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Here’s something every fan of Star Wars and Japanese cuisine will need to add to their gift list – Lightsaber Chopsticks. Lightsabers merge with Japanese culture and “Chop Sabers” emerge!  Suitable for eating sushi or defending the galaxy, the Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader lightsabers measure over 9” long, with the blades cast in translucent material.  The smaller “children’s size” Yoda saber measures approximately 8” long.  As a special bonus each set includes translucent Star Wars logo chopstick rests. The utensils will arrive in stores in 2010, but those attending the San Diego Comic-Con and participate in the Chop Saber

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Heroic Publishing has announced it has struck a deal with Frank Brunner to bring Seven Samuroid to WOWIO.com that you can download for free. Based on the classic movie, Seven Samurai, this classic SF graphic novel from 1984 shows a European influence combined with Japanese culture and an anti-war them that reflects the current situation with America in Iraq today. If you haven’t checked out WOWIO, give a chance. It is free, and you’ll be able to find a ton of great material for your reading pleasure. via Heroic Publishing and WOWIO.com

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