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Starting with ships and cards.  Hopefully minis to follow.

I'm in my late 30's and have "had cable tv" all my life.  I have a friend in his early twenties that says he doesn't have conventional cable tv service and no one of his generation does that anymore.  Of course he has cable internet but he doesn't have a regular phone either... what he does have are tons of downloaded media on a bunch of external hard drives that would have powered a mid sized company ten years ago.  Is this common where you live?

Star Wars Universe / EU Facepalms
« on: May 5, 2011, 10:00 PM »
I love to rip on the EU as much as the next guy, but some things are just very argh

for example the death of Chewbacca.  Never knew the details, a moon fell on him to save the Solo kids from what I understand but that is not the face palm part. 

This is the face palm:

The Chewbacca Memorial on Kashyyk

And this quote:

    "I love you, Chewie."
    "I should have told him that myself! He saved my children! He was always there for them, he died for them! And I never told him."
    ―Han Solo to R2-D2 and C-3PO on Chewbacca

I've always done my best to avoid the EU like the plague so there must be plenty more I've never stumbled upon.

The Original Trilogy / Things I never noticed before
« on: March 19, 2011, 06:02 PM »
So I recently read the novelazations again and a couple of things struck me as odd.

From Star Wars (I will not call it that other name, it is and always be Star Wars)

Minor:  Very lucky no one was seriously injured when they jumped down into the garbage compactor.  Good thing all that wet broken metal and debris cushioned the fall from 20' up.

The Rebel Wing men for the trench run, what did they really expect to accomplish flying in that formation in the trench?  Wouldn't it have been much more effective to fly above the trench giving the leader some space ahead to protect him, like what Han does in the end?

From ESB

Atmosphere inside the Space Slug

So the Space Slug's gullet provided enough of an atmosphere to protect  against the hard vacumn of space?  I guess it did.

From RotJ

How long did the get away ships sit around in the Tatooine desert without being ravaged by Jawas and Tuskens?  From the whole deleted sandstorm scene.  Very lucky for our heroes they weren't stumbled upon by greedy scavengers.  I guess because Luke grew up on Tatooine he knew a good place to hide space ships in the desert.

Watto's Junk Yard / Star Wars Agra Hadig
« on: November 8, 2010, 09:18 PM »
My wife's mother is Armenian and in the Armenian tradition to celebrate our daughter's first tooth we had an Agra Hadig party.   And because I'm a big Star Wars fan we also had a Star Wars Agra Hadig too.

The baby is surrounded by a group of objects, covered with a scarf, and sprinkled with hadig (quinoa barley-because it looks like baby teeth).

Everyone then watches carefully to see what object she selects, as that object will predict her future career.

My daughter was surrounded by a pen (writer), a tube of paint (artist), a whisk (chef), a ruler (architect), hammer (building trades), thermometer (medicine), lipstick (fashion), money (finance or just plain wealthy), book (scholar or teacher). 

She touched the book, looked at the money, but ultimately picked up the whisk.  So Grandma said she would be a chef.

I applied these same principles and chose a group of Star Wars objects that was laid out immeditely afterwards. 

Interactive R2-D2 (mechanic), C-3PO Medicom RAH (languages), an Ertl vacumn formed Cantina (restauranteur),  Death Star Pop-Up book (scholar), miniature 2-1B w/Bacta Tank (medicine),  Star Wars Soundtrack LP (music),

Star Wars read along book & cassette (writer/story teller), Hasbro 12" Zuckuss (professional), Marmit TIE Fighter Pilot (Pilot), Lego Stormtrooper (customized by wife in Pink deco- Fashion), Kubrick Yoda (teacher/philosopher), the Star Wars decoed Monopoly money from a Star Wars Monopoly game (finance or just plain wealthy). 

I could have kept piling  the stuff on all day but my wife requested I keep it to 12.  And following the tradition of the baby grabbing the shiny object closest to the right hand she chose C-3PO, which I swiftly snatched away lest she snap him. 

Then she went for the cantina.  My prediction a French restranteur/chef!

Then we had cake!

Other Collectibles / Knight Models Star Wars Miniatures
« on: October 13, 2010, 07:55 PM »
A new company has started producing a high quality white metal line of Star Wars Miniatures.

Knight Models

1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / Sideshow 12" Hammerhead
« on: March 17, 2010, 09:00 PM »
Finally!   :D :D :D
Anyone found any pics yet?  There is a restricted video up on the SSC site.

EDIT:  Moved to the Forum Feedback section, from the 12" section. - MC

Doesn't make much sense to move the RAH Darth Vader thread out of here.
Why don't you move all the Marmit threads out too? ???
I mean just because something is a 12" Figure doesn't mean it belongs in the 12" Figure forum, does it?

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