Every day here at Doom HQ we receive tons of tips from our readers about really cool stuff from the world of geek, as well as promotional materials for new films, comic books, collectibles, and much more. While we do our best to bring you as much of it as possible, we don’t always have enough geek manpower available to cover it all on a daily basis. But we hate the idea of all of this really cool stuff wasting away in our inbox. How could we NOT cover it? Hence why we’ve resurrected our long-defunct column Bits Of Doom, now rebranded and revamped as Doom Digest, a collection of easily digestible bits of news, videos, photos, and other goodies.
Today’s May 4th, a special day for Star Wars fans, as we greet each other by saying, “May the 4th be with you.” In honor of this day, there’s tons of stuff going on around the Web and also right here at Geeks Of Doom. Therefore, we’re devoting today’s Doom Digest to all things Star Wars!
May The 4th Be With You
May The 4th Be With You! If you want to spread the Star Wars joy on Twitter for this special occasion, be sure to hashtag it #MayThe4thBeWithYou (and also with you).
Star Wars eCards
StarWars.com just launched new eCards, featuring imagery from the Star Wars saga as well as brand new art, including some to celebrate May the 4th. Be sure to send some ecards to your friends and loved ones on this fine day.
Improv Everywhere strikes again, this time with “Star Wars Subway Car,” a reenactment — in full costume on a moving fully-packed New York City subway car of a scene from the original Star Wars. One word: Awesome. (And why can’t this happen while I’m on the train!?!?!).
Darth Vader and Son wins for most adorable book of the year. A must-have for Star Wars fans of all ages, this 64-page full-color illustrated picture book is humorous, heart-warming, and beautifully rendered. Read our full review of Darth Vader and Son, which includes preview pages from the book.
Also, over at Broodr (which is an Etsy-type site), there’s a Kessel Run iPhone 4 Decal Skin.
Bits Of Doom
StarWars.com is having a Clone Wars Season 4 marathon, streaming all 22 episodes online for a limited time. [Star Wars]
The 35 Sexiest Girls with Star Wars Tattoos. [Ranker]
Bots & Babes is having a 40% off sale for May The 4th today on their “Dark Vixen” shirts (available in Light Saber Red or Blue). [Bots & Babes]
Get 20% off today on Star Wars merchandise at Hot Topic in-store and online. Items available are bags, keychains, plushes, and more, including Her Universe products (be one of the first 50 people today to purchase Her Universe items from Hot Topic and get a FREE Star Wars tote bag worth $20). [Hot Topic]
Get 25% off today on Star Wars merchandise at Williams-Sonoma on items like cookie & sandwich cutters, cupcake decorating kits, aprons, and spatulas. Plus, if you visit a store, will receive homemade Star Wars cookies (made with their cookie cutters!). [Williams-Sonoma]
Disney Pins: A limited edition “May The 4th Be With You” pin featuring Yoda will be available today only exclusively at Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California theme parks with an edition size of 1,000 for $9.95. Per the official Star Wars page, at Walt Disney World, look for the pin at “Disney’s Pin Traders” in Downtown Disney Marketplace and at “Tatooine Traders” in Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. At Disneyland, the pin will be released at “Little Green Men Store Command” located in Tomorrowland. [Disney]
The Pit Droids app game for iOS devices is available for FREE all weekend (May 4, 2012 – May 6, 2012). [iTunes]
Star Wars Flashback
Here’s a rundown of some of our favorite Star Wars posts here at Geeks Of Doom.
10 Star Wars novels worth reading; plus Random House finally released the Star Wars book in ebook format.
Duffy the Disney Bear is joining Jedi Academy makeover.