At the end of ROTS, we see Vader standing on the bridge of a Star Destroyer looking at the framework of the first Death Star. It took the entire clone wars to build it that far. Twenty years later the Death Star is finished. Why did it take so long to build? It seems to me that it should have only taken a few more years. Why did the Rebel Alliance completely ignore the building of this Death Star for twenty years? How could the Empire keep it a complete secret for that long?
Every year my wife asks me what I want for Christmas. I respond with things like certain vintage star wars stuff or certain figures or ships. Or I might respond with certain vintage video game carts or systems or certain programming books. Of course non of this stuff is ever available in real stores. No matter what I ask for I'm told that is stuff you can buy for yourself. What is stuff she can actually find and buy for me?
Do you guys have this problem? People ask what you want for Christmas but never want to buy those kinds of things you ask for?
So what are some good things the average Star Wars geek could get for Christmas even if he already owns a comb?
The Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana California is now hosting the exhibit Star Wars Were Science Meets Imagination. I got to go to a special VIP preview of the show. The exhibit is now open til April. See the article on EndorExpress.net for details.
Have you gone toy shopping in your dreams? I've had ones where I would find the weirdest figures carded. Things like the Tonnika sisters or some mini diacast ship. Sometimes I would find custom made figures that someone in the store was trying to sell. Recently I found a battlepack that included two AT-STs, a big AT-AT, three turrets, a imperial bunker base and dozen snowtroopers. It was a big box. They also had the rebel version but I don't remember what was in that.
As part of the remodel, there will be a new larger office dedicated to my collection. My Star Wars collection use to reside in this room until about 2006 when it was converted into my daughter's room. All the stuff was packed up and put in the garage. It was a very sad day but it made my daughter Rose very happy. It made it hard to know what I had and it took alot of the fun of collecting out it. When you can't display this stuff, there seems to be no point of collecting it.
Now after five years it.... RETURNS!
This thread will show pictures of decorating the room, picking out new cabinets, painting and then finally reassembling the office. The plans are to combine the collection with my other favorite thing: classic video gameing. What I have in mind is to display mostly figures and maybe some ships if space permits. I will also integrate my collection of video game cartridges and classic systems such as Atari, Colecovision, Nintendo and Sega. The computer and my collection of classic systems will be attached to our old 42" TV so I can run any video game ever created. New cabinets will go around and on each side of the TV. There is a great black and white couch that will go in the center of the room with a coffee table. The computer will be in the back part of the room pretty much were it is shown in the pictures below. The computer and TV will have access to my media server and netflix so we can stream any movie. More details are coming.
Feel free to comment and offer suggestions as we pick out everything for the room. We are going for a kind of cantina lounge feel. We are setting on a brownish dark sand or brownish green color for the room with lighter color cabinets with glass doors to go with the cabinet and desk we have.
Anyway, lets recap what the office looked like BEFORE it was converted into my daughter's room.
This shelving unit will return for the computer.
This case will return full of vintage figures only.
Since my remodel is nearing completion it is getting to the time bring all my toys out from storage. I want to catalog all of my Star Wars figures and toys since I have no clue what I have anymore. Does anyone have a piece of software to do that? I was thinking of creating a spreadsheet or even designing an Microsoft Access database for it.
Well, we've been talking about thing for the last ten years and this week we finally pulled the trigger and construction started. We are adding over 800 square feet to our home. There will be a huge new master bedroom/bath in the backyard. The living room and family rooms are doubling in size. Best of all the STAR WARS OFFICE WILL RETURN! ETA for this project is September.
This thread I will update weekly with the progress. Once the Star Wars office is built, I'll update my collection thread with the decorating and setting back up of my collection.
This first sets of pictures are about four days worth of work stripping the stuco off the house, removing trees and jack hammering the side walks and side patio. There will be a new retaining wall built about six feet into the hill side. The new house will actually go all the way to the current hillside.