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This Glowstick-Shooting Star Wars Blaster Replica Looks Like It’s Firing Actual Lasers

Star Wars cosplayers of the world take note: Joerg Sprave, the internet’s favourite slingshot-designing mad scientist, has come up with a clever way to simulate blaster fire in real life. Instead of employing dangerously powerful lasers that will get you kicked out of a convention faster than you can reload, his replica of Rey’s blaster from Star Wars: The Force Awakens fires glow sticks, creating a convincing effect. Read More >>

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Watching This Guy Build a Giant Lego Star Destroyer is Hypnotic

The massive, ruined Star Destroyer in the Jakku desert might be the strongest image Star Wars: The Force Awakens has. It’s a perfect encapsulation of the film’s themes and history. And watching this YouTuber build his own is just as mesmerising. Read More >>

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A Deleted Scene From The Force Awakens Just Got A Stellar Animated Resurrection

Yesterday Disney released a whole new set of Forces of Destiny animated shorts, and there’s a lot of gold to mine in them space hills. Read More >>

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hands-On: Building All-New Scenes in JJ’s Galaxy

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is, without being flippant, another Lego game. If, like me, you love developer TT Games' blockified vision of fictional worlds you'll already be jumping for your gamepad. But it's understandable that, for some, the iterative gameplay isn't always a match for the invention shown in translating Marvel's comic heroes, Harry Potter, et al, into ickle Lego blocks. Read More >>

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You Can Now Look as Dashing as Poe Dameron in This Star Wars Replica Jacket

OK so the innate handsomeness of being Oscar Isaac isn’t included, but just as Poe’s jacket suited Finn, we’re sure anyone wearing this would get a Dameron seal of “Damn, looking good” approval. It’s that nice a jacket. Read More >>

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The Next Wave of Star Wars Toys is All About Rey

The way toy manufacturing works, it’s likely Hasbro had always intended that the first post-release Force Awakens toys would include more merchandise that highlights Rey. But after facing mass backlash at her perceived absence, you can be sure as hell they’re going to let you know she’s included. Read More >>

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The Coolest Star Wars Rey Toys That You Can Actually Buy Right Now

Star Wars toys have been in the news, as people reacted angrily to the distinct lack of merchandise based on The Force Awakens’ main hero, Rey — culminating in rage over a Rey-less Monopoly set. Hasbro have promised to include Rey in a later set, but why wait? Here’s some Rey merch you can get your hands on right now. Read More >>

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The Internet’s Favourite Force Awakens Stormtrooper is Getting a Fancy Hot Toys Figure

Wait, you thought we were talking about Finn? I mean, he is very cool and all. But no, we’re talking about the other guy. Read More >>

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The Inevitable BB-8 Ice Sphere Mould Is Finally Here

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is finally in cinemas and toppling box office records day to day, but that’s not going to stop Disney from squeezing even more money from fans on the merchandising side. Besides, BB-8 seems tailor-made to be turned into an ice sphere. Read More >>

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Don’t Be Surprised if You Catch John Boyega at Your Star Wars Screening

John Boyega, aka Finn, is clearly bored to death now that shooting’s ended, and he's decided to spend some of his time off having a little fun with Star Wars fans. The actor has been popping into The Force Awakens screenings in London and New York over the last few days, taking members of the public unawares, as well as greeting and thanking them, and -- of course -- posting the footage online. I wonder if he was made to pay for his tickets. Read More >>

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smashes Jurassic World’s Records at UK and Ireland Box Office

Despite passing under the radar somewhat, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has smashed box office records in the UK and Ireland, and is set to take the crown for the biggest opening day and the biggest four-day opening of all time. Okay, as the most heavily-anticipated movie release since Jurassic World, it hardly comes as the biggest surprise, but a certain JJ Abrams will be mighty relieved. Read More >>

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Review: Taking a Lightsaber to the Prequels

Rest easy: Star Wars: The Force Awakens is significantly better than all of the prequel trilogy. If you are at all on the fence about seeing it, then put that fear out of mind and go to the cinema. Read More >>

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How Much Money Does Star Wars: The Force Awakens Need to Make at the Box Office to Please Disney?

The reviews are up, and fans across the globe have collectively started to hyperventilate, tremble and salivate with excitement. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been almost universally applauded, and one man who'll be feeling particularly relieved is director-man himself, JJ Abrams. Read More >>

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I Share a Barber With Boba Fett

Earlier this year, after having the most unlikely chat that's ever occurred in a barber's chair, I went on the hunt to track down the man beneath the mask of one of the Star Wars universe's most well-loved characters – Boba Fett. It may feel like it all happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away now, but with Star Wars: The Force Awakens just hours away from hitting cinemas nationwide, it feels like the right time to revisit this incredible encounter. Read More >>

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Forest of Dean Tourism Bods Create ‘Star Track’ for Star Wars and Doctor Who Fans

Having been used as a filming location for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the Harry Potter movies and Doctor Who, tourism bods have decided it’s high time they started cashing in on the Forest of Dean’s special showbiz ties. Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism has just created a Film and TV Trail, dubbed the ‘star track’, which it hopes will attract movie lovers and bring up to £35 million to the area in the next three years. Read More >>