Bring Star Wars home, room by room (pictures)
You might not live on Tatooine or drive a landspeeder to work, but that doesn't mean you can't make your house feel more at home in the Star Wars universe. Begin in the bedroom, where nothing will get you in the mood faster than this splashy lightsaber lamp on the nightstand. In the mood to see the upcoming film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," of course.
This BB-8 life-size plush from ThinkGeek is a little less tacky (but no less fun) than the lightsaber lamp. Put one on each nightstand in your guest room and your visitors will have no doubt where your passions lie.
R2-D2 was certainly a helpful little droid. Now you too can call him into service in your bathroom, where he'll sit silently on the countertop guarding your toothbrush from rogue Stormtroopers.
This toothbrush holder is made from resin for easy cleanup and also has a light-up feature that can guide you to better dental health even if your bathroom is overcome by the dark side.
Darth Vader certainly wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty, and now he can help you get yours clean thanks to this liquid-soap pump. It measures about 6.75 inches by 5 inches by 4.75 inches (17 centimeters by 13 centimeters by 12 centimeters) and is made from resin, so it won't shatter if he surprises you in the middle of the night and you knock him to the floor. We're not so sure Vader would appreciate being made into a soap dispenser, but that's what happens to bad guys, right?
While you might not be such a Star Wars fan that you'd adorn your toilet bowl with sarlacc-pit decals, you can still bring a touch of the Force into your bathroom -- forceful water pressure, at least. All you need to do is swap out your showerhead for one of these Star Wars-themed versions and you'll be able to get clean with Darth Vader or R2-D2 looking on.
On second thought...
If your guests are true geeks, they'll know these hand towels from ThinkGeek are a nod to that scene in "The Empire Strikes Back" when Princess Leia professes her love to Han Solo just before he's frozen in carbonite. "I love you," she says. His mock-cocky response: "I know."
The towels are imprinted with a band of Rebel Alliance insignias on the back.
If your kids have bad dreams, this decal of a lightsaber-wielding Yoda above their beds should go a long way toward scaring the nightmares off. The decal is made from vinyl and backed by a repositionable adhesive that helps make putting it up a little easier. Plus, when your kid goes off to college, you can move it into your own room.
The decal comes in four sizes ranging from 8x13 inches (about 20x33 centimeters) to 22x36 inches (about 56x91 centimeters).
Your kids might just look forward to going to sleep if their bed is covered in these Star Wars throw pillows from Pottery Barn. There are four different pillows available: the droid BB-8 and bad guy Kylo Ren from the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" film; a Stormtrooper; and an R2-D2 version shaped like the diminutive droid himself. The pillows are made from cotton, and the raised stitching helps the characters really come alive.
Bonus: When the kids outgrow the pillows, the cases are reversible to solid colors. But really, why would you do that when you can just move them to your sofa as is and let your fan flag fly?
There are so many Star Wars kitchen gadgets out there you'd think all anyone did a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away was fry up eggs and make peanut butter and Jedi -- I mean jelly -- sandwiches.
But our top pick for the must-have Star Wars kitchen appliance is this Darth Vader toaster. Not only does it look like the Dark Lord, it also imprints each piece of toast with his likeness on one side and the Star Wars logo on the other. If that doesn't help you wake up in the morning, we're not sure what will.
While the Death Star was built to destroy planets, you'll be able to destroy morning hunger by churning out 7-inch (8-centimeter) waffles that look just like the moon-size battle station with this nifty gadget from ThinkGeek.
As CNET's Amanda Kooser says in her write-up of the gadget: "The Death Star's design makes for an ideal set of indentations to capture invading maple syrup and provide containment for fresh berries and whipped cream."
Once your Darth toast and Death Star waffles are made, you have to eat them with something, right? No ordinary cutlery could possible stand up to the awesomeness on your plate, so you want to consider these utensils modeled after Darth Vader's lightsaber.
The fork, knife and spoon set is made from stainless steel and plastic, and measures approximately 194-215 millimeters (7.5 to 8.5 inches) by 16.5 millimeters (a little over half an inch). Not only is the cutlery a great way to dine on the dark side, but it's probably a perfect way to get fussy little ones to finish their peas. After all, Sith Lords don't whine.
In the Star Wars universe, droids were handy for lots of things, including projecting secret messages, co-piloting X-wing fighters and generally running interference with the bad guys. In your home, they might not be able to help out quite as much, but they can add some pizzaz to snacks. Just put your cheese and crackers on this BB-8 platter to enlist the rolling droid's help, and not only will your snacks look better, but you'll have a conversation starter.
If BB-8 doesn't appeal, ThinkGeek -- maker of the platter -- also has a Millennium Falcon version that enlists Han Solo's spacecraft in what is likely the least dangerous mission of its career. Unless, of course, you just don't have a knack with snacks, in which case the ship will come to your rescue by deflecting negative comments.
When you're part of the Rebel Alliance, you need to cut loose from time to time -- perhaps with a little liquid refreshment?
When you're done sipping your merlot or your Corellian whiskey, stop the bottle back up with this nifty R2-D2 bottle topper. Because this droid has a certain aversion to liquids, your hooch will be safe under his watchful eye circuitry.
No doubt you'll want to have a romantic night in front of the TV binge-watching all of the Star Wars episodes before the premiere of "The Force Awakens" in December.
Nothing says romance to two lovers of blasters, battles and Boba Fett than these candleholders made in the shape of Darth Vader's lightsaber handle. Each holder is made from solid metal, and the set of two also comes with three red (of course) dripless candles.
For some extra excitement, buy yourself a blue candle and put it in one of the holders while a red one burns in the other. If blue (the color of Luke and Obi-Wan's saber) burns out first, the dark side wins.
So you've lit your lightsaber candles and you're about to press play and unleash John Willams' epic Star Wars score. Is something missing? Of course! This plush Chewbacca-skin rug.
Available in two sizes -- 6x3 inches (about 1.8 meters by 1 meter) or 8x4 inches (about 2.4 meters by 1.2 meters) -- this rug is not only comfortable underfoot, it's also something of an insider's joke, hearkening back to the time in "A New Hope" when Princess Leia calls Chewbacca a "walking carpet." It's also the perfect surface to sit upon while enjoying a game of holochess.
The black and white bandolier stretching across the middle of the rug really sets the rug apart and lets you know the design was inspired by the No. 1 Wookiee in the galaxy. But don't worry. The makers of this piece of kitsch promise that "no Wookiees were harmed in the making of these rugs."
If you're lucky enough to have a media room in your house, this collection of four Star Wars works of art might be the perfect bit of wall candy to hang there. Featuring Darth Vader, Yoda, Chewbacca and
C3PO and R2-D2 (the latter two together), all dressed in formal wear, the images are printed onto vintage dictionary pages that are at least 80 years old. That means no two are ever the same -- kind of like the experience of watching the original "Star Wars" movie again and again.
While you might want to watch nothing but "A New Hope" in your media room, the rest of the family might not share your passion. So this repositionable vinyl decal from Etsy user Citystic might be the next best thing. The wall ornamentation recalls the opening scene of the very first "Star Wars" movie every time you look at it -- no remote control required.
Need a little motivation to keep you getting your work done? How about this light that makes it look like Darth Vader just burst through your wall and is looking over your shoulder? If a Sith Lord doesn't get you working away, we're not sure what will.
Of course, if you respond better to a kinder approach, 3D Lights, the creator of the Vader model, also makes a Yoda version. "Finish your work you will."
The kits come with a decal that makes the wall look like it's been shattered an outline lets you perfectly position the battery-operated light itself.
This Star Wars clock will help you keep time in true fan style.
Made by Etsy seller YougNeek (pronounced "unique"), the clock features 12 different battleships and other craft from Star Wars affixed around the outer edge where the numbers would normally be. The seller indicates that the exact ships might vary on a clock-by-clock basis, but if you want a specific ship included, the request can usually be accommodated. The clock measures about 12 inches (30 centimeters) in diameter and runs on a single AA battery -- not hypermatter as you may have thought.
Sure there are desktop speakers out there that mightl sound better than this one, but you'd be hard-pressed to find another that looks as cool as this one shaped like a Stormtrooper's helmet.
The speaker is Bluetooth-compatible so it can play more than just the Imperial March and measures 4.13 inches by 4.66 inches by 5 inches (10.5 centimeters by 11.8 centimeters by 12.7 centimeters). Not the biggest blaster in the galaxy, but it should get the job done if it's sitting near you on your desk.
Simple yet oh-so clever, these switch-plate decals bring the epic contest inherent in the Force to any room. Tired of wallowing in the dark side? Then just flip the switch up and you're back on the light side.
The decal is available for both single-switch and dual-switch configurations. Unlike the wall decal we mentioned before, though, these decals are not repositionable, so make sure you're in a Jedi state of mind to act calmly, swiftly and accurately before applying them.
There's no reason to exclude the outside of your home when you're getting into Star Wars mode. This fallen AT-AT (all terrain armored transport) lawn ornament tells the whole neighborhood you're a member of the Rebel Alliance and you have no problem displaying the downed machinery of your sworn enemy on your front lawn.
As you might imagine, even its fallen state, the AT-AT is pretty tough. It's made from resin that can withstand sun, rain and snow. The doodad measures approximately 15 inches by 6.4 inches by 7.5 inches (about 38 by 16 by 19 centimeters).