It’s dawning on us just how many times we’ve featured products designed to resemble re-purposed Star Wars droids. Now that this BB8 Ice Mould has us pondering chilling our 8 a.m. Whiskey Sours with a little help from a hollowed-out adorable rolling robot friend, we’re given pause to really think about this.
C-3PO, R2-D2 and BB8 have all been variously refurbished with some disturbing implications. They become our thermoses. They are our refrigerators and lunchboxes. They turn up as coffee mugs, trash bins, and cookie jars. Sweet mother of Yoda, how abhorrent is the Rebel Alliance retirement plan that the only exit strategies from active duty involve voluntary having oneself disemboweled and turned into licensed merchandise?
Sure, Han Solo was frozen in carbonite and became the centerpiece of Jabba’s Hutt-Cave and Boba Fett has performed a half-gainer into the craw of the sarlacc (if you’re an Expanded Universe fan, make that several of them), but we can chalk those up to an Imperial trap and Boba being clumsy as an armored Gerald Ford. Things are desperate when you volunteer to have your circuits scooped out so your corpse can be licensed and sold to nerds who need colder drinks.