3/04/2006

TK421's vehicle

Snapped the pic below on the way back from Goodwill today (as part of our continuing quest to empty the basement, and ease construction, many of our possessions are being trucked to Goodwill):

In addition to being covered with images of storm troopers, the number TK421, and strange Star Wars-esque writing (undoubtedly authentic), it also had the license plate TK421.

I've looked it up on the web, and TK421 turns out to be the id of one of the storm troopers whose uniform is stolen by Han and Luke in StarWars. I believe the image at right is the dear boy.

The question remains: how big a Star Wars fan do you have to be to paint your vehicle in homage to a character who is pretty much only the answer to a trivia question? And I wonder what the resale value is.

Update:
Nemo has pointed out that this is not a picture of TK421. Rather, in this image: "Luke is in the armor giving the impression that the radio is out so that the security men will open the door thus allowing Han and Chewie to take the control station." So, rather than TK421, this is an image of how TK421 would have looked in uniform if he'd been a bit shorter. Thanks, Nemo!

4 comments:

Nemo said...

Sorry to correct you, but we are not seeing TK421 here. Luke is in the armor giving the impression that the radio is out so that the security men will open the door thus allowing Han and Chewie to take the control station.

Mike said...

Ah yes. I see that it's so. So, rather than TK421, we instead see what TK421 would have looked like in uniform, were he a bit shorter.

Mike said...

Hey waitaminute! I've just been looking over my logs and realized: you're nemo of knottlane, aren't you? [groveling] I'm not worrrrthy... I'm not wo-o-o-orthy....

Nemo said...

Anyone who can muster the resources to find the "Banana Phone" song is more than worthy! I fear it is I that is not worthy... not wo-o-o-othy...

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