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Star Wars Vacuum Cleaner

The Roomba-inspired Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Star Wars Edition vacuum cleaners are modeled after Darth Vader and stormtroopers. In addition to being able to automatically clean a room, both models will come pre-loaded with sound effects - Darth Vader makes the Sith lord's trademark heavy breathing sound and the Stormtrooper calls out "Let's go!" when it begins cleaning. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Darth Vader Airport

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Let's face it, picking up someone from the airport can either be the easiest or the most frustrating of tasks, with no in-between. However, there are ways to lighten the mood, and this group of friends decided to coordinate a Star Wars-themed pickup, complete with Darth Vader and Stormtrooper costumes. With security so tight, it may not be possible to recreate this stunt, but it's definitely worth a second look. Continue reading for more funny and geeky airport pickup signs rounded up by Bored Panda.

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R2-D2 Sphero

Sphero's R2-D2 Droid is no ordinary toy, as you're able to control this iconic droid with compatble smart devices. That's right, it comes complete with sounds, bright LEDs, and you'll even see R2-D2's front leg retract to go from driving to waddling - just like on screen. Explore holographic environments like the Millennium Falcon and Obi-Wan's House, and immerse yourself in the Star Wars galaxy. Get one here now. Continue reading for a hands-on video review, more pictures and information.

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Star Wars Kettlebells

Fitness enthusiasts who love Star Wars, rejoice! Onnit is set to release a line of kettlebells shaped like some of your favorite characters, including a 50-pound Boba Fett, 60-pound Stormtrooper and 70-pound Darth Vader models. They may look cool, but these kettlebells do not sacrifice any functionality for aesthetics. They're all made from custom sculpted, chip-resistant iron and pricing starts at $149.95. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Stormtrooper Dodge Challenger

The new Star Wars movie is still months away from its theatrical release, but Forgiato has unveiled a Stormtrooper-inspired Dodge Challenger that looks more like a real-life Hot Wheels toy than a dragstrip monster. For those who just want the wheels, they're available in 13 different sizes - 16" to 22", 24", 26", 28", 30", 32" and 34". Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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New LEGO Millennium Falcon

There's this version, and then the new LEGO Millennium Falcon (75192), which is set to be released on October 1st, at the price of $799.99. Consisting of 7,514 pieces, it's set to become the largest and most expensive LEGO set yet, complete with 10 minifigs - Han, C-3P0, Leia, Chewbacca, BB-8, Old Han, Finn, Rey, and two porgs. Unfortunately, this does not include any flying drone functions, which means it will have to sit tight in your Star Wars collection. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more picture and information.

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Office Supply X-Wing

Let's face it, some jobs offer more downtime than not, and some workers use this to their advantage, while others build things. For example, this person decided to piece together an X-Wing Fighter from the Star Wars universe using common office supplies, such as a Sharpie marker, binder clips, and more. Continue reading to see ten more things workers do when bored on the job. Click here for a few bonus images.

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HJC Helmets' RPHA 11 Pro Boba Fett helmet has been released, and here's an up-close look. Featuring a shell constructed of carbon fiber, aramid, fiberglass, and organic non-woven fabric, this lightweight helmet is both aerodynamic and extremely strong. It has an Advanced Channel Ventilation system for added comfort, an anti-fog lens 2D flat racing shield, and an interior lined with anti-bacterial, moisture-wicking, quick drying fabric that is fully removable and washable. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what a $3,000 per night hotel room in Japan looks like.

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Bulletproof Mask

British special forces are now testing the Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic Helmet, which is held together by neodymium N52 magnets that enable operators to attach and remove the stock bulletproof cheek plates to install separate sights or optics. Unlike Boba Fett's helmet, this one features special vents and even an integrated fan, to prevent it from fogging up. The helmet lens was designed by an aerodynamic engineer for Suzuki specifically to offer military-spec ballistic protection. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the napkin ring problem.

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Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder

Radio Flyer may not be synonymous with the Star Wars universe, but that's all about to change, with their latest vehicle. This miniaturized Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder is not just a toy or prop, but something kids can actually ride around the neighborhood. It's powered by a 12V rechargeable battery, has two seats and a maximum load capacity of 130 pounds. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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