You can literally buy a waffle maker that churns out mini Death Stars from Star Wars.
Available at the online repository for all things geeky, ThinkGeek, this single-serve waffle maker is on a serious recruitment mission for the Dark Side. Do the rebels have waffles? We think not.
For those unfamiliar, in the Star Wars universe the Death Star is a massive super weapon the size of a small moon created by the evil Galactic Empire. It’s destruction at the hands of Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance is the main narrative arc of the first Star Wars film, Episode IV: A New Hope, released in 1977.
We'd #spoileralert but it’s been 41 years. Catch up, people.
As if we need convincing that this waffle-maker isn’t already awesome, the description online goes on to say that waffles and the Death Star have more in common that we might have realised.
‘The secret of the Death Star was that it looked like one thing, but it was technically another. It looked like a moon hanging there in space, but we know that secretly it was actually a space station,’ it reads.
‘Waffles are a lot like that, too. They look like dessert, all covered with strawberries and whipped cream and chocolate chips and powdered sugar and syrup (well, maybe not all of those at once), but they’re technically breakfast.’
The waffle maker itself makes one 7 inch waffle at a time, cooked between two cast aluminium cooking plates. It retails for $39.99 US ($52 AUD) over at ThinkGeek.com.
Whoever saw the Death Star and thought “those trenches would look great flooded with in maple syrup” seriously deserves a high-five.
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza