M4P friend Gene Ha will tell you this gift wrap is NOT a space slug, it is a lobster claw…
Of course he has a compelling argument… He bought the Admiral Ackbar bobble-head that was inside for me (yeah!!!), AND he created the wrapping. And as all of Gene’s fans know, Gene has a somewhat warped sense of humor, so a lobster claw wrapping makes perfect sense to him. Calamarian… Red gourmet seafood… Lobster.
But here is my argument. The polka dot paper is a perfect abstract asteroid with craters. The red head (with its menacing teeth) popping out looks like the space slug chomping down, trying to catch the Millenium Falcon. Plus, the other 2 bobble-heads he gave me (Yoda and Wicket), were wrapped as Star Wars characters. And since I am writing this, and I think of it is a space slug, AND a lobster would not make as much sense on a Star Wars blog, I am sticking to my guns (I mean blasters).
…just think it how marvelous it would be to wrap a Millenium Falcon in a box like this!
As you guys may remember, earlier this year, I featured the 2 other Star Wars gift wrapping ideas (Yoda and Wicket), from comic book artist extraordinaire Gene Ha. I know I promised the 3rd, and I am sorry I am just now getting around to showcasing it. So here is the long-delayed, dare I say sluggish, post.
Just like the Yoda and Wicket, Gene had made the wrapping in sections so I could carefully take it apart – just enough to get the box open, and then close everything up good as new. And just like the other 2, there was a marvelous Star Wars Bobble-head inside.
- Present: Funko POP Star Wars: Bobble Figure – or a Millenium Falcon
- Blue Polka Dotted Wrapping Paper
- Red Card Stock (or brownish-grey, if you want to get away from the “lobster” thing)
- Any White Paper
I decided not to take it apart to figure out exactly how it was made, but we can tell pretty well from the pictures.
- Remember not to tape the paper to the box – you’ll want everything to be able to slide off.
- Wrap the box with white paper.
- Wrap half the box with the Polka-dot paper. (Gene used the scalloped end-edge as part of the design – you can also cut it with zig-zag craft scissors )
- Fold and cut the red lobster claw – I mean space slug.