Tag: Action Figure

4-LOM

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4-LOM

Zuckuss here was one of the bounty hunters from “The Empire Strikes Back.” Did I say Zuckuss? I meant 4-LOM. A little explanation for the POTF2 generation. Back in the vintage line days, the names for 4-LOM and Zuckuss got switched. So, this guy got branded as Zuckuss.When POTF2 rolled around the names got switched to the correct ones. The […]

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TAC#16 Darth Vader

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TAC#16 Darth Vader

I understand that all the kids think that Darth Vader is cool. He’s the bad ass of the galaxy, fights with a lightsaber, and chokes people from across the room. However,how many of figures of him do we need? The vintage line had one. And for the most part, that’s all we needed. His costume […]

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Fireside Padme Amidala

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Fireside Padme Amidala

Fanboys have been around for a long time. For that reason, there always seems to be a scantily clad female heroine in Sci-Fi films. Barbarellla, Uhura, and Dale Arden where all precursors to Princess Leia. When “Return of the Jedi” came along, Leia was “enslaved” by Jabba the Hutt and forced to cover her self in an outfit very uncharacteristic of […]

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Jawa & LIN Droid

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Jawa & LIN Droid

Ah, Jawas. The mysterious little nomadic junk dealers that give R2 and 3PO a lift. I’ve always had a soft spot for these guys. I think as a kid watching Episode 4 you could relate to them. They were about your size and height, and ran around picking up junk. One Halloween (77 or 78), I was Jawa. Of course, […]

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Rebel Honor Guard

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Rebel Honor Guard

The end of Star Wars with it’s elaborate medal ceremony gave us a look at a bunch of the different folks involved in the Rebellion. This guy was apparently there to keep the peace when things got rowdy.These guys are obviously the rebel counterparts to the the red robed Imperial Guards. I would imagine their function is more ceremonial than […]

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Death Star Trooper

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Death Star Trooper

The first twelve Star Wars Figures. That’s where this fellow harkens back to. You’d have to ask yourself why this guy got made when back when. Why? Easy, two words. Cannon fodder. There was this great Death Star Playset out, and nobody to fill it. You wouldn’t want to have Darth Vader at the computer consoles, would you? And the […]

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Biggs Darklighter Rebel Pilot

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Biggs Darklighter Rebel Pilot

Hasbro is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Wars by treating us with some New Hope characters that fans have wanted for years. I knew that there was a version of Biggs Darklighter coming up that from his deleted ANH scenes, but I didn’t realize that there was a new pilot version coming out as well.This is the second time […]

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Luke Skywalker Yavin Ceremony

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Luke Skywalker Yavin Ceremony

Ah, the summer of ’77 and Star Wars fever was sweeping through the country. Soon after, kids, including me, where crazy for Star Wars figures. Ceremonial Luke was one of the figures that grade school kids would say was coming out next. The exceptionally bold kids would say they had him, and he was so special they wouldn’t bring […]

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Gragra

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Gragra

Lately, it seems like there have been a number of figures that I was interested in seeing, and just never do. I saw exactly one of the “Crispy” Anakins at a comic shop a few months back. If he wasn’t in the hands of a twelve year old, I’d a had him. Endor Luke is a newer example. Gragra […]

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Kitik Keed’kak

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Kitik Keed’kak

I have to say, while I don’t like a good portion of the newer figures Hasbro has been coming out with, they seem to have embraced the fact collectors want EVERY character from the films, not just redone original figures. The last few waves have had some really cool background characters that I would have guessed we would have never […]

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Muppet Penguins

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Muppet Penguins

I miss Palisades’ Muppets. I really do. They really took me back to being a kid and watching the first runs of the Muppet Show. Second, they were part of my collecting that Mrs. Nerd appreciated as well. We’d spend some time with each new figure swapping tales of just being kids and enjoying all of the goodness that the […]

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Commander Cody

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Commander Cody

Just when I was starting to like clone troopers, they all turn on the Jedi. Love it or hate, Star Wars Episode III had plenty of troops to make figures from. Since the most of the Commanders had individual names, you knew they would get figures. Cody was one of the more memorable clones. Probably because he was […]

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RA-7

June 13, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
RA-7

Saga Legends. The name conjures to mind heroes and their incredible accomplishments. It does not, at least for me, bring to mind a droid that lurks about the Death Star spying on people. Ironically, there are two main places you can see RA-7 droids in Star Wars Episode 4. The first is the Jawa’s Sandcrawler. The second is the Death Star. […]

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Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Indiana Jones

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Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Indiana Jones

It’s sad, but true. With the DVD release, I finally got to see “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” It’s not that I didn’t want to see it in a theater, we just had a busy summer. Overall, I didn’t think it was a bad film. Maybe two places that I thought it could have been […]

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Transformers Legends Class Autobot Jazz

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Transformers Legends Class Autobot Jazz

I’m not normally one to jump on the band wagon, but I was intrigued a bit with this one. I’ve never been a huge Transformer’s fan. GI Joe was bigger in my house. I’m an Air Force brat, and leaned towards the military things. However, as a kid, we had some kids in grade school with a parent that […]

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