Have a soft spot for Darth Vader? Find yourself pondering the powers of the Dark Side? Frequently feel sympathetic to the Sith? While these are all traits that would concern the masters of the Jedi, we say let your geek flag fly with these Dark Side goods for your home.
Back with some epic Star Wars cuteness for the second year in a row, Volkswagen released a preview of its Super Bowl ad a few weeks early. This time the action comes from a pack of pups instead of a tiny Darth Vader, but the spot is still deeply connected to the dark side. Or should I say bark side? Check out the sneak peek below, and get excited for the big game (and the ads) on Feb. 5!
'Tis the season to put others ahead of your own wants and needs, but this Star Wars Breakfast Beverage Set ($30) is the perfect gift to give yourself this Winter. Keep warm in the cold morning air with this trio of Vader's Dark Side Roast, Hoth Chocolate (my fave), and Yoda Dagobah Green Tea, each packed in a tin can for freshness, which can then be reused for a variety of other things — as a pencil cup, cord holder, change jar, whatever.
Of course, you could share the love with friends and family on Christmas morning since there's enough to go around: 12 ounces of coffee, four to five cups of hot chocolate, and enough for 14 cups of green tea. Just a suggestion.
We always knew Darth Vader had some tricks up his sleeve, but morphing into a hot air balloon is a rather whimsical diversion for the Dark Lord. Taken at this year's annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the photo is a peek at an almost sweet-looking Darth as he hovers high above the American West.
Source: Kathy Kelsey
If there was ever a time to consider throwing down for expensive wallpaper, now is the time. Take the plunge with the Imperial Forces wallpaper, which showcases portrait images of Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Stormtroopers, and more. It ranges in price from $75 for a half roll, which covers 17 feet of wall space, all the way up to $350 for a triple roll, which will cover a small 101-square-foot room.
But you don't just have to use the wallpaper to cover walls. Use it to line the backs of your bookcases, create a closet workspace with it as your backdrop, frame it as a poster, or even line your desk drawers for a peekaboo effect. Possibilities are only limited to your creativity. Get a closer look in the gallery!
Hair like Chewbacca requires the most powerful of beauty supplies, perhaps even tools backed with The Force. A Star Wars style maven's dreams come true thanks to Russian industrial designer Tembolat Gugkaev's Darth Vader blow dryer. Who knew the clean lines of the empire leader's face mask could translate so easily to modern home design?
Unfortunately for us, the hair dryer is just a concept design for now, but we'll be first in line should production ever begin on this piece of functional, yet beautiful film memorabilia. Now if someone could design some equally simple science fiction-inspired tools for the kitchen, our geeky home would be complete.
The Volkswagen ad called The Force was far and away my favorite spot from this weekend's Super Bowl. While I was hoping that little Darth would be a girl (there's a pink room!), the actor that played Darth Vader in the ad was unmasked earlier today on The Today Show in NYC.
Not only is 6-year-old Max Page totally adorable, but he's got a story, too: at just 3 months old, he had his first open heart surgery due to a heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot. While Max has never actually seen Star Wars for himself (it's too scary), he does slightly resemble the original trilogy's star, Mark Hamill, don't you think?
Check out Max on The Today Show in the video after the break!
Sure, the Super Bowl is fun (especially if you're fully prepared), but what keeps me entertained between plays are the commercials.
See the full commercial for yourself after the break.
There were plenty of celebrities in attendance at CES — from Olivia Wilde to Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku — but who was the most tweet-tastic of them all? According to info from Webtrends, Lady Gaga came out on top. With her high-concept video glasses, retro-styled instant camera, and printer she debuted with Polaroid, the Internet was all a-buzz over Gaga.
Remember yesterday when I was schooling you on a new way to wrangle your cables and cords? Well, no need to worry about that when it comes to your tunes if you have these adorable Star Wars Earbuds. The retractable (did'ja hear that? Retractable.) earbuds come in three different styles and are perfect for geeks on the go with little patience for tangled cords.
If you're into it, there's a preorder sale happening right now — get them for $17 instead of the usual $25. What a deal?! I can't attest to their sound quality, but if you're a legitimate Star Wars superfan, they're a must have.