Silly Star Wars Stitchery

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 6, 2011 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Star Wars Stitchery by Chelsea Bloxsom

These wonderfully whimsical Star Wars applique stitchery pieces are the handy work of Chelsea Bloxsom who goes by the stitching tag name loveandasandwich (her Etsy shop is here): Read more…

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Victorian Star Wars Portraits

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 22, 2011 in Star Wars

victorian star wars illustrations by  Greg Peltz

These wonderful Victorian styled portraits of Star Wars characters were done Greg Peltz whom works at Pixar. And if you’d like to hang these in your parlor you can purchase prints at acmearchivesdirect.com. Read more…

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A Tickle-Me Chewbacca doll? Maybe Not

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Sep 1, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Talking Chewbacca Plush

You shouldn’t be tickling a Wookie any way — what do you take them for, Ewoks?  This 9 inch Chewbacca plush kind of looks like it could be a Tickle-Me-Elmo, though. Either that, or one of those clowns in an arcade shooting gallery. You know which ones I’m talking about, I’m sure. All kidding aside though, it’d probably make a much cooler gift for any nephew or son than an Elmo doll. It even roars — or does its bear gargle, if you will  — when you push on his belly. I’d take that over Elmo’s annoying laughter any day, wouldn’t you? They retail for roughly $26, so if you’re looking to pick one up, head over to NeatoShop.com and even though you’re not ordering it through the official Star Wars online store, don’t fret, it is an officially licensed Star Wars product.

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David Lynch on Turning Down Return of the Jedi

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 9, 2009 in Cinema, Star Wars

In this brilliant video David Lynch brings us back to early 80s when he turned a chance to direct Return of the Jedi. Lynch gives us an interesting insight which is that Lucas doesn’t like to direct his own films. Not mentioned in this clip is that Lucas was a huge fan of Eraserhead which came out in 1977. Of course Lynch would go on to tackle science fiction with the film Dune in 1984 — and while the film had his vision was part of that film it didn’t do too well at the box office.

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Star Wars Mice Invade Etsy

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 7, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Star Wars Mice from the House of Mouse on Etsy: Princess Leia Mouse

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away there were these cute little mice! I know this sounds like we’re kitbashing Star Wars with the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy but these adorable sci fi rodents are the precious creations of the House of Mouse and can be found on Etsy on their very own page. There are 14 mice in the entire collection so far and they run between $35 and $40, but bet of all if your favorite character is missing they’re open to doing custom orders. Shown above is Princess Leia mouse and below is Darth Vader mouse. Read more…

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