The Darth Vader Snow Globe?


I’ve been trying to cut back on frivolous spending, which is a lie, but there really was no way to avoid buying this Star Wars “Musical Holiday Waterball,” a title that makes me wonder if the term “snow globe” is trademarked. There are a few different versions available, but you’d be a damned idiot to pass up on Darth Vader for Yoda, for one very adorable reason:


Dude’s building the Death Star, out of snow! And he’s all crouching down and shit! If that isn’t the cutest thing since Admiral Ackbar intentionally synched his “fall back into the chair” motion so his neck would hit his seat’s headrest at the exact moment the Super Star Destroyer crashed into Death Star II at the end of Return of the Jedi, I don’t know what in the hell is.

All that aside, it’s a very nice snow globe. Sometimes, products like this will sneak by more on the merits of the licensee than the actual quality, but I’m happy to report that it’s a well made and quite heavy snow globe, with a finely carved base and swimming snowflakes and everything. Perfect.

Incredibly, the Star Wars “Musical Holiday Waterball” doesn’t play a chimey version of the Cantina song, but rather, “Let It Snow.” The thought of Darth Vader building the Death Star out white heaven is one thing, but picturing him doing that while humming “Let It Snow” is the answer to Charlie Brown’s question. This is what Christmas is all about.

Hunch my ass — now we know the real reason Vader was so eager to the flip the whole fucking Imperial fleet around and head for Hoth.

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95 thoughts on “The Darth Vader Snow Globe?

  1. Cid

    TNA isn’t all that great, in my opinion. About all they have REALLY going for them are Daniels, Angle and Joe. I’m not saying WWE is better, now. Just that TNA still needs a lot of work on putting on a solid show. I hope they succeed.

  2. Cameron T.

    Muppet Baby:

    I’m guessing the reason that X-E was down was because the Snowgloble link was posted on Fark. Thus, the server got Farked.

  3. Kate

    Hey Mystie, what do the winter series My Little Ponies look like? Are they Target exclusives?

  4. Matt Post author

    I got them there ponies too. The packages are a bit different in style from the Halloween versions, but in many ways nicer and easier to display. (NOT THAT I AM DISPLAYING PONIES, DAMMIT.) Yes, they are Target exclusives. (For those asking, the Darth snow globe also came from Target.)

  5. Jessica Marie

    TNA is so much more exciting than WWE! We almost always end up turning Smackdown off, but throughout TNA I’m gasping and saying how awesome the wrestlers are. They can actually *wrestle.*

  6. Kev

    Awesome.

    Let it s-nnnooooooooow~ Let it s-nnnnnnooooooow!, let it s-nnnoooooooow!.

  7. Ranger Joe

    Almost the entire roster of the WWE can work that TNA style better than the TNA boys. The WWE guys have restrictions on what they can and can’t do in the ring.

    Also TNA guys are almost all WWE offcasts. The ones that aren’t, don’t have that much of a universal appeal that a WWE star has. AJ Styles can’t communicate to save his life.

    And Raw is still a fun show to me. UMAGA has been built solidly. DX is still a joy to watch.

  8. Anonymous

    And to wrap it up, I want TNA to do well. If they do well than Vince will start doing better. And I like seeing guys like Christian get his recognition.

    Oh, and any of you see the Christmas DX shirts?

  9. Old E

    TNA is way better than WWE as of late. I enjoy Mr. Kennedy, and JBL as a broadcaster. Apart from that, there is just no real reason to watch. I still do, only because I have done so forever, TNA is a must see show for me though. The PPV’s are awesome. Every one of those guys (ok save Rhino) Is excellent in performing a gimmickless un-raunchy wrestling match. I would much rather see Joe and Angle wrestle a classic match than EVER see another fat mans ass with a head being forced into it.

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  11. erich

    I bought Yoda last year. I MUST have Vader this year!

    As for TNA, they’ve GOT to get rid of Russo. The man’s a cancer on pro wrestling. How long until it’s AJ vs Joe in a Viagra On A Pole match?
    Get rid of Russo, get some real goddamn bookers, and TNA will be exactly where it needs to be – on it’s way up!

  12. Dawn T.

    I know I sent an email a few days ago about this, but after I read your site today about the snowglobe, I strongly feel you should also check out the Darth Vader on a badass black motorcycle with his lightsaber flying! In the ad I saw him with one hand on the handlebar and the other hand waving his giant glowstick around like he means business!

    The toy’s around $8. When I read about the snowglobe today, I wouldn’t mind putting that and the chopper side by side!

    Just think–now there’s TWO items of DV doing things that we’ve NOT seen him doing in any of the movies!

    Your site RULES! Keep up the great work!

  13. Supragenius

    Oh man, I know exactly who to buy this for. My friend is a huge Star Wars freak. He’ll pee himself when he sees this. Thanks for the posts Matt. Don’t overwhelm yourself for christmas like you did on halloween. This was pretty big for a blog entry, really, but I love the blog just as much as the big articles. Just remember, christmas is fun! So don’t sweat the site.

  14. starwenn

    Bill, I went down to my mom and stepdad’s house in North Cape May for Thanksgiving; I’m opting to stay up here in Oaklyn, near Philadelphia on the Jersey side, for Christmas. It’ll be easier on my sanity (and my sister’s – she’s the driver) than trying to truck down there again at one of the busiest times of the year.

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  16. ginger

    got mine today—who needs paxil when i have this water-encased moment of happiness?

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