You'll melt for these gifts showing Han Solo in carbonite
Cold as ice: Poor frozen Han Solo makes a pretty good chocolate bar, phone case, ice-cube tray and... toilet seat?
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
CNET freelancer Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a journalist and pop-culture junkie, is co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the '70s and '80s," as well as "The Totally Sweet '90s." If Marathon candy bars ever come back, she'll be first in line.
One of the most iconic images from the entire Star Wars saga is the unnerving sight of Han Solo frozen in carbonite by Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back. Yes, Han ends up all right in the end. But the disturbing expression on his face is unforgettable.
So it does seem a little odd that this terrible event is forever memorialized in dozens of items that you can buy and give as gifts -- or heck, keep for yourself.
From Halloween costumes to light-up desk sculptures, yoga mats to dog toys, frozen Han makes for some cool purchases. Don't everybody thank him at once.
Freeze frame! 17 gifts featuring Han Solo frozen in carbonite