Long before the digital landscape was dominated by hashtags, lime green tanktops emblazoned with “YOLO”, and $40 snapback caps, swag had an entirely different meaning. To some, it was a term referring to a pirate’s booty. To others, it was an acronym meaning “stuff we all get.” Most importantly, it was a catchall term referring to the awesome free stuff one gets for participating in an equally rad event. Course of the Force has a deep and abiding respect for history, so naturally we gravitated towards the last definition, and today, we’re giving you a sneak peek at what’s inside this year’s exclusive swag bags given out to each and every of our runners. Plus, we’re giving one away with Nerdist News! Sign up to win in the Course of the Force Grab Bag Giveaway!
Here’s what’s in the bag:
RealD Course of the Force 3D Glasses
Star Wars may have taken place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but let’s face it – it’s chock full of futuristic technology. And what could be more futuristic than 3D? (Hint: nothing.) Thanks to these limited edition Course of the Force 3D glasses from RealD, you can watch all the latest films and TV shows in three glorious dimensions while feeling superior to your friends who are wearing boring old normal 3D glasses.
16 pack Otter Pops Freezer Pops and Tote Bag
In what might be the most brilliant partnership of all time, Otter Pops is supplying their delicious edible lightsabers in popsicle form to all of our brave runners. What better way to cool down after running a quarter mile than downing a delicious icy treat? Plus, once your hands get cold, you can carry the rest in this custom Otter Pops tote bag! Double score!
Sideshow Collectibles Gift Cards
Sideshow Collectibles is including gift cards for their epic assortment of busts, statues, premium format figures, and more. From Star Wars to Marvel and everything in between, Sideshow has got the goods.
Free Large Popcorn Voucher to Use at Cinemark
We’re all impossibly excited for J.J. Abrams’ forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, but there are still a ton of great movies to see this summer. So when you head out to the theater to catch a flick grab a large popcorn on Cinemark with a coupon from the goodie bag.
Infinite Crisis Mouse Pads and Beta Codes
Nerdist News has all the info you need on Infinite Crisis from the floor of E3 and our swag bag has a chance for you to play it with an Infinite Crisis mousepad and a code to enter the game’s Beta.
Gentle Giant Gift Cards
Let’s face it – your desk was looking pretty sparse. All that empty space…wouldn’t it look better with an incredibly detailed statue or maquette there instead? We suggest snagging an IG-88 Kenner Jumbo Figure to defend your desk from intruders or jazzing up your workday with a Figrin D’an mini bust.
Virgin America 20% Off Cards
Affordable, convenient flying just got more affordable with 20% off cards from Virgin America.
Cryptozoic’s The Walking Dead Card Game
Space is an awfully large place and, let’s face it, you can only play so much Dejarik before you get bored of letting the Wookiee win. You’ll be champing at the bit to play Cryptozoic’s The Walking Dead Card Game, which lets you and 9 other friends face off against unyielding zombie hordes and your pals.
Hasbro Custom Color-changing Lightsabers
What would a Star Wars lightsaber charity relay race be without lightsabers? Thanks to the fine folks at Hasbro, all participants will take home a custom Course of the Force color-changing lightsaber. Marvel at how fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, and Anakin blue leads to Darth Vader red!
Funko Krusty POP Vinyl Figure
Hey, hey! Hoo hoo hoo ha ha! America’s favorite clown gets the custom vinyl toy makeover courtesy of Funko. Considering how many references The Simpsons has made to Star Wars over the years, we think it’s pretty fitting.
Doctor WhoCollectibles from Underground Toys
Prepare for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who this fall with help from Underground Toys and their great toys and collectibles. They make everything from Sonic Screwdrivers to Tardis Teapots. so there’s something for everyone.
State Farm – Sunblock
Running a quarter-mile may not be the most taxing athletic task in the world, but doing it in the blistering sun without appropriate UV protection can take its toll. Fortunately, like a good neighbor, State Farm is there for you with sunblock.
Star Wars Comics from Dark Horse
When it comes to bringing the Star Wars universe to life in comic book form, no one does it better than Dark Horse. A longtime holder of the coveted Star Wars license, they have more titles than you can shake a lightsaber at. Cool off after your run with a thrilling tale set in your favorite universe.
Glow-in-the-Dark Lanyard from deviantART
What better way to keep your keys and important goods close to your heart than with a lanyard? How about a glow-in-the-dark lanyard! That way, even if you’re overwhelmed by the Dark Side (or just darkness in general) you’ll still be able to see.
Rubie’s Costumes Darth Vader Mask
Didn’t have time to assemble a movie quality Darth Vader costume, but still want to run your leg of the relay in Sith style? Rubie’s has you covered – literally – with their 2-piece, lightweight Darth Vader face mask. Get all of the fun of trying to squash the Rebel Alliance without the painful breathing that comes with taking a lava bath.
Plus Rovio Bag Clips, Qualcomm T-shirts, Richey Co. Gift Bags, Ford Tube Socks, and MORE!
Want to get your hands on this stuff yourself? There’s still time to enter the relay, support a great cause like Make-a-Wish and walk home with the satisfaction that you took place in the coolest relay race this side of Endor… and you have a killer swag bag to boot! But if you can’t make it, don’t forget to sign up to win in the Course of the Force Grab Bag Giveaway. And may the for… oh, you know the drill.