Weird Al Sings ‘Yoda’ With Autistic Children

Posted by Bob Muir on Mar 10, 2015 in Star Wars

Weird Al

Weird Al sang a special duet at Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars, held for New York Collaborates for Autism. 13-year-old Jodi DiPiazza, who has autism herself, began singing ‘Yoda,’ the 1985 parody of The Kinks’ ‘Lola.’ Soon, Weird Al came out in Jedi robes to harmonize with Jodi, and before long, a whole chorus was singing along with them. It was a great moment from a show with a great cause.
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Could The First Star Wars Stand-Alone Film Center On Yoda?

Posted by Bob Muir on Feb 6, 2013 in Cinema, Star Wars


Here’s a juicy rumor about the fate of Star Wars in Disney’s hands. We all know about the sequel trilogy, and everyone is pumped about J.J. Abrams directing Episode VII. But while these sequels will be released every two-to-three years, not as much attention has been paid to Disney’s plans for additional stand-alone films. Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg are writing two stand-alone films, so what’s the deal with them? At least for one of them, there’s one word: Yoda. Read more…

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Yoda Endorses Instant Ramen

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Nov 23, 2011 in Japanese TV, Star Wars

Just like Darth Vader’s cameo in a series cell phone ads, Yoda recently starred in a Japanese commercial for Nissin’s Cup Noodles — speaking English, no less. Of course, they had to subtitle him, but it would seem the Jedi master wants Japan to recover from its recent tragedies as much as anyone else; the commercial ends with him wishing the force be with the entire nation, kind of a sweet little gesture on Lucas’ part. I wasn’t aware you could use the force to boil water, though. Also, the line “Boil Japan.” looks a bit strange out of context. Oh well, it’s still kind of cool.

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Showing Yoda Some Valentine’s Love

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Feb 15, 2011 in Star Wars

Visitors from all around flocked to San Francisco’s Union Square Park yesterday to catch a glimpse of Lawrence Noble’s giant fiber glass Yoda heart. The attraction is part of San Francisco’s Heroes and Hearts fundraiser to benefit San Francisco General’s Hospital Foundation — an independent NPO that supports patient care at the city’s largest hospital. I’m glad they finished it just in time for Valentine’s Day, but I really wish they had gotten to word out sooner.  As you can see from the video above, people have been posing for pictures with it all day. No word on how long this temporary attraction will be on display, but if you do visit, don’t be that guy who has to throw up the Vulcan salute. It’s just not cool. 

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Has Star Wars Gone to the Dogs?

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 29, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Ultimate Boston Terrier Star Wars Dog Art Set

Commissioned over 100 years ago in 1903 the paintings by C. M. Coolidge which are collectively now known as Dogs Playing Poker is a cornerstone of pure(bred) Americana. But as good as those doggies were, I belive that an America of the 21st Century needs a more modern for of kitsch — and thus I nominate this Ultimate Boston Terrier Star Wars Dog Art Set for the honor. Lavishly illustrated by Brian Rubenacker this set of prints captures the canine side of Darth, Boba, Princess, Obi-Wan and Yoda. Read more…

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Ready are You for the Baby Yoda Hat?

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 23, 2010 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Baby Yoda Hat

This young Padawan is too young to know the power of The Force, yet is not too tiny to amuse fanboy and fangurl parents with this Baby Yoda Hat! This charming baby cap was crafted by Demulcent Arts, who is a middle school art teacher that you wish you had a child. Read more…

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Yoda Knows Where It’s AT-AT

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

Leading the AT-AT Tee

Yoda knows that the Force is powerful, but some situations are more about the carrot and the stick! This Leading the AT-AT Tee by Block 33 perfectly illustrates this Jedi technique: Read more…

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USB Yoda is Looking Kind of Moe

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 25, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

USB Yoda with Illuminated Light Saber

We so often forget that the magic behind Yoda was really master puppeteer Frank Oz, and this USB Yoda with Illuminated Light Saber is so damn cute that it feels like he belongs more to the world of the Muppets rather than the more serious Star wars universe. In fact he sort of looks like a Muppet Baby rather than an old Jedi master: Read more…

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Exclusive: Yoda Loses His Head!

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

Star Wars 4GB Flash Drives

As if living on a swamp planet wasn’t bad enough poor master Yoda must suffer the extra humiliation of having to sit by and watch as his body is used to backup excel spreadsheets and photos of the family cat. Of course for a mere $40 you can recreate this horrific scene with the Star Wars 4GB Flash Drives which are available through ThinkGeek. In addition to Yoda you can decapitate the likes of Darth Vader, Boba Fett and some poor Stermtrooper: Read more…

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Careful of Those Giant Freakin’ Frogs Young Skywalker!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 2, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

Dagobah Frog Habitat

The purist in me hates the ideas of giant frogs wandering around the planet Dagobah distracting poor Luke Skywalker as he tries to learn the ways of the Jedi from master Yoda. Yet the fact that I can imagine this silly scenario means the fanboy in me loves this! If I had this in my childhood this would be a great set for an epic Super 8mm film project where Jedi knights do battle with giant bullfrogs. If you wish to live out this cinematic fantasy yourself the Dagobah Frog Habitat is available via ThinkGeek.

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Dagobah Sure is Strange Place…

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 4, 2009 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Wars

From 1981 (well this commercial aired in 1982, but you know what I mean) comes this spot for the Kenner’s Yoda and R2-D2 sensor-scope action figures from the Empire Strikes Back collection. As why poor Luke Skywalker and poor old Obi-Wan Kenobi don’t get a mention at the end of the advert I don’t have a clue. Although with some research I did discover that some lucky kids from this era could actually get a Dagobah action playset if they didn’t want to get dirty in the backyard: Read more…

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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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The Artistry of Star Wars on Display Down Under

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 13, 2009 in Star Wars

Star Wars Exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia - photo by Francis Zuccarello

My fellow fanboy Francis Zuccarello (who’s a talented filmmaker in his right) put together a wonderful gallery at Flickr showing off his photos from the Star Wars Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia. What follows are just a few of the fifty plus photos from the exhibit: Read more…

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