Star Wars is probably my longest running nerd love. I used to watch the all day marathons of the Original Trilogy with my dad during the holidays. For a long time I had no idea what order things went in as I would wander in and out. I have the attention span of a goldfish. An easily distracted goldfish who likes shiny string. I did always love it though, and even more so when I actually sat down and watched the movies through. I even met my boyfriend on a Star Wars forum.
So of course I had to bring some cuddly friends from a galaxy far away to Hereos Con with me.
|They want to hug you or eat your face, they haven’t decided yet|
These little Hutts were a last minute addition and sold very well. At about a foot tall they’re a great way to use up smaller scraps of browns, greens, and greys. I love their nubby little arms!
|It’s not a trap, it’s a doll!|
Guess how many times I heard, “It’s a trap!” over Heroes Con weekend. A MILLION that’s how many. Apparently this is a nerd reflex. Tap your knee in the right spot and your leg will switch, when you’re in danger you have a flight or fight response, see Admiral Ackbar in any form and you must yell “It’s a trap!” Seriously, I had a lot of fun making this little guy. The bulging eyes are extra cute and mouth looks vaguely like a moustache. Some of them were Señor Ackbar.
The Star Wars love continued after the convention as well with several custom orders.
I made a Boba Fett a long, long time ago as part of a Secret Santa exchange on a forum. I think this little guy turned out very well for my second attempt at everyone’s favorite bounty hunter.
|My backpack’s got jets|