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'Star Wars' Underoos for adults: Go on, judge them by their size

Apply the Force directly to your skin with a set of Underoos underwear designed for grownups who still love "Star Wars."

"Star Wars" Underoos
It's just like when you were a kid, only in bigger sizes. Hot Topic

One of the great tragedies of my childhood occurred when my mother refused to allow me to wear my Wonder Woman Underoos to school. I had what is called a "hissy fit." Now I'm grown up and my loving mom can no longer tell me what to wear to work in my home office. This is good timing because Hot Topic has released a new line of "Star Wars" Underoos.

In case you've forgotten, Underoos was a line of underwear designed for kids. This was hot stuff in the 1980s. The brilliant selling point was that they looked like costumes, so you could dress up as your favorite superhero, whether it was Superman, Wonder Woman or C-3PO.

Late last year, children of the '80s rejoiced when geeky/gothy retail store Hot Topic reintroduced the Underoos line, but in adult sizes. Superheroes and cartoon icons like Superman and He-Man dominated the first prints available. Now "Star Wars" fans can get in on the action with options ranging from Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker for the guys to C-3PO for the ladies.

There are also "Star Wars" prints with R2-D2, Darth Vader and Princess Leia images, but the ones that approximate costumes are more fun. The Underoos even come in vintage-style packaging to replicate the high level of excitement you felt as a kid when you received your pop-culture unmentionables.

The underwear is all cotton. Each set of Underoos is priced at $24.50 (about £15.50, AU$30). But really, you can't put a price on reliving your glory days, back when " The Empire Strikes Back, Princess Leia was your role model and Jar Jar Binks had not yet been invented.

"Star Wars" Underoos for women
The droid and princess power is strong with these skivvies. Hot Topic

(Via Fashionably Geek)