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24K Darth Vader

Are you a Star Wars fanatic with $1.4-million to spare? Then this solid 24K gold Darth Vader helmet might be just for you. Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka unveiled this golden helmet to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars franchise, and it weighs in at a hefty 33-pounds. Unfortunately, it's not wearable, but on the bright side, this means you'll be able to keep it in pristine condition. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what if "real people" Chevy commercials were actually real.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Poster

Slated for release on December 15th, Star Wars: The Last Jedi feature new cast members Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran in unconfirmed roles. According to director Rian Johnson, the story begins immediately after the last scene of The Force Awakens. He had his story group watch films such as Twelve O'Clock High, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Gunga Din, Three Outlaw Samurai, Sahara, and Letter Never Sent for inspiration while developing ideas. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you crush a Furby with a hydraulic press.

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Darth Vader Half Costume

Darth Vader was portrayed by bodybuilder David Prowse in the original film trilogy, and by stunt performer Bob Anderson during the character's intense lightsaber fight scenes. George Lucas originally intended for Orson Welles to voice Vader (after dismissing using Prowse's own voice due to his English West Country accent, leading to the rest of the cast nicknaming him "Darth Farmer"). After deciding that Welles's voice would be too recognizable, he cast the lesser-known James Earl Jones instead. The photo above shows David Prowse in half of Darth Vader's costume on the set of The Empire Strikes Back. Continue reading for more rare celebrity photos.

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LEGO Star Wars Carbon-Freezing Chamber

The LEGO Star Wars Carbon-Freezing Chamber not only includes a Boba Fett mini figure, but Han Solo and Ugnaught as well, all for $14, today only, originally $24.99. Features a control center, freeze bed with freeze function, staircase and an elevator. Lift Boba Fett into position with the elevator so he can keep guard, and recreate unforgettable scenes from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Sphero BB-8 Force Band

Sphero's BB-8 Robot with Force Band doesn't require The Force, and it's being offered for just $144.99 shipped, today only, originally $199.99. Like a Jedi Knight, you can control your BB-8 App-Enabled Droid with just a wave of your hand. Learn to control your Droid by mastering moves like Force push and pull within a 100 ft range. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Millennium Falcon Quadcopter Drone

Air Hogs Millennium Falcon Quadcopter Drone can perform stunts at the push of a button, and it's being offered for just $76.69 shipped, today only, originally $109.99. The Ultimate Millennium Falcon takes flight with the power of four quad rotors concealed in the ducts of the ship for agile, space-like flight! Its onboard Gyro-stabilization provides stable and smooth flight for the ultimate flying experience. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on preview and more information.

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Death Star Trench Run Game

The team at Hyperdyne Labs, who are best known for their custom lightsabers, have unveiled their latest project, a cornhole game that takes place in a simulated Death Star trench run scene from the original Star Wars movie. Simply put, players throw beanbags into its thermal exhaust port, and a direct hit activates flashing lights, sound effects, and spoken dialogue from the film. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of incredible self-playing violins.

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Free Spirit Sphere

This is not a scene from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi's planet Endor, best known for its sanctuary moon, a forested world (moon) covered by giant trees, but rather Free Spirit Spheres. This tree hotel is located is the forested section of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, and it's comprised of three different dwellings located above the ground. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Star Wars Land

The 14-acre Star Wars lands, set to open in 2019, are claimed to be the largest-ever, single-themed land expansions in The Walt Disney Company's history. Attractions will include an all-new ride that puts fans in the Millennium Falcon's pilot seat, and another that places you right smack in the center of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance, complete with a Cantina recreation offering post-ride refreshments. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Stormtrooper Jeep Wrangler

Priced at $59,900, this Stromtrooper Wrangler Unlimited Sport by Voltron Motors features the tuning company's 'Prestige Intimidator' upgrade package. It includes a custom bodykit that consists of a totally revamped front as well as rear fascias, a power dome hood, blue / white wheels wrapped with massive off-road tires. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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