PowerA has created these licensed Star Wars cases for the iPhone 4/4s. Artoo and Threepio are limited edition and textured – presumably the Threepio and Vader ones will be, too. (Yakface has close-ups.) Those are $39.99, while the poster ones are $29.99, pretty standard pricing for cases.
These lightsaber toothbrushes from Gum come complete with LED lights to light up the ‘blade’ and make sure your padawan brushes for at least a full minute. Of course.
We’ve had a run of absolutely ridiculous and obscenely priced ‘wacky’ merchandise, so here’s something that really is just silly: An alarm clock based on the training remote from A New Hope. You throw it to deactivate the alarm, which is probably safer than swinging at it with a lightsaber. Or so I hope. (via)
Leave it to Japan… A company over there is producing gold and silver sculptures of Artoo and Threepio – actual gold and silver – for the 35th anniversary of Star Wars. According to Highsnobiety, they go for $1,800 and $6,000 USD, limited to 35 each, and will be available in May.
So, for $6,000 you can get a life-sized Darth Malgus… Or a gold Threepio? No idea how big these things are, but clearly there are way too many overly-solvent Star Wars fans out there, and Lucasfilm (or someone…) is fully committed to parting them from that money. Bless.
Well, of course there’s a lightsaber night light. Of course.
Now, if you’ve paid any attention around here, you’d no I have little to no use for anything having to do with Star Wars gaming. So, needless to say, I am not particularly impressed with this $6000 life-sized statue of Old Republic Vader wannabee Darth Malgus. This goes beyond wacky, right into Frames territory. Though, honestly, if I had that much money to waste on absurdly expensive Star Wars merchandise, I’d rather have a set of Frames. Or two.
Malgus, for what it’s worth, was the star of a novel, Paul Kemp’s The Old Republic: Deceived.
Got a kid, or kid-sized feet? Want shoes a little less, shall-we-say, collectible than the Adidas line? Well nerds, Stride Rite has you covered with a variety of Star Wars shoes for children and toddlers, including a few light-up pairs like the one above. (via)
Joining the latest parade of Phantom Menace tie-ins is Gogurt, which is packaging their yogurt in glow-in-the-dark lightsaber packaging. Neat, sure. Until you get to the part where they call it a ‘Slurp Saber,’ at which everyone with a remotely dirty mind facepalms their brains out. Way to go, marketing geniuses!