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The Force Awakens Soundtrack on Vinyl Has 3D Spinning Holograms Etched Onto the Records

Given the resurgence in the popularity of records, Disney didn’t really have to do much to sell copies of The Force Awakens soundtrack now that it’s finally available on vinyl, months after the film’s release. But if you still need a reason to drop $50/£34 on another copy, the records feature 3D holograms etched right onto them. Read More >>

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BB-8 Would Sound Incredibly Annoying if He Ran on Windows XP

The Star Wars sound effects team does a brilliant job at breathing life into droids like BB-8 and R2-D2 using nothing but bloops and beeps. But what if BB-8 ran an operating system created by Microsoft? As Brian Elder discovered, BB-8 would be far less adorable and much more annoying if he spoke using Windows XP’s notification sounds. [YouTube via Laughing Squid] Read More >>

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We’re Glad They Scrapped the Original Force Awakens Opening Scene

A couple of years back, rumours about the opening sequence of The Force Awakens started circulating, and they were weird. According to people in the know, the movie would kick off with a shot of Luke Skywalker’s severed hand clutching a lightsaber while floating through space and eventually landing on the planet Jakku. An unnamed character, it was said, would then prise the weapon from his lifeless fingers. Read More >>

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Rey’s Parents Are Not in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Who are Rey’s parents? It’s probably the biggest mystery to come out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Basically everyone’s a suspect. But now, we can chop a huge number of people off the list: every single character in The Force Awakens. Read More >>

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The Cheapest Place to Buy The Force Awakens on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download

That film everyone talked about so much that it became just a little bit, ever so slightly, marginally, BORING TO DEATH last year is now out to buy, with everywhere, even that shop you only buy crisps and unbranded vodka from when it's dark and everywhere else is closed and you don't want the proper shops to see you, stocking The Force Awakens so you can have it to cuddle when you fall asleep. Read More >>

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Turns Out Kylo Ren Was Way More Evil Than We Thought

Kylo Ren has a lot of... anger issues in The Force Awakens. But even then, his path to the Dark Side in the movie was tinged with the hope that he could resolve the conflict within him. But apparently, it seems like Kylo was much further along that path than anyone realised. Spoilers ahead, if you’ve yet to watch The Force Awakens. Read More >>

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Sphero’s BB-8 Can Now Watch and React to The Force Awakens Along With You

To coincide with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Blu-ray, Sphero has released an update to its BB-8 app, enabling the tiny toy droid to watch the movie along with you, and to react to what’s happening on screen with sounds and motion. Read More >>

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The Ultimate Star Wars Action Figure is Life-Sized and Costs £5,560

Don’t bother spending your weekends scouring toy shops for hard-to-find Star Wars figures. Nothing on the shelves at Toys ‘R’ Us can even begin to compare with Hot Toys’ new First Order Stormtrooper from its Life-Size Masterpiece Series. Standing over six-feet tall it’s easily the most impressive Star Wars figure ever created. Read More >>

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Bored With BB-8? Sphero’s SPRK App Lets You Reprogram Your Droid To Be Exciting Again

You played with it for hours on end after it was first released, but by the time The Force Awakens hit cinemas months later, you had probably lost interest in your Sphero BB-8. But don’t bury the little droid in a drawer just yet, because a free app will make your BB-8 even more exciting than the day you first opened it. Read More >>

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Star Wars Episode 8: All the Rumours, Trailers, Leaks and Cast News So Far

To say Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended by asking more questions than it answered is a bit like describing World War II as “a bit of a kerfuffle”. As the credits rolled, fans having just fallen in love with Rey, Finn, and the rest of the new characters were surely thinking one thing: When can I get more? Read More >>

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The Best BB-8 Yet Recognises Voice Commands and Comes When it’s Called

Last September Sphero set the bar impossibly high when it comes to BB-8 toys, but at the 2016 New York Toy Fair this weekend, Spin Master might actually have the last word. Not only does its new remote control BB-8 stand an impressive 40 centimetres tall, it’s the first to respond to voice commands. Read More >>

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Mood Lighting is This Life-Size BB-8 Floor Lamp’s Only Skill

Now that almost everyone on the planet has seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it’s officially time for BB-8 to finally take the merchandising torch from R2-D2. We’ll definitely miss Artoo, but how could we ever say no to products like this life-size BB-8 floor lamp? 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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Star Wars: The Force Awakens HD Torrent Coming April 5th

Amazon US has revealed the Blu-ray release date of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the movie set to arrive in our homes in glorious HD on 5th of April. The product page for Amazon UK still reads ‘To Be Announced’, but the Blu-ray copy is listed for £15.99, with the DVD version up for a tenner. Since people are going to do what people are going to do, we’re going to stick our necks on the line and predict that, as soon as the Blu-ray goes on sale in the US, an HD copy of the movie will happen to make it online. Whether you choose to go down the torrenting route or not is, of course, up to you. 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 >>