Starbucks Star Wars Been There Endor mug

Star Wars Been There – Endor

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Star Wars Been There – Endor is a mug for a small forested moon that orbited the Tana (Endor), a gas giant from the Endor system. Other names of the moon included the Forest Moon of Endor or the Sanctuary Moon.
The front of the mug shows Ewoks, native inhabitants of the moon. They were primitive but curious and friendly furred bipeds that used spears, slings, and knives as weapons. On the other hand, they appeared to be quick learners of advanced technologies and concepts brought by the Empire.
Ewoks (and Endor) make their first appearance in Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983). In this episode, they accepted the Rebel Alliance into their tribe and helped in the ground battle to destroy the Imperial shield generator built in their forest (see the gates to that facility on the left of the front of the mug). That was crucial in order to defeat the unfinished DS-2 Orbital Battle Station (the second Death Star) that orbited the moon and was protected by the above-mentioned shield generator. All that was a part of the Battle of Endor that was a major battle of the Galactic Civil War, one in which the Alliance was able to shatter the rule of the Galactic Empire and destroy the DS-2. The deaths of Darth Sidious and Darth Vader were other significant outcomes of the battle.
There is a “Wonderful. We are now part of the tribe” phrase on the back of the mug. It was said by C-3PO after Ewoks accepted rebels into their tribe. There is more on that. In fact, Ewoks thought C-3PO was the god due to his golden, metallic body. The display of the powers of the Force by Luke Skywalker convinced them even more.
By the way, the above-mentioned phrase sounds a little bit different in the movie. It seems designers intentionally or not skipped “the” in front of the “part”. I hope it won’t cause any discontent of the fan base.

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