This week in 'Star Wars' news: classic memorabilia from the movies being auctioned

"Star Wars: A New Hope" stormtrooper helmet on display at 'Return Of The Nigo,' the first auction of "Star Wars" collectibles at Sotheby's on Dec. 2, 2015 in New York City. (Steve Mack/Getty)

Can you believe that Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres in less than two weeks? With the highly-anticipated film soon to arrive in theaters, it's important for fans to familiarize themselves with all the frozen foods, memorabilia auctions and other fun news items that've recently happened in the intergalactic movie universe.

Here's what happened this week in Star Wars:

  • Sotheby's is auctioning off classic memorabilia in the first Star Wars auction in New York City until Dec. 11. Unfortunately, Sotheby's does not accept Republic credits for purchasing items.


  • Canadian Jawa plush toy with tag on display at "Return Of Nigo," the first auction of "Star Wars" collectibles at Sotheby's on Dec. 2, 2015 in New York City.

    Signed "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith" Darth Vader helmet on display at the first auction of "Star Wars" collectibles at Sotheby's on Dec. 2, 2015 in New York City.

    Signed "Star Wars" Luke Skywalker lightsaber on display at "Return Of Nigo,'" the first auction of "Star Wars" collectibles at Sotheby's on Dec. 2, 2015 in New York City.


  • Mark Hamill ditched his lightsaber and dressed up as a stormtrooper to interact with guests and performers on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles.


  • Good Morning America celebrated Star Wars every day this past week. One of the most memorable moments was when John Boyega did a hilarious impression of Pinocchio from Shrek.



  • A father and son got some Star Wars bonding time when they set up their stormtrooper toys to make it look as if they were building a Christmas tree in this funny photo series.



  • Brooklyn, N.Y. ice cream shop Ample Hills Creamery released two Star Wars-themed flavors, The Light Side and The Dark Side. Here's director J.J. Abrams with a scoop of the frozen space treat.


  • A financial engineering professor at Washington University in St. Louis argued in a paper that the rebels destroying the Death Star would have lead to an economic depression across the galaxy

  • Daisy Ridley posted to Instagram an image of the movie's cast on the cover of Rolling Stone.


  • A new look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere Sunday night during ABC Family's Behind the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters.



  • This Star Wars cake is royally awesome. A girl requested and received a specially-designed Princess Chewbacca cake for her birthday party.


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