From the “oddly appropriate recall” files, some baby bodysuits (don’t call them onesies!) bearing the image of Darth Vader have been recalled because they pose a choking hazard. No, not because Sith lords are holding out their hands to hurt any younglings, but because the snaps at the bottom might detach too easily and babies could put them in their mouths. A suit celebrating the 60th anniversary of Disneyland has also been recalled, but that doesn’t make as good a headline. Both suits were sold at Disneyland, Disney World, and on Disney cruise ships. [CPSC] (Thanks, Dirk!)
Get outta the way, Eiffel Tower — there’s a new attraction we’re drooling over in France and it just so happens to be Star Wars-themed. French restaurant chain Quick is promoting the 3D release of The Phantom Menace with a Darth Vader burger on a super cool black bun. Levitate it on over to my mouth with a side of lightsaber fries!
So, Darth Vader robbed a bank yesterday. Actually, it was just a guy in a Vader costume. How do we know this? Because the real Vader would have sent a minion, or just done the whole thing remotely, using the Force. Come on, people.
He used the Force to search for rebel bases and track his errant son. And now Darth Vader can help you locate the nearest interstate — if you’re willing to take a detour to the Dark Side first. Tom Tom has rolled out its first Star Wars GPS voice module, and everyone’s favorite Sith Lord is ready to help you calculate every possible destination. Or, in Ani’s own words: “Go around the roundabout. The circle is now complete.”