Cool Stuff: All Star Wars Edition

Cool Stuff is your geeky holiday shopping guide published all year round.

It is true that each edition of Cool Stuff likely includes at least one Star Wars item. Yes, I love the franchise and the selection in these columns are very subjective based on my tastes. But it is also true that Disney liceses the Star Wars brand for a lot of products, so there is just a lot of cool collectibles, toys, books, t-shirts, prints...etc to choose from. But even with featuring Star Wars stuff in each edition, we tend to have a backlog of Star Wars cool stuff to feature. So today I have decided to do an all Star Wars edition of Cool Stuff.

FN-2187 Miracle Action Figure EX

Medicom has announced the FN-2187 Miracle Action EX collectible figure which looks pretty cool. Here is the official description:

The Stormtrooper designated FN-2187 from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," known later in the film as Finn, gets a MAFEX figure from Medicom! He's about 6.30 inches (16cm) tall, and is equipped with newly designed joints for improved posability! He can be displayed wearing his distinctive blood-smeared helmet, or without! Various interchangeable hands are also included, as are two different blasters.

The figure is set to be released in May 2017 and can be preordered for $69.99.

Rogue One Shoretrooper Helmet Replica

The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Shoretrooper Helmet Replica is now being sold by ANOVOS. Here is the official description:

Specialist stormtroopers stationed at the top secret Imperial military headquarters on Scarif, Shoretroopers patrol the beaches and bunkers of the planetary facility. The helmet is assembled, finished, and ready to wear, digitally scanned for exacting reproduction. The outer shell is made of fiberglass and painted to duplicate the look of the original asset. Helmet interior is fully lined for a finished appearance. Helmet size adjustment system ensures a comfortable and secure fit. Please note that while most ANOVOS helmets fit up to a size 8 US hat size, the interior structure of this particular helmet may limit wearability for larger head sizes.

Qvailable for $575 on the Anovos website.

Exploding Death Star IKEA Lamp

Exploding Death Star IKEA Lamp

And today we add DIY arts and crafts projects to the list of things we include in Cool Stuff. This  exploding Death Star lamp is modded from an IKEA PS 2014 pendant lamp. Instructable user MariaK64 has a tutorial she made which you can access here. But the gist is that you would buy a PS 2014 pendant lamp from Ikea and then mask and paint it to look like the Death Star. Here is a video to see the lamp in action.

Imperial Comlink Bluetooth Communicator

Imperial Comlink Bluetooth Communicator

Disney themeparks are selling this cool Imperial Comlink Communicator replica.

A comlink is a standard handheld communication device used by the Empire. You might recall seeing it used in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope when Luke Skywalker communicates from the trash compactor with C-3PO. This Bluetooth enabled device allows you to take calls and play music when connected to your smart device. It's rechargeable and comes with a belt clip. Just to give you a sense of the comlink in action, I borrowed a replica Stormtrooper costume offered for sale at Star Wars Launch Bay to create the lead image in this article. Being a long time Star Wars fan, it made for an incredibly fun afternoon at the office.

You can buy it now using the DisneyParks app.

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Death Star Popcorn Maker

Death Star Popcorn Maker

WhatOnEarth is selling a Star Wars Rogue One Death Star Hot Air Popcorn Maker with Removable Bowl.

That's no moon, it's a popcorn maker from a galaxy far, far away. Witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station, umm... hot air popcorn popper. In just minutes, it turns a ho hum movie night into an event of galactic proportions, whether you're rewatching Return of the Jedi with your band of rebels or cuddling on the couch for the latest romantic comedy. A great Star Wars collectable, or the perfect gift for your favorite Jedi, Sith, Storm Trooper, or Rebel.

I have no idea if this thing makes good popcorn but I like that the top of the Death Star doubles as a fun serving bowl. Available now for around $50.

Rogue One Death Trooper ARTFX Statue 2-Pack

Kotobukiya is releading a Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Death Trooper ARTFX statue 2-pack. The 1/10th scale statue set comes with several different display options that allow multiple poses. Here are the full details from Kotobukiya:

A Kotobukiya Japanese import! Star Wars ARTFX+ Statues bring you all of the quality and detailing that you expect from an ARTFX release in a great smaller scale perfect for collecting! The next fun army builder pack brings you characters from Rogue One, first of the new series of Star Wars standalone "story" films. While the movie introduced several new Imperial troop designs used before the events of A New Hope, the most sinister and distinctive comes to you now in a pair with the DEATH TROOPER TWO PACK! Elite soldiers in the Galactic Empire, the Death Troopers wear a unique and singularly menacing version of the classic Stormtrooper armor with several important differences. In addition to added equipment and ammo the helmet features an elongated faceplate, but of course the most obvious change is instead of the bright white of the standard armor it has a diabolical jet black finish! Serving the Emperor's Military Intelligence, Death Troopers were tasked with rooting out Rebels and a contingent answered to Director Orson Krennic around the time of the theft of the Death Star plans. The ARTFX+ Death Troopers are highly detailed both in sculpt and paint, with glossy black finishes on their intricate armor. They can even be displayed in different poses (standing, kneeling, aiming weapons, etc.) thanks to a plethora of included interchangeable parts!

For those of you who don't know, ARTFX+ Statues are "fun-to-assemble pre-painted snap-fit kits that can be put together easily in seconds without glue or modeling skill." The Death Troopers in this set stand just over 7 ½ inches tall (1/10th scale) when posed fully erect, and magnets in their feet provide perfect stability on the included metal display bases. This set is due out in August 2017 and can be preordered for $199.99 plus shipping on amazon.

Rogue One Rebel Backpack

Bioworld is producing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story backpacks. Above is the Rebels logo full-sized backpack but they also sell town others. The one above will run you around $60.

Star Wars Bouquet

Just in time for Valentine's Day, ThinkGeek has announced the release of the 2nd Edition of their Star Wars Bouquet. Buy your geeky loved one something that will last longer than flowers.

Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise. A ThinkGeek creation & exclusive. Long-stemmed Yoda, Darth Vader, Chewie, BB-8, R2-D2 + 2 Ewoks & 2 Stormtroopers. Each super-deformed plush attaches to a "stem" via 2 elastic loops on its back and can be removed. Arrives in cellophane overwrap, black and white crepe paper wrap, plus red bow.

Available for $59.99 from

Empire nasa parody t-shirt

TeePublic has a cool NASA/Star Wars mash-up t-shirt on sale for $14.