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Over the weekend at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Marvel announced that Mark Waid and Terry Dodson will produce a Princess Leia 5-issue mini-series. Along with this, Jason Aaron and John Cassady will work on Star Wars, an on-going series that starts two weeks after the events of A New Hope. Finally, Keiron Gillen and Salvador Larocca are the team behind an upcoming Darth Vader series, which will focus on how Vader works with bounty hunters and re-establishes his fearsome reputation following the destruction of the first Death Star.
The first issues of all three series will arrive in the beginning of 2015.
Cover photos for Star Wars and Darth Vader follow after the break.
If you’d like to recreate the battle of Hoth in your front yard, then you’ll need to buy this Star Wars AT-AT lawn ornament. It’s cast from resin, looks great and… no, I’m not actually sure if Dak is under there. Let’s just think about Ewoks now, shall we? Happy furry thoughts.
This lawn ornament will be available for purchase in November.
Check out another pic after the break…
Hot Wheels meets the Empire with the new Darth Vader car. We teased it yesterday but I got the chance to see this thing of beauty up close at SDCC and it was all I could do to not to try and steal it.
I took pictures, which are after the break. There’s also a video you’ll enjoy.
Everyone, shut up! Hot Wheels has turned a C5 Corvette into a giant love letter to Darth Vader. This life-size Hot Wheels car with red lightsaber trim is basically what Vader would be if after his death in Return of the Jedi (sorry, spoilers), he suddenly reincarnated as the living vehicle villain of Transformers 5: Sith Happens. Fans can get their own toy-sized version that comes in a red lightsaber display case.
Check out more images of the car and its cute toy counterpart after the break.
Han may not like the idea of being frozen in carbonite and used as a toilet seat cover in your bathroom, but he’s frozen in carbonite, so it’s not like he can say much.
This toilet seat is made by a company called Derby Covers and, apparently, all of their toilet seats are custom painted and airbrushed. That’s got to look interesting on a resume!
They cover all sorts of different fandoms, so I’m guessing that if Han’s tortured face isn’t your thing, you’ll find something you like.
Product Page ($59.99)
The Millennium Falcon is coming to Walmart and Walmart.com this November as one giant-sized toy. It’s set to retail for about $59.99, measures over 2-feet long, and has a rotating radar dish and movable cannon. Maybe if you’re good you’ll find this under the tree this Christmas.
See more pictures after the break.
YouTuber Paradise Decay is working on a massive project: he’s making Star Wars: A New Hope in Minecraft. He’s got an hour and ten minutes completed so far, and that gave him more than enough footage to create a trailer. He’s making the fan film for fun and will make it freely available to everyone when the project’s done (hopefully sometime in 2015).
Keep in mind that you’ll need to have the film on hand in order to sync the sound—a decision that was made in order to avoid copyright issues.
He says the project has been three years in the making with some sets taking up to six months to build. He clearly has the patience of a Jedi Master.
Watch a trailer for the blocky version of Episode IV after the break.
Yes, that’s an AT-AT walking through a beautiful landscape painting. It’s a part of The Ancient Kaiju Project by German artist Oliver Wetter. He’s inserted all sorts of monsters into classic Hudson River School paintings as a way of improving his ability to replicate the styles. He’s done an incredible job, with the creatures looking like they were always a part of the art.
See more pictures and videos of the process after the break.