Star Wars

Star Wars Blu-ray Promo continues Verizon’s love of the Force [Video]

Star Wars Blu-ray Promo continues Verizon’s love of the Force [Video]

It's no coincidence that Verizon has a promotion going with the folks at Lucasfilm promoting the brand new release of the Star Wars movies on Blu-ray. Verizon has been working with the owners of the Star Wars franchise for some time now, going so far as to release a special R2-D2 edition Droid device approximately one year ago this month. What the folks at Verizon and Lucasfilm have for you this week is a text-sending promotion in which you'll receive a lovely video of some highlights from the series, all centered around a single character. You'll be able to do this on your Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, or any other video-capable device, for the most part.

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Lucasfilm Singapore getting new building in 2012 that looks like a Sandcrawler!

Lucasfilm Singapore getting new building in 2012 that looks like a Sandcrawler!

I think that like most Star Wars fans I have a love/hate relationship with George Lucas. He has been behind the two iconic franchises of my youth with Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Lucas has pimped Star Wars out more than I like in some instances, and he keeps changing things in the films that I thought were already excellent. Still, he is good for something epic every now and again.

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Lucas mods Return of the Jedi Blu-ray, Vader says Nooooo!

Lucas mods Return of the Jedi Blu-ray, Vader says Nooooo!

I am not sure if I want to drive at to Cali, find George Lucas, and kick him in both of his testicles for changing the Star Wars films again or be pumped that the Blu-ray release is very close. These are after all some of the most iconic and memorable movies from my childhood. The reality is I am feeling a little of both right now. I mentioned a few weeks back that Lucas had said changes were coming.

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Star Wars Blu-ray films get tweaks and new surprises

Star Wars Blu-ray films get tweaks and new surprises

One of the things I am looking forward to is the launch of the Star Wars franchise on Blu-ray. I am really looking forward to the 1080p resolution for checking out my favorite sci-fi movies on my projector screen. We all know that back before the three newer films hit theaters George Lucas went back and tweaked the original films to update them for new audiences. The original films also got some new content that wasn't there the first time around when I was a kid.

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R2D2 helmet protects your cranium in geek style

R2D2 helmet protects your cranium in geek style

I am a big fan of Star Wars as are most geeks. I think that it's really cool to see girls that are fans of Star Wars too. It's easy to think of Star Wars fans as a bunch of guys, but that isn't the case. Check out the is hottie named Jenn Hall that created her own Star Wars R2D2 theme helmet for riding her scooter. Hall is a pastry artist by day and geek by night.

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R2D2 sweater is perfect for cold Hoth nights

R2D2 sweater is perfect for cold Hoth nights

If you are a Star Wars geeks that has enough confidence to pull off clothing that has characters on it and has a penchant for sweaters, this one is epic. An Etsy seller going by the name EricaKnit has an awesomely geeky sweater offer that is custom made to fit you and looks like R2D2. The sweaters aren’t cheap at $450 but you can bet the well-dressed geek will want one.

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LEGO R2D2 robot is remote controlled and packed with awesome

LEGO R2D2 robot is remote controlled and packed with awesome

LEGO + Star Wars + Remote control = Awesome. A dude going by the name Ickelpete has apparently been working on the bot of awesome you see here since last year. The dude has work in progress pictures on his flickr page that go back to last summer showing him at work on various parts of this little droid. The finished product appears to be life-size.

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Duct tape Princess Leia costume is cosplay on the cheap

Duct tape Princess Leia costume is cosplay on the cheap

Lindsay Boo Barrasse may well be the ideal geek girlfriend me thinks. She's hot and she took it upon herself to construct a Princess Leia costume. Why did she make the costume you ask? Does it really matter? She's hot and dressed like Princess Leia. Granted I would have been more impressed had she created the gold bikini Jaba made Leia wear.

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