For the uncultured Star Wars fan, a “roaring Chewbacca mask” seems like something silly.
“Oh, it sounds just like Chewbacca and his roar!”
“Oh, it looks just like Chewbacca and his matted fur!”
“Oh, when you open your mouth the mask roars, how neat!”
OK, lamebrains. Enough.
Yes to all of that, but how about we take a step back to admire the true authenticity of, not only the lifelike mask, but Chewbacca himself.
The real Chewbacca.
Did you know that everything you’ve ever known about Chewbacca is wrong?
Yes, he was in Star Wars, but do you even know how it happened?
In the early 1970s, Carl “Chewy” Bacca was a struggling actor living in a one-bedroom, rent-controlled apartment on the lower east side in New York City.
Carl had been trying out for bit parts in fizzled sitcoms, amateur theatre productions and almost any commercial opportunity he could find.
Bacca had only one brief stint with success when he was cast as “ACTOR 3” in a toothpaste commercial. Unfortunately, his role was nixed when the producer realized that he only needed two actors.
He became disenfranchised with the media industry.
Lonely, depressed and unable to find work, Carl let himself go.
He stopped shaving. He started eating to fill the void. He even stopped talking.
Several years later he was walking through Times Square in New York City when a young upstart film producer named something or other Lucas saw him.
“HELLO MY GOOD MAN!” said Lucas.
“ROOOOARRRRRRRR” cackled Carl.
“I HAVE FOUND THE PERFECT ACTOR FOR MY NEW ROLE!”
Just 18 months later, Chewbacca was seen on thousands of movie screens across the country.
Carl “Chew” Bacca became one of the most famous actors of all time. From the bottom of the barrel to the top of the heap – he showed what it takes to succeed in Hollywood.
Mostly, it takes not shaving.
Live out your wildest, wookiest dreams with this lifelike mask of the wonderful “Chewbacca” movie character made famous by Carl “Chewy” Bacca.
It roars. It looks legit. Kids will love it – and you will love the symbol of old Hollywood and success it brings you each time you see it.
Disclaimer: George Lucas, LTD. has corrected this product description. Unfortunately, the “corrected” version of the content is simply a blank page. Turns out we incorrectly identified every single thing about how Chewbacca came to the big screen. Also, there was no one named Carl Bacca. Though the particulars and details of the content above may be called into question, the fact remains: this mask is super high quality and a kick ass way to look and sound just like the Star Wars movie character “Chewbacca.” But let’s be honest: how badass would it be if Carl Bacca was a real dude. Rent controlled apartments are NOT easy to find these days. Lucky guy.