Star Wars Day – May the Fourth be with You

4 May 2016

It may be a phrase so full of cheesy humor that it elicits an inevitable groan. Yet since the London Evening News published an advert which used the phrase “May the fourth Be with you” – ironically to congratulate Margaret Thatcher’s ascension to Prime Minister in 1979, the phrase took hold. It has stayed with us ever since and is used by countless people on the day after 3 May.

However, it wasn’t until 2011 that the first organized Star Wars Day celebration took place in Toronto, Canada. More of a convention than anything else, the event featured a showing of episodes V to VI, game shows, parodies and of course the inescapable costume competition.

Today should be an opportunity for all of our favorite characters from the sage to let their hair (or tentacles or hydraulic appendages) down. So, here is our own small contribution to Star Wars Day – a collection of memorable, if silly homages to Star Wars using a selection of the plethora of collectors’ items (OK, toys) available and a little joyful photography. May the Fourth be with you!

Image Credit Flickr User JD Hancock
Once you have been a stormtrooper a while you become... seasoned.

Image Credit Flickr User Leg0fenris
Image Credit Flickr User JD Hancock
This is not the wookie you were looking for...

Image Credit Flickr User kalexanderson
Image Credit Flickr User leg0fenris
Image Credit Flickr User Solo
Wrong Crystal Skull, Doctor Jones...

Image Credit Flickr User JD Hancock
Image Credit Flickr User JD Hancock
Image Credit Flickr User Lamont Cranston
This may smell bad, kid, but it'll keep you warm

Image Credit Flickr User ElPadawan
Image Credit Flickr User Stefan
Image Credit Flickr User Stefan
Image Credit Flickr User Stefan
Image Credit Flickr User STefan
Image Credit Flickr User Stefan
Image Credit Flickr User Kenny Louie

First Image Credit JD Hancock


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