|There is an aquarium shaped after Star Wars robot R2-D2 that can apparently “hold 6.6 liters of water and comes with waterproof foliage that will provide your fish with a suitably relaxing aquatic environment” / Photo by: William Tung via Wikimedia Commons|
Now that we’re entering Star Wars season with the final installment of the Skywalker saga on the way to theaters, a new spin-off series about one of the most well-known Star Wars races—the Mandalorian—and a whole host of other shows to come in the future, it’s nice to take a look back on some amazing items that the franchise has brought into the world.
These collectibles will wow you, make your brows furrow, or even make you go “of course that’s a thing” not necessarily in that order. This merchandise still screams “Star Wars” and is thus justly appreciated as such. Without further ado, here are some obscure items that have been produced in the franchise’s obvious long run.
Do you want your fishes to look cool and out of this world? That’s exactly what the R2-D2 aquarium is for, for all that indoor, underwater wonders. Listed by website Hypable, this little piece of amazing merch is valued at a cheap $79.95—a good grab considering it also comes with a mood light. How cool is that?
Added gaming website GameSpot, the aquarium can also apparently “hold 6.6 liters of water and comes with waterproof foliage that will provide your fish with a suitably relaxing aquatic environment.”
Star Wars Fishing Equipment
For many people, having Star Wars everything usually only means that you probably one too many socks with the Stormtrooper helmet etched into them or maybe your table runner is stylistically exactly like the opening crawl or whatever, but this fishing equipment takes everything up a notch by also keeping you company with characters from the cult classic on standby as you wait for fish to take the bait from your, of course, lightsaber-themed fishing rod.
Princess Leia Bearded Dragon Costume
At some point, someone in some part of the world owned a bearded dragon. And while taking care of this bearded dragon, this person thought it would absolutely be wonderful if the little had its very own Princess Leia costume. If that’s not the explanation, then there probably isn’t much else because this Princess Leia bearded dragon costume exists and, well, it’s weird but one hundred percent adorable. According to sci-fi, horror, and fantasy genre news website Syfy Wire, the costume is obviously adorable but also comes with a lightsaber so your lizard can well and truly defend her friends and the Rebel Alliance.
|One fishing equipment takes everything up a notch by also keeping you company with characters from the cult classic on standby due to its lightsaber-themed fishing rod / Photo by: Santeri Viinamäki via Wikimedia Commons|
In the strangest cases, whatever item with the name of a popular franchise on a box will likely sell. Why not? The air around Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie was once sold for a hefty amount of money, so how is “The Force” being purchased for $12.95 on eBay any different? The answer? It isn’t. The thing is, this “The Force” is a scam if anyone’s ever seen one. Why, you ask? Well, because the box is empty. Now, they might argue that it all depends on your imagination, but if it’s just stale air anyway, why not just whip up the Force all around you in the stale air so you don’t have to pay $12.95?
Jar Jar Binks Candy Tongue
Let’s face it, absolutely no one really likes Jar Jar Binks. Except in his own silly way, he has become partially relevant to the prequel trilogy. We give him that, but nothing else. Now, if you personally like Jar Jar Binks and would not mind, ahem, “liking” him even more, then the Jar Jar Binks Candy Tongue is just for you, aka, Pez dispenser from Star Wars hell.
According to GameSpot, this disturbing merch dispenses candies in the shape and appearance of Jar Jar’s tongue, which users will have to pluck from the Gungan’s flabby mouth. If all those descriptions haven’t put you off already, we salute you!
|Let’s face it, absolutely no one really likes Jar Jar Binks. Except in his own silly way, he has become partially relevant to the prequel trilogy / Photo by: istolethetv via Flickr|
Furry and made of plastic, the Wookiee Crocs looks like it’s not so off-putting except it actually kind of is. How do you feel about shoving your feet into a potentially sweltering shoebox? Yeah, well, doesn’t sound that appealing, is it? Nevertheless, this thing actually exists under the trademark of Crocband™ Star Wars™ Chewbacca™ Fuzz Lined Clog, according to Hypable.
C-3PO Tape Dispenser
Sometimes the weirdest merch can also be the most strangely endearing. For this weird C-3PO item, there are simply a lot of questions needing answers. Hypable’s personal questions are why is it a tape? And why did the design feature have C-3PO sitting—riding—on the tape? Whatever the reason, it looks like a good, if slightly ironic, grab. It was also released in 1981, added GameSpot, which probably explains the inherent weirdness of it.
What’s a little more surprising, though, is the fact that this beauty will easily set you back some $200 on eBay, which is honestly just genuinely surprising.
Of course, for the truly diehard Star Wars fans, everything in this list is a must-have.