Posts Tagged ‘Humor’



The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: New Trailer

Casey Pugh | April 23, 2013

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We are so excited to give you a little taste of The Empire Strikes Back Uncut with a brand new trailer, fresh off the galactic presses.

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The Empire Strikes Back Uncut: The Foodie Force

Casey Pugh | December 21, 2012

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Star Wars fans love to eat. Or, at least it looks like it, according to all these pizza slices, green pea piles, and whipped dessert toppings found in the scenes submitted for The Empire Strikes Back Uncut.

The Empire Strikes Back‘s many planets give fans ample reason to dig into their scene-setting skills: Hoth, Cloud City, that pesky space slug. As more people are re-imagining scenes for The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, it’s pretty clear that a lot of people paint in a palette of awesome-looking food groups.

Check out some of our favorite foodie fan-takes after the jump!
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501st at Dragon*Con 2012 – My Kind of Convention: Fearless and Inventive

Lawrence Green | September 7, 2012

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As the curtain slowly fell on the splendor of Star Wars Celebration VI, with many members of the 501st already beginning preliminary plans for Celebration Europe II, a small, but hardy — some might say die-hard — detachment of troops made their way up to Atlanta, Georgia after a few days recovery for the majesty and wonder that was Dragon*Con 2012.

Introducing… Katie Cook

Katie Cook | July 3, 2012

Editor’s Note: Star Wars fans, and visitors to StarWars.com, are bound to recognize Katie Cook’s work, as well as her… unique… sense of humor. We’ve written about her a few times before, and are huge fans of her comics — some of which you can share as Star Wars eCards. And now we’re pleased to have her with us as a regular contributor. She’ll take it from here.

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Rejected Episode I Toy Concepts: Part 2

Pete Vilmur | February 27, 2012

Four years ago, blogger and ex-toy designer Jason Geyer posted a set of rejected Episode I toy concepts to be used as premiums for Pepsi , who in 1998 was ramping up for some big tie-in promotions for The Phantom Menace. That blog entry created quite a stir among fans and collectors, with the most common response being, ‘Why didn’t this stuff get made?’

While we can’t report any progress on that front (well, perhaps a bit – see below), Geyer has just posted several dozen more unused concepts, which one has to admit are pretty imaginative!

From the blog:

When we were coming up with all of these concepts pretty much the only thing we had to keep in mind was for everyone to make sure we hit every price point with at least a few ideas, so that we weren’t all concentrating on the big tickets things (which were more fun!). And as guys who immersed themselves in Star Wars, it was less about looking for things to concept about, and more to try and design something that would incent fans, moms, and kids to want to buy some Pepsi to get our merchandise.

Unlike the first set revealed in 2008, it appears that at least a few of these ideas did actually see the light of day years later, dreamed up independently by others with a strong connection to the Force (the Death Star Galaxy Projector, Star Wars Golf Set, Han in Carbonite Popsicle Mold, Yoda Backpack, Talking Yoda and Lightsaber Flashlight have all been produced in some form or another).

Check out the full gallery over at actionfigureinsider.com and tell us which items you wish had been made!

Week 4: Exclusive “Jedi Thumb Trick” T-shirt Now Available

| January 30, 2012

It’s Jedi Week at StarWars.com — videos, crafts, downloadable posters and more await fans of the galaxy’s saber-toting peace-keepers! A new themed week also means there’s a new Jedi-themed t-shirt exclusive available from Mighty Fine through next Sunday!

“Jedi Thumb Trick” by Reece Ward is now available exclusively from welovefine.com through midnight Sunday, at which time the fifth and final t-shirt design will be unveiled! Head on over to pick up this week’s exclusive tee before “Jedi Thumb Trick” becomes all but extinct!

Week 3: Exclusive R2-D2 Tee Now Available

StarWars.com Team | January 24, 2012

“R2 Graffiti” is the latest exclusive t-shirt available from welovefine.com for one week only, the third of five exclusives that are being rolled out before the February 10 release of Episode I 3D! Designed by Reece Ward, “tagged Artoo” still pulls off the look, don’t you think? Order it here through this Sunday night!

R2-D2 is just one of the many Episode I droids being highlighted at StarWars.com this week, where you’ll find exclusive videos, crafts, soundboards, and other interactive activities (while you’re there, be sure to also check out the Podracing and Darth Maul themed pages)!

Stay tuned for next week’s update (along with an exclusive new tee): “Obi-Wan”

Happy New Year 2012!

StarWars.com Team | December 31, 2011

The characters of Episode I get into the spirit of New Year’s courtesy of artist Stephen Hayford and DJ Jar Jar. Shall old acquaintances be forgot? Padmé — and Darth Maul, we think — certainly don’t appear to think so.

Happy New Year!

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.