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Spotted! R2-D2 and Darth Vader Lunch Bags… with Special Effects!

‘Tis the season… and I’m not talking about Christmas! Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are upon us (starting TOMORROW!!), and some extra fun Star Wars themed merchandise is arriving along with them. And when that merchandise is food-related?! Well, that’s all the better!

Check out these cool R2-D2 and Darth Vader lunch bags I saw at Tatooine Traders (the store next to the Star Tours attraction in Hollywood Studios) and Writer’s Stop! I don’t remember these from last year, so while I’m not sure if they’re new, they are new to me…

Darth Vader and R2-D2 lunch bags

Darth Vader and R2-D2 lunch bags

Now, when I say “cool,” I do mean that I think they are neat, but these padded lunch totes are also thermal for keeping your food cold. Score.

Thermal feature

Thermal feature

But the best thing about them is that they have special effects!

Light and sound effects

Light and sound effects

I’m partial to the R2-D2 bag.

R2-D2 lunch bag

R2-D2 lunch bag

R2-D2 lunch bag side view

R2-D2 lunch bag side view

R2-D2 lunch bag handle

R2-D2 lunch bag handle

Part of that is because I love him, but also the effects are pretty great. When you press the indicated button on top of the bag, you suddenly hear R2’s signature beeps and boops… but, get this: his lights also flash!

Flashing lights

Flashing lights

Flashing lights

Flashing lights

The best part? You can order your own here!

Darth Vader’s helmet bag has no lighting effects, but when you press the button you hear the ominous “KHOOOOH (pause) KHOOOOH (pause) …” or however one might spell the sound of Darth Vader’s breathing… you get what I’m saying!

Darth Vader lunch bag

Darth Vader lunch bag

I can picture it now: “Thought you would offer me an uneven trade for my pepperoni Lunchables, did you?” (Press ominous breathing button.)

Darth Vader bag effects

Darth Vader bag effects

That’ll show ‘em ;) .

They don’t come cheap — these lunch boxes are $29.95 each. But I suppose there is a price to pay for having the raddest lunch box in the cafeteria…or the office…or the GALAXY!

Happy Star Wars Weekends, everybody!

Which bag would YOU choose? Chime in with a comment!

 

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7 Comments

  1. Kev says:

    These lunch bags look really cool, and they have got to be up there with Mickey pants Ice Creams in the crazy/cute/quirky stakes.
    Those little tags with ‘Press to…’ completely crack me up for some strange reason!

  2. Kelly says:

    I bought the exact same R2D2 one at Target last August and gave it as a gift. It was less than $15 and the little boy loved it. The teachers at school did not. Very fun and has lasted the whole year !

  3. Shan says:

    Love these…I picked up the R2D2 last June as a little fun birthday gift for my Star Wars loving husband. It’s cute, and after almost a year, R2 still “talks” :)

  4. Barbara pruett says:

    I bought the Darth at target in 2012 and r2d2 in 2013 I’m hoping 2014 they’ll come out with a new one since I already hAve both of these. Btw I bought them online at target for less than 15.00 but if you go on thermos.com they also have these for under 20.00

  5. Lyndsey says:

    R2D2! So sad we recently bought our son a Captain America lunchbox or I could totally justify this!

  6. Angelina says:

    Wendy you are too funny!!

  7. Kristi Strembicki says:

    Can you replace the batteries when the effects stop working?

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