As one of the longest running and most popular movie franchises ever created, Star Wars has inspired devotion from generations of fans. Not surprisingly, the sci-fi saga has also spawned an impressive amount of branded merchandise for almost every imaginable purpose (just take a look at these 10 weird Star Wars items).
While you may love playing with your app-enabled BB-8 droid at home, your boss would probably prefer you not bring it into the office. Fortunately, there are many other Star Wars-branded products that are completely appropriate for work environments. Here are seven awesome Star Wars products that you can use at the office.
1. Moleskine 2016 Star Wars Limited Edition Daily Planner
Whether you’re scheduling the destruction of Alderaan or just a meeting with your accountant, a daily planner can help you stay organized on the job. Make sure you never forget an appointment with the Moleskine 2016 Star Wars Limited Edition Daily Planner. Featuring a silkscreened graphic of R2-D2 on its hard cover, this 400-page pocket planner runs from January 2016 until the end of the year. Besides all the usual daily planner features, this Star Wars version also includes several geeky extras, such as themed stickers and spacecraft technical specifications. You can find the Moleskine 2016 Star Wars Limited Edition Daily Planner here.
2. Custom Han Solo and Boba Fett Star Wars Mouse Pad
It’s tough living with a bounty on your head, especially when the bounty hunter looking for you is Boba Fett. One of the most popular and mysterious characters in the Star Wars universe, Boba Fett, is famous for capturing Han Solo and bringing him to Jabba the Hutt frozen in carbonite. Now you can give yourself a daily reminder to always settle your debts with the Custom Han Solo and Boba Fett Star Wars Mouse Pad. This 9-by-7 inch mousepad features a close-up image of Fett’s battle-scarred helmet with a reflection of Han Solo frozen in carbonite visible in the bounty hunter’s visor. Find the Custom Han Solo and Boba Fett Star Wars Mouse Pad here.
3. Star Wars R2-D2 Trashcan
C-3PO’s loveable sidekick isn’t just good for hiding holographic messages and launching lightsabers. It turns out R2-D2 is also the perfect shape and size for disposing of all your office trash. This highly detailed replica conceals an 11-inch high wastebin inside of it that can be easily accessed by stepping on R2-D2’s center foot. Geeky, yet functional, it’s the perfect accessory for any droid-friendly workplace (sorry, Mos Eisley Cantina bartenders). You can find the Star Wars R2-D2 Trashcan here.
4. C-3PO Cross Click Star Wars Gel Ink Pen
R2-D2 isn’t the only droid who can assist you with paperwork. The gold-plated C-3PO has also been repurposed for the workplace as a gel ink pen. Featuring a character emblem of C-3PO on the clip and colored with the same gold lacquer as the anxious protocol droid, this high-quality, refillable click pen is the writing utensil you’ve been looking for. Find the C-3PO Cross Click Star Wars Gel Ink Pen here.
5. Star Wars Darth Vader Lanyard
If you’re a Sith Lord like Darth Vader, opening a locked a door is as easy as waving your hand. But for those of us without Force powers, opening the office building door may require a work-issued ID card. Fortunately, it’s easy to keep your workplace credentials secure with the Star Wars Darth Vader Lanyard. Featuring the official Star Wars logo and a graphic of Darth Vader’s iconic helmet, this breakaway lanyard is the perfect way to show off your Star Wars fandom at work. You can find the Star Wars Darth Vader Lanyard here.
6. Star Wars Chewbacca Faux Leather Messenger Bag
There are many reasons Chewbacca is famous — for his legendary bromance with Han Solo, for his tendency to dislocate the arms of opponents who beat him in holochess, and for being the only Star Wars character to carry a murse (man-purse). Chewbacca’s messenger bag is the perfect office accessory. Featuring a fabric-lined interior that fits most tablets and hybrid laptops, this stylish faux leather messenger bag is a great way to discreetly show off your passion for Star Wars at work. You can find the Star Wars Chewbacca Faux Leather Messenger Bag here.
7. Han Solo in Carbonite Business Card Case
You don’t have to work in a galaxy far, far away in order to hand out business cards like a notorious bounty hunter. The Han Solo in Carbonite Business Card Case makes sure that all your clients (Imperial or otherwise) know that you mean business. Made of a zinc alloy, this spring loaded case holds approximately 12 standard business cards. Find the Han Solo in Carbonite Business Card Case here.
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