Rejected Star Wars Toys
Okay, they’re not really toys, per se, but then again, anything with a STAR WARS LOGO on it is fun to play with. And if anyone has embraced the merchandising philosphy of “if you build it, they will come,” it’s George Lucas. But even the legendary creator of Star Wars has a line he won’t cross and here are some of the top Star Wars ideas that even Darth Vader didn’t find “most impressive:”
STAR WARS FOOSBALL
Too bad this one didn’t make the cut. I love Foosball. But it certainly doesn’t evoke that epic tie in with the movies, does it?
ATAT CHAIR CADDY
Here’s another “too bad, I’ve love that” idea. Especially if it could actually move. Picture it. You’re deep into Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back and you want some popcorn. Your loved one is in the kitchen and so you pick up the radio controller and you send the ATAT to invade for some goodies and return!
DEATH STAR GRILL
Something about the Death Star blowing up … TWICE … makes one figure that this wasn’t going to make the cut. Bet it would’ve been great for smoking Bantha Steaks, though.
Cool idea for Halloween, but if it’s guts don’t spill out when you slice it open with a light saber, what’s the point? Still, kids would probably love this for trick or treating.
HAN SOLO MINI FRIDGE
It’s easy to see why Lucasfilm said “uh, no” to this one. First off, it’s too small. But it also kinda ruins the mystique of the whole “Frozen in Carbonite” thing.
The great irony of this one is that it DID Make the cut! Even though it didn’t as a slide projector, that plucky, well put together droid is now an HDTV Video projector for all Star Wars Geeks to get their movies on.
More rejected Star Wars merchandise ideas, including a comfy Jabba the Hut Beanbag can be found at ACTION FIGURE INSIDER.