Archive for the ‘star wars’ Category
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James Wright and Josh Eckert’s “Geek Zodiac” matches up genre-film trends with the birth years when each was most popular. They get points for making a cool infographic, but no matter what it says, I’m a Goonie.
[UPDATE: @geekzodiac just notified us of the new and improved version 3 infographic now shown above. This zodiac contains original art from Josh rather than the previous edition's copyrighted imagery. They've also taken steps to address the underrepresentation of women and removed the notes indicating examples of each sign in popular geek culture.]
We shit you not. Not only is Gilt Groupe selling vintage Star Wars action figures for up to $8000 a piece, but they are selling out of them!. Jailbreak’s own undercover agent (we’ll call her Z) stumbled onto this sale on Guilt Groupe’s site yesterday. Since it’s for members only, we grabbed some screen shots so we could share the absurdity.
One of our core missions at the Jailbreak Collective is to explore the idea of consumer products as an art form. Considering that the prices these figures are fetching would make most working artists blush, we’d say this helps bolster our case (and our cause). Now can anyone enlighten us as to why a Jawa with a vinyl cape is worth five times more than a Jawa with a cloth cape?
Jump through to find out how much Yoda and Darth Vader fetched. Read the rest of this entry »
Mimoco’s “designer” flash drive line Mimobots has previously been decorated with Star Wars and Hello Kitty Characters, and now it will lend its frame to the iconic superheroes & villains of the DC universe.
First up is a run of five Batman Mimobots, including the limited-edition (5,000 pieces) vintage 1939-style Dark Knight shown above, which is the only one currently available to purchase [$19.95-$54.95].
The Joker, Robin, Catwoman and another Batman version (last three after the jump) round out the series, and will be released in February, presumably at Toy Fair in New York. They’ve also promised to expand this line in the near future with Green Lantern, The Flash and Superman Mimobots.
Congrats to Evan & the Mimoco crew for this stellar release!
GameTrailersTV explores the scientific legitimacy of the lightsaber in an interview with Dr. Michio Kaku, who explains whether or not it’s even possible for one to exist, and what it would take for lightsabers to function like they do in Star Wars IRL. [Hint: Tiny batteries that would also help cars fly.]
Hit the jump for video. Above: the anatomy of a lightsaber.
It’s a must read.