Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – Princess Leia Organa (Endor) Action Figure

Princess Leia Organa helped the rebels organize a plan to destroy the Empire’s new Death Star: knocking out the space station’s shield generator on Endor. – Character description blurb, Princess Leia Organa (Endor) In the summer of 2020, Rhode Island-based toy and game maker Hasbro released Princess Leia Organa (Endor), a six-inch scale action figureContinue reading “Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – Princess Leia Organa (Endor) 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 – Luke Skywalker (Endor) Action Figure

“I’m endangering the mission. I shouldn’t have come.” Utilizing stolen schematics, the Rebel Alliance formulated a plan to destroy the new Death Star. Luke Skywalker joined his friends for this mission to Endor. – Hasbro character blurb on the package, Luke Skywalker (Endor) On April 20, 2020, Hasbro released Star Wars The Black Series: LukeContinue reading “Star Wars Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series – Luke Skywalker (Endor) 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”

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’”

Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ (Remastered)

Return of the (Original) Jedi Soundtrack On May 4, 2018 – “Star Wars Day” – Walt Disney Records and Lucasfilm Ltd. (LFL) released remastered versions of the first six original soundtrack albums from the “George Lucas Era” Star Wars films on compact disc, digital, and vinyl formats. Among the sextet of albums is the reconstructedContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ (Remastered)”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return: Star Wars Part the Sixth’

Emperor:This lightsaber that resteth by my side– Thou doest desire it hotly, doest thou not?The hate doth swell within thee even now–It hath an aura palpable. Take upThy Jedi weapon, use it. I–as thouCanst see–am quite unarm’d. So strike me down With all thy hatred, let thine anger stirEach moment thou dost more become myContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return: Star Wars Part the Sixth’”