Every bit of the new Galaxy’s Edge theme park at Disneyland and Disney World is truly awe-inspiring. But the one part that really stands out for me is the Savi’s Workshop build-your-own-lightsaber experience.

From start to finish, the experience is delightful. And the lightsabers are incredibly fun to build and spar with. But when you realize that Savi’s Workshop is raking in roughly $73 million per year in revenue, it gets even more exciting.

Maybe it’s the Jawa in me, but I find it truly beautiful to see a product that brings true joy to fans also do insanely well…


Just the other day, it was announced that the new Star Wars live action TV show that Jon Favreau is show running will be titled “The Mandalorian.” The description that accompanied this announcement was this:

“After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.”

Based on what we know so far, this…


“I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Toys R Us Kid.”
You’re singing the song, aren’t you?

News of Toys R Us going out of business is everywhere. It’s getting more press than some much more deserving world affairs stories. Why? Because Toys R Us has meant so much to so many of us that watching it die feels like losing an old friend.

But that’s the thing. Something that loved doesn’t just die that easily. Or at least not for long.

The Toys R Us we all know and love is dead. But I expect to see a new…


On 31 August 2017, eBay’s fixed-price marketplace site Half.com closed its doors for good. This makes me a little sad, and a lot nostalgic. This site did so much for me over the years, and I tried to do so much for it. It’s sad to see it go.

So why am I so emotionally attached to a website? Let me tell you a story.

Once upon a time, when a cable TV subscription was still way out of my budget and before I had heard of Netflix (circa 2000), I used to watch all my TV shows and movies…


Nintendo has announced that they are discontinuing the NES Classic, the $60 miniature game system with 30 of Nintendo’s best 80s era games, which has been going for $200+ on eBay (much higher when it first came out). This has a lot of would-be buyers pretty pissed off. I’m here to tell you why this might actually be a good thing.

TL;DR: NES Classic proved demand for classic games, and could be the catalyst for finally getting them as digital downloads for the Nintendo Switch, and possibly Apple TV.

Why The NES Classic Exists

The fact that the NES Classic…


With the roll-out of the iPhone 6S and Apple’s introduction of their iPhone Upgrade Program, there has been some confusion about what the iPhone Upgrade Program really means, and what the best way to buy an iPhone really is. Here, I attempt to clarify the former, and crunch the numbers on the latter.

iPhone Upgrade Program

Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Plan is for people who want to get the newest iPhone every year, at a predictable cost. …

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