First, let me apologize for my absence, I've been a very busy man.  But to bring me out of my hiatus here, I've been tipped off to Action Figure Insider's list of illustrations of products Pepsi and Lucasfilm brainstormed in the run up to The Phantom Menace but were ultimately rejected.

I really think some of these really need to be looked at again because I would buy a number of these.

I think you would, too.

I've picked a few of my favorites for the slideshow below, but be sure to hit up AFI's website for the complete rundown here.

Seriously, I want more than a few of these more than I should.

Go contact this guy and manufacture some of these, Lucasfilm.

You can see the full slideshow here.

(This post sponsored by video game shirts)

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