‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape) Action Figure

“A Little Too Short for a Stormtrooper” –  Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape) In a brave attempt to rescue Princess Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker disguises himself as an Imperial Stormtrooper and infiltrates the detention center of the Death Star. –  Packaging blurb, Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape) In May ofContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape) Action Figure”

‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Death Star Trooper

On April 13, 2018, Rhode Island-based Hasbro released the 60th figure in the long-running Star Wars The Black Series 6-inch scale action figures based on characters from the Star Wars multimedia franchise. Called Death Star Trooper, this black-clad and helmeted Imperial Navy member is a reissued version of 2017’s Star Wars The Black Series DeathContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Death Star Trooper”

‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker & Yoda (Jedi Training) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary) Deluxe 2-Figure Set

“You must unlearn what you have learned!” LUKE SKYWALKER AND YODA (JEDI TRAINING): At the urging of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda agreed to instruct Luke Skywalker, developing his Jedi abilities. – Hasbro promotional blurb On Tuesday, September 1, Hasbro released a deluxe two-figures set of Luke Skywalker & Yoda (Jedi Training) as part of its StarContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker & Yoda (Jedi Training) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary) Deluxe 2-Figure Set”

Musings & Thoughts for September 17, 2020: Of ‘Market-Garden,’ Waiting for Packages, and Other Bits of My Mind

Hello, there, Dear Reader (Constant and otherwise). It’s early afternoon on Thursday, September 17, 2020, and it’s a hot late summer day in my corner of Florida, Because the owner of the house where I live is off from work and is away running errands, I’m enjoying some rare weekday online time and writing thisContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for September 17, 2020: Of ‘Market-Garden,’ Waiting for Packages, and Other Bits of My Mind”

‘Star Wars’ Toys & Collectibles Review: Star Wars The Black Series Han Solo (Carbonite) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary) Figure

Star Wars The Black Series Han Solo (Carbonite) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary) Figure HAN SOLO (CARBONITE): Before attempting to trap Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader tested the carbon-freezing process on Han Solo. The smuggler survived and was later freed by Princess Leia in Jabba the Hutt’s palace. – Hasbro product description forContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Toys & Collectibles Review: Star Wars The Black Series Han Solo (Carbonite) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary) Figure”

Oh, Those End-of-Summer Blues & They Call the Wind…Sally

Don’t know whyThere’s no sun up in the skyStormy weather – Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler Well, it’s now early Sunday afternoon here in my corner of…er…not Paradise, but Florida, and the day is still a bit gray, damp, and even blustery. Right now it’s mostly sunny – at least at the spot where theContinue reading “Oh, Those End-of-Summer Blues & They Call the Wind…Sally”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 13, 2020: The End is Nigh for the Weirdest Summer Ever

Hi, everyone, and welcome to another edition of Musings & Thoughts. It’s late morning here in my corner of Florida as I sit here in my writer’s study, but I had a rather sleepless night, so I’m tired and weary in both body and spirit. Right now, the weather picture for today is rather dreary;Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, September 13, 2020: The End is Nigh for the Weirdest Summer Ever”

Musings & Thoughts, Labor Day 2020

Labor Day 2020 It’s late afternoon here in my corner of Florida; right now the weather outside is typical of the wet season – hot, muggy, and, after a passing thunderstorm, partly sunny. The temperature is 89˚F (32˚C), but with humidity at 64% and an easterly breeze blowing at 6 MPH, the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts, Labor Day 2020”

‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Snowtrooper (Hoth) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Figure)

IMPERIAL SNOWTROOPER (HOTH): Stormtroopers in cold-weather gear deployed from Imperial AT-AT walkers and invaded Hoth’s Echo Base, quickly and ruthlessly taking control of the Rebels. – Product description blurb, Hasbro official website On Friday, August 28, Hasbro released the latest addition to its Star Wars The Black Series collection of figures commemorating the 40th AnniversaryContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Snowtrooper (Hoth) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Figure)”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 4, 2020

Well, Dear Reader, it’s Friday, September 4, 2020 – the first weekend of the ninth month of perhaps one of the worst years I’ve ever lived through, on par with 2015. It’s also the start of the Labor Day weekend, which is not exactly one of my favorite holidays, but whatever. Right now, it’s stillContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 4, 2020”