‘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)”

‘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”

‘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: 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!”

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: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony)

Last fall, during the last months before the premiere of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Hasbro released a wave of new tie-in products from its Star Wars The Black Series collection to both promote the final film of the Skywalker Saga and celebrate the legacy of the first six films released betweenContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony)”

‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro ‘Star Wars The Black Series: Captain Phasma’ Action Figure

 Captain Phasma – Stormtrooper Commander of the First Order In November 2015, Rhode Island-based Hasbro, Inc. released the first Star Wars The Black Series 6-inch scale action figures based on characters from the then-upcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens feature film. Among the figures in this first wave was the sixth in theContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro ‘Star Wars The Black Series: Captain Phasma’ Action Figure”