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Jack Robinson only had four years on this planet. He’s been fighting against an inoperable brain tumor and knowing that he faced a hard road, he made a bucket list that included meeting singer Gary Barlow and and actor Matt Smith. For his final wish, he requested a Star Wars-themed funeral, and his parents Terence and Marie Robinson made it happen when he passed on April 1st of this year.

A Star Wars-themed coffin was transported in a carriage surrounded by stormtroopers, and R2-D2 was at the service. “Binary Sunset” was played by a brass band. Jack Robinson got the unique send off he requested and deserved.

There are a few more heartbreaking photos after the break.

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I like to pretend I live in a world where my action figures come to life at night and have adventures and battles. Photographer Zahir Batin makes such a world real in his photograph series of Star Wars action figures posed out in nature.

He puts clone troopers and other figures in funny situations and occasionally works in a bit of editing magic like you see above with the Force choke. He even goes the extra mile to explain the behind-the-scenes aspects on his Facebook page. I admire both his photography skills and his patience for setting the shots up just right.

Check out more examples of his work after the break.

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han in carbonite rug

As a Star Wars geek, I can say that I wish I had my very own Han In Carbonite at home and, while I love this amazing life-size Han In Carbonite from Sideshow, I need to look for something a little more in my budget.

Luckily, ThinkGeek has a solution that let’s you have your carbonite Han and a rug that ties the room together.

Lay Han down on the floor or hang him on the wall as a tapestry. Heck, I won’t judge. Just promise me you’ll do Jabba’s laugh at least once.

It comes in two sizes: small/medium (31 1/2″ x 71 1/2″) or large/x-large (39″ x 90 1/2″) and is in stock now.

See more pictures after the break.

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Now you can channel your inner Jabba the Hutt and have a life-size Han Solo in carbonite to decorate your living room. This 7 1/2 foot tall screen-accurate replica is being produced by Sideshow Collectibles. It has light affects on the sides and base and a rear power canister that makes it look like it came right out of Jabba’s palace.

Hopefully, you’ve tucked away a few credits because this is being made available at an introductory price of $6,999 with flexible payment plans. Pre-orders open on April 10th.

See more pictures after the break…

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We’re getting our original Chewbacca back! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peter Mayhew will be playing the famous walking carpet once again. This confirms rumors that Mayhew would be reprising his role which reached a fever pitch when he backed out of a convention appearance last week due to his “filming schedule”.

Though it’s expected that many of the original cast members will return, Mayhew’s ability to be involved in the film was questionable due to his health issues. The actor’s health struggles were chronicled in a recent kickstarter documentary, Standing in the Stars: The Peter Mayhew Story, but he’s always made it known that he wanted to reprise the role.

The news that Mayhew will definitely be in the film shows just how committed J.J. Abrams is to bringing back the original cast. And if Chewie is there you know the Falcon and Han can’t be far behind—although we’ll have to wait and see who is officially confirmed next.

(via /Film)

deadpool fabrikation

Need more adorable toys? Of course you do! Funko’s just announced their Fabrikations collection and it offers a different kind of toy: a plushie that has the qualities of an action figure. The soft sculpted figures stand on their own, have rotating heads, and come with vinyl accessories. For example, Deadpool gets swords and Yoda gets a lightsaber.

The toys are definitely cute, and I like the idea of putting stuffed figures on my shelves next to my other collectibles. So far the Fabrikations line includes characters from Marvel, Star Wars, and DC Comics. You can pre-order Deadpool, Yoda, Batman, and more for an estimated ship dates between April to August.

Check out more of the collection after the break.

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batman work out

I’d like to call Neila Rey a fitness guru or something encapsulating, but she eschews any kind of label on her site and the closest thing I could find was “Accessible Fitness & Active Lifestyle” on her twitter.

Whatever you call her, I call her a genius when it comes to making workouts geeky and easy to understand thanks to her poster series.

You can see more of her posters after the break.

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