13 Geekiest License Plates in Arizona

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The mother of all geeky license plates.
Benjamin Leatherman

There are many personalized license plates in Arizona – tens of thousands of ‘em, in fact – each of which sports a particular message that the owner wants to show off to the world.

Some are politically oriented (“BUYAGUN,” “1AZGOP”) while other make reference to sports (“LOLASU”), religion (“ATHEIST”), food (“DOUGHNT”), car culture ("MPRMAMA"), or whatever else that drivers want to reference in seven characters or fewer. 

The local nerd crowd also get into the fun, as there are countless vanity plates around Arizona that make reference to Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, and other geek-friendly franchises, as well as bits of Internet culture and slang. This includes the following 13 license plates we’ve encountered around Arizona or spotted online: 

13 Geekiest License Plates in Arizona
Courtesy of Negativsteve

13. Pod Person
We’re guessing this one belongs to either a local podcaster or someone who’s a major fan of the medium.

13 Geekiest License Plates in Arizona
Courtesy of Negativsteve

12. Troll With It
If you need a little help deciphering this nonsensical Internet slang term, “trollol” relates the laughter or humor caused by the actions of a troll. And, yes, we’re well aware that the Internet has butchered the English language beyond repair.

13 Geekiest License Plates in Arizona
2ucson via eBay

11. Driving Force
Sound out the combination of letters and numbers on this classic Arizona vanity plate recently sold on eBay, and it reveals the metaphysical and mystical power at the heart of the Star Wars universe. 

13 Geekiest License Plates in Arizona
Courtesy of Negativsteve

10. Monster Jam
Fast fact: "Gojira" happens to be the original Japanese name for the legendary movie monster Godzilla.

13 Geekiest License Plates in Arizona
Benjamin Leatherman

9. Wizard World
Even Muggles will recognize the fact this vanity plate references Harry Potter, specifically the name of one of the houses at Hogwarts. Consider yourself enlightened.

13 Geekiest License Plates in Arizona
Courtesy of Nerd Dollz

8. Robot Roll Call
Ever since The Force Awakens came out last year, many Star Wars fans have debated whether or not the film’s cutesy droid BB-8 is better than the original trilogy’s R2-D2. The local geeks who own this particular plate, however, are evidently fans of both.

 

13 Geekiest License Plates in Arizona
Courtesy of Mark DiNunzio

  7. Time Bandit

To paraphrase Dr. Emmett L. Brown, when this DeLorean hits 88 miles per hour, you might just to see some serious shit. Or it might get a ticket from some cop who’s never even seen Back to the Future.

13 Geekiest License Plates in Arizona
Courtesy of Tim Brewer

6. Light Speed Demon
We’re guessing this particular vehicle runs on dilithium crystals instead of unleaded. 

13 Geekiest License Plates in Arizona
Courtesy of Negativsteve

5. Elf Esteem
For you non-Lord of the Rings geeks out there, Rivendell is the mountainside village in Middle Earth where many of the elves live. And no, Orlando Bloom wasn’t behind the wheel of this car when this pic was taken.

13 Geekiest License Plates in Arizona
Benjamin Leatherman

4. More than Meets the Eye
Autobot leader Optimus Prime approves of this Transformers-inspired license plate we spotted while out on the town.

13 Geekiest License Plates in Arizona
Benjamin Leatherman

3. X-Factor
Hey bub, don’t you dare cut off this vehicle in traffic, unless you’d like to be on the receiving end of some sort of gnarly mutant power.

13 Geekiest License Plates in Arizona
Courtesy of Negativsteve

2. Khan Job
A tribute to the infamous moment from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan when James T. Kirk loses it and howls the name of his most dreaded enemy.

13 Geekiest License Plates in Arizona
Benjamin Leatherman

1. Sith Happens
Come to the dark side – they’ve got bad-ass vanity plates ... and cookies.


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