Star Wars

Thermos launches Star Wars R2D2 Lunch Box with Sound

Thermos launches Star Wars R2D2 Lunch Box with Sound

I was too young to catch the first two Star Wars flicks when I was a kid in the theater. I did watch Return of the Jedi in the theater about six times in one week when it opened though. I called both my grandparents and my various aunts and uncles looking for anyone to take me to see it again. I liked that flick a lot and I even had my own metal Return of the Jedi lunch box I rocked in grade school.

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Hoverbike Brings Return of the Jedi to Life

Hoverbike Brings Return of the Jedi to Life

Chris Malloy of Australia has developed a hoverbike that looks strikingly familiar. This is the first generation prototype that has some definite similarities to the science fiction floating cycles seen in the Lucas film. It is not currently in production, but Chris hopes to bring them to market in about a year. The bike is classified as an ultralite, so there is currently no need of a pilot’s license to operate one.

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Star Wars coming to Xbox Kinect

Star Wars coming to Xbox Kinect

Star Wars fans the wait is over. Microsoft is bringing a Star Wars title to the Xbox lineup. Although not clear on the exact title, it appears to be simply Star Wars Kinect. The body control of the Kinect puts you in direct control of the action. Not clear on the voice control capability, they didn’t show any voice control functions in today’s reveal. What we did see looks very promising, and we are looking forward to getting our hands on the demo.

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LEGO-licious Star Wars Sandcrawler used 10,000 bricks

LEGO-licious Star Wars Sandcrawler used 10,000 bricks

I mentioned a cool LEGO kit yesterday that is the largest Technic set LEGO has ever offered at about 2,000 pieces. That LEGO kit is nothing compared to this DIY LEGO construct that Marshal Banana spent nine months building. That is a long time for the birthing process of a 3-foot long 10,000-piece Star Wars Sandcrawler. I would have never finished something this epic. The crawler has remote control steering and is incredibly detailed.

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Cornobi (Wan): The picnic’s only hope

Cornobi (Wan): The picnic’s only hope

I bet when the Jedi have their annual picnic each year, this is the corncob holder that they use. This thing is really cool, yet weird at the same time. I almost had a stroke trying to figure out how to meld Star Wars jokes and Beavis and Butthead references into one post. You truly would be the Great Cornholio with one of these. This is a concept product from Shed Samovar and it should be made.

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DIY R2-D2 rolling trash can would get stolen (by me)

DIY R2-D2 rolling trash can would get stolen (by me)

I guess like most neighborhoods, mine is apparently packed with mostly idiots. Few here have a sense of humor and they don't really tolerate anything out of the norm. I guess that's why the homeowners association doesn't like my yard. We all have these big rolling trashcans and if you leave it on the curb more than 15 seconds after the truck rolls off, you will get a warning notice in the mail. I wonder if they would let this R2-D2 trashcans slide a little.

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Yaskawa Industrial robots have lightsaber duel

Yaskawa Industrial robots have lightsaber duel

There are some things in the geek world that you can't combine without having issues, like Batman and Jim Carrey for instance. There are other things that you can combine to form something that geeks will gravitate too like light to a black hole. Robots and lightsabers are one of the things that geeks will gravitate too. What you see here is an industrial robot recreation of one of the few redeeming qualities to the first of the new Star Wars flicks.

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Star Wars ads mock Microsoft Windows 7 Ads in epic manner

Star Wars ads mock Microsoft Windows 7 Ads in epic manner

I bet we have all seen those goofy ads that Microsoft uses to push Windows 7. The ads are designed to make you think that everyone had a hand in designing Windows 7 and shows supposedly real people in various settings as they had ideas for features that are in Windows 7 today. A geek has taken that commercial idea and made it much more entertaining than Microsoft was able to do.

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