Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I really wanted to have some time traveling with Spock, but since he's decided to take Spockcation into 2010 I had to come up with another travel buddy. Say, how much vacation time do you get in Starfleet anyway?
Well at first I thought I would make a second Spock with a different color vacation shirt, but I didn't want to compete with what I already had going on. Then I thought I would take a old Playmates Toys Spock around, that might be cool, but still kind of been there. So I looked to the Star Wars Galaxy (since Batman already turned me down, too busy saving Gotham or something) for inspiration.
Who to take? Chewbacca sprang to mind. How about R2-D2 or C3-P0? A Stormtrooper, done that. Vader, surely he could use some vacation time. I didn't know who. Then I thought, everybody takes a Stormtrooper or R2-D2 around, matter of fact I have seen R2 and 3P0 taking some traveling shots at the Distracted by Star Wars Tumbler. Again, everyone does the popular characters. I needed to find a character, a droid more specific, that could use a break. Then it hit me THE POWER DROID! If anyone needed some time off it was this guy. Plus he never gets any love from fans.
So I opened my trusty Darth Vader carrying case and found my old childhood Power Droid, a little worse for ware, and told him for all his years of faithful service charging X-Wings and other Droids it was time for a break. He was extremely happy that anyone would remember he was in there. He also asked that I call him Gonk! So I told Gonk! it was time to see the sights!
Gonk! is going to hang around the house, go on little overnight trips, vacation and business trips, even just to local spots. I even whipped up a snazzy little logo for him as a surprise. He's excited and can't wait to get started, so I hope everyone will enjoy and cheer on my little friend as he explores his backyard and beyond.