So, I’m not heading down to Comic-Con until early, EARLY tomorrow morning. Seriously early. Gotta beat traffic and get there in time for the Attack of the Show! panel at 10 a.m.! That’s how I’m kicking off SDCC 2011 this year – but back here in L.A., I’m already so excited and jazzed up for it. Been watching everyone on twitter who’s already there talk about what they’re buying and what people are cosplaying as. My husband has been torturing me with pictures of collectibles from the show floor – all I had to do was copy and paste the word “WANT” and just keep texting that back to him. And then today, a package arrived on my doorstep from the folks at Hallmark – this year’s collectible Christmas Ornament is — are you ready for this? Showdown at the Cantina. I KNOW, RIGHT!??! The controversial scene where, in the original, Han Solo shoots Greedo first – and was later changed to Greedo shooting first so that Han could claim “self-defense.”
It came with batteries, so I popped them in and — Greedo said “Oota Goota, Solo?” — so that made me laugh really hard. And THEN I discovered that if you keep pushing the button, it PLAYS THE WHOLE SCENE. Because nothing sums up the spirit of Christmas more than murdering a bounty hunter! It’s magical. I love it so hard. I don’t know why, out of all the scenes in the six films, they chose this one, but I’m so glad they did. The Lucasfilm pavilion is always a must-stop for me, but now I have to earmark some cash to buy these for presents and find the rep who sent this to me so I can thank her personally.