“Hello. My name is Luke Skywalker. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
Who hasn’t thought of that classic declaration of paternal revenge when Luke faced Emperor Palpatine? (And be honest: we never actually SAW his hands under those robes, so he could have had 6 fingers!) Well, now there’s a t-shirt that lets you proudly proclaim your support for the biggest “Fight that Might Have Been” since Supes and Spidey took it outside.
In one corner, wearing black with a black helmet, hailing from a galaxy far, far away: Darth “It is your destiny” Vader! In the other corner, direct from Florin, wearing black with a black eye mask: the Dread Pirate Roberts! Gentlemen, let’s keep this a fair fight: no midichlorians, no iocane powder.
Yes, it’s a match-up for the ages as these two bad guys (who are deep down good guys) square off to see who wins the right to be called the Original Man in Black. Darth may have his lightsaber, but remember: never count out the Dread Pirate Roberts, who can come back to life as long as he’s only mostly dead.
Get one of these Dread Pirate Roberts vs. Darth Vader shirts for your favorite Princess Bride / Star Wars fanatic and watch the “who woulda won” discussions begin!
I cannot be the only one that’s ever wondered whether the Jedi and Sith respectively ever innovated a few unique lightsaber functions. This gem proves I’m not.
These Star Wars lightsaber chopsticks are geeky, stylish, and nicely detailed. Each of the six character-specific designs – Darth Vader (red), Yoda (green), Luke Skywalker (blue and green versions), Darth Maul (red), and Mace Windu (purple) – actually bear each owner’s unique handle markings, to admirable accuracy. Bonus: the Darth Maul chopsticks snap together to form a dual-sided red lightsaber. Potentially good for food stabbing – not particularly useful for chopsticking!
Sure, saying that the Lucas Films, Ltd. official endorsement brands this as another questionable cash-grab would be easy. But I just can’t lie: I almost want to buy the purple Mace Windu set so that I can find out once and for all if his handle bears the “Bad Motherf***er” inscription (supposedly included on Samuel L. Jackson’s movie-used model as a thank you from Lucas).
Since there seems to be a small Star Wars kick going on around Geek Gems, I figured I should find a neat little Star Wars item to throw into the mix!
My days, weeks, and months of searching were finally put to an end when I was lead to this amazing chibi-esque Darth Vader alarm clock lamp! It even has chubby little body that makes up the base of the lamp and makes Darth look super-huggable and both kid and adult friendly. The dark lamp shade could also provide some appropriate evil lighting, since it appears to be tinted and all.
A plain Darth Vadar lamp would have been cool enough, but don’t have to worry about finding an alarm clock to set next to this little guy. This lamp has a digital alarm clock right on its torso! It’s also able to play music from your MP3 player through its speakers, meaning you could have him blast out the Imperial March every time somebody enters the room he inhabits, or humiliate him by playing Ke$ha through his speakers, or even JarJar quotes. Now … somebody find an MP3 of Darth saying “I am your father”. That’s my kind of wake-up call!
One of Geek Gems’ most popular posts has long been the Baby Star Wars Art Prints; knowing so many of our visitors are looking for Star Wars baby stuff makes me a little melty on the inside (geeky parents, FTW!) So I’ve collected a plethora of awesome baby Star Wars themed items to share – from artwork and decor, to clothing and costumes, and even more. Enjoy!
Etsy’s artisans never fail to impress when it comes to putting a unique spin on a pop culture classic. Sure, you could decorate a nursery or toddler’s room with Star Wars prints and posters, but whimsy is never out of place in your little one’s bedroom. While GinormousRobot’s prints will always be a favorite, these Star Wars baby art selections have charm to spare!
A Star Wars nursery theme would be incomplete without adorable bedding to go with. While most of these sheet sets are too large for typical crib/toddler mattresses, Star Wars fabric is very hard to come by these days, so they could easily be resized to fit your needs. Or pull a reverse Julie Andrews and turn one set into curtains!
Honoring your love for all things Vader & Co doesn’t mean you’re relegated to decor; get interactive with the Star Wars ABC book (“S is for Stormtrooper!”) and the adorable Star Wars plush figures. Just try not to squee over squishy Yoda. We dare you! And when it comes time to introduce your little one to grown up food, you won’t have to “use the Force” to get them to eat with the Star Wars plate and bowl set.
Remember when you first saw your baby pictures and were mortified at the crazy outfits your parents put you in? (I’m still coping with that “Scarlett as pumpkin” photo.) Well, somehow that clarity goes out the window when you’re the parent and you see something as freakishly adorable as these Princess Leia and Yoda hats. “So warm, my head is!”
Wrapping up our roundup are the baby Star Wars costumes collection (choose from Darth Vader, R2D2, Yoda and Princess Leia) and my personal favorite, these Star Wars onesies that are a mixture of bad-ass and super-sweet. The creator of the R2D2 style also has several others in a whimsical kawaii style that are well worth a look!
“Need” or “usefulness” just doesn’t enter into some things’ appeal. Every now and then, that little sensible voice that talks you down from an indulgent-spending high just yammers incessantly until you say “I’m sorry, Jiminy Conscience. I wasn’t paying attention at all. I was too busy trying to sell my gall bladder on Bucks4Bladders.com to cover my walking, talking, voice command R2D2.” Sure, it’s $199.95. Sure, that’s almost half my monthly bills. But it’s a 15″ detail-perfect robotic R2D2 that obeys over 40 voice commands! You just can’t slap a price tag on potential entertainment like this.
Owners of children (and small, mild-mannered pets) will get their money’s worth from this headstrong little droid’s motion sensors. R2 plays tag by searching out people in a room using an infrared sensor. His motion sensor also lets him either follow behind anyone or when he’s stationary, can be used as a motion-activated alarm. That’ll teach the kids to go on a pre-Yuletide present scouting expedition.
Play with the little fellow’s moods while you’re at it. He apparently sometimes gets a little pissy, but snaps to if you just admonish him with an “R2, behave yourself!” Then perk him right up by having him dance to cantina band music, asking him a few “yes” or “no” question to answer or just letting him replay some choice Star Wars sound clips.
If that doesn’t convince you, I have only one question: what’s the market value these days of giving a confused chihuahua a lifelong nervous twitch?