Has 'Star Wars' Merchandising Gone Too Far?

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Alright, Disney, we get it: There's a new Star Wars filmcoming out. Star Wars:The Force Awakens opens in movietheaters around the world on Friday, December 18, and if you haven't seen any advertisement for the film, you probably haven't been outside in the past six months.

It has been 10 years since the last installment of thefranchise was released, and over 30 years since the original movie hit theaters. Suffice it to say, people are excited.Star Wars fans have been lining up outside the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood since Saturday, December 5, more than two weeks before the The Force Awakens will debut.

From bus stops to billboards, ads for the long-awaitedsequel are everywhere, but Disney is seriously starting to go overboard with the movie's merchandising. Star Wars oranges, really? We've got a bad feeling about this...

No matter how much we love Star Wars, do we actually need these product tie-ins?

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1. Batteries

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It's common knowledge that all stormtroopers power their blasters with Duracell batteries. Not even the smartest engineers in the Star Wars universe were able to solve the galaxy's energy problems. 

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2. Mascara

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Those weren't tattoos on Darth Maul's face, they were carefully drawn mascara lines. No wonder he always spent so long in the bathroom... 

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3. Apples

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An apple a day keeps the Sith lord away. Unless your name is Luke Skywalker. 

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4. Coffee-Mate

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The dark side of the coffee. Let the milk flow through you. 

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5. Water

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Fresh H2O from the free-flowing rivers of Tatooine. Make sure to bring a few bottles next time you head out into the desert. 

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6. Grapes

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Tasty, they are. Eat them, you must. 

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7. BBQ Tongs

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Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. An elegant utensil for a more civilized age. 

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8. Balloons

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These are not the discounts you're looking for. Go about your business. 

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9. Traffic Sign

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Give yourself to the dark side. It is the only way you can save five minutes on your daily commute. 

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