Archive for February, 2009

Would you mug this man who is more machine now

February 24, 2009

I have no idea what a roto is, but Darth Vader is willing and able to protect it.  What a hero, albeit in a villainous kind of way.

Coincidentally, Mr Vader appears to have added his formidable imposing likeness in mid threat/grab/choke to a piggy bank.



Target – Maximum Volume

February 24, 2009

Not sure about the colour accuracy, maybe this is Vader’s personal AT-AT but I guess carrying this round on your shoulder will be like having a Labrador draped over you.

It may be a touch retro in that it only appears to play tapes and radio, with no CD (mp3 might have sneaked in somewhere), but you could argue it is correct for the period when Empire was released

Will have to keep our eyes out to hear if it is going to amble down to a shop near you, or if it is a one off


Is it the XP38?

February 12, 2009

It may be in contact with the ground rather than hovering above it, and it may be a one-off, but you have a chance to actually own and cruise around in this.

For $20k you can own this beauty and watch with astonishment as people walk the other way very quickly when they see you parking.

On Ebay

Source Techeblog

She may not look much…

February 11, 2009

…but she’ll make .5 past lighspeed.

These cufflinks may not look that good up close in the pics but in the thumbnails they look worthy of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.

That’s not to say they are worthless – think about the last time you got up close (about 5cm/2in away), to a cufflink to examine the workmanship.  Considering the distance usually viewed at, and the likelihood that they’ll be worn at weddings and other alcohol drenched events, I don’t think the up close flatness of the image would harm anyone’s geek-cred.

Available here. Can also be ordered as a pendant, or pretty much anything else you can think of.  In fact they say can make you anything you want, why not ask for a fullsize version.

Youngling graduation present

February 10, 2009

Don’t oversleep and miss the droid army’s invasion of Naboo, program your astromech droid to project the time and beep himself silly with this. The legs move and everything.  Wow!

Wake up Porkins

Wake up Porkins

I have tested one of these for the past couple of months now and can report that the projector thing is top notch, but not all that useful as it only comes on when the alarm goes off and Artoo is bleating for Threepio, and I’m frantically trying to find the button to shut him up.

The LCD clock display is pointless as its not backlit and so small you’d need to be into  robophilia and therefore have it on the pillow next to you.

But to Artoo’s credit I’ve not been late since he’s been sweeping the area for intruders, and it is a step up from the generic alarm clock previously entrusted with the galaxy’s saviour.

Available from Firebox as well as many other online emporiums

For when visiting Kamino

February 9, 2009

I’m sure you’ve all wanted to be a fashionable jedi about town but its so hard with a big chunky lightsabre hanging from your belt.  Fret no more, my young self-conscious knights, because the weapon that is your life is now disguised as an umbrella.  Now you can keep your horns, ponytails or whatever dry while assuming the identity of a local civilised banker.

Unfortunately I don’t know anyone in Korea to get me one, but you are welcome to have a go at ordering here.

Key chain lightsabres

February 8, 2009

This time I’ve actually put my money where my mouth is and bought some of the tat I’m writing about.  I bought 7 of these beauties simply because they are so damn cheap and with free shipping I thought it was the deal of the year.


After living with these things dangling from my keys it has to be said they are not the most robust items ever (I’ve broken a few of them) and they may make your set of keys more cumbersome than you’d like.  On the upside, they make a handy little light for when its dark and you can’t find the lock in the dark.  And its a lightsabre.  That lights up.

Available from DealExtreme for less than $2 each.

The Ultimate Star Wars Gadget

February 3, 2009

This one is quite old, but it really is the pinnacle of colliding Star Wars with gadgetdom.  Who cares how much it costs (a lot), who cares how often you trip over it and who cares what the opposite sex will make of it.  Gimme gimme gimme

Ha ha. “Some sort of battleship”

With more features than you can shake a lightsabre at, can you afford to live without it?

Available from  If you get one, let me know.

3D Kites

February 3, 2009

Ooooh baby!  I’ve never been into kites as they generally look shit and I’m crap at flying them, but these at least get round the first problem I have with them.

I’d love to be standing on a hill and see a bunch of these swooping around re-enacting the Battle of Yavin

If you are, like me, crap with kites, then be careful about crashing them into some passing egg boxes painted grey.

Available from April from ThinkGeek.

Walkie Talkie Watches

February 3, 2009

Ladies & Gentlemen.  I give you the Clone Trooper Walkie Talkie watch set.  Marvellous.

Not the most stealthy of wristwatches, especially if the aerial is extendable, and I can’t imagine the range will be particularly great, but as long as you can hear your brother/mate doing his best lightsabre noise as he battles a squadron of battle droids then the objective is achieved.

Available from the Star Wars shop