Tag: Episode 5

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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Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)

July 2, 2011 | By | Reply More
Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)

If there ever was a figure from the Vintage Collection I didn’t want to buy outright, it’s this version of Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing). The reason, basically, was that the figure is a kitbash made from the Snowspeeder Pilot Luke Skywalker figure with newly sculpted head and forearms, and I’d rather get the ones that are completely new sculpts.

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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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TAC Stormtrooper

June 30, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
TAC Stormtrooper

Stormtroopers are the backbone of the Imperial forces.  So, I really don’t mind picking up a new one when they come out.   But, I’ve managed to round up a pretty good army of the Super Articulated ‘trooper.  So, I was going to pass on this guy.  One thing saved him however.  He has a removable helmet, and doesn’t have a […]

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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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