Star Wars

Just don't tell them about the time you killed Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen

Jacob French recently completed a 3,100 mile walk in Australia wearing full Stormtrooper gear. He raised over $100,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a group dedicated to raising the spirits of seriously sick kids. In the above photo, he can be seen visiting with two children in a Sydney Children’s Hospital. For the children’s sake, …

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Ralph McQuarrie 1929 – 2012

Artist Ralph McQuarrie, the man responsible for much of the look of the original Star Wars trilogy, died yesterday in the Berkeley, California home. He was 82. McQuarrie was originally a technical illustrator for Boeing. His prior work and training in aviation undoubtedly contributed greatly to his style. In 2007, Hasbro released a special series …

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Why would Chewbacca have a name he cannot pronounce?

A Facebook discussion yesterday on the merits of Star Wars reminded me of something that’s bothered me for years: why can’t Chewbacca pronounce his own name? More specifically, why would he even have a name he cannot pronounce? Not only can’t Chewbacca pronounce his own name, Wookies, the race Chewbacca comes from, cannot even say the word Wookie. …

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Steampunk Stormtrooper helmet

This Stormtrooper helmet was customized by Brian Rood and it will be auctioned of in the near future for Make a Wish. If you like Star Wars and you are into steampunk, than this helmet might be something you will want to bid on.  Check out the 501st Legion TK Project blog for even more …

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