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The 10 best Star Wars gifts for girls and boys, men and women (2016 edition)

The 10 best Star Wars gifts for girls and boys, men and women (2016 edition)

Today we've got a gift guide for Star Wars fans for the holiday season, for men and women, girls and boys alike. This gift guide is golden for Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Life Day, and whatever else includes the giving of presents galore. We've got a list of the most awesome Star Wars products we've discovered and tested ourselves over the past 12 months - the lot of which we recommend personally.

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Will Rogue One ruin Star Wars? [POLL]

Will Rogue One ruin Star Wars? [POLL]

Will the next Star Wars movie be the straw that broke the camel's back in Star Wars fandom? This month the second in an infinitely-long line of Disney-backed Star Wars films will debut with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. What we're discussing today is whether the release of this film will prove to Disney and Lucasfilm that they've made a mistake by continuing to milk the cow what is George Lucas' Star Wars universe.

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See the latest Rogue One trailer and buy movie tickets on Monday

See the latest Rogue One trailer and buy movie tickets on Monday

The December 16th release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is quickly approaching, and Disney has one last new trailer for us to feast our eyes on before hitting the theater. Fans looking to remain spoiler-free, or at least go in with as little story info as possible, might want to skip this one, however, as it appears to lay out the movie's entire arc. However, before you turn away, jump down to the last paragraph for info picking up early tickets.

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The Best Nerdy Gift Ideas for Men and Women (Christmas 2016)

The Best Nerdy Gift Ideas for Men and Women (Christmas 2016)

Our 2016 collection of "Nerdy" gift ideas for both men and women includes offbeat products we really love. We have personally tested each of the products on this list and have enjoyed their abilities and features thoroughly. Some items are meant to be helpful - tools and such - while others summon our most base joy centers. We're talking about toys for adults here - moms and dads, here - in a list made with the SlashGear reader in mind.

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The 5 best Star Wars cars ever made

The 5 best Star Wars cars ever made

Star Wars cars represent some of the most expensive movie tie-in products in the history of the film, and today we're running down the 5 best. Some of the entires on our list are one-off models, some were made by car companies to replicate toys, and at least one has yet to be made. That one, the Star Wars Nissan Rogue One Edition, was announced to be being made as a production vehicle the week this article is set to go live. The following list of vehicles is presented in no particular order.

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First trailer for live-action Ghost in the Shell film debuts

First trailer for live-action Ghost in the Shell film debuts

Fans of anime and other Japanese entertainment have been anticipating the live-action American adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, the influential manga and animated movie, for some time now. After spending years in Hollywood development hell, the project finally began moving forward this year. It also stirred up some real controversy several months ago, following the casting of Scarlett Johansson as "The Major." But now the first trailer has been released, and we finally get a good look at how it's coming together.

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See Adam Savage’s Fifth Element ZF-1 prop, 17 years in the making

See Adam Savage’s Fifth Element ZF-1 prop, 17 years in the making

Over the past 17 years, former MythBusters master Adam Savage has been recreating a single prop. That prop comes from the classic sci-fi action film The Fifth Element - a weapon called ZF-1. This piece of equipment saw inspiration in the greatest on-screen weapon of all time, as presented by Gary Oldman's most vibrant villain: Jean-Baptist Emanuel Zorg, AKA "the so-called Art Collector," in the 1998 film.

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New Star Wars Rogue One trailer [UPDATE: Full collection and super-cut]

New Star Wars Rogue One trailer [UPDATE: Full collection and super-cut]

It's time again to begin diving in on our yearly Star Wars film, Rogue One - A Star Wars Story. That is, Star Wars: Rogue One, a Star Wars Anthology film, as it might have been called in the spring of 2015. For those of you that followed our coverage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens - you know good and well that we're not about to let a Star Wars film go getting released without analyzing it well and beyond that of a normal film.

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Sphero BB-8 Force Band Review : Star Wars’ top wearable

Sphero BB-8 Force Band Review : Star Wars’ top wearable

Sphero's Force Band for BB-8 is the best example of going above-and-beyond the call of duty I've ever seen in a Star Wars toy. And I've seen a lot of Star Wars toys. While there are some mightily impressive action figures out there - some with details so striking, I can barely tell model from real life - this Force Band for the BB-8 by Sphero amplifies the Star Wars magic already present in BB-8 by Sphero, a device we maintain is the Best Star Wars Toy Ever Made.

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Star Wars Rogue One Director Krennic’s Shuttle LEGO Review

Star Wars Rogue One Director Krennic’s Shuttle LEGO Review

One of several LEGO sets made for the release of Star Wars Rogue One is here - Director Krennic's Shuttle. Behold, the LEGO Empire's award for Best Dressed in pre-Yavin attire goes to none other than Director Krennic. He'll be arriving in his all-black shuttle to emphasize his white outfit - and cape, of course. This vehicle should remind any hardcore Star Wars fan of the Emperor's own shuttle - and several other three-winged beasts made for only the most powerful of Imperial agents.

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Star Wars Rogue One Toys Review : Action Figures #GoRogue

Star Wars Rogue One Toys Review : Action Figures #GoRogue

Today we've got our hands on a number of Star Wars Rogue One toys before they're released - and we're going to share the lot up close and personal. We've got a couple of Black Series action figures, a couple of slightly heavier-duty action figures in the Elite Series from the Disney Store, a couple of Hasbro 2-packs (complete with super-absurd mega-weapons), and some JAKKS Big-Figs to crown the massiveness of this collection off. And, as no modern collection of Star Wars figures would be complete without, we've got a couple of brand new Funko Pop vinyl bobblehead figures as well, all from Rogue One.

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Star Wars’ R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker passes away at 81

Star Wars’ R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker passes away at 81

Fans, actors, and the crew behind the Star Wars movies are in mourning today as it was revealed that Kenny Baker, the actor who played the iconic character R2-D2, has passed away at the age of 81. With a height of just under four feet, the British actor was cast to work in the small interior of the prop robot. He not only played the droid in the original trilogy, but returned for the prequel films, and was even listed as "R2-D2 Consultant" in the credits for last year's The Force Awakens.

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