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Just like how there are two sides to the Schwartz, there are also two sides to the Force—a light side and a dark side. Today we're focusing on the dark side as we get prepared for "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

As a man with the Imperial logo tattooed on his shoulder, gotten back when I was a precocious young man, I've always had a soft spot for the Empire. Yes, I know they're the bad guys. Yes, I know that they are quite literally Space Fascists and every part of my being hates fascists. Yet, there's still an appeal, and I know I'm not the only one to feel this way. 

The Death Star is rad. Tie Fighters look frickin' awesome. Darth Vader is without a doubt the baddest motherfucker in the universe. And since all of this is happening in a galaxy far, far away, it's OK to root for the bad guys. No one actually dies. Entire planets do not actually explode. You can root for Vader to destroy the whiny Luke Skywalker, it's totally understandable. Just know that doing so is akin to rooting for the Washington Generals. 

In the gallery below you'll see some Stormtroopers, some AT-STs and a few Tie Fighters. You'll also find some Sith Lords, a couple of bounty hunters (that worked with the Empire so we're counting it) and a Star Destroyer. In other words, all the coolest action figures that you fought your siblings over when you were a kid.