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Are You Kidding Me?

My dad called me Saturday morning just as I was flipping some pancakes for the kids. He told me he needed me to come over and get some stuff off of the back patio before it rained. He had cleaned out some stuff from the attic and found a box of my old Star Wars toys.

We just recently let our children watch Episode IV A New Hope. That was the first Star Wars movie ever released in theaters. Some time ago we found my Star Wars figures over at my folk’s house and the kids have played with them non-stop since. Now my Dad adds to the frenzy by cleaning up some old dry-rotted Star Wars toys and setting them out on his back patio for me to give the kids.

So Jenn takes the youngest two kids, Calvin and Ellerie, and heads over to my parent’s house to pick up the Star Wars toys while I take Coleman and Emmie over to the local grocery store to pass out gospel tracts and fliers about our church. When we all got back home, we revealed this assortment to the children…

Needless to say, me and the kids had a great time playing with this stuff on Saturday afternoon.

Now, here is where things get a little sour for me. Later that evening, Jenn takes a trip to Wal-Mart to get some groceries for us and stumbles upon the motherload of Star Wars paraphernalia. Well, come to find out, the new Clone Wars movie is coming out on August 15th so they hit the stores with all the big promos and it just so happens that the new and improved Millennium Falcon came out on July 26th – the same day my Dad just happens upon the 1979 version of the fastest hunk-a-junk in the galaxy. Apparently some poor soul who works at Hasbro broke the old mold for the Millennium Falcon toy and so Hasbro decided to do a do-over with a new and improved version. Notice the picture below of what I played with when I was a child:

And now, from a galaxy far, far away but in stores as of Saturday – the new and improved model – where was this thing when I was 6 years old??? Four seats in the cockpit! Are you kidding me?