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From Movie-Inspired USBs to 'Star Wars' Sneakers

 - Oct 22, 2009   Updated: May 19 2011
Before Hayden Christensen was cast as the young Darth Vader, audiences everywhere cowered in fear when the grand daddy of the Dark Side would pop onto the screen.

In a tribute to Darth Vader (and to all nerds, from San Diego to Toronto) we give you these 20 odes to Darth Vader. Give in to the Dark Side, look at the cluster.

Implications - The heroes of Star Wars are great, but it's the villains who have become the most iconic. People are intrigued by iconic villains whose presence is often the most dominant next to the hero and when they're hiding, one can't be help but be intrigued with their mystique. Many designers model their designs after bad guys to bring an edge to their product that certain characters can't. Brands incorporating villains intrigue consumers who want to feel bad and dangerous at times.