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Star Wars Speeder Bike Motorcycle


Always wanted a Star Wars Speeder Bike? If so, Vintage Works has created a motorcycle that aims to replicate the vehicle, minus the technology. However, riders can not only use the handlebars to steer the motorcycle, but also control the flaps at the front, while an integrated sound system fires off sound effects for added effect. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of high dynamic NASA rocket test footage that looks out of this world.

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Stormtrooper Apartment

Moscow-based Geometrix Design unveils their latest apartment, and it's minimal, yet stylish, at the same time. Aside from the Stormtrooper color scheme, each living area seamlessly blends together, complete with plenty of original modern lighting fixtures, while a luxurious bathroom rounds things out with a Jacuzzi-style tub. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Ducati M1100 Darth Mostro

K-Speed Customs has customized a Ducati M1100, and calls it "Darth Mostro", complete with a blacked out paint job worthy of Darth Vader. This cafe racer began had its stock seat and tail section removed, exposing the rear wheel, which essentially converts it into a solo ride. The seat is finished in quality black leather, while the stock tank was left in place. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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X-Wing Car Carship

Designed by Dmitriy Shakhmatov, X-Wing Carship is set to hit San Diego Comic Con this weekend. It took more than a year to design and build, complete with an amazing downforce of 950 pounds at 165 mph. While the technical specifications have not yet been released, we do know that is has a top speed of 180 mph, and is powered by a 175-horsepower Ford Zetec race motor. Continue reading for a "making of" video and more information.

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Star Wars Battle Drones

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At first glance, Propel's new Star Wars Battle Drones may look like actual props from the movie, but upon closer inspection, you'll see they're actually gravity-defying machines. They come in Millennium Falcon, T-65 X-Wing Fighter, Darth Vader TIE Advanced X1 and a 74-Z Speeder Bike, complete with miniature Stromtrooper from Return of the Jedi, models. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Stormtrooper Toaster

This Star Wars Stormtrooper Toaster may not be a functional helmet, but it does come in handy during breakfast. Simply pop in two pieces of bread, toaster pastries, hamburger buns, English muffins, etc., and in moments, it's ejected with the Galactic Empire logo toasted right on them. At 4.1-pounds and 12" X 10" X 7.95", a handy dial provides easy temperature adjustment. Continue reading for more geeky things you might want, but probably don't need. Click here for a few bonus items.

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Death Star Toaster

While this version of the Death Star doesn't come equipped with a superlaser, it does server as a functional two-slice toaster that toasts an image of a TIE Fighter onto your bread. Other features include reheat, defrost and quick-stop functions, complete with an adjustable thermostat, as well as a removable crumb tray. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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LEGO Imperial Shuttle

The LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle Tydirium 75094 Kit has 937-pieces of brick building fun, and it can be picked up for only $76.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. As featured in the exciting scenes leading up to the destruction of the Empire's second Death Star in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, this impressive LEGO Star Wars starship features folding wings for flight and landing modes, retractable landing gear and an opening cockpit with space for 2 minifigures.Product page. Contiue reading for a speed build video and more information.

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LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon

The LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon set has 1,329-pieces of brick goodness, and it's being offered for only $119.99 shipped, today only, originally $149.99. The Force Awakens, this latest LEGO version of the Millennium Falcon is crammed with new and updated external features, including an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 minifigures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure, dual spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp and an entrance hatch. Product page. Continue reading for a speed build video review and more information.

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Force Awakens Props

The team at Pinewood Studios in the UK - the same guys who created the real Force Awakens props - used a combination of 3D scanning and printing technologies to recreate everything from Kylo Ren's helmet to Chewy's Bowcaster and even Darth Vader's damaged helmet. Yes, Kylo Ren's lightsaber is also included, but unfortunately, is a non-functional version. Continue reading for more Star Wars items you may not have known existed.

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