The Transportation Security Administration has announced that "Star Wars" souvenir Coca-Cola bottles would not be allowed in either carry-on or checked luggage.
The item — which is for sale exclusively at Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park — is considered a banned item because it too closely resembles an explosive device.
What are the details?
The Coca-Cola product bottles, which are shaped like "thermal detonators," retail around $5 each and are modeled after a device used by Princess Leia (while disguised as a bounty hunter) in "Return of the Jedi."
Because He's holding a Thermal Detonator!! www.youtube.com
A Twitter user snapped a photo of the bottle and asked the TSA on Twitter if such items would be permitted on commercial aircrafts despite their curious designs.
The user wrote, "I know these look dodgy, but can they be packed in suitcase?"
A spokesperson for the TSA responded that the bottles should not be packed in checked luggage or brought on the aircraft.
"Thanks for asking!" the spokesperson wrote. "Replica and inert explosives aren't allowed in either carry-on or checked bags."
@DarkAshNet Thanks for asking! Replica and inert explosives aren't allowed in either carry-on or checked bags.— AskTSA (@AskTSA) 1565716564.0
What did the company say?
The company's website refers to the new products — which are exclusive to the theme park — "orb" bottles.
"The Coca-Cola Company introduces hundreds of new products each year to give people more of the drinks they want in a range of innovative packaging — but none quite like this. Spherical 'orb' bottles — which will be exclusive to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge — stay true to the Star Wars aesthetic with a rounded look, resealable caps and brand names printed on scuffed, rusted labels in Aurebesh, the written language featured in the film franchise," the site explains.