“Nevertheless, I’m taking Captain Solo and his friends. You can either profit by this or be destroyed. It’s your choice, but I warn you not to underestimate my power.” Luke Skywalker said as only an overconfident Jedi could.
That scene gives me chills. It totally takes me back to 1983. I was 9 years old and a Jedi I wanted to be. Now that I think about it a Jedi I still want to be, yes.
It’s hard not to completely geek-out these days as one incredibly cool item after another hit the shelves. Some of my favorites have been the Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter, and Battlestar Galactica Cylon Toaster, you may have seen that one on The Big Bang Theory.
In February I have the Han Solo Corbonite Bottle Opener to add to my ever expanding list of crap I want. Diamond Select Toys is releasing this little beauty, which has been lovingly designed and sculpted by Art Asylum. The bottle opener measures about 4 inches long, is made from solid metal, (not carbonite sadly) and includes a convenient magnet on the back so you can slap it on the fridge for all of your geeky friends to covet.
Available for pre-order right now, but sadly you won’t be opening a beer bottle with Han’s shins until February 2013.
Worth the wait? I think so.