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Sneak Peek at Darth Vader Earrings From Her Universe

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I might have to finally get my ears pierced just to wear these amazing Darth Vader studs… #comingsoon #sneakpeek #starwars #DarthVader @thesparklefactory #HUFriday #affordableluxury #jewelry

Her Universe and The Sparkle Factory have joined forces once more to bring Star Wars fangirls jewelry inspired by characters from a galaxy far, far away.

Back in May, the team at Her Universe released a collectible, high-end jewelry line designed by The Sparkle Factory. Known as the “My Hero Jewelry Collection,” the line features the lovable droid, R2-D2, on various pieces of jewelry.

Ashley Eckstein recently shared with fans a sneak peek of the latest Her Universe product: Darth Vader studs designed at The Sparkle Factory! Having purchased some pieces from the “My Hero Jewelry Collection,” I look forward to adding these Darth Vader earrings to my growing collection of geeky jewelry.

Made in the USA, The Sparkle Factory produces and sells quality items both online and at their Los Angeles and Milan (Italy) locations. A third location at New York City will be coming soon. Stay tuned for more Her Universe news and updates!

Star Wars Themed Merchandise at NYCC 2014

Greetings Bothans! Johnamarie Macias is here bringing you a post about some of her adventures at the 2014 New York Comic Con! Focusing on the Star Wars merchandise there, she also includes a lot of great pictures of her finds! You guys are probably familiar with Johnamarie from her work at Making Star Wars, or the podcast Now This Is Podcasting!, but I want to encourage you to check out her site The Wookiee Gunner! With that, I’ll let you all start drooling over the merchandise! ~ Bethany Blanton

The red-carpeted show floor at New York Comic Con was a maze of endless awe and wonder, filled with comic book long boxes, displays of the latest and upcoming books, walls of graphic t-shirts, and various other booths of merchandise. From Avengers to zombies, this year’s exhibitors brought an exceptional array of new toys, vintage items, and custom-made pieces that would make your wallets and purses cringe. As a Star Wars fan, the mighty need to come away with something awesome nearly overpowered me several times. Though I left the con empty-handed, I discovered and photographed wonderful and unique Star Wars items as well as some familiar products.

Frombie: Friendly Zombies

Founded in 2010 and based in Florida, Frombie aims to put a fresh and creative spin on the concept of zombies. The company creates collectible resin and vinyl limited edition toys, collectible pins, comic books, posters, and much more. This past weekend, the Frombie booth had with them collectible trading pins and limited edition toys inspired by characters from Star Wars, specifically R2-D2, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and Stormtroopers.

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Star Wars Reads Day: The Empire Invades!

Greetings Bothans! What follows is a post about some adventures had at this past weekend’s Star Wars Reads Day! Many of you will already be familiar with Paul DePaola who writes for a number of Star Wars fan sites and is also a podcaster, but be sure to check out his geek site Fanboys Talking! With that, I’ll let Paul take it away! ~ Bethany Blanton

The third annual Star Wars Reads event was held on Saturday, October 12th.  Troopers from all over the Empire showed up at their local book stores and libraries to celebrate literacy and reading.  I attended the event as a member of the 501st Legion, “trooping” my local Barnes & Noble as a Sandtrooper.

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Crystal Crisis: A Legacy Refracted

Greetings Bothans! What follows is a post about the recent Star Wars: The Clone Wars Crystal Crisis arc by friend of the Star Wars Report, Joseph Tavano! Be sure to check out Joseph’s new website RetroZap, a pop culture and narrative art site which currently has some of his thoughts on Star Wars Rebels. Without further ado, I’ll turn it over to Joseph! ~ Bethany Blanton

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In 1985, there existed a fully formed concept for The Clone Wars. It was conceived entirely in my five-year-old mind. I envisioned the Jedi overrun by scores of doppelgangers sent forth by their Dark Side enemies, invading the universe and attacking the true Jedi from within. I imagined the Clone Wars to be a hall-of-mirrors nightmare across the galaxy where nothing could be trusted and danger was omnipresent.

When The Clone Wars was finally realized on screen, I was way off the mark. And yet, that’s an aspect of Star Wars I love more and more as the Galaxy Far, Far Away grows and matures. One of the best things that Lucasfilm has managed to do is to keep Star Wars moving in new directions virtually no one would have predicted. With every new installment, audiences get to cast off preconceived notions and fastidious theories for an inspired, radically unique story that is not afraid to go down roads less traveled.

Dave Filoni and the writing team of The Clone Wars kept this trailblazing spirit alive for over six seasons, chronicling the events of a three-year war that transpired in a way no one would have ever predicted. Ten years ago, we were left to assume that the wars were going to be a nonstop conflict similar to the battle on Geonosis in Attack of the Clones. Clone troopers versus battle droids. Blaster fire everywhere. Lightsabers leading the way through the fog of war. And, in their tour of duty, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi would become brothers-in-arms, inseparable throughout their legendary adventures across the galaxy.

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A Spark of Rebellion – SWR #148

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On this week’s podcast RileyBethany,and Mark give their thoughts on the premier episode of Star Wars Rebels, and read your emails!

  • We check in on the darker turn of the “Save the EU” campaign
  • Teresa and Aaron from Star Wars Bookworms call in from New York Comic Con
  • How awesome was the Kanan-reveals-lightsaber moment?
  • Spoiler alert, it’s very awesome.

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