While Gothamist doesn't think we'll be seeing Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith during the first weekend (as a friend put it, Hayden Christensen looked more like a date rapist than brooding Jedi), we're totally excited about the Darth Tater toy. It's a Mr. Potato Head with Darth Vader accessories. An Amazon reviewer writes:
A couple of choice lines from the packaging: "Together we shall rule as father & spud!" + "As a Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Tater was once a promising young Jedi who lost his roots!"
Now we totally want to be Darth Tater for Halloween!
The Darth Tater on Amazon; it's not for sale yet, but a ton of Star Wars-related merchandise goes on sale tomorrow. There are some midnight events at Toys R Us stores tonight- including the Times Square location.