The Force is With This Volkswagen Commercial

Posted 9 years ago by Television

The Super Bowl (yawn) is just around the corner, and Volkswagen has already uploaded a commercial to their YouTube account, and it’s a gem. It’s not so much the concept that makes it great, it’s the physical comedy of the kid in the Vader suit. Watch it and tell me it doesn’t make you want to have a little kid to live vicariously through.

Shirt of the Day: Admiral Ackbar Cereal

Posted 9 years ago by Shirts

Star Wars parodies are a dime a dozen. Unless you’re talking about the special Star Wars-themed Robot Chicken shows by Seth Green and Matt Senreich. The Adult Swim series has done three episodes devoted exclusively to George Lucas’ universe. Their stop-motion animated skits are the things of legend — if legends were about crudely manipulated toys doing insanely funny things you’d never expect.

The second special is the origin of this snazzy new shirt from T-Shirt Bordello. For just $14.99 you can own a piece of intergalactic breakfast cereal that should have been. If you’re not familiar with it, you can watch the video on

I’m not sure this is licensed by either the Star Wars or Robot Chicken camps, but that won’t matter when your friends are laughing and pointing at your torso—something I only get when I’m not wearing a shirt.

All Terrain-Ice Cream Transport

Posted 9 years ago by Toys

Imperial Ice Cream

It’s a trap! Why else would the Empire be hawking dairy treats from a giant AT-AT? Sounds like a great way to catch a Jedi with a sweet tooth.

Actually it’s just an awesome LEGO creation (modification?) that LEGO should actually sell. A line of quirky Star Wars sets would be great.

All Terrain-Ice Cream Transport on Flickr via Laughing Squid

Map of the Entire Star Wars Galaxy

Posted 9 years ago by Art

It doesn’t get much geekier than this. Gaze upon an entire celestial map of all the planet systems in the vast Star Wars galaxy. This impressive document contains the big landmarks from the film like Tatooine, Hoth, and Endor. There’s also all the places from the expanded universe of novels, comics and video games. This up-to-date map is essential for anyone attempting to make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. See it in all its glory.

Complete Star Wars Blu-ray Saga Announced at CES; Available for Pre-order

Posted 9 years ago by Movies

Star Wars Blu-ray

This doesn’t really come as much surprise, but today Lucasfilm and Fox announced that the complete Star Wars saga is coming to Blu-ray in September 2011 and is available for pre-order now. Surprisingly, Lucas is giving us some choices, just not all the choices that we want. You can pick from:

The individual trilogies are 3-disc sets, with the complete saga clocking in at an impressive 9 discs. They’re claiming over 30 hours of special features, including never-before seen deleted and alternative scenes. No one really expected Lucas to do the right thing and release the original cuts of his films, so instead we’ll be treated to Han shooting second, extra CG, and young Anakin’s ghost in glories HD.

I really want to say I’m only buying the original trilogy, but I know I’ll end up with the complete saga. Episode I came out when I was 14 years old, and for a few years the prequels excited me because I was young and didn’t know better. It took me a few years to realize that they were not good films, and that George Lucas truly didn’t care about his fans, only about making more money. But that’s the topic for another post (or podcast).

Are You Buying Star Wars on Blu-ray?

Let us know if you plan on picking any or all of these sets up, if you’ve been looking forward to them, or if it’s Star Wars that’s going to finally make you switch to Blu-ray.