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Moleskine’s new Star Wars notebook prompts origami space battle

Fans of Moleskine notebooks have one more reason to fly their geek flag with the company’s new line of licensed, limited-edition Star Wars notebooks, and while that’s all well and good, it’s the way they announced the line that really caught our attention.

In a promotional video created for the line (embedded below), a massive space battle between origami TIE fighters and various other Star Wars spacecraft is waged via stop-motion animation and pages torn from Moleskine notebooks. The cool, 52-second video is the creation of director Alex Orlowski, writer Daniela Fuggetta, and stop-motion animator Lula Gomez, with audio effects by Solo Studios.

If the video did its job and has you craving one of the notebooks, you can pick one up in either a Rebel Alliance or Empire theme — but let’s face it, you’ll probably end up with both. Here are all the necessary details from the Moleskin website:

The inside pocket contains a reproduction of the original 1977 poster by the Brothers Hildebrandt. The cover images, in silver or bronze, are made using the debossing technique, with two different variants: the famous “jump into hyperspace” with the stretching stars, and the opening “title crawl”, with 3D words floating in outer space.

The notebooks come in both pocket-sized and journal sizes, with ruled or unlined paper. The pocket-size versions are currently selling for $14.95, and the journals come with a $19.95 price tag.

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