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Luke Skywalker looks good in his Jedi robes, but the man absolutely rocks the X-wing pilot outfit. Sideshow Collectibles has captured every detail of the bright orange jumpsuit and Mark Hamill’s likeness in their new sixth scale Luke Skywalker figure. They’ve made a screen accurate flight suit and harness and given him a removable helmet. Here what the Star Wars statue comes with:

Helmet with Visor and Comlink
Detailed Flight Pressurized G-Suit
Flak Vest
Life Support Unit with Chest Pack Straps
Gear Harness with Belt Flares
Data Cylinders
Right and Left Relaxed Flight Gloved Hands
Right and Left Flight Gloved Fists
Right Force Gesture Flight Gloved Hand
Right and Left Flight Boots
Signal Flares
Support Stand with Yavin Base Flight Deck Graphic

You can pre-order now to receive this statue in October 2015.

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Hot Toys released images of gorgeous Chewbacca and Han Solo figures as the first in its Star Wars line and now it’s going to the Imperial side with this Stormtrooper. The figure will be 30 cm tall and have 7 different hands to hold either a Blastech E-11 rifle or SE-14r Blast Pistol.

There’s also a two-pack with one Stormtrooper that’s shorter. Yes, he’s a little short for a Stormtrooper at 28 cm tall. The two-pack comes with a Mouse Droid and a DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle.

The figure is available for pre-order now with an expected ship date of August 2015.

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Star Wars fans will dig this: Charlie Rose had the opportunity to interview George Lucas last week, and George took a bit of time to chat about the “meaning” behind the Star Wars universe.

Sure, some of us (including myself) may have a few issues with how George handled the prequels, but when you hear him talking about the ideas that drove his overall inspiration for the original Star Wars movies–themes related to mythic storytelling, religion and mortality–you get a better understanding of why those first movies were so magnificent and influential.

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It’s about fracking time.

Two of the best Star War games ever, X-Wing and TIE Fighter, are finally being re-released. They’re currently available on Good Old Games for $10 each. When you download one of the games, you get the special edition (little better resolutions and improved sound, along with the respective expansions) and it’s all set to work on a modern PC.

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Many fans out there have pondered crossovers between the Harry Potter and Star Wars franchise. Although that will never officially happen outside of the internet and staged fan-fiction readings, some fuel has been added to the fire thanks to Daniel Radcliffe remarking that he visited Pinewood Studios where they’re filming (at least part of) Star Wars: Episode VII.

At the red carpet premiere of his new movie Horns, the star of the Harry Potter films said, “I was so excited, ’cause I literally just watched the original Star Wars movies very recently, so I was like a new fan going on set. But I got to meet Harrison Ford and have a chat, and he was lovely. It was great!”

Surprisingly though, Radcliffe wasn’t there just to spy on Han Solo and learn the future of the Jedi Order. He explained, “I went out because all my friends were working there ’cause it’s the Potter crew. They’ve basically just moved onto [Star Wars: Episode VII], so I was going to see all of them.”

You know you can trust a wizard when he never forgets to keep in touch with his friends!

(via The Daily Dot / Photo via Gage Skidmore)

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Casey Pugh put together a fan made version of Star Wars: A New Hope in 2009 which was made up of hundreds of different snippets of individual scenes. They were filmed with people, puppets, and all manner of props with the idea that they’d be spliced together to create the complete film. The finished product was so good that it actually won an Emmy in 2010 for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media.

Now, to follow-up, The Empire Strikes Back has been fan made in the same format, and with the same incredible results. It runs just over 2 hours and contains footage from 480 different Star Wars fans. Sit back, grab some popcorn, and enjoy the ride.

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(via Reddit)

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Eight grader Cody Swanek created an awesome Star Wars algebra problem that focused on how J.J. Abrams is doing with getting Star Wars: Episode VII filmed. Looks like Abrams took notice and not only did he solve the problem, but he created his own Star Wars algebra problem for Swanek to solve. Seriously, if this was what my math classes had been like, I would have paid better attention.

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Star Wars Rebels: Spark of the Rebellion will officially get a network re-broadcast on Sunday, October 26th at 7 PM on ABC and it will include a cameo of Darth Vader voiced by James Earl Jones! According to the press release,

The critically-acclaimed epic adventure “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” will air on ABC on Sunday, October 26 (7:00 p.m. ET/PT). Executive Producer Dave Filoni states, “We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast. We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader voiced by the distinguished actor James Earl Jones.”

That means that anyone who already caught the premiere event on Disney XD is going to want to tune in again to see what extra Vader goodness they’ve got in store.

(via /Film)

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The first standalone Star Wars arcade game in 14 years will make its debut during New York Comic Con at Dave and Buster’s in Times Square for a preview run that will last until November 2nd (with a full rollout beginning in January). Star Wars Battle Pod has you sitting in your own little pod with a joystick controller trying to navigate the Death Star trench run with all sorts of whiz-bang that will put that old vector graphics version to shame. Features include:

  • Arcade-exclusive gameplay on a unique dome screen enveloping your entire area of sight which enables “the player to be surrounded by gameplay images and experiences on the dome screen”
  • Expected to launch in the US in January 2015 “ in participating arcades around the country” with a global launch to follow
  • Five stages that “recreate the fiercest battle scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy.” Players will take command of the vehicles that appear in the films such as X-wings, snowspeeders, speederbikes, the Millennium Falcon and TIE Advanced.
  • Loaded with features and unique gameplay elements, players can “experience the impact of the explosions and destruction that will leave them with a sense of actually piloting and taking part in action-packed scenes from the films.”
  • Star Wars: Battle Pod offers a real sense of flight combat action and delivers an authentic flying experience as if players are actually sitting in the cockpit of a battle pod in the Star Wars universe.
  • Players can jump right in to true-to-film battles on Endor, Hoth, Death Star II, Yavin, and more

There’s even feedback in the chair and the controller to make you feel like you’re really there trying to save the universe!

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