Her Universe SDCC 2011: BSG, STAR WARS
Ashley Eckstein doesn't just fight back the Sith and the evil droid army as Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. She also fights the misconception that all geeks are – and thus all geek apparel should be made for – male. After designing her clothing and accessory line, "Her Universe" based solely off the Star Wars license, Eckstein announced an expansion into Syfy properties in the fall of 2010. Now, at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2011, those first pieces are premiering. “I am so excited to be partnering with Syfy as they are a television destination for millions of fangirls,” said Ashley Eckstein in a press release. “As women, we are passionate about our favorite shows and characters and we want to show off that passion by the items we wear. Now, just like Star Wars, all of the female Syfy fans will have some feminine and fashionable pieces made just for them.” The first Syfy items focus primarily on the popular Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show featured a dismal journey through space as humanity tried to survive after a horrific attack by a race of intelligent robots called Cylons, including new versions that looked and acted human. A shirt featuring the "skin-job" Cylons' glowing red spine, seen as an early indicator on the show that those characters weren't human, is the first piece of apparel offered by Her Universe. They're also bringing a limited edition "Cylon Toaster" (toasters being a derogatory term for the robots used by some humans) pendant necklace to launch the new set. In addition to BSG, Her Universe will also offer t-shirts of the popular campy Syfy film Sharktopus, marking their first t-shirts made for both men and women. All this doesn't mean Eckstein is leaving Star Wars behind, though. In addition to the recently premiered items offered in conjunction with the relaunch of the "Star Tours" rides at Disney parks in the US, Her Universe is offering a new Star Wars charm bracelet, including a convention exclusive "Naboo" charm. Fans not attending the show don't need to worry though, as aside from the exclusives, these items will go onsale on HerUniverse.com simultaneously with the launch on-site at SDCC. Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!
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