Alas, poor Porkins! I knew him, Threepio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy, and questionable piloting skills.
While Jek Tono Porkins, portrayed by the late character actor extraordinaire William Hootkins, may be gone, killed in action by an enemy turbolaser during Red Squadron’s assault on the Death Star at the Battle of Yavin, but he is most certainly not forgotten. In death, the Cult of Porkins has lead to a variety of weird YouTube tribute videos, a Family Guy parody, and theories about how he secretly destroyed the Death Star. And now, Gentle Giant is immortalizing the porcine pilot with their latest Star Wars-inspired San Diego Comic-Con exclusive: a Porkins bust.
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