Sunday, January 1, 2012

Odd Star Wars-themed merchandise

“Merchandising, merchandising, where the real money from the movie is made.”

That hard truth was spoken by Yogurt (Mel Brooks) in Spaceballs. For those who haven’t seen the movie (and if you haven’t, do it), Yogurt is supposed to like Yoda. That is, if Yoda took his own image, put it on a variety of merchandise and sold it. The items he talks about include breakfast cereal, a doll and, of course, a flamethrower (“The kids love this one, he said).

Many of us have sunk our hard-earned dollars into various Star Wars products. We consumers have so much to choose from to show our love for the saga. Some collect LEGO sets, while other make costumes and buy prop replicas.

For everyone awesome Star Wars product out there, there’s a weird one on the shelves. From robot swimsuits to fuzzy wookie hoodies, these are some of the odd items available around the internet.

Think Geek released a Tauntaun sleeping bag, which is a combination of awesome and oddness. It'd be fun to have as a kid, but that eye will never stop looking at you.

Then we have the J-Box R2 sauce dispenser. Looking at it I have to wonder how hard it is to clean.

One of the more disturbing items is the C-3PO tape dispenser. Placement of the tape roll aside, why is he screaming?

Apologies. You can't unlearn that image.

I admit, I'm not a zombie fan. That's not why this zombie poster of Empire Strikes Back is weird. Look at Han and Leia. Enough said.

There's really not much to say about the Lando Calrissian Disguise Kit. Is that a caterpillar on his nose? A bent cigar? Wouldn't a cape be more appropriate?

Happy New Year, everyone!

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