This is why you shouldn’t hand the product design over to Star Wars geeks. The horrific contraption above is a laptop for kids, in the shape of Darth Vader’s infamous helmet. Your kids will be able to play a selection of 50 different games with it, by using the handy lightsaber-shaped pointer attached to it. ‘Themed marketing’ indeed.
Here are its (rather scary) features, straight from the product page:
Darth Vader laptop is the ultimate learning toy for your children. Enter Sith’s realm and let Darth Vader challenge young children’s skills in mind-blowing games in logic, music, and other breathtaking activities.
“Breathtaking”? With Lord Vader? I have a bad feeling about this. It comes with other silly features like a headphone jack and the lightsaber-thingie actually makes a sound as it is waved around.
As cool as it looks to a Star Wars Geek like myself, I’m not quite sure if it is… well, okay to let my kid learn under a menacing Sith Lord who took up choking people and slicing hands as a hobby. I mean, Yoda or some Jedi could have been reasonable. But Lord Vader?!