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Now you can lounge with a bikini-clad Princess Leia while relaxing in your own bikini this summer. This 30″ x 60″ beach towel features an art nouveau design by Adam Hughes that looks like it’s advertising cruises on Jabba’s sail barge. The text reads:

The Mighty Dune Sea
& Jabba Cruises
present
Last Daughter of
Alderaan
also appearing
Sarlacc the Magnificent
and the execution of the prisoners
Sy Snootles and the Max Rebo Band
Figrin D’an and his wailing Modal Nodes
The Comedic Computations of L-MAO
The Sinewy Dance of Oola CANCELLED

This is an officially licensed Star Wars product and will have you dreaming of cruising the Dune Sea while you’re lying on the sandy beach of your choosing.

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goodnight darth vader

Jeffrey Brown, author of Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess, has a new book coming out called Goodnight Darth Vader. Vader may be ready for his kids to go to sleep, but his twins, Luke and Leia, want a bedtime story first — one that involves the aliens, heroes, villains, and monsters of their world.

Goodnight Darth Vader is due out in August 2014, but it’ll debut at Comic-Con International the week of July 21st and we’re sure we’ll get more news as the date approaches.

In the meantime, we have printable Valentine’s Day cards by the author for your Star Wars dose of cute.

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She may have been unwilling to give up the location of the secret rebel base, but she’s perfectly happy to confirm her return in the next Star Wars movie. Carrie Fisher let loose the news in a recent interview with Palm Beach Illustrated.

Disney is going to continue the Star Wars saga, producing movies set to hit theaters starting in 2015. Can you confirm whether you’ll reprise the role of Princess Leia?

Yes.

A definite, one-word answer that has fans everywhere squealing in delight. Then they asked her the follow-up question that you know you wanted to ask, too.

And still wearing the bagel buns?

The bagel buns and the bikini, because probably she has sundowners syndrome. At sundown, she thinks that she’s 20-something. And she puts it on and gets institutionalized.

Really, I don’t care what she does with her hair or how well that metal bikini fits. The important part is that Princess Leia is back!

UPDATE: A rep for Fisher told CNN that “she was joking” with regard to her return as Princess Leia. While that wouldn’t be surprising, it could also be simple backtracking. Mark Hamill recently revealed that the powers-that-be were talking to the cast about reuniting, so it seems like this is the direction that they want to go in.

(Palm Beach Illustrated via io9)

comic161 I know

This comic by Katie Cook details the perfect reaction one should have to someone replying to “I love you” with “I know.”

(via TOSWB)

There are three different version of these Viz-A-Ball bowling balls with images of Star Wars characters. You can choose the Light Side with Yoda on one side and and the Clone Army on the reverse or the Dark Side with Darth Vader on one side and Anakin and Obi-Wan dueling on the other. If you don’t fancy yourself a Jedi, then there’s always the Queen Amidala and Princess Leia version for those wishing to mingle with royalty. All three are officially retired so quantities are limited.

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The time has finally come for Princess Leia to be a talking plush toy! Yoda, Chewbacca, and the like always seem to get made into toys first – and now I sort of see why. It’s easy to make those two and R2-D2 adorable; though this Leia toy is cute, she’s also a touch creepy. It’s something about the eyes.

But if you can look past that, she’s perfectly huggable and will say phrases like “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re our only hope.” The plush will be available to ship in January.

Product Page ($21.59 via Geek Alerts)

Dark Horse Comics announced a new Star Wars comic series today at Comic-Con. They do that almost every year, and it seems to me that they launch a lot of Jedi and Sith titles. Things are different this time though. The new book, written by Brian Wood, is just called Star Wars, and it takes place on the assumption that A New Hope was the only film of the saga ever made. I know, I’m excited with this direction as well.

Lucasfilm handpicked Wood for this new story, and it should be out in December or January. Carlos D’Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, and Alex Ross round out the creative team. That combination will definitely make for attractive art, and as a fan of Wood’s other stories, I’m looking forward to seeing what happens.

Randy Stradley of Dark Horse explained the differences with this series as follows:

As for how this series is “different” from past entries in this time period, I guess the answer would be that we’re trying very had to keep everything fresh — as if Episode IV had just come out in theaters. This is the Star Wars series for everyone who has loved the films, but has never delved into any of the comics or novels. There is no vast continuity that a reader needs to know beyond the events in A New Hope. This is the beginning of the adventures of Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie.

Another difference? No more of the slightly stuffy Leia I know from the Expanded Universe. She’s too busy being a diplomat in those stories, and while she’s good at that, I’ve personally wanted to see more hands-on fighting from her. It seems like I’ll get that side of Leia with this series. She has her blaster and an X-wing. I am so thrilled to see her behind the controls of an X-wing.

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Now that I have your attention, check out these great new behind-the-scenes pictures of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford on the set of Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back. These were all released by Lucasfilm in advance of the Star Wars Celebration in Florida this August. Han looks cool, Luke looks goofy and Leia not only gets up close and personal with a Gamorrean, but she gets caught smooching Chewbacca. Man, if Han finds out about this he’s going to be one ticked off smuggler.

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Kittyzilla, one of our favorite plush artists, showed off two of her latest custom creations—an adorable Princess Leia and Gamorrean Guard. Both were commissions, so if you would like to have something special made just for you make sure to check out her Etsy page and make a request.

(Handmade Stuffs via Super Punch)

Star Wars Yoga Posters

The subject of exercise isn’t really discussed in the Star Wars universe, but Princess Leia didn’t get those abs from running the Rebellion. Surely Stormtroopers had to stretch in order to move around in their clunky armor. Artist Rob Osborne must have had thoughts like this, and the end result is a serious of hilarious posters illustrating yoga poses as performed by Star Wars characters. Even R2-D2 and C-3PO get in on the bendy action.

Check out Fett, droids, and more stretching after the break.

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