Tag: Empire Strikes Back

Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

March 24, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

After seeing Errex’s review of the modern updated of the Hoth Rebel Trooper, I thought it would be cool to take a look back at the vintage one. The Rebel Soldier was released as one of the first 10 figures from the Empire Strikes Back. He the first generic “good guy” in the vintage Star […]

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Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear)

March 17, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear)

One thing that struck me recently, is that the costume used by the Kenner vintage Hoth Rebel Trooper was something of a combination of the two outfits actually seen in the movie The Empire Strikes Back. Of course, then we’d have to assume that the more recent cold weather Rebel Troopers made by Hasbro are truly screen-accurate

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Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

August 20, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

  If there is one thing that Star Wars collectors can agree on, it’s the Vintage Collection has brought us a number of “definitive” versions of classic characters. Including Bespin fatigues Luke Skywalker. I’m not sure why I hadn’t got this review finished before now. This Luke is probably one of the best figures I […]

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Han Solo (Hoth Gear)

April 2, 2011 | By | Reply More
Han Solo (Hoth Gear)

The figure this time comes with the drawn up hood, a brown coat and a load of extras that could possibly make it the best value deal on this character.

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Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit)

March 5, 2011 | By | Reply More
Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit)

I have never really identified with Han Solo, and accordingly, I have not been too keen in keeping up with the newer action figures released for the character. Back when the line up for the first wave of the new Vintage Collection was announced, the Echo Base Han Solo was one I did not plan to get at launch date.

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Willrow Hood

January 3, 2010 | By | 7 Replies More
Willrow Hood

I know every one is saying who? Willrow Hood is better know as the Ice Cream Maker Guy from Cloud City. He’s seen briefly after Lando transmits the evacuation order. According to Wookiepedia, Willrow was a Rebel sympathizer who was taking a computer core to dispose of it before it could lead to the Rebel […]

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MTV-7 Mini-Rig

September 23, 2009 | By | 5 Replies More
MTV-7 Mini-Rig

I was looking at the list of reviews on the website the other day and noticed I was really lacking in a few different areas. When I look over at my display shelves, I can see a an area for vintage figures, a number of vehicles, and a large section of WOS figures. So I […]

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Ugnaught

August 2, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Ugnaught

Ugnaughts are one of the creepier creatures from the original Star Wars trilogy. First appearing in “The Empire Strikes Back,” they seem to fill the municipal maintenance functions and act as general laborers. I was never certain of their alliances, though. They play monkey in the middle with C-3PO’s head against Chewbacca. Then they assist […]

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Chewbacca and Disassembled C-3PO Galactic Heroes

July 3, 2009 | By | Reply More
Chewbacca and Disassembled C-3PO Galactic Heroes

I must admit, I never thought these would catch on. I figured the serious collectors would pass them by, and kids would favor the regular figures in their place.  That being said, I apparently was wrong.  There seem to be something with the cuteness factor of seeing your favorite Star Wars characters cartoonized in miniature.Until now, I’d passed up the little […]

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Han Solo with Bespin Torture Rack

June 28, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Han Solo with Bespin Torture Rack

I watched a few scenes of “The Empire Strikes Back” last night. Mrs. Nerd was in the room when the Han torture scene came on. She asked what are they doing to him. It took me a minute to think it through before I could answer her. Well, they are torturing him just to be mean? No, that’s not it. […]

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Vintage Large Size Boba Fett

June 28, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Vintage Large Size Boba Fett

You have to be impressed with what the marketing folks in the late seventies did with Boba Fett. He was a character that none of us knew anything about, yet we all thought he was the baddest dude in the Star Wars universe. He showed up in the holiday special. He was one of the first mail away figures. And he got […]

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4-LOM

June 14, 2009 | By | Reply More
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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Smuggler Lando Calrissian

June 13, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Smuggler Lando Calrissian

The end of “Empire Strikes Back” left us all wanting more. Han is chilling in carbonite, and Lando and Chewie are taking the Falcon to rescue him. Lando apparently raided Han’s closet for a vest and Seinfeld’s closet for a puffy shirt. Appearance: Yup, this is Lando. Taken from what has to be less than […]

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