This Pixel Monday post is a follow-up on last week’s post and pattern of Darth Vader: today we have Vader’s TIE Advanced (TIE Fighter). I always though it was very interesting that Vader did not simply stay in the safety of the Death Star or his Imperial Star Destroyer. He got right in the action. I love how different that makes him from Kylo Ren.
The AWESOME new Star Wars Rebels ships have arrived! There are three expansion ships from Fantasy Flight Games: The Inquisitor’s Tie, the Imperial Assault Carrier (aka Gozanti Class Cruiser), as well as Ghost (and its shuttle Phantom)! The Cruiser was technically seen first in Phantom Menace (in a slightly different form) and then in several episodes of Clone Wars, before showing up in Rebels, however the miniature was released at the same time as the Rebels expansion sets.
Common wisdom say that you never, ever give your wife an appliance for her birthday, Christmas or anniversary. I’m lucky to have a hubby who doesn’t listen to convention, ‘cuz he gave me this spectacularly awesome DEATH STAR WAFFLE MAKER. And I want to warn you that it is so majestically incredible, I will only use all caps when referring to it.
So since today is Waffle Day in Sweden, what better way than to celebrate with DEATH STAR WAFFLES!!!!!
We had our very first May the Fourth be with You Party in 2011. Yup, that was way before “May the Fourth be with You” was even a thing. If you check Wikipedia it says its very first occurrence was in 2011.
It was early April that same year, and I remember someone on the radio (I think NPR) mentioning that “May the Fourth” was coming up. They said that the date was a special day for Star Wars fans, and the radio crew sounded pretty amused at the idea. I got so excited I hollered out loud: THAT IS THE COOLEST THING EVER!!! (Deep breath!) WE HAVE TO THROW A PAAARTYYYY! (We had just celebrated “pi-day”, so the idea of throwing a Star Wars party was a small leap.)
“NO FAIR!” My daughter was really jealous when her little brother got a set of Pottery Barn Star Wars sheets for his birthday a while back. So we started looking for a set for her too. She has a pink and green room, and we were hoping to get something that would at least sort of match. After hours of searching online, we came up with….nothing. I guess I was not really expecting anyone to sell pink Star Wars sheets, but I was really hoping for something gender-neutral like green, off-white or grey, but alas, nothing.
Well, I just got the new Force Awakens X-Wing Miniature Game for Christmas! I must have been pretty good last year after all. And our son who is absolutely crazy about anything that flies, got a matching set from Micro Machines. This post will review the Force Awakens Set; compare the ships to the Original X-Wing Miniatures Game, as well as the Micro Machines set; and also discuss the topic of collectability.