Here’s a typical toothpick dispenser, which is often spotted at Italian restaurants or pizza joints:
Now here’s a Darth Vader toothpick holder, which might soon be spotted in the homes of Star Wars fans across Japan:
The Darth Vader ToothSaber (real name) was announced back in March, but we only got a video look this month. It's embedded above. The ToothSaber holds toothpicks in the back of Vader, and when someone turns the knob to dispense a stick, Darth grabs the toothpick like a light saber. It costs $2,980 yen or $29, but it's not available in the US :(.
We’ve done it, though. We’ve successfully taken one of the most boring gadgets and made it fun and into something I wouldn’t mind owning. I’m proud of everyone, especially Japan. Great work. I can't wait to grab cheese with my Vader toothpick.