In praise of Star Wars Rebels

I'm changing the name of this blog, and #WeWantLeia is why

I spoil it for Siri

Guest Post: How I came back to Star Wars action figures by YASWB

Beatrice and I watch Star Wars together

[Review] William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher 

Star Wars oil painting exhibit "Sandstorm" opens

Breakneck boredom: an old time Star Wars fan's thoughts on Star Trek Into Darkness

They put me on the news to talk about Star Wars

More from Steve Sansweet on Star Wars and gay marriage

Carmine Infantio has died

I can die happy: I've been interviewed by Dungeons & Dragons

Star Wars Episode 7: All My Children?

What JJ Abrams needs to really succeed with Star Wars 7

Star Wars: The Old Republic is gay--on one planet at least

Tongal and Pringles bring us DYI desecration of Star Wars

Reminiscences about West End Games' Star Wars Roleplaying Game

Here's the biggest Star Wars news of 2012

Stephen Quinn interviews me about Star Wars on CBC Vancouver

Star Wars: modern myth or global franchise?

Parents turn child's 1st birthday into extended Lucasfilm/Hasbro advert

Me reading from A Long Time Ago

Highlights and lowlights of the upcoming Star Wars Celebration VI

Grown men (mostly) dressed up as Lando Calrissian

Beggar's Canyon Toys offer Star Wars toy "restoration" service

Blog's t-shirts banned by Zazzle

Will the real David Prowse please stand up?

LaserSaber: Unlicensed, dangerous and yours for only $99

Is this the future of Star Wars?

Is Star Wars link bait?

Dissent not tolerated at the Prequel Appreciation Society

TSOT discovers its nemesis

Comme des idiots: Star Wars teams up with poncy fashion house

US Christian activist attacks SWTOR for being gay

Yodaphone--the latest product pitch from Star Wars Inc.

Attention tortoise-fanciers: do you like Star Wars?

History of Star Wars as related by a bot

Is Star Wars a travesty of science fiction?

Luke Skywalker and company on the Muppet Show

Yoda now shilling instant soup in Japan

Commander who?

$6000 for a toy you can't even play with

Star Wars underwear

Retro Star Wars decor in my son's bedroom

Phantom Menace 3D: Now With Plot

Star Wars and disco: the forgotten love affair

Will Muschamp: What a guy!

Oi, fanboy: grow up! A reply to Darren Franich


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Entries in etsy (24)


Saint Princess Leia prayer candle

Worship Her Worshipfulness Saint Princess Leia with this prayer candle from Etsy maker GreaserCreatures. Only US$6.99.

GreaserCreatures offers a wide selection of prayer candles including Saint Dolly Parton (gorgeous), Saint Jareth David Bowie (amazing) and Saint Johnny Cash (spot on). 

Also available for Star Wars fans are Saint Darth Vader and Saint Stormtrooper, but they don't work as well. The helmets obscure the devotional passion you expect from a good illustrated votive candle.

Etsy: Saint Princess Leia Prayer Candle


New on Etsy: thermal detonator stress ball toy

Etsy never fails to disappoint the oddball Star Wars fan. (Click here if you don't believe me.) So here's the latest: foam thermal detonator stress ball toys, only US$20 for two. Here's the product description:

Ever wanted to have a Thermal Detonator??? Me too. but I wanted one to play with so here it is. These little foam beauties are a blast. ( No Pun Intended) They are basically just like a Nerf Football but in the shape of a Detonators. You can throw them at each other or use them for Con friendly Cosplay. Any Star Wars fan will love to have these for stress relief or a great game of dodge

Listing is for a set of 2 detonators. 70mm diameter Either raw foam so you can paint them the way you want or a finished painted set. Paint scheme is as shown in photos. Paint is a rubberized fabric paint to keep them soft and flexable

Fearless and inventive.

Etsy: Pair of Foam Thermal Detonator


The latest unlikely Star Wars creations on Etsy

Etsy continues to be a source of weird and wonderful, or sometimes just weird, Star Wars novelty items. Click on the photo for a link to the Etsy page.

Princess Leia Hair Crochet Hat

Fits all adults and most children. US$30.

Out of style Star Wars neckties

The business model here is to find the ugliest ties possible from Oxfam, SallyAnn, the garbage bin, etc., apply a Star Wars iron-on transfer, then sell the set for US$105. 

Millenium Falcon car emblem

Turn your Corolla into a Falcon for US$15. 

AT-AT family car decal

I hate these things. But this one's at least a little novel. US$8.

Intergalactic guinea pig 

I have no words for this. US$10 for a 5 x 7 print.


Death Star lollipops

The ultimate power in the universe? Suck it. By Etsy maker @designerlolli (store here).

Etsy: Death Star Lollipops 


Darth Vader, not sure what

Some Etsy creations are more successful than others. This bit of handiwork is described cryptically as follows:

Star Wars fans, this is a must have.
Child 8 to teen
Teen to adult fit most small women

Only US$27. Regretsy, you heard it here first.

Etsy: Darth Vader inspire by Star Wars


Chewconda: Mona Lisa/Chewbacca mashup

Where else but Etsy? Available from SteGentilleNerdArt in 8" x 10" print (pictured; US$13) or 25" bronze oval chain pendant (US$10).

Etsy: SteGentilleNerdArt


Ewok and Yoda terrariums starting at only $99

Etsy maker Tony Larson designs handmade, custom Star Wars terrariums. You can get Yoda on Dagobah set in a hanging moss zen garden, a deluxe fishbowl or even (as of December) a jar. Or if you're more of the Ewok terrarium type, try the 8" glass terrarium or the deluxe version featuring double the yub yub in an 8" glass terrarium with lid.

Allow 3-4 weeks for order fulfilment. Starting at only US$99.

Yoda in hanging moss zen garden, US$99

Deluxe Yoda fishbowl terrarium, US$118New Yoda jar (special order only), US$99Basic Ewok terrarium, US$124Deluxe Ewok terrarium with lid, US$200

Ah the joys of Etsy! 

Etsy: Tony Larson


Guerre Stellari: Star Wars/spaghetti western mashup poster

Etsy maker Tim Anderson offers this funky Star Wars/spaghetti western mashup poster. US$45. He's got ones for Empire and Jedi, too.


Laser-engraved Star Wars toilet seat

Personally I don't see the need for the Force to be with you always. Surely you can be without it from time to time, for instance when attending to unpleasant bodily functions? But if you disagree, head to Etsy and buy yourself this oak toilet seat featuring a laser engraving of the famous Star Wars catchphrase. Only US$40.

Etsy: Laser engraved Star Wars toilet seat by LaserBlazedDesigns 


Handmade Star Wars Christmas stockings on Etsy

Esty maker NeedlezNThreadz is offering this X-Wing Pilot Christmas stocking (US$25). Also available are Boba Fett, R2-D2 and Princess Leia.

Etsy: NeedlezNThreadz: Star Wars Rebel Pilot Holiday Christmas Stocking