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Ok, ok, science fiction, but still…

Newly released mugs crafted to look like your favorite characters from Star Wars.

It’s crafty. It features a landmark in science fiction cinema. I say it counts.

From John Booth at GeekDad: “I guarantee your favorite Force-user doesn’t have one of these cool Hasbro Mighty Mugg pieces brought to my attention by Bonnie Burton over at Lucasfilm. All of the custom vinyl figures in the charity auction known as “The Empire Muggs Back” project are one-of-a-kind, and they range from mainstream characters like the Emperor to old-school faces from the original Marvel comic line – I’m looking at you, Jaxxon – to more conceptual pieces like this Death Star battle interpretation.

There are creations up for grabs by “Clone Wars” director Dave Filoni, former Go-Go and well-known Star Wars nut Jane Wiedlin, Fanboys director Kyle Newman, and a slew of other artists, comic book creators and toy designers. Bonnie’s been doing a series of interviews with them about their works.”

I also feel sort of bad because I’ve been sitting on this article for awhile, not realizing that these were up on auction as part of the Make a Wish Foundation that closed last Friday.


Well, now you know they exist. Although I have no idea which part of these sculptures is the actual mug…I’m guessing the head?


Check out all the different art pieces here.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.