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Your Favorite Toys Have Private Lives

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Movies, Toys, Video Games


We had to share this collection of images that show you what we have long suspected, that after we go out for the evening or to bed, our toys really do come out and play. The images include Lego figures, evil Muppets, Happy Tree Friends, Star Wars action figures, Wall-E, and Mario and his buddies. We wonder if the collection’s creators were into “Robot Chicken” or simply caught them in the act.


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Holiday Gift Guide Flashback: A Dark Lord Christmas

Posted by David Torres Categories: Editorial, Features, Toys, Kids

Darth Vader action figureI was nine years old and I was a huge Star Wars fan. I was looking forward to Christmas like every kid and I hoped to get a ton of Star Wars stuff. 

Christmas morning finally came and back then I would try to sneak out of bed at four or five in the morning so I could start playing.  Sometimes I would get caught and I was told to go back to bed, but I always came out later after the coast was clear.

That Christmas I woke up early and quickly ran to the living room to start opening my presents.  Every gift I opened was a toy.  I don’t remember all of the stuff I got, but as I said it was all toys!

I went searching to the back of the tree to see if there was anything I missed and I found a present in the shape of a rectangle.  This meant it was shirt box – clothes!  Ugh.  I tossed it back and buried it under some of my sibling’s presents.

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Darth Vader Toaster

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech

Darth ToasterStar Wars fans should be thrilled with the new Darth Vader Toaster every time they sit down to breakfast. The Dark Lord’s image will burn itself onto every waffle, PopTart or piece of bread you place into the small black appliance. Perhaps you can fashion your pancakes to look like little Yoda heads to go with them and use your sausage links to have a go at the Light Side. Pre-order for $54.99 for a January 29 delivery.

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Soulcalibur IV review

Soulcalibur IV

Here I am, about seven weeks after the launch of Soul Calibur IV, finally getting to bring you guys our thoughts on the game. Before we jump in, a bit of background on Soul Calibur IV. The game hit and on July 29 here in North America, followed by a release in Japan, Europe, and Australia on July 31, and then finally the UK on August 1.This is the fourth installment in the Soulcalibur series, and it features a Story mode, as well as Arcade, Training, Museum, and Tower of Lost Souls modes. That last one is new to the series, and rewards you, as the fighter, for winning special battles. Also new to the series is the inclusion of a few characters from the Star Wars universe - namely, Darth Vader, Yoda, and the Apprentice.

The game comes just about three years after the release of Soulcalibur III back in 2005, and is the first Soulcalibur title to feature online play. Now, on to our review.

Star Wars Landspeeder

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Movies, Transportation


Daniel Deutsch, a designer with the ultimate in talent, built a fiberglass and aluminum replica of the Star Wars Landspeeder in his garage. With an electric drive system, it can hit a top speed of 25 mph, and can go for a few miles with one charge. Even at that slow of a pace, we bet Mark Hamill would still take it around the block. It joins Deutsch’s collection of other clever stuff, such as the R2-D2 shown (Joey Fatone not included.)

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Star Wars Clone Wars Movie Trailer

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Editorial, Movies, Videos

Here’s what we are thinking. Not to like Star Wars is practically like being anti-American. But the thing that is best about the series is how the fantasy is made better by turning it into a reality. But in this new movie, even Yoda is a bit too creepy. If you haven’t yet seen the trailer for Clone Wars, take a peek, and decide for yourself if it is worth paying outrageous ticket and popcorn prices to see on its August 15 debut. We think we may wait for the video to come out and catch another screening of Wall-E.

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Bleeding Edge TV 282: E3 2008: Nintendo Announces Wii Sports Resort, Wii MotionPlus, WiiSpeak

At , put on quite a show at their keynote. Among the announcements were , a sequel to the much acclaimed Wii Sports, , a music creator with no talent required.  Also featured were Shaun White Snowboarding and Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party, Grand Theft Auto Chinatown, Animal Crossing Cityfolk, Guitar Hero On Tour, Creatures, Star Wars: Clone Wars, and a new game.

Nintendo also announced new accessories, the , an add-on to the Wii Remote that adds real-to-life motion sensing; and , a set-top microphone that enables audio chat in online multiplayer games. Check out the video for the highlights, and don’t forget, we put up a full gallery of the event as well.

mimoco Darth Sidious USB Flash Drive

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Movies, Storage

Darth Sidious Flash Drive

mimoco is at it again with their Star Wars Series 3. They will be releasing 3 new mimobots beginning with the Darth Sidious USB Flash Drive. The drives are available with 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB, and come with bonus applications, icons, avatars, screensavers and wallpapers. You can preorder before the July 23 coming out party and choose between sizes at prices beginning at $49.99. mimoco is also holding a contest on their forum where guessing the next character might very well win you one. We are kind of leaning towards Jabba the Hutt.


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Luke, I Am Your USB HUB

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Movies

Plug the Darth Vader 4-port hub in to your USB Hub and he is more than just a common device. His eyes glow, he moves his head, and he breathes in that nasty way. The animated Star Wars baddie will be coming out in August and you can pre-order at Geek Stuff 4U for $67.72. An R2-D2 version will also available for those who don’t like consorting with the Dark Side for the same price. You can also order the pair of them for $119.68.


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Go Light and Dark Side

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Movies, Toys

Force Unleashed Lightsaber

If you cannot decide between the Light and the Dark Side, you can play Obi Wan one day and Darth Vader the next with the Star Wars Force Unleashed Lightsaber. The Hasbro gadget switches colors from Jedi green to Sith red and spikes come out to show your true intentions. The weapon also features activation hums and battle-like sound effects to complete the effect. The force can be with you sometime in May for about £25 (~$50.00.)



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