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Photo credit: Ralph Sevelius

Ever wonder what some of the most famous Disney princesses, such as Ariel, Aurora, and Snow White, would look like in the Star Wars universe? If so, then wonder no more as these drawings by Ralph Sevelius show us just that. Now that Disney owns the Star Wars franchise, it may be only a matter of time until we see an animated feature with this mashup. Click here to view the first image in this week's FAILS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's funniest table tennis match.

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Peter Mayhew is an English actor best known for playing Chewbacca in the Star Wars films. When casting roles for his first Star Wars film, producer George Lucas needed a tall actor who could fit the role of the beastly Chewbacca. He originally had in mind 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) bodybuilder David Prowse, but he was instead cast to play Darth Vader. This led Lucas on a search which turned up Mayhew, who says that all he had to do to be cast in the role of Chewbacca was stand up. Continue reading for more.

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Ever wonder what the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII movie posters would look like in the style of other films? These fan-made posters should give you a pretty good idea. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the happiest uncle ever.

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When is a cake, not just something to be enjoyed on special occasions? When it's designed to look like a life-sized stormtrooper. This custom creation features a mixture of Rice Krispies treats (legs / body), standard cake mix (torso / head), and a plethora of frosting. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the EOS M Gimbal, a physics-defying camera rig that will blow your socks off.

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Did you know that the filming for Empire Strikes Back was halted for two weeks due to a windsurfing competition in Australia? That's right, it wasn't because the competition interfered with filming, but rather a favorite past time of Lucas, so he took time off to attend. Continue reading for more.

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Geeks probably already know that Star Wars Episode VII is scheduled for release on December 18, 2015. This film forms part of the planned third trilogy of Star Wars movies, following chronologically in the series after Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. It will be the eighth Star Wars theatre release, after 2008's Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the first Star Wars film produced under Disney's ownership of production company Lucasfilm. Continue reading for ten awesome fan-made movie posters.

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Produced with a budget of $11 million and released on May 25, 1977, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope earned $460 million in the United States and $314 million overseas, surpassing Jaws as the nominal highest-grossing film, and it remained that way until being surpassed by E.T. the Extra Terrestrial in 1982. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a snoring duckling.

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LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter 9493 is currently being offered for just $38.79 shipped, today only, originally priced at $59.99. Featuring wings that fold into attack mode, proton torpedoes, retractable landing gear and opening cockpit, this most iconic vehicle of the Star Wars universe returns to turn the tide in the battle against the evil Empire. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Notable features:
  • Includes 4 minifigures: Luke Skywalker, new Jek Porkins, R2-D2 and R5-D8.

  • Features X-wing starfighter, 1 weapon, and 1 lightsaber, extra wing markings also included.

  • X-wing starfighter features retractable landing gear, 2 proton torpedoes, opening cockpit and wings that fold into attack mode.

  • Set the wings to attack mode and battle the 9492 Tie Fighter.

  • X-wing starfighter measures over 12" (33cm) long.


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Photo credit: Jeff Bennett via My Modern Metropolis

It takes a Star Wars fanatic to combine the sci-fi universe with Thomas Kinkade's beautiful paintings. Artist Jeff Bennett is just that person, and he recently created an awesome series called "War on Kinkade" that basically "shows what happens when stormtroopers, AT-ATs, and Imperial Star Destroyers attack the incredibly sweet American scenes Kinkade is famous for, which include beautiful gardens, streams, stone cottages and bridges." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of NASA's pumpkin carving contest.

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Photo credit: Hi Consumption

What do you get when you combine Star Wars, LEGO and a professional photographer? The awesome LEGO Star Wars photography series from Avanaut. Vesa Lehtimaki has basically recreated some famous scenes from the films (along with a few custom creations) using LEGO figures. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real-life LEGO figurine.

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