Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, April 17, 2021, or: The Force is With My Star Wars The Black Series Collection

“Turn ’round, you woolly….” Chewbacca & C-3PO in a Hasbro promotional photo. Photo Credit: Hasbro via Amazon. (C) 2021 Hasbro and Lucasfilm Ltd. (LFL)

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.

Photo Credit: Hasbro. (C) 2021 Hasbro and Lucasfilm Ltd. (LFL)

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!

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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