I've accumulated a number of favorite Star Wars figures in my truck lately, and was wondering if it was peculiar to me or if any others here took some of their figures with them. Then I got to wondering what everyone else drives.
I have a 1994 Ford F-150 that I bought in 1996 when it had 25,000 miles. Now it has 185,000 miles and is still going strong. It's white, or really a dirty white, as I haven't washed it since sometime around the last presidential election. The interior is blue, with a noticeable darker blue stain on the carpet where a Wendy's baked potato landed (upside down) when I had to make a sudden stop once, sometime around 1998, I think. I haven't tried eating a baked potato while driving since then. It's been a great truck. The Ford-bashers can kiss my bumper, 'cause my pickup has driven me across the country and moved me around more times than I can remember, and put more miles between Jackson, MS and the Gulf Coast than I am comfortable thinking about.
Anyway, about five or six years ago I affixed some velcro tape to the dash and to an action figure stand, and have had one of my figures up there ever since. Lately it's usually the OTC Yoda, or an Evolutions Sandtrooper, or a Saga AT-AT Driver. Gradually figures have ended up in the glove box or on the bench by my daughter's car seat. Finally, last month I bought a plastic school pencil/crayon box to keep my vehicle figures in, so that right now there's a VTSC Tusken, OTC Yoda, AT-AT Driver, VTSC Snowtrooper, ARC Trooper Alpha, Saga C-3PO (Endor), and Evolutions Vader. I like looking at them when I'm stuck in line at the bank, or at a particularly long traffic light. I try not to let it get in the way of safe driving. I don't use a cell phone anywhere, much less in the truck, but my figures are distracting enough when I'm stopped that sometimes I get honked at when a light turns green and I'm fiddling with Alpha's helmet.
Nobody else I know does this. I find it to be calming, a little bit of home and Star Wars in the middle of my long workdays. I suppose it's the equivalent of having one's figures in their office cubicle, but I don't really have my own personal area at work.