The lead up to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars has been going on since the beginning of the year, but today is the day. On May 25th 1977, Star Wars made its debut in theaters—and in 2017 the franchise is going stronger than ever.

The Star Wars films are pretty much the cornerstone of everything we do here, and I think it’s safe to assume that the films have played a major role in many of your lives as well. If you’re planning on celebrating, you should check out the latest episode of Lucasfilm’s web series The Star Wars Show below. It’s packed with 40th anniversary news, not to mention an interview with Timothy Zahn, a birthday song from the cast of Hamilton, and…a vegetable carving? [click to continue…]

Yesterday, Vanity Fair revealed the covers for their Star Wars 40th anniversary issue, and today they’re following it up with additional photos from the legendary Annie Leibovitz, a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot and interviews with the cast and crew. Check out some of the highlights below. [click to continue…]

EFX Collectibles has launched their 1:100 scale (8.5″ H x 16.25″ W x 19″ L) diecast Millennium Falcon on Sideshow, complete with lighting effects for the cockpit, headlights, and engines. She’s a beaut. She’s also very pricey. [click to continue…]

Vanity Fair has released the covers for their Star Wars 40th anniversary issue featuring the cast of The Last Jedi as photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Big Star Wars photo shoots are a Vanity Fair tradition, and they’re always fantastic. This shoot is no exception.

We’re really loving Gwendoline Christie’s gritty, helmet-free Phasma (here’s hoping we see a lot more of her in this film), and the solo cover for Carrie Fisher’s General Organa definitely hits you in the feels. Check out all of the covers below. [click to continue…]

The Millennium Falcon piano used in the viral Star Wars medley video from Player Piano is currently up for auction on eBay. At the time of writing, there hasn’t been any bites on the $7,500 opening bid (which doesn’t include shipping from L.A.). We’re hoping that some quirky bar or restaurant sees the wisdom in outfitting their cantina band with this fine instrument. [click to continue…]

This Rogue One rug allows you to storm the beaches of Scarif with your feet while you sit in a comfy chair and sip something refreshing. I highly suggest these Star Wars tiki mugs for the job. [click to continue…]

Gamestop is the only place to get this sweet NERF Rival Star Wars Battlefront Apollo XV-700 Blaster and Face Mask Set that comes complete with a reusable display box, blaster, face mask, and 7 foam rounds. [click to continue…]

Etsy seller RedwoodStoneworks appears to be making good use of the many Star Wars-themed silicone molds on the market by using them to produce delightful little planters made out of plaster. Options include the Death Star, the Millennium Falcon (a hanging version is available) and BB-8. Check out more designs below. [click to continue…]

To celebrate Star Wars Day, Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles released new Princess Leia and Han Solo figures along with a look at their upcoming Luke Skywalker. They even dropped a life-size (7-foot tall) Vader statue for anyone with a loooooot of disposable income. Take a closer look at the figures below. [click to continue…]

Happy Star Wars Day! Yes, today is the day to revel in all things Star Wars—and that includes shopping for stuff online because holy crap there are a lot of deals going on right now. For your convenience, we’ve rounded up some of the best. [click to continue…]