Friday, April 1, 2011

Learning about Star Wars

Have I told you that Hub and I are raising our grandson?  I'm sure I have.  We all have a lot of fun together, but there are things that we have to work a little harder on than the average household.  Like keeping up with popular culture--especially what's popular in the world of little boys. 

One day Grandboy came home from school and said that a couple of the boys on the playground didn't want him to join in their Star Wars games because he doesn't know who the characters are.  It made him sad.  Which of course, made me spring into action.  I talked with some moms and they told me about these little Star Wars/Clone Wars figures that we could buy to learn their names.  Oh, sorry, Clone Wars has something to do with Star Wars.  Maybe the next generation of money making crap  items from a movie or TV show.

So I bought these guys (above).  The guy on the left is Obi Wan Kenobi, a good guy, and the guy in the middle is Anakin Skywalker, who will eventually turn to the dark side and become Darth Vader.  The other ones are unknowns to me, but I believe they're good guys (the package said they're heroes, hence my assumption).  There's a lot of weaponry going on, but I'm sure that's some of the allure.

BUT then I went back to store to buy some more for a birthday present and discovered that the ones above are kinda the baby edition.  Oky doky.  So today I bought these:

Oh yeah, now I see the difference.  That's Han Solo and a Storm Trooper.  I remember Han/Harrison Ford.  But whether a Storm Trooper is good or bad, I do not know.  But I've got the feeling I'm going to find out!

I put them in those poses, just to make you laugh.  Han is saying "I think we should redecorate the entire room!"  The Storm Trooper is saying "Say what?"



  1. Hi Anne: It's Neal from Ecko Home Furnishings. Just a bit of trivia for you- the troopers above are actually called Clone Troopers; they're clones you see. The Clone Wars are supposed to preceed the time frame of the popular Star Wars movies. I know all this because I'm still the geeky kid who never got over seeing the first Star Wars movie in theaters way back in the Seventies! Enjoy playing with your grandson! Just be warned, Star Wars toys are expensive and you "need" lots of them!

  2. Thanks Neal! I've got a lot to learn.