Category Archives: Star Wars

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Stormtrooper Workout

For a couple weeks now, I have been walking during the kids’ soccer/lacrosse/track practices. At least four miles, mostly every day. It’s helping relieve the stress – of which I have a lot – and hopefully, will help me lose a few pounds before bikini season. Kyle and Erik are playing Beach Blast – a soccer tourney on the Wildwood, NJ beach – in June, and I don’t want people to break out the harpoons.

So when I saw this, I had to post it; if for nothing else but the geek factor.

This is a huge series (there’s almost 30 more after the jump) of superhero, television, movie and video game inspired workouts designed by fitness blogger Neila Rey. There’s something for everyone, she’s got Game of Thrones, Avengers, Minecraft, Assassin’s Creed, Aquaman, Wolverine, Blade Runner, James Bond, Skyrim, Hunger Games — you name it. Now there’s no excuse not to work out! Except you’re lazy and unmotivated.

Cut to scene of Smite breaking out his workout gear…

Almost Rare, Almost Rare…

Star Wars Grilling EquipmentSpring is just around the corner, and if you’re a Star Wars nerd like me, these lightsaber-themed tongs are for you.

If you’ve been searching for the perfect grilling accessory for your Bantha burger cookouts, take a look at these: “Star Wars” Lightsaber BBQ Tongs from The Fowndry. These geeky tongs are modeled after Darth Vader’s own lightsaber hilt from “A New Hope.”

These officially licensed lightsaber tongs have a removable transparent red cover and even make the signature sound effect that left many a Jedi quaking in his boots. Conveniently, though, these lightsaber tongs are powered by AA batteries instead of the Force. (H/TSmite)

These are just the thing to piss off the wife, er, I mean, get your BBQ rolling.

We’ve Spotted Imperial Rockers!

AT-AT Rocking HorseSome enterprising young geeks made a necessary modification to the average rocking horse. It is, in a word, unbelievably awesome and kickass!

AT-AT walkers generally don’t make good house guests. They’re large, messy, and prone to shooting at things with their laser canons. Jen Yates, known for geeky blogs Epbot and Cake Wrecks, figured out how to tame an AT-AT by building a rocking version of the robotic creature.

The AT-AT shape doesn’t naturally lend itself to a rocking-horse format, so the builders had to add several safety features to make it secure for a 4-year-old test subject to ride. That includes foot pedals, a front handle, and a seat back. Bumpers built onto the bottom of the rails keep it from rocking too far forward or back. (H/TSmite)

I swear to Vishnu, if I wasn’t snipped, I’d be working on another child right this instant!

Walker, Denmark Ranger

Imperial WalkersAfter the horror stories coming out of Sochi – missing toilet seats, stolen pillows, etc. – it’s hard to imagine anything has gone right there. That’s why this story is so spot-on.

Finding the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics rather dull? Add some AT-AT walkers from “Star Wars” shooting lasers at downhill skiers and you have a sport worth watching.

This “Star Wars” – Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics mashup video aired on TV2 Denmark’s show “Natholdet med Anders Breinholt” (Night Shift with Anders Breinholt), with humorous results. You don’t need to speak the language to appreciate AT-AT’s attacking unsuspecting Olympic athletes. (H/TSmite)

The video is below the fold. It’s high-larious.

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Online Auctions: They’re A Blast

Han Solos DL-44 Heavy Blaster PistolThe blaster used by Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy is being put to auction on December 21st.

You know, if you guys pool your money together, you could win your favorite blogger the ultimate Christmas present.

The Mauser-style pistol that Harrison Ford’s character Han Solo used in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi” is up for sale to the highest bidder, online auctioneers Invaluable said Wednesday.

Looking a bit worse for wear after its intergalactic adventures, the so-called DL-44 Blaster — which Ford used in the two 1980s blockbuster movies — is estimated to be worth $200,000 to $300,000.

More specifically, it’s a BlasTech DL-44 heavy blaster pistol featuring sight adjustments, an air cooling vent, and a stun setting. Any prospective buyer who cannot recite these basic components is not a serious bidder.

“The blaster is exactly in its original filming condition and therefore exhibits wear from use, but retains all of the original details, including the flash suppressor and scope,” it said. (H/T – L-Frame)

If I had the money, I would guarantee I’d be bringing it home. You cannot put a price on something like this, and i would gladly overpay for it. That said, it will probably go to some filthy rich douchebag who never heard of IG-88 and believes Greedo shot first.

That’s No Moon, It’s A Home Theater

Death Star Wall TilesA lot of people – myself included – take pride in their man caves. Now mine isn’t that fantastic, but it’s mine, and I love it. Of course, even things we love can be improved – my high school sweetheart could have had bigger cans – so when the opportunity presents itself

I’m imagining sitting in my home on Tatooine, relaxing with a glass of Bantha-blood fizz, watching the Galactic Broadcasting Service’s latest episode of “This Old Death Star.” Host Darth Vila suggests a quick and easy way to spruce up your spaceship of terror: wall tiles. Death Star wall tiles.

The wall tiles from Tom Spina Designs were created for a custom home theater project, to really give it that conquering-the-galaxy sort of look. The Star Wars-themed theater features 14 different tiles. Each master tile was molded and cast in tinted resin. The designs were plucked right from the surface of the Death Star. (H/TSmite)

If I had to do it all over again, my basement would be ensconced in Death Star motif.

I Find Your Lack Of Milk Disturbing

Gingerbread AT-AT

Oh yeah, I’d tear into this like a Wookie into C-3PO’s arms!

This is the gingerbread AT-AT constructed by the Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s restaurant Catalano for the Canadian National Gingerbread Showcase. Looks good. Granted I don’t remember seeing any AT-AT’s with antlers and red noses in the movies, but knowing George Lucas, they were there.

Of course, after you eat it you’d look like present-day Carrie Fisher, but it would be worth it.

Vadercare Met With Critical Acclaim

Vadercare

I thought it was pretty funny. (H/TSmite)

As a side note, I earned a very satisfying – insert sarcasm here – four hours sleep last night, and today was a busy day. All the boys were home sick from school, I had to coach the soccer team tonight, and everything hurts. The cellulitis hasn’t gotten worse, but hasn’t improved, either. At this point, I’d like to sleep for three straight days. If I’m not bringing my “A” game here – as if I had one – that’s why.

Home On The Range

Star Wars Shooting Targets

Why bullseye womprats in your T-16 when you can sharpen your aim using these babies?

This is a series of Star Wars character shooting targets designed by Sneaky Studios and sold by Firebox. You can choose from Darth Vader, Boba Fett, a Rancor, or this Stormtrooper holding Princess Leia hostage. They’re actually made for framing and displaying though, not target practice, because they cost $32 apiece.

Well worth it, in my opinion. And if, like me, you have a moral aversion to shooting the Fett Man, there is another target below the fold.

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