The heads of Darth Vader and a stormtrooper as robotic vacuums

There's SO much Star Wars merch out there and few galactic items catch my eye anymore.

Well, that is until I came across this robotic vacuum POWERbot duo by Samsung. One looks like the head of a stormtrooper and the other of Darth Vader. Both play some of your "favorite Star Wars sound effects," including the theme song. (Sure! Why not?)

Get that second mortgage because prices for these snazzy limited-edition vacuums start at $599.

Also, related: I wasn't sure if "stormtrooper" was capitalized or not (it's not) and came across this Star Wars style guide while looking for the answer. Read the rest

Stormtrooper helmet with thermochromic coating

YouTuber SolarColorDust likes to coat things in thermochromic dust (the kind in mood rings and some thermometers). Here's a stormtrooper helmet. Read the rest

Infringe-a-licious Tokyo tee: best Star Wars shirt ever?

Writer and comics creator Brian Michael Bendis (Twitter) is in Tokyo, and tweeted a series of infringment-spotting snapshots today. The Stormtrooper/Star Wars shirt he found and photographed, above, makes me weep with desire. Read the rest