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May 18, 2005 12:09 PM   Subscribe

Star Wars knock-off stuff. Because your brain surely isn't saturated enough with Star Wars coverage this week! [in part via]
posted by brain_drain (9 comments total)

 
Yes it surely is. If I want any more brain adjustments, I'll go here.
posted by peacay at 12:21 PM on May 18, 2005


That's nothing, you should see the ones I bought at an open air market in the Yucatan. Cheap generic figurines with Star Wars(ish) costumes painted on and the plastic "blister" wrap stapled to a cardboard color xerox of the backing to an authentic Star Wars figure.
posted by cali at 12:25 PM on May 18, 2005


Alright! Alright! I'll see the damned movie!
posted by papercake at 12:28 PM on May 18, 2005


There's a long history of Star Wars knock-offs from distant lands.

Some are even better than the originals.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:29 PM on May 18, 2005


The harder they push the schlock, the less interested I am in ever seeing the latest 2 hour merch-vertisement.

I think Star Wars jumped the shark with that incredibly goofy Ewok Adventure bullshit. At least they got Natalie Portman for the new movies, she's never a bad addition to the mix.
posted by fenriq at 1:01 PM on May 18, 2005


Wow - this is reminds me of those three new "Star Wars" movies which are really just cheap knock offs of the originals...
posted by wfrgms at 1:59 PM on May 18, 2005


Star Wars knock-off stuff? A drunken wag from my home town tried to knock-off Star Wars stuff.

http://www.perthfilms.com/reviews.asp?iCategoryID=4&iArticleID=182&archived=FALSE

[snarky comment about police protecting the property of rich organisations when they should be out catching "real criminals" goes here.]
posted by uncanny hengeman at 8:09 PM on May 18, 2005


I used to have the Star Bird from the first link. Not sure I'd say it was a knock off of Star Wars though. I did much more than my Millenium Falcon toy and you could reconfigure it's shape somewhat.

It also could tell which way you were pointing it and if you pointed it up or down, the engine noises changed appropriately. Very cool when you're 7 years old you know :) .
posted by jackiemcghee at 12:22 AM on May 19, 2005


Second that. The Star Bird was absolutely bad-ass, especially the tail-fin fighters that would come off. That thing was absolutely the scourge of my Micronauts, especially when it was in league with the lego ships.

There was also a bad-guy Star Bird that came in black and was just the glans, if you will. Sort of the Reliant to the Star Bird's Enterprise. But I never had one of those, though I did covet it.

Beat the hell out of the TIE fighters with the pop-off solar panels. At least you could put the panels for the Vader fighter on the wrong way around so it would look sort of like a TIE interceptor before there were any.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:13 AM on May 19, 2005


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