Rumors Point To Harrison Ford’s Injury Delaying Star Wars Episode VII

Posted by Bob Muir on Jun 24, 2014 in Cinema, Star Wars

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It sounds like Harrison Ford’s recent injury may be worse than initially reported. The man who plays Han Solo was injured by a hydraulic door over a week ago while shooting Star Wars Episode VII. While initial reports stated it was a sprained ankle, it turns out that his leg was broken. That’s bad news, considering the actor is rumored to be the main lead in Episode VII, or at least to play a major part. Now rumors are swirling at Pinewood Studios of an emergency meeting to discuss what to do with a film that is due for release on December 18, 2015. Reportedly, the options being considered are rewriting Ford’s scenes, rewriting the whole script to reduce his role, or delaying the film. Read more…

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Now You Can Own Han Solo’s Original Blaster

Posted by Ben Huber on Dec 7, 2013 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

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If you have the cash, that is. An auction is currently going on in which you can bid on the original blaster used by Harrison Ford during the filming of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Granted, the starting bid is $200,000, so this probably relegates it to the realm of hardcore and wealthy fans, but it is still an impressive piece of movie history to see. The auction description notes that this was probably the blaster used in the scene in which Vader force-pulls Solo’s blaster out of his hand, due to it being the lighter resin model and not the heavier live-fire gun used for close-ups. It’s got signs of wear from being used heavily in filming, but isn’t the lived-in aesthetic that made things feel much more real in the original trilogy, anyway? Check out the auction here and the images below. Read more…

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Mark Hamill Cools Expectations On New Star Wars Trilogy

Posted by Bob Muir on Feb 21, 2013 in Cinema, Star Wars

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Surely you’ve heard all the rumors lately about which classic Star Wars actors are or aren’t returning to Disney’s new trilogy (or spin-off films). Well, don’t get your hopes up, because Mark Hamill is ready to be a complete buzzkill about them. Read more…

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Rumor Time: Harrison Ford Returning for Star Wars Episode VII

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 16, 2013 in Star Wars

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While I’m labeling this as a rumor, currently, let’s just say that this is the most probably rumor ever. The Latino Review is reporting that according to their sources, Harrison Ford is returning for the Star Wars universe for Episode VII. This is no surprise, as Ford said earlier that’d he love to come back to the series, so in my mind this was an inevitability. Hopefully we’ll get confirmation from Lucasfilm and Disney soon. My opinion has always been that J.J. Abrams will have the returning characters like Han be in more of a “mentor” position, to pass the torch to new, younger characters. Will I be right? Read more…

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George Lucas Living In Fantasy World, Says Han Never Shot First

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 12, 2012 in Star Wars

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George Lucas has been jumping about promoting Star Wars Episode I in 3D, and recently did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The interviewer, I assume, wanted to give George one last chance to repent (or something) but instead he just went further into the deep end. When asked about the ‘ruckus’ over Han or Greedo shooting first, George said something plain silly. Read more…

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Han Solo on the Rocks!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 7, 2011 in Star Wars

Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Silicon Tray

It’s that extra warm time of year to enjoy cool beverages, and what better way to do that than with Han Solo ice cubes? This cute Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite Silicon Tray allows you to make up to six mini-Solo ice cubes plus a giant-Han on ice for your punch bowl. By the way while researching this post I came across this wonderfully humorous tribute to George Lucas: Read more…

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The Perfect Gift for an Executive Hutt

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jun 2, 2011 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Han Solo carbonite desk

As Jabba would tell you, nothing says you’re the boss like your very own smuggler frozen in carbonite. Sure, you could just mount him on the wall of your pleasure palace, but why not find a more practical use for it? The guys at Tom Spina Designs did when they created their own custom Han Solo carbonite desk. It’s truly an amazing piece of functional fanboy art, I just wonder how much they’d charge us for one of our own. I wasn’t able to find a price quote on their official site, but they do have plenty of other great props, and furniture you can browse. After all, why wouldn’t you want your own galactic throne.

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Han Solo Encased in Yarn

Posted by Michael Sacco on Mar 5, 2011 in Fandom, Star Wars

Han Solo in carbonite throw pillow

Han Solo has already shown us the results of crossing bounty hunters and galactic crime lords, but now we finally know what happens to those who cross Shawna, the manager at Jo-Ann Fabrics. Xanadoodle created this 16-inch throw pillow, which is a fairly faithful (as yarn goes) recreation of Han Solo’s famous carbonite imprisonment. At least this Han looks comfortable. Well, comfortable to lounge on, anyway. His face tells a slightly different story. Read more…

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Why Bother With the Wilhelm When You Have Harrison Ford?

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Nov 4, 2010 in Cinema, Fandom

Harrison Ford has had his fair share of roles over the years –he’s done everything from cracking whips to hunting replicants. It goes without saying that roles like those require quite a bit of stunt work, and while he might not always be the one throwing himself out a window — they have stunt doubles for that — he still has to lend his voice to those scenes. Though many directors would resort to using stock audio, such as the famous Wilhem scream, Ford has proven time and time again that he’s mastered the art of screaming. In doubt? Check out this hilarious video by Jon and Al Kaplan.

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Snoop Dogg Hanging Out at the Star Wars Cantina

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 5, 2010 in Star Wars

This Star Wars themed Adidas spot was created to celebrate the World Cup and while I’m not a soccer fanboy I have been a fan of the Adidas since Run DMC celebrated them in song many moons ago. This ad features quite a few sports and music stars: David Beckham, Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Franz Beckenbauer, Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown, Ciara, Jay Baruchel, DJ Neil Armstrong. Read more…

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His-and-Hers Han-and-Leia Dolls

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 28, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Han and Leia Kokeshi Dolls

This kawaii set of Han and Leia Kokeshi Dolls are designed as cake toppers — although I think they’d stand out on their own as a collectable. They were crafted by PeanutbutterBandit who who hails from Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Read more…

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Jabba the Bibliophile?

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 15, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Star Wars Jabba's Palace Bookends Statue

I knew that Jabba the Hutt was many things — but I’ve never imagined him to be so well read! This overly detailed Star Wars Jabba’s Palace Bookends Statue pretty much has everything except for Jabba: Han Solo on ice, Boba Fett and even a well placed bowl of fruit for visitors who like to eat healthy. Although I’m surprised that slave Princess Leia wasn’t included! Read more…

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If Only Jabba Bothered to Use Soap

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 18, 2010 in Fandom, Star Wars

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The guys over at Luxury Lane Soap really blew me away with what could easily be the coolest bar of soap I’ve ever seen — so much so that it would pain me to have to use it rather than keep it on display in my own sand-scarred palace. I’m not even sure how they got the idea to make soap out of Han Solo’s carbonite tomb, but it’s pretty fantastic if you ask me. Of course, I’d find it a bit morbid to wash myself with poor old Han, but I think the coolness factor easily makes up for that. Luxury Lane is currently out-of-stock, but you can still place one on a four to six week back-order for around $6.50 a piece.  Read more…

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A Long Time Ago from a Vineyard Far Far Away

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 11, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Wine Stopper

For decades fanboy wine connoisseurs have debated if Star Wars works best while enjoying the red or white wine — but alas the idea of opening up multiple bottles to see what goes best with each film could be quite wasteful. So coolstoppers.com have solved this issue by creating a series of Star Wars wine stoppers: So you can have the likes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia, Han Solo and a Stormtrooper guarding your vino. Read more…

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A Long Time Ago in a Trash Compactor Far Far Away…

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 20, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Star Wars Trash Compactor Bookends Statue

It was nothing less than a historic moment when director George Lucas decided to feature a trash compactor scene in Star Wars: Sure Stanley Kubrick broke ground in 2001: A Space Odyssey by showing a bathroom scene — but it look the bold vision of Lucas to take us dumpster diving into a space station the size of a planet (or small moon if you want to quibble). And that why the Franklin Mint, err Gentle Giant Products has decided to commemorate this milestone in cinematic history with the Star Wars Trash Compactor Bookends Statue. Read more…

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Star Wars Kokeshi Dolls

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 14, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Kokeshi Doll: Princess Leia

These Star Wars Kokeshi dolls touched my heart as they perfectly combine the timelessness of Star Wars with the charm of Japanese craftsmanship. For those of you not in the know Kokeshi are traditional dolls from northern Japan — what makes them unique is that they’re made out of wood and always lack arms or legs, and they’re always hand painted. The artist behind these cute goodies is Muluc whose store on Etsy is called temple7e. Shown above is Princess Leia and below is Han Solo: Read more…

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