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)”

Even More Thoughts & Musings, Sunday, September 27, 2020

Hello again, Dear Reader. It’s now evening here in my corner of Florida as I begin this third post for Sunday, September 27, 2020. Outside, the sunlight is dimming; it’s 78˚F (26˚C) under partly sunny skies – though the light that is straining to pass through my blinds is grey and dim. Sunset is onlyContinue reading “Even More Thoughts & Musings, Sunday, September 27, 2020”

‘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”