Lawn Jawas with solar-charged light-up eyes

Thinkgeek's $80 Lawn Jawas are a weird mix of kitsch, bad taste, technology, and fandom.

The little critters are near "life-size" (16" tall) and have solar-charged glowing eyes, but they're also weirdly reminiscent of the racist lawn jockeys of old. The Disney acquisition of Star Wars seems to have signalled a parting of ways with George Lucas's flirtation with racist stereotypes, so this feels like a throwback to the Episode One days.

(via IO9)