If you don’t watch the Super Bowl for the game, then you’re probably watching it for the commercials, which are some of the year’s best! Last year, Volkswagen came out with a funny commercial involving a young Darth Fader trying to use the Force against their latest Passat model and came back this year with one involving a dog. But Super Bowl isn’t the only time you’ll catch some cool Star Wars ads. We’ve compiled a cool list of past Star Wars commercials that are out of this world.
11. Old School 1977 Kenner Star Wars Toys
Here’s an oldie but goodie! It’s an original commercial for Kenner Star Wars Toys and Collectibles.
10. Star Wars Special Edition Trailer
Watching this trailer will definitely want to make you go watch the original Trilogy movies! We’re ready to watch them right now actually.
9. Saga Promo for Cinemax
When Cinemax aired all six of the Star Wars movies in HD, the ran this cool ass promo and used Coldplay’s “Fix You” song for it. Good stuff!
8. Pepsi Star Wars Commercial
Check out another old school commercial that Pepsi did for the release of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith. Damn, Yoda and his mind games!
7. Darth Fader Fantasy Draft Fail
Lucasfilm teamed up with ESPN to alert football fans about its Blu-ray release of their saga, which just so happened to be dropping the same time the NFL started so a commercial was naturally a great collabo. Looks like football isn’t Darth Vader’s thing.
6. Yo Da Man
There’s no denying that Yoda is one badass Jedi and this commercial for the original DVD release of the Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones proves it!
5. Spike TV Star Wars Ads
Spike TV came out with some awesome Star Wars ads like this one with Darth Vader playing golf and using the Force against another player that gets a bit tee’d off. Doesn’t he know, you don’t upset Darth Vader!
4. adidas Originals Star Wars Cantina
Back in 2012, adidas Originals invited you to join some famous friends (think David Beckham, Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Franz Beckenbauer, Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown, Ciara, Jay Baruchel and more) for an intergalactic 2012 FIFA World Cup viewing party. Man, what a party it was!
3. The Barkside
Volkswagen must really like Star Wars because they released a teaser for their 2012 Super Bowl commercial, featuring a canine chorus that all bark to a very familiar tune…
2. The Force Volkswagen Commercial
A pint-sized Darth Vader uses the Force against the 2012 Passat. The hilariously cute commercial first aired during the 2011 Super Bowl
1. The Dog Strikes Back Volkswagen Commercial
For this year’s Big Game, Volkswagen debuted their second Star Wars-related commercial, this time featuring a dog getting in shape to take on the 2012 VW Beetle with a special Star Wars reference at the end!
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.