For almost 40 years Willrow Hood has been running around the Star Wars galaxy, inspiring not only his own iconic cosplay group, but also a tradition that involves running, orange boiler suits and an ice cream maker.
Or so we thought.
It’s now come to light that the tub we believed was for churning in fact used for ch-earning, as that distinctive prop has been revealed to be a safe, for keeping credit chips rather than chocolate chips.
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A camtono, actually. The word briefly made it out into the world at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year when, in an extended clip from The Mandalorian that never made it online, Werner Herzog’s character shows the titular bounty hunter a piece of beskar—an ancient, valuable, Mandalorian alloy—and tells him he’ll give him a camtono of it when he completes the mission. “Camtono” also happens to be a word for “ice cream” made up by Baby Delta who went viral with her chatter in 2017.
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We don’t know what the mission is yet and we don’t know the name of Herzog’s character. What we do know, thanks to a source close to the production, is that a camtono is like a safe or a lock box, Herzog’s character has one full of beskar, and it’s the same item Willrow Hood is running around with in The Empire Strikes Back.
Perhaps instead of yelling ‘Ice Cream! Ice Cream’ they should start shouting ‘ISA scheme! ISA scheme!’
Or maybe not….
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