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May 3, 2014

Stormtrooper Helmets Reimagined by Celebrities & Artists will be on Display in Celebration of the Global Fan Holiday, May the 4th

Lucasfilm, Disney Consumer Products and Neff announced today the upcoming Star Wars Legion exhibition. Artists from across The Walt Disney Company including Lucasfilm, Industrial Light and Magic, Marvel and Pixar—as well as select street artists chosen by Neff and celebrity Star Wars fans –all come together to create individualized interpretations of the iconic stormtrooper helmet in celebration of the global fan holiday, Star Wars Day or “May the 4th be with you.”

“Creativity has been a hallmark of the Star Wars franchise for over 35 years,” said Troy Alders, Lucasfilm Creative Director for Disney Consumer Products. “May the 4th is a perfect time to celebrate this fantastic group of artist’s unique creations and share them with Star Wars fans.”



“As a lifelong Star Wars fan, it’s been a dream of mine to collaborate with Lucasfilm,” says NEFF Founder and CEO, Shaun Neff.   “Teaming up with some of the most prominent street artists from around the world, we are thrilled to work alongside The Walt Disney Company—to re-imagine such an iconic piece of cinematic history as the stormtrooper.”

Exhibition details to view the decorated, customized helmets, for free:
WHERE:            
Robert Vargas Gallery
620 Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

WHEN:              
Friday, May 2nd 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 3rd 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, May 4: Noon – 4:00pm

For more about Star Wars Legion, visit http://starwars.com/news/star-wars-legion-reimagining-the-stormtrooper-helmet-for-star-wars-day.html

Frank N. Stein action figure by Credenda Studios drops May 4



 Fearing for his life at the turn of the 20th century, the Monster joined the Witness Protection program in order to escape death. Relocated to a small town in the middle of nowhere and living under the alias Frank Norman Stein, he owns and operates a small autobody shop called Frank's Nuts and Bolts Automotive. Frank now spends his days fixing up hot rods and listening to Elvis.

Beau writes: This time I teamed up with comic book illustrator Chris Hunt to tackle the backer card art. (www.TheChrisHunt.com

Each figure comes with the actual case file for Frank Stein. Edition of 30. On sale this Sunday 5/4/14 at 10am MST.

Click here to see all the figures available at Credenda Studios

Discordia Culture Shop | MAD*L - Black 5 inch DIY - by MAD | Online Store Powered by Storenvy

 Click the link to buy the blank black Mad*L figure from Discordia:
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DREADbox by We Become Monsters available now for $6 each

A funky little block of terror. This oddly shaped doodle of doom is an affordable piece of plastic weird to place in your home or office. Random colors. Only 25 made. Hand cast, non articulated 1 inch tall resin art toy. (not for children)

All orders get a free micro SLAB, stickers (while supplies last). Click the link below to purchase a DREADbox for just $6!

#Maythe4thSG Custom Stormtrooper Helmet Show in Singapore to Benefit Charity

May the 4th is known worldwide as a day when we celebrate all that is great about Star Wars. In Singapore, they are throwing a custom show using the 5" Stormtrooper helmet by Imagine Nation Design Studios in the Philippines as a base for customs. Sales will benefit the Willing Hearts charity.

Singapore – 23 April 2014 – May The Fourth Be With You. Maythe4th.SG presents Singapore’s first fan-driven Star Wars Day – May The 4th SG

May The 4th SG is the inaugural celebration of the legendary film series, books, toys and culture of Star Wars, conceived out of the fervent passion and love a group of Star Wars fans share for the epic film series. By fans for the fans, May The 4th SG presents a myriad of activities including Star Wars documentary screening and special appearances by 501st Legion Singapore Garrison and FightSaber Singapore. 

Expect nothing short of epic from the programme line-up that will reminiscence, revive and honour the 37 year-old film series. The line-up includes a display of Star Wars toys by Hasbro Singapore, “Once-Upon-A-Stormtrooper” fan fiction contest, storytelling and ‘live’ doodling sessions by the artists from Band of Doodlers, the very first documentary screening in Singapore of Plastic Galaxy: A History of Star Wars Toys by Brian Stillman, X-Wing Miniatures tabletop game demo, workshops and activities for kids and fanatics. 

Attendees will also be treated to a performance and workshop session by FightSaber Singapore, South East Asia’s premier lightsaber performance troupe, and the exclusive sale of custom stormtrooper helmets by local and overseas artists where all proceeds from sale of the helmets will go towards helping the less privileged. 

Catherine Lim, brand manager of Hasbro Singapore says, “I am definitely bringing my kids to support the event.” Event organisers from Maythe4th.SG, Hansen Khoo and Jeffrey Koh of FLABSLAB, promise that audiences will be seeing some Star Wars items for the first time at the event and this is just a lead-up to a bigger and highly anticipated event in 2015 for the new Star Wars movie in the second half of 2015. 

 Supported by the National Library Board of Singapore, May The 4th will be held at the Jurong Regional Library on May 4th 2014, Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm. The opening ceremony will see 501st Legion Singapore Garrison, the largest garrison in South East Asia, grace the grounds in welcoming guests to the celebration. 



 

Last chance to order Jason Chalkers' Wile E Bat t-shirt from GraphicLabs for $11

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Jason Chalker has his Wile E Bat logo t-shirt for sale on GraphicLabs right now, ending this Sunday. Just $11! Order right on the homepage.