Ralph McQuarrie is responsible for most of the iconic Star Wars imagery you know and love, but not all of his concept art made it to the screen. This hefty ceramic beer stein features his concept painting of Darth Vader’s castle. McQuarrie didn’t have the chance to finish it so it was completed by artist Paul Bateman for Celebration Europe II.
The only word to describe art like this is “epic”. If anything deserves to be on an elaborate stein, it’s this piece. Keep in mind that it’s only available in limited quantities. So go ahead, order one and then pour out 20oz and drink to McQuarrie and Darth Vader.
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Coming soon to our Nerd Approved Shop: use the powers of the dark side to open bottles of even darker ale with this solid metal Darth Vader bust. The opener measures 4″ and is equipped with magnets for easy fridge-stickage. If you prefer a member of the rebel alliance open your brew, check this out.
Pre-Order now for a January 2014 release.
Darth Vader Bottle Opener ($16)
And it’s zero calories, for Dark Side members who watch their weight.
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Surprisingly little is known about this Darth Vader mini fridge, except that it was created by artist Tom Sachs. But who cares? The photos are what’s really important anyway.
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Coming soon to our Nerd Approved Shop! Darth Vader is defeated and obviously broke, which must be why he is offering his services as a wine bottle opener – or it could just be a result of the “we’ll license anything” mentality of Disney and Lucasfilm.
Whatever the case, you can own it when it drops in August.
Star Wars Darth Vader Corkscrew—$21
Meet Darth Vector. He’s a lot like Darth Vader – he just has more lines. Etsy seller Kane Cali Designs created the 3-D line art of the Sith Lord for these mugs, and they are limited to a run of 100 pieces (each one is numbered). Unless you buy them for friends, no one you know will have a cup like this! Just remember, Vader likes coffee better than tea.
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Stupid.com is offering a selection Star Wars ceramic goblets featuring Yoda, Chewbacca and Darth Vader with giant, hollow heads and other disproportions that will make you think they were inspired by bobble head figures. Despite their appearance, they are touted as being “ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hand”, and come bearing the additional gift of two packs of Star Wars hot cocoa mix. Each figure is sold separately for $17.
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Because the one thing Darth Vader craves more than ruling the galaxy is pancakes. Yummy, sweet, delicious pancakes with butter and syrup. Hope he takes off those fancy Sith gloves first or he’s totally going to ruin them.
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This product must have been totally engulfed by the dark side, because details are damn near impossible to come by. All I could find is that it’s limited edition, and as I’m sure you’ve already guessed, from Japan.