'Star Wars' cufflinks: Fashion fit for a Calrissian

Just in time for your "Star Wars"-themed wedding: a new collection of cufflinks (and tie bars) featuring R2, Yoda, and Darths Vader and Maul.


Your "Star Wars"-themed wedding is rapidly approaching. The minister's wookie costume has arrived fresh from the cleaners. You nabbed the vintage Leia and Han Solo action figures to customize and place atop the wedding cake. And the cake itself will be dramatically cut by your wacky-inventor friend's newly completed lightsaber cake knife.

But how in the name of Lando Calrissian are you going to keep your cuffs together?

Never fear! Thanks to the early February release of "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace" in 3D (and the irresistible pull of a marketing tie-in or two), you'll now be able to grace your sleeves with the likes of R2-D2, Boba Fett, and Darth Maul. In the form of cufflinks! (There's even a Stormtrooper tie bar for Uncle Owen--and more links and tie bars are reportedly on the way.)

Of course, at as much as $125 a pair (for the limited-edition, "3D" Darth Vader set), these cufflinks aren't exactly dirt-cheap (most are $60; the tie bar is $34). But they're not terribly expensive, and hey, you only get married once or twice, right? Plus, you did get a nice eBay deal on those action figures.

Besides, you never know when cufflinks might come in handy.

If Luke Skywalker had been wearing a pair of these (the Yodas, let's say), he might've never lost his hand--his father's laser-fueled slap on the wrist would've glanced off the jewelry, leaving the "Star Wars" universe forever altered in some unpredictable way.

And, you know, your wacky-inventor friend claims the lightsaber cake knife is perfectly safe. But we all remember the "Star Trek" transporter he whipped up, don't we? All of us except Fido, that is.

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