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Star Wars The Force Awakens toys revealed

Star Wars The Force Awakens toys revealed

The first three toys from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens collection are revealed. They're all stormtroopers. You're going to see one LEGO set, one Hotwheels car, and one Black Series action figure from Hasbro. These are amongst some of the most widespread, popular brands that'll be carrying Star Wars toys now and when the time comes for The Force Awakens to be released. Expect to see these toys in every department store across the planet by the end of the year.

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Copy of Star Wars original script unearthed in UNB library

Copy of Star Wars original script unearthed in UNB library

It is almost like a crossover between two Harrison Ford universes. A nondescript librarian, employed for a menial task, stumbles across a long forgotten manuscript revealed to be the very faithful recreation of an original plot for a story of epic proportions. That scene is probably not far from the mind of Kristian Brown when he came across, purely by accident, on a copy of the original script for Star Wars. Now the University of New Brunswick in Saint John in Canada will have to make sure they never again forget that they hold a piece of pop culture history.

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XCOM 2 announced, puts humans on the offensive

XCOM 2 announced, puts humans on the offensive

It's 20 years into the future, and humanity has lost. The alien invasion that we've tried so hard to prevent has taken place and now mankind is no longer the ruling species. All that stands in the way of total domination is a rag tag team of freedom fighters with limited resources and always on the move. That's the even darker scenario that is being painted in XCOM 2, Firaxis' sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown title, the award winning sci-fi game that blends strategy, tactics, X-Files, and and a whole lot of alien goo.

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Star Wars Canon: Luke’s story “before The Force Awakens”

Star Wars Canon: Luke’s story “before The Force Awakens”

What you're about to see is a glimpse of the awesomeness that is the Disney and Lucasfilm archives-approved comic series "Star Wars: Before The Force Awakens." This is working with Jenn Heddle from the Star Wars story group. This means you WILL indeed be able to count on these panels being canon for the movies. This comic is being written and illustrated by "Writer Hong", an awesome creative fellow in Korea. He's releasing this comic in paper form (eventually) AND online for free - at first, at least. This is the story of Luke Skywalker. The parts of his story you didn't see.

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Chinese CEO builds office building that looks like the USS Enterprise

Chinese CEO builds office building that looks like the USS Enterprise

Star Trek is a beloved sci-fi series that millions of people all around the world love. Some of those people collect all sorts of Star Trek items and some go so far as to decorate their home to look like the Enterprise. A Chinese CEO of a software firm called NetDragon took things to the next level with an awesome building for the company that looks like the USS Enterprise.

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Adam Savage builds a functional Star Trek captain’s chair

Adam Savage builds a functional Star Trek captain’s chair

You might not know the name Adam Savage, but if you ever watch the Discovery Channel, odds are you have seen Savage's face a time or two. He is one of the hosts of the Discovery show Mythbusters where he and the other hosts take on these urban legends and prove them to be plausible or a bunch of rubbish. What you might not know if you aren’t a fan of the show is that Savage started his career building props and special effects for movies and TV shows.

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Science Fiction: Roswell Alien Slides Debunked

Science Fiction: Roswell Alien Slides Debunked

Several sixty-year-old slides, recently claimed by their owner, Adam Dew, to be photos of aliens from Roswell, New Mexico, have been debunked. Just this past week, several people - citizens, UFO "believers" and even some so-called experts in the field - were invited to a New Mexico event to screen a documentary on the slides. As it turns out, the images show no more than the remains of a mummified child. The child currently resides in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, after having visited San Francisco on temporary loan in the 1940s.

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LEGO Star Wars Death Star Final Duel revealed in full

LEGO Star Wars Death Star Final Duel revealed in full

To celebrate May the 4th, aka Star Wars Day, LEGO has revealed their next Star Wars themed set - Death Star Final Duel. This is the same set you may have seen shown at Toy Fair earlier this year as photographed by intrepid toy-goers - today we get to see it up close and personal. Of particular interest in this set is the fact that, for the first time in a LEGO Minifigure, Darth Vader's helmet comes in two parts. There's a life support collar below his head and a removable mask/helmet above.

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The 6 best ways to celebrate May the 4th: Star Wars Day

The 6 best ways to celebrate May the 4th: Star Wars Day

It's Star Wars Day 2015, May the 4th, the greatest non-holiday holiday of the year (aside from Life Day, of course). Today we're running down some awesome bits and pieces from the technological terror side of the galaxy, including bits and pieces that'll thrill your eyes, make your ears happy, and change the way you see the the dark side in the next film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This begins with loot, of course, everyone's favorite byproduct of Star Wars. Precious goods - the space-friendly kind, for all!

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