As Star Wars blasts back into theaters with the arrival of Rogue One, movie-goers are once again being transported back to a galaxy far, far away. Of course, the arrival of yet another film in the iconic franchise also brings a marketing blitz that is almost as unstoppable as an AT-AT walker. Recently we took a look at a line of Star Wars branded jackets from Columbia for instance, and now we have a multitool in the shape of the franchise’s most well known spaceship – Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon.
ThinkGeek, a website that offers a wide range of merchandise based on pop culture favorites like Harry Potter, Star Trek, and Game of Thrones, introduced the multitool, which actually has a surprising number of features. For example, this miniature replica of the Falcon comes equipped with two screwdrivers (standard and Phillips-head), four hex keys (5/64″, 3/32″, 1/8″, 5/32″), and a wrench built into the ship’s helm. A wheel strategically placed on the bottom of the die-cast model allows users to adjust the width of the wrench as needed, giving it the ability to accommodate a large number of different sized nuts. There is even a magnetically-sealed hatch that provides access to the Falcon’s cargo hold, where the hex keys are stored, while both of the screwdrivers slide into place on either side of the ship’s hull.
Obviously no one would mistake this multitool with something that you’d find from Leatherman or Gerber, but it certainly isn’t without its charms. Its Star Wars theme will no doubt generate plenty of interest from fellow fans, and the tool can actually come in handy in a pinch when you need to tighten a few screws or make simple repairs. But lets face it, as funas this product is, it isn’t going to replace your Leatherman Signal for everyday carry anytime soon.
The Millennium Falcon multitool cost just $29.99 and would make a great holiday gift for the Star Wars fan on your shopping list.And if they’re building a toolkit, why not add the R2-D2 tape measure while you’re at it too. Find out more at ThinkGeek.com.