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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.