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Star Wars Millennium Falcon Resin Diorama Statue Sculpture:
It doesn’t get any better than this! This is a bona fide must-have acquisition for any veritable Star Wars aficionado. It will become the centerpiece of your collection. Taken from the exhilarating escape scene in Star Wars: A New Hope, this astounding Millennium Falcon resin statue is perfectly cast down to the very finest detail. The entire piece measures an incredible 17 1/2-inches tall x 26 1/2-inches wide x 68-inches long! Truly a unique collector’s item, one half of the Millennium Falcon is displayed while the other half provides an amazing open view of the inside of the vessel. Don’t let this one get away! Limited edition of 400 pieces. Character statues shown in the images are sold separately and not included.
As an added bonus, a small metal figurine of a Mouse Droid can be obtained by mailing in a completed form to the manufacturer.
You would think that for a product that’s over $2,400 they could include the mouse droid.
via Entertainment Earth.
so I guess they’re going to just forget that there were no jedi left after the purge until Luke?
They mention twerking, but there’s actually no twerking going on here. sad.
Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.
Director J.J. Abrams says, “We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”
Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.
Is that a black man in the corner? Goodness! Let’s hope it’s a little more multicultural than just a single guy from a race that isn’t white.
via Boing Boing.
Because of how human bodies work, these highly-detailed Han Solo rugs are a great size to be a hallway runner, letting all who enter your abode know you are not to be trifled with. (And also that you’re a huge Star Wars fan.) Line the sides of the hallway with “torches” made from lightsabers, and you’ve got the ultimate entryway for your geek pad. Make your doorbell play Imperial March for the pièce de résistance.
Priced at US $179.99, this absolutely amazing LEGO model of R2-D2 will be available in May and will come complete with rotating dome head, retractable third leg, and a special edition R2-D2 mini-fig hidden inside.
Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by Lucasfilm Chairman and Founder, George Lucas.
Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock on October 26, 2012, the transaction value is $4.05 billion, with Disney paying approximately half of the consideration in cash and issuing approximately 40 million shares at closing. The final consideration will be subject to customary post-closing balance sheet adjustments.
“Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value.”
“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” said George Lucas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lucasfilm. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”
Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Lucasfilm, a leader in entertainment, innovation and technology, including its massively popular and “evergreen” Star Wars franchise and its operating businesses in live action film production, consumer products, animation, visual effects, and audio post production. Disney will also acquire the substantial portfolio of cutting-edge entertainment technologies that have kept audiences enthralled for many years. Lucasfilm, headquartered in San Francisco, operates under the names Lucasfilm Ltd., LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic, and Skywalker Sound, and the present intent is for Lucasfilm employees to remain in their current locations.
Kathleen Kennedy, current Co-Chairman of Lucasfilm, will become President of Lucasfilm, reporting to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn. Additionally she will serve as the brand manager for Star Wars, working directly with Disney’s global lines of business to build, further integrate, and maximize the value of this global franchise. Ms. Kennedy will serve as executive producer on new Star Wars feature films, with George Lucas serving as creative consultant. Star Wars Episode 7 is targeted for release in 2015, with more feature films expected to continue the Star Wars saga and grow the franchise well into the future.
The acquisition combines two highly compatible family entertainment brands, and strengthens the long-standing beneficial relationship between them that already includes successful integration of Star Wars content into Disney theme parks in Anaheim, Orlando, Paris and Tokyo.
Driven by a tremendously talented creative team, Lucasfilm’s legendary Star Wars franchise has flourished for more than 35 years, and offers a virtually limitless universe of characters and stories to drive continued feature film releases and franchise growth over the long term. Star Wars resonates with consumers around the world and creates extensive opportunities for Disney to deliver the content across its diverse portfolio of businesses including movies, television, consumer products, games and theme parks. Star Wars feature films have earned a total of $4.4 billion in global box to date, and continued global demand has made Star Wars one of the world’s top product brands, and Lucasfilm a leading product licensor in the United States in 2011. The franchise provides a sustainable source of high quality, branded content with global appeal and is well suited for new business models including digital platforms, putting the acquisition in strong alignment with Disney’s strategic priorities for continued long-term growth.
The Lucasfilm acquisition follows Disney’s very successful acquisitions of Pixar and Marvel, which demonstrated the company’s unique ability to fully develop and expand the financial potential of high quality creative content with compelling characters and storytelling through the application of innovative technology and multiplatform distribution on a truly global basis to create maximum value. Adding Lucasfilm to Disney’s portfolio of world class brands significantly enhances the company’s ability to serve consumers with a broad variety of the world’s highest-quality content and to create additional long-term value for our shareholders.
The Boards of Directors of Disney and Lucasfilm have approved the transaction, which is subject to clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, certain non-United States merger control regulations, and other customary closing conditions. The agreement has been approved by the sole shareholder of Lucasfilm.
Underneath that mound of sh*t, is there a really good movie inside Star Wars: Episode 1? Yes—and this guy managed to find it…
Give into the dark side of the Force, and construct your own Darth Maul edition double-bladed Lightsaber Room Light. Mount it to your wall and activate its dual red glowing blades! Includes fun and informative educational guide.
via BARNES & NOBLE.
LEGO Star Wars 9492 TIE Fighter
Behold, the standard fighter in the Emperor’s Navy! The TIE Fighter is back, and this time it includes a bunch of figures like the TIE Pilot, the Imperial Office, the new Death Star Trooper, and the new R5-J2. Build a squad of them and crush the Rebel Alliance! 413 pieces. Ages 8 to 14.
I own a version of the tie inteceptor in lego, but it didn’t come with any of those cool minifigs.
with a completely unneeded star wars tie in at the end. seems to me someone got a financial partner for that super bowl spot.
Golly Gosh Golly, Hey Wait, Golly!
You’d think he would have seniority over at least a few of those clones.
seems more hungover than lazy
Please suggest double entendres in the comments.
French fast food chain Quick to create the above Jedi, Dark and Dark Vador Burgers
Anyone in France able to get a couple of these and tell us how they are? pictures of it?
This Star Wars Saga sheet set is out of this world! Cool Darth Vader, Lightsaber, geometric and checkered graphics will have your child feeling the force. Your little Jedi will look forward to bedtime using these Star Wars sheets. In blue/multi.
Why does this not come in King size? I would love a set for my own bed 😉
made me go watch “The Dictator” by charlie chaplin. good stuff.
A visual representation of Charlie Chaplin’s famous speech from ‘The Dictator’ put into the Star Wars universe.
not as exciting as I thought it would be, but it has a particular appeal. I dig it.
If you are familiar with the 10179 Ultimate Collectors edition of the Millennium Falcon, you’ll know that it is one of the biggest sets LEGO ever produced at 33″(84 cm) long by 22″(56 cm) wide and 8.3″(21 cm) tall with over 5000 pieces.
via nerd approved.
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One of the best-looking bounty hunters in the galaxy!
Based on the outfit Princess Leia Organa wore in Return of the Jedi.
Styled after the 2003-2005 Clone Wars cartoon.
Scaled to your other classic animated maquettes from Gentle Giant!
mind you, if they actually sold a set like this, it’d be special order, cost the same as a house and be shipped in 20 large fridge sized boxes with 1,000 little baggies of legos.
Artist Adam Carlson’s Batman and Star Wars mashup.