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Star Wars inspired Cars

There are a lot of cars out there right now being inspired by Star Wars.  The Hot Wheels cars are outstanding.  There is also a set that came from the Disneyland Resort that is from the Pixar hit Cars, that really takes the characters to a new level.

On a recent trip down to Disneyland, my wife saw Cars characters dressed up as Star Wars characters, and new my love for both, and decided to get me a variety.

In the first set I opened, it featured two Pitties as Jawas, and Luigi as C-3PO.   I was a little sad to not also get Guido as R2-D2, but you can’t get the Pitties any other way, so I think this was an okay way to do it… but you know C-3PO is nothing without his R2.

Lightning McQueen is Luke Skywalker.  There are a few similarities that run between the two characters, so it is not a big surprise that this is the way they went.  It is also not the first time we have seen Lightning in a helmet.  He has also been a jet fighter as well as an astronaut.

I think Red as Chewbacca has to be my favorite.  He is so dynamic and fun.  He has his bandolier wrapped around both sides of the chassis, as well as the bag on the right side.  he also has his bow-caster on the roof.  The paint is great, with a pinstripe feel to it.   I love the snarl on his face.  The irony of Red snarling is not lost on me.

Guess I have a reason to get back down to Disneyland sooner rather than later.  There are a few more down there that I think I need.  This is a great reflection of what Disney has acquired in the last few years, and has put to good use.

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Star Wars Scoundrels – Book Review

Scoundrels

Timothy Zhan pulls out another fun book.  Best known for the Thrawn Trilogy, he returns in this one-shot story to continue filling in the time gaps in the original Star Wars trilogy.

Star Wars meets Ocean’s 11. Han Solo and Chewbacca plan a heist to recover credits from some bad people for a guy they don’t really know. Turns out they are in over their head as they discover the people they are up against are none other than Black Sun.
Taking place after the events of A New Hope, Han and Chewie are on their own since there is no real Jedi presence to get them out of the trouble they are inevitably going to end up in.
Less of a science fiction story, and more of a crime story, that follows the hand-picked team as they have to infiltrate an impenetrable building, to get past innumerable guards, to finally face an indestructible safe. Definitely a challenge for someone who is a smuggler, not a thief. Add in the fact that an old “friend,” Lando Calrissian, makes an unexpected appearance. Leading to the future confrontation on Cloud City? You bet!
A fun read that will keep you guessing, and explain some of the excitement between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes back.


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