A Long, Long Time Ago In a Soulless Merchandising Attempt Far Away

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Star Wars Angry Birds. They exist. Or they will soon, since they start coming out next month and will hit toy stores continually through 2013. Given that Star Wars has done Mr. Potato Head crossovers and Disney mash-ups, I don’t know why these Angry Birds sets make me so… well… angry, but I think it has something to do with the fact that any “live-action” Angry Birds games suck. It’s half the fun of the hit phone games, but with the added work of rebuilding the sets every two minutes! Or maybe it’s because Angry Birds is such a recent, clearly-set-to-expire phenomenon that I feel like Lucas is trying to grab all the money even more blatantly than usual. At any rate, the sad truth is a Star Wars-themed version of the cellphone game would have been fine. Great even. These things are just terrible.