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Offline Quazar

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Re: Special project question
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2006, 02:03 AM »
This reminds me of this site:  http://www.itsalladream.com/jeanluc.html

The site also has some amusing action figure photocomics.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2006, 02:11 AM by Quazar »
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Re: Special project question
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2006, 02:15 PM »
I'm in. I'll take him to some clubs in LA.  ;D


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Re: Special project question
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2006, 12:26 PM »
Well I now dub this thread The Brotherhood (and Sisterhood :)) of the Travelling Pimp Daddy Kenobi. I saw this issue of the original Marvel Star Wars comic in the $1 bin at my local comic shop. The minute I saw this I had to make him......


And here he is In all his Pimpin Purple  groovy 70's glory...


As we all know old Ben was a bit of a boozer and a party animal in his youth. With these groovy treads, and that mack daddy goatee Im pretty sure that he was the life of the party on more than one occasion. He kniows how to have a good time, and he will come to expect it from his host. So take him around the places you go to have fun.

Since I now live in a dry county, there are no bars or nightclubs that I can take him to, so I will be forced to take him to the tourist traps around here in Tennessee. So he is more than looking forward to going elsewhere. :-\

This custom wasnt very hard. He is a VOTC Ben Kenobi boiled in purple RIT dye.
You will of course have to pop his head and hands off to do it but it took to the dye very well. It did take the better part of a 24 hrs for the dye to 'bleed off" in water, but that just assures that you wont have purple hands when handling the fig. Due to very incliment weather I havent been able to take him around town but I hope to be able to do that tomorrow, and have my pics up by weeks end at the latest, and then hes off to Chewie's house for more fun and adventure.
Then he will then be sent to BrentS and Master_Phruby and so on down the list of of posts in the order of appaearance.

I hope everyone enjoys this, and most of all just have fun. ;)

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Re: Special project question
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2006, 12:32 PM »
...Since I now live in a dry county...

In more ways than one. ;)


Wow! That is a cool figure. I'm impressed that you dyed the cloth to match. I have a few places in mind for obiwan to visit including the happiest place on earth.
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Re: Special project question
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2006, 09:41 AM »
So, has obiwan started his adventures?
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Re: Special project question
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2006, 02:39 PM »
As a matter of fact he has. Hopefully Ill get the pics up this weekend sometime. Miserable weather kept me from doing much of anything up until Tuesday, but I took him around and showed him some sights. So stay tuned. ;D

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Re: Special project question
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2006, 12:33 PM »
Finally I have the time to post my pics. I know its been a long time coming and I appreciate everyones patience. So without firther adoo... I present to you the first Pics of the Travelling Purple Pimp Daddy Kenobi. ;D

Since just about everything here in Sevierville/ Pigeon Forge Tennessee closes down during the month of January, I decided to take old Ben to Gatlinberg.
The first stop on our journey was the Gatlinberg welcome center, where he decided he wanted to take a picture in front of the floral arrangement outside.



He then decided that I should be in the picture as well, this was not an easy task so I abandoned the idea after this picture.



After hopping the trolley it deposited us on the steps of the Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies.



As you can see from the photo he was very excited. Possibly due to the fact he lived on a desert planet for so long, he was anxious to see anything having to do with water.

He next wanted a nice panoramic shot of the him in front of the large tank before we journeyed into the aquariums dark underbelly.



There were a few more exhibits we saw befor our encounter with the large undersea tunnel with the moving sidewalk. We stopped in front of a large tank full of Pirhannas and swapped a few lawyer jokes but he was ultimately uninterested in snapping a pic there. So we stepped onto the moving walkway.

We were quickly beseiged by large sharks, but they moved so quickly that it was hard to get a decent shot. Ben quickly lit his saber to defend us but I told him that we were quite safe. This is the only shot that came out.



Shortly after we exited the shark tunnel there was a large educational area for children. Ben was uninterested, so we continued on to the Pirate exhibit. ( My personal favorite)

They have a great 'Fact versus Fiction" segment here a la the History Channel, and lots of great hands on exhibits. The exhibit itself is more than a little inspired by " The Pirates of the Carribean" and of course ben wanted a shot with one of the skeletal Pirates. ;D



The said Pirate was more than happy to oblige.

We next decided to go to the Guiness Book of World Records museum. I have to say this was not all it was cracked up to be. I expected a lot more, but thats just me. Ben however was bored to tears. As a joke he decided to pose with the wooden Noah's Ark exhibit.



The best exhibit was the last one.



The Batcave, and batmobile exhibit was great, but still wasnt worth the price of admission. Ultimately, unless youre into this sort of thing the avoid Guinness. :-\

He next spotted the actual Ripley's Beleive It or Not museum. Unfortunately photography is not allowed but it is a great place none the less. I highly reccommend it. We took this shot before going in.



Next I took him to my favorite Gatlinberg attraction. Ripleys Haunted Mansion. Though the sign is in the next picture you can barely make it out. the sun was incredibly bright that day. This haunted attraction is no Disney's Haunted Mansion but its damn good none the less. Unlike disneys animatronics they utilise real "actors". But yet again they allowed no photography, which is understandable considering the special effects used. This attraction I highly reccommend.



Never the less, I will end our little adventure with this triumphant shot. Obi Wan will be off to Chewie for his next adventure. He should be in the mail in the next couple of days. Hopefully you were entertained by our exploits, I for one am anxious to see where he goes next.


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That was hilarious!  I loved it.  Very funny.  I'm looking forward to continuing the adventure!  I will need a day or two to take the pics, upload them and send them to the next person... who is next on the list?

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Get the figure to me in July and I will take it to Comic-Con.  :P


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BrentS is after Chewie. Then its me.
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Re: Special project question
« Reply #25 on: January 30, 2006, 01:51 PM »
...Since I now live in a dry county...

In more ways than one. ;)


Too funny Phruby!!


Get me in on this guys... This should be fun.
Great pics so far Darth E.

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To reduce the chance of Ben or his handlers getting an action-figureborne illness, make sure you wash your hands after handling beef, poultry, fish, diapers, buttwipes, cadavers, and genitalia.






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Great update D.E.  I love that aquarium in Gatlinburg.  The Pirate pose is classic!

I think I'm on the list after Chewie.  If I can get him before Feb 16th, I can include Obi-Wan on my family's long weekend coming up.

Did we decide to add "customized" bumper stickers to his traveling case?
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Hey, this is off to a great start!  Great stuff!

I'd be happy to join, too, but since DD is already on the list, don't know if you really need two stops in So Cal....But let me know.

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Phruby's in So. Cal too...but I'm sure we all have different places we can take him in our grand, socialist California paradise.  ;)

Besides, I really want to take him to con and try to get him a little Amy Allen lovin'.

Or me. Either one of us, really.  ;D

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