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Darth Vader Demoted to Nut Cracking

Steinbach Star Wars Darth Vader Nutcracker (Image courtesy Hammacher Schlemmer) By Andrew Liszewski

At one time he was a symbol of fear and despair for the Rebel Alliance but these days it seems Darth Vader has been busted down to walnut-cracking duty, at least for the holidays that is. (And to make matters worse he doesn’t even use the force to do it.)

This Vader themed nutcracker from Steinbach of Germany (world-renowned nutcracker makers) is handcrafted from various European hardwoods, stands 18 1/2″ tall and even includes a vinyl cape and red lightsaber at the ready. Unfortunately though this nutcracker won’t be seeing any action since it’s specifically made for decorative purposes only. Come to think of it I don’t think I’ve ever seen a nutcracker like this actually used to crack a nut…

The Steinbach Vader Nutcracker is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $349.95.

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2 responses to “Darth Vader Demoted to Nut Cracking”

  1. Jared says:

    I saw this at a nutcracker shop in Leavenworth, WA a couple months ago. It’s pretty big and expensive, but would make a good collectible for the die-hard.

  2. Buk says:

    They should re-issue as a Dark Helmet nut cracker. May the Schwartz be with you!