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How Disney’s “real” lightsaber works: Like 2x tape measures

How Disney’s “real” lightsaber works: Like 2x tape measures

Today Disney released a video of a mechanical real-world lightsaber that'll appear in their Galactic Starcruiser experience. That's the two-night vacation event at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida that'll be opening in the year 2022. The lightsaber is real - real as far as your eyes are concerned, and real as you'll see it in person at said resort experience. Let's talk about how it works.

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Star Wars Day 2021 stash: Toys, pins, and books

Star Wars Day 2021 stash: Toys, pins, and books

Today we're taking a peek at a variety of Star Wars goodies released this week in celebration of Star Wars Day 2021. That's May the 4th (be with you), and we're at a very interesting moment in the history of the Star Wars universe. Disney's release blaster for Star Wars shows and movies is fully loaded and the product-making partners have the licensed goods to make it count.

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Disney+ Star Wars Day releases revealed

Disney+ Star Wars Day releases revealed

Today we're taking a peek at what Disney+ has planned for releases on Star Wars Day 2021. Star Wars Day is May 4, AKA "May the 4th be with you", a key moment in the year for any Star Wars fan. This holiday is just as much a product and service promotion opportunity as it is a celebration of the Star Wars universe for fans, but so is every other holiday at this moment in history.

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The most insane Star Wars Day product costs $150k and includes a “real” kyber crystal

The most insane Star Wars Day product costs $150k and includes a “real” kyber crystal

The folks at Kross Studio worked with Lucasfilm to deliver one of the most over-the-top Star Wars collectables ever made. It's called the Death Star Ultimate Collector Set, and it'll cost you approximately $150,000 USD. It includes a Death Star Tourbillion watch, an extremely detailed container, and a screen-used kyber crystal movie prop from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Book of Boba Fett leak says novelty Star Wars song divined future

Book of Boba Fett leak says novelty Star Wars song divined future

The song was written and performed by MC Chris, and it's called Fett's Vette. The leak is related to The Book of Boba Fett, and it connects in a shockingly silly and entertaining way to the lyrics of the song. The song was originally released on an album in the year 2001 - so it's not as if MC Chris knew he'd be predicting the future - but such is the way of things.

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Star Wars: Bad Batch show episode 1, 2, 3 details just dropped

Star Wars: Bad Batch show episode 1, 2, 3 details just dropped

If you've been digging for early leaks of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, you've probably felt pretty spoiled. If not, now's not the time to give in to the dark side! If you'd like to sort of go halfway without spoiling yourself, Disney+ just released a lovely sort of teaser. We now know the names, descriptions, and lengths of the first two episodes of Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

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Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day 2021 hits the gaming universe

Star Wars day is nearly here - that's May the 4th (be with you), 2021. In the mix this year is an avalanche of temporary price cuts for Star Wars games on multiple platforms. For consoles, that means Xbox and PlayStation Star Wars games on the cheap. It also means the very, very few Nintendo Switch Star Wars games are down to prices that you might actually want to pay.

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Darth Vader comic shows Emperor with new crab people friends

Darth Vader comic shows Emperor with new crab people friends

The newest in canonical Star Wars comics has a clash of titans the likes of which we've never seen before. It changes the way in which we view the Star Wars universe - or at least the relationship between Anakin Skywalker and Sheev Palpatine (AKA Darth Sidious, AKA The Emperor). In this comic, we see Vader reach the planet Exegol, complete with a new Force-controlled beast in tow.

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New 2021 LEGO R2-D2 ready for May the 4th

New 2021 LEGO R2-D2 ready for May the 4th

There's a new LEGO R2-D2 model in the Star Wars universe, new for 2021, a new take on an evolving build. This isn't the first time LEGO's delivered an R2-D2 at this scale - it IS the first time a LEGO R2-D2 at this scale has had this particular set of features and details. This R2-D2 was created specifically with older LEGO/Star Wars fans in mind as part of a "premium-quality collection of LEGO Star Wars building kits for adults."

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Another Game of Thrones actor joining Star Wars by way of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Another Game of Thrones actor joining Star Wars by way of Obi-Wan Kenobi

A report released today suggested Indira Varma was cast for a part in the Disney+ live-action Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Varma is best known for her role as Ellaria Sand, partner to Oberyn Martell in Game of Thrones. Oberyn Martell was played by Pedro Pascal, an actor cast for one of the biggest roles in Star Wars history: Din Djarin, The Mandalorian.

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Disney seeks director for their Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser

Disney seeks director for their Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser

If you're looking to be the real world director of a Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, now's your opportunity. More specifically, Disney's on the lookout for a Hotel Services Director, since the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser is effectively a hotel, if you want to be particularly simple about it. This wouldn't be your everyday average Hodel Services Director job, however, of that you can be sure.

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2021 LEGO Star Wars sets couldn’t be cuter

2021 LEGO Star Wars sets couldn’t be cuter

A wave of LEGO Star Wars sets were revealed today for release in the year 2021, and they're super cute. The sets revealed over the new year, set for later this year in 2021 were were fine - they were great. They were Star Wars, they were LEGO, they really couldn't lose. But the three sets revealed this week - they're just over-the-top cute and fun.

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