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Man dressed as Darth Vader attempts to rob convenience store, struck by salad dressing


A man in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, was charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon for attempting to rob a convenience store — dressed as Darth Vader.

According to ABC News, Jacob Mercer, age 32, carried a handgun into the Jacksonville Beach convenience store on Sunday evening and demanded money from the cashier. The store clerk refused to give Mercer — again, dressed as Darth Vader — the money, and threw a jar of salad dressing at his helmet. Mercer then ran out of the store, where witnesses saw him take off the helmet and reveal bleeding cuts on his face, before escaping in a car.

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Photographer chronicles ‘The Daily Life of Darth Vader’


Photographer Pawel Kadysz is capturing the everyday life of Darth Vader in pics — that is, if Darth Vader was living a “normal” life.

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Hot Topic, Her Universe use the Force in new ‘Star Wars’ fashion collection for women


As the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” premiere looms ever closer, Hot Topic has released a new line of women’s “Star Wars” apparel by Her Universe.

“This is just the beginning of what’s to come in 2016,” Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein explained to the Daily Dot. “We already have another ‘Star Wars’ fashion collection in development that is amazing and I really think it’s crazy how far Star Wars fashion has come over the past five years. I mean, we wanted a T-shirt five years ago and now we’re talking to Lucasfilm about full fashion collections. It’s exciting.”

The collection features designs based on characters from across the “Star Wars” universe and includes several dresses and jackets. The designs were inspired by Darth Vader (dress and jacket), BB-8 (jacket), Boba Fett (jacket), R2-D2 (sweater) and Princess Leia (dress), with a “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” tour shirt as well. Hit the jump to check out some photos of the collection.

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Roll like Darth Vader with these 14k gold ‘Star Wars’ cuff links


Sure, Darth Vader was unbearably annoying as a child and young adult, and a murderous tyrant throughout much of his later years, but he was a sharper dresser. He knew basic black is timeless, and a cape makes a statement.

So, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Sith Lord sporting these 14-karat gold Darth Vader cuff links from Nieman Marcus. He certainly had the ego for them, if not necessarily the cuffs. However, it’s tough to imagine Yoda strolling around, twirling his cane, while sporting gold cuff links made in his own likeness. He lives in a swamp, for goodness sake; he’s not that ostentatious.

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‘Star Wars’ characters reimagined as ancient Greek sculptures


The Star Wars saga is sometimes referred to as a “new mythology” or, more often, simply a modern classic. However, one artist has taken his praise for the franchise even further, reimagining some of its best-known characters as classic Greek sculptures.

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Is that R2-D2 fridge too pricey? Then how about a Darth Vader cooler?


The very expensive R2-D2 moving refrigerator may be the jewel in its Star Wars crown, but it certainly isn’t all that AQUA has to offer from a galaxy far, far away.

Take, for instance, the $356 Darth Vader mask cooler, which is actually a cooler shaped like the Sith Lord’s mask and not a cooler for his mask. It appears to hold just one can at a time, as opposed to R2-D2’s six-pack, but you get what you pay for, I suppose.

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Lenin statue transformed into Darth Vader in Ukraine


The reach of the Galactic Empire has extended far beyond the Outer Rim to Ukraine, where a statue of former Russian leader Vladimir Lenin has been transformed into a monument to Darth Vader.

Citing local reports, the Russian news agency TASS states the plaster statue resides at a factory in the port city of Odessa, where workers and local residents decided “it is time for new heroes.”

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Tiny ‘Star Wars’ speakers will surround you with sound, cuteness


If you’re crushed that the Kickstarter campaign for those swanky Star Wars helmet speakers was canceled, we may have some consolation. Some adorable consolation.

ThinkGeek is offering tiny rechargeable Bluetooth speakers featuring Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Chewbacca and Captain Phasma. Did we mention they’re armed? Adorably armed?

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It’s Darth Vader-turned-Tiki in artist’s Māori-style mask


If there’s one sure thing about Star Wars imagery, it’s that it very much holds up to varying interpretations — be it Shakespearean verses, clever children’s books or shower heads.

In that tradition, artist Mike “Nemo” Mendez has taken the instantly recognizable Darth Vader helmet and translated it into a Māori-style Tiki mask, as shown off on his Facebook page. It’s not the first pop culture icon that Mendez has given the Tiki treatment — he’s also constructed a Māori-style Iron Man mask.

Mendez’s work can be found on his website (though it hasn’t been updated since 2010) and Facebook page. More Māori-style Darth Vader images follow after the jump.

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With these ‘Star Wars’ shower heads, you’ll feel the Force (of the water)


While they may not be as unintentionally disturbing as those Darth Vader and Stormtrooper porch light covers, there’s something a little unsettling about these Star Wars shower heads.

Sure, they’re cool and all, but R2-D2 and Darth Vader just lurk there, staring, as you scrub your body. Now, we know Artoo can keep secrets: He’s seen things, and not even uttered a beep or a whirl to C-3PO. But Vader? He just watches with that hollow-eyed gaze as he rains down angry water and wonders where his tormented life went wrong.

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‘Star Wars’ light covers are a horrifying reminder of Battle of Endor


While I certainly understand the desire to proclaim your fandom from your front door, or to entertain the kids on Halloween, there’s something undeniably disturbing about these Star Wars Porch Light Covers from ThinkGeek.

The helmets of Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper are presented as morbid, glowing trophies mounted on pikes, a warning to Imperial forces that the Rebellion will not — cannot! — be stopped, and that the Snickers Minis are limited to one per trick-or-treater.

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‘Star Wars’ characters enjoy a vacation in these fun portraits


Beyond a couple of forays into dangerous bars, and Anakin and Padme unwatchable getaway to Naboo’s Lake Country, the Star Wars films haven’t offered much of a window into the characters’ leisure time. Granted, conquering galaxies and toppling evil empires doesn’t leave much of an opportunity for play.

And that’s a shame, really, because seeing how a Sith Lord or a Jedi Grand Master unwinds — does Darth Vader prefer chamomile to help him relax? — might provide insight into the characters. That’s where artist Kyle Hagey comes in, with this terrific series of images depicting Star Wars characters enjoying their down time.

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Rise, Lord Vader: ‘Anakin’ among top 1,000 baby names in U.S.

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Parents don’t always think through the names they give their children, sentencing them to years of schoolyard taunts or scatalogical rhymes. A name is a powerful thing that can shape how a child is perceived, and even what path he might take — in other words, his destiny.

So it’s perhaps understandable if we’re a little alarmed that the Star Wars-inspired “Anakin” was the 957th most popular name among boys last year in the United States, according to the Social Security Administration. You know, the horribly annoying kid from The Phantom Menace who grew up to be the horribly annoying man in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, who became Darth Vader, one of the greatest villains of all time?

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Darth Vader hot air balloon riiiiises in New Jersey sky


A Jedi Master or Sith Lord might use the Force  to levitate themselves, but this weekend, they’ll just need a little hot air.

The 33rd annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is under way, and this year’s special balloon designs include a pair of Star Wars-themed entries, with Yoda and Darth Vader vying for bragging rights as the show’s most popular.

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Artist turns driftwood into DC Comics and ‘Star Wars’ characters


While many of us might stumble across a piece of driftwood on the beach and simply see something to further clutter up our shelves or mantles, French artist Ann Foucher envisions whimsical characters like an ogre, a farmer, Batman and Robin, and Darth Vader (yes, the Dark Lord of the Sith can be whimsical; maybe).

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