Tag: Star Wars

Chewbacca (Star Wars Buddies)

Chewbacca (Star Wars Buddies)

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 him look like our wonder pup, Madison. Pretty typical teddy bear style nose and eyes are used to make […]

October 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
ARC Trooper Commander (Fordo)

ARC Trooper Commander (Fordo)

You may remember that not too long after the debut of the new Clone Wars line of figures, Hasbro was adamant that they’d never make figures based on characters from the show in the more realistic style of the Legacy or Saga Legends lines. And to a point, they have kept their word in that regard. However, it seems that the Clone Wars Micro-series is fair game, and that’s were the figure I’m reviewing today originated.

October 1, 2011 | By | Reply More
Bom Vimdin

Bom Vimdin

The Cantina Scene from the original Star Wars movie has always had a spot in my heart. In part, it was because from the nine figures I got as a Christmas gift in 1979, four of them were the Kenner cantina aliens (the rest were Boba Fett, an X-Wing Pilot, R5-D4, the Death star Droid and the Power Droid) and those were pretty much all I had to play with all the entire following year.

September 24, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
C-3PO (Star Wars Buddies)

C-3PO (Star Wars Buddies)

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 was mostly printed detail, C-3PO was achieved mainly with stitching. For example. the fingers are made by stitches, […]

September 17, 2011 | By | Reply More
R2-D2 (Star Wars Buddies)

R2-D2 (Star Wars Buddies)

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. There were plenty of ways they could have cheaped out here and didn’t. The only place they did, […]

August 27, 2011 | By | Reply More
Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

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 […]

August 20, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Mace Windu

Mace Windu

I am not a big Mace Windu fan. I never gave too much importance to his appearance in Episode I, since it was little more than a cameo, but even though he had a more active role during Episode II, I actually resented somewhat his involvement in Jango Fett’s death.

August 13, 2011 | By | Reply More
Jawa (Star Wars Buddies)

Jawa (Star Wars Buddies)

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 a big stretch. For such a plain character, there’s a ton of detail in this little guy. His body is […]

July 30, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Senate Guard

Senate Guard

As movie characters, the blue Senate Guards never did seem to do much, other than parading and standing at attention, but that didn’t prevent the designers at Hasbro from crafting a fairly dynamic action figure for the fourth wave of figures in the Star Wars Vintage Collection.

July 23, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Stormtrooper

Stormtrooper

In the time I have been collecting Star Wars figures, there have been a few times where I thought “Now, this is the most perfect thing I’ve ever seen; Surely this is the definitive version they will ever make of this character

July 16, 2011 | By | Reply More
AT-RT Driver

AT-RT Driver

Back when the images for the sixth wave of figures from the Star Wars Vintage Collection were posted online, I knew that the AT-RT Driver would be on my short list of figures to get, because the improvements made on this release include a removable helmet, better articulation and a revamped paint job.

July 9, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing)

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.

July 2, 2011 | By | Reply More
General Lando Calrissian

General Lando Calrissian

The one thing I’ve been noticing about poor action figure distribution is that I usually end up getting whatever figures eventually trickle down at retail, even if the character in question isn’t even on my short list. Thus, I ended up picking up the new General Lando Calrissian (VC47) figure from the Vintage Collection by Hasbro.

June 18, 2011 | By | Reply More
Salacious Crumb (Star Wars Buddies)

Salacious Crumb (Star Wars Buddies)

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 little cackling pet has his fans, and I’m sure some folks love him,though. Let me get this out of the way. I think […]

June 11, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Wicket the Ewok (Star Wars Buddies)

Wicket the Ewok (Star Wars Buddies)

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 fad, Kenner brought Star Wars Buddies to the toy aisles. Small cute plush versions of some of the […]

June 4, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Weequay (Skiff Master)

Weequay (Skiff Master)

Even though this specific character never had an action figure made back in the Kenner years, Hasbro deemed the Weequay (Skiff Master) worthy of being released as part of the Star Wars Vintage Collection in 2011.

May 28, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Clone Trooper (Phase I Armor)

Clone Trooper (Phase I Armor)

Given the popularity of Clone Troopers, it is no surprise to see them included in the Vintage Collection line-up by Hasbro. Oddly enough, the Phase I Clone Trooper had not been released up until the sixth wave of figures, but the en result is worth the wait.

May 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)

This Luke Skywalker (VC23) figure represents the character as seen in Return of the Jedi from the time he is captured on Endor to the point where Darth Vader brings him before the Emperor.

May 14, 2011 | By | Reply More
Wicket

Wicket

Back when Return of the Jedi premiered, I remember I did not hate ewoks outright. As a matter of fact, I remember it was something of a novelty for me to think about the technological disparity between the several planets and species within the Star Wars Universe.

May 7, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Star Wars POTF2 Mail Away Poster

Star Wars POTF2 Mail Away Poster

‘m sure it was one of those send in x number of proofs of purchase and we’ll send you a poster. I’ll bet I had more than enough at the time this was released to send for it.

April 30, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More