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These gorgeous limited-edition woodblock prints are part of a crowd-funding project on Makuake.com. The designs come from artist Masami Ishikawa with master engravers and printers doing the work to create them entirely by hand. They’re even officially licensed Lucasfilm products.

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You’ll soon be able to have a fully armed an operational Death Star crashing through your wall with this 3D light. Other upcoming releases in the series include R2-D2, C-3PO, and Darth Vader’s gloved hand holding a glowing red lightsaber.

A release date hasn’t been announced yet, but you can expect them to arrive in stores (most notably Target) sometime in the near future.

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Toys ‘R’ Us has revealed their SDCC exclusive Star Wars ‘Jabba’s Rancor Pit’ figure set. It includes Slave Leia, Luke, C-3PO, and a Gammorean guard that are all about the size of the 3.75″ classic Hasbro figures. Jabba measures a bit larger at 6″ and the Rancor appropriately towers over everyone. The set will debut at SDCC but will arrive in Toys ‘R’ Us stores later this year. The press release also included news of their new “Collector Vector” online store:

In conjunction with Comic Convention, Toys“R”Us has introduced a new shop titled, “Collector Vector,” dedicated to collectible action figures, playsets and more for the mature collector community, available now in its stores nationwide and Toysrus.com. This specially designated destination features nearly 100 highly sought-after collectibles from industry leading manufacturers, including Bandai, Diamond Select™, Mezco Toyz, McFarlane Toys and NECA, among others, as well as items based on hit properties, such as BATMAN™, Godzilla, Sons of Anarchy, Predator, The Walking Dead and more. The company’s new digital “Collector Vector” hub, available online at Toysrus.com, features hundreds of additional product options, including items customers can’t find anywhere else.

Looks like we’re all going to be spending a little more time shopping Toys ‘R’ Us.

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Cuteness alert! Four feet of plush Chewbacca goodness? I don’t know about you, but I’d be hard pressed not to take it everywhere and introduce myself to people with, “Han Solo, I’m captain of the Millennium Falcon. Chewie here tells me you’re looking for passage to the Alderaan system.”

From the product page:

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Underground Toys found this gigantic, 48′ tall, talking Chewbacca plush! Everyone knows it’s not wise to upset a Wookie. Even a plush one. This is especially true when he talks and stands a massive 48′ tall! Featuring the original and iconic roars from the classic movies this 48′ plush version of Chewbacca is a must have for any fan or collector.

Product Page ($319.99)

If the 48″ version is too expensive, keep in mind that smaller, cheaper versions are also available.

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Imagine what would happen if Star Wars ships crashed on Earth. Artist Nicolas Amiard has imagined exactly that in this series of photographs. He put an Imperial Star Destroyer in Paris, the Millennium Falcon in the Hudson River, and an X-Wing in Venice. He told The Creator’s Project:

“Star Wars is an imaginary universe and bringing elements from this universe in our real world seemed to be a very interesting contrast to work on.”

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Kinda looks like a modern art Star Wars masterpiece doesn’t it?

Actually, it’s a still from Star Wars Wars by Marcus Rosentrater—a filmmaker and senior animator on the Archer television series.

It features all six Star Wars flicks playing at the same time. We’re talking pure visual insanity here.

While I’m still not quite sure what to make of it, I do have to say that the video is rather engaging…and headache-inducing.

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I’m fairly sure that every Star Wars fan either has, or dreams of having a high end lightsaber replica. The more accurate the better. Saber Forge can definitely help you out with that. In fact, they want to give you the ability to build and customize your own lightsaber.

To that end. Saber Forge has launched a Kickstarter for Adaptive Saber Parts:

Adaptive Saber Parts are an easy to use modular system that lets anyone construct their very own movie quality custom saber. We have lowered the barrier to entry, now you don’t need expensive machinery, soldering equipment, or years of prop building experience to make your very own custom saber, all you need is your imagination, and Adaptive Saber Parts.

With our initial release we will offer over a hundred unique metal parts in three different finishes putting millions of different design configurations at your fingertips, and every month we will release a new expansion set, making the possibilities endless.

In addition we will offer “plug and play” no solder electronics kits for upgrading your custom saber hilt to a dueling saber with a light up blade, or a fully functional hero level prop with lights, motion detection, and sound.

Considering building your own saber is part of the path to becoming a Jedi, I think this is pretty darn cool.

Check out Saber Forge project videos after the break.

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These miniature Star Wars RC toys are just the thing for reenacting epic space battles. There’s a Millennium Falcon, X-Wing, and TIE Fighter that come with wireless controllers that act as charging bases when you’re not flying the toys around the room.

Flight time is roughly four minutes between three-minute charges with a wireless range of 16 feet. They’ll run you around $50 each when they go on sale August 1st.

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Star Wars and Star Trek are both really nerdy, but which is the nerdiest? This animated video by College Humor features animated Captain Picard and Darth Vader debating that question. Their points are great, but Ryker wins for his antics with his stupid leg in the background.

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Lucasfilm, ILM, and Skywalker Sound have teamed up to create a new division called ILMxLAB that will combine storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create an immersive experience like nothing you’ve seen. From the press release:

ILMxLAB combines compelling storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create immersive entertainment experiences. For several years, the company has been investing in real-time graphics – building a foundation that allows ILMxLAB to deliver interactive imagery at a fidelity never seen before. As this new dimension in storytelling unfolds, ILMxLAB will develop virtual reality, augmented reality, real-time cinema, theme park entertainment and narrative-based experiences for future platforms.

Nothing has been officially announced thus far, but they did say that “exclusive Star Wars-based experiences” are coming later this year, presumably to coincide with the release of The Force Awakens. Check out the video after the break to get a taste of what that might mean.

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