I imagine while writing the Star Wars movies, George Lucas had a hard time coming up with believable situations to put characters in that would be hard to escape. There was so much technology available, magic, roaring yetis with friggin laser beams, swords made of light that cut through flesh like butter, jet packs, and all sorts of hooey to help in a pinch.
And yet, the movies almost ended with death-by-trash-compactor.
ThinkGeek has a tool that could have changed everything if only someone had packed it into a back pocket.
The Star Wars Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool Kit comes equipped with four hex keys, two screwdrivers (one flat-head, one philipps), and an adjustable wrench built into the ship’s helm. The hex keys store away nicely in the back underside of the ship which is sealed shut with the power of magnets. Screwdrivers tuck away in the sides, and the wrench is adjusted by a wheel located in the center of the Falcon.
Check out more pictures after the jump, plus a video showing the off what the tool can do.