Kotaku 'Shop Contest: It's Loopin' Chewie's Fault

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Force Friday turned out to be a bust for many hopeful collectors, so we’re going to take out our frustration on an innocent. Sorry, Loopin’ Chewie.

Reader and frequent ‘shop contest contributor sciteach directed me to Hasbro’s Star Wars version of board game classic Loopin’ Louie, and my own disappointment with the way collectors were shafted during Force Friday came shining through.

I was 15th in line, and when I got to the shelves there was this one couple grabbing everything they could and stuffing it into their cart. Then they wandered off to a quiet area of the Toys R Us and sorted it all out into piles, ensuring they had no more than six of each figure (three per person).


Meanwhile, after grabbing a few LEGO sets (go black X-Wing!) I found a six inch Star Wars Black Series Rey (with BB-8) sitting on a random shelf—someone’s leftover. I went back to the Star Wars aisle, where a young teen was going through his meager haul with his dad. He had two of the six inch Black Series figures, but said “I wish I’d gotten Rey.” So I handed him mine and bought a plastic lightsaber instead.

Maybe I should have gone for something blue or green.

Anyway, frustrations felt, outlet needed, and here we have this.

Illustration for article titled Kotaku 'Shop Contest: It's Loopin' Chewie's Fault

Go crazy. Maybe try and keep it relatively PG-13 rated. I know it kind of looks like Chewbacca is sodomizing the Falcon, and those panicked Stormtroopers seem completely terrified for some reason.

Look, Loopin’ Chewie—someone has to take the fall for this one, and everyone else is sold out. Sorry about this.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the recent redesign the minimum image width is now 800px. You hath been warned.

How To Upload Images — Instructions

1. Create your ‘Shop and save it to your desktop. Images must be at least 800 pixels wide. If they aren’t, you will be playfully spanked.

2. Go to the bottom of this post

3. This brings up a comment window. Click

4. This brings up Click “Choose file” if you’re uploading your ‘shop from your desktop

5. Alternatively, you can upload the ‘Shop to a free image hosting service. I suggest imgur. Then paste the image’s URL into the field that says “Image URL.” Note: this must be the URL of the image itself, not the page where it is displayed. That means the URL ends in .jpg, .gif, .png, whatever.

6. Add editorial commentary and hit submit and your image will load. If it doesn’t, upload the image to imgur and paste the image URL as a comment. I promise I will look at it.


To contact the author of this post, write to fahey@kotaku.com or find him on Twitter @bunnyspatial.

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