Darth Vader Soap: Luke, I Am Your Lather!
April 7th, 2012
I know it seems like an odd question, but I wonder how Darth Vader kept himself clean inside of that suit. I can only imagine he got really sweaty in there, and it’s not like it would have been easy for him to get out of it to take a bath. While we may neve know how Vader scrubbed himself clean, at least you can take a bath with the help of the Dark Lord.
This gigantic Darth Vader soap weighs a full 1 kilogram (~2.2 pounds), and is sure to last you a very long time in the bath. At that size, it’s about 10 times the weight of an ordinary bar of soap, so you’ll probably need to slice it up to use it. It’s made by Etsy seller La Pretentieuse (The Pretentious), using their bamboo and spices soap as a base. While I never quite imagined that the aroma of the Dark Side was bamboo and spices, I suppose it’s better than the smell of Anakin’s burnt flesh and sweat.
You should note that since the jumbo Vader soap is made with black oxide, that it’s lather will be grey – despite the fact that it’s getting you clean. I like to think that bathing with this would eventually pull you over to the Dark Side, but that’s just me.
Priced at $85(USD), it’s definitely the most expensive bar of soap I’ve ever seen, but somebody has to help fund the construction of the next Death Star I suppose.