By Joel Johnson at 5:07 pm Tue, Oct 2, 2007
My friend Lele sent me this pic, but she didn't have a source. I love it all the same. Any idea?
Update: The picture was taken by Alex Brown. Thanks, guys!
This picture was published recently in Vice Magazine (Volume 14 Issue 8) by Alex Brown.
He writes “I was in a McDonalds somewhere upstate on my way to go camping. This kid was sitting there on his own wearing a Vader helmet that did the breathing sounds. I always wanted a helmet like that when Star Wars first came out but my patents would never buy me one.”
I am uncertain if such a thing existed when Alex was a kid, but I don’t know how old Alex is, but there you go.
That kind of helmet never existed as a toy for kids back-in-the-day. So B.S. on that point, but awesome photo anyway.
Based on the pic, they are probably pissed off at still having a GBA-SP!
Is that a Biafra t-shirt? That’s some hip parents.
I somehow feel sorry for him. He has an SP and no super star destroyer…
Wow. That rough cut of THE PHANTOM MENACE really was worse than previously believed.
I shot this picture. By the way, I’m 32 and grew up in Hong Kong where they did sell those helmets when the first Star Wars movie came out. I also sell limited edition prints. You can more of my work at: http://www.alexbrownphotography.com
The Saddest Vader has no friends, because the Saddest Vader cannot dance. 🙁
Ketchup, but no fries–and there would be the problem of how to eat them even if he had them. I’d be sad, too.
hey, i found him a friend on flickr!
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