Category Archives: Love

A Dream of Steam

Over the last few years I have been finding more and more awesome ‘Steam Punk’ related art as I browse the interwebs. One of the coolest things to me is when someone combines Steam Punk and Star Wars. Here is a beautiful example the combination, done by Mark (aka Captain Bayley), as a gift for his fiancee.

 

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Mando Merch O’ The Week: ArtFX Jaina Solo

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If you’ve ever had a hard time imagining how good Jaina Solo looks, ArtFX is here to help. The Bishoujo, or “beautiful girl”, style statue stands 9″ tall and portrays the Solo’s female child in the classic Alliance orange jumpsuit. One of the features I love about this piece is the slight anime style look that they give her.

If you want to add Miss Solo to your collection it’ll set you back $60, but isn’t she worth it?

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Star Wars Merch O’ The Week

Geek Chic dealers Gizmine are offering these sleek looking Star Wars themed glasses. They’ll set you back $500 bones, but can you really put a price on fashion?

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Episode VIII – Love Is In The Air


Scourge Mini-Excerpts

Del Rey’s Star Wars Books Facebook page has posted the first two mini-excerpts from Star Wars: Scourge by Jeff Grubb. Check them out below.

“A Jedi goes where he is needed,” said Mander. “Your brother, regardless of his fate, knew this. I taught him that, as I myself was taught. I will finish Toro’s task, and if I can, bring those responsible for his death to justice. I would appreciate your help.” He looked at the Bothan. “Both of you.”

Another slurred garble, and the droid hesitated. One of the Wookiees smacked it across the back of the head, and it spat out, “Mighty Zonnos wants you to know that even if you fail to find his brother or – Ardos forbid – are too late to save him, you will still have an ally among the Anjiliacs.”

Zonnos waited for the droid to finish, then managed a lazy, single wink. Then it laughed, and for a moment Mander’s blood ran cold.

Scourge will be released April 24, 2012, and I’m looking forward to this book from first time Star Wars author Jeff Grubb.

Book Of Sith Review

            Dan Wallace’s Book Of Sith recently came out, and Pete Morrison of Lightsaber Rattling posted a review on his YouTube channel. See it here.

Boba Fett’s B-Day!!!


            February 16th was Jeremy Bulloch’s 66th birthday! Best known for his role filling the beskar gauntlets of Boba Fett in Empire & Jedi, he’s still an active member of the Star Wars convention circuit, and an awesome guy to talk to. We here at MOPA would like to offer belated congratulations to Mr. Bulloch on reaching such a well-seasoned age. Happy B-Day Boba!

Ray Park Attacks!

            The man who brought Darth Maul to life was recently on G4TV’s Attack Of The Show chatting about how he feels about the 3D release and Battle Ropes!

Sam Witwer To Voice Maul

The Clone Wars Alumni and Being Human star Sam Witwer is returning to Star Wars as the infamous Darth Maul! In an exclusive with MTV Geek’s Laurel Woods he dishes about what it’s like to portray that epitome of Sith Awesomeness, and how it feels to be back on The Clone Wars.

Episode I Opens At 23 Million

 

            The Phantom Menace in 3D opened at $23 millon domestic, and $20.5 million internationally. Hopefully a worldwide gross of $43.5 million will be good enough for us to see Attack Of The Clones in 3D next year.

Also with the release of TPM in 3D General Mills cereals has included some Ep I mini-posters in some of their cereals. I got one of these with my Reese’s Puffs, and now it graces the wall of the MOPA studio!

Girly Vader Video Owns!

            If you haven’t had a chance to check out the “Girly Vader” Kinect Star Wars promo you’re missing out on a whole heapin’ helpin’ of hilarity!! Thanks to the folks at CGRtrailers for bringing us this morsel of Star Wars comedy gold!

 

“Stars! Wars! The Musical”


            Chicago based improve troupe Octavarius has announced a one-night only showing of “Stars! Wars! The Musical”, a retelling of the story from Episode IV A New Hope with original music numbers, dances, and a live band. The show will take place on  Friday, March 9 at 8pm in the Mercury Theater in Chicago. To read more about this show, and Octavarius go here & here.

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