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mgj97Ya238B9MGBZ6RDxaFw.jpg When I first saw this sitting on a shelf at King Soopers, I laughed.

I immediately envisioned opening the can to find a mess of nuts, bolts, gears, and computer chips floating in motor oil. What kind of soup was this supposed to BE? "Star Wars Soup?" "Droid Soup?" A nearby can had a picture of Yoda, which took my mind suddenly back to the first time I tried turtle soup, which is green and has a rich meaty flavor, which is not really a mental image that's psychologically compatible with a can with a picture of Yoda on it.

 

A more careful reading of the can indicates that it's basically chicken noodle soup, but with pasta shapes from Star Wars instead of boring old noodles. But you have to read the fine print to even find out what you're eating. I usually find this rather offputting, and so I did not buy the soup.

So Berni stuck a can in my stocking for Christmas. "Even if you don't want the soup, you want the can," she said. "You're just going to turn it into another brush holder for your workbench, like the Bruce Campbell's Cream Of Darkness soup can, or the Romulan Ale, or the T-Virus antidote." And I had to admit, she was right. Either that, or I was subject to a Jedi Mind Trick.  She's good like that.

Today, she's out at High Tea, and so for supper, I was left to fend for myself... and the Robot Soup presented itself. Why not? I opened the can, dumped it into a bowl, and microwaved it for a minute and a half while I washed and dried the can and carefully reaffixed the label. It did indeed include pasta shapes of a Stormtrooper, Darth Vader, R2-D2, and ... Yoda. I tried not to think of turtle soup.

My review? Less great than I would have liked. The soup is in fact chicken broth, but if there was actually any chicken MEAT in there, I must have eaten past it and missed it somehow. Campbell's puts little chunks of chicken in their chicken noodle, chicken and stars, chicken alphabet, and so on... but this one can of Star Wars Soup seemed to have gotten past the machine that actually inserts dead bird bits. There were, however, tiny bits of carrot; I counted nine fragments. And several pasta shapes, dense enough that they wouldn't fall apart in the broth, but would hold together and be recognizable. First time I've ever had to chew my chicken noodle soup. The flavor was acceptable, but upon reading the label, I noted that they seem to think that one can is two servings, which taken together doesn't TASTE particularly salty, but has enough sodium in it to blow the top of your head off.

Altogether? If you want the can label, grab it now. Not sure there's going to be a lot of repeat business on this stuff...

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I ate Campbell's Chicken And Stars recently, when I caught a cold. Call it stupid, but my mother fed it to me when I was teeny, and since then, it's been comfort food when I'm not well.

And there was chicken in it. Admittedly, somewhat less than an ounce, in tiny cube form, but it was in there.

If Campbell's Star Wars Soup contains chicken meat, it was in quantities tiny enough to escape detection by a reasonably alert tongue.

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The picture of Star Wars oranges has already gone viral. I am sure there are algorithms out there determining the added percent chance that some idiot will buy something if it has the Star Wars logo on it.

Yet, for some reason, I cannot buy a friggin' Kylo Ren or Finn in 28mm.

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My favorite are Star Wars apples.

 

My kids always loved them, because during Halloween season, they call them Vampire apples.

But now, they come in a bag with Darth Vader on them.  Yup.  Empire apples.

 

At least it's tangentially related.  Since the apple is an Empire Apple.

 

But that one made me chuckle.

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I was aware of the Darth Vader toaster. I recently bought the Darth Vader Hot Wheels car because it was the coolest thing I'd seen in years.

 

Still irritated about the lack of consistent license to manufacture 28mm Star Wars figures. I KNOW they SELL. I can only assume that the payments, licensing agreements, and bags of lawyer chow are just too much of a pain in the elf for those who would produce such a product...

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I ate Campbell's Chicken And Stars recently, when I caught a cold. Call it stupid, but my mother fed it to me when I was teeny, and since then, it's been comfort food when I'm not well.

 

And there was chicken in it. Admittedly, somewhat less than an ounce, in tiny cube form, but it was in there.

 

If Campbell's Star Wars Soup contains chicken meat, it was in quantities tiny enough to escape detection by a reasonably alert tongue.

The first time hubby got sick when I was with him I went out and got Campbell's chicken n stars, sunny delight, and a frozen pizza, because I remembered him telling me that's what his mom fed him when he was sick. It totally blew him away that I remembered that and did that for him. That's how I roll!

 

And even though I love me some astromech droids, I managed to avoid feeling tempted by the silly marketing ploy.

 

Now, if it had a toy in it.... :devil:

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They're afraid that someone might do a better paintjob on the minis...

Gman likely has The right of it. If too many pewter minis hit the market, the chance of Hello Kitty storm troopers showing up on google image search and hurting the brand increases dramatically.

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