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Just when you thought Irregular Choice‘s Star Wars shoes couldn’t get any wackier than those lightsaber heels or fuzzy Chewbacca boots, the U.K. company has summoned Darth Vader. And the Dark Lord appears ready to party.
The first sneakers, high-top or otherwise, in the collection, the R-Series Vader trainers are — as you can see — so far over the top that they’d turn heads at Jabba’s Palace.
This seems like the perfect gift for a certain brooding First Order leader with a penchant for creepy nostalgia and violent outbursts (hint: his name rhymes with Milo Penn). Yes, it’s a Darth Vader helmet covered with python skin.
Considering what happened to Anakin Skywalker during his little weekend getaway to Mustafar, these Darth Vader barbecue tongs are either a more than little cruel or pretty darned funny, depending upon which side of the Force you fall on. In either case, they’re perfect.
Modeled after the Sith Lord’s lightsaber, these tongs are — as ThinkGeek so eloquently puts it — “a grilling implement for a more civilized age.” Blasters are little help when it comes time to turn that meat patty or move a chicken leg off a hotspot. But this lightstaber? It’s all you need.
If Han Solo can survive carbon freezing with only temporary side effects, surely the ol’ scoundrel can endure being turned into solid gold. Right?
JerryRigEverything puts that to the test with a LEGO Star Wars minifigure, under Darth Vader’s watchful eye, of course. In the video below, the jeweler shows how he encased the tiny Corellian pilot in plaster, in a scene reminiscent of The Empire Strikes Back, then vaporized the figure in a 2,000-degree furnace. Luckily, that last part never occurred to the Sith Lord or Jabba the Hutt.
Whether you think this ranks among the best or most ridiculous Star Wars merchandise of all time will depend entirely on how much enjoyment you’ll get from saying “I find your lack of toothpicks disturbing.” Over and over again, until no one ever wants one of your damned toothpicks.
Produced by Bandai, the Darth Vader ToothSaber — yes, that’s what it’s called! — is a toothpick dispenser so absurdly genius that I can’t believe no one has offered them before.
When nearly 18 inches of snow fell earlier this week on Rochester, New York, Rebekah Ford didn’t complain. Instead, she built a monument to the villains of Star Wars.
Carving a snow bank into a sculpture that one person likened to “an evil Mount Rushmore,” Ford paid tribute to Darth Vader, Kylo Ren and a Stormtrooper. “When Rochester gives you snow,” she wrote, “JOIN THE DARK SIDE.”
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Photographer Pawel Kadysz is capturing the everyday life of Darth Vader in pics — that is, if Darth Vader was living a “normal” life.