Getting a bit into the Star Wars spirit. Â The hype is starting to creep in! Â Still a month away, so I have to keep it in check. Â I can do it! Â I think….
I purchased a new laptop today.Â Weird to say, it’s the biggest purchase I’ve made so far in my life.Â I know at this point, I should have bought a car or house or something, but I have yet to go down that path.Â Which probably explains my nonexistent credit score.Â At any rate, this new laptop is Star Wars themed, has pretty good specs, and will hopefully last for quite a while.Â My current laptop is dying a slow death, complete with loose monitor connection and sporadic crashes.Â I’m definitely due for an upgrade!
I brought one of my toy X-Wings into work today.Â It was, perhaps, received a little too well.Â Aside from confirming every nerdy suspicion they may have had about me, now one of the higher-ups wants me to bring all my Star Wars vehicles in and hang them from the ceiling.Â What hell hath I wrought??
Obviously with the release of new Star Wars movie toys, I’ve been keeping tabs on things. Â But I haven’t bought a whole lot! Â Trying my best to keep to Original Trilogy figures, with better articulation than is standard these days. Â So far it’s been easy to resist temptation. Â Let’s see how long that lasts after I see the new film.
Yesterday I found out that my local Toys R Us is closing. I went to check it out today and saw that the video game section was already devastated. I know it’s a bit silly to mourn the loss of one location of a major chain store, but this was my local toy store for the last 15 years.
It was there, in 1997, that I first saw the “Stars and Stripes” set that set me on the road to actively collecting G.I. Joes. Star Wars and Justice League collections were amassed here. It’s just been such a large part of my own identity that it’s to let it go.
Star Wars on Blu-Ray – I’m torn. On the one hand, I definitely don’t need the films, especially since there’s been yet more revisions to them. On the other hand, 40 hours of bonus features is something I can really get behind. Deleted scenes are my home video kryptonite, truly. And having Star Wars in high-def is something that appeals to me. I should probably just wait for my birthday – the conundrum just may resolve itself! Now, about those Blu-Ray of the Lord of The Rings extended editions!
Got the new HUGE AT-AT from my girlfriend today as an early birthday present. It is way too cool. Larger than the original mold by a third or so, the cockpit can hold six figures, there’s multiple access points in the body, and it holds a speeder bike! What’s not to love?? Now I have to find some AA batteries.
This year’s creation, just finished: