We understand if the idea of letting Darth Vader near your nuts causes, um, a slight disturbance in the Force.
But never fear: It is, after all, that Nutcracker Suite time of year. And unless you're clumsier than a Mythbuster and get your fingers where they oughtn't to find themselves, the only casualties here are likely to be pecans, almonds, and such.
In fact, seeing as these "Star Wars" nutcrackers appear to be ornamental in nature, your cache of hazelnuts is probably safe from the Stormtroopers as well.
Don't let your guard down too far, though. If one of these babies falls into the hands of your younger brother (or problem child), your priceless collection of "Star Wars" action figures may well end up tragically decapitated.
The nut sabers, which can be sought out through Web site Kurt S. Adler (among other places, we're sure), seem to run anywhere from about $25 to about $50 apiece. And the collection includes--in addition to the already mentioned father of Luke and his Stormtrooper henchmen (and Yoda, whom you see above)--R2-D2, and a "Clone Wars" Yoda and trooper.
Speaking of little brothers, imagine the hours of fun you could have chasing yours around the house as you maniacally clack your Darth Vader nutcracker and cackle in your best Peter Cushing/Grand Moff Tarkin voice: "Perhaps you would respond to an alternative form of persuasion!"
(Via Laughing Squid)