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HJC Helmets' RPHA 11 Pro Boba Fett helmet has been released, and here's an up-close look. Featuring a shell constructed of carbon fiber, aramid, fiberglass, and organic non-woven fabric, this lightweight helmet is both aerodynamic and extremely strong. It has an Advanced Channel Ventilation system for added comfort, an anti-fog lens 2D flat racing shield, and an interior lined with anti-bacterial, moisture-wicking, quick drying fabric that is fully removable and washable. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what a $3,000 per night hotel room in Japan looks like.

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Bulletproof Mask

British special forces are now testing the Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic Helmet, which is held together by neodymium N52 magnets that enable operators to attach and remove the stock bulletproof cheek plates to install separate sights or optics. Unlike Boba Fett's helmet, this one features special vents and even an integrated fan, to prevent it from fogging up. The helmet lens was designed by an aerodynamic engineer for Suzuki specifically to offer military-spec ballistic protection. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the napkin ring problem.

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Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder

Radio Flyer may not be synonymous with the Star Wars universe, but that's all about to change, with their latest vehicle. This miniaturized Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder is not just a toy or prop, but something kids can actually ride around the neighborhood. It's powered by a 12V rechargeable battery, has two seats and a maximum load capacity of 130 pounds. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Star Wars Hotel


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is set to open in 2019, but Disney plans to build an accompanying hotel at Disney World. That's right, each room will look like a scene from the film, while pitting guests into different storylines, complete with uniforms, that let them become part of an adventure that unfolds around them. Androids, aliens, and lots more will be included. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Star Wars Land

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After months of speculation, Disney revealed the official name at the D23 Expo in Anaheim for their new lands at Disneyland and Disney World: "Star Wars: Galaxies Edge". "Both Star Wars-inspired lands will transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port, and one of the last stops before Wild Space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life. Here, guests will find themselves in the middle of the action at two signature attractions: one that lets guests take the controls of Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance," said a Disney representative. Continue reading for an in-depth walkthrough video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Russian Combat Armor

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Russia has unveiled its very own Star Wars-inspired combat armor, which consists of an exoskeleton, bulletproof body plates, and a tinted helmet with a heads-up display. "Features of the suit include a task light on the helmet for examining things like weapons and maps. It also has a pop-up display that can be used for tasks like examining a plan of the battlefield," said Andy Lynch, of Odin System. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a giant mousetrap that destroys everything.

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Python Skin Death Trooper

Death troopers are an elite variant of the Galactic Empire's stormtroopers that wear black suits of armor and a specialized helmet that scrambled verbal communications. Now accessory manufacturers Elemnt have created a on-off version, based on the original mold used in Star Wars: Rogue One, but wrapped entirely in real python skin, complete with battle damage. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Shadow Trooper Helmet

Hasbro's Shadow Trooper Electronic Helmet is not just a decorative piece, but something you can actually wear, and it's being offered for just $57.80 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. Simply activate the built-in internal microphone for the voice-changing effect, and use the straps to adjust fit for most sizes ages 8 through adult Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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Tie Fighter Grill

The Star Wars Tie Fighter Grill may look strange, but it's most certainly practical, albeit quite pricey for what it does. Designed after one of the most iconic Imperial fighters, it features a cast aluminum body, 220-square-inches of cooking space, complete with two shelves on either side to hold your cooking utensils, meats, and other grilling supplies. A custom analog thermometer is included in the grill to make monitoring a breeze, while the burner is capable of up to 10,000 BTUs of heat. Continue reading for more strange, yet practical, food inventions.

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LEGO X-Wing

The LEGO Star Wars Resistance X-Wing Fighter 75149 consists of 740-pieces, and it's being offered for just $51.99 shipped, today only, originally $56.72. This detailed X-Wing Fighter features opening wings and cockpit, 4 spring-loaded shooters, retractable landing gear, removable engine and a detachable BB-8. The set also comes with a building section with a container, toppling tower and fire elements to attach to the building and Flametrooper's weapon to create a make-believe blaze. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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