The Craziest Official Star Wars Stuff

Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles is one of the best Star Wars coffee-table books in recent memory. It catalogs authorized Star Wars merchandise from around the globe. Some you've seen (and maybe owned), some will just blow your mind.

Written and compiled by Stephen J. Sansweet—who, as head of fan relations for Lucasfilm and curator of Rancho Obi-Wan, has two of the awesomest jobs in our galaxy—the book covers a million different things Lucasfilm has licensed over the years, and a handful of very impressive efforts by fans as well. People love to make fun of the over-licensing of Star Wars, but a certain genius is revealed when you see all of it, all at once.

Here, courtesy of the book's publisher, is a glimpse of the crazier marvels found within (along with comments by me—not the author):

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Needless to say, we highly recommend you spring $23 and check out the book itself, and all 1,000 treasures kept within. [StarWars.com; Amazon]