Wow. Just when you think you’ve seen every kind of movie merchandising tie-in possible someone comes up with one that just boggles the mind. Take for instance this Darth Vader Lawn Sprinkler:
For a little under $20 you can have Darth Vader water your lawn. Here’s the ad copy:
Let the Dark Side defend your lawn from the ravages of summer heat or cool you off on a hot day with this Darth Vader sprinkler! Standing 10” tall, this great new Vader sprinkler spins around with water spraying action, wielding his lightsaber in a furious battle to save your lawn! Let Darth Vader be the center of your backyard universe today with this very cool garden accessory.
From what I can tell from the pic the water sprays up in several jets from the base hitting Vader’s cape and causing him to spin around in circles as though he’s furiously trying to slice and dice the water streams with his lightsaber. This begs the question of whether he’s trying to help or hinder the process of watering your lawn. Being evil you’d think it’d be the latter the ad copy not withstanding. The one thing that having one of these will do is alert every one of your neighbors to just how big a geek they’re living next to.
I suppose it goes without saying that I want one desperately. Which is doubly sad when you consider I don’t have a lawn to water at the moment.