Hasbro Sent us one Han Solo action figure this year to get me to advertise about their release of Vintage Star Wars Action Figures, well that brought up some very fond memories of what my husband gave me for Christmas years ago.
I love Han Solo, so my husband bought every single Han Solo action figure he could find to make me the Monopoly of my dreams. Oh, have I ever mentioned that I’m addicted to the game Monopoly and we have over 50 versions of the game, and yes, My Han Solo edition that my husband made is my favorite version of Monopoly!
This is basically what he did.
He used the movie, the actual movie to capture high quality graphics to create game board. I don’t have the game board anymore or I would show you a picture of it. The board didn’t survive moving and storage, but we do have the digital copies somewhere so my husband can recreate it for me sometime.
He spend hours hunting down the action figures about 7 years ago. It looks like Star Wars action figures are a lot easier to find right now verses 5 years ago. But anyhow, he found about 10 different characters and half of them were all different versions of Han Solo.
He found some acrylic frames and used those as the boards for the action figures to stand on. He hot glued them down.
He printed up chance, and community chest cards and called them Fate of the Galaxy and Pilot’s Maneuver. He used beads as currency, and wooden pieces as houses and really cool carved pieces as the hotels.
He also put a great amount of detail into the Monopoly property cards.
I can not tell you how much my husband and I love to play games together, it’s really sad to say that I spend way more time on the computer than with him. Which is why I’m such a strong supporter of creating a family game night in your family. Then you all force yourselves to stop everything that you are doing and be a family, make happy memories and just have a great time together.
If you have gifts to check off on your holiday shopping list or are in search for fun entertainment as your family gathers during the yuletide season, look no further than the game aisle. On December 5, the USA Weekend to had exclusive coupons offering $5 off a great selection of Hasbro games including brands that you know and love, such as Scrabble, Twister, Trivial Pursuit, Sorry!, Pictureka!, and more. And starting December 6, visit www.familygamenight.com to access these coupons online. It’s not too late to get a few coupons!
I received two action figures in exchange for this post. I donated one to the Tweetdrive in Seattle and kept the other for my Han Solo edition Monopoly game.