Un-wheel-dy

You know what I’ve realized? A lot of Star Wars vehicles don’t even have wheels. Yeah, I know, they fly and a lot of them can do vertical takeoffs/landings, but not having any kind off landing gear or auxiliary wheels seems… ill-advised?

If you have to make an emergency landing because the thrusters aren’t working quite right or the engine is malfunctioning, do you just kinda crash? Or just in general if the thrusters aren’t working quite right and you’re stuck away from home, maybe in the middle of a desert, what do you do? Is there Galactic AAA?

Imagine you’ve got your single-person spaceship parked in middle-of-nowhere Tatooine for some unsavory business, and when you go to turn the engines on and head somewhere where there might be people, it doesn’t work for some reason. Maybe you forgot to fuel up. Maybe there’s something jammed in the thrusters. Maybe the battery gave out on you. Whatever the case, you’re stuck. Let’s say you manage to get a hold of someone. Are they going to tow your ship, or would they come out there and try to fix it on the spot? Because you don’t have wheels, so they can’t exactly pull it behind them unless they just sort of have it scrape along the ground. They could have one of those handy hover platforms, but anything bigger than one of those basic speeders is going to have difficulty with that, right? Maybe they have a bigger ship that just picks other ships up, but you better hope it’s big enough to grab yours.

What if their ship broke down in the middle of nowhere, huh? Well, I guess they are probably a mechanic and can fix it themselves. But maybe they can’t! You don’t know for sure!

All I’m saying is we should not forget the humble, steadfast, reliable wheel when we indulge in our futurism. Shit breaks. It always will.

You’re gonna have a Tie Fighter sitting on the side of the road, face-planted into the dirt eventually. You’re gonna be sitting there scratching your head while the Jawas slowly roll by in their giant fortress, pointing and laughing at you from the tiny windows up top! Cruise while you can.

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Un-wheel-dy

You know what I’ve realized? A lot of Star Wars vehicles don’t even have wheels. Yeah, I know, they fly and a lot of them can do vertical takeoffs/landings, but not having any kind off landing gear or auxiliary wheels seems… ill-advised?

If you have to make an emergency landing because the thrusters aren’t working quite right or the engine is malfunctioning, do you just kinda crash? Or just in general if the thrusters aren’t working quite right and you’re stuck away from home, maybe in the middle of a desert, what do you do? Is there Galactic AAA?

Imagine you’ve got your single-person spaceship parked in middle-of-nowhere Tatooine for some unsavory business, and when you go to turn the engines on and head somewhere where there might be people, it doesn’t work for some reason. Maybe you forgot to fuel up. Maybe there’s something jammed in the thrusters. Maybe the battery gave out on you. Whatever the case, you’re stuck. Let’s say you manage to get a hold of someone. Are they going to tow your ship, or would they come out there and try to fix it on the spot? Because you don’t have wheels, so they can’t exactly pull it behind them unless they just sort of have it scrape along the ground. They could have one of those handy hover platforms, but anything bigger than one of those basic speeders is going to have difficulty with that, right? Maybe they have a bigger ship that just picks other ships up, but you better hope it’s big enough to grab yours.

What if their ship broke down in the middle of nowhere, huh? Well, I guess they are probably a mechanic and can fix it themselves. But maybe they can’t! You don’t know for sure!

All I’m saying is we should not forget the humble, steadfast, reliable wheel when we indulge in our futurism. Shit breaks. It always will.

You’re gonna have a Tie Fighter sitting on the side of the road, face-planted into the dirt eventually. You’re gonna be sitting there scratching your head while the Jawas slowly roll by in their giant fortress, pointing and laughing at you from the tiny windows up top! Cruise while you can.

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-Milky Way DNA by TobiasFonseca
-The Baconing by Acraigl
-Random Mediocritees by honestly your guess is as good as mine
-Hellfire Wants You by Olipop
-Am I…a sandwich? by popcornpunk
-Outmoded by NathanielF
-It Starts With You by reduane

Had to make an emergency landing on Tatooine, and your ship’s not working. What do you do?

  • Walk
    Walk
  • Guess I'll just die
    Guess I'll just die
  • Call space AAA and hope they can help
    Call space AAA and hope they can help
  • Jack a bantha
    Jack a bantha
  • Hitchhike with the Jawas
    Hitchhike with the Jawas
  • Other (comment in the discussion)
    Other (comment in the discussion)
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