Now Anyone Can Kick Around the Empire

Every once in a while you come across a piece of Star Wars merchandise and wonder how it took so long for Lucas' or Disney's giant merchandise-o-tron computer to make the connection. A Death Star soccer ball (football for our overseas readers, or inflatable kick bag for you non-sports types) seems so obvious you'd have expected George Lucas himself to have doodled the design between takes on the original Star Wars films, but sadly it's taken 'til now for it become a reality.

The ball was actually an exclusive only available at the 2013 Star Wars Celebration in Europe, but somehow ThinkGeek has managed to get their hands on a few and are passing the awesomeness onto you for $30. Don't expect to use this during an official match, though, since the ball is far from being regulation. At least in this galaxy. [ThinkGeek]