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The Empire Strikes Back gifts for every Star Wars fan

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back with a tauntaun sleeping bag, Boba Fett costume, or wampa rug.

On May 21, 2010 geeks and sci-fi fans will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back. Arguably the best of the six Star Wars movies, and likely the best movie sequel ever.

What better way to celebrate this sci-fi masterpiece than with a really cool item of Empire-related merchandise, like a tauntaun sleeping bag, Boba Fett costume, or wampa rug. Here's a few gifts from the official Star Wars Site shop. At the time of this gallery's publication, many of the items were pre-order.

Wampa Rub

Wampa Rub: Star Wars: The Empire Stirkes Back

If you're having trouble making that Wampa hunting expedition on Hoth happen, this rug might be the next best thing. Note: Slave Leia not included. Rats!

Check out our gallery, "The Empire Strikes Back gifts for the ultimate Star Wars fan," to see all thirteen gifts.

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Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler

On May 21, 2010 geeks and sci-fi fans will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back. In my opinion Empire is the best of the seven Star Wars movies, and likely the best movie sequel ever. Do you agree? Original article and poll: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/itdojo/?p=1758 And after you've answered the poll, check out our gallery of Empire-related merchandise, like a tauntau sleeping bag, Boba Fett costume, or wampum rug.

oldbaritone
oldbaritone

The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars (A New Hope) The Return of the Jedi The rest - ho-hum knock-offs. Two sequels is enough. By Jedi, it was starting to stretch a little thin. Three more prequels were just too much. Like sitcoms, the formula gets stale after enough spin-offs are ground through the same old mill.

lehnerus2000
lehnerus2000

I agree with your choice Bill. My List: The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars (A New Hope) The Return of the Jedi Attack of the Clones Revenge of the Sith The Phantom Menace I found the new movies a bit disjointed. It's like they forgot (or edited out) dialogue, which would have explained certain weird choices the characters made.

NexS
NexS

Was The Phantom Menace. It was so, not because I think it was better than the others, but because it was the beginning of the story and put everything I had already known into perspective. I do, however, believe they should have used more of the molded masks and latex costumes they had used in the original three, in the newer three. But on the other side of the coin, I really liked how, in the newer trilogy, they adopted the frame transitions which were used in the originals.

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