‘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”

‘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)”

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

REBEL SOLDIER (HOTH): After the battle of Yavin, the rebels fled from the Imperial Starfleet, seeking a new main base of operations. They settled on the frozen Outer Rim world of Hoth. – Hasbro character description blurb On June 1, Hasbro introduced a wave of Star Wars The Black Series 6-inch scale action figures basedContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Rebel Soldier (Hoth) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Figure)”

Confessions of a ‘Star Wars’ Collector: Giving in to My Inner Kid

Well, Dear Reader, I did it. I gave in to the inner teenager that resides inside this very middle-aged screenwriter/blogger/commentator and film reviewer and just did it. I just went to Amazon and ordered one of the priciest Star Wars collectibles I’ve ever bought: Hasbro’s new Star Wars The Black Series Snowspeeder with Dak RalterContinue reading “Confessions of a ‘Star Wars’ Collector: Giving in to My Inner Kid”

‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Artoo-detoo (R2-D2) (Dagobah) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Figure)

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2): A Jedi’s Loyal Mechanical Companion On August 1, 2020, Hasbro released a new “wave” of Star Wars The Black Series toys and collectibles to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of 1980’s Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and the tie-in Star Wars line of action figures, vehicles, toy lightsabers, and other toysContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Artoo-detoo (R2-D2) (Dagobah) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Figure)”

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

Lando Calrissian: Smuggler, Cardplayer, Scoundrel….. On June 22, 2020, Rhode Island-based toymaker Hasbro, Inc. released Star Wars The Black Series Lando Calrissian (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Figure), one of a wave of new or repackaged 6-inch scale figures featuring characters from director Irvin Kershner’s Star Wars Episode V: The Empire StrikesContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Lando Calrissian (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Figure)”

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

Yoda: Exiled Master Jedi He Is On April 28, the giant Rhode Island-based toy-and-games manufacturer Hasbro, Inc. released a wave of its 6-inch scale Star Wars The Black Series action figures in Kenner branded cardback packaging to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. This Star Wars: The EmpireContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Yoda (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Figure)”

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

Han Solo: Scoundrel, Pirate, Rebel On April 28, Hasbro released its Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary collection of action figures and other collectibles from its ongoing Star Wars The Black Series line. Meant to commemorate the Ruby Anniversary of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, this wave of 6-inch scaleContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Han Solo (Bespin) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Figure)”

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

Leia Organa: Warrior-Princess! In April 2020, Hasbro, Inc. of Pawtucket (Rhode Island) released a wave of new 6-inch action figures from its Star Wars The Black Series line inspired by director Irvin Kershner’s 1980 film Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Based on various heroes, villains, sidekicks, and robots seen in the secondContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Princess Leia Organa (Hoth) (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Figure)”

Movie Watcher Memories: ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ at 40

On May 21, 1980, Twentieth Century Fox released director Irvin Kershner’s Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to writer-director George Lucas’ Star Wars, which was retroactively retitled as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope for its Summer 1981 re-release. Like Star Wars, it opened mid-week close to MemorialContinue reading “Movie Watcher Memories: ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ at 40”