Just when you think they’ve milked the “Star Wars” franchise of all ideas, somebody comes out with a crazy new creative something. This month, it’s the folks at Klutz, who recently released “Star Wars Thumb Doodles.” The art set includes pen, colored pencils (lightsaber shaped, of course) and four colored ink pads so you and … Continue Reading →
The latest, greatest and not-so-greatest in the worlds of sci-fi, anime, comic books, video games and more.
I don’t know about you, but I’m still trying to wrap my head around the announcement that Disney bought Lucasfilm and will be producing new movies. What does that mean? Hidden Mickeys in the background? Princess Leia joining the Disney Princess line? Jabba the Hutt hanging out with Cruella de Vil? Ursula the Sea Witch … Continue Reading →
I regret that I did not recommend any geeky Mother’s Day gifts. It was not an issue of sexism. There are probably more girl geeks in my life than guy geeks. (Hi, Beq, Cyndi, Sheila, Tracy, Mary, Misty, Trisha, Heather, Patty, Amber …) But I didn’t get word of anything that tickled my fancy for … Continue Reading →
Earlier this week, the cake decorating powerhouse Wilton announced it would be re-releasing its Darth Vader cake pan after more than 30 years. It also got me wondering just what else is out there for those of us who, like me, like to do a little pastry decorating on the side? First stop, of course, … Continue Reading →
Set approximately 3,000 years prior to the events in the films, BioWare’s epic The Old Republic allows gamers and fans to experience and help shape the conflict between the newly re-emergent Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic. Allowing players to choose either side of the war, and to specialize in one of eight different playstyles, … Continue Reading →
Think you know everything about Darth Vader? Think again. Scholastic’s “Star Wars: Darth Vader — A 3-D Reconstruction Log” tells you just about anything that could be said about him, right down to his bones. Like the Millennium Falcon book from last year, each heavy cardboard page peels away another layer of Vader’s suit and … Continue Reading →
The Force Unleashed games bridge the gap between episodes 3 and 4 of the Star Wars movies. During this time, Darth Vader has taken on a secret apprentice, with dreams of training the young warrior and eventually overthrowing the Emperor. The first game ends with the apprentice, named Starkiller, having a bit too much independence … Continue Reading →