May the Fourth be With You: Ten weird pieces of Star Wars memorabilia
When George Lucas created Star Wars he had no idea it was going to become the phenomenon that it did. In fact, if it wasn't for the dedicated merchandising work of Howard Roffman that caused the resurgence of popularity, we may not have ever seen revival of the brand. However, where there is success in a franchise, there's strange licensing decisions. Below you'll find some of our favorites from the massive catalog.
10. Darth Vader Toaster
At some point in recent history, someone out there figured out you could brand toast with pictures of things. Subsequently, we've had a slew of toaster-related branding, and since Star Wars is built on branding, we had to get one. Cue a "dark side of the toast" joke. (via Star Wars Shop).
9. Jedi Bath Robes
Why lounge around after a shower looking like a run-of-the-mill scumbag when you can dry off in style? Bonus points to anyone capable of acting out duel fantasies for Star Wars and The Big Lebowski. (via Think Geek).
8. Pet Costumes
If your animal isn't already miserable enough walking around in the hand-knit sweater you have it in, perhaps you'd like to embarrass "Sparky" more by putting it in a Princess Leia costume. Our challenge to you: Take your dog out today, dressed in one of these costumes. (via Think Geek).
7.Lando Calrissian Disguise Kit
This one could border on being very, very not politically correct, but it turns out it's just a moustache (via Star Wars Shop).
6. C3PO Backpack
When we go shopping for a backpack, we really only look for something that can hold our crap. This one doesn't appear to be able to hold much of anything, but it will make you look like a freak when you're walking down the street. Perhaps if you plan on dressing as Chewbacca for Halloween this makes sense, but otherwise, we don't really see any use in it, unless you really just want to carry around your iPad in a ridiculous case. (via Think Geek).