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”

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”

Book Review: ‘The Star Wars Archives: Episodes IV-VI, 1977-1983 (40th Anniversary Edition)

In the beginning, I was struggling with the plot, just figuring out what it was going to be. I had a sense of what the Force was, how it worked, and they could do with it, but the story didn’t have room for that – yet. – George Lucas to Paul Duncan, explaining how theContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Star Wars Archives: Episodes IV-VI, 1977-1983 (40th Anniversary Edition)”

Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays’

Luke Skywalker was Annikin Starkiller. Han Solo was a “huge green-skinned guy with no nose and large gills.” And Princess Leia had a bit part. – Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays Considering how intertwined George Lucas’s original Star Wars trilogy is in modern pop culture, it’s hard to imagine that the film versions of AContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays’”

‘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”

Confessions of a ‘Star Wars’ Collector: Temptation Strikes Again!

A day after splurging on my Star Wars The Black Series Snowspeeder with Dak Ralter (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary) collectible, temptation once again gets the best of me! This time around, I caved to the lure of the Dark Side – or the endorphin high from finding (and buying) a newContinue reading “Confessions of a ‘Star Wars’ Collector: Temptation Strikes Again!”

‘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)”