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This Darth Vader bouquet may choke up that special someone


With Valentines Day rapidly approaching, it’s important to remember: Nothing says “I love you” like a plush symbol of the Galactic Empire’s might.

Of course, if your significant other is a Star Wars fan, this Darth Vader bouquet will probably make a bigger impact than roses (and it’ll definitely last longer).

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These gorgeous ‘Star Wars’ sculptures would be at home in a museum


Your Star Wars fan cave may be tastefully decorated with framed movie posters and home to the only the rarest of action figures, but it may that special something that only these beautiful villain sculptures can provide.

Crafted from combinations of bronze, brass and dolomite by Hong Kong design studio Hidden Lab, these museum-quality busts of Darth Vader, Boba Fett and a Stormtrooper are even licensed by Lucasfilm.

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Write like a Jedi (or a Sith) with this $25,000 lightsaber pen


These Star Wars lightsaber fountain pens would make great conversation pieces, no doubt, but it’s difficult to imagine ever actually writing with one or — heaven forbid! — lending one to a friend. You see, they’re limited editions, priced at about $25,000 each.

Sold by S.T. Dupont, the Darth Vader- and Yoda-themed pens are made of bronze, with black lacquer, palladium and rhodium, and feature 2-carat topaz crystals. Better still, they levitate on their display stands, with the help of magnets.

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Spend eternity on the Dark Side in one of these ‘Star Wars’ urns


In the buildup to the release of The Force Awakens, we’ve seen an avalanche of unusual Star Wars merchandise — mostly licensed, but some not — ranging from custom pianos and a diamond-encrusted BB-8 to a Han Solo blaster flask and unintentionally creepy shower heads. However, these Star Wars urns may claim the title of strangest tie-ins, all while causing us to dwell on our own mortality. Or at least Darth Vader’s.

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Watch Darth Santa unleash the power of the Dark Side … on Christmas


Don’t let the festive Santa hat and candy-cane lightsaber fool you: Darth Vader is no jolly old Sith.

In fact, the former Anakin Skywalker despises Christmas even more than he dislikes sand, as he clearly demonstrates in this (anti-) holiday short, “Darth Santa.”

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Gingerbread Darth Vader finds your lack of frosting disturbing


The force is strong with this gingerbread creation. Caroline Eriksson, a 3-D artist from Oslo, Norway has created a perfect Darth Vader statue made out of gingerbread.

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Want Darth Vader’s melted helmet? Nothing will stand in your way

From the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer

From the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer

Kylo Ren has emerged as the mysterious, murderous and moping bad boy of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, what with the mask, the distinctive (and divisive) lightsaber and the unhealthy obsession with Darth Vader. Now you can channel just a little of that mystique with your own miniature version of Darth Vader’s melted helmet.

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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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