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Spaceship Earth At Epcot Turned Into Death Star With Working Super Laser

In a nutshell, the soon-to-hit-theater Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is about how the Rebel sniffed out Death Star’s weakness that lead up to Luke and the gang destroying it in A New Hope and so, what could be a better way to promote the movie than recreating a Death Star right here on Planet Earth? Ok, technically, Death Star is a lot bigger than Earth could hold, but anyways, here it is, the Spaceship Earth at Epcot, transformed to look like the giant Death Star – complete with the much feared planet obliterating Super Laser – the main arsenal of the moon-size space station. Continue reading Spaceship Earth At Epcot Turned Into Death Star With Working Super Laser

Lesser Known Star Wars Mouse Droid Is Finally Getting Its Own R/C Toy Version

You can’t call yourself a Star Wars super fan if you don’t remember the MSE-6 Mouse Droid from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The Mouse Droid has considerably less screen time as compared to other droids, but it left a lasting impression on many nevertheless. In fact, if you recall, it was only seen in one scene where it was shoo off by Chewbacca’s roar as he was escorted by a pair of Stormtroopers after being caught inside the Death Star. Continue reading Lesser Known Star Wars Mouse Droid Is Finally Getting Its Own R/C Toy Version

Vans and Disney Pixar Teamed Up For Toy Story-themed Sneakers

Toy Story is arguably the biggest animation to have rolled out of Disney’s Pixar since, well, nothing and while the first flick more than a decade old, it is still loved by many. So much so that it is going to get its fourth movie in 2018, after a good eight years hiatus. Between now and 2018, Toy Story fans, who are likely all grown ups, can fill in their misses for this endearing animation with these official collaboration kicks coming from sneakers maker Vans. The Vans x Disney Pixar Toy Story Sneakers Collection boasts several styles with designs inspired by the lovable characters, including the likes of Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, Space Aliens, Woody – just to name a few. Continue reading Vans and Disney Pixar Teamed Up For Toy Story-themed Sneakers

Walt Disney World Cinderella Castle Gets Immortalized In LEGO Bricks

Arguably one of the most iconic structures in our lifetime, The Disney Castle finally gets immortalized in LEGO bricks. The LEGO 71040 The Disney Castle announced recently is made up of a whopping 4,080 pieces and comes with five delightful (or not, depending on your inclination) minifigs of equally iconic characters, including Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse and Tinker Bell. This plastic brick model is a replica of the Walt Disney World Resort Cinderella Castle (funny how Cinderella isn’t part of the minifig entourage) and boasts accessible castle rooms across multiple levels accessible from the back. Continue reading Walt Disney World Cinderella Castle Gets Immortalized In LEGO Bricks

Emoji Version Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is The Cutest Thing Ever

Well, it is the Star Wars day isn’t it? And what’s more appropriate then to relive the seventh Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens by catching the key moments of the movie… in Emoji style, right? And this one, entitled Star Wars: The Force Awakens as told by Emoji, is an official video by the folks over at Disney. If you have watched the movie and are familiar with Emojis, then you will totally relate to it and hell, you may even think it is the cutest thing you have seen all day. Continue reading Emoji Version Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is The Cutest Thing Ever

Disney’s Star Wars Experience Includes Piloting The Millennium Falcon

Star Wars is growing big with Disney and as some of you may have read, Disney is in the process of constructing Star Wars-themed additions to the two U.S. theme parks. However, little was known beyond it is doing something. Then on this past Sunday, Han Solo aka Harrison Ford, himself revealed what those intergalactic experiences consist during ABC Disneyland 60 Special. The revealing show off some of the concepts of the various lands that made up the entire Star Wars Experience, including two anchor theme park rides. Continue reading Disney’s Star Wars Experience Includes Piloting The Millennium Falcon

Disney Launches New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Merchandises

Weird that the media made a fuss about the lack of female toys pertaining to Disney/Lucasfilm’s latest blockbuster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The funny thing was, we did saw the female lead’s merchandise around the time when the ding was made. Seriously, I don’t know what the media or the lobbyists expect. There’s just a couple key female characters (or two, to be exact), so surely they can’t really expect a lot of merchandises based on the two, right? Anywho, Disney has already pushes out a second wave of Star Wars: The Force Awakens products which the company cleverly worded as products that reveal secrets of Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren and more. Continue reading Disney Launches New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Merchandises

Disney’s Robot Car Has Tilting Rotors, Tackles Walls By Scaling It

What happens when a robot meets an obstacle like say, a wall? Simple. The journey ends right there and then. However, that won’t be the case with VertiGo, a four-wheel robot developed by Disney Research and ETH Zurich, that conquer walls by scaling it. The idea is fairly simple, actually: it employs a pair of tilting rotors that pushes the robot to the wall as it propels across the wall. In fact, this concept has already been used in toys like the Parrot Minidrone. Continue reading Disney’s Robot Car Has Tilting Rotors, Tackles Walls By Scaling It

Star Wars Comes to Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, Includes Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Play Set

Finally, the galaxy far, far away is converging with the rest of Disney’s world, joining Disney, Disney Pixar and Marvel in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. Billed as the best-selling “hybrid toy/video game” of 2014 (to be fair, there isn’t a lot of such genre around, just saying…), the Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack is set to hit the stores this Fall for $64.99 and will be on major gaming platforms including PS4 and PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, Wii U, PC and iOS and Android devices. According to John Vignocchi, Disney Infinity’s VP of Production, some retailers are already taking in pre-orders as we speak, while others will be doing the same in the coming weeks. Continue reading Star Wars Comes to Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, Includes Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Play Set

Travel: Disney Cruise Line’s Star Wars Day at Sea Lets You Rub Shoulders with Darth Vader and the Gang

Is there a relation between Star Wars and the open water? Hardly. In fact, we hardly see anything remotely larger than a tub full of water in the first few episodes, but here on Earth, we do celebrate their ‘existence’ on open water. Well, at least that’s what the hugely popular movie franchise’s new owner Disney will be doing. So what’s the occasion that calls for such celebratory cruise? Nothing in writing from Disney actually, but we’re going to guess it is to mark the studio’s first Star Wars flick, which is set to hit the theaters later this year, after the acquisition. But I am sure the ‘why’ doesn’t really matters if you are a super fan. Right? Slated to happen, starting in January 2016. Disney Cruise Line guests will be able to set sale to the Western Caribbean with their favorite characters from the last six episodes of Star Wars. Continue reading Travel: Disney Cruise Line’s Star Wars Day at Sea Lets You Rub Shoulders with Darth Vader and the Gang