LG and Lucasfilm have just announced an unlikely tie up in the shape of a limited edition Star Wars OLED TV.
Built around a fully featured LG OLED65C2 – one of the brand’s very latest mid-range 65-inch OLED models, complete with a new high-brightness ‘Evo’ panel – the Star Wars TV will carry a number of unique features to forge its connection with the Star Wars universe.
For starters, this is one TV box you definitely won’t want to throw away after you’ve taken the TV out of it, as it’s adorned with the Star Wars logo and a high quality image of Darth Vader wielding a lightsaber.
The TV’s chassis enjoys a Star Wars redesign, too, with the Galactic Empire emblem etched into its back panel. Then there’s the ‘Magic’ remote control, which as well as featuring a Star Wars logo also turns into a darkside lightsaber (kind of) thanks to some subtle red LED lighting down its side.
The onscreen cursor LG’s webOS operating system uses when you’re using the brand’s point and click menu navigation system has been turned into a light-sabre graphic, while the TVs’ built-in galleries of digital artworks (which you can use as ‘screensavers’) will include two exclusive collections of Star Wars image galleries. The Conceptual Designs will feature a selection of conceptual Star Wars artworks and original storyboards, while The Journey Of Darth Vader will include things like movie posters and frames from key Darth Vader scenes.
Easily my favourite thing about the LG Star Wars TV, though, is the promise that you’ll hear Darth Vader’s breathing every time you turn the TV on. Proper dream come true stuff, that one. And I’m not even kidding.
If your inner Vader simply has to have an LG Star Wars OLED TV, you need to know that only 501 are going to be made. Exact details of pricing and availability of this seriously limited edition run have yet to be confirmed, but we do know the sets will be exclusively available in the US, via LG’s US website. In fact, LG has set up this dedicated page already where you can register your interest in receiving more details.
Given how few samples will be going on sale, plan b if you want to at least see one of LG’s Star Wars TVs in the flesh is to visit LG’s exhibit at the Star Wars Celebration that’s running at the Anaheim Convention Center from now through to May 29.