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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!

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...