To quote Han Solo, "I like this". It's one of the more unusual weapons of the Star Wars universe, the wookie bowcaster. And while it's very unconventional (is it a crossbow? what does the cable fire?) it's always been a favorite of mine, if only because it's what Chewbacca carries, and Chewbacca is awesome. A stellar prop recreation by builder Lego Admiral.
I love my collection of geek culture shirts, it's my way of saying "I am nerd, hear me roar" (or at least mumble semi-enthusiasticlly). By far the one I get the most comments on and questions about is this one. It's an awesome mashup of Calvin and Hobbes and Star Wars. Today it's back on Tee Fury, so now's your chance to nab one for yourself.
Chewbacca is one of my favorite Star Wars characters. He's fierce and lovable at the same time, he's mechanically inclined and can fix anything, and when he loses he pulls people's arms out of their sockets. I love this this version by unman, it's got a cartoony flair that suits him.
In my post SDCC afterglow (my mind is still swimming from that awesome EP7 behind the scenes reel) I find myself even more excited for the upcoming Star Wars film, which I didn't think was possible. And my Flickr feed seems to reflect the fact that everyone else is getting pretty jazzed about Star Wars these days. And this excellent little vignette by StarWarsKev124 from one of my favorite scenes from A New Hope, where we learn that Chewie likes to win...I mean he really likes to win.
This is a project I've been watching for a while, Miro78's "Midifigs". It's a cool new scale for upsizing your favorite minifigs. I really like the scale of these, they're big enough to get some fun detail in, but small enough to not take up too much space. Just about perfect for displaying on a bookshelf or desktop. I'm sure it's a challenge to get the forms and details needed, but that's also part of the fun.
I remember being a kid and going to the local K-Mart. Out front there was always a small assortment of completely awful quarter rides. I don't recall ever riding on one however until I was a teen, odd. If this had been out front though, you would have never talked me off of it!