The Pacific island of Niue is hoping to drum up some cash from Star Wars fans by issuing two sets of coins commemorating the sci-fi franchise. The Darth Vader coin set For NZ$469 (£238) a pop, you can choose from either a Darth Vader-themed collection (pictured), or a Millennium Falcon boxed set featuring duets of Luke …
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It's as if millions of geeks suddenly tried to connect and the server suddenly silenced..
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By the time they've paid George Lucal his ridiculous royalties they wont make a penny.
Are they paying Lucas?
I question whether they are paying George Lucas for the privilege?
@Dave Kelly 2 RE "Are they paying Lucas?"
Given that he is even quicker off the mark when it comes to suing people than The Man from Cupertino, they had better be paying royalties.
Why is His Kirkness promoting Star Wars and not Star Trek?
If he wanted to go for a quality series he'd be making Whitestar cases and talking to Boxleitner's lawyers. I think it's more "which series has the larger, more rabid user base with a proven record of buying stuff over and over again."
but his name wasn't Sheridanness...
Yes, thank you, I got that
It did take a considerable amount of brainpower to spot "Kirk" in "Kirkness", but afterward I still felt like enough of a fanboy to get a dig in about B5's superiority to both of them.
I'm glad to see that at least someone got it.
I thought it was clever and funny, but the joke itself proves my lack of sense. :)
Small countries have been doing this commemorative crap for years. Pobjoy mint and others specialise in printing coins like these for small countries and you can buy coins with Snoopy and all sorts on them. They know only collectors bother to buy these sets so it's a convenient source of income for these countries who exchange their funny money for proper currency.
Not just coins but stamps too. As a kid I remember comic books used to have ads for stamp firms who'd send out books of "stamps" on approval from the Pitcairn Islands, Vanatu and other places which were purely for collectors. They even stuck a phony postmark onto the stamps to make pretend these stamps were actually circulated.
"traditional likeness of Her Maj Liz 2"
So I'm assuming that's not the one in the Slave Leia costume??
(Never make fun of a woman with nuclear weapons...)
... the Commemorative Coins you're looking for...
Perfect for underage alchol purchases
Barman: The kid looks underage, can I see some ID.
Obi-Wan: You don't need to see his identification.
Barman: I don't need to see his identification.
They may not be buying many ice creams, but a Stormtrooper helmet?
Talk nicely to the Stormtrooper, and he might be happy for you to try on his helmet if he's that way inclined...
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