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There Are Some Countries Smaller Than This Epic Millennium Falcon Toy

First revealed earlier this year, Hasbro’s latest version of the most iconic spaceship in the Star Wars universe is finally available to add to your collection. The 76cm long Millennium Falcon toy (if you can even call it that at this scale) is packed with details and believe it or not is powered solely by imagination — no batteries required.


Walk All Over A Wookiee With A Chewbacca Rug

It’s been said it’s not wise to upset a Wookiee, but turning one of them into a rug, how could that possibly go wrong? You won’t find a more luxurious pelt in the galaxy, and unlike that gleaming white Wampa fur, you can spill all the Juri juice you want on this Chewbacca rug and no one will be the wiser.


An Immaculate Millennium Falcon Model Made Entirely Of Cardboard

Most people are happy to clean a basement by just tossing or recycling the mountain of cardboard boxes that always seem to accumulate down there. Thomas Richner took the road less travelled, though, and stretched his Saturday afternoon chore into a multi-week project building a 1.5m long model of the Millennium Falcon using nothing but cardboard and glue.


James Earl Jones Was Originally Paid $7000 For Voicing Darth Vader

If you can believe it, James Earl Jones was paid just $US7000 for doing the voice of Darth Vader in the first Star Wars film. That’s about $US26,000 adjusted for inflation, but still not anywhere near a huge payday for a major motion picture.


Princess Leia Walking In NYC Being Harassed By D**ks From All The Galaxy

Someone made a Star Wars-themed parody of the catcall video that went viral last month and it’s even better than the original: This one didn’t edit out the white guys and left only blacks and latinos. Males from the galaxy far far away can all be creepy and gross regardless of race or affiliation — just like in this galaxy.


I Want This Darth Vader Sculpture Made From Scrap Metal

French sculptor Alain Bellino has quite an impressive portfolio of metal sculptures with some sci-fi references, but this Darth Vader helmet made from old brass ornaments is pretty incredible.


This Australian Budgie Sounds Exactly Like R2-D2

For the first seconds I thought it was just a coincidence, but this budgerigar really sounds exactly like R2-D2 down to every squeak, beep and bop. Even the colours are the same. His name is Bluey and, according to his owner Carli Jeffrey, he drives them crazy with it.


11 Star Wars Titles Better Than The Force Awakens

The next Star Wars title was announced last week, and honestly, it kinda sucks. We saw plenty of room for improvement, and asked if you could come up with a better title than J.J. Abrams and committee. Help us, Gizmodo readers, you’re our only hope.


Darth Vader Sounded Hilarious Before Voice-Over

The Force Awakens will introduce us to some new Sith villains for sure, but Darth Vader will always be the most iconic. James Earl Jones was his threatening voice, but the body was an English actor who didn’t just gesture around in silence like a mime during filming; he voiced all the lines in a West Country English accent.


Help Come Up With A Better Star Wars Title Than 'The Force Awakens'

In today’s tweet heard ’round the galaxy, the title of Star Wars Episode VII was revealed to be the somewhat gratifying but also quite puzzling The Force Awakens. Just because J.J. Abrams slapped some space words together doesn’t mean we can’t do better. The internet is already putting its best ideas forward.


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