Currently causing consternation: The omission of female Rey from a Star Wars gift set being sold at Target, which has spawned the hashtag #WheresRey. It’s the latest in a long line of complaints about the franchise forgetting women are fans, too. A really long line. »
It’s one of the most iconic outfits in Star Wars, and sci-fi in general: The metal bikini Princess Leia is forced into by Jabba the Hutt during Return of the Jedi. But it’s not without controversy—and Disney may be making moves to remove the skimpy outfit from future Star Wars marketing and merchandise for good. »
Ah, I remember it well, those opening scenes of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. That part when, having crushed any sign of resistance about the Tantive IV, Darth Vader reprimanded Luke Skywalker and put him in Imperial custody. Wait, what the what?
If you grew up around the same time the Star Wars movies originally hit theaters, you probably had a childhood crush on Princess Leia. But seeing the character in her Slave Leia costume as a Mr. Potato Head will probably leave you feeling a little confused, awkward, and with a strange affection towards french fries. »
You just destroyed the Death Star. You saved the galaxy and the Rebellion. Princess Leia loves you, and you don't know she's your sister yet. Galactic bliss. Now let's shotgun this beer and go home, kid. »
Did you know Princess Leia had a twin sister? And that they sunbathed on Jabba barge's deck, half-naked and oily under the torrid light of Tatooine's twin suns? Neither did I. [Update: ANTHR CLEERER PICTRR AFTRR JMP] »
This five-foot-tall statue of an animated version of Princess Leia is certainly a unique collectible for any Star Wars fan. However, things can get real weird real fast if you start touching it impurely. So keep your hands to yourself. Available for $799.99 starting in May 2008. [Entertainment Earth] »