With Force Friday II in the rear view mirror, many fans are split on some of the new products that have been released.
While some people love getting their hands on movie merchandise, many of them will question the quality of some of these items…and rightly so.
While collecting merchandise has always been a huge part of the Star Wars experience for many fans, some of the products that have been marketed to us have been of questionable quality.
Here for your reading (dis) pleasure are the top 5 weirdest Star Wars items!
5. Jar Jar Tongue toy
Jar Jar Binks is one of those characters that makes you wonder why he was written into the saga in the first place and is still used as a scapegoat for those who like to point out the prequel’s flaws. With that being said, something we can all agree on is we never wanted to get this up close and personal with him! A sure fire hit though…with perverts!
Brrrr. Nightmare fuel.
4. Black Burger
Most companies at least try to package their food in colourful wrappers and use appetising ingredients to make the food POP! And of course, what’s a more appealing look for your dinner than BLACK F******G BREAD!?
The French burger chain Quick (quick, where’s the toilet?) cooked up this “tasty” little morsel named Dark Vador (erm, why?) to tie in with the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D. Needless to say, it wasn’t a hit with the fans. Nor was the burger.
On a personal note, I have eaten in a Quick joint, but for legal reasons, I’ll keep my opinions to myself.
3. Star Wars Produce
This entry isn’t about a specific product, but more about when you’re walking through your local super-market and you see Kylo Ren’s face plastered on a bag of oranges and want to stick rusty forks in your eyes.
The Star Wars franchise is a merchandising machine, we know that, but sometimes it’s reach can extend way too far by putting your favourite characters on all kinds of crap. From lunch boxes, to tooth brushes, to backside paper and even that pack of unsavoury looking raisins inside your lunch box. Sometimes they can really miss the mark.
The thing is though, it works. My eyes are always drawn to anything with the Star Wars logo on, even to the point where I pick it up, 9 times out of ten I don’t even want the bloody thing!
2. Episode III Barf Bag
While Revenge of the Sith wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea, I think this move was taking the hate for the movie way too far. by making a vomit catcher in it’s honour.
I’m not sure there’s any worse objects they could have picked to promote the film on. Was the toilet paper and commemorative life vest already taken?
1. C3-PO Tape Dispenser
Let me start off this entry by saying. not only does this product chill me to the marrow, but how thankful I am that this wasn’t one of C3-PO’s many functions in the movies, Whoever the marketing genius was behind this frankly disturbing product, either needed to be fired or given a promotion. I can’t decide which. The only true travesty here is that this work of art wasn’t on our shelves for Force Friday.
Let us know what your least favourite products are in the common section below and as always, MTFBWY!
Written by Tyler Bucks