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”

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)”

Book Review: ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: The Original Topps Trading Card Series -Volume Three’

On August 16, 2016, Abrams ComicsArts, an imprint of New York-based publisher Henry N. Abrams that specializes in books about comics and trading cards, published Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: The Original Topps Trading Card Series – Volume Three, the third volume in a series of books about the Topps Company’s card-and-sticker sets celebratingContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: The Original Topps Trading Card Series -Volume Three’”

Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: The Original Topps Trading Card Series – Volume Two’

On April 16, 2016, Abrams ComicsArt, an imprint of Abrams Books, published Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: The Original Topps Trading Cards – Volume Two. Edited by Gary Gerani, this follow-up to Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Cards tells the story of how Gerani and his team of artists and designers created three “basic” cards series, asContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: The Original Topps Trading Card Series – Volume Two’”

‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Tobias Beckett 6-inch Scale Action Figure

“You wanna know how I survived as long as I have? I trust no one. Assume everyone will betray you and you will never be disappointed.”  ―Tobias Beckett to Han Solo In February of 2018, Hasbro unveiled a three-figure wave from its Star Wars The Black Series collection of 6-inch scale action figures at the 115thContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Tobias Beckett 6-inch Scale Action Figure”

‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Darth Vader (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary) Action Figure

“Join Me, and I Will Complete Your Training….” DARTH VADER: After the destruction of the Death Star, Darth Vader became obsessed with finding Luke Skywalker, finally locating the Rebel base on the remote ice planet Hoth – Packaging blurb, Star Wars The Black Series Darth Vader (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary) 6-inchContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Darth Vader (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary) Action Figure”

‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Archive Collection: Luke Skywalker (X-Wing) 6-Inch Action Figure (2019)

“Red Five Standing By…” Luke Skywalker uses the power of the Force and his piloting skills to destroy the Death Star. – Packaging blurb, Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) Back in July 2013, less than a year after George Lucas retired from “big movie” filmmaking and sold Lucasfilm Ltd. and all of its intellectual properties toContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Archive Collection: Luke Skywalker (X-Wing) 6-Inch Action Figure (2019)”