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New Products for Saturday, June 7, 2014

Our weekly showcase of what's new in shopping trends
2014-06-07T00:00:00Z New Products for Saturday, June 7, 2014Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Shakespeare meets Lucas

How might William Shakespeare interpret George Lucas' film classic "Return of the Jedi?" The drama, strong villainy and romantic plot points of the great stage works of The Bard certainly share some similarities with the characters and circumstances surrounding Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and the lot dreamed up by Lucas. Author Ian Doescher, with permission from Lucas, has created a 168-page neat hardcover work titled "William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return," dedicated to how Shakespeare might tell this tale.

WHERE TO BUY: $14.95 in stores or at

Safe and secure

First Alert, which the company that bills itself as "the most trusted name in home safety," now sells personal security device intended to fit in pockets, purse or the palm of the hand. It's called the First Alert Safety POD (Protection on Demand). It features motion sensors to protect personal belongings. If the device is moved or detect vibration, it sounds an alarm at 100 decibels.

WHERE TO BUY: $29.95 at mass merchant stores or visit or call (800) 323-9005

New look

Better Homes and Gardens has a new soft-cover book that is perfect for helping with summer projects for easy interior design. With more than 100 pages of beautiful decorating ideas, "Better Homes and Gardens: Makeovers and Room-by-Room Solutions" features before and after photos and helpful hints how to save money while also selecting the best colors and styles for furnishings and room decor.

WHERE TO BUY: $21.99 in stores or at

Dads' delights

Dad's tool set wouldn't be complete without a selection of delicious snacks to help make any work around the house or summer chores fly by with a smile. The Dad's Tool Bucket Snack Set from is brimming with goodness. Inside, dad will find Lucca & Sons Beef Summer Sausage, Beer Nuts Cashews, Shortbread Cookies and other goodies.

WHERE TO BUY: $39.99 at

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