Star Wars

AT-AT Walker from the ’80s actually walks

AT-AT Walker from the ’80s actually walks

Anyone who grew up in the '80s will remember the massive Star Wars AT-AT toy that came out in 1981 after Empire Strikes Back introduced us to the massive walkers. The toy had noisy joints that clicked when you move them and it was awesome, but hard to move and play with. Every kid who ever played with one wished it would really move and with some modern hardware, that old AT-AT can really walk.

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Google’s giving away Star Wars Cardboard VR headsets

Google’s giving away Star Wars Cardboard VR headsets

The same Google Cardboard VR headsets you may have seen last week at Verizon are now up for the taking online. Google must have gotten a friendly batch of the headsets from Verizon in their team-up deal for the VR experience, which incidentally is hosted on the official Star Wars app for Android devices on the Google Play app store. These headsets are made from cardboard, metal, and velcro, and they look super spiffy.

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Disney retracts, then reissues DMCA claim against Star Wars fan

Disney retracts, then reissues DMCA claim against Star Wars fan

Earlier this week I told you about Disney's hard-handed efforts to keep an image of a certain action figure under wraps. Essentially, someone from a Star Wars collectable podcast purchased a figure from Walmart, that they hadn't seen before. The podcast's Facebook page posted a picture of it, and it was taken down by Facebook, as they'd received a copyright claim from Disney, ask for it to be removed. Well today, the plot thickens.

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NASA says use an asteroid to build a Death Star

NASA says use an asteroid to build a Death Star

Many Star Wars fans would agree that the most iconic space station in the fictional universe is the Death Star. The massive floating space station might look like a moon, but it is a fully functional platform for blowing up planets. NASA chief engineer Brian Muirhead says that the Empire went about making its Death Star the wrong way.

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Star Wars Droid Turbo 2: you can now own a BB-8 phone

Star Wars Droid Turbo 2: you can now own a BB-8 phone

With Star Wars The Force Awakens' release just days away, Verizon reveals a full collection of special edition Star Wars Droid Turbo 2 devices, fully customized. Remember that R2-D2 DROID phone from Verizon released all the way back in the year 2010? That device was pretty neat, if not just a bit plain for our now more modern tastes - but wait, what's this? Verizon has once again teamed with Lucasfilm for a licensing deal that goes above and beyond what they've got with the word "Droid" (yes, that word is effectively owned by Lucasfilm and therefor Disney.) Now the Motorola-made Verizon Droid Turbo 2 is coming back with Moto Maker customizations aplenty.

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Disney goes too far protecting Star Wars spoilers

Disney goes too far protecting Star Wars spoilers

I'm a huge Star Wars fan. As such, I'm looking forward to next week's release of The Force Awakens. Now, there are really two camps of fans, when it comes to the upcoming movie. Those that scour the web for any possible hints of what the movie might hold, and those that want to know as little as possible. I fall into the latter group, because I want to sit in the theater and be surprised. So what happens when spoilers get posted online before the movie is released?

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Want more Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage? Here’s the Chinese trailer

Want more Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage? Here’s the Chinese trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is hitting US movie theaters in just over a week, but for those fans who absolutely can't wait any longer — or those who enjoy watching each of the film's trailers from different regions of the world — the new Chinese trailer has arrived. There's no major spoilers included, of course, but there is some new footage that will get fans even more excited (if that's even possible).

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This homemade Death Star has real (deadly) lasers

This homemade Death Star has real (deadly) lasers

Most of us are satisfied with the simple things in life — an R2-D2 teapot, perhaps. Others want something bigger, though, something a little more incredible, and by incredible we mean incredible and dangerous. Enter Patrick Priebe and his homemade Death Star model. At first glance it doesn’t seem like much, but activate its lasers and you’ll find it truly is a miniature version of its destruction-bringing sibling.

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Star Wars BB-8 made from $135K in gold, diamonds by Kay Jewelers

Star Wars BB-8 made from $135K in gold, diamonds by Kay Jewelers

The droid BB-8 is turning out to be one of the early stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the toy from Sphero, which actually rolls around on its own, has become one of the must-have gifts this holiday season. Trouble is, they're so hard to find at this point, it'd probably be easier to get a hold of this gold and diamond version. Yep, you read that right, an ultra luxury BB-8 made with gold and diamonds has been created by Kay Jewelers.

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Mark Hamill surprises Star Wars fans dressed as a stormtrooper

Mark Hamill surprises Star Wars fans dressed as a stormtrooper

It's December, and that means only one thing. No, I'm not talking about all of those holidays, gifts, or time with your family. This December is all about Star Wars, for me. We've still got a couple of weeks before the movie is released, but there is no shortage of hype. In fact, Mark Hamill himself took to the streets in LA to add to the hype.

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Inside Verizon’s Star Wars VR adventure

Inside Verizon’s Star Wars VR adventure

This week Lucasfilm and Verizon begin to release a series of virtual reality videos in an episodic adventure leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first of these adventures tells a tale of how you'll be playing the part of a spy for the Resistance (the newest incarnation of the Rebellion from the original Star Wars movies), planted on the planet Jakku. This is the desert planet you've witnessed in the trailers over the past few weeks. Here you'll meet your buddy and ours, the roly-poly astromech droid BB-8.

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LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales Interview Part III: I am your REDACTED

LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales Interview Part III: I am your REDACTED

How do you tell a child that Anakin Skywalker was a murderer? What do you do when it comes time for your daughter to find out that Luke Skywalker's father is, indeed, the dark and deadly Darth Vader? That was the task of "LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales" writer Michael Price, who today answers us that key question - what was allowed to stay in the animated re-telling of the Star Wars saga, and what had to be taken out? What needed to be changed for the children.

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