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The Empire Strikes Back gifts for the ultimate Star Wars fan

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 Rug
If you're having trouble making that Wampa hunting expedition on Hoth happen, this rug might be the next best thing. You can buy this 62" long by 30" wide bit of furry goodness for $99.99 US.

Note: Slave Leia not included. Rats!

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9 comments
NickNielsen
NickNielsen moderator

then shot me down. Wampa rub? B-) Slave Leia not included? :_| My favorite Star Wars toy was the original of this one: http://shop.lego.com/Product/?p=4504. Unfortunately, it was lost during a change of station only months after I bought it in 1982, along with a few other no-longer-available Lego sets.

lokicola
lokicola

I have the tauntaun sleeping bag and I absolutely love it! I'm hoping to add more Star Wars paraphernalia to my collection -- a lightsaber would be awesome...

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler moderator

When I was a kid, I had a 12-inch Boba Fett action figure. My friends all had Luke, Han, or Leia. But, my Boba was cooler than all of them. What was your favorite Star Wars toy? Do you still have it?

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler moderator

Do tauntauns really smell worse on the inside? ;)

raulrocks
raulrocks

$1000 bucks for a Boba costumes and they can't throw in the blaster??? Really???

raulrocks
raulrocks

I had the big one with the removable cape. They don't make that one anymore far as I can tell. I have a bunch of boxes of stuff at my Mom's house. He could be in there, but I'm not sure what condition he would be in. Wish I taken better care of him, but alas that's what most kids don't do. *sigh*

iheatseekeri
iheatseekeri

Dunno if my parents still have it in their attic but I had the Death Star for the Kenner action figures (if I remember, it looked nothing like the Death Star). It did have a trash compactor with foam chunks though. And as for the Boba Fett costume - does it come with a working rocket?

XnavyDK
XnavyDK

Model on my dresser, and no I do not have it anymore, didn't value my possessions then as I do now.

Jaqui
Jaqui

someone asked it. :D it needed to be asked. :D