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Funko’s quest to suck all the money from our collective wallets continues apace with the newly announced Star Wars POP! vinyl bobbles. Luke, Leia in Bouush disguise, a TIE pilot, and Both Nalan Cheel are all adorable, but the Bib Fortuna is so cute I’m gonna die.

Head after the break to get a closer look.

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Rob James-Collier, who plays Thomas Barrow on Downton Abbey, set out to raise £10,000 to help the Chilterns MS Centre. In order to do that, he released a fairly awesome video called Downton Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Valet in which his “Evil Butler” faces off against the “Phantom Valet” John Cates (Brendan Coyle).

The Downton/Star Wars mashup was so well received that Collier has hit his goal and plans to create Downton Wars: Episode 2 – The Evil Butler Strikes Back!

Maybe if we all donate to the charity on his website, we can get an entire series! I’d be down for that.

Watch Episode One after the break.

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A Disney cruise ship called the Disney Dream has a new play area that’s designed to look like the interior of the Millennium Falcon. The play area, which members of Disney’s Oceaneer Club can access (ages 3-12), allows guests to pretend that they’re actually everyone’s favorite scruffy smuggler. From the press release:

Kids will be transported to a far away galaxy at Star Wars: Millennium Falcon, a Force-filled play area inspired by the spacecraft from the legendary saga. Upon entering the spaceship, younglings will join the Rebel Alliance in the epic battle of good versus evil by assisting with the navigation of this powerful space vehicle. Sitting in the cockpit, children can pilot this super-cool spaceship through hyperspace and trigger lightspeed jumps to different locations around the galaxy.

See Also: Disney Cruise Lines Announces Star Wars Day At Sea

But the upgrades don’t stop there. The Disney Dream will also add the Jedi Training Academy experience, which includes Star Wars-themed games, crafts and activities.

The new features are expected to debut after the Disney Dream undergoes dry dock Oct. 4-24, 2015, in Freeport, Bahamas.

(via Cnet)

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That crashed Imperial Star Destroyer sticking up out of the sand in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer may be a little worse for wear, but that hasn’t stopped several people from trying to sell it on Craigslist. One listing reads:

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(via Empire Magazine)

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The little rolling ball that is the BB-8 droid has been a big hit with fans based solely on glimpses from the trailers, and this might be your first look at the official Sphero remote control toy. Fat Brain Toys had a listing up for the toy with a retail price of $150 and availability of September 1st, but the listing has since been yanked.

We’ll have to wait and see if it reappears in the coming months, but you don’t have to wait to get your hands on something similar. Christian Poulsen hacked a Sphero toy to build a BB-8 and you can too.

See a picture of the listing and the homemade version in action after the break…

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With both the Batman V Superman and Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers having just been released, Youtuber Final Feature was quick to make the LEGO versions. What’s even more impressive is how accurate these are given how quickly they were made. And of course, they’re way cuter than the originals.

Check out both amazing LEGO trailers after the break.

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There was so much happening at Star Wars Celebration this weekend that it was hard to take everything in. Some of the most amazing moments that happened weren’t in a room packed with people or shown on a huge video screen. Moments like this one, with a little boy in a wheelchair gleefully playing with R2-D2, are really what make these events so incredible. The little boy’s giggles will melt your heart.

See the video after the break.

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The Jedi way of life is governed by a particular set of rules, one of which is that Jedi Knights can’t marry. Colin, a young Star Wars fan and Jedi-Knight-in-training, would like to get hitched one day, so he wrote a letter to George Lucas requesting that the rule be changed—and Lucasfilm responded.

Find out what they said after the break…

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The Star Wars Battlefront game panel is happening at Star Wars Celebration and the new trailer just dropped. It’s frickin’ gorgeous, though the trailer doesn’t contain any actual gameplay.

Still, I’m definitely planning to pick it up when it goes on sale November 17th on PS4, PC and Xbox One.

Check it out after the break.

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