The worlds of Star Wars and politics intersected on Friday, when President Obama, during a statement to the press about the sequester, said this:
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For those hoping to save on Star Wars merchandise this Black Friday, Thanksgiving weekend, and Cyber Monday, you’re in luck. There will be sales and savings on almost everything Star Wars-related, from comics to toys, and StarWars.com has compiled a guide to some of the best discounts available. Check out the list below and consider your search over: These are the deals you’re looking for.
To celebrate the release of The Phantom Menace in 3D (out in theaters Feb. 10, 2012), we asked some of our favorite Star Wars fan groups, celebs and Clone Wars actors to rev their engines for our first ever Virtual Podrace on Twitter!
On Jan. 14, 2012, fans gathered together to watch and have fun participating in our virtual podrace. While some tweeted at their favorite racers, other fans went a step further and joined the virtual pit droid crew!
The Podracers included:
Cyborgturkey AKA Robot Chicken, TheForce.net, Darth Vader, Ben Quadinaros, Deathstar PR, 501st Legion, Fanboys director Kyle Newman, Boba Fett actor Daniel Logan, The Clone Wars actor James Arnold Taylor, and Team Unicorn members: Clare Grant, Michele Boyd, and Milynn Sarley. Plus special guest sniper, bounty hunter Aurra Sing voice actor from The Clone Wars — Jaime King!
Podracers tweeted as themselves, or as the characters they play in The Clone Wars. The @StarWars Twitter served as the commentator who called out play by play action by rolling dice to determine who went forward, who had engine problems, who got shot at by a bounty hunter, who sped ahead and who got sideswiped.
As the @StarWars Twitter tweeted play by play actions, the Podracers tweeted what was happening to them and the racers around them.
Everyone used the hashtag #Podrace at the end of their tweets so the Podrace could be followed by fans on Twitter who wanted to see the action.
There were a lot of explosions on the racetrack, surprise sniping from none other than Jaime King as Aurra Sing, a surprising romance with Darth Vader and plenty of hilarious comments from the racers!
And in the end, none other than The 501st Legion won the Podrace!
Our Virtual race was so popular that we even got the hashtag #Podrace to trend on Twitter! Yay us!
For those of you who missed all the action, here’s the play by play for you below. READ THE TWEETS FROM BOTTOM TO TOP to follow the race in its entirety.
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.
Hallmark sends a heads-up that they’ve got a new Star Wars first available in stores and as a mini e-card — a Darth Vader Thanksgiving greeting!
The image above shows the cover of the card available in stores, which includes a sound chip that plays “The Imperial March” when opened (and also reveals an image of the Death Star with the quote “Who Wants Dark Meat?”).
The Vader Carver image can also be sent as a mini e-card, available here.
The only thing better than watching a squirrel run around in your backyard, is watching a squirrel run around in your backyard… carrying a lightsaber! Star Wars fan Bryan Harley shows us what can happen when you leave a tiny lightsaber laying around…
Check out his fun fan-made video of just that:
WATCH VIDEO: Jedi Squirrels
While fans are having a blast turning their favorite Star Wars characters into delicious desserts using Williams-Sonoma cookie cutters, you can make even more tasty tributes using basic Christmas cookie cutters!
Turn a bell shape into Darth Vader; skull shape into an Ewok; Chewbacca from Santa Claus; and more!
Read more here:
Star Wars Cookies Using Holiday Cutters
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!