Do You Have One of These Original Star Wars Toys Worth £7000?

In need of a few quid? It might be worth climbing into the attic and dusting off your old Star Wars toys, as a recent auction has seen certain figures valued at a few tens of pounds sell for several thousand. Read More >>

Military Drones are Looking More and More Like Star Wars Characters

When you think about military drones, chances are your mind conjures up the image of a grey airplane-shaped object with a windowless cockpit. But actually, combat drones come in all shapes and sizes—including some very futuristic ones. Read More >>

Lost Short Film Shown Before Empire Strikes Back Re-Emerges Over Three Decades Later

Black Angel, a short film shown in the cinemas directly before the feature film Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back in 1980, was long thought to be lost, like Luke Skywalker's hand down a Cloud City rubbish chute. Read More >>

This Incredible Star Wars-Style Bionic Hand Let an Amputee Feel Again

We geeks all have the same platonic prosthesis ideal: Luke Skywalker's badass Star Wars mech-hand. We're getting there, bit by bit. Dennis Aabo Sørensen's new hand is almost there; it let him feel again. Read More >>

It's Okay to Be Insanely Jealous of This Kid's AT-AT Rocking Horse

Even though it's still not quite finished, it's ok to envy the toddler who'll be riding off into the imaginary twin sunset aboard this AT-AT rocking horse. It's being built by Epbot's Jen and her husband, and so far over 40 individually cut pieces of MDF have gone into its construction. Read More >>

J.J. Abrams Goes Full Tinfoil Hat to Avoid Leaking Star Wars Secrets

Trying to avoid a Tarantino moment, J.J. Abrams has revealed the extent of the security measures being used to prevent any kind of leak on the new Star Wars film -- measures you normally only see in a made-for-TV spy movie. Read More >>

Both Pixar and Princess Leia Said to be Ready for New Star Wars Flicks

A double helping of Star Wars news today, as a both an original trilogy stalwart and a beloved Disney studio enter the increasingly-busy rumour mill from a galaxy far, far away. Read More >>

A Lightsaber Battery Lets You Battle Intergalactic Power Emergencies

If you had to pinpoint one common feature of all the backup batteries on the market, it would probably be their uninspired brick-like form factor. There are exceptions, though, but none as elegant and civilised as Brando's new lightsaber-themed portable backup battery. Read More >>

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Israel's National Missile Shield Could Shoot Satellites Out of Orbit

Israel doesn't get on too well with its Arab neighbours, and the threat of annihilation by ballistic missile is always present. To defend itself against this potential threat, Israel has built an Iron Dome-like defence system that covers the entire nation. But if this system can exo-atmospherically neutralise incoming ICBM's, what's to keep it from shooting passing satellites clean out of the sky? Read More >>

Sophisticated Star Wars Fans Dress in TIE Fighter Argyle

It's rare to come across a piece of Star Wars clothing that one would ever consider classy, so kudos to the folks at Ian Leino who created this argyle pattern t-shirt that's made up of perfectly arranged TIE fighters and their hexagonal panels. Read More >>

Star Wars Lava Lamp is Your '90s Bongfest Deal of the Day

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas if some berk didn't make the Darth Vader joke -- "Luke, I felt your presents". So allow us to be that berk in 2013. With that, there's always a load of Star Wars stuff you can get your hands on -- some great, some dreadful. Read More >>

This Entire Awesome Star Wars Poster Was Illustrated From Memory

Let's do a little experiment. Grab a pen and a piece of paper and, without doing an internet search, draw C-3PO and R2-D2. We all know what those droids look like, but how close can you get without peeking at a pic? John Hendrix has been sketching the Star Wars universe since he was a kid; now, as a grown-up illustrator, he's put that practice to good use for a visual love letter to the movies. Read More >>

Force-Choked Abrams Relieved by Star Wars: Episode VII Delays

With the script having changed hands now more often than the Millenium Falcon, there seemed to be a tremor in the force every time new Star Wars: Episode VII news was announced. However, moving from a summer 2015 release slot to the winter of that same year has pleased at least one person -- the film's director, J.J. Abrams. Read More >>

Turn Any Wall Into a Death Star With These Mix-and-Match Tiles

Tom Spina Designs has a long history of bringing wonderful Star Wars-inspired creations to life. We still wish we could have snatched up the Han Solo Carbonite desk the company created, and now we desperately want these brilliant sculpted modular tiles that make any surface look like you're up close and personal with the Death Star. Read More >>

Disney Now Accepting Online Star Wars: Episode VII Audition Tapes

Can't make it down to one of the many open auditions taking place up and down the country for the new Star Wars film? Not to worry, as Disney are now accepting audition submissions online. Probably a safer bet than stuffing a message in an escape-pod-bound droid and hoping for the best. Star Wars Kid below must have had insider knowledge all those years ago. [Metro] Read More >>


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