A Glimpse Inside The Secretive World Of Human Cannonballs

Once she has lowered herself into the mouth of the cannon and slid down to the base of the barrel, Gemma “The Jet” Kirby performs a series of breath-synchronized movements that seem more suited to yoga or lamaze than to one of the deadliest stunts in circus history. This sequence is the culmination of hours of… » 4/30/15 2:45pm Thursday 2:45pm

Melting Is Now One of Many, Many Terrible Ways a Stormtrooper Can Die

Stormtroopers are the disposable pawns of the Star Wars universe, and there’s more ways for them to die than movie spin-offs planned for the next 20 years. But in addition to dying from blaster fire, TIE fighter crashes, Death Star explosions, and lightsaber attacks, it appears that melting is yet another peril the… » 4/23/15 7:07pm 4/23/15 7:07pm

There's Imperial Star Destroyers All Over Craigslist Now

Ever since the most recent Star Wars trailer came out, with its prominent, crashed Imperial Star Destroyer half-buried in the sand on some miserable outer-rim planet, rubber hoses and gaskets getting all dry-rotted, clever people have been trying to sell it on Craigslist. There’s actually been a few ads — let’s look… » 4/21/15 12:37am 4/21/15 12:37am

Is This Our First Look at Sphero's Official The Force Awakens BB-8 Toy?

Thanks to an anonymous tip, earlier today we were pointed towards a listing on the Fat Brain Toys’ website for an official Sphero remote control BB-8 toy coming from Orbotix—the company behind Sphero, and the technology behind the actual droid built for the film. » 4/20/15 2:02pm 4/20/15 2:02pm

Some Genius Made a Tiny Working Replica of The Force Awakens' BB-8 Droid

Like with R2-D2, BB-8, the adorable rolling droid companion that will be appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens this December, was realized as an actual remote control prop on-set, not computer graphics. And just days after the robot was officially revealed on stage at Star Wars Celebration, some brilliant hacker… » 4/20/15 9:37am 4/20/15 9:37am

You Can Now Fix Pretty Much Anything Using Star Wars-Branded Duct Tape

Star Wars Celebration has officially opened the flood gates for a tidal wave of new Star Wars merchandise. And if you thought for one second that Lucasfilm had lost its marketing magic after being bought by Disney, you can now buy officially-branded Star Wars duct tape—perfect for fixing the power converters you… » 4/17/15 6:20pm 4/17/15 6:20pm

Lego's tiny Tatooine playset includes an adorable mini Sandcrawler

Lego has just released some official photos of its upcoming Tatooine Mini-build playset. And like the Lego SHIELD Helicarrier, the miniature 178-piece set includes microfigure versions of Luke Skywalker, C3PO, R2-D2, and a pair of Jawas—just look at how adorably tiny they are. » 4/16/15 5:40pm 4/16/15 5:40pm

Let's Break Down The Secrets And Spectacle Of The New Star Wars Trailer!

The latest trailer for The Force Awakens is here! While we're still trying to calm ourselves down, there's plenty of discussion to be had about all the goodies we can find in all this new footage. Join us once again as we go on a spoiler-and-speculation-laden dive into the latest scenes from a Galaxy far, far away. » 4/16/15 4:27pm 4/16/15 4:27pm