Thermal detonators may not be as famous as Star Wars lightsabers, but they’re a fun and recognizable prop for fans, who’ve been snatching up the available at Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction. Just don’t try to fly back to your home planet with one of them.
The Transportation Security Administration has the grenade-shaped thermal detonator bottles on its no-fly list.
A Star Wars fan on Twitter asked the TSA if the bottles could be packed in a suitcase for a flight. “Thanks for asking! Replica and inert explosives aren’t allowed in either carry-on or checked bags,” the official AskTSA account replied earlier this month.
The thermal detonators from Star Wars are powerful weapons within the fictional universe, but the Coke-branded replicas aren’t dangerous unless you shake up the fizzy contents inside. And even then, you’re really only in for a big mess. Still, the TSA takes anything that resembles a dangerous device seriously.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, an immersive land filled with theme rides and merchandise, launched at Disneyland in California earlier this year. Theopens this week.
If you do accidentally try to carry a thermal detonator Coke bottle through security or pack it in your luggage, you probably won’t face any serious consequences. After all, the TSA let a man whogo ahead and catch his flight.
If you desperately want to keep your empty Coke thermal detonator, maybe just take the time to mail it back home instead.