Some merchandising ideas are just too good to leave unmade, and this design for a Death Star Slurpee cup by Dave Delisle needs to be a real product. This cool cup would fly off shelves wherever it’s sold. It’s so simple and genius that maybe Stormtroopers would make a custom straw hole part of their armor.
(Dave’s Geeky Ideas via Technabob)
Where the Rebel Alliance had to organize a military campaign to bring about the demise of the Death Star, these pops will allow you to do the job all by yourself, with your mouth acting as the weapon of destruction:
They are beautifully created by hand. The mold I use is unique and hand crafted, allowing for no seems. Each side is poured independently and is completely smooth all the way around. The front of the lollipop is a proprietary blend of Isomalt, Sugar and Corn Syrup. This blend produces superb clarity. The backside is poured with a mixture of corn syrup and sugar, color black.
In case you were wondering, the Death Star is flavored like marshmallow, suggesting a partnership of evil between the dark side and Stay Puft.
Product Page: ($12 via GA)
You may remember this from my previous post back in July, which either sent you scrambling for your wallet or muttering profanities because you don’t live in Japan. If you were one of the pissed, you’ll be happy to know that you can now make Death Star ice spheres in the states thanks to this offering from ThinkGeek. I bet you wish it was summer now.
Product Page: ($10)
If Stormtroopers tossed back brews at the end of a long hard day avoiding Force hugs from Darth Vader, you know they’d go for something in the stout department. I love this idea as a t-shirt, but I really want to print it out and re-label all the beers in my fridge.
Product Page ($24.54 via The Drunken Moogle)
If you’re at Celebration VI then you can buy this right now! Otherwise, you can sign up to be emailed when this is available at ThinkGeek in just a few days. Then you can brew a nice cuppa and imagine the Death Star is trying to blow up the planet that is your mug. It even comes with a TIE fighter to dangle over the side so it doesn’t get stuck in there. I wonder—if I brew the official Star Trek Earl Grey Tea in this, would that be like crossing the streams? Will the world implode? I’m buying both because I must know the answer.
Product Page ($19.99)
Japanese company Kotobukiya has made it that much easier for the average Joe to live out his dream of wasting the Death Star – albeit on a much smaller scale. They’ve developed a special two part ice tray that snaps together in the middle and provides a filling hole for water. Simply stick the tray in the freezer and soon you’ll have a roughly 60mm Death Star that you can destroy against the pavement or in the beverage of your choice. And the best part is that you can enjoy the experience over and over again without resorting to the shattered dreams of building the real thing.
Kotobukiya plans on releasing the silicone ice mold this August for ¥1050 ($13 USD).
(Kotobukiya via Rocket News via Technabob)