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Press Release for the Supply Pod’s Star Wars Mystery Box

The holiday season is fast approaching and this year, December is going to be dominated by one thing, and one thing only. On December 18th, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters, bringing with it legions of fans who are desperate to see the franchise return to its former glory. To celebrate the movie event of the century, Outer Places is pleased to announce that the next Supply Pod from Outer Places will be dedicated to that Galaxy Far Far Away.


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Press Release for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind

STAR WARS PSYCHOLOGY: Dark Side of the Mind (Sterling, October 27, 2015) sheds new light on the Star Wars saga for fans of the series and for fans of psychology!

Evil, tyrannical oppression rules this world and heroes must rise to battle the darkness. According to Psychiatrist Carl Jung and mythologist Joseph Campbell, people in every place and time tell tales of heroes who face darkness, win victories, and return transformed. This archetypal Hero’s Journey underlies the Star Wars story, and demonstrates the role of psychology in shaping this beloved saga.

In STAR WARS PSYCHOLOGY, a group of expert contributors, led by Travis Langley, explore the “Big Five” personality factors and the characters who embody each major trait.

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C-3PO Guides You through Traffic in the Star Wars Version of GPS App Waze

In this day and age, practically everyone uses a GPS app on their phone to navigate their way through life. Why not spice things up by turning it into a game, and have C-3PO himself, the best droid co-pilot in the galaxy guide you through traffic to your next destination as you earn points collecting road goodies like stormtroopers, TIE fighers, droids, and more along the way? The Force is with Waze this month, and from now through December 31st you can experience the Star Wars version of Waze road navigation! You can download Waze, the largest community based traffic and navigation app for free here:

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I’ve had Waze since I first got a smart phone, and have loved the app. As they put it: “Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app with more than 50 million users and a social following of over 1.5 million people! At its core, Waze is all about contributing to the ‘common good’ out there on the road. By connecting drivers to one another, Waze helps people create local driving communities that work together to improve the quality of everyone’s daily driving. That might mean helping them avoid the frustration of sitting in traffic, cluing them in to unexpected road closures or shaving five minutes off of their regular commute by showing them new routes they never even knew about.”

I just downloaded and tried out the Star Wars version of the app, and I LOVE it! It feels exactly as is an overly worried C-3PO is guiding you through traffic, and I may or may not have directed some Han Solo-like sarcastic quips about fear of spaceship travels at my phone.

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Screen shots from downloading the Star Wars Waze updates.

One of my favorites in Waze is how the app shows you upcoming obstacles, road-side hazards, and other potential difficulties on your route. I haven’t experienced this real time updating of everything that might impact your drive in any other app. I like how Waze rewards you with points in a system that basically gamefies your normally boring commute, making it fun to use.


In the Star Wars version of the app, you look for things like where R2-D2 and BB-8 are hiding in your town with a commute full of stormtroopers, TIE fighters, lightsabers, and more to make your commute full of Star Wars fun. The Waze app is available for download for iOS and Android here:


Win the Darth Vader PS4 & Battlefront in Star Wars QuizFox

Reward your knowledge.

QuizFox is the most thrilling quiz App around. For the first time in a quiz app knowledge is truly rewarded, for QuizFox users play in a large variety of topics for real valuable prizes. We announce new quiz games on a weekly basis, which are playable only for a limited amount of time. The end date is visible as a countdown and each second the global ranking is updated. Thus, it feels crucial to prevail against one’s competitors – especially during the last minutes of a game, when the avid top users compete against each other for the first place resulting in a hectic battle. Why is this so suspenseful? Because only the best player conquers the prize! QuizFoxis available on the App Store in English, in German and free of charge.

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CROSS Unveils a Collection of STAR WARS™ Fine Writing Instruments and Journals

Press Release:

In celebration of the timeless and iconic saga, CROSS has unveiled a new series of fine writing instruments and journals that capture the mythical and modern elements of the original Star Wars film trilogy.  With these one-of-a-kind, collectible writing instruments, CROSS is putting the force of fine writing, creativity and storytelling directly into the hands of Star Wars fans of all ages.


“This limited series of writing instruments and accessories reflects the CROSS values unmistakably shared by the creators of this iconic saga, which include the continued pursuit of greatness and the timeless value of thoughtful inspiration and innovation,” said Magnus Jonsson, Global CMO, A.T. CROSS.

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The series features some of the most iconic Star Wars characters, C-3PO, Darth Vader, and Stormtroopers. The Star Wars limited edition collection from the Townsend line is limited to 1977 units per character and features impeccable character details etched into the finish, enhancing its collectability and authenticity (MSRP, $450-$575).  The Click Star Wars Gel Ink Pen Collection symbolizes the dynamic spirit of each character and is the ideal pen for your everyday writing needs (MSRP, $45).  Last but not least, and designed to complement your Star Wars writing instrument, the Star Wars journal collection from the Jot Zone line is the perfect blank slate on which to journal your favorite Star Wars scene (MSRP, $40). Available this Fall, all are designed with CROSS timeless flair to suit the fancy of fans across the Star Wars universe.  The series can be purchased online at and at select retailers. Access the online store locator for more details.

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The story of the CROSS brand begins in 1846 when artisan Richard Cross, in partnership with his son Alonzo Townsend Cross revolutionized fine writing instruments. Their early mark of entrepreneurial excellence included tools refined through more than 100 patents and accented by the spoils of the California gold rush. Still positioned to set the bar for what it means to symbolize achievement, human potential and usable luxury, CROSS seeks to provide those possessing extraordinary vision and a strong entrepreneurial spirit with the tools needed to make their mark.