Tag: Star Wars

Luke Skywalker with Vaporator

June 30, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Luke Skywalker with Vaporator

Moisture Farmer?  What is a moisture farmer? I really wish there was more explanation on what a vaporator does and what exactly they are used to farm for.  Are they used just to gather water?  On a desert planet, that could be moisture farming.  But, in Episode 4, Owen says harvest is when he needs Luke the most, which sounds […]

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Luke Skywalker & Mara Jade 2 Pack

June 30, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Luke Skywalker & Mara Jade 2 Pack

I know, with the recent Jedi Luke I said I was getting worn out on farmboy figures.  Well, this one appealed to me for a couple of reasons.  One this is a fairly unique Luke, not EU (Expanded Universe) enough to not be recognizable. Second it was a two pack with Mara Jade, who goes on to marry Luke in […]

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Yarna D’al Gargan

June 29, 2009 | By | 5 Replies More
Yarna D’al Gargan

This is one of those figures that was definitely made for the collectors out there. Fans have been asking for her sinceshe first appeared on screen in “Return of the Jedi.” Kenner had her in the development pipeline for the vintage line until Lucasfilm axed the idea.  (Check out the prototype here.) Who is she, you ask?  Yarna D’al Gargan is […]

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Leektar and Nippet

June 29, 2009 | By | Reply More
Leektar and Nippet

Ewoks. Love them or hate them, they are a part of the Star Wars Universe. Yes, we’ve all heard the hype of G.L. wanting to use a primitive race of furry creatures to help defeat the Empire.  In doing so, he created a topic that the fanboys have discussed ad infinitum about the merits of.  For my part, I’m okay with […]

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Romba & Graak

June 28, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Romba & Graak

When I was composing the recent Leektar and Nippet review, I was thinking to myself that there should be more of the modern more articulated Ewoks. This in turn lead me to find pictures of the Romba and Graak two pack online. I was thinking this was one of those items in coin toting 30th […]

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Umpass Stay

June 28, 2009 | By | Reply More
Umpass Stay

Depending on when you saw “Return of the Jedi” for the first time will probably determine your feeling towards Umpass Stay. He’s a drummer, okay his card says percussionist, for the Max Rebo Band. However, if you are old enough to remember a pre-special edition Episode 6, he wasn’t there. To me “Lapti Nek” will always be the Rebo band […]

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Order 66 Tsui Choi & BARC Trooper

June 28, 2009 | By | Reply More
Order 66 Tsui Choi & BARC Trooper

Target is continuing their series of Order 66 figures this year. These tubed sets pair a Jedi with a clone trooper. I would assume the troopers are guards for Vader and Palpatine. As for the good Jedi, the troopers would be their assassins. I normally don’t comment on packaging, but feel compelled to do so here. The tubes these guys […]

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Biggs Darklighter Tosche Station

June 28, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Biggs Darklighter Tosche Station

My guess is there are a bunch of kids that grew up with the new trilogy scratching their head over this one. I’d guess even a few folks that are older are wondering where this outfit came from. Since, as a much younger person, I had the “Star Wars Storybook”, I can tell you. There […]

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Obi-Wan Kenobi & Arc Trooper Alpha

June 25, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Obi-Wan Kenobi & Arc Trooper Alpha

I’ve not picked up any of the comic two packs up to this point. I don’t really keep up with EU stuff, so those were out. The Marvel figures while cool, and accurate to the source material, were just too goofy looking for me. I couldn’t put a blue Stormtrooper in the middle of display […]

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Animated Debut Boba Fett

June 24, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
Animated Debut Boba Fett

For most of us around since the Seventies, there are things we regret. More over, there’s evidence in picture form of most of these things. I can think of an Easter picture my mother hasof a knee-high Nerd on an Easter Bunny’s knee wearing a blue blazer with a wide white belt and turtle neck. For George Lucas, it’s the […]

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Darktrooper

June 24, 2009 | By | Reply More
Darktrooper

I keep saying I’m not any EU fan, yet I seem to buy a fair amount of EU figures. The subject of this review is one of them. The Darktrooper from the “Dark Forces” video game. I have to say I might have bought him even if I hadn’t played the game.On a similar note, I always say I […]

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Jawa & WED Droid

June 22, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Jawa & WED Droid

All of the Wal-Marts in my area have been resetting all their displays and haven’t been stocking anything to speak of. I was actually surprised to find this new Jawa & Treadwell two pack when on a recent visit. Stormtrooper Luke I could pass up with a $7 price tag, but the blister on this […]

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Bane Malar

June 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
Bane Malar

If you look in the background of any Star Wars film, you will see a number of very earthly items being used in unearthy ways. Ladies razors being used for walkie talkies. Pen tops being used for belt doodads. Even the original lightsabers were made from something as mundane as a camera flash. A number […]

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Tri-Droid

June 14, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Tri-Droid

This is probably another one of those things fans will be discussing for ages. Obviously, the Tri Droidis one of the many mechanical maniacs of the Separatists’ forces from Star Wars Episodes 2 & 3. Which one could be debated since there were large and small versions of this three limbed beastie. I’ll quote from the Star Wars Databank, “The tri-droids […]

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Mustafar Panning Droid

June 14, 2009 | By | Reply More
Mustafar Panning Droid

Mrs. Nerd made a rule for my collection. If it was going to be on display in the main area of the basement it had to be on some nice shelves. We’ve got three book case units that house the portion of collection that’s on display. I like the nice dark wood cases, but figures don’t always stand out against them. […]

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Hermi Odle

June 14, 2009 | By | Reply More
Hermi Odle

Ah, another figure collectors have dreamt of for years. Hermi Odle, the big hulking lug from the back of Jabba’s palace. I remember Hermi as being something that was asked for back in the Beast collection days. I think a lot of collectors always thought it would take something special to bring this character to figure life. I have to […]

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Yoda & Kybuck

June 14, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Yoda & Kybuck

I want to preface this review of Yoda and his Kybuck by saying Ihaven’t seen the Clone Wars Episodes he’s from. I’m not even a huge EU fan. However, a kick butt Yoda with a new creature, EU or not, I couldn’t pass up. The short version of the story is Yoda and helped a sick Wookie Princess and […]

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Imperial Jumptrooper

June 14, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
Imperial Jumptrooper

I always say I’m not really an Expanded Universe collector. And then something comes out that catches my eye. I tend to go for the EU pieces that could be from a film. Tsui Choi is a good example of this. There were various Jedi shown from different races in the prequels and his race, while not shown as a Jedi, is […]

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Ak-Rev

June 14, 2009 | By | Reply More
Ak-Rev

Last year, Hasbro gave us a figure of Umpass Stay, one of the drummer’s from the “enhanced” Max Rebo band. He came with half of the large drum that he shared with Ak-Rev. This year we get the other half of the drum with Ak-Rev. Cool, the Rebo band rhythm section is complete. I really feel bad for the folks […]

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McDonalds’ Luke Skywalker Bobble Head Premium

June 14, 2009 | By | Reply More
McDonalds’ Luke Skywalker Bobble Head Premium

As a tie in for “The Clone Wars,” McDonalds released a series of bobble head figures. They were a series of classic vehicles with oversize heads of the main characters coming out of the top of them. Appearance: This version of Luke looks like something out of Star Wars Bombad Racing. Kind of Mario cart meets pod racing. It’s […]

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