Core Worlds Couture: Her Universe Princess Leia Hoth Vest Review

Core Worlds Couture With Jay Krebs

Welcome back to another installment of Core Worlds Couture, the place to be for Star Wars fashion reviews and DIY tutorials from a “mature point of view,” while keeping that youthful, edgy style!

Today I’ll be reviewing the Star Wars Princess Leia (Hoth) Vest from Her Universe. If you’ve been with me previously, you already know that I own (and have reviewed) a lot of pieces from Ashley Eckstein’s fashion product line, so I won’t spend time discussing the background or philosophy of the company, as I normally do in these reviews. We are just going to jump right in!

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Highlights from the Reddit AMA with Frank Oz

Frank Oz recently joined Twitter @TheFrankOzJam), and he’s a delight to follow. He’s also participated in his first Reddit AMA. I guess when he jumps into social media, he goes all the way! From providing the voices and puppeteering for characters such as Miss Piggy of The Muppets to Yoda from Star Wars, to directing feature films such as Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the new documentary Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched — The man is a genius and a legend.

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Sperry Topsider A/O Darth Vader Review

Core Worlds Couture with Jay Krebs

Welcome back, Core Worlders!

Recently, I was fortunate enough to receive a pair of Sperry Topsider’s new Darth Vader A/O boat shoes. These shoes are truly exquisite. The attention to detail is impressive (most impressive), and the quality is exactly what one would expect from a pair of Sperry shoes – top-notch!

Check out my unboxing video for all the specs and details, and also read on for more information about these shoes, as well as the others in the line, which was launched December 7, 2017.

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Columbia Sportswear Launches Echo Base Collection Inspired by ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’

Columbia Sportswear Launches Collection Inspired by Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Limited edition jackets celebrating classic film for sale December 8

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Columbia Sportswear today unveiled three limited-edition jackets inspired by iconic characters in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The officially licensed collection will be available in limited quantities on www.columbia.com/starwars and at Columbia’s brand retail locations in the United States and select countries beginning Friday, December 8.

Inspired by the costumes worn by Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, the collection is named after the Rebel’s secret base on ice planet Hoth. In developing the Echo Base Collection, Columbia’s designers worked closely with Lucasfilm and the archives team to capture and incorporate the smallest of details of the original jackets worn in the classic film. The collection is constructed with Columbia’s “Tested Tough” promise, and delivers the brand’s industry-leading technologies to ensure that they stand up to the freezing conditions on planet Hoth, or other galaxies closer to home. Details on each jacket follow:

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How Deep Did George Lucas Go with the Hero’s Journey in Star Wars? — A Guest Blog by Tomas Pueyo

How Deep Did George Lucas Go with the Hero’s Journey in Star Wars? — A Guest Blog by Tomas Pueyo

Much has been said about George Lucas and the Hero’s Journey. He discovered Joseph Campbell’s idea while the script for A New Hope and became instantly fascinated: so many elements of his movie fit in the Hero’s Journey framework! He decided to go all in and rewrite his script to turn it into a fundamental myth.

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Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction to Feature Star Wars Items

ICONIC STAR WARS PROPS INCLUDING C-3PO’S HEAD TO GO UNDER THE HAMMER IN £3M AUCTION

C-3PO head and Y-wing model miniature amongst 600 lots of movie memorabilia in upcoming London auction on Tuesday 27th September 2017

C-3PO’s Special Effects Head from Irvin Kershner’s Academy Award-winning film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is estimated to sell between £60,000 – 80,000. Over 80 Star Wars lots will be sold, including an ILM Y-wing Model Miniature from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi which is estimated between £100,000 – 200,000.

Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction will feature a collection of film memorabilia worth over £2-3 million
A preview exhibition presenting over 300 auction lots will take place between 7th – 26th September 2017 at the BFI IMAX in Waterloo, London.

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The Caffeinated Collector: Episode 35 – Coming Back For More, Part 2. Which Is Actually Part 5…

Hi folks! It’s that time again. We all know I’m a fan of Memory Lane, so here’s another round of rumination for you. As I continue my exploration of what keeps me coming back to each Star Wars film individually, I’m taking a look at The Empire Strikes Back this month. As much as I talked about nostalgia last time, the second film in the saga may hold even more warm, fuzzy thoughts. It is the first movie I remember seeing in a movie theater. My brother took me to see it. I’ve mentioned before how funny I thought “Laugh it up, fuzzball” was to me at the time, so I won’t go into that again, but suffice it to say I laughed so much that my brother got annoyed. I’ve struggled with how much nostalgia should play a role in these discussions, and I think I’ve come to a conclusion.

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Melinda’s Brew: The Thrill of Victory…

Melinda's Brew

You know where, in The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda encourages Luke: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”? A lot of Star Wars fans take exception to Yoda’s lesson. They think that Yoda is wrong in making such a statement to Luke, our fledgling Jedi-in-Training. These fans criticize Yoda because they believe he is not validating the significance of the ol’ college try. They argue that trying counts for a lot. I can see their reasoning.

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Star Wars Forces of Destiny Review: “Beasts of Echo Base”

***This is a review of the Star Wars Forces of Destiny episode, “Beasts of Echo Base.” There will be spoilers.***

The latest episode of Star Wars Forces of Destiny, “Beasts of Echo Base,” shifts focus back to Princess Leia during the time the Rebellion spent on the ice planet of Hoth during the events of The Empire Strikes Back. (Click here to watch this episode on Disney’s YouTube channel now.)

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Star Wars Finds a Home on Empire’s The Greatest 100 Movies List

Empire Online has revealed its list of The 100 Greatest Movies, as voted on by thousands of movie lovers. The entire list features a wide variety of quality films, and it is well worth checking out, but we’ll just highlight the fact that the Original Trilogy did indeed make the cut. Unfortunately, the Prequels, Rogue One, and The Force Awakens did not find homes on the list.

Here’s how the OT placed:

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