Feb 09 2011

For The Insanely Nerdy Dad In Your Life

Star Wars Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket with Medal Of Yavin

Let’s say you know a dad who is, shall we say, really nerdy. Geeky. Whatever term you prefer. Their particular brand of nerdiness is Star Wars.

If you really love them, have a couple hundred bucks to drop, and they are indeed insanely nerdy about Star Wars, consider the Officially Licensed Star Wars Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket with Medal Of Yavin.

Yes. This is a replica of the jacket Luke Skywalker received at the end of the movie that I call Star Wars, but my children refer to “Episode IV: A New Hope.” It took many years but I have finally come to terms with this fact. It no longer makes me angry. No really. It doesn’t. See? I’m fine. (Deep breathing, deep breathing…)

Here’s the scene where Luke gets the medal in case you somehow don’t know what we’re talking about here.

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For an interesting (and yes, very nerdy) discussion of the fact that Chewbacca does not receive a medal, read the comments on this version of the same clip on YouTube.

Officially Licensed Star Wars Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket with Medal Of Yavin, $196.70 at Amazon.com. Unless dad is a bit on the large side — an extra-large version will run you $275.