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Cardboard Darth Vader costume lets you become an eco-friendly Jedi villain

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By Koh Ruide, SoraNews24

When Japanese stationery company Showa Note introduced its line of wearable cardboard costumes, their cool-looking samurai armor promised endless fun for kids and adults alike.

But ever since the release of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" on the epic space opera’s 40th anniversary, the company has received numerous requests from fans to expand the existing cardboard series. And with "Solo: A Star Wars Story" releasing in Japan on June 29, Showa Note responded by adding the jet black armor of Darth Vader to its cardboard costume lineup.

▼ Make your very own Jedi villain costume and wield the Force with impunity.

Like all wearable cardboard costume kits created by the company, the Darth Vader getup can be easily assembled straight out of the box without the need for extra tools.

Whether it’s the easy-to-pop-out perforated cardboard parts or the imprinted numbers indicating which things go where, everything about the kit is child-friendly. Even the wave-like edges of the parts cushion impact against skin, reducing the likelihood of children cutting themselves.

Since the Darth Vader costume comes pre-painted, aspiring Jedi Masters can direct all their attention on creating their garb instead of cleaning up messy paint spills. Made from more than 90 percent recycled corrugated cardboard, the armor is both light and easy to handle.

Although a Chewbacca cardboard costume seems unlikely for now, C-3PO and his trusty buddy R2-D2 would make awesome additions, not to mention feared bounty hunter Boba Fett.

The Darth Vader cardboard getup costs 3,980 yen and is scheduled to be released in fall this year, making it a great gift for kids or a fantastic cosplay option when Halloween comes around.

Source: Showa Note, YouTube/Oyakotori via Value Press

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The Paper may not be very strong with this one!

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Japan's obsession with wasting paper.

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Japan's obsession with wasting paper.

Why? Japan recycles large quantities of paper and cardboard.

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eye: "The Paper may not be very strong with this one!"

I find your lack of faith disturbing. Hee hee!

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