Star Wars Inc. reliably churns out vast amounts of merch and noise to distract us all from anything important that may be going on in the world. Much of it is crap, but there are gems, especially (but not exclusively) items produced by people without a Lucasfilm licence. (It must be said that Lucasfilm, and now Disney, are admirably tolerant of independent makers.)
So here's my latest list of likeable starwarsia, well in time for the holidays.
Zeon Star Wars watches
That's a goodlukeing watch. US$199 from ThinkGeek.
That's What I'm Tarkin About t-shirt
I own this and wear it frequently. Shouldn't you? US$12 from CoastCityShirts on Etsy.
William Shakespeare's Star Wars
Star Wars skirts from GoFollowRabbits
For the Star Wars lady in your life (who may be you). Also available in R2-D2, Vader, Bounty Hunter and (if you'll forgive a brief departure from the Star Wars universe) this awesome man on the moon print. US$55 from GoFollowRabbits on Etsy.
Kenner action figures iPhone case
Awfully hard not to like this. US$16.99 from MichaelEllisCases on Etsy.
A Long Time Ago: Growing up with and out of Star Wars
"a thoughtful, funny, and beautifully written story...scathingly hilarious and bang on." -- Cory Doctorow on Boing Boing
Did you really think I wasn't going to plug my book? What do you think this blog is for? US$10.79 (paperback), US$2.87 (Kindle) on Amazon.