I know what you are getting for Christmas...
...I have felt your presents!
With the shops jammed and checkout lines up the wazoo, it would be forgivable to buy Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray from Amazon for The Wars fan in your life, and think "job done". The Reg, however, has channeled The Force to show there is another way, with 10 of the best Star Wars gifts. From the Millennium Falcon, …
...I have felt your presents!
Yoda Christmas tree lights! R2-D2 Christmas tree lights! It'd take me til next Christmas to decide which to go for.
Get two christmas tree's made out of lightsabres!
Hopefully means double the presents (Hopefully not slices in half)!
Yoda isn't in episode IV.
Mine's the long Jedi robe...
There's some awesome Star Wars Lego out there -
To right - my son can't get enough Star Wars Lego - the sets, the books, the games. Obviously I try to get him to go outside to play instead, honestly I do...
Some nice sets on that site, I think I’ll get the death star, just in case the gran-kids come around <cough><cough>
I like the key rings as well, I wonder do they do a princess leia in jabba the hutt bondage gear key ring, *NOW* that’s something I’d be interested in
I played with a mate's Lego Star Wars Millenium Falcon the other week: it's massive and belongs on this list though it is £340+ and takes aeons to construct.
Sad to see how well the "Complete Saga" Blu-ray set sold considering there was the option to buy a set containing just the 3 actual Star Wars movies.
"I played with a mate's Lego Star Wars Millenium Falcon the other week: it's massive and belongs on this list though it is £340+ and takes aeons to construct."
- Surely you mean it takes *parsecs* to construct?
A parsec is an astronomical measure of distance, approx = 3.26 light years, so Han's boast in Ep IV isn't one of time but of distance.
The Kessel Run is a smugglers route through the Maw Cluster of black holes, supposedly a minimum 18 parsecs in length whilst avoiding the event horizons. Han's claim of making it in less than 12 parsecs indirectly refers to the speed of the Falcon i.e. able to travel at x1.5 light speed, thus through the event horizons and consequently reducing the distance (safely) travelled.
And back to the real world / universe: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16178112
I'm aware of that the parsec is a measure of distance - I was attempting to have a poke at Lucas's own failure to understand this fact. Hence the deliberate confusion of distance and time in my post. I thought it was amusing (albeit slightly corny, hence the icon I chose), but I guess a joke's not funny if you need to explain it :)
I for one don't buy for a second the post hoc explanations about the Kessel Run claim - I think that Lucas just got it wrong.
That's OK, I got the joke.
Fair play sir and please forgive my obvious sense of humour failure! Been a long week :-)
I hear that is out 20th Dec :p
SW:TOR... and with early access Christmas has come early!
...and I really do hate myself for my attraction to tat sometimes.
But does the Haynes millennium falcon workshop manual tell you how to change the negative power coupling?
These aren't the presents I'm looking for.
I fucking hate pedants.
Oh, and wasn't r2d2 owned by annakin and not obi-wan?
Damn neutrinos, I've a good mind to set Higgs on to them.
"Oh, and wasn't r2d2 owned by annakin and not obi-wan?"
Technically, no. R2D2 was a lowly Astromech droid in the employ of the Naboo defense force. He (well, 'it') got a commendation for being a brave, plucky so and so, and not getting smashed off the side of a Nubian spaceship like his 3 fellow droids when Amidala's lot tried to get through a Trade Federation blockade. He (it) then managed to blag a cushy number trundling around after Annakin, Obi-wan and all that for a few more films.
Annakin actually owned the less entertaining C-3PO, which he left behind with his mum. Obviously he was embarrassed by 3PO's existence because he hid behind a black mask and voice-changer for 3 films, so as not be recognised!
I distinctly remember Obi-Wan not remembering ever owning any droids.
"Damn neutrinos, I've a good mind to set Higgs on to them." ... you'll have to FIND it first.
My parents got me a Star Wars duvet cover - essentially the original Movie poster rendered on cotton.
Having spent about 25 years tucked away in a dark drawer at my parents its lasted well enough that its on the bed when my son stays with them.
He's also inherited (early) my Star Wars figures. If only I'd gotten the AT-AT to go with them - I'd have flogged it on ebay to buy a new computer, or the Lego Death Star.....
So the Star Wars XBox 360 that was delayed until Q1 next year in August (because of technical difficulties with the Star Wars game) is the ideal crimbo pressie is it...
Nice work guys, great bit of research there...
Who wants style with substance over empty slogans?
Flashback to the early 80s and the joy of opening a new Star Wars figure from the blister pack. I still remember the wonderful smell of residual toxic chemicals.
What about the Star Wars action figures, using the muppets?
Apparently only available at Disney places; which means for me as good as in a galaxy far, far away.