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Rejected merchandise

Star Wars merchandise is nothing new — but a lot of really great stuff ends up on the cutting room floor.

It's all right; ToyOtter and Action Figure Insider are here with a new list of brilliant things you never knew were missing from your life. They've got a batch of rejected merchandise ideas from the launch of The Phantom Menace, back in 1999.

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A galaxy really, really close

This Death Star projector puts you in the middle of a gently spinning cosmos. All you need are some teeny-tiny TIE Fighters, and you can recreate the infamous battle scene.

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Space rage!

Instead of swearing and hammering on your car horn, vent your road rage by pressing Star Wars sound-effect buttons! Yes, that will work...

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The Death Star takes a pummelling

More like slam Darth!

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A swampland home for pencils

Because when someone says "Dagobah", we immediately think, "Pencils, hell yeah!"

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Jedi in training

All this backpack needs are a few sound effects and the annoying tendency to steal your lunch.

You can actually purchase a different Yoda backpack from ThinkGeek.

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Sith chips

Would this stop you from stealing someone's chips?

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Mos Eisley Cantina, eat your heart out

Martinis be damned — serve up some Twi'lek twisters at your next shindig.

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Salt vs. Pepper

Salt, pepper. White, black. Good, evil. Get it? OK, so it's a tenuous connection at best, but we still think that these salt and pepper shakers would take pride of place on any table.

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Multipurpose R2D2

Is there anything that beepy little droid can't do?

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Let there be light(saber)!

If it housed something like a Maglite, then this lightsaber torch would make an indispensable addition to our toolboxes.

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Darth lava

Yes, let's mock the burns victim by filling him with the instrument of his torturous crippling.

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Removable heads

Hey, this looks familiar. Where have we seen something like this before?

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Imperial lounging

This is a pretty cool idea ... but a bean chair would be better, no?

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Brain freeze

Well, if a man has to be frozen, you may as well make him delicious and refreshing.

ThinkGeek got onto this one, too ... sort of.

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Galaxial golfing

Whether you're Sith or Jedi, there's no doubt that whacking a picture of your enemy's face with a golf club is a cathartic experience.

Don't forget to go check out the rest of the rejected products over on Action Figure Insider, as well as another batch here.

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