Amazing numbers from Wired. Let's hope I can siffon off a tiny fraction of it for my upcoming book (plug plug).
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Eventually we're going to have to decide that Star Wars mania has finally gone too far.
The Pacific island territory of Niue (a dependency of New Zealand) has decided to mint Star Wars coinage as legal tender. Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and Yoda (or Luke or Vader, etc) on the reverse. Of course the coins are sold in sets for well above their face value. You can buy the Millenium Falcon Coin Set, four coins featuring Luke & Leia, Han & Chewie, Threepio & Artoo, and Ben & Yoda, or the Darth Vader Coin Set, four coins featuring Vader, the Death Star, the Emperor and a Stormtrooper. The coins are actually very attractive, the fine work of the New Zealand Mint.
At least they had the good taste to stick to the prequels.
Just bragging here, but I had this story before either BBC or Boing Boing. So why would you even read those other sites?