I’ve been packratting Star Wars shit for a while now. I’ve had an email sitting open on my desktop with a few links, a few ideas, and, well, just miscellaneous Star Wars stuff. This probably has to do with the fact that Super 7—just this weekend, actually—recently released they’re long-actualizing Stormtrooper Super Shogun Warrior and I received mine last Friday. It is awesome. I love it; Everything I had hoped it would be and more.
Of course, I’m about 4 years too young to really ‘get’ the Super Shogun part of it. All I really know is that it’s a HUGE Stormtrooper with a Rocket Punch fist. I’m happy at that. Oh ya and it’s got wheels on it’s feet. Tasty.
But, aside from being a sweet raddition to my toy/stuff collection, it’s got me thinking: When’s the last time you heard about a totally cool Star Wars thing that was JUST about Star Wars? It seems like—at least in my recent experience—everything I hear about Star Wars is like a crazy crossover or flip of the pure stuff.
Which, don’t get me wrong: I’m totally into. But it’s weird, no? Like, Star Wars is such old news to us that we need to find ways to make it interesting. Like asking your wife to (please) make dinner using some other dude’s wife’s recipe. Or putting a sparkly case on you cellphone so you feel like it’s new. Neither of those are awesome examples, but you get what I mean.
In sort of a bizarro move, I think I might even have more ‘evidence’ to substantiate this claim than I have actual claim. That probably has something to do with the fact that I’ve been on back-to-back conference calls all day, but then again, it might not. Either way, Check out the following (super rad) stuff, and see if you can think of the last time something that was JUST Star Wars caught your attention.
Really incredible star wars-themed faux-propaganda by Brooklyn artist Cliff Chiang. See more on ufunk (all in French).
(Way more after the jump to hyperspace).
I’m pretty blown away by this hyper-surrealist photography/digital composition stuff that’s posted to Ufunk. Reminds me very much of like a District-9 meets Star Wars.
There’s a book I’ve been meaning to check out—you guessed it, Star Wars: Death Troopers—that takes place on an abandoned Star Destroyer filled with…you guessed it again: Zombie Stormtroopers.
They now make busts of said troopers. I can’t decide if I want one or not.
Amazing drawing of Darth Vader Escaping from New York on D-Day. Not finding out who did this is high on my list of all-time regrets.
I’m almost positive that I prefer LEGO Star Wars to actual Star Wars. This may be the seed of this post.
Some people have a gallon of ice cream in the freezer for emergencies…I have a boxed LEGO AT-AT and a Y-Wing bomber (how do bombs fall in space?) tucked away in my closet.
Pretty incredible comic series (distributed by Dark Horse) that came out a few years ago. OK by a few I mean 12. The cover work by Adam Warren is Alderaan-shattering [Click for large version].
The series is a scene-for-scene adaptation of the movies. Wish I woulda stuck around for Episode VI.
I’m pretty sure this is a Dragon x FreshJive Mike York doll with a Scout Trooper helmet on. I have no idea when the two met.
And hey: for crying out loud. Who can tell me what the goddamned BLACK Stormtroopers are all about? I have expended almost exactly zero effort in my quest for answers on this topic, but it’s Lucas.
Shouldn’t that information be spoon-fed to us? Pff. Help me Flobee Khan Nairobi, you’re my only rope.- Hateball