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  So this is kind of rad. The tumblr Merchandising is Forever has made numerous (hundreds maybe?) GIFs showing the deterioration of vintage Star Wars action figures. Well, technically each .gif is made up of numerous different figures–not the decay of a single figure over 30 years. But still…right?  Although these toys were mass produced, each […]

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Artist Amanda Visell has created some wonderful one-of-a-kind Star Wars figures out of wood, complete with packaging. She’s covered all the main characters, and a few minor ones too. Check out the rest of Amanda’s Star Wars and other work here.

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Imperial CAT-AT

 This is a house made for a cat. In the shape of a Walker. From Star Wars. For a cat. via CNET more pictures here

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The Geek Guru known only as “Tenbones” has joined with Costume Contumely to share his vast wisdom with the world. It’s the only advice column dedicated to issues of geekdom (that we know of!).  If you’re in need of  wisdom, insight, or direction, you can email Tenbones at: editor@costumecontumely.com.  This week: Star Wars indoctrination and […]

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New York Jedi Training Academy

No less distinguished a media outlet than the New York Times recently showcased self-proclaimed Jedi Master Flynn Michael and his New York Jedi training center. Michael formed his studio after an elaborate 2005 Halloween lightsaber demonstration he and his buddies put on,  garnered outsize attention.  Each class is made up of a diverse group of […]

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Chris Illuminati (real name?) recently posted a fun piece over at Wired.com’s GeekDad blog about the conundrum of being a toy collector and having a toddler. Explanation is futile. He is almost two, and into everything in the house, so he won’t understand the difference between his Wolverine figure that I bought to distract him […]

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Mmm…Stormtrooper Cake

Have you seen this new stormtrooper cake? Some of the guys were telling me about it. They say it’s quite a thing to see.   The life-size cake was made by Amanda Oakleaf Cakes as a special commission for the Arisia Sci-Fi Convention in Boston. For more pics, check out Amanda Oakleaf Cakes.  

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How to Make Star Wars Snowflake

Here’s a great activity to add to your day of sitting around doing nothing– Make some Star Wars snowflakes. Click here for instructions and a dozen more designs.

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Hasbro Launches Corp Responsibility Site

Hasbro released its first Corporate Responsibility Report this week. You can view the full website here. Some of the more concrete achievements noted are the green certification on the printing of Hasbro’s many board games, and reduction of carbon emissions within the supply chain through use of the modern Pin Yang Railway. They have set a […]

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