Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Currently, it’s a warm and grayish day shot through with occasional appearances of the sun. The current temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 15 MPH (23 KM/H) and humidity at 62%, the heat index is 87˚F (31˚C). Today’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies and a high of 84˚F (29˚C). Tonight, we can expect partly cloudy skies and a low of 71˚F (22˚C).
Well, I received my Star Wars The Black Series deluxe two-figure set of Chewbacca & C-3PO not long after I posted yesterday’s blog post. It is an Amazon exclusive, and its MSRP is $69.99 (plus state sales tax where applicable), so it’s definitely a major splurge. I think it’s worth it, though, considering that one of the figures I deliberately passed on back in the 1980s was the Kenner 3.75-inch C-3PO (with Removable Limbs), the lineal ancestor to the “blasted apart” variant of Star Wars’ gold-plated protocol droid as seen in the Cloud City-set sequences in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
I was going to review Chewbacca & C-3PO today, but I started my writing day rather late, and since it usually takes me a couple of hours to compose a Star Wars-related review, and because it’s Saturday, I think I’ll save that one for another day. I can say this, though: it’s a rather nice addition to my collection of Star Wars The Black Series, similar to last year’s Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker & Yoda (Jedi Training) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary) Deluxe 2-Figure Set, except that Chewbacca & C-3PO is a 2021 product and doesn’t have any 40th Anniversary livery on the red-black box.
As I write this, I’m keeping an eye out for my last Star Wars The Black Series acquisition for the month – Luke Skywalker (Endor), a variant of Luke Skywalker that I don’t think I have owned in any Kenner or Hasbro action figure, either in the small 3.75-inch scale mini-action figure collections or the newer Star Wars The Black Series six-inch scale figures of more recent vintage. I ordered it late on Thursday night, too late to be shipped with Chewbacca & C-3PO, but it will be here soon and complement the Han Solo (Endor) figure I reviewed not too long ago.
As for the rest of my Saturday, I don’t have any major plans; it’s the weekend, so I will take it easy from working on the screenplay today and tomorrow. I might devote some time to reading, or maybe watch a movie or listen to music. I would go out for a walk, but I’m a bit scruffy-looking and don’t feel like shaving today, so I’ll just stay indoors and take it easy today.
Well, Dear Reader, I don’t have much else to add today, so I think I’ll wrap this up now. I hope you are having a nice spring weekend, and that you’re staying safe and healthy. Adieu for now, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things!