Transform your toilet into a 'Star Wars' sarlacc pit

Amp up the adrenaline level required to use the bathroom at your house by turning your boring old toilet into a man-eating sarlacc.

Sarlacc toilet
You might think twice about using this toilet. Robbie Rane

When geeks discuss euphemisms for going to the bathroom, you end up with some oddball entries. One of Robbie Rane's buddies suggested "toss Boba Fett in the sarlacc" as a reference to doing your doo-duty. That was all it took to set Rane off on a quest to turn his toilet into a sarlacc pit.

In case you need a quick refresher, the sarlacc is a tentacled, spiny, burping, large-mouthed creature known to eat just about anything that gets near its pit. Bounty hunter Boba Fett once very nearly got munched to death by a sarlacc on Tatooine.

Transforming a toilet into the Pit of Carkoon, complete with hungry sarlacc, requires Rane's decal set and a willingness to completely drain the water out of your commode in order to apply the decals. The set includes sarlacc tentacles and teeth, a falling Boba Fett, Tatooine's two suns, a sail barge, and Chewbacca and Han Solo rescuing Lando.

The instructions also include this disclaimer: "The maker of these decals is in no way responsible for anything bad that happens to your toilet or plumbing. I am only responsible for the joy of turning every bowel movement into a galactic battle."

The toilet sarlacc kit has proven so popular that the first run, which went on sale just last week, is already sold out. Rane is working on launching a second round, which he expects to come in lower than the original set's $25 price tag. He is accepting names for a wait list in the meantime.

Perhaps this project will inspire even more immature geeky bathroom-related phrases, such as "Pardon me, I need to take the Enterprise out of dry dock." or "Excuse me a moment, I have to go release the Golden Snitch." Of course, it may only be a matter of time before someone figures out how to turn a toilet into the gaping toothy maw of a sandworm from "Dune."

Sarlacc toilet with Boba Fett
Boba Fett falls into the pit of despair. Robbie Rane

 

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