The New Star Wars Annual Tells a Tale of Two Very Intriguing Lightsabers

One of the best things about Marvel’s Star Wars comics is how they bring some of the mysticism and mystery of the Jedi and Sith we’ve seen in other periods of Star Wars history right into the time period of the original trilogy. The latest Star Wars Annual is no exception, pulling Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader into a…

The Story of How Darth Vader Got His Lightsaber Is Actually Pretty Normal, and That's Great

The lightsaber of Darth Vader holds great potency, whether it’s as iconic imagery in the Star Wars franchise, or as an actual artifact of great power and importance in the Star Wars galaxy itself. This has been true for both the new and old canons, but now the former has chronicled how Vader gained his red lightsaber,…

Some Very Lovely Giant Robots, and More of the Most Wonderful Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round up of all the delightful toys hurtling around the internet demanding our attention this week. This time, everything is giant! (Except for the very tiny lightsaber remote!) But apart from that, if you want large robots, large dinosaurs, and large Jason Momoas, we’ve got the toys…

Your Hands Are Safe, But Watch Your Fingers Around This Lightsaber Immersion Blender

Every kid wants one, but lightsabers have to be one of the most dangerous items in the Star Wars universe. A kid at the controls of the Death Star would cause less damage than one swinging around a laser sword. This immersion blender, featuring Vader’s lightsaber’s hilt for its handle, isn’t much safer, but at least…