Coca-Cola and Disney’s latest Star Wars collaboration has made a very convincing replica of a Star Wars prop available from the newly opened ‘Galaxy’s Edge’ theme parks.
The Coca-Cola bottles are sold in the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge parks at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and are designed to mimic the appearance of ‘thermal detonators’ from the fictional universe. Aside from the Coca-Cola branding and an alien language, the bottles pretty much look like grenades.
The bottles are, in fact, so convincing that the TSA is banning them on all flights, in both checked or carry-on luggage.
The bottles have become really popular and in addition to being memorabilia, they are also useful. Walt Disney Imagineering was proud of the design and its faithfulness to the Star Wars lore. But it was too faithful and too convincing.
The TSA doesn’t ban replicas of lightsabers, however, because they are less likely to be real.