One of the more eagerly anticipated titles coming out near the holidays is that of EA and Dice’s Star Wars: Battlefront. This morning, EA confirmed that there will be a beta test event in early October and fans can expect to have access to a major battle on Hoth and will indeed have control of two iconic characters in Luke Skywalker and the Dark Lord himself, Darth Vader.
This is a 43-inch-long replica of the green lightsaber used by Luke Skywalker in Return Of The Jedi that has realistic power-up and power-down glowing light effects, as well as sound efforts for powering up and power-down, various movement and clash sounds, and even a tone for when it’s idle.
The item also comes with a display stand for when you’re not using the lightsaber to battle a Sith or deflect blaster fire from Jabba’s minions.
This newly released lightsaber replica is selling now for $124.99, so grab it while you can (before it goes out of stock), and also while Entertainment Earth is offering Free Shipping*.
The Wampa Kenner-inspired Jumbo Figure, based on the ice creature from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, is up for pre-order from Gentle Giant right now. And, if you put in your order for this limited-edition figure before the end of the day on October 14, 2013, you’ll also get the Luke Skywalker Hoth Kenner Figure for FREE.
Right now, Gentle Giant is offering free domestic shipping and half off on international shipping if you pre-order by October 14, 2013 11:59pm.
Jumbo Wampa figure: H 22″ W 11.5″ D 6″ Jumbo Luke figure: H 12″ W 4.85″ D 2.25″
Head over to Gentle Giant now to get in on this limited-time-offer deal.
If you’re a Star Wars fan, chances are you’re intrigued by the dynamic between the evil Darth Vader and his estranged Jedi Knight son Luke Skywalker. Once Luke learns of his paternity, of course, he’s shocked and left in disbelief. After he comes to terms with the news, Luke wants to “save” his father from the Dark Side.
But what if Darth Vader hadn’t been separated from his son at birth and he actually was able to take part in raising the young Skywalker? That’s the journey Darth Vader and Son, a new hardcover picture book in the Star Wars Chronicle series, takes us on. And what a sweet one it is.
Do you remember where you were when you first watched Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back and experienced its big reveal at the end? Some of you likely do and many of you probably do not, but technology has come a long way and moments such as that can now be captured for all eternity.
Enter Faris, a four–year–old who recently saw the ending of Empire for the first time, captured on camera by his parents. After recording the reaction they sent the video to Harry Knowles over at AICN, who started a column that looks at we who grew up as geeks and kids today who are well on their way. The column is called “Raising Geeks.”
You can see the video of young Faris reacting to the end of The Empire Strikes Back by continuing on below now, and you can see more by heading to the source link.