This Star Wars-Themed Plane Is a Superfan’s Dream Come True (PHOTOS)

11/13/2015 at 04:14 PM ET

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It’s no Death Star, but then again, would you really feel safe flying on something called the Death Star?

On Thursday, the hotly anticipated Star Wars-themed plane — All Nippon Airways’ ANA R2-D2 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft — was on display for the first time at Singapore’s Changi Airport, and the details are spectacular.

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The entire aircraft is painted in the likeness of R2D2, and flight attendants are equipped with lightsabers (because of course). The plane made its first Asian stop outside of Japan on Thursday, and our fingers are crossed that Star Wars-themed aircrafts will become the norm for all air travel.



The plane is just the latest development in the ever-growing world of fan experiences, products and foods available to superfans, as people grow ever-more excited for the upcoming release of The Force Awakens.


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For example: You could eat exclusively Yoda-shaped noodles for the next few months if you wanted to. Star Wars mania is officially in full force.

—Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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