For starters, there's a LEGO Millennium Falcon (WITH NEW RADAR DISH!)
There's a real-working desk-sized BB-8 toy that can be remote-controlled by your tablet/smartphone.
There's a chance to buy your
(takes his 50 p) (gets out, crying)
These are kind of the things I missed asking for Christmas back when I was eight years old (did get the action figures and the fluffy Chewie doll SHUT UP). It'll be a little embarrassing asking Santa for them at the age of 45 (okay so I haven't grown up THAT much...). And I hate to admit it, but the Saturnalia holidays is not up on toy-gifting (damn the harvest festive bacchanal nature of the Romans!).
So I would very much like... ahem, NEED... to buy these toys for meself. Thing is, I'm a little strapped for cash at the moment. And the Falcon set alone is around $140.
That's where you, the faithful seven readers of this blog, come in.
Can you all ask about 50,000 of your closest friends and co-workers and deep-pocket rich people around you to, you know, buy my ebooks?!?!?! The extra cash-flow from the sales should cover the purchase price of a life-size Jabba the Hutt sofa...
I don't think I can boot up a Kickstarter crowd-funding thing for this sort of project.
Update: Actually I *can* add a Donate button to a blog, but it would be a little too tacky. ...Except I'm begging for book sales in the first place! Well, as I argue to myself, selling the books is a fair form of exchange, me providing a service (book) and the buyer getting something of value. So that seems morally acceptable. ;)
That said, the Lego Millennium Falcon is now MINE. Yes, I indulged for myself this Saturnalia season. Getting it now means I won't miss out getting it when we get closer to the movie release in December, when all the stores are bound to run low on supplies of the cool toys.
I won't open it now. 1) I need to find a place to shelve it when finished and 2) It's 1300+ pieces! This thing is gonna take a WEEK to put together...
My inner 8-year-old is geeking.