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Stormtrooper helmet bluetooth speaker goes on sale in time for ‘Force Awakens’

Stormtrooper helmet bluetooth speaker goes on sale in time for ‘Force Awakens’

With the December 18th release date of Star Wars: The Force Awakens less than six months away, now is the perfect time to start rolling out the merchandising tie-ins. While not directly connected with the new movie, one item that might be of interest to music fans is this bluetooth speaker in the form of a Stormtrooper's helmet. The speaker comes from UK-based outlet The Fowndry, known for a number of geek-related goods, and will go on sale in October.

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Adaptive Saber Parts introduces modular battle-ready lightsabers

Adaptive Saber Parts introduces modular battle-ready lightsabers

If you're a Star Wars fan, you probably have one of those toy lightsabers that springs to life if you flick it open hard enough. They're fun to play with, but certainly don't make you feel any more like a Jedi. Enter Adaptive Saber Parts that allow you to build a far more realistic lightsaber. They are modular, kind of like those smartphones we keep talking about, and include embedded electronics to make them seem as close to real as you're going to probably ever get.

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Toys”R”Us’ entire Comic-Con Exclusive toy lineup

Toys”R”Us’ entire Comic-Con Exclusive toy lineup

SDCC exclusive toys begin to appear with Toys"R"Us at the helm, bringing on everything from Batman to Mortal Kombat X to Star Wars. What we're seeing here is a number of "exclusives" that aren't entirely exclusive to the event, thank goodness, including one massive toy set from the Star Wars Black Series from Hasbro. That's the most elite of the US-based Star Wars action figure lines here in the United States, coming correct with 3 3/4-inch inch figures and an ever-so-slightly-taller Rancor. What a beast.

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ThinkGeek celebrates International Sushi Day with Star Wars and Trek

ThinkGeek celebrates International Sushi Day with Star Wars and Trek

It's time for International Sushi Day, and as they're prone to do, ThinkGeek has made with the appropriate gear to mount up. This year's celebration of this rather fishy event is joined by one Star Trek-themed accessory and a couple from the Star Wars saga. First up is the Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Sushi Set, complete with a wood sushi plate, chopsticks, and soy sauce dish. This is no simple affair - it's real wood and real metal - officially licensed by the folks behind the original Star Trek TV series.

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Every Star Wars movie blended together: 1 video, 288 still frames

Every Star Wars movie blended together: 1 video, 288 still frames

Today we've been introduced to the Star Wars Wars experience - all six of the films released thus far, all mixed together. Mashed together - blended together to make one single movie. It's a work of art. It's unwatchable when the audio is turned on, but alone and apart, it's just beautiful. And lucky you, the creator of this masterpiece has also created a gallery of 288 frames taken apart, available for your perusal. And use as wallpapers. To do with whatever you do so please.

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Star Wars Battlefront gameplay trailer shows Hoth multiplayer

Star Wars Battlefront gameplay trailer shows Hoth multiplayer

It's time to get busy from a first-person perspective with Star Wars Battlefront. This is a game that'll be released on multiple platforms in late 2015 - near the release of the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This game will have you taking part in several classic battles from the Star Wars films as well as some never-before-seen battles - and of course you'll make it all your own with gameplay that's entirely up to you. This game will include 40-player multiplayer battles, one of which you're about to see today.

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Star Wars VR experiences coming soon thanks to ILMxLAB

Star Wars VR experiences coming soon thanks to ILMxLAB

The folks at Industrial Light and Magic, the creators of the special effects and the entire look of Star Wars, have created a new experience lab. This effort is called ILMxLAB, and it's really made up of the efforts of ILM, Skywalker Sound, and Lucasfilm's story group. Together, the crew will create immersive experiences - augmented reality and virtual reality - for the first generation of market-ready VR devices. This means Oculus Rift, it means Valve's HTC VIVE, and it means everything in-between.

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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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Man in Stormtrooper costume arrested outside elementary school

Man in Stormtrooper costume arrested outside elementary school

In this age where fear and overreaction can sometime be commonplace, here's one for the books. A man was arrested outside an elementary school last week in the city Lynn, Massachusetts. What was he doing? He was wearing a costume. What kind of costume? He was dressed as a Stormtrooper, the well-known enemy soldiers of the Star Wars movies. Was he interacting with the school in any direct way? Nope, he was apparently just walking down the street, showing off his costume, when the school's principle saw him outside, complete with his plastic gun.

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Star Wars: Uprising mobile game tells post-Return of the Jedi story

Star Wars: Uprising mobile game tells post-Return of the Jedi story

As the release date for The Force Awakens draws nearer, Disney and Lucasfilm have just announced a new Star Wars mobile game that will fill in some of the story between the new movie and the original trilogy. While it may be difficult to expect a RPG on mobile be anything better than mediocre, Star Wars: Uprising has high ambitions, and even though there are free-to-play elements, the story being told is part of the universe's new canon.

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R2-D2 teapot goes up for pre-order

R2-D2 teapot goes up for pre-order

There seems no end to the Star Wars elements you can find for decking out your home, and many of them -- oddly enough -- seem to be specifically for the kitchen. This R2-D2 teapot is one example, allowing you to boil water on the stove with a bit of other-world flair. The rounded dome is designed to look just like R2, including his iconic blue painting, dark lens, and red light. The lid flips up for adding water, but when it is down the visage is uncanny.

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