH VIDEO: Badminton Jedi