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Officials: Man Was Killed Because He Tried To Pay Off $3K Debt With Star Wars Figurines

If we could all just choose our own currency, you better believe I’d be paying off all my debts in bobby pins found while vacuuming. But because we can’t pick our preferred methods of payment, officials say one man killed another who allegedly tried to pay off his $3,000 debt by way of Star Wars figurines. [More]

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The Only Princess Leia Toy Offered In Hasbro’s Star Wars Line Is Wearing The “Slave Outfit”

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that apparently the only memory of Princess Leia we can take from the original Star Wars trilogy is that of her scantily clad in a slave’s bikini, chained to that hulk of flesh and drool, Jabba the Hutt. At least that’s the only image of her currently sold in Hasbro’s “Black Series” line of figurines at a bunch of toy stores. [More]

We Want To Go To There: Travel Posters Feature Destinations From Game Of Thrones, Star Wars

We Want To Go To There: Travel Posters Feature Destinations From Game Of Thrones, Star Wars

For anyone who ever spent a family vacation as a kid with their nose shoved deep inside the Lord of the Rings series while your parents begged you to take in the local sights, we understand that it’s not that you don’t like to travel. It’s just that you can’t actually go to Rivendell, or Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine, or cast your gaze upon Winterfell from Game of Thrones. But if only you could… [More]

TSA Agents Don’t Care If You’re Chewbacca Himself — That Lightsaber Is Suspicious

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For any fan of Star Wars, it would be hard, nay — impossible — to contain the squeals of glee one’s mouth would emit upon meeting any of the franchise’s most important cast members (Jar Jar Binks, we are definitely not talking to you). But it seems the Transportation Security Administration either don’t know the man who filled Chewbacca’s furry shoes or aren’t willing to give Peter Mayhew special treatment. He was stopped  while boarding a flight on account of his cane, which, of course, is shaped like a lightsaber. [More]

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Help Us, Obi Wan Kenobi: EA Signs Deal With Disney To Publish New Star Wars Games

As a Consumerist reader and tipster puts it, the news that Electronic Arts has signed a deal to develop and publish games based off Star Wars, it’s as if “millions of Star Wars gamer nerds cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced…” That’s a reference to (spoiler alert) the destruction of an entire planet (Alderaan) in Episode IV, for those not in the know. [More]

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ThinkGeek Hears Post Office Lost My Package, Replaces Everything

A UPS/U.S. Postal Service partnership was supposed to bring some totally excellent Star Wars items from ThinkGeek to Michael’s doorstep. It didn’t. The package went missing somewhere in the post office’s custody, never to be heard from again. There was no insurance on it, so he didn’t expect much when he let ThinkGeek know it was missing. He really didn’t expect a total replacement. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Uncover Star Wars Sandtroopers, Free Games, Windows Vista

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Uncover Star Wars Sandtroopers, Free Games, Windows Vista

The Raiders of the Lost Walmart have been busy since April, finding the oldest and obsoletest items on the shelves at Walmart. No old cameras this time, but plenty of (now) free games, old memory, and not-quite-vintage action figures. Almost as if our readers are experts in that sort of thing.
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Star Wars Baking Accessories On Sale At Williams-Sonoma

Star Wars Baking Accessories On Sale At Williams-Sonoma

Knowing our readership, this information is much too important to hold for tomorrow’s Morning Deals. First: Williams-Sonoma has Star Wars kitchen accessories, ranging from Boba Fett cookie cutters to Stormtrooper silicone spatulas. More importantly: these items are on sale for as much as 66% off, making them significantly less overpriced than usual. [More]

We Need To Get To France Before March 1 To Eat A Darth Vader Burger On A Black Bun

We Need To Get To France Before March 1 To Eat A Darth Vader Burger On A Black Bun

Get outta the way, Eiffel Tower — there’s a new attraction we’re drooling over in France and it just so happens to be Star Wars-themed. French restaurant chain Quick is promoting the 3D release of The Phantom Menace with a Darth Vader burger on a super cool black bun. Levitate it on over to my mouth with a side of lightsaber fries! [More]

Taiwanese Animation's Take On The Star Wars Blu-rays

Taiwanese Animation's Take On The Star Wars Blu-rays

The controversial new Star Wars Blu-rays hit shelves today, with bonus, George Lucas-led digital revisions that rile some vocal fans. To best understand the situation, it’s necessary to turn to Taiwanese animators. [More]

Star Wars Blu-Rays Subjected To More George Lucas Tinkering

Star Wars Blu-Rays Subjected To More George Lucas Tinkering

Star Wars fans are divided into two camps: The silent, unquestioning fans who swallow up anything related to the franchise, and the vocal, rage-filled sorts who fume at the endless tinkering to which George Lucas subjects his classics. On the verge of the debut of the original trilogy and prequels on Blu-ray, the latter group has new reason to complain because Lucas has reportedly altered key scenes. [More]

Would You Like A Picture Of Yoda Riding A Tauntaun On Your Pizza Box? Just Ask

Would You Like A Picture Of Yoda Riding A Tauntaun On Your Pizza Box? Just Ask

Domino’s is making an effort to win the hearts of American consumers by improving their food and their service. So what happens if you order online, adding a note that you would like a picture of Yoda riding a tauntaun on your pizza box? What you ask for is what you’ll get. [More]

Star Wars Coming To Blu-ray; Greedo Still Shoots First

Star Wars Coming To Blu-ray; Greedo Still Shoots First

Fans who’ve been waiting 12 parsecs and more to watch Star Wars in HD video can finally cut their thrusters. All six movies — the three real ones, and the three that kids under 12 refer to as Parts 1-3 — will be available on Blu-ray in September. Pricing for the sets, which were introduced by Darth Vader at the Consumer Electronics Show, will be priced at $139.99 for the six-disc set, and $69.99 for the each three-disc set. [More]

Lucas Figures Out Way To Make You See Star Wars Movies In Theaters Again

Lucas Figures Out Way To Make You See Star Wars Movies In Theaters Again

People who are sick of Star Wars have new reason to hope the world will come to an end in 2012, because the Hollywood reporter says that’s the year the films will start hitting theaters in 3D. [More]

Man Arrested For Spilling His Midichlorians On Star Wars Toy In Florida Walmart

Man Arrested For Spilling His Midichlorians On Star Wars Toy In Florida Walmart

The Smoking Gun website has posted an affidavit describing a particularly skeevy toy aisle incident in a Florida Walmart. A man allegedly took a copy of the February Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue over to the toy aisle, then masturbated to it in front of the Star Wars toys. When he was done, according to a Walmart employee who witnessed the incident, he wiped his hand on a nearby toy; a police source who spoke with TSG says it was a Star Wars lightsaber. [More]

George Lucas Says Your Actual Laser Looks Too Much Like Lightsaber

George Lucas Says Your Actual Laser Looks Too Much Like Lightsaber

So apparently a lightsaber isn’t a laser, it’s a “blade of pure plasma energy emitted from the hilt and suspended in a force containment field,” but whatever, George Lucas says Wicked Lasers, based in Hong Kong, is violating LucasFilm’s trademark by selling lasers that look like lightsabers. [More]

LEGO Shop Rushes Watch To Child's Door For Christmas

LEGO Shop Rushes Watch To Child's Door For Christmas

At the last minute, Andrew ordered what must be the coolest watch ever created as a Christmas gift for his eight-year-old, watch-fascinated son. He planned to leave an IOU under the tree, but LEGO Shop had other ideas. [More]

Tauntaun Sleeping Bags Almost Ready To Ship – Win A Free One!

ThinkGeek’s tauntaun sleeping bag is nearly here! It’s so close, you can almost smell it. They’ll start shipping in early November. In the meantime, if you can’t justify spending $100 on the greatest piece of Star Wars memorabilia ever, you can enter their pumpkin carving contest to win one. Or a bunch of other prizes we don’t care about.