I received about 4 copies of Mr. Brown’s first book (Darth Vader and Son) and this is pretty much the same thing. It is NOT a children’s book, as many seem to believe, it is simply a collection of random images with somewhat humorous drawings of Darth Vader using quotes from the movies with a slightly different meaning. The above image (from the back cover) is by far the best one in the book, and most leave you feeling pretty disappointed.
I would skip this one, even though it’s only $9 from Amazon, because it’s just not that funny and the drawings aren’t that great. It made a lot more sense to find out that Mr’ Brown does not have a daughter, thus I think his insight is a bit stereotypical.
I received a Star Wars Death Star ice cube mold for Christmas this year and was super excited to give it a try. Especially because I’ve been enjoying some of the large ice cubes in my bourbon at one of our local bars that cools the beverage without watering it down. So when I go this is was a double duty of cool.
As you can see in the picture above the detail is pretty good, but not as good as in the pictures in the packaging.
When inserted into the beverage (Maker’s Mark in this case) the detail completely vanishes and you are left with an ice sphere. It did a pretty good job of maintaining it’s size and not watering down my drink while keeping it cool.
As a bonus it looked like the exploding Death Star after a few minutes (theatrical release, not special edition when Lucus messed up all the effects). I would recommend this to other bourbon/Star Wars fans, the only down side being that at $15 a pop you can’t really afford to have that many of them. So you might do what I do and just save it for those special occasions when you are have a quiet drink by yourself (and playing Black Ops II)