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Christmas Gift Guide

Rejected merchandise

A galaxy really, really close

Space rage!

The Death Star takes a pummelling

A swampland home for pencils

Jedi in training

Sith chips

Mos Eisley Cantina, eat your heart out

Salt vs. Pepper

Multipurpose R2D2

Let there be light(saber)!

Darth lava

Removable heads

Imperial lounging

Brain freeze

Galaxial golfing

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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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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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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More like slam Darth!

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

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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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Would this stop you from stealing someone's chips?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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