Even if you've been living under the rock for the past year, it's safe to say you know that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is being released this week. And the promotional tie-ins have been, to put it mildly, extensive. Everything from cars to ice cream to makeup has been sold under the Star Wars moniker, and fans have been delighted by the wealth of consumer options. Of course, not every Star Wars item is going to be a hit; some, in fact, are downright bizarre. Here are a few of the weirdest pieces of Star Wars movie merchandise, available in a galaxy near you.
Disney... calm down. pic.twitter.com/MXFtzECoEx
— Austin Braun (@Braun23Austin) December 13, 2015
We're all in favor of getting more vitamin C into your diet, but we're failing to see the connection between delicious oranges and learning the Jedi way. Maybe it's a metaphor? If you're still feeling peckish for some healthy fandom treats, you can also get grapes and apples.
It would be great if someone could mass-produce Millenium Falcons (or at the very least pods so we could get to work in style), but for now we have to settle for the Officially Licensed line of Dodge vehicles. With an incredibly clever marketing campaign and some seriously sleek and Star Wars-worthy designs, this merchandise is so cool it might make you forget there weren't any Dodge vehicles in a galaxy far, far away.
Thanks Schick, my greatest fear is that while I'm shaving I will forget that Star Wars exists pic.twitter.com/56GPTA22lv — Tinselated Boat (@pixelatedboat) November 30, 2015
Considering the truly impressive facial hair of the beloved Obi-Wan Kenobi, it seems a little strange that there would be a razor tie-in. But Schick sees things differently, and now you can get a close shave without having to use your lightsaber.
Inflatable Christmas Darth Vader
16-Foot Inflatable Christmas Darth Vader #Awesome, #CoolGadgets, #Outdoor #technology #cool pic.twitter.com/dsiTfE3csc — Techesback (@Techesback) November 17, 2015
What could be a better gift for the Star Wars fan in your life than the much-anticipated release of The Force Awakens? Why, what about an inflatable Christmas Darth Vader, of course? The 16-foot figure comes holding a candy cane lightsaber--the perfect combination of festive fun and futuristic weaponry.
Darth Vader Toaster
— Studio 360 (@Studio360show) December 10, 2015
Which of us, while watching the classic original Star Wars trilogy, didn't look at the iconic villain Darth Vader and think, 'Gee, I wish I could eat toast from his head'? Well wait no longer, carb enthusiasts: now you can enjoy your breakfast straight from the head of the man who terrified a generation. And for added fun, each piece of toast that pops from this creatively-shaped toaster comes with the words Star Wars emblazoned on it. Part of an empire-fighting balanced breakfast.