These days, merchandise is made out of everything possible. The more popular the movie or book, the weirder the merch that seems to come out. The ultimate proof lies in the amazing mountains of merchandise produced for Star Wars. There’s even enough of these themed goodies to deck out your whole kitchen in Star Wars cooking toys, here are 12 of the most awe-inspiring Star Wars kitchen gadgets around.
Darth Vader Toaster
While this toaster looks admittedly awesome and pretty high-quality, it’s obviously the imprint of Darth’s mask that most fans are after. Of course, the problem is that your toast will be incredibly inconsistent in texture and taste. The edges are browned, Darth is a little burned and the rest is practically raw. If they just added a sound track so it would play the Imperial March as it heated though, I think I could quickly forget those other problems .
Darth Vader Stein
If you start off your morning with a nice slice of Vader toast, why not finish up the evening with a nice frothy brew from your hefty Darth Vader stein? Just be sure you don’t drink enough that you end up getting seduced into joining the dark side.
R2D2 Cookie Jar
I love merchandise that isn’t actually intended for use. Take this piece for example, what’s the point of making a R2D2 cookie jar if you can’t even put cookies inside of it? Sure it looks cool, but so would a statue. Really though if you really want this thing, don’t let the fact that it probably contains lead and will poison your cookies stop you from buying it. Instead, just fill it with store-bought, individually-wrapped cookies. Image via Technabob
This R2D2 peppermill is mighty cute and highly useful, but doesn’t it seem like a peppermill based on a droid should be an electric grinder? Even so, this manually-operated droid will still help spice up your seasonings cabinet.
R2D2 Soy Sauce Dispenser
R2’s simple shape has made him a favorite for kitchen accessories, which makes it no wonder that he also works as an ideal soy sauce dispenser. Serve up your sushi with this cute soy sauce holder and some awesome lightsaber chopsticks and your guests will be sure to understand that they’re in for a dinner that’s out of this world…perhaps even from a galaxy far, far away.
X Wing Barbeque Weenie Roaster
Roastmyweenie.com made these awesome, unauthorized grill accessories back in 2008, but any mention of them seems to be stripped from the website, which means they probably got in trouble for copyright infringement.
Nevertheless, there’s something delightfully fun about a weenie roaster that looks like it’s about to fly into the death star for an epic battle scene. And how wonderfully intimidating are those hot dog missiles?
Prototype for a Death Star Barbecue
I have never been so bummed that a piece of merchandise wasn’t actually made until I saw this barbecue. I mean, who wouldn’t want to own this? These days, this thing would be even more awesome because you could not only use it to grill up some grub, you could also buy a spare and fill it with lighter fluid and other flammables and then shoot it so it would explode. Then you could put the video on YouTube for instant internet celebrity status as a real-life Luke Skywalker…then again, maybe it’s thinking like this that led them to can the idea.
Hans Solo In Carbonite Mini Fridge
This is another rejected piece of merchandise that is simply too good to have not made it to the market. The only way this could be better would be if it were a regular fridge so Hans could be closer to life size. Can you imagine a cooler refrigerator for a bachelor pad? I sure can’t.
Hans Solo Guacamole Bowl
While you may not be able to actually own your own Hans Solo mini fridge, you could always try asking artist Robert Saccenti to make you a recreation of his artistic rendition of Hans Solo frozen in guacamole, titled, “He’s No Guac To Me Dead.”
While the thing used over 50 avocados worth of guacamole, you probably would want to skip actually eating it, considering Hans has silver paint and starch all over his body. Surprisingly, this guy only won second place for his presentation in the 2009 Guac Bowl. I call foul!
Space slug oven mitt
In space, giant slugs can be seriously bad news as they try to swallow your ship whole, but when you’re in the kitchen, space slugs can be quite “handy.” Now you can finally use an oven mitt without feeling like your grandma. Now that you have all your space accessories, you’d better grab a Star Wars cookbook and get down with your wookie cookie-making self.