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So You Want To Join The Empire: The Finer Details

Last week in this series, I took a look at how you take a rough kit of plastic and bring it down to a workable pile of plastic. Rough cutting brings the vacuuformed parts into recognizable shapes, and gets you closer to the part where you begin to assemble the suit as a whole. Before you get to that point, however,… » 8/02/15 2:40pm Yesterday 2:40pm

This Hololens Tech Brings Us One Step Closer to Star Wars Holograms

When I watched Star Wars: A New Hope for the first time as a five-year-old, my face looked like O_O for two straight hours. Spaceships! Lightsabers! Robots! But one piece of future that wormed its way even deeper into my brain was the Millennium Falcon’s holographic monster mash chess game, aka Dejarik. It was the… » 7/29/15 11:30am Wednesday 11:30am

Death Star Timer Counts Down to Dinner Instead of a Planet's Destruction

Opening your oven to find a tray of burnt brownies isn’t quite as devastating as learning that your home planet was destroyed—but it’s pretty close. So instead of wiping out worlds, this Death Star kitchen timer counts down to when it’s time to yank something out of the oven. » 7/28/15 1:24pm Tuesday 1:24pm

These Videos Show All the Changes Ever Made to the Star Wars Trilogy

Even before George Lucas created his Special Editions, the filmmaker was tinkering with Star Wars. Case in point, if you saw the 1977 original in 1977, it didn’t have an “Episode” or even a title beyond “Star Wars.” That was added in 1981 and ever since then, the changes haven’t stopped. » 7/27/15 5:49pm 7/27/15 5:49pm

Can A Home Drone Kill You? The Mythbusters Test With A Chicken Says Yes

Tonight’s episode of Mythbusters, Flights of Fantasy features two very different types of flying machines: drones and a Lockheed U-2 spy plane. Show hosts Adam Savage and Jaime Hyneman took a couple of minutes to chat with us about the episode and the rest of the newly-rebooted season of the show. » 7/25/15 3:41pm 7/25/15 3:41pm

This Is What a Monstrous 18-Foot Long Millennium Falcon Toy Looks Like

A few days ago it was revealed that Hot Toys was building a sixth-scale toy version of the Millennium Falcon that would match the size of the company’s incredibly detailed 12-inch figures. And today we already have our first peek at the monstrous creation on display at the Ani-Com and Games convention in Hong Kong. » 7/23/15 12:16pm 7/23/15 12:16pm

Carry Your Keys, Wallet, and Death Star Plans in This R2-D2 Handbag

Centuries of gender role reinforcement have ingrained the idea that women carry purses, while men stuff everything they need into every last pocket on their person. But with this R2-D2 dome purse that ThinkGeek is now selling, there’s finally no reason for anyone to feel embarrassed about carrying a handbag. » 7/21/15 6:20pm 7/21/15 6:20pm

Adam Savage Just Revealed A Really Cool The Force Awakens Detail To Us

When we caught up with Adam Savage at San Diego Comic Con, he was excited to talk about all things Star Wars. For one thing, he’s got a special Star Wars episode of MythBusters coming up. For another, though, he visited the set of The Force Awakens, and saw something really, really cool. » 7/21/15 5:11pm 7/21/15 5:11pm

Seeing Princess Leia As a Mr. Potato Head Is a Little Unsettling

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. » 7/21/15 2:20pm 7/21/15 2:20pm

Hot Toys Is Making a Sixth-Scale Millennium Falcon That's 18-Feet Long

If you thought the sixth-scale Millennium Falcon cockpit diorama that Hot Toys showed off at Comic-Con was impressive, the company is apparently planning to reveal an 18-feet long, 12-feet wide model of the entire ship at the upcoming Ani-Com and Games convention in Hong Kong. » 7/20/15 12:30pm 7/20/15 12:30pm

Awesome GoPro video shows the first person view of a Jedi

This is so much fun. Bill Parker imagined what it would look like if a Jedi wore a GoPro and came up with this kick ass first person footage of the Jedi swinging his light saber around to fight Stormtroopers and blow up AT-ATs. Like those other GoPro videos that feature crazy stunts, seeing another point of view lets… » 7/15/15 1:33pm 7/15/15 1:33pm

The Most Creative And Sensational Cosplay Of San Diego Comic Con 2015!

Forget Harrison Ford! We know who the real stars at Comic-Con are: the cosplayers. Every year, they show up and rock our worlds with their incredible creativity, design skills and deep appreciation for fan lore. Here’s a video roundup of the absolute best cosplay we saw at SDCC 2015. » 7/14/15 5:29am 7/14/15 5:29am

A Shot-by-Shot Breakdown of the New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video

There wasn’t a new trailer from Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Comic-Con but, in a way, they gave us something better. A three-minute, behind-the-scenes video chock full of nostaliga, intrigue and quite a few easter eggs. Did you miss any? We’ve uncovered them all. » 7/13/15 11:51pm 7/13/15 11:51pm