Tips to surviving the next year of Star Wars previews
Most fans of the popular Star Wars franchise were eagerly waiting for the Thanksgiving weekend preview to the latest installment in the series. As expected, it was fantastic and produced scores of goosebumps and tears. But after watching and dissecting it numerous times, the truth set in that we fans would have to survive for an entire year on previews and blog rumors. What to do? How are we supposed to make it without slicing our own arms off with a lightsaber? Not impossible. By being a smart shopper, there are a few ways to hold back those feelings of fear and attachments and use the next few months as a time of preparation and intense study.
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Nothing will hold the dark side at bay better than revisiting some scenes from some old favorites. Pull out some Star Wars movies. You know you own them all. For many of us, the waiting for a great Star Wars movie has been since “Return”. For younger people and the most die hard nerdlings, “Revenge” was the last fix and it has been a long time since then. Solution: Break out your old movies and give them another spin. Do not be afraid to dust off that “Empire” DVD and push it in the old player. Relax, you were probably the one who forgot to rewind it. Nothing will make the time go by easier than watching the young upstart get his butt kicked by his old man on Bespin. And after that, predictably, you will need to watch the spittle drip from the same upstart’s mouth as he gets some major payback on the second death star. Eventually every son beats his dad in basketball.
Costumes are not just for Halloween
By the time you are standing in line at the movies, everyone around you will be decked out in their costumes and regalia. Everyone likes to dress up as their favorite characters. It can be fun while you sit around and watch television. Imagine greeting your husband at the door wearing a Princess Leia skiff slave outfit. The force will likely be with him.
Get out your old action figures and stare at them. Cradle them gently in your hands and read their perfect labels. For others, find the figures at the bottom of toy chests and sandboxes. Make the figures talk to each other as you act out famous Star Wars moments. If you are missing some characters from your 1977 collection, they are available online, as well as several new characters. Complete your collection today.