I would totally trust R2-D2 to charge my precious phone. I mean, this is is thing. The Death Star USB Wall Charger—not so much.

The R2-D2 Wall Charger has two USB ports (2.1A + 1.0A) and it lights up when receiving power.

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Yup, that’s Belle as a wookiee and Jar Jar as Ariel. BuzzFeed contributor Bill Varner decided there’s more room for Disney princesses in the Star Wars Universe so he drew some wild character mashups.

Jabba may be my favorite.

Check out the entire collection after the break…

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Star Wars Battlefront went into a limited Beta over the weekend, and players wasted no time getting in there and testing it out. Aside from learning how to play (there was some swearing at my house), some players decided to see just how much they could get away with when it came to using the game’s mechanics in new and interesting ways.

Sadly, Luke Skywalker proved to be no match for an AT-AT.

Check out the video after the break.

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Hasbro likes to kick off cons with a party and NYCC is no exception, but this year even fans that can’t attend have been treated to a pre-party with a first look at their new Star Wars products.

Last night, they revealed new Star Wars: The Force Awakens figures and Titanium vehicles. This morning, they revealed a new 6-inch Black Series Han Solo, as well as 12-inch versions of both Rey and BB-8.

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What happens when you cross R2-D2 with a Hi-Mock Gundam kit? This enhanced astromech droid Hi2-D2 built and customized by Italian modelmaker Lemcat.

With his new build (that includes versions of his utility arms), R2’s all grown up and ready to stomp some Empire ass. Threepio better watch out the next time he calls R2 a scrap heap.

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With season 2 of Star Wars Rebels coming up on October 14th, I had a chance to sit down and talk with Dave Filoni and Freddie Prinze, Jr. about what’s coming up for Season 2 and to ask a few other questions that have been percolating in my mind.

Not only were both of them were amazing to talk to and incredibly nice, but they shared some really cool tidbits about things like Sabine’s backstory (we’re going to get a deeper look at Mandalore) to Kanan’s strength and weaknesses as a Jedi, to the specific look of Star Wars Rebels and just how it’s connected to the Original Trilogy.

Between Freddie’s ability to connect Kanan Jarrus to Bruce Lee and Dave’s take on just what being a “director” means, there’s a lot here for fans of both Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars to enjoy.

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PistolShrimps took the trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film and went full Disney with it. My personal favorite has to be the hyenas. I don’t think I’d mess with a blaster-carrying hyena.

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It didn’t occur to me at the time, but the Dejarik table and Leia’s message in Star Wars were, for many of us, our first exposure to the concept of holograms. In the years since the movies, we have come pretty close to making this technology a reality.

On that note, developer Ian Martin has come as close to building a real Dejarik table as is possible for a guy working in his garage. It may not have true holographic pieces yet, but I have a feeling he’s going to figure it out.

What he has created is a 1:1 scale replica of Holochess monsters and Dejarik table, complete with with working electronics. The table has 10 working knobs, 54 working buttons, 26 lights, and two LCD display screens plus a program that Martin has written based on the unofficial rules.

While he may be using physical monsters for not, he’s been doing augmented reality tests that show real promise. You can check out that test along with more pictures and video after the break…

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Star Wars fan Daniel Hoogkamp is gearing up for Halloween and he’s pumpkinized our favorite new droid, BB-8.

So cute. I hope more people do this. Actually, I’m sure a lot of people will do this. Probably too many people will do this.

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Hot Toys has unveiled their First Order TIE Pilot sixth scale collectible figure and it’s just as fantastic as the previous releases in their Star Wars: The Force Awakens lineup.

The highly-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of First Order TIE Pilot in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It features a newly designed glossy black TIE Pilot helmet and armor with life support system, meticulously tailored flight suit, detailed blaster pistol, and a hexagonal figure stand with the First Order’s emblem!

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