Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd in Hungary

By Attila Nagy on at

Human culture has reached a point of no return. The overwhelming barrage of Star Wars merchandise has pulverised the last remaining crumbs of our consumer dignity. Consider this product and cry with us: Star Wars Chicken Hot Dogs with Built-in Ketchup. And it gets worse.

The following photos were taken in several supermarkets in Hungary, just two days until the première of the new Star Wars movie. The movie’s not even out yet, and it’s hard to find food that’s not Star Wars-branded. What’s especially odd is that the new food items aren’t even necessarily specific to The Force Awakens. Behold the force of Lucasfilm’s marketing machine.


Star Wars Chicken Hot Dog Snack with Built-in Ketchup

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Star Wars Foie Gras Cream (in a tube)

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Star Wars Flavoured Water (lemon, apple, and strawberry flavours)

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Star Wars Multifruit Soft Drink (with surprise egg)

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Star Wars Trading Cards

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Star Wars Tattoo Book with Snack (which appears to be a surprise)

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Star Wars Super Sweet Canned Corn

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Star Wars Cereals with with Free 3D Pencil toppers

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Star Wars Frozen Chicken Nuggets

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Star Wars 1.5% Milk (in a box)

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Star Wars PEZ Dispensers

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


I bought a few of these items and took a few shots in my Terry R. Home Studio. Feel free to share the photos with your friends!

“May the force be with you” - says the gray text in Hungarian

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Rebel vitamin

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Collect all the toys!

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


The surprise is that you get three pieces of useless junk

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


The dark side of the Star Wars merchandise

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


The ketchup is strong with this one

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


A million geese cried out in terror…

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


…at the sight of Darth Vader Foie Gras

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Liver long and prosper… wait wrong movie…

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Action-packed sliced chicken breast

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


You get six slices per pack

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


And it’s actually pretty bad

Star Wars Marketing Is Even More Absurd Outside the US


Photos: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo


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