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Official Star Wars Levitating Death Star speaker flies into UK stores
Today, award-winning consumer electronics developerPlox is announcing the Star Wars Levitating Death Star Speaker is now available to purchase in the UK.
Combining 360-degree laser-like sound projection with an out-of-this-world levitation system, this officially licensed collectible has been designed by Star Wars fans for Star Wars fans. The gravity-defying orb levitates in mid-air above the base using Plox’s force technology.
The Death Star features a built-in 5-watt speaker that spins to the music. The gravity-defying orb rotates above the magnetic base and offers up to five hours continuous playback.
·Gravity-defying orb rotates above the magnetic base
·5W x 1
·360 degree uncompromising sound quality
·Up to 5 hours continuous playback on Bluetooth
Star Wars Finder
What’s more, Plox is giving fans the chance to use the force with the Star Wars Item Finder and App, available to pre-order from retailers across the country from Force Friday (September 1st).The range will include favourite characters from the original Star Wars trilogy and some new additions to the Star Wars universe that are set to appear in the upcoming movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The Star Wars Item Finder enables users to locate items and track location by simply attaching it to possessions, including keys, bags, and mobile devices.
The Finder not only alerts users when items are no longer within the 100 feet (33m) location range, but also operates as an independent remote. Users can instruct lost phones to ring and check last seen location on maps.
The Levitating Death Star Speaker is available to purchase now for £129.99 from Amazon. The Bluetooth Finder will be available for pre-order from Force Friday (September 1st) for £19.99.
Just saw this Star Wars VII movie poster on Kyle Newman's Facebook feed. The poster is by Lyndon Berresford and Paul Bateman. I am loving this. Who do you think the two characters are? Lando and Leia? Han and Leia's children?
Have you seen other Star Wars VII movie posters? Let me know.
The Famous Indiana Jones Fly In Belloq's Mouth Scene. Did It Really Happen?
I've always wondered if Paul Freeman unintentionally consumed a fly in this scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark? It's the scene where Indiana Jones shouts down to Bellosh...I mean Belloq and threatens to blow up the ark. Did a fly go in his mouth?
I remember watching this scene back in the early eighties and my ten year old mind thought he definitely had a snack while filming. I recall talking about 'flygate' in my school playground at the time and the general consensus with my friends was that Freeman definitely had a sneaky snack.
Paul Freeman talks about the famous 'fly' scene in an interview with TheIndyExperience.com and settled 'flygate:'
This is a bit of a dicey question so don’t get too upset. (Laughs) A movie’s always got bloopers in it, some have a lot, and some only have three or four. And the most remarkable blooper was right before the opening of the Ark scene.…
BBC News have reported that Pinewood Studios are to expand to the USA. This is great news for the famous studio that is rich in movie history.
UK film studio Pinewood Shepperton has announced plans to build its first sound stages in the United States.
The Pinewood Atlanta complex will be built on 288 acres of land south of Atlanta, Georgia, as a joint venture with a US investment company.
Georgia has been among the US states drawing film-making away from Hollywood with tax incentives in recent years.
The deal is the latest sign of expansion at Pinewood, the home of the James Bond franchise.
Earlier this month it announced a joint venture with a Chinese media group, potentially giving it access to the fast-growing Chinese market. Read the full article here.