Lucasfilm goes to dark side with Cylon, uh, Darth Vader toaster

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Never let it be said that George Lucas' Lucasfilm lacks for imagination ... about how to grab your last dime, even if it means "borrowing" a brilliant idea from someone else.

We're talking about the above-pictured Star Wars toaster, which will be a featured item at this year's Comic-Con International, according to a report on

Oh, what's that, you say? It looks awfully familiar?

That's because it calls to mind the Cylon toaster, the promotional item tied to Syfy's original series Battlestar Galactica (see the cool video below, from our sister site DVICE).

Where's the logic in a Star Wars toaster anyway? The Cylon version is an elegant visual pun, an allusion to the fact that the Colonials routinely refer to skinjobs as that kitchen appliance. Who's ever called Darth Vader a toaster? Were there even toasters in the Star Wars universe? Or bread, for that matter?