Over 35 years of licensing Star Wars merchandise, Lucasfilm has approved some odd items. It’s bound to happen with a product line that covers everything from apparel to household goods. But, man, there are some head-scratchers. As we celebrate Star Wars Day on Sunday, we’ve rounded up four of the wackiest pieces of Star Wars merchandise we’ve seen for your enjoyment.
1. C-3PO tape dispenser
Made in the 1980s by Sigma, this ceramic C-3PO tape dispenser is kind of terrifying. The office product would be less disturbing if the tape weren’t right between the droid’s shiny legs, but several someones apparently thought it was an okay idea. Yipes. I spotted this treasure on a visit to Rancho Obi-Wan.
2. Jar Jar Binks tongue candy
Remember when Qui-Gon Jinn grabs Jar Jar’s tongue during The Phantom Menace? Well, this tongue lollipop reminds me a lot of that scene. I don’t have the words to describe how gross this is. Who wants to suck on Jar Jar’s tongue? Answer: no one. Ever.
3. Revenge of the Sith barf bag
Though some would argue a barf bag is necessary to have on hand when you watch the prequels, we would disagree. However, if you’re flying the friendly skies, you should have a barf bag at the ready, and if you traveled with Virgin Atlantic Airways in 2005, you might have seen this Revenge of the Sith bag. It was a promotion for the video game that accompanied the film, and there were four different barf bag designs. Read more at the Rancho Obi-Wan blog.
4. Muscle-bound Princess Leia
Hasbro’s Power of the Force 2 action figure series in the mid 1990s featured weirdly buff versions of Star Wars characters. Besides the bulging muscles, the face sculpts were also way off. This Princess Leia figure, often called Monkey Face Leia, is an example of the quality of the line. No thanks.
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What’s the most bizarre Star Wars collectible you’ve ever seen? Let us know in the comments!