Yes thanks for joining me on page four (nearly finished!) I have found R5-PHT and retrieved the Top Secret plans and must now hand the Droid over to the Rebel Leadership. Now who in the leadership should I give the plans to? There can only be one person…
OK I may not have my robes (though I am saving to buy some!) but I did have my saber and the vital plans. Princess Leia was fantastic and thanked me for my efforts in helping the Rebel cause. Leia asked if I wanted a medal but I politely declined, just knowing I had done a good job was enough for me. However upon studying the information it turns out that they weren’t vital plans after all but a message sent to me warning of the danger I would be in if I attended this year’s Comic Con. Can you guess who sent me the message?….It was….
ADMIRAL ACKBAR HIMSELF! Well actually this is the part of the story where I got to meet the talented actor Tim Rose who was the actor/puppeteer for Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi! Click HERE to visit his official site. He also operated Salacious B. Crumb, the spider monkey looking alien pet belonging to Jabba the Hutt. I got a chance to have a quick chat with him and showed him my lightsaber design I created for Admiral Ackbar called, Mon Calamarian Lightsaber. I think he was impressed and when I showed him my Bossk Lightsaber pictures he immediately recognised it and said “That looks like his pressure suit!” I could not have been happier to get such a warm response to my work. I thanked him for all that he (and the other unsung hero puppeteer/actors) brought to us fans and I got an autograph as you can see! So thank you again Mr Rose! (Now Admiral Ackbar has mentioned me does that mean I’m part of Star Wars canon? 😀 )
Now I also have to give a MASSIVE shout out to all the members of The Sentinel Squad UK once more. They are a costuming group who make charity appearances up and down the country raising funds for much needed causes. “Edrio Two Tubes”, “Darth Maul”, all the various Trooper types and the wonderful “Darth Vader” and “Princess Leia” seen in my pics are amazing people in the group, so please take a moment or two to check out the Sentinel Squad UK’s online social media pages (I will provide links below). Thank you Sentinel Squad UK for again making the day at the con one to remember!
Sentinel Squad UK Facebook page can be found HERE
Sentinel Squad UK Twitter page can be found HERE
The Droids R2-D2 and R5-PHT appeared courtesy of the R2-D2 Builders Club UK who build and display these fabulous (and fully functioning) droids around the country at conventions and charity events. You can find their website by clicking UK R2-D2 Builder’s Club
Well that is the end of this story and the end of the post. Thanks to all mentioned above and to you my viewers and followers for reading this far! It was a great day out that reminded me why I love Star Wars and sabers so now I have to go and design some more. I hope you enjoyed this post and please call back for future posts. Till next time..oh wait someone isn’t happy I took his Droid!….
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