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Han Shot First (The Toys Prove It!)

May the 4th Be With You
Image via the official Star Wars May the 4th Website.

May the 4th be with you! Today, Star Wars geeks everywhere will be cracking bad jokes and waxing nostalgic about how much better the original trilogy was than the prequels. And on this special day I would like to remind everyone that Han shot first.

If you’ve never seen the original theatrical release of the first Star Wars film, then you might remember Han’s cantina encounter with Greedo unfolding something like this …

Han Shot First Gif

Image via Wikipedia

Fortunately, my point is reinforced on the box art for the Micro Machine Star Wars Cantina playset which I stumbled across in my parents’ attic.

Micro Machines Han Shot First

Notice, a single shot fired by Solo—not a defensive or counter shot following an exchange from the green-skinned bounty hunter. We all know that toys are incapable of lying, so, there’s your proof.

Do you think it matters that/if Han shot first or in self defense? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below.

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.

The Time I Met Vader & Chewie

Best Day Ever

Did I ever tell you about the time I met Darth Vader and Chewbacca? I didn’t!?! Well, it was only the best day of my life!

Yup, that’s little me with them in the picture above. Just chillin’ with Vader and Chewie, no biggie.

In reality, I have absolutely no memory of this day and if it weren’t for this one polaroid, I never would have remembered that this meeting even took place.

From the look of the smile on the face of my 4 year old self I’m pretty sure that this was the highlight of my life up to that point.

What I do remember is that I, like many children of the 70s, loved Star Wars with a passion. I watched the movies, I re-enacted my favorite scenes with the toys, I read the comics, I listened to the records, I the wore t-shirts & pajamas, and slept under the sheets.

Such an encounter couldn’t have been anything less than magical.

What’s the best thing that’s ever happened to you that you can’t remember? Sound off in the comments below.

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.

The Muppets + Star Wars = Nexus of All Awesomeness

The Muppet Show

Image via Wikipedia

When I was a kid, something magical happened each Friday night. The whole family gathered around the TV to watch The Muppets until we laughed ourselves silly.

No skit has had more enduring appeal to me than a very special, Star Wars themed Pigs in Space.

Luke Skywalker, Artoo, Threepio, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, & more stared in spectacularly unforgettable sketch.

To my young, impressionable mind this was coolest thing that had ever happened in the history of the universe.

What was your favorite Muppet moment? Sound off in the comments below.