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Hasbro Is Getting Into Crowdfunding With an Insane Star Wars Toy

Today, Hasbro unveiled Haslab, which promises to basically be the toymaker’s answer to Kickstarter, for diehard fans of its toys. The new crowdsourcing program is kicking off with one hell of a project: a 4-foot long, 14lbs intricate recreation of Jabba’s Sail Barge from Return of the Jedi. Read more… James Whitbrook on io9, shared…

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A Half-Remembered Retelling Makes This Star Wars Fan Film Special

There isn’t a lot of writing in the Star Wars universe. Stories seem to mostly be passed along via oral culture—one person telling a story to another, with all the foibles and forgetfulness personal retellings entail. This Star Wars fan film captures all the fun, and all the forgetfulness, of a good retelling. Read more……

A Toy Design Actually Forced a Change to Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars and toys have gone hand in hand ever since the franchise kicked off four decades ago. But usually, it’s the movies dictating what we see on store shelves—not the other way around. But in one particularly odd case, it ended up being that way for The Last Jedi. Read more… James Whitbrook on…

Han Solo’s BFF Chewbacca is now the cutest, cuddliest toy in the galaxy

Everyone’s favorite wookie is now cuter and cuddlier than ever before. Ahead of New York Toy Fair, Hasbro has announced the “Star Wars Ultimate Co-pilot Chewie,” a 16-inch tall furry version of Han Solo’s BFF that roars when it’s pet and detects movement and sounds. And here’s the craziest part: rock Chewie and he’ll fall…

The Millennium Falcon Is Apparently Way Older Than Anyone Thought

She might not look like much when we see her in A New Hope, but the junky, tattered exterior of the Millennium Falcon was always meant to be a hint at a long life for the freighter. So, seeing it shiny and with a fresh coat of paint in Solo: A Star Wars Story should…

AT-ST High Chair Elevates Lucky Jedi Youngling

As a new parent, there’s lots you have to do. You have to buy a car seat, get the baby’s room ready, figure out daycare; all the boring but unavoidable minutiae of shepherding a tiny human. But for the more creative types, that list might include warming up the 3D printer or putting a fresh…

This Star Wars Mural Is Massive and Mindblowing

We’ve all seen a lot of Star Wars fan art over the years, yes? Well, you’ve never seen anything like this. This is basically all of it put together in one big, beautiful image. Read more… Germain Lussier on io9, shared by Tom McKay to Gizmodo https://io9.gizmodo.com/this-star-wars-mural-is-massive-and-mindblowing-1822975195 www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport…

Geeky winter jackets, scarves, and more to keep you warm while nerding out

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Winter is no longer coming. Winter is here, and the cold might come to bite you sometime soon. That means bundling up in heavy jackets and…

Check out Disney’s theme park-exclusive ‘Star Wars’ land merchandise

Disney’s Star Wars resort lets you dress up and participate in your own space fantasy set in a galaxy far, far away. Described as a “multi-day Star Wars adventure,” the resort experience begins with arriving guests “boarding a space ship “alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during a voyage through the…

Disney dishes programming details for its upcoming streaming service

Disney has dropped some details on what exactly we can expect to see on its upcoming streaming service, which will focus on content “consistent with the Disney brand,” meaning no R-rated movies. The post Disney dishes programming details for its upcoming streaming service appeared first on Digital Trends. Kris Wouk https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/disney-streaming-service-programming-details/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo…

Star Wars’ obsession with white guy filmmakers is hurting the franchise

For the most part, Lucasfilm’s keeping their Star Wars plans close to the vest. But of the details we do know about their upcoming slate, one obvious pattern stands out: All of them are being created by white men.  SEE ALSO: OMG more Star Wars movies are on the way, this time from the ‘Game…

This man’s ghosts, floating in mid air, are the closest thing we have to holograms

Joanie Lemercier became obsessed with mid-air projections after seeing Princess Leia’s hologram in Star Wars. Now he’s created an innovative technique that uses water droplets and motion sensors to create impressive volumetric projections that he calls “no-lograms.” Read more… More about France, Star Wars, Artist, Iron Man, and Sci Fi Nikolay Nikolov http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/rUZynA8Uy6s/ www.big4all.org #news…

Harrison Ford was quietly advising on ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

It’s still kinda weird imagining Han Solo without Harrison Ford at the helm. Yet that’s what’s happening in the forthcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, with Alden Ehrenreich stepping into big shoes as the iconic rogue smuggler. SEE ALSO: Every Star Wars movie and TV show in development right now But according to an Entertainment…