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Build-a-Bear Makes Galactic Genocidal Sith Lord Huggable

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Yes, Build-a-Bear is participating in Force Friday, and yes, they have an exclusive Darth Vader for those times when you absolutely, positively have to snuggle with a laser-sword wielding, homicidal religious fanatic whose hobbies include choking people to death and finding hidden bases.

The oddest thing about the Vader bear, which you probably shouldn’t think too hard about but we will anyway, is that the breathing mask looks to literally be part of his skin and fur, and the bear ears look like the familiar insignia of his new corporate overlords.

I imagine more than a few daddies will explain the lightsaber away to their daughters as a giant lipstick, too.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist