My name is PJ, I live in the High Desert of Southern Cali. I am a 30 year old husband and father of two boys (7 and 4 who are also big time Star Wars fans). I work in Law Enforcement and love my job.
Star Wars has always been my favorite since childhood. My parents took me to a new hope when I was just a few months old and I've been at openeing day of every Star Wars film since. As a child my favorite character was, of course, Luke Skywalker. With the introduction of the EU books, specifically Timothy Zahn's series, in my early teens, I shifted away from Luke who I started to see as a dweeby, whiny wuss. I shifted to other characters such as Wedge Antilles and Rogue Squadron, Han Solo etc. Obviously there was a many year long dry spell for Star Wars with no movies or toys. When Hasbro did the Power of the Force line in the late 90's and the Original Trilogy was re-released, my interet soared once again.
I hit my early twenties and my interests changed and I shifted away from being a hardcore fan back to being a guy who loved Star Wars. When Episode I was released was there with bells on, although I was slightly dissapointed. By AOTC, I was in full swing in love with Star Wars again and had a young son wh was as well. I absolutly loved Jango Fett and his Clones. pieces of the puzzle began to fit together differently and the Clones immediatly bacame my favorite characters. With the release of the animated shorts on Cartoon Network and ROTS, I had only cemented my love of the Clones and how they became Stormtroopers.
My younger brother began playing RC on Xbox, I had grown beyond gaming at that point. I saw him playing and thought the game looked really cool. However, I never played dispite his urging to. My brother also had the book Hard Contact which he said he really enjoyed and told me I should read. Well, time passed and I saw that Triple Zero was being released and it brough the RC's back to mind. I purchased the RC game for my PC and couldnt get it to load so I threw it away pissed off. I then asked my brother to loan me Hard Contact which I read straight through in one day! I loved it. I imemdiatly ordered my own copy and Triple Zero which I read through asa soon as I unwrapped it. now, I was frothing at the mouth for more RC's and I WANTED the game! So, for Easter 2006, my boys got an Xbox from the Easter Bunny and daddy got a used copy of RC from a video game store. My oldest son also got Battlefront. Both games were played al the time. I loved the RC game and still play it at least once a week to this day. I cannot tell you how many times I've beat it! I'm finally on the difficult setting and am finding that it lives up to it's name.
I also love customizing Star Wars figures, as I'm sure mny of you have seen in the fanart thread. I found www.sandtroopers.com
almost two years wile trying to acquire ROTS figures for my boys. I joined the group and have become a very active member of their community. Currently, I am working on making a custom squad of RC's, Rho Squad, based on my family's customs on the RC game. I also plan to retool my boys RC's they got in the scene pack for Christmas. Also in the plans is a Kal Skirata in full Mando armor. I'm sure as time goes by I'll make plenty more!
That's my Star Wars history in a nutshell.