By now, you should all know that I love George. I list him on job applications as my emergency contact. He’s even in my will. But sometimes…not very often, mind you…but sometimes, I wonder if there are any merchandising proposals he doesn’t approve. Case in point, this thing:
Now, you may be thinking, “Oh cool, someone finally made a plush of David Bowie from his Ziggy Stardust days.” Or “Cool, I always wanted to snuggle up with Sharon Stone after one of her psychotic episodes.” But believe it or not, friends, that’s Anakin Skywalker. No matter what you may think of his acting, I think we can agree that Mr. Christensen is an attractive fellow. Here’s a pic of him believably playing in water:
So, how on earth did anyone think that scary looking thing could be manufactured and sold as Anakin? I know it’s hard to make plush toys of people. But Disney has had some success turning their animated princesses into plush, so they could have gone with the animated Anakin look from The Clone Wars. Instead, we get the creepy freakshow you see before you. And speaking of creepy freakshows, I can’t help but look at the Anakin plush and think it’s some sort of update of this childhood nightmare:
In closing, despite its bizarre nature (or because of), I’m tempted to buy a case of plush Anakins to give away as prizes in all our goofy FBOTU contests. So beware.