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'Star Wars' Merchandise Heating Up

Unless you've been frozen in carbonite for the past several months, you’re probably well aware there's an epic movie event scheduled for later this year. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' – the seventh film of the franchise – doesn't hit theaters until Dec. 18, but already promo products are flowing like hate through the Dark Side. (Ok, no more bad puns.) 

According to The Wichita Eagle, total sales of the merchandise are expected to reach several billion dollars. That’s billion, with a B! So you can imagine how much stuff is out there. The Wichita Eagle did devoted fans a huge solid by coming up with a guide to some of the coolest Star Wars items in the galaxy. Check out a slideshow below of some of the best ones, and may the merch be with you. (Sorry!)