Over 5 million toy Yodas have been recalled world wide amid safety fears. The effect is likely to be disastrous on the replica Star Wars market, which has only just recovered from the exploding Han Solo fiasco.
The Yoda dolls were supposed to make phrases like "The force be with you", "Let the force decide" and "Young and much to learn have you." Instead the toy Yodas said "Corners cut have there been", "Maximise profits not safety" and "Recall will there be".
The problem originates from a rush to meet predicted sales targets. Company spokesman Luke Skywalker said "We had a big order on Naboo and we thought that we'd get the same for Tatooine. Sadly we were wrong and ended up falling victim to the evil Empire."
Toy Yodas were once known for being more reliable than their rivals. Now, however, a rushed business plan is exposing flaws in the production line.
May the force be with the consumer.