Tuesday, July 03, 2007

These Are Not the Pendants You're Looking For

starwarpendant

"Heavy pewter-like metal!" Wait a minute... so it's not even real pewter?! Isn't that like getting "imitation cubic zirconium" or "margarine substitute" or "cardboard veneer"?

Still, it's "just what you've been waiting for." That's right, little boy. Some fly-by-night company has crapped out a load of C-3PO pendants. You can end your hunger strike now.

15 comments:

Bill S. said...

C3PO and R2D2 have movable parts? Oh, boy! Hours of fun for everyone! That IS "A Super Jewelry Value"!

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

I remember those ads but despite being a pretty big Star Wars mark in my youth, I never wanted one of those. I mean, a pewter-like Vader would be cool, but who'd want a C3PO?

Marcos said...

The most disturbing part of that is the talk balloon. I mean, can you even imagine C-3PO saying that? Anthony Daniels would be spinning in his grave. If he were, you know, dead.

naladahc said...

I still own the C3PO one somewhere.

Johnathan said...

Yeah, I had the Darth Vader one for some reason. The best thing about it was that it was big and hollow so you could put it on an action figure's face and *poof* he's ready for the Mardi Gras parade.

Scipio said...

Who said they ignored gay Star Wars fans?

Blockade Boy said...

Bill S.: I'm detecting a hint of sarcasm. (And I'm loving it!)

Jon: Oh, I'm sure there were some little boys out there who identified with a fussy, bitchy robot.

Marcos: You're right! It sounds more like something Rocky the Flying Squirrel would say.

Naladahc: And you're admitting it? You've got balls of steel, my good man. Or at least balls of a heavy pewter-like metal.

Jonathan: That's brilliant! I bet it's also Mel Brooks got the idea for Dark Helmet in "Spaceballs."

Scipio: Heh. I'm imagining a guy in a fishnet tank top poring over his collection of Star Wars jewelry before he hits the disco.

Bully said...

Threepio's just jealous Warren Simms didn't invent him.

Chawunky said...

Is anyone else looking at the shadow under Threepio's chin and seeing it as a horrid gaping maw?

Combined with the cross eyes it kind of makes it look like a yellow exoskeletal cookie monster...

Blockade Boy said...

Bully: Probably. Although I'm having trouble picturing C-3PO with false eyelashes and hotpants.

Chawunky: *(deep, manly) shriek*

Scipio said...

"Combined with the cross eyes it kind of makes it look like a yellow exoskeletal cookie monster..."

Or the Sinkiewicz version of Warlock.

Bryan said...

i had the r2d2 one. the legs fell off the first time i wore it and we couldn't find them. ever so disappointing!

Blockade Boy said...

Scipio: Maybe that's where he got the idea.

Bryan: I guess the little pins that held the legs on weren't made of a heavy pewter-like metal. What a rip-off!

MaGnUs said...

Is 3P0 touching himself with his right hand?

Blockade Boy said...

No! No! He's just... lubricating a part. Also, he'd appreciate it if you'd stop staring.