I have never seen the appeal of this, even in fannish form, but if you really want every random tailgater to know the exact size and makeup of your family, you can now say it in Star Wars. There are plenty of options for fans of all stripes, and they are kind of cute, I guess.
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.
They’re not available for order yet, but I, for one, will be watching… (via)
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.
I feel quite safe in saying that Santa Maul would not approve of the R2-D2 Can Cooler. Bubba Fett, however, will love it. (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!