Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

March 24, 2012 by  
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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... 

Wampa (Vintage)

Wampa (Vintage)

December 10, 2011 by  
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Long before the Special Editions, there was a toy version of the Wampa released. As part of the vintage line, the Wampa was released in a box similar to the Taun Taun. He even got his own commmerical. Appearance: Things... 

C-3PO Switcheroo

C-3PO Switcheroo

November 5, 2011 by  
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When most folks say they collect Star Wars, I think most people immediately think action figures. However, the back of those mini catalogs were filled with items that few folks remember or have seen.... 

Landspeeder (Vintage Die Cast)

Landspeeder (Vintage Die Cast)

October 29, 2011 by  
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I think it’s easy to forget that Star Wars was the first licensed toy line to really take off with action figures. Because of that, I don’t think Kenner really knew what would hit. That... 

Chewbacca (Star Wars Buddies)

Chewbacca (Star Wars Buddies)

October 8, 2011 by  
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Of course, they made a Chewbacca Star Wars Buddy. Who wouldn’t want their own cuddly Wookie? Chewie looks more like a Boyd Bear than anything else to me. Mostly do to the face. Which also makes... 

C-3PO (Star Wars Buddies)

C-3PO (Star Wars Buddies)

September 17, 2011 by  
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Well you knew if I reviewed R2-D2, I’d have to review C-3PO. One of the stranger of the Star Wars Buddies, Threepio looks a bit more like a Solid Gold Dancer, than the famous protocol droid. Where... 

R2-D2 (Star Wars Buddies)

R2-D2 (Star Wars Buddies)

August 27, 2011 by  
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Who would expect a hard metallic character like R2-D2 to make such a cute plush? Yes, he’s a fan favorite, but I never thought of him as warm and cuddly. And really he’s a pretty well done.... 

Jawa (Star Wars Buddies)

Jawa (Star Wars Buddies)

July 30, 2011 by  
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Frequent readers will know that I kinda like the little dessert scavengers from Star Wars. I was even a Jawa for Halloween one year. So finding the Star Wars Buddy version in my collection isn’t... 

Salacious Crumb (Star Wars Buddies)

Salacious Crumb (Star Wars Buddies)

June 11, 2011 by  
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Last week I checked out what may be the best representation from the “Star Wars Buddies” first wave. This time I’m looking at one that is less than perfect, Salacious Crumb. Jabba’s... 

Wicket the Ewok (Star Wars Buddies)

Wicket the Ewok (Star Wars Buddies)

June 4, 2011 by  
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In the late 90′s the country was swept up in a toy buying craze. Not Star Wars Action Figures, but people were nuts over Beanie Babies. Their collectors were rabid and voracious. To get in on this... 

Anakin Skywalker

Anakin Skywalker

February 5, 2011 by  
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I’m not going to get to far into the issue at hand with this figure. This figure represents Anakin in Return of the Jedi before his digital replacement. No matter which side of that fence you are... 

Rancor Keeper (Kenner)

Rancor Keeper (Kenner)

April 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Star Wars, Toy Reviews

Ironically, Kenner’s Star Wars figures are what started my figure collection back when I was wee Nerd. However, I’ve never reviewed a vintage figure on the site. I’ve review other vintage... 

MTV-7 Mini-Rig

MTV-7 Mini-Rig

September 23, 2009 by  
Filed under Star Wars, Toy Reviews

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 Grand Army of One (or Two)

A Grand Army of One (or Two)

September 15, 2009 by  
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I was re-arranging my Emperor’s Arrival display theother day and  realized I had a small army of Stormtroopers in it.  A glance to another shelf a group of six Sandtroopers had detained a landspeeder... 

Vintage Indiana Jones

Vintage Indiana Jones

July 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Indiana Jones, Toy Reviews

One of my favorite things to ask people is, “What’s your favorite movie?”  I’ve even asked it when interviewing folks.  I use it to understand folk’s sense of... 

Vintage Cairo Swordsman

Vintage Cairo Swordsman

July 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Indiana Jones, Toy Reviews

Today’s review continues with our recent Indiana Jones Retro Reviews.  We’ve already took a look at Indy and Belloq.The focus for this is review is the Cairo Swordsman.  Indy was chased... 

Vintage Marion Ravenwood

Vintage Marion Ravenwood

June 28, 2009 by  
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In putting together all of the recent Kenner Indiana Jones reviews, I realized something. The folks working on the line really cared about what they were doing. Compared to the Star Wars figures... 

Butch Cassidy

Butch Cassidy

June 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Other Film, Toy Reviews

When Paul Newman recently passed away, I remembered I had a figure of him, at least I thought I did. Kenner produced a line of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid figures, which I had never realized... 

Toht

Toht

June 26, 2009 by  
Filed under Indiana Jones, Toy Reviews

There are a variety of baddies facing off with Indiana Jones in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” However, most of them didn’t seem truly evil. Belloq was delusional. Dietrich was just... 

Large Size Han Solo

Large Size Han Solo

June 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Star Wars, Toy Reviews

A long time ago for a toy store far, far away, Kenner produced a line of “Large Size” Action figures. They were produced near the standard 12″ size. This way Han Solo could date... 

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