Miss Piggy Meets a Gamorrean Guard in ‘A Fine Romance’ by loopydave

Posted 5 years ago by Art

A Fine Romance

I love a good Muppets/Star Wars crossover. Whether it’s the famed Mark Hamill episode of The Muppet Show or the recent Star Wars themed Muppet figurines at the Disney parks, I’m all for it. There’s something awesome about those two universes colliding. Maybe it’s because Frank Oz was Yoda. Hmm.

Anyway, deviantART user loopydave created this gorgeous Photoshop portrait of Miss Piggy meeting up with a Gamorrean guard in a cantina, and I can’t think of a better pair. Make sure to check it out at full size. I hope he makes prints of this, I would definitely buy one.

Missing Links: LEGO and Hobbits Edition

Posted 5 years ago by Missing Links

Missing Links

The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

How To Build the Best Lego X-Wing Ever
Gizmodo may not be good for much anymore, but I'm glad they posted Mike Psiaki's awesome LEGO X-Wing in November, because now he sent them a parts list and instructions for how he made his model. Most people agree his version looks better than the new 2012 LEGO X-Wing that comes out soon. What do you think?

LEGO Heroica: fun adventure gaming for kids
Over at BoingBoing they profiled one of the new LEGO games that I so often overlook at the store on purpose, and it actually sounds kind of awesome. It looks like Heroica is almost a gateway RPG for kids, and comes in sets that can all hook together to create one big board. Gweek reviewed the $15 Draida Bay set to high regard.

LEGO Lord of the Rings News: LEGO Aragorn Poster Revealed
Looks like LEGO will be unveiling all their LOTR characters via these cool posters. Can't wait to see the rest.

Rediscovered: Long-Lost Version of “The Hobbit” by Gene Deitch
Interesting find by the guys at Cartoon Brew; an animatic of a planned animated version of 'The Hobbit' by Gene Deitch, a veteran of Tom and Jerry shorts and other classic cartoons.

Victorian Star Wars Portraits by Greg Peltz

Posted 5 years ago by Art

Greg Peltz' Victorian Star Wars Portraits

I have a confession to make. I loathe the retro creations known as Steampunk. The concept of Victorian era hi-tech creations just seems odd to me. When I look to escape in fantasy, I don’t want to go back in time to the 1800s. There are so many other more interesting worlds to explore.

That being said, I love these new Star Wars illustrations by artist Greg Peltz. The feature portraits of select Star Wars characters in Victorian costumes. When Peltz isn’t drawing really cool illustrations, he works for a little company called Pixar Animation Studios — perhaps you’ve heard of them.

Apparently these portraits have been around for a while but I just got tipped to their existence by the (of all things) fashion blog Trendland. According to the site, you can purchase your own prints of Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3PO, Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt for $75$125 each. I enjoy each of them equally but you have to admit that Sherlock Holmes-esque Artoo is extremely smashing.

The Ghost of Christmas Presents

Posted 5 years ago by Podcast, Uncategorized

Episode 10

It’s the show’s very first Christmas, and Tim, Rob, and Tommy spend it getting nostalgic about their favorite toys over the years and the presents they never got but always wanted. In this episode you’ll hear about Tommy’s penchant for sneaking around and finding presents early, Rob’s lifelong obsession with getting an AT-AT, and Tim’s knack for living vicariously through his kids, with a ton of retro Christmas and toy commercials sprinkled throughout.

Get a free digital copy of Imagine FX’s Star Wars issue

Posted 5 years ago by Stuff

FX Magazine

I love art. I love Star Wars. I really love free stuff. There’s a good chance you do as well. Here’s how to get your very own Star Wars-themed copy of ImagineFX, the magazine for fantasy and sci-fi digital art.

If you’ve upgraded your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to the latest iOS 5, you have access to Apple’s Newsstand app which gives you instant access to thousands of periodicals. Launch the app on your device and head to the store section. Search for “ImagineFX” and get their free magazine app. (Alternatively, you can go to the iTunes Store and do the same thing.) After you’ve installed the ImagineFX app, you can go to their store of back issues to download a bunch of recent magazines for $6.99 each.

To celebrate the launch of Newstand, you can also grab their October 2011 issue free for a limited time. This is the impressive, Star Wars-themed issue filled with great visuals from the legendary franchise. There’s even a tutorial that teaches you how to draw a very menacing Darth Maul.

There’s no telling how long this offer will last so download it today.