We're so excited to be part of the QuirkBooks Blog Tour for the third installment of Ian Doescher's Shakespearean retelling of Star Wars. The Jedi Doth Return hits physical bookstores and online retailers tomorrow! To celebrate its release, Ian has written a guest post for our site about his favorite science fiction reads.
Hot on the heels of the New York Times best seller William Shakespeare's Star Wars comes the next two installments of the original trilogy: William Shakespeare's The Empire Tell Me More!
We spotted this adorable R2D2 wreath on Amy Ratcliffe's blog and immediately fell in love with it. We are always looking for new ways to incorporate our nerdy interests into our holiday decor, and this is the perfect idea for any Star Wars fan-- including us! Check out Amy's detailed and easy-to-follow instructions here. Tell Me More!
Jeweler Paul Michael designed this gorgeous ring featuring Han Solo frozen in Carbonite. We think the ring would make the perfect wedding band for any Star Wars fan. Unfortunately, Michael has only sketched out this design and it's not currently for sale. But we have a feeling that once Star Wars fans see this amazing piece, they'll be able to convince him to make it a reality.
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We love this Darth Vader Costume Dress from Her Universe so much that we'd be willing to join the dark side for it. The body-hugging dress is available now exclusively at HotTopic.com. Sizes range from small to 3x. Tell Me More!
The Force is strong with the JesterLads. The group recently visited King's College London, where they pranked students who were trying to use the elevator.
The prank was simple: one of the pranksters stood inside the elevator wearing a hoodie and glasses, while the other stood outside the elevator doors and out of view. The prankster in the elevator then pretended to use "The Force" to continuously re-open the closing elevator doors. Of course, it was actually his friend opening the doors Tell Me More!
Theme Park Insider is reporting that Disney will build Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.
Rumors of an expansion have circulated for years, but they greatly increased in October when Disney bought Lucasfilm. Now, multiple sources are confirming to the website that the expansion will happen.
The project is expected to take five years, although it's mentioned Disney may speed up that time frame. One possible explanation for why Disney may be in a hurry to get the expansion Tell Me More!
Hot Topic has new sunglasses in stock that are a must-have accessory for any Star Wars fan. The retro style shades feature a lightsaber on each arm of the glasses. And the best part is that the lightsabers actually light up!
The glasses are available in green or blue for $16.50. Hot Topic is currently having a sale on all of their sunglasses: buy one pair, get the second for 50% off. Tell Me More!
The sand-colored Levi's pants worn by Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) in the original Star Wars film sold at auction for $36,100 on Tuesday. Hamill wore the pants throughout the 1977 movie while portraying the young Jedi.
There were 13 bids made for the pants, which had a pre-sale estimate of $70,000 - $100,000. I guess that makes the $36,100 winning bid a steal, right?
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DeviantArtist DrFaustusAU reimagined some of our favorite sci-fi movies, comics, and video games as Dr. Seuss books. If you check out DrFaustus' DeviantArt page, you'll also be able to read a few lines from each of the books!
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Star Wars Weekends may not begin until May, but we're already getting a peek at some of the merchandise that will be available at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Take a look:
Plush Disney Characters
Mystery Vinylmation Series
Vinylmation Jr. Series with Droids
Oversized Salacious B. Crumb Latex Character
Thermal Detenator “Hot Potato” Game
9-inch Jabba the Hutt figure
Disney-Pixar Cars/Star Wars Mash-Up Tell Me More!