Those of you who know me have realized by now that I'm a little bit of a nerd. I mean, when my yoga instructor misquoted Yoda the other day I corrected him (and was met with snickers instead of thanks, by the way).
Before the Star Wars franchise was prostituted by George Lucas in 1999 and turned into a cheap cartoonish shell of its former greatness, it represented some of the best movie-watching memories of my childhood. I'm sure (or at least I'm hoping) that many of you can relate.
Remember Han Solo? Of course you do, because he was awesome. On a scale of 1 to Indiana Jones Han solo was a 9.7, and quite possibly my first crush ever. So...
....I gotta admit, when Han Solo was frozen in carbonite, I was very upset. The scene moved me to my very core and thank goodness Leia rescued him, because I just don't know how I would have recovered and moved on with my life.
Sigh. Good times.
So today I was doing some online browsing on a couple of blogs and sites I follow, and found something truly special and brilliant:
Yes, that's exactly what you think it is. A Han Solo frozen-in-carbonite Lego Minifigure. I literally did three backflips out of sheer joy.....ok well I don't actually have the physical ability to do a backflip, but you get the idea. How wonderful to have such an important piece of cinematic pop culture immortalized by the greatest toy on Earth, a Lego! Tremendous.
It actually brought back a memory of something I'd been shown a while ago, and a little Google image search produced this:
That's right. Some guy made a life-sized model of Han Solo in carbonite out of Legos. Be impressed. Be very impressed.
I wondered what else is out there? Who else has used Han's chilly metallic fate to make a few bucks off Star Wars junkies like myself? So of course I did a little more Googling, and came up with the top 10 Han Solo frozen in carbonite merchandise available on the internet to anyone with a sense of humor and a PayPal account. I've already showed the Lego Minifigure, but here are the other 9:
Han Solo Pop t-shirt
Because it's clever and funny and the only thing on my list that isn't gray.
Han Solo throw blanket
Yes, it's ironic.
Han Solo USB
Because they're making anything into a USB stick these days.
In case you would like to clean yourself with a piece of movie greatness.
Han Solo In carbonite swiveling bookshelf
A must-have for Star Wars collectible collectors. One side is a bookshelf for all your Star Wars memorabilia, and the other side is a life-sized block of shiny frozen greatness. See it in action here.
Similar to the soap, but you can eat it so it's ranked higher.
Han Solo cup
Han Solo Adidas SL-72 sneakers
For the trendy geek. You may think this is a little much, until you see....
Han Solo frozen in carbonite desk.
Some things just don't need to be commented on.