Movie Watcher Memories: ‘The Star Wars Trilogy’ DVD Box Set…and Why I Won’t Part With It

Hello, there. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, August 16, 2021. It is a warm, humid day; the current temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 67% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 8 MPH (10 KM/H), the heat index is 88˚F (32˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Movie Watcher Memories: ‘The Star Wars Trilogy’ DVD Box Set…and Why I Won’t Part With It”

‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Jar Jar Binks 6-inch Scale Action Figure Review

A clumsy, well-meaning Gungan outcast on Naboo, Jar Jar Binks struggled to prove his worth throughout his life. – Character biographical blurb, Star Wars The Black Series Jar Jar Binks On January 21, 2021, Hasbro released a new deluxe figure, Star Wars The Black Series Jar Jar Binks in the new-style packaging for the 6-inchContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Jar Jar Binks 6-inch Scale Action Figure Review”

Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – Padmé Amidala 6-Inch Scale Action Figure

Anakin: You call this a diplomatic solution? Padmé: No, I call it aggressive negotiations. – Dialogue from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones The Figure Padmé Amidala was a courageous, hopeful leader, serving as Queen and then Senator of Naboo – and was also handy with a blaster. Despite her ideals and all she didContinue reading “Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – Padmé Amidala 6-Inch Scale Action Figure”

Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – Director Krennic 6-inch Scale Action Figure

Disclaimer: All images here are from the Hasbro Pulse website and are not my own work. Photo Credit: Hasbro, Inc. Copyright and trademarks are owned by Hasbro and Lucasfilm Ltd. As director of Advanced Weapons Research for the Imperial military, Director Krennic is obsessed with the completion of the long-delayed Death Star project. A cruelContinue reading “Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – Director Krennic 6-inch Scale Action Figure”

Confessions of a ‘Star Wars’ Collector: Gathering the Endor Variants of Luke, Leia, and Han Together (& Other Observations)

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, April 23, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 50% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 11 MPH (18 KM/H), the heat index is 83˚F (28˚C). It’s hotter than the forecast highContinue reading “Confessions of a ‘Star Wars’ Collector: Gathering the Endor Variants of Luke, Leia, and Han Together (& Other Observations)”

Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – Chewbacca & C-3PO Deluxe Set

I thought that hairy beast would be the end of me. Of course I’ve looked better. – C-3PO, referring to his misadventures with Chewbacca, to R2-D2, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back On December 9, 2019, Hasbro released its exclusive-to-Amazon Deluxe Figures set Star Wars The Black Series Chewbacca & C-3PO, which foreshadowedContinue reading “Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – Chewbacca & C-3PO Deluxe Set”

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”

‘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 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)”

‘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)”