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2009-01-24 11:24:43

U.S. President Barack Obama is now available as a tie-wearing action figure battling Darth Vader with a light saber, a Japanese doll maker says. Gamu-Toys' Obama Action Man figurine also can battle against enemies, both foreign and domestic, with a samurai sword or, in a less bellicose stance, be posed casually with a coat jacket slung over his shoulder, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. The Japanese dolls are one-sixth scale, standing roughly 12 inches high, and come with plenty of...

2008-10-06 18:00:09

THERE was a space Odyssey yesterday as thousands of Star Wars followers gathered for a massive convention. Belfast's W5 went crazy when Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers landed. Owain Williams, from Newtownabbey, pictured, joined the villain and other characters from the George Lucas films. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-20 00:00:27

Characters from the classic Star Wars films touched down in Swansea to mark the opening of new animated film The Clone Wars - the latest in the series. It opened on Friday at the Odeon, which is where Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker chose to visit - and raised money for children's charity the NSPCC in the process. General manager Alex Jones said the event was part of the cinema chain's Fanatical About Film summer, and the children were encouraged to dress as their favourite Star Wars...

2008-07-29 15:00:48

By JONATHAN RENNIE and JAMES WATT THEY may make us recoil. . . but those big screen baddies keep bringing us back for more. Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia were the goodies, but let's be honest, everyone waits in keen anticipation for the 'dum dum de dum' score to begin and the sound of James Earl Jones' heavy breathing as Darth Vader comes into sight. And really, does Jodie Foster offer the thrills in The Silence of the Lambs or is it Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter? Film...

2008-07-27 00:00:29

His evil turn as psychotic psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter has earned Anthony Hopkins the crown of king of the villains. The Port Talbot-born legend has topped a UK poll to find the ultimate movie bad guy. Sir Anthony (pictured) was deemed the scariest, following the vote by more than 2,500 members of the online rental and entertainment site, Lovefilm.com. With a penchant for fava beans and chianti, Sir Anthony's unnerving Oscar-winning performance scared fans rigid with nearly a quarter...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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