Monday, January 19, 2009

Disturbance at Lars Homestead

Sure you can gun them down from a distance.  I use to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home, they're not much bigger than two metres.This is a real product, which I saw on store shelves at Toys 'R' Us Saturday. Comes with action figures of Owen and Beru Lars, Stormtrooper, Lars Homestead Building, and a Womp Rat mini. Now you can finally recreate Luke Skywalker's aunt and uncle being gunned down by Imperial troops! Tasteful!

9 comments:

Grant said...

I love how it's a "disturbance" at the Lars homestead. There's a lovely George W ring to the way that's phrased. Was it a massacre? No, no. Just a disturbance.

Probably involving insurgents.

Greg Tannahill said...

It was pointed out to me that the set name is almost certainly a reference to fan film "Troops".

Morgan said...

But where are the John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra figurines?

Also, what on earth were you doing in a Toys 'R' Us on Saturday, Greg?

...and for that matter, I didn't realise there was one in Canberra.

Greg Tannahill said...

Toys R Us is in Belconnen Mall, we were seeing Bolt as a group and we stopped through to kill time on the way.

Morgan said...

Fair enough. How was Bolt?

(We've seen most of the new releases except for Bolt... so far, everything we've seen has been good.)

shrydar said...

Note that disturbances are not suitable for children under four years old. It might warp their fragile little minds.

Greg Tannahill said...

Bolt was a by-the-numbers children's film, cliched to a fault, and built on a plot that's insultingly hard to swallow.

But for all that it was well executed and very entertaining. You won't be disappointed if you see it.

Greg Tannahill said...

Shrydar: No, the issue with under-fours is that they might bite off Beru's head. Which is NON-CANONICAL and TOTALLY NOT WHAT LUCAS INTENDED. Jesus, you can't just leave Star Wars in the hands of a four-year old! Have we learned NOTHING from Kevin J Anderson?

Chris said...

Funniest Star Wars toy ever! I love it! :D