Today in “perfect geek pun products”, I present these Ackbar animal traps by Cullen Sweet. While you can’t buy them, he’s taking a few to Star Wars Celebration, so if you see him there, maybe you can talk him into giving you one (after he gives me one, that is).
I also am now dying to see what the ad campaign would look like.
Ackbar Traps – Get them before it’s too late!
(via Cullen Sweet)
Gentle Giant is going to be offering the coolest Ackbar figure ever at San Diego Comic-Con this year. The “Magnitude” mini bust is based on a design by artist Steven Daily. It features the Mon Calamari Admiral in full regalia and is limited to 500 pieces. The retail price is set at $175. I’d definitely get in line for this exclusive; he would look perfect on my desk.
Check out more angles after the break.
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If you didn’t make it to Star Wars Celebration VI, you might have been sad about missing out on all the awesome exclusives in the on site store. Don’t worry though! ThinkGeek has your back. They have the Admiral Ackbar talking plush in stock now, but there’s a limited supply. The Mon Calamari says, “It’s a trap!” Get yours now!
Product Page ($29.99)
One of the many things I love about Star Wars is that I’m constantly learning new facts. For example, the man who voiced Admiral Ackbar has never watched the original trilogy. I know! Erik Bauersfeld, a talented voice actor, recently spoke with Peter Hartlaub of SFGate about his brush with the galaxy far, far away.
As the story goes, Bauersfeld sort of fell into the opportunity to contribute to Return of the Jedi, though he wasn’t credited in the film. He recorded the famous, “It’s a trap!” line in one take. While he was in the studio, he spoke a few lines for Bib Fortuna. All-in-all an hour-and-a-half of work was all it took to complete the task. Luckily, fans discovered him and began sending letters and requests for autographs—he politely responds to each one. Bauersfeld seems like quite the classy guy to say the least.
Watch the very cool interview after the break.
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And I’ll be this water stain is inside!
Don’t take a shower or even go to the bathroom around Admiral Ackbar. Everything is a trap.
(Flickr via Likecool)
We loved his Mega Man and Proto Man hoodie concepts, but this Admiral Ackbar toilet idea proves that Brendon Phillips, aka Deviantart user bmansnuggles, is going mad.