I’ve been trying to cut back on frivolous spending, which is a lie, but there really was no way to avoid buying this Star Wars “Musical Holiday Waterball,” a title that makes me wonder if the term “snow globe” is trademarked. There are a few different versions available, but you’d be a damned idiot to pass up on Darth Vader for Yoda, for one very adorable reason:
Dude’s building the Death Star, out of snow! And he’s all crouching down and shit! If that isn’t the cutest thing since Admiral Ackbar intentionally synched his “fall back into the chair” motion so his neck would hit his seat’s headrest at the exact moment the Super Star Destroyer crashed into Death Star II at the end of Return of the Jedi, I don’t know what in the hell is.
All that aside, it’s a very nice snow globe. Sometimes, products like this will sneak by more on the merits of the licensee than the actual quality, but I’m happy to report that it’s a well made and quite heavy snow globe, with a finely carved base and swimming snowflakes and everything. Perfect.
Incredibly, the Star Wars “Musical Holiday Waterball” doesn’t play a chimey version of the Cantina song, but rather, “Let It Snow.” The thought of Darth Vader building the Death Star out white heaven is one thing, but picturing him doing that while humming “Let It Snow” is the answer to Charlie Brown’s question. This is what Christmas is all about.
Hunch my ass — now we know the real reason Vader was so eager to the flip the whole fucking Imperial fleet around and head for Hoth.
Weird Star Wars “Toys” – Vintage Mail-Away Action Figures – Potato Chip Obi-Wan – C-3P0′s Cereal – Disney World’s Star Tours – Jabba The Hutt Play-Doh Set – Return of the Jedi “Presto Magix” Set – Plush Ewok Dolls – The Max Rebo Band Playset