10 weird, wild Star Wars toys that almost (but never) were

How'd you like a Darth Vader lava lamp? Or a Death Star basketball? When the folks behind the Star Wars prequel trilogy were trying to figure out how to cash in on the project back in the late '90s, all of these are more were briefly considered—but were ultimately canned (mostly for being too weird, or too lame).

Jason Geyer, who helped brainstorm some of the failed concepts, has released some of the weirder designs in a post over at Action Figure Insider. It's a fascinating look behind the curtain to see just how many marketing ideas are tossed at the wall before a film is actually released.

Check out the gallery below to see what weird items were nearly at a toy store near you.

(via Action Figure Insider).

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