Pests: Amanaman's Tale (A Very Short Story)

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Been kicking this idea around for ages. Figured quarantine was as good a time as any to flesh it out . . . .

PESTS: AMANAMAN'S TALE
A Very Short Story
By Nigel "Beedo Sookcool" Willis

Three weeks he'd been stranded on this accursed planet without so much as a ping on his distress beacon or commlink. Three. Rotting. Weeks.

Oh, the air was clean, the water was fresh, and there didn't seem to be any large predators about that would give him any trouble. Food was plentiful, and the native animals were slow and easy to catch, if somewhat flavourless. The local sun was a bit on the bright side for his tiny red eyes, but there was a copse of nearby trees he could shelter in and call his tak for a while. All in all, it was actually a very nice region on a very nice planet to be stranded. But the natives . . . .

The natives were just plain annoying. Standing two heads shorter than him, with skinny little limbs and round, toothless mouths, they were no danger to the imposing Amani at all. They were curious, and apparently friendly, but he was starting to wonder if they were sentient, or even semi-sentient. When the first pair of furry little aliens approached his downed craft, he tried to introduce himself to them and ask for help. Since he had difficulty getting any non-Amani to pronounce his name correctly in the best of circumstances, he usually just introduced himself using his nickname.

He bowed at the pair of aliens and opened his wide arms and huge hands to show he wasn't carrying any weapons. And the aliens bowed in return. So far, so good. Then he pointed to himself and spoke his nickname by way of introduction.

"Amanaman," he said, and again pointed to himself. "Amanaman." And then he pointed to the aliens. They goggled at him with wide eyes and slack expressions on their cowlike faces. And then they spoke. In unison.

"Doo DOO doo doodoo!"

It went downhill from there. Every time he tried to introduce himself and ask for help, the natives would chant variations of "doo" back at him. It was the only phoneme they seemed to know. And they would chant it every time they laid eyes on him.

If someone didn't pick up his distress beacon and rescue him soon, he'd soon be wearing a large pink furry cape and have loads of horned skulls to put on his staff.





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I did.

Been out of the hobby for nearly 20 years...last Amanaman thing I knew about was the 2001 figure...now I see there's mini busts, and a 2009 Amanin figure...guess I need to get a hunting

I might just try my hand at a custom Amanin army......
 
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I'm hoping they do an updated Amanaman that's a little bigger than the 2001 version, with extra articulation, for TVC. Wouldn't mind a "Vintage Retro" re-issue, either, since I missed out on the original POTF one. Wouldn't turn down a Black Series 6" version, either. Being able to recreate some panels from the "To The Last Man" comics would be killer.

Yup. Definitely one of the coolest dang aliens ever to grace any screen, ever, methinks.
 
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I'm definitely shocked at the price of the figures...not the vintage, that one's been up there since the 90s. But I remember buying two of the 2001 figures on the clearance shelf at under 5 bucks each.

I had no idea the figure came out in 2009...and it seems tough to find. Would love to see a black series figure.

If you've got a spare 4 grand lying around, this is always available..... https://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-...-Scale-One-of-a-Kind-Episode-VI-/332812107222
 

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Yeah, I saw that. Amazing piece of work. Would love to have that guy hanging around in a dark corner of the house somewhere. I was toying with the idea of making an Amanaman costume for conventions, but Real Life got in the way, and I never got around to it. >SIGH<
 
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Going through my stored collection today, I found this custom-painted ice cream spoon that ten year old me tried his hand at...

Hopefully my skills have improved since this
Have you seen Stan Solo Creations' Etsy page? He's doing repro POTF Amanamen. One standard (loose, POTF carded, or Tri-Logo carded), one in Darth Maul colours. I bought the standard version (loose), and it's bloody amazing. Highly recommended if you're still looking to build an Amani army at a fraction of the usual ransom.
 
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Just checked it out...interesting paint job, but I'm going to build an army out of my 3D printer...seems the cheapest way to go
Fair enough, mate. I don't have a 3D Printer (and probably never will), so I'll likely just save up for Amaulaman and any other variants SSC might put out. I reckon it'd be cheaper for me that way, getting just one of each variant. I'd love to see what you end up with after your printer spree!

Meanwhile, I'll just continue having fun with this guy. Only four POA, but he's still a blast!

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3D resin printers only cost around $225-$250!! Of course, you need to buy the consumables, but it really doesn't take long for them to be worth the cost!
 
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3D resin printers only cost around $225-$250!! Of course, you need to buy the consumables, but it really doesn't take long for them to be worth the cost!
Really? Wow! I had no idea. I hadn't looked into it, because there's one major thing holding me back -- lack of technical skill. I'm just not that good with technology. Never done any CAD stuff. I've got some friends who have 3D printers and know how to use them, though . . . .

Besides, when it comes down to it: an Amaulaman, and if SSC takes my suggestions, a "correctly painted" Amanaman and possibly the Amani pirate from Kavill's Corsairs -- that's three figures. I can't think of much else I'd use a 3D printer for.
 
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Really? Wow! I had no idea. I hadn't looked into it, because there's one major thing holding me back -- lack of technical skill. I'm just not that good with technology. Never done any CAD stuff. I've got some friends who have 3D printers and know how to use them, though . . . .

Besides, when it comes down to it: an Amaulaman, and if SSC takes my suggestions, a "correctly painted" Amanaman and possibly the Amani pirate from Kavill's Corsairs -- that's three figures. I can't think of much else I'd use a 3D printer for.
I couldn't either, at first, and I also almost completely lack technical skill...but I surprised myself...aside from half scale vintage figures (10 different and counting), I have printed custom HD card storage cases, custom designed challenge coins, and custom liquor bottle crests for my home-infused liquor concoctions (I said infused, not distilled!). For those who got the hang of 3D modeling printers, they would be invaluable to figure customizers
 
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