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

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

Confessions of a ‘Star Wars’ Collector: The Ones That Got Away & Yes! New Acquisitions

Greetings, Dear Reader. It is late morning on Friday, April 16, 2021 here in New Hometown, Florida, and it is another gray, cloudy spring day. Currently, the temperature is 74˚F (23˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 92% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H), the feels-like factor is 73˚FContinue reading “Confessions of a ‘Star Wars’ Collector: The Ones That Got Away & Yes! New Acquisitions”

Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Anakin Skywalker (Padawan) 6-inch Scale Action Figure

The Figure: “I will be the most powerful Jedi ever!” A hero of the Clone Wars, Anakin was caring and compassionate, but also had a fear of loss that would prove to be his downfall. – Hasbro packaging blurb,  Star Wars The Black Series: Anakin Skywalker (Padawan) On May 31, 2020, Hasbro released Star WarsContinue reading “Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Anakin Skywalker (Padawan) 6-inch Scale Action Figure”

Book Review: ‘Skywalker: A Family at War’

Skywalker: A Family at War Author: Kristin Baver Publisher: DK Publishing Date of Publication: April 6, 2021 No. of Pages: 320 (Hardcover Edition) The Book On Tuesday, April 6, Dorling Kindersley – aka DK Publishing or DK Books) released Skywalker: A Family at War, a canon biography of the Skywalker family, the core group ofContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Skywalker: A Family at War’”

Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – Han Solo (Endor) Action Figure

“I have a really bad feeling about this.” – The Figure Han Solo volunteered to lead the mission to destroy the new Death Star’s shield generator on the forest moon of Endor, where he and his strike team encountered Scout Troopers and Ewoks. – Character description blurb, Han Solo (Endor) On April 20, 2020, RhodeContinue reading “Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – Han Solo (Endor) Action Figure”

Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – The Mandalorian Action Figure (Kenner Cardback)

This distinctive collection features premium deco applications inspired by the end credit images from The Mandalorian, plus a collectible Imperial Credit accessory. After the fall of the Galactic Empire, usage of their money, Imperial Credits, became less common, with many planets refusing payments in the currency on principle. On December 1, 2020, Rhode Island-based Hasbro,Continue reading “Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – The Mandalorian Action Figure (Kenner Cardback)”

On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1980s

According to a pie chart in the Statistics page of my Blu-ray.com Blu-ray Collection, 17% of the movies I own were produced and released in the 1980s. That’s the third-largest percentage overall (eclipsed only by the 2000s [23.5%] and 2010s [22.4%] and the biggest wedge of movies made in the 20th Century. For me, theContinue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Films from the 1980s”

Book Review: ‘The Making of The Empire Strikes Back’

On October 12, 2010, Del Rey, the science fiction/fantasy imprint of Random House, published J.W. Rinzler’s The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the second volume in a three-book cycle about the creation of the original Star Wars trilogy. Rinzler, an editor at Lucasfilm and co-author (with George Lucas) of 2005’s The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,Continue reading “Book Review: ‘The Making of The Empire Strikes Back’”

On Music: My Top 10 John Williams ‘Star Wars’ Themes

I have been a fan of John Williams’ symphonic scores ever since I saw the original Star Wars – aka Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – in the autumn of 1977[1] For me, Williams’ swashbuckling, neo-Romantic themes and action cues sold the rest of George Lucas’s out-of-this-world space-fantasy about “a boy, a girl,Continue reading “On Music: My Top 10 John Williams ‘Star Wars’ Themes”

Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’

On October 1, 2019, with the premiere of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker a little over two months away, Disney-Lucasfilm Press released Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, an illustrated book for young readers that sums up the first eight Episodes in the main Skywalker Saga film series. Written by Delilah S. DawsonContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’”