Le Creuset has a Star Wars cookware line and it is adorable

I have to admit I’ve found this year’s Force Friday offerings a little lackluster. Now granted, as longtime readers know, I’m no collector – but I do love me some unusual products, and we haven’t really seen any for The Rise of Skywalker – until today. And that is, the Star Wars x Le Creuset Collection.

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Triple Force Friday will launch product reveals on Thursday livestream

Speaking of Force Friday, StarWars.com rolls in this morning with the news that a product launch livestream is coming Thursday. Here’s the teaser, featuring a few familiar faces:

Warwick Davis will host the live portions from Pinewood Studios in London, though I would be shocked if Galaxy’s Edge doesn’t make an appearance somehow.

The first wave of products for the three big launches coming later this year – The Mandalorian, The Rise of Skywalker, and video game Jedi: Fallen Order – will all be in stores October 4, but this will be our first (official) look at some of them.

There are actual Star Wars Barbies and they are amazing

I have no idea how this happened, but Mattel is putting out three Star Wars Barbies. Yes, Mattel. Yes, Barbies.

They’re fancy collectors editions that reimagine three iconic A New Hope looks through a high-fashion lens and they cost $100 each, so yes: Collectors items. But honestly, I mostly just enjoy the fact that they exist at all.

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Have a plush Darth Maul your way at Celebration Chicago

StarWars.com has a first look at 30 of the official store’s sure-to-be-many-more-than-that exclusives, with the highlight being a $30 Darth Maul plush that comes with three interchangable legs, because why wouldn’t he? There’s also plush convorees, lothwolves, and gorgs that are also puppets, plus the expected variety of t-shirts and other wearables.

But my other pick is this Death Star “succulent planter,” because it’s just so very random.

Bye bye tiny BB-8s: Sphero drops out of licensed toy business

One of the most delightful bits of merchandise to come out of the sequel era is no more: Sphero is dropping out of the the licensed product market, which means there won’t be any further BB-8s, BB-9Es or R2-D2s out of the company. They’ll continue to support the apps for two years.

The company sold “millions” of BB-8s, their first Star Wars toy, but “the licensed toy business required more resources than it was worth,” per The Verge.