Archive for ‘Creativity’



Restraining Bolts at ALL TIMES!

StarWars.com Team | October 5, 2010

Most of us here at StarWars.com are suckers for the propaganda poster aesthetic, and this pro-restraining-bolt piece we spotted over at Superpunch really captures the style beautifully. By artist Tim Fischer, who also recently composed “Do Your Duty, Trooper”.

Check out the original Superpunch post here.

Milk Jug Stormtrooper Helmet Craft!

Bonnie Burton | October 4, 2010

Want a stormtrooper helmet but can’t afford it? Drink some milk and make your own! Here’s a super-easy & fun craft for fans of all ages. I’m filing it under the “Wish I Had Thought Of That” craft.

Milk Jug Stormtrooper Helmet Craft
(via Filthwizardry.com)

Fan Throws the Ultimate Star Wars Party!

StarWars.com Team | October 4, 2010

Yoda Oreos and Blue Milk! Princess Leia cupcakes! Han Solo in Carbonite Jell-O! Double-sided lightsaber hot dogs and bacon-wrapped pretzel lightsabers! This may be the coolest (and tastiest) kids’ Star Wars party we’ve seen yet!

StarWars.com chats with Jenn from JustJennRecipes.com about her awesome Star Wars party and how you can throw one of your own!

Why did you decide to throw such an awesome Star Wars party?

Right now is a funny point in my kids lives, they are really into The Clone Wars and just starting to put two and two together about who Anakin really is in the older movies — “Numbers 4, 5, and 6″ as my youngest son calls them. I’ve been a fan for a long time, so now I feel like we are all on the same page, liking the same things — it’s great!

What part of the party got the biggest reaction?

People loved the Princess Leia cupcakes. I blog different cupcake recipes every week on my recipe site JustJennRecipes.com so I’m always trying to think up something new.

What was your favorite part of the party?

My favorite part of the party was drawing up all the new recipes. I know the movies pretty well and it was hard to stop myself from going overboard (believe it or not). The Han Solo in Jell-O was the most fun to make, just because I thought it was going to be hilarious and it turned out even better than I had hoped.

Why do you think fans of all ages need to throw their own Star Wars parties?

The movies provide so many references, the theming is endless! I don’t think it matters how old you are, Star Wars is fun for everyone. While this was a kids party, it was the adults who got the biggest kick out of all the recipes I came up with.


Read more about it here (Plus RECIPES!):
Foodbuzz 24×24: The Ultimate Star Wars party!

Mondo “Salacious Crumb” Print

StarWars.com Team | September 30, 2010


“Salacious Crumb” by Rhys Cooper

Collectors and fans who’d like to add something a little different to their Star Wars art collection should check out this new series of art prints from Mondo.

Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.

These prints arevVERY limited in run and are snatched up by collectors quickly, selling out in mere minutes. So if you want to know which prints are on sale and when, follow MondoNews on Twitter! Of course, this print (like the others before it) already sold out.

Here’s the most recent print “Salacious Crumb” by artist Rhys Cooper.

Cooper says about the print:

“I always thought Salacious Crumb is the kind of character that makes Star Wars great. Little personalities like his are what give the galaxy far far away its depth and diversity.”

Read more about the Mondo Star Wars prints here:

Get more info about these prints from MondoTees.com.
Follow MondoNews on Twitter for updates!

Spoonful of Star Wars Art Show

Bonnie Burton | September 30, 2010

Artist Bwana Spoons has made one heck of a tribute with Spoonful of Star Wars – over 100 paintings of vintage Star Wars action figures!

So I got this awesome commission to do every standard figure and variations there of… of the classic Star Wars action figure line. These are part still life part/part something else.

The first sixty or so are from my personal collection, some of which have even survived with me since childhood. A pretty amazing feat considering what I put them through.

Check out some of these amazingly cool portraits of Star Wars action figures here: Classic SW Nerd. They will also be displayed in person Nov. 20 at DesignerCon.

Comic Artist Launches The Ben TempleSith Star Wars Project

StarWars.com Team | September 29, 2010

Comic book artist Ben Templesmith — best known for his work on 30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Singularity 7 and Welcome To Hoxford — is doing his own online tribute to Star Wars by drawing each and every character… just for fun.

The artist recently announced on Twitter that he plans to draw every Star Wars character as they appear in the original trilogy. The first two characters he’s already posted are none other than the dynamic droid duo of C-3PO and R2-D2.

The first in a series of quick character sketches of every single half decent Star Wars character that appears in the original trilogy… in the order they basically appear in the films.

Yes, I’m nuts, but always wanted to collect all the figures when I was a kid, and now I’ll just bloody draw them myself instead!

This isn’t the first time Templesmith has traveled to a galaxy far, far away. He also illustrated a rather creepy story “Dark Journey” in issue #17 of Star Wars Tales, published by Dark Horse Comics.

We can’t wait to see which Star Wars characters he draws next for The Ben TempleSith Project!

Be sure to follow Ben Templesmith’s blog, as well as on his Twitter.


Hello R2 Kitty?

Bonnie Burton | September 29, 2010

Even though this R2-D2 as Hello Kitty is just an illustration by the talented artist Joseph Senior, we can’t help wonder if this would be the image we see when looking up the word “adorkable” in the dictionary.

Senior has also given Hello Kitty makeovers to other Star Wars characters like Darth Vader, Boba Fett, C-3PO and more!

Check out his full sets of images here:
My Hello Kitty Pop Culture series
and
Hello Robots collection

R2-D2 With a Human Inside!

StarWars.com Team | September 23, 2010

Check out this awesome R2-D2 that’s big enough for a full-size person to fit in! R2-D2′s body is made out of a plastic barrel equipped with sounds, internal fans, LEDs, motors and a rotating dome.

VIDEO: Larger than life motorized R2-D2

Boba Feta Quiche!

Bonnie Burton | September 21, 2010

Star Wars fan Alicia Policia is celebrating her 30th birthday alongside The Empire Strikes Back‘s 30th anniversary in geektastic food, drinks and party favors! We’ve already reported about her Wampa Cake and now here’s her awesome Boba Feta Quiche!

The green is the spinach of the quiche, the brownish purpley black the kalamata olive tapenade, the red is chopped red peppers and the white is grated cheese.

Read more about it here:
An Empire Strikes Back Birthday: Boba Feta Quiche

Mondo “Bounty Hunters – Wave 1″ Print

StarWars.com Team | September 20, 2010


“Bounty Hunters – Wave 1″ by Ken Taylor

Collectors and fans who’d like to add something a little different to their Star Wars art collection should check out this new series of art prints from Mondo.

Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.

These prints are very limited in run and are snatched up by collectors quickly, selling out in mere minutes. So if you want to know which prints are on sale and when, follow MondoNews on Twitter!

Here’s the most recent print “Bounty Hunters – Wave 1″ by artist Ken Taylor.

It’s a 12″x 36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 425. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Note: This set includes three separate posters of Bossk, IG-88 and Zuckuss that measure 12″x36″ each. When buying this set, you will receive all three posters and will also be given first chance at buying Wave 2 before it goes online to the public.

Read more about the Mondo Star Wars prints here:

Get more info about these prints from MondoTees.com.
Follow MondoNews on Twitter for updates!