While today’s cell phones have surpassed the capabilities of the communicators from the original Star Trek series, some fans undoubtedly still want to use the iconic flip device for their everyday communication on the phone.
Thankfully, The Wand Company has come through with a new bluetooth handset that is an extremely accurate replica of the Star Trek communicator that will link to your cell phone, has wireless charging and just looks amazing. Whether this is for cosplaying or just showing off your nerd pride, this is a pretty cool little gadget.
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All Star Wars, all the time, anywhere. That’s what Lucasfilm is touting with their announcement of an official Star Wars app that is now available for iOS and Android devices, just in time for The Force Awakens to wow fans at Comic-Con.
Just going by the little teaser trailer for the mobile app, Lucasfilm hopes this will become the hub for all Star Wars fans to find out about the latest news from a a galaxy far, far away, and to have all sorts of fun involving their favorite characters, settings, ships and more. Find out what the Star Wars app has in store after the jump! Read More »
Since it’s 2015, there’s been plenty of internet chatter about the future that was envisioned for this year in the time travel sequel Back to the Future Part II. While there have been plenty of technological developments that were once just dreams in the 1989 sequel, fans have still be disappointed that we still don’t have hoverboards.
We’ve had our desires teased with Funny or Die’s fake hoverboard demonstration video, and there have been more recent, legitimate developments with a company called Hendo (though their design requires a copper surface to work). And now another claim of hoverboard creation comes from car manufacturer Lexus with a project called Slide.
Check out the Lexus hoverboard tease after the jump!
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We live in pretty cushy times, where cold drinks and food just sit in a chilled cabinet called a refrigerator, just waiting for us to consume them. But as soon as you need your thirst quenched or hunger satisfied, you have to get up and walk a few feet to the fridge in order to get the goods. That is until now.
While we’re used to seeing Kenny Baker inside R2-D2, Japanese company Haier Asia and their AQUA brand have decided to put some ice cold drinks inside the Star Wars astromech droid. Yes, we’re talking about an R2-D2 refrigerator, which is the same size as the real droid. But what makes these little guy even sweeter is that it’s a remote controlled fridge that will bring your drinks to you.
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If you’re a dedicated X-Men cosplayer looking for a new way to make your Wolverine costume that much better, we’ve got some good news for you.
Considering there’s no fan hardcore enough to have adamantium claws put into their arm, the problem with a Wolverine costume is that you pretty much always have to have your claws drawn or don’t have them at all. However, a new technological development has made it possible to make your own Wolverine claws that not only extend and retract, but they’ll do it with the simple flex of your arm.
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For Star Wars fans and Lego collectors, one of the holy grail pieces is the 5,195 piece Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon. Originally priced at about $500, it now can sell for almost 10 times that because of its rarity, and the set’s incredible detail. It’s one of the biggest and most beautiful Lego sets in history.
Yet it pales in comparison to this latest fan creation.
A team of Lego builders called Titans Creations have created a 10,000 piece Millennium Falcon that’s physically 40% bigger than the official set and features multiple scenes from the movie within. Check out the amazing custom Lego Millennium Falcon below. Read More »
Just when everyone was busy talking or bitching about Kylo Ren’s lightsaber in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Star Wars Rebels team jumped on board with a strange design of their own. They introduced Ezra’s lightsaber, which looks like a staple gun and combines a blaster with a lightsaber. Because it wasn’t in theaters, this unique new Star Wars weapon didn’t creator the fervor of its cross-guarded counterpart, but it was still a radical departure from what Star Wars fans expect from the series’ elegant weapons.
At Star Wars Celebration, we spoke with Rebels producer Dave Filoni and since he wasn’t giving up many details on season 2, we asked about Ezra’s saber. Where did the idea come from? How was it designed? What was the purpose and was it hard getting it approved by the Lucasfilm Story Group? Read everything Filoni had to say about the Ezra lightsaber below. Read More »
No one has ever watched Return of the Jedi and not wanted to ride a speeder bike through the forest of Endor. The Speeder Bike chase is simply one of the coolest scenes in any of the movies, combining drama, character and pulse pounding action. But even today, over thirty years later, it’s impossible to experience. We can drive cars, motorcycles, even play video games that feel very close, but nothing quite duplicates the likely thrill of riding that bike.
And while we still can’t hop on that bike ourselves, there’s now a way to at least control something that fast and maneuverable. It’s a homemade Speeder Bike Quadcopter. Check it out below. Read More »
Last night, I flew the Millennium Falcon. And an X-Wing. And a Snowspeeder. And a Speeder Bike. And even Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter. You can play as all of those ships too in the brand new arcade game, Star Wars Battle Pod, which is currently in Arcades nationwide.
Battle Pod is basically just that. It’s a sit down flying/shooting game with a screen that covers your entire plane of vision, over 180 degrees, making it feel like you are inside your favorite Star Wars ship. There are then five different missions you can play. Fly an X-Wing at the battle of Yavin and try to destroy the Death Star. Fly a Snowspeeder on Hoth, protecting the Rebel transports. Man a Speeder Bike on Endor to destroy the shield generator. Take the Millennium Falcon into the second Death Star. Or, in the game’s most challenging and exciting battle, play as Darth Vader against the Rebels immediately after the destruction of the first Death Star.
Below, read our Star Wars Battle Pod review and see some official videos and photos. Read More »