As friends of TDB you may have come to over these last few years that I have a “thing” for carbonite.  Most specifically, Han Solo in carbonite.

The ONLY thing that I truly covet is a life sized Han Solo in carbonite.

While my dream has still yet to be realized, I have amassed quite a collection of substantially smaller versions, many of which have been highlighted on these electronic pages.

But now I have found quite possibly the SECOND greatest carbonite related product, this thanks to Lucasfilm and Disney World as part of their Star Wars weekends at Hollywood Studios

Guests at Star Wars Weekends this year will be given the opportunity to step into a “Carbon Freezing Chamber,” located near The American Idol Experience in the theme park, and have their faces 3-D scanned using multiple cameras to create a 8-inch figurine depicting themselves frozen in carbonite. It also comes with a light-up wristband.

What, what, what?!?

First thing I felt? Excitement – This is the coolest thing ever!

Second thing? Regret – Why did we book our Disney vacation when we did?

Third? Bargaining – How could I POSSIBLY get back down to Florida next weekend?

Fourth? Acceptance – I’m never going to have this.


So, to any of you will either live near the happiest place on earth or are planning on already attending the family nerdfest that is Star Wars weekend…don’t be like me and miss out!  Save those pennies (it costs $99.95) and go get yourself frozen!

via Nerd Approved

Originally posted 2012-05-11 21:40:10.

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Originally posted 2012-12-25 01:35:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Comic Con 2011 – A Review…

Here is the official TDB review of Comic Con 2011

First, Sideshow Collectables had several new product announcements which included this:

And that concludes our review of Comic Con 2011.

Seriously, I do not care about anything else!  All the stuff on my nerd blogs this weekend was just noise when I saw this.  This is my holy grail, my white whale!  Ask Better Half, every year for Christmas I ask for ONE thing, Han Solo in Carbonite.

A company called Illusive Concepts had a Lucasfilm license back in 1996-97 and actually made the first commercially produced replica.  At the time I believe it cost close to $2,000. I was but a young lad then, living with the one who would eventually become Better Half, and in NO way could I shed that much for a prop (Never mind the fact that I probably spend more than that on all the other little things I bought for my collection that year).

Well now things have changed!  You could even say the “circle is now complete.” I’m old and I get paid pretty good.  There was no pricing or any other information made available on the Sideshow site but I’ve got a number in my head (so does Better Half, but I’ll bet that number is less than the one I am thinking).

Stay tuned!


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Originally posted 2011-07-26 01:27:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

What’s the BEST Candy Ever???

It’s Ham Solo in CandyBaronite!

It’s a chocolate Han Solo with peanut butter and BACON in the center! This is Awesome wrapped in Awesomemer with Awesomeness!!

Don’t believe me? Look at this…and try not to blow your mind…

What kind of woman 1) makes a mold of Han Solo in Carbonite, 2) makes chocolate bars in said mold and 3) puts bacon in her chocolate bar in said mold of Han Solo and 4) comes up with the name Ham Solo??? 

The bestest kind!

See more over at booturtle.

I’m late in the game featuring this so if you’ve already seen it on the interwebs, sorry for my delay.  Blame it on SNOWGASM (c).

Originally posted 2011-02-03 22:32:37.

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Etsy Week – Bacon Cookies…

It’s been a while since I went trollin’ on Etsy for fine, hand crafted, bacon related products.  So long that when I popped “bacon” in the search, I was overwhelmed with new goodness…upon this discovery I quickly assessed that this would become “Etsy Week“.  It works out well thematically as well as “Maker Faire” is back into town this weekend at The Henry Ford.

So let’s explore the creative world of handmade baconcraft!  We start with these scrumptious wonders:

Bacon cookies!!

These are great looking cookies.  Sure they may be a little expensive ($15 for 1/2 dozen), but they’re big (7″ x 2″) and made with love 😉  Alas, there is no real bacon in these tasty treats, but I am fairly confident you’d still get quite a smile out of the bacon lover in your family if you presented them with a box of these!

Pick up a box today!

Oh, they also make these:

Bacon – check, Star Wars – check, my new favorite bakery – quite possibly ;-)

Via Sullivan Bakehouse on Etsy

Originally posted 2012-07-23 19:58:27.

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Bringin’ Up a Bacon Baby – Nighty, Night…

Mr. Bacon and C-3PO…all tucked in.

A wonderful surprise as I entered Lil’s room to put her to bed this weekend.

Star Wars and bacon, that’s my girl!

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Happy April Two’s Day…

April Fool’s Day is no fun on a Sunday.  No social chatter at all about all the fun things the interwebs is trying to trick you with.  Heck, it was 4:00 pm when I finally looked at my watch yesterday and realized that it was the 1st.  So here are three bacon (and nerd) related April Fool’s Day pranks that I found “amusing”.

First, this one was emailed to me in advance from Green Works. I have to admire the production value here.  The rep who sent me the note said she’d send some product coupons, but I’ve never received a reply from my email…

Click here to view the embedded video.

Second, this from Lowe’s Home Improvement’s Facespace page…

ANNOUNCING: New bacon scented air filters for your HVAC. A Lowe’s exclusive!

Now you can enjoy the smell of sizzling bacon — morning, noon and night. Read a recent customer review of this innovative new product at

Be warned: Excessive salivation may occur.

and (c), it wouldn’t be April Fool’s without our friends at ThinkGeek getting our hopes up with yet another inspired fake product…

Click here to view the embedded video.

Now, ThinkGeek has found a way to bring these wonderful fakes to market (Tauntaun Sleeping Bag, My First Bacon), but somehow I just don’t think LucasFilm is going to go for this one (but if they do – count me in!).

So Happy April Two’s Day everyone…hope you had a great day!

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