It’s one of the pivotal scenes in the climax of “The Empire Strikes Back.” Intergalactic smuggler, rogue, and all-around badass Han Solo is frozen in carbonite to test the procedure so it can be used on Luke Skywalker. Chewbacca roars, Princess Leia weeps, and Darth Vader and his cronies have the universe by the short and curlies. And just when things couldn’t look worse for our heroes, the infamous bounty hunter and prize jerk Boba Fett comes along to take Han’s frozen body to the evil slug/crime lord Jabba the Hutt. Needless to say, things aren’t looking good.
Still, despite its place as a symbol of the dramatic lowpoint of the Star Wars Trilogy, the image of Han Solo’s face frozen in carbonite has become a beloved icon. For whatever reason, people just love to make products that capture the agony and pain of one of their favorite characters during his greatest moment of defeat. And now, you can make ice cubes that look like it!
The Han Solo in Carbonite Silicone Tray is coming soon from Entertainment Earth for $9.99. With it, you can make Han Solo in Carbonite ice cubes, Han Solo in Carbonite jellys, Han Solo in Carbonite chocolates or Han Solo in Carbonite anything. As long as you can pour it and wait for it to harden, the Han Solo in Carbonite tray will make sure that when it does, it’ll capture all the drama and pain of one of the classic scenes of the Trilogy. At the very least, if the drinks at your next Star Wars shindig have little frozen Han Solos keeping them cool, the party is guaranteed to be a success.