I did a bit of a quickie once on showing you my collection (here). When I was packing all my things up last summer, I counted ten boxes containing nothing but Star Wars stuff; I did have a picture of said ten boxes (basically two stacks as tall as I am), but I have no idea what happened to it.
The short version is that I have a lot of Star Wars stuff, and it’s all quietly getting water damage in my storage unit because it’s been a long, wet, vicious winter and my homelessness stretches on into a near eternity. The version I’m going to do for this post, though, is to tell you all about the Star Wars stuff that is special enough to me I keep it out of storage, and/or the Star Wars stuff that was purchased since packing everything away.
As a sort of pre-postscript, allow me to say that the two most important things in my collection are the movies themselves and my lightsaber. I have about 30 copies of the 6 films, which you can see pictured at the top left at the link above, and the lightsaber of course you can learn about in its full glory here. (Or see me wearing it on Halloween last year here.)
Now, on to me showing off the Best of My Star Wars Collection!
This is the stuff that I pretty much always have on hand. If you see me at any point during the day, odds are these things are within reach.
Two Star Wars keychains — Lego Boba Fett and Empire — my Star Wars diary (I have a couple like that) and my Maul mini notebook, cause you never know when you might need to take notes. (I have a trooper one but it’s full and in storage.)
Lil Obi-Wan has accompanied me to Ireland, the UK, and France, as well as all over the US east coast and midwest. He is always in my purse and he has his own tumblr. Boba Fett is my flash drive, worth every penny, and he says clips from the movie when I plug him into my laptop! Also, he provided the background for my phone, which is named Fettlet.
And finally, my lunchbox, the best meal of the day. Actually my sturdy ESB anniversary lunchbox carries all three of my day’s meals (banana, granola bar, sandwich, applesauce, and usually some type of microwave pasta or ramen, cookies, and instant coffee), and brings my Doctor Who Fifth Doctor coffee tumbler home at night. On Fridays, it also carries extra free doughnuts from work home for me, too.
By home, I mean, in general, the corner bedroom at my sister’s where I tend to stay from about 10:30 PM to 8:30 AM between works. I’ve cozied it up fairly well though and here’s the Star Wars stuff that is always on display where I can see it during the two hours I’m there and not sleeping.
My 2014 Star Wars calender that cost me next to nothing . . .
Here you see my totally amazing 6″ fully articulated Luke action figure, my two charming kiddie books, my Han Shot First window sticker, Lil Luke, “The Ladies of Star Wars” playing cards, and of course my beloved Obsessed With Star Wars, one of the first things I ever reviewed on this site . . .
I’m just so proud of that picture. I think it came out incredibly well. Look at the articulation! It’s brilliant and amazing.
I don’t have a kitchen or anything so it hasn’t seemed pointful to even get these out of their packaging, but when ThinkGeek had a buy one, get one 50% off sale on drinkware, I had to — I’ve been wanting those 10oz collector classes for 4 years! The others were just a bonus. And the plastic cup was less than a dollar at Target.
I just found these at HPB so recently you can see they still have the stickers. This is pure nostalgia, because back when I started on Star Wars, I always had to read the book and listen to the book on tape. It started as necessity, because our library tended to buy things so haphazardly — like, they would buy book 2 and book 3 as hardbacks, but only have book 2 as a book on tape. Sometimes I could get an entire trilogy on book or book on tape, but I never read Jedi Search until the entire trilogy was given to me! That’s how bad that library was. Anyway, these are read by Dennis Lawson and Anthony Daniels, so the win can barely be contained.
The films actually live on the shelf with the glasses. The stationary set — R2D2 pencil box, Darth Vader notebook and pencil case, Boba Fett notebook, Yoda scratchpad, Vader pen, trooper pencil topper, Vader erasers, and quote pencils — I got at Wal Mart for half of what ThinkGeek wanted. The tote bag you may remember as a present from Dad, and the soundrop keychain is awesome though I regret seriously not collecting more of them. Also, my Star Wars grocery tote.
Here we have Trilogy the Bear, whom you doubtless remember from the last time I touched on one of these. And accompanying Trilogy, it’s Sergeant Lieutenant General Captain Iasson TrEy ’cause I can’t ever decide/remember his rank. He’s a Stormtrooper ragdoll, which is a brilliant investment if you want one.
Like, there is something impossibly charming about a Stormtrooper doll, and the detail is impressively impressive. A good Stormtrooper never leaves his post, and this guy is so friendly and squishy.
Also, here’s a better view of what makes Trilogy so Star Wars. That and that galaxy blue fur is the softest stuff ever. His ear tag fell off, which makes me sad, but there was nothing to be done for it.
Finally — on any given day, you might see me wearing one of these . . .
Yes, that is how I wear them. Because life’s too short to not wear mismatched socks.
T-shirts are my favorite thing ever, and these are some good ones. I only have a couple other SW shirts, and these are the two I have on hand.
I guess in conclusion, I can say that yes, I still have my Star Wars purse, though because it’s hard to carry it and the lunchbox, it doesn’t come out on weekdays. The last Star Wars collection item that is permanently on hand, then, are my cats’ “costumes” —
Unfortunately, Lilly has turned this beautiful Chewbacca collar that is no longer available (the tags say “Chewie is my copilot”) into a white mash of torn fabric.
Haiku still wears her Artoo collar and it looks very, very fine. The jingle bell is a definite plus because she’s so quick and dark, she’s always getting stepped on otherwise.
Okay! So that’s it! Same time next week . . . with some big news on the way!