TV Show Pitch: Obi-Wan Kenobi

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There has been a lot of hoopla this past week regarding the delay of the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show. The rumor for the delay: the show’s premise was too similar to The Mandalorian, with the title character protecting a young Luke Skywalker throughout the series.

Not sure how valid that rumor is, but it is far from what I’ve been imagining these past few months, which I will share with you now: seeing as the Mandalorian is a Western, I honestly thought Obi-Wan was going to be a Detective Show (be it Noir or Hardboiled).

Hear me out! The most interesting part of Attack of the Clones was Obi-Wan being a detective, chasing down clues and unraveling a mystery. Not saying he’d pursue that line of work full-time, but living near both Mos Eisley and Jabba’s Palace, it would be easy to become embroiled in a sinister plot full of criminals and intrigue.

Baby Yoda Gift Box And Greeting Card

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This is a papercraft project where you can make a small gift box or greeting card. I recommend card stock paper, both are designed for regular 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Find the template for the gift box here, and the greeting card here. The greeting card can be used as a certificate too.

As you know Baby Yoda toys are nowhere to be found this holiday season, which reminds me of what happened when the original Star Wars film came out in 1977. During the holidays of that year, toy company Kenner issued Early Bird Gift Certificates (seen here on the left), because the toys wouldn’t be ready until the spring of 1978. This stop-gap measure was a huge success, and is fondly remembered by toy collectors to this day.

So I made this gift box/greeting card for fans who find themselves in a similar predicament here in 2019. I hope you enjoy! Happy Holidays.

Note: I will probably delete this in a few months when Baby Yoda toys are everywhere, much like Baby Groot was in the summer of 2014. The look of this design matches a recent 40th anniversary reissue, not the original (sorry).

Themed Video Game Consoles

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Six years ago a very cool Star Wars-themed Xbox 360 was released. It featured a C3PO controller and R2D2 console that made beeping sounds just like the astromech droid. The release of this special edition console was due to the pack-in game: Kinect Star Wars.

Star Wars Roomba

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Actually this is more like a Braava, which is the mop version of the Roomba, but everyone calls them Roombas so bear with me. Went with a Braava because they are taller (due to the water reservoir), also the Mouse Droid looks more at home on smooth floors than on shaggy carpets.

Removed the spiky things on the roof to make the reservoir friendlier to access. Also cats like to ride these things so may as well make it flat on top.

Originally I designed this to be a Roomba but those vacuums are designed to sneak under couches and chairs, and the Mouse Droid is simply too tall.

Han Solo In Carbonite USB Desk Grommet

Han Solo in Carbonite USB Desk Grommet or Car Charger by Dave Delisle

Here is a Han Solo USB Desk Grommet that plugs into a desk grommet, obviously. This design could also come in a “car charger” variant that could plug into a cup holder. The base has LEDs that illuminate when a device is plugged in.