‘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)”

Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ (Remastered)

Return of the ‘Empire’ On May 4, 2018 (“Star Wars Day”), Walt Disney Records released Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Remastered), a reissue of composer/conductor John Williams’ score for the second installment (in release order) of the Skywalker Saga. Assembled by a team of recording engineers led by Patricia Sullivan, Dann Thompson, Shawn Murphy,Continue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ (Remastered)”

‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Bespin) – (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Figure)

“The Force is With You, Young Skywalker…” On April 28, 2020, in anticipation of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back‘s Ruby Anniversary, Rhode Island-based Hasbro, Inc. released a new wave of its Star Wars: The Black Series action figures and other Star Wars-themed toys and collectibles. Based on the heroes, villains, and sidekicks seen inContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Bespin) – (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Figure)”

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

Return of the Probot! On April 28, 2020, Hasbro Inc. of Pawtucket (Rhode Island) released a new wave of its ongoing Star Wars The Black Series 6-inch scale figures to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Alongside such fan favorites as Luke Skywalker (Bespin), Princess Leia Organa (Hoth),Continue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Hasbro Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Probe Droid (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”