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Old Star Wars Commercials Sold Everything Under the Sun

People who complain about the relentless consumerism of today's media franchises should consider the amount of crap Star Wars produced, back in a supposedly simpler time. Just check out BuzzFeed's…

April 18, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

Volkswagen's Mini Vader meets Darth Vader

The Max Page story continues, as the 6-year-old little Darth Vader from Deutsch's Volkswagen spot meets James Earl Jones, the real Darth Vader. Max to Jones: "What is thy bidding,…

February 8, 2011, 5:01 PM EST

Darth Vader Set to Lord Over Super Bowl Ads

In the old days, advertisers guarded their Super Bowl ads like state secrets. Nowadays, many want pre-game Internet buzz to stretch their big investment. Forecasts are dangerous, but it looks…

February 3, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

R2-D2 and C-3PO raid U.K. electronics store

R2-D2 and C-3PO break into a Currys & PC World Megastore (the British version of Best Buy, near as I can tell) for some harmless mischief in this M&C Saatchi…

November 1, 2010, 9:04 AM EDT

Fake retro-Japanese ad sells 'Star Wars' toy

Lovers of old commercials will enjoy this brand-new yet impressively retro-Japanese-style spot for the 2-foot-tall collectible Star Wars figure Stormtrooper Super Shogun. Resplendent with laser blasts, sparkler effects and…

September 16, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT

Admiral Ackbar = 'too perfect' for Ole Miss?

The beginning of the college-football season gave fans plenty to watch this weekend, but much of the Tuesday-morning quarterbacking seems to be about ESPN's commercial featuring Ole Miss and…

September 7, 2010, 11:52 AM EDT

The Force is with TomTom in Star Wars ads

Yoda and Darth Vader have both lent their voices to TomTom GPS systems, and the reputed recording sessions for each are the subject of two pretty funny behind-the-scenes YouTube…

July 15, 2010, 9:43 AM EDT

Yet another 'Star Wars' trailer trumps Lucas

The other day, we brought you the lightsaber slaughterhouse trailer for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, which gave me the retro sensation of actually liking LucasArts. But now…

June 16, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

Firing your Sith apprentice not the best idea

The cinematic trailer for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, posted after the jump, is almost depressing in its epic magnificence. Why? Because it just reminds you how cool…

June 14, 2010, 11:44 AM EDT

Adidas hosts soccer party at 'Star Wars' bar

I admit I am no soccer fanatic, but World Cup fever is upon us, and I'm hardly immune. It took some repeat viewings (and some scanning of the sports…

June 7, 2010, 9:43 AM EDT