For big fans, the answer is probably never.
Even for those less excited about Star Wars, the futuristic saga has become part of daily life.
It’s no longer unusual to hear colleagues or family members use Star Wars language in everyday conversations.
Here are a few popular picks by netizens.
Han Solo: I’m glad you‘re here to tell us these things (used when someone points out something obvious).
Luke Skywalker: I feel the good in you (when a friend or co-worker makes a mistake).
Anakin Skywalker: Always put purpose ahead of your feelings (when you need a reminder to make choices based on facts, not emotions).
Last year, Star Wars toys generated more than US$700 million in US sales alone, according to Reuters, making it the number one toy theme.
There are no statistics on Hong Kong but it’s hard not to notice Star Wars toys on store shelves.
Take a walk in the park and you’re likely to come across children running around, Lightsabers in hand.
Chances are you will see children using stationeries or school bags with Star War characters on them.
Star Wars T-shirts are everywhere.
Even in the kitchen, you can’t hide from Star Wars gadgets.
Kitchenware franchisees have churned out a wide array of stuff — Storm Trooper pepper shakers, Darth Vader toasters, TIE fighter nutcrackers, Landseeder bottle openers, Lightsaber chopsticks, R2-D2 kitchen timers, anything you can think of.
If you happen to be a hot pot lover and a Star Wars diehard, this R2-D2 pot I recently found would make a fine addition to your collection.
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