Mini arcade cabinets don't get more adorable than Le Chuck's 1/6 scale Atari Star Wars replica with custom X-wing joystick yoke. Measuring at just 12 inches, this little guy even has authentic light-up coin slots. Talk about paying attention to the details!
Today's robot waiters aren't any less gimmicky, but it's hard not to feel like they've lost some flair. In 1980, a pair of R2-D2 look-a-likes in a Californian restaurant were greeting customers, wheeling orders to tables and busting a move to disco music when things didn't go their way. Yeah, your read all that right.
For the premier of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D, Lego professionals (can you believe that's a job?) Rene Hoffmeister and Axel Al-Rubaie developed a new way to play the Star Wars theme song with a barrel organ made out of Lego, themed with four Star Wars worlds. Mind blown.
What would happen if Darth Vader played an active role in raising (SPOILER!) his son, Luke Skywalker? Apparently some pretty adorable situations would arise, as shown in Darth Vader and Son, an upcoming Star Wars children's book by Jeffrey Brown. Get a peek inside the title right here, courtesy Chronicle Books.
It's long been every geek's dream to become a Jedi Knight and wield a lightsaber and manipulate the power of the Force to take down armies of evil-doers. A Star Wars experience that lets you literally wield a lightsaber with a clenched fist or summon up the Force by lifting up your palm has never been done before. LucasArts' Kinect Star Wars (henceforth dubbed KSW) is not your typical story-driven Star Wars game. It's not as expansive as Bioware's seminal Knights of the Old Republic or its massively multiplayer successor, Star Wars: The Old Republic or as insidious as The Force Unleashed series. It's a Kinect game, and as one, it's limited to the hardware of Kinect's sometimes-but-not-always responsive skeletal tracking. Motion gaming seemed the perfect answer to tackling the challenge of making lightsaber dueling feel more precise than any Star Wars game has ever been before, but sadly we'll have to wait a bit longer. Read on to find out why KSW falls short on being the ultimate Star Wars video game.
Need something to get you through hump day with a smile on your face? Check out these Star Wars condoms, complete with famous characters and classic quotes to fill you with the Force.
Any Star Wars fan knows that Yoda's English is all backwards. No Jedi dares correct his poor mastery of the language because he's a Jedi master. One fan saw it fit to "fix" the little green dude's grammar with the magic of video editing.
For sale: 1/3 scale TIE Fighter made from 3/4 plywood with wings sheeted in cardboard. Fits Star Wars geeks that weigh up to 300 pounds. Your's for one low low price on Craigslist Seattle.
It's happening. It's finally going to happen. Lego has finally caved in to demands for an official R2-D2 brick set. Come this May, you can buy the cutest astromech in the galaxy in brick form.
George Lucas might be sick and tired of people ranting at him for messing with the classics (come on, Han shot first!), but at least the ad agencies that Lucasfilm contracts still seem to have the magic touch. Check out these rad new posters for the upcoming Star Wars Identities exhibit in Montreal, Canada.