Star Wars

Next ISS crew pose as Jedi in official group photo

Next ISS crew pose as Jedi in official group photo

They will boldly go where other men have gone before. Or are we mixing up pop culture references. After all, it's not that easy to think of Jedi Knights and the almost magical Force when you think about astronauts. But that is exactly what the Expedition 45 crew bound for the International Space Station later this year did for their official photo, donning the robes, and weapons, of the Jedi order with the slogan "The Science Continues" set in the style of a Star Wars film.

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Behold, Furbacca: the Furby Chewbacca

Behold, Furbacca: the Furby Chewbacca

The very first licensed Furby toy in the history of Hasbro's Furby lineup is, appropriately, from Star Wars. Furbacca, he's called, and he's part of Hasbro's return to the market with the Furby brand. Chewbacca's visage might be slightly less recognizable than your average licensed Star Wars collectible or toy - coming with the standard yellow beak of the Furby rather than his own furry set of chompers. Is this a one-off, or is this the start of something great for Hasbro's strange, speaking electronic friend collection?

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LEGO bringing 32 new Star Wars sets for 2015

LEGO bringing 32 new Star Wars sets for 2015

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens will be just one piece of the puzzle this year. The biggest toy company in the world has released notes at NYC's Toy Fair on their 2015 line of Star Wars sets, with LEGO bricks ranging from Star Wars Rebels through to the prequels and back to Star Wars Rebels. In all, LEGO has announced that 32 new sets will be coming to their Star Wars collection - and that's just so far. There may well be more up their sleeve.

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Star Wars Rebels hit Minecraft for Xbox

Star Wars Rebels hit Minecraft for Xbox

It's time that the Star Wars universe - specifically the Rebels bit of it - hit the square-fitted environment of Minecraft. This is the second time a Star Wars-themed pack of skins has approached Minecraft, and the first that Star Wars' expanded universe has been brought to this environment. The first release was back in November of 2014 when the first "Classic" Star Wars pack brought on all of your favorite original characters from the first three movies. Now it's time to get animated.

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Star Wars standalone flick eyeing Felicity Jones as lead

Star Wars standalone flick eyeing Felicity Jones as lead

We've known for a while that Disney is planning to introduce standalone Star Wars movies, and last summer word surfaced that one of those movies will be directed by Josh Trank. Also on board as director for a standalone Star Wars film is Gareth Edwards, and tipped to star as the female lead for his movie in particular is Felicity Jones, perhaps best known at the moment for her role in The Theory of Everything and the new movie True Story.

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Millennium Falcon drone: functional and one-of-a kind

Millennium Falcon drone: functional and one-of-a kind

Personal drones are fun toys (and useful tools), and we've seen them surface in increasingly fashionable forms. There's the Bionic Bird, for example, which looks like any other bird but comes with a few mechanical upgrades. That Back to the Future DeLorean drone is even better, mashing together nostalgia and skilled craftsmanship for a miniature time traveler. And now there's the Millennium Falcon drone, latest to the growing number of flying vehicle replicas taking to the sky. As always, we've a video of it in action after the jump.

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Star Wars Humble Bundle summons the Dark Forces

Star Wars Humble Bundle summons the Dark Forces

Today Humble Bundle brings heat with a number of Star Wars-themed games for PC, Linux, and Mac. The team behind Humble Bundle have successfully high-fived the folks who own the rights to these games - previously called LucasArts - and are pushing cash to charity. Users are asked to pay $1 or more - hopefully a lot more - to gain access to a number of rad games from Star Wars history. And what's that - at least one super classic title - Dark Forces, the original 3rd-party Dash Rendar-like character first person shooter back from the dead.

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X-wing rocker for kids built by craftsman

X-wing rocker for kids built by craftsman

If you're a big Star Wars fan with young children, get ready, you're going to find this incredibly adorable and then want one for your own kid. A craftsman from New Zealand who builds wooden toys has constructed a rocker in the design of a X-wing fighter, paired with its own R2-D2 figure. While Steve Coupe has been building toys for some 25 years, this master piece is a one-of-a-kind that is meant to raise money for a children's hospital.

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Realistic Darth Vader figurine up for pre-order

Realistic Darth Vader figurine up for pre-order

This year is promised to be a hot one for Star Wars fans, and merchandise of various sorts has been cropping up as the next movie grows closer. Word recently surfaced of remastered original Star Wars graphic novels, for example, and we've seen different Star Wars items for around the home and office before. For those more into the collective side of merchandise, Hot Toys has introduced its new realistic Darth Vader figurine, and though it won't be shipping for several months still, the item is up for pre-order now.

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LEGO 2015 includes Invisible Jet, Hulkbuster, Stormtroopers

LEGO 2015 includes Invisible Jet, Hulkbuster, Stormtroopers

This upcoming LEGO-filled year is going to be filled with some really, really strange sets. The January - June catalog (the German version) for LEGO has been released and it's packed with Avengers: Age of Ultron, new DC and Marvel Comics sets, and Star Wars. Don't expect to see any Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets quite yet as the film is set to be released in December, but feel free to get pumped about the inordinate amount of Stormtroopers coming in multiple sets in the first quarter of the year.

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