Monday, April 22, 2013

100 Star Wars Web Sites That All Fans Should Check Out

This was quite an undertaking.  This list is not all-inclusive... there are plenty more that are not on this list.  I'm not going to claim that these are the BEST 100, nor am I going to say that this list serves every area of the Star Wars fandom evenly.  These are simply a list of 100 sites that I found fascinating.  Some of these I go to every day.  Others I didn't know anything about until I started looking.  There were tons of others that I saw on other lists that don't exist anymore or are not updated anymore.  I starred *** a few that I really like; just personal preference.

Check them out, and if you have others that are great (or you think they're better than the ones I posted) post your favorite in the comments section.

The Movie Site
1) www.starwars.com
2) www.starwars.com/play/online-activities/ - Kids activities on the main site

Several of the actors have their own sites... this is just a couple
3) www.chewbacca.com also www.wookieewarehouse.com and www.petermayhew.com (did I mention that I'm a wookiee fan?)
4) www.warwickdavis.co.uk - Wicket :)

A few Wookieepedia sites of interest
5) www.wookieepedia.com - Anything you want to know about Star Wars ***
6) www.starwars.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases
7) www.starwars.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_references_to_Star_Wars_in_movies
8) www.starwars.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_references_to_Star_Wars_in_music

Some more Informational sites
9) www.figureoftheday.blogspot.com - Action figure reviews
10) www.galactichunter.com/gh/category/tags/adam-pawlus-qanda - QandA on toys mostly
11) www.imdb.com - Internet Movie Database: Search 'Star Wars' for tons of info
12) www.rebelscum.com/hasbro.asp - Legendary photo archive of action figures (did I mention I like toys?) ***
13) www.starwarsarchives.com - Star Wars image repository
14) www.starwarscards.net - Star Wars cards archive
15) www.timelineuniverse.net/StarWarsTimeline.htm - Timeline for all written material ***

Collector sites
16) www.alltroopsnetwork.com
17) www.collector-actionfigures.com
18) www.sandcrawler.com/SWB - The Star Wars Collector's Bible (Must See)
19) www.theswca.com - Gus Lopez' Star Wars Site (Star Wars Collector's Archive)

Art Sites
20) www.sandaworld.com - Star Wars art by Tsuneo Sanda
21) www.starwarsfineart.com
22) www.swagonline.net - Star Wars Artists' Guild
23) www.starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Images_by_Ralph_McQuarrie - you better know who this is!  Also: www.dreamsandvisionspress.com - Ralph and others display/sell their work.

Star Wars Podcasts
24) www.forcecast.net - check out their galaxy of music podcasts... (Christmas!!)
25) www.rebelforceradio.com
26) www.swactionnews.com
27) curtoburns.com
28) www.swic.neozaz.com/ - (Star Wars in Character... character podcasts)
29) www.holonetradio.com - radio station... (not all Star Wars, but has great potential)

Star Wars Customizing
30) www.dioramaworkshop.com archive at www.niubniubsuniverse.com - Incredible custom dioramas for action figures... did I say incredible?
31) www.sillof.com - Incredible ... just look
32) www.erikstormtrooper.com - check out his custom stickers and backgrounds
33) www.ffurg.com - OLD site... but great custom info
34) www.sithfire.blogspot.com - Unbelievable work.  So good, you need to check out his tumblr (www.sithfire30.tumblr.com) and his flickr pages (www.flickr.com/photos/sith_fire30/)

Gaming sites
35) holonet.swrpgnetwork.com/content.php - RPGs... (I'm not a gamer, but I appreciate them)
36) www.swcombine.com - Star Wars Simulator... not sure how to describe
37) www.swtor.com - Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG... sweet
38) www.thestarwarsrp.com - Star Wars role play and discussion board

Fan Organizations and Costuming
39) www.501st.com - Worldwide charity and costuming Imperial group
40) www.astromech.net - Astromech builders club
41) www.firespray.net - Mandalorian Mercs (charity and costuming)
42) www.rebellegion.com - The "good guys" costuming group
43) www.padawansguide.com - (some links don't work, but good info on costumes)
44) www.thedentedhelmet.com - Boba Fett costuming and community

Commercial Sites
45) www.entertainmentearth.com/starwars.asp - Entertainment Earth's Star Wars Shop
46) www.brianstoys.com - Toy seller (and buyer)
47) www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/starwars/index.html - CN media and games
48) www.darkhorse.com/Zones/StarWars - Dark Horse Comics
49) www.starwars.hasbro.com - Hasbro... toys
50) www.heruniverse.com - Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) fangirl shop
51) www.jedi-robe.com - UK costume shop with an American link www.jedirobeamerica.com
52) www.lucasfilm.com - also including www.lucasarts.com ... but that link may not be around long
53) www.officialpix.com - Autographed pictures
54) www.starwars.lego.com - Lego sets, vids, games, etc.
55) www.thinkgeek.com/interests/starwars - If you've never been to think geek, do yourself a favor
56) www.ebay.com & www.etsy.com - look for star wars stuff... Lots of cool stuff out there to buy

Specialized Fan sites
57) www.droidsandewoks.weebly.com - Site dedicated to the Droids and Ewoks cartoons of the '80s
58) www.endorexpress.net - Disney and Star Tours
59) www.kuatengineer.webs.com - Fan films
60) www.photonovelalliance.com - Fan photo novels (don't know what a photo novel is?  check)
61) www.starwarsholidayspecial.com/ - The infamous Star Wars Holiday Special (info and media)
62) www.starwarz.com/starkiller/ - Star Wars script site
63) www.yakspub.com - Star Wars comedy webstrip... with action figures
64) www.bluemilkspecial.com - Comedy site
65) www.capnwacky.com/sw/ - Comedy site
66) www.bobafettfanclub.com - there are a lot of fan clubs for different characters

International Star Wars sites
67) www.galacticbinder.com/Non-English-Language/ - Non English Fan Site list
68) swnz.dr-maul.com/ - New Zealand fan site
69) www.jedinews.co.uk - UK fan site
70) www.mousedroid.com - Australian fan site
71) www.troopers.be - Belgian group - Check out the Prop Makers AWESOME!

Assorted Fan Sites
72) www.banthaskull.com
73) www.clubjade.net - Female Star Wars site
74) www.collectorscantina.com
75) www.creaturecantina.com
76) www.eucantina.net - Expanded Universe site
77) www.fullofsith.com
78) www.galacticbinder.com - Categorized bits of everything with tons of links to everything else
79) www.galactic-voyage.com
80) www.galactichunter.com ***
81) www.imperialholocron.com
82) www.imperialshipyards.com
83) www.jedidefender.com
84) www.jediinsider.com
85) www.jeditemplearchives.com
86) www.knightsarchive.com
87) www.oswcc.com - Ohio Star Wars Collector's Club ... with links to other area collector clubs
88) www.r2d2central.com - All things R2-D2
89) www.rebelscum.com ***
90) www.sirstevesguide.com
91) www.starwarsunderworld.com
92) www.starwarz.com ***
93) www.theforce.net
94) www.thejawa.com - www.sandtroopers.com - same link
95) www.yakface.com ***
96) www.yodasnews.com
97) www.ranchoobiwan.org - Steve Sansweet's massive collection that I will visit one day!!

Social Media - All your favorite characters, actors, fan sites, artists, etc. have pages... look them up.  This might be a good blog for another day..................
98) www.facebook.com
99) www.twitter.com
100) www.pinterest.com & www.tumblr.com

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