Shirt of the Day: Poked to Death

Posted 9 years ago by Shirts

“That’s no moon…”

While I’m getting tired of the “nostalgic icon crossed with another nostalgic icon” school of t-shirt design, I have to say, today’s Ript Apparel offering is pretty nicely done.

The concept is pretty familiar, but the quality of the artwork makes it stand out in this case.  A too-simple, too-cartoony line drawing would just look cheap, but because this almost looks like a photograph, it works.

Either way, if you grew up on Pokeman and Star Wars, this shirt should be an easy hit.  Sort of like how you used to bullseye womp rats in your T-16 back home.

Head over to Ript Apparel and pick it up for $10 today only!  After 12:00 midnight Central, you’ll have missed your chance to catch it at all.

Talking to Your Kids About Star Wars

Posted 9 years ago by Movies

As you’ll quickly learn about me, I’m both a dad and a huge Star Wars fan. For me, this video came several years too late. I realize now that I didn’t start early enough with the Star Wars indoctrination education of my young son. Much to my dismay, a babysitter told him of the relationship between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker when he was just five. It was a secret I was holding until he was just a little older. That secret disappeared at $20 for three hours’ work.

Needless to say, we never used that babysitter again.

If you a parent to small children, or even if you think you’ll have kids one day, it’s important — nay, it’s imperative — that you watch this video now. You can then plan according for your child’s path to Star Wars. Believe me, it’s never too early.

Shirt of the Day: Bad, Bad Walker

Posted 9 years ago by Shirts

I love a clever Star Wars shirt, and Bad, Bad Walker from Threadless is just that. Also, it’s my second favorite example of AT-AT bathroom humor, being narrowly beaten by the Jabba the Hutt cameo in ‘AT-AT Day Afternoon.’

Pick up Bad, Bad Walker from Threadless.

Star Wars Family Portraits

Posted 9 years ago by Art

Over on Flickr, Steven Quinn has created an awesome set of Star Wars Family Portraits, and I suggest you check them out. Don’t miss the one with C3PO as the baby. It’s my favorite.

Missing Links for Dec. 6th, 2010

Posted 9 years ago by Missing Links

The Tophat 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.

Dr. Seuss’ Star Wars
This is pretty awesome. Star Wars if it was written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss.

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Story Revealed? Is it ‘Prey’ with Dr. Hugo Strange?
I haven’t read Prey, and I’m not sure this would be the best way to end the trilogy, but I’m sure Nolan knows best.

A is for Ackbar
Brandon Peat illustrates the alphabet with Star Wars characters, and has actually made them into nice-looking books.

TRON: Legacy – Low Rez Trailer
In the vein of Sweded trailers ala Be Kind Rewind, the guys at Gamervision have created a low-rez version of the Tron Legacy trailer, in 3D no less. Impressive.