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Artist Joey Chou has taken all that is right in the world and combined it in one amazing picture. What you see before you is Wonder Woman wielding a dual-bladed lightsaber while riding a two-headed unicorn-pegasus. That wasn’t enough, so he also had that unicorn-pegasus shoot lighting from its horns while striding across a rainbow. Words are simply not enough to describe this wonder.

(The Art of Animation via io9)

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You can add a little Imperial flair to your home with these Star Wars porch light covers. You can choose from either Stormtroopers or Darth Vader or get one of each to make it interesting.

See the Stormtrooper after the break.

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These beautiful fan made posters created by AndrewSS7 for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII are absolutely beautiful. He’s included iconic images from the universe like the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star, and a Star Destroyer, and imagined them after the credits rolled on Return of the Jedi. These might not be the real thing, but they are sure to get you excited about the possibilities.

See larger pictures after the break.

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Ladies and gentlemen, we live in a world where you can purchase multiple life-size Boba Fett statues. You can go for a realistic-looking option or this statue based on the retro Kenner action figure. The 3 3/4 inch action figure was digitally scanned and scaled up to a whopping 6 feet tall. This life-sized toy is scheduled to ship in quarter three of 2015.

Check out a few more pictures after the break.

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In the MOC Madness competition, all the Star Wars things are going steampunk. The Steam Wars competition is broken into five rounds, and it began in July. The first challenge was for participants to choose a canon starfighter and reimagine it as a minifig scale steampunk fighter. Now they’re on round three, and it’s all about building a steampunk AT-AT.

The above picture features markus19840420′s submission. He only had seven days to build the Walker, and I’m impressed by the number of details he incorporated in such a short period of time. I’d totally buy something like this.

See more photos of the build after the break.

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If you don’t have Disney Channel, then you’re going to want to get it fast so you can watch Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion when it airs on the channel worldwide on October 3rd. This one-hour movie is the prelude to the new Star Wars Rebels series which will be airing on Disney XD beginning on Monday, October 13th. From StarWars.com:

Set between the events of Star Wars: Episodes III and IV, the story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost — cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the “muscle” Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabine, and cantankerous old astromech droid Chopper — is among a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, they will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures, and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.

The series was created by Dave Filoni who was also behind Star Wars: The Clone Wars, along with Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes), and Carrie Beck. The voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus, and Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor.

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Fans have long been clamoring for an unaltered Blu-ray version of the original Star Wars trilogy without all the fancy special effects that were added in years later. If rumors are to be believed, this might actually happen. The first rumors surfaced on Comicbook.com which said:

According to our sources, Disney has plans to release the original cut of the Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray. Our sources indicate that the project has been under way for quite some time, but it’s been challenging because of some damage to the original negatives they are utilizing. The goal is to release A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of Jedi in their complete, unaltered, original form without the redone special edition SFX.

Huzzah! But wait. As many have pointed out, the problem is that Disney doesn’t even own the rights to the original trilogy. The rights to those films all belong to Fox (along with the distribution rights to the prequels), so Disney can’t release anything on their own. The rights for Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi revert to Lucasfilm in 2020, but A New Hope belongs to Fox forever.

Now, this doesn’t mean Disney and Fox couldn’t work together. After all, there is a lot of money to be made here. However,  the fact that the rumor doesn’t seem to take Fox into account sheds doubt on its credibility. And let’s put one more nail in the coffin of this idea with a quote Ars Technica dug up from George Lucas during an interview on The Today Show a decade ago:

The special edition, that’s the one I wanted out there. The other movie, it’s on VHS, if anybody wants it. … I’m not going to spend the—we’re talking millions of dollars here, the money and the time to refurbish that, because to me, it doesn’t really exist anymore. It’s like this is the movie I wanted it to be, and I’m sorry you saw half a completed film and fell in love with it.

And that was the sound of millions of fans cheering in joy only to be suddenly silenced. Still, a shred of hope is better than nothing.

(via io9)

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There are times the internet gives you gifts and this, my friends, is one of those times.

Much in the way the recent Guardians Of The Galaxy/Star Wars trailer mashup was a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup type of combination, some amazing person by the name of Joseph Lovetro has done the same with Cowboy Bebop and Guardians of the Galaxy.

It’s two great tastes that taste great together all over again and it’s just after the break.

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