Melinda’s Brew: Finn – A Stormtrooper With Heart

Melinda's Brew

I am well aware that each of us has our individual list of favorite characters from the Star Wars Galaxy. We might like the same character for the same reasons – or even for vastly different reasons. Some of the reasons might revolve around major themes a character embodies, maybe traits we see in ourselves [or wish we’d see].

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Core Worlds Couture: Love and Madness Star Wars Doorknocker Necklace and Hair Clips Reviews

Core Worlds Couture With Jay Krebs


Welcome back to another edition of Core Worlds Couture, where you’ll find reviews covering a wide variety of Star Wars fashion and accessories. Everything is suitable for a range of fangirl ages, so there’s always something for everyone!

Today, the focus is on a limited-run doorknocker necklace and some Star Wars hair clips from Love and Madness. If you aren’t already familiar with the Love and Madness line, you can check out their website, as well as a previous CWC review of mine.

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Core Worlds Couture: Loungefly X Floral Galaxy Stormtrooper Tote Bag Review

Core Worlds Couture With Jay Krebs


After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back with a new Core Worlds Couture review!

This time, I’m focusing on the Loungefly X Floral Galaxy Stormtrooper Tote Bag. I purchased this tote from the Hot Topic website in August, but when I checked the site for current info to put into this review, I did not see that it was available through the Hot Topic site anymore.

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Girl Transforms Into 4 ‘Star Wars’ Characters in Under 60 Seconds [Video]


Disney Style set out to recreate some of the most recognizable looks from the Star Wars franchise by turning one girl into 4 characters in under 60 seconds!

One of the most dazzling elements of the Star Wars universe is the iconic costumery and fashion of its characters. Who can forget Darth Vader’s all-black outfit, or Princess Leia’s chic double hair buns that have perpetuated pop culture for more than three decades?

From Rey’s stylish yet functional sand-colored desert uniform and up-do, to a feminine take on a Stormtrooper donned in white armor, there is a look for every Star Wars fan.

See the artists work their Disney magic for yourself, with the full transformation here:

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Core Worlds Couture: Espionage Cosmetics Nail Wraps Review

Core Worlds Couture With Jay Krebs

wrap packageWelcome back to all of my companions in Couture!

This week’s Core Worlds Couture review features some fun nail wraps from Espionage Cosmetics. I was originally turned onto this company through social media from San Diego Comic Con this past July. Fellow fangirls were posting pictures and Periscope videos of the nail wraps they got at the Con. I’ve never tried nail wraps before, so I figured I would give it a shot!

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New Stormtrooper Toothbrush Sets Sights on Cavities


New toothbrush line features a 3D action figure on the handle, blurring the line between brush time and play time to entertain kids into healthy habits

BUENA PARK, Calif. (March 21, 2016) – Just in time for Easter basket goodies and the anticipated DVD release of the newest Star Wars film, Firefly – the leader in children’s oral care solutions – has expanded its line with a new 3D Character Toothbrush, featuring the iconic Star Wars Stormtrooper. This toothbrush brings interstellar fun to brush time by blurring the line between toy and toothbrush, featuring a Stormtrooper on the front of the brush that looks like an action figure, and stands upright on the counter for less mess and superior hygiene. This is the first in a new line of Firefly 3D Character Toothbrushes that will be introduced – Kylo Ren, Hello Kitty and other 3D Character Toothbrushes will debut later in 2016.

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Missing the Point: An Analysis of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Part I — A Guest Blog by Daniel Noa


Missing the Point:
An Analysis of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Part I – The Film
— A Guest Blog by Daniel Noa

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a massive hit. Given the caliber of the filmmakers, from Hollywood it-boy J.J. Abrams, to Kathleen Kennedy, elder-stateswoman of Hollywood, to the various production designers and department heads, and finally of course Harrison Ford, this should not be surprising. So it pains me to write that I was incredibly disappointed with the film. Given all the love I see for this movie on the internet, this may frustrate you. I do not want to diminish your enjoyment of this film, so rather than take to Twitter, I have written this 2-part essay to explain my issues with the movie, both as a film (Part I) and as a Star Wars story (Part II), in as clear and logical a way as possible.

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Star Wars Art Launches in NYC

Wired CoverThe reach of the Galaxy far, far away into our own world is very deep. From soup cans to luxury cars, the images are everywhere. But thankfully, Wired Magazine is keeping the art and soul of Star Wars alive by celebrating their collaboration. Wired Magazine, along with the garment company Stance, recently hosted a launch party in New York City for their current issue, which features the photography of Dan Winters. These amazing shots capture everything from Luke’s lightsaber, to Darth Vader’s helmet to the deeply engaging portraits of the Creator, the Producer and the Director.

A few weeks ago, a package came to my door inviting me to this party. Included therein were two pair of socks – to help choose between the Light Side and the Dark Side. I claimed the R2-D2 socks, but didn’t know what to do with the other pair. Then, inspiration! My youngest brother Matt and I have shared a love for Star Wars our whole lives. I called him immediately and asked him to go to the party with me and to wear the stormtrooper socks. He told me that he had never been to New York City before, cried a little, and then rearranged his work schedule for the night of the party.

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Star Wars Bluetooth Speakers Available for Preorder!

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Looking for a unique gift for the special Star Wars fan in your life? Here’s a great suggestion for you — Star Wars Bluetooth Speakers in the form of C-3PO and a Stormtrooper, available for preorder now!

Available with the choice of two iconic characters – fussy protocol droid C-3PO, and a Galactic Empire’s Stormtrooper. Each speaker has been created with an incredible attention to detail.

There are also collectors editions available of the first 99 units off the production line for each version – a must for the serious Star Wars collector!

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Expand Your ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Experience with Disney Infinity 3.0 Power Discs!



When Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18, 2015, it will also come home thanks to Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. With new toys and new in-game content, the movie comes to life on game consoles, mobile, and the Apple TV, letting you live out your own Star Wars: The Force Awakens experience. While the Finn, Rey, Poe Dameron, and Kylo Ren figures and the Play Set that will let you experience moments from the film in the signature Disney Infinity style have previously been revealed, the pack of four power discs related to the film have remained a mystery — until today.

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