Poor Jocasta Nu. Ever since she lorded over the Jedi Temple’s hoard of holobooks in Attack of the Clones she’s been the butt of endless jokes about having to forgo being a mystical warrior in order to be... well, a librarian with the galaxy’s most lethal reading light. But in this week’s Darth Vader, she’s the Jedi’s…
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round-up of all the shiny new toys we’d very much like to buy this week. We’ve got some excellent Black Panther action figures, a truly gigantic K-2SO and even more Star Wars goodies, and Lying Cat. What else could you need, honestly?
Beast Mode brought a little bit of Oakland to the Empire, making the man who used to be Anakin Skywalker sound a whole lot different than he usually does.
Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larrocca, and Edgar Delgado’s Darth Vader series was all about reinstating Darth Vader as a relentless, unstoppable force. A Vader who, at the height of his prowess, was the most petrifying thing in the Star Wars galaxy. His new series, is diving into the character’s early years as a masked…
There are few items that have had a larger effect on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy franchise than the Sony Walkman. While its presence in the studio’s films is played up largely for laughs and character work, the Walkman and the music held on its cassettes have profoundly shaped the look and feel of the movies.
The moment Anakin Skywalker reawakens as the armor-clad Darth Vader in Revenge of the Sith should be one of the most horrifying and tragic moments in Star Wars history. Instead, it’s one of the most infamously mocked moments of the prequels. Today’s new Darth Vader comic though, revisits the moment do finally do it…
One of the biggest highlights of Rogue One—maybe the biggest—is when the Dark Lord of the Sith boards the doomed Rebel ship that’s trying to get the Death Star plans to Princess Leia’s Tantive IV. But it turns out the scene was conceived at practically the last minute.
Think Batman: Year One, but with more heavy breathing and red lightsaber action.
Eating sushi is as much an art as making the Japanese delicacy. When it comes to enhancing the flavor of sashimi or nigiri you’re not supposed to just drown your sushi in soy sauce. A light dip is all you need, and these wonderful Star Wars soy sauce dishes will make it easy to know when you’ve portioned out the…
Ever since we first saw footage from Rogue One, we’ve wondered about that one mysterious shot of a kneeling hooded figure in front of a mysterious, foggy tube. Who’s the figure? What’s inside the tube? Well, a seemingly innocuous featurette for the movie might have provided the answer.
We attended the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story press event over the weekend, ahead of the movie’s release next week. Spoilers were, of course, verboten—but fun facts and random nuggets were not. Here are five things we learned from a pair of press conferences featuring various members of the cast and crew.
If you had to choose the perfect single outfit to wear the rest of your life, one of these wearable sleeping bags from Selk’bag just might be it. They’re like comfy pajamas that will also keep you warm at night, and now that they’re available in four Star Wars designs, why would you ever need to change into another…
Using a lightsaber as a flashlight is a bad idea, given you can easily lop someone’s arm off while flailing around in the dark. But ThinkGeek’s new five-and-a-half-foot tall lightsaber floor lamp is a much safer way to find your way around in the dark, since it only relies on LEDs to glow.
Today is a sad day for Star Wars fans, with the ending of Marvel’s excellent Darth Vader comic from Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larrocca, and Edgar Delgado. Vader has given us a look at the Dark Lord at his deadliest and most fearsome—and it came to a close giving us more of what made it so great, right down to the sick…
They’re supposed to be an alternative to pumpkins and skeletons for decorating your home come Halloween, but these porch light covers, featuring Iron Man, Darth Vader, and Stormtrooper masks, can just be left up all year round as a way to let the neighborhood know your house is a safe place for nerdy types.
The long-awaited clash between fallen master and former apprentice was the crowning moment of Star Wars Rebels’ second season—and it’s fascinating to see just how long producer Dave Filoni has been planning Anakin and Ahsoka’s heartbreaking reunion through his sketch book.
Even the phone in your pocket is capable of playing cutting-edge games, so why would you go back to Simon, that simple four-button electronic memory game that was popular back in the ‘80s? Because there’s a new Vader-shaped Star Wars version that plays the Imperial March, that’s why.
When the first season of Star Wars Rebels ended with the appearance of Darth Vader, the bar was immediately raised. Vader is the icon of Star Wars and bringing him onto the show for season two changed everything.
Admittedly, Darth Vader rarely looks happy—probably something to with the mask—but there’s something extra ominous about the way he slowly turns and ignites his lightsaber in this quick teaser video for ILMxLAB’s upcoming VR project.