It may be a new year but Star Wars is Everywhere keeps on chugging along. Let's just dive right into it, shall we...
From our friend John Tenuto:
"My wife Maria Jose found this advertisement (see photo attached) for Duracell batteries in this Sundayís newspaper. There is a coupon also attached to this. Donít know much more, such as whether the Duracell batteries will have a Star Wars product inside the packaging as is usually available with these kinds of promotions. The Episode I marketing has begun!"
Click on the image for the full view. (Thanks John!)
Anyone else think that the Rose Bowl uniforms designed by Nike for the Oregon Ducks look like they came from the GFFA? Click here to check it out. (Thanks Justin!)
KVUE, based out of Austin, TX, reports on a Star Wars dream clubhouse that was built for a young Star Wars fan named Lane who has long suffered from a form of muscular dystrophy. Check out the video.
We have a couple of items centered around the one and only James Earl Jones. First up, TFN reader Stefan sent over the following:
"This clip of an interview James Earl Jones gave with the BBC has just been put up here.
Apart from the well-known story he recounts (of him being chosen to voice Vader over Orson Welles), he also clearly shows some true love for the Saga and its fans - something very refreshing coming from one of the old guard of Star Wars actors!"
In addition, Justin C. sent over a link to CBS6Albany.com which reports on James Earl Jones swearing in his good friend Adrian "Butch" Anderson as the sherrif of Dutchess County, New York. (Thanks Stefan and Justin!)
TGDaily.com interviewed OT visual effects expert Harrison Ellenshaw about "Being a part of Team Star Wars."
The Cheso family of Marysville, California is becoming known around town for the lightsaber battles they perform in the evenings around their apartment complex. Appeal-Democrat.com has a nice write up about the Star Wars-loving family that includes the following video.
Geekologie.com brings our attention to the massive bounty hunter themed tattoo chest piece created by artist Adam Hayes for a Geekologie reader named Alex. While the chest piece is incredible, you can also visit Adam's site to see a number of other Star Wars tattoos that he's done.
Artist Elliott Quince has paid tribute to a few background Star Wars characters by creating them with a modeling clay known as plasticine. The result is a piece called "Plasticine Tatooine" which can be viewed by clicking on the image above.
Visit GeekMom.com to read about Amy Kraft introducing her two 6 year olds to A New Hope over the holidays.
Last but certainly not least, the Official SW.com Blog presents the 2012 Episode I-themed New Years diorama created by artist Stephen Hayford.