Monday, January 29, 2018

Krusher (Mattel)



Krusher
Mattel
1979

You may recall us mentioning Krusher in our prior post on Gre-Gory from Mattel. For those of you who don't....Well, we mentioned him in our prior post on Gre-Gory.

Krusher was designed with the intentions of resurrecting the Stretch Armstrong line. Unfortunately when the line continued to fail in toy isles, Mattel instead took the premise of the character, and released him as a one and done monster. Sadly this tactic didn't work either,  and almost immediately the "figure" was transferred to clearance bins.

The premise of how Krusher works is rather unique as compared to many other toys. He has a valve on the back of his belt which when turned allows you to crush him down. Turn it the other way, and the character instantly inflates back to his normal self.

Because he is one giant piece of flexible "rubber", Krusher can be contorted any way you like. In fact, when you take him out of the box for the first time he's literally just a giant deflated ball. Simply flip the switch on his back, and contort him to whatever pose you like. When done, flip the switch back, and poof he re-inflates. This is honestly a feature we've never seen in any toy before or since Krusher.


Despite what many people who own one will tell you, Krusher is by no means a rare toy - Well, loose anyway. You can easily pick one up for $35.00 to $50.00 if you don't care about the box. It's when you want one brand new / sealed you're going to find yourself in scarce waters. In fact, finding one in the box is so difficult we couldn't even begin to guess what you'll pay if you do find one.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Playmates Cancels Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Line



Looks like it is official ladies and gentlemen. Playmates Toys has removed all signs of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from their site solidifying fan speculation the line has been cancelled.

Rumbles and rumors started in late 2016 when Playmates went on a heavy re-paint and re-release campaign, delivering pretty much every single figure released between 2012 and 2015 with a new paint scheme / name. This meant very few new figures actually made their way out to toy isles and when they did they were few and far between.

By mid 2017, it became very clear most retailers would not be restocking their shelves with new product as the TMNT section grew more barren with each passing day. It became even more obvious when what was put out would be nothing short of warehouse overstock of old cases - Some of which contained the second CGI film based line. This in turn started the ever inevitable rise in price on secondary markets of relatively new figures.

The perfect example of this being Muckman - A figure fans waited years to see released since its announcement in 2015 only to have it so short packed it has become the most rarest in the line to date. At $100.00 (or more) for a carded one, it looks like Muckman will become the Nickelodeon line's Scratch.

There are very few figures in my personal collection you would here me say, "I'm glad I spent $75.00 on the one I got." Muckman would sadly be that type of figure. I purchased him off of ebay after months and months of searching for him in stores and finally just giving up. Even then it took about a month to find the one I did end up with.

***UPDATE***

For those of you having trouble finding the last couple waves of TMNT figures - Including Muckman, head to your local (or not so local) Ollie's and / or Ross.  As of March 2018, they have been receiving some of the harder figures to find which were released towards the tail end of the series. My girlfriend found not only Muckman, but the blue outfit Usagi Yojimbo, the 1980's Beebop, Rocksteady and Leo and a couple Monster Hunters. Not only that, but they were only $5.99 to $6.99 each.

I know some of you have been looking for Muckman, so I had her grab that one for me. Reach out if you need him - And no, it's not going to cost you $100.00. Again though, there is only one.

I digress from the subject at hand though - The cancellation of the figure line in general.

As of this writing, several retail stores in my local area don't even have a Turtle section anymore in their toy isle. What little product which remains has been unceremoniously shifted off to clearance isles / bins.

However, at this point it's not really a big surprise. As I said above, many fans have speculated the end was near for some time now. Considering the animated series has also ended, it kind of makes sense to come to an end. Though I'd be lying if I said there weren't several more figures I wish we had gotten over the years. Despite how large it is, the line still feels very incomplete in terms of key characters which never saw the light of day in plastic form.

Nickelodeon already has a new 2D animation TMNT series in the works. As such it's a safe bet a new toy line is inevitable in the near future. The question yet to be answered is what will the characters look like? Will they be the same design as the 3D series - Which would allow the new toy line to transition seamlessly. Or will they be all new designs? My personal speculation - Prepare for something all new.

At this point in my life though - I really have no plans to start yet another collection of TMNT related figures. Been there / done that so many times already. I really have no desire to collect an abundance more of Leonard, Donatello, Michelangelo or Raphael figures. I have so many iterations already that I just don't need or want anymore.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Help A Star Wars Fan Out



Hello Toy Box readers.

As you may know, I am a fan of collecting all version of Star Wars on home video. However, it has come to my attention that I have missed out on two versions of The Force Awakens I didn't know existed until just today.

Around Christmas of 2016, Walmart released an exclusive Blu-Ray + DVD + HD Combo of The Force Awakens as well as a stand alone DVD version.

These came in gold slipcases which featured a red (printed on) ribbon on the top left and bottom right corners. The version shown is the Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital HD combo. The DVD version is similar in packaging, but says simply "DVD" at the top.

If you or someone you know has either (or both) of these versions and you (or they) are willing to part with them, I'm will to buy them off of you. Heck - Even if you just have the slipcases to sell that would suffice. I can rebuy the actual discs / cases.

Contact me by leaving a message in the comment section with your e-mail address (which will not be published). We can work out arrangements from there.

See the photo below for more images of the Blu-Ray version as well as the DVD version (tucked way behind the Blu-Rays).


As mentioned above, these were Walmart exclusives. So if you don't have them, but find yourself out at a local Walmart and spot them, please keep me in mind.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Power On!



Power on!


Earth, 2147. The legacy of the Metal Wars, where man fought machines, and machines won.


Bio-Dreads, monstrous creations that hunt down human survivors...and digitize them.


Volcania, center of the Bio-Dread Empire; stronghold and fortress of Lord Dread, feared ruler of the new order.


But from the fires of the Metal Wars arose a new bread of warrior, born and trained to bring down Lord Dread and his Bio-Dread Empire. They were soldiers of the future - Mankind's last hope.

Their leader - Captain Jonathan Power, master of the incredible power suits which transform each soldier into a  one-man attack force...

...and that's about it. I didn't pick up any of the other "heroes" in the series.

Captain Power was an unexpected Christmas or birthday gift back in 1987. I don't think I really knew what the series was and quite honestly was shocked in my adult years to learn the line was based on a full twenty-two episode series

As a kid, the real only exposure I had to it was the three VHS tapes which were a mixture of live action openings / endings and a cartoon interactive "game" in the middle. Truth be told, I really didn't play with the toys all that long - Despite having a handful of figures, the two ships and Power On playset. It just didn't entertain me all that much.

However, in my adult years, I felt an urge to track down the figure and add it to my collection. My main goal was to limit it to just the Captain himself, but when I had an opportunity to add Lord Dread into the mix I went ahead and did so. With that said, I doubt I will seek out any others - Even if found complete and cheap. The line really doesn't interest me enough to use up precious display space for more than the two. As it is, it's bad enough I have one of each figure loose and carded.

Speaking of of the other figure - Here's Lord Dread.





I have to be honest here, and this may come off as a real spoiled mentality. But. Now that I have these two figures...I'm kind of not impressed. Hindsight is knocking on the back of my mind asking, "Um...Why did we need these figures?"

Don't get me wrong. I still really dig the two carded versions I have. I just kind of feel like that would have been sufficient. I'm not sure why I felt the need to buy them again loose. Oh well. They'll sit on the display shelf until something boots them out of the prime real estate they take up - Which admittedly isn't much.

So with buyers remorse, signing off for the day.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Powerized (Remco)



Powerized
Remco
1980

Today we jump back to Remco to look at another super hero related line they produced.

The Powerized line is somewhat of a continuation of Remco's Energized line which we looked at a couple weeks back, and pretty much features the same figures from that line - With the exception of Captain America replacing The Green Goblin.

While some "figures" still incorporated the climbing feature which Remco used in its Energized line, the main schtick for the Powerized line was glow in the dark features as well as a "sliding cord for fast escapes". In other words, instead of vertical movement, the figures incorporated a horizontal one. The exception to this was Hulk.

Log-Throwing Hulk*Power Shield Captain America

As we mentioned above, Hulk was an exception to the features for the figures. Instead of having a cord for fast movement, he included a throwing feature - Thus the name, Log-Throwing Hulk. Oddly enough, his arms didn't spring forward. Instead, you "locked" the log in a spring loaded peg hole located in his head. With the push of a button on his back the log would shoot off. The figure even included cardboard cut-out crates which you could use as targets.

Climbing Spider-Man

Superman Speeding Figure*Batman Climbing Figure

Remco didn't produce any vehicles for the series, so we thought we'd throw out an honorable mention to the Spider-Man CSF Copter which Remco released around this same time frame. Remco actually produced numerous CSF style copters in various licensed styles, and finding any of them can prove quite difficult. Though we aren't sure just how many different ones there are, we have seen Spider-Man (obviously), Hulk, Batman and even an Enterprise spaceship for Star Trek.

Spider-Man CSF Copter

For those of you wondering, CSF stands for Controlled Space Flight. In other words, the copter was hooked to a long plastic line which sat atop a circular motorized pad. When activated, the copter would spin in a circle in a controlled space of flight. Learning stuff is fun!

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Pew Pew Pew!



Super sleek.


Exquisite detail.


Sound effects. 


Movie accurate. 



Kenner's Blaster Pistol - Or as fans have come to call it, Han Solo's Blaster is the perfect toy for kids (and adults) looking for the ultimate movie accurate DL-44 Blaster replica and a fun trip of nostalgia down memory lane - Okay, maybe if it didn't have the "Star Wars" sticker on it.

If there's one complaint to be found, its that it doesn't actually make a blaster sound you'll hear in the movie. Rather it's a generic ray gun. Despite this flaw, there's a major fun factor to quick drawing the pistol and striking a dashing scoundrel pose. With the addition of batteries you even get a nice weighted feel to it.

I could seriously sit here and gush over the details sentence after sentence, but quite honestly that would get boring fast. So please, let me step back a moment and let you take in the beauty of this toy for yourself.





Beautiful.

What's interesting about finding one of these guns today is that a lot of times the battery covers are missing - Which is a real downer. Also, the sound effect is prone to not working because the battery compartment has a lot of corrosion in it. I'm happy to say the one I have came from storage where it safely sat for 25+ years - Or so the seller claimed. Not only does it have the battery cover, but also working sounds - With the aid of two "C" batteries.

Perfect for facing down Darth Vader in Cloud City...


There are a few versions of this gun to be found. The one shown here is the original released for the first (4th) film.

When The Empire Strikes Back toys began production, Kenner replaced the "Star Wars" sticker with one for the new film. A second version was later released that replaced the trigger and grip button to a red color. The knobs for the battery cover were also changed, now painted silver.

In 1983, Kenner released the gun again with a black and silver "Return of the Jedi" sticker. It was released a second time with a black and red sticker.

I haven't decided yet if I am going to attempt to track each version down. As I said above, finding one with the battery cover and in working condition is a little difficult.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Gre-Gory (Mattel)



Gre-Gory
Mattel
1979

Yes! This is classic toy making at its best! Mattel's Gre-Gory showcases everything that is the beauty of vintage toy collecting. From the classic box artwork to the gory features on the figure, this is what any fan of horror related toys should be looking for.

With gigantic wings which flap up and down, and a chest full of blood which can be pumped around, Gre-Gory is not only awesome, but gross at the same time. The only unfortunate aspect here was that Gre-Gory was a one and done "figure" with no other creatures produced in the line. Still, he could incorporate nicely into a fantasy story with your other figures or monsters (more on that below).

Another added feature was his looped feet which could be threaded through with a string to hang Gre-Gory upside down - Which is totally the essential way for displaying him in your collection these days (if you have one).

Though Gre-Gory was a one and done toy, Mattel did produce other "creatures" which could be easily incorporated with him. Creatures such as Suckerman and Krusher (which we will look at a little later down the road) fit perfectly in size and style, and were also released around the same time frame.


Now slow down a minute before you go rushing to ebay to track your Gre-Gory down. Be ready to drop upwards of $250.00 for a loose one, and about two to three times that for a sealed one. Another thing to keep in mind is the blood feature on many loose ones seems to have stopped working - Dried up perhaps? What ever the cause, make sure you ask the question before buying.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A New Marshall in Town



There's a new Marshall in town... 


...And he's here to ensure the citizens of New Texas can sleep safely at night...


...Here his call - "Eyes of a hawk! Ears of the wolf..." 


..."Strength of the bear! Speed of the puma..."


...He is...



..Bravestarr!

Marshall Bravestarr was one of only two figures I owned in the original Mattel line as a kid and believe it or not, the second was not Tex Hex. No, it wasn't even his trusty steed, 30 / 30. It was the bartender, Handlebar. While I liked the cartoon a lot as a kid (and even more so as an adult), I never really got into the toy line. By 1987 - 1988 I was way more into G.I. Joe, He-Man and the Nintendo Entertainment System. However, this didn't stop me from dabbling in what looked cool at the time.

Doesn't he look cool?

He's got all kinds of good stuff which comes with him that scream at kids, "BUY ME!"; Major articulation, two great weapons - With a holster for the pistol, Kerium nuggets, a vest and hat (which is apparently difficult to come by these days) and let's not forget the quick draw action button on his back. About the only thing they missed on this guy was a slot on the back of the vest to pop the rifle onto, but who really needs that when it fits so well in his hand?

I love the fact that this figure is so well articulated that you can pose him in so many positions. His heavy weight and sturdy plastic make it so you can great action stances. The way you see him in the above photo is how I actually have him displayed in my cabinet - Which personally speaking I think looks so dang cool.

It seems Mattel spared no detail when it came to producing this figure. I mean, come on - They even emphasized the guy's butt crack in his pants for his very tiny and oddly shaped behind.

Okay, so maybe the back side of him doesn't look as cool as the front.

If you slide back up towards the top photos showing the close ups, really give them a good once over and take in all that great detail in the sculpting. The shirt and pants have a whole lot of meticulous detail in terms of making the hard plastic actually look like fabric for clothing - An effect which I believe is pulled of beautifully. Believe you me - You'd pay big bucks for a figure like this these days at your local toy store.

Not that these figures were cheap in 1987. At $8.99 - $9.99 they were some of the most expensive figures on the market. Compare this price to that of the average G.I. Joe ($3.49 - $3.99) or He-Man ($4.99) figure, and you can see how these toys weren't exactly priced to move. 

Uh oh...



You didn't think that just the Marshall would come to this party, did you?


Oh, no, no, no.


Not if the vile Tex Hex has anything to say about it.


Admittedly I feel like there was a missed opportunity by Mattel to incorporate a battery operated glowing eyes feature. That would have been really awesome for this character especially in light of those deadly looking red eyes.

Tex Hex essentially features the same guns as Marshall Bravestarr with the exception of them being gold. He also includes two sweet looking knives as well as a black hat and "vest" which are unique to the character. Lastly, he comes with two additional pieces of Kerium.

The toy also features all that great detail to the clothing as noted above - Which is admittedly no different in style from that of Marshall Bravestarr. So I guess with that said, it's kind of no surprise that it would. In fact, now that I really look at him, I dare say this is the exact same sculp from the neck down. Well...Isn't that cheap of Mattel. No surprise at the end of the day, but cheap nonetheless.


Well, that really wraps up about all I can say about these two figures. I hope you've enjoyed looking at them with me.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Energized (Remco)



Energized
Remco
1978 - 1979

There have been a ton of toys produced based on Marvel and DC Comic heroes. It seems like just about every toy company out there has produced some form of plastic item showcasing any one of the number of iconic characters from comic pages. As such, it's not surprise Remco got their chance in 1978 with their Energized line.

The concept for the figures was pretty simplistic with each of them featuring some form of motorized aspect in conjunction with a "string". For Spider-Man, Green Goblin and Batman this feature was designed to showcase the character climbing. Superman's feature was flying, and Hulks feature was pulling a stone wall down. Like we said, simplistic - But it works well for what it is. These are by no means bad figures.

Energized Web Climber Spider-Man*Energized Spider-Sense Spider-Man

Energized The Green Goblin*Energized Hulk


Energized Batman*Energized Superman

If you couldn't tell by how Spider-Man got two figures (as well as a villain), and everyone else got one, Spider-Man was definitely the focal point of the line. This concept was hammered home by the only vehicles and accessories released for the line being all Spider-Man based.

Energized Spider-Copter

Energized Spider-Man Accessories

In addition to the above, we've seen catalog photos of an Energized Spider-Man Command Center. However, we have never actually seen the physical toy. It's possible this item was never released.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Spoils of Ebay Gift Cards



For those of you who remember, I got a few ebay gift cards for Christmas which I promptly utilized to nab up some long wanted toys which I simply couldn't take the plunge on when they would have resulted in a strain on the ole bank account.


Last year I used my ebay gift cards to finish my He-Man collection. This year I used them to start a collection which is actually the first toys I remember owning and playing with as a child a long time ago...


It was 1980, and I saw for the very first time a commercial which advertised Star Wars figures from Kenner. I immediately began hopping around the room asking my mom if she had seen the commercial, and more importantly if I could have them. I had been watching Star Wars on father's Super 8 projector via the Ken films reels for a little while at this point, so I was all too familiar with who the characters were.

By the time my birthday rolled around that year, my mom not only got me figures, but also made a cake which she put them around. I remember getting Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO and R2-D2. Additionally, my mom also goofed, and got me the Mego Star Trek figures from the first film...Yuk!

From there I was hooked. Every year for Christmas and birthdays it was Star Wars, Star Wars and more Star Wars. This would continue for the next few years before Star Wars inevitably "ended", and the figures were discontinued.

I had all the figures for the original Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi lines. However, by the time the original Power of the Force line launched I was well into G.I. Joe and He-Man. While I received a few here and there they weren't a high priority on my kid radar, so I never ended up with all of them.

As the tale goes for most of us, my toys inevitably disappeared for various reasons as I grew older and older. However, while I focused my efforts on collecting the various toys from my childhood, one I never returned to was the vintage Kenner Star Wars figures. Price wise they just weren't justifiable. Not only that, but I felt they would be fairly unobtainable.

I'm happy to report that while it did take a lot of searching, question asking, and finding the right dealers, I have been able to put together a set of all twenty-one of the original 1978 / 1979 Star Wars figures - My first set in what will hopefully become a complete collection of the vintage line.


Granted I'm not going for a 100% collection of all variants (for now). I really just want one of each, and I'm not too preferential about which versions those are (for now). Additionally I have no aspirations (or money) to own the expensive variants such as a telescoping saber Luke, Vader or Obi-Wan, nor the vinyl cape Jawa.

When diving into my collection I wasn't particular about the country of origin for the figures. Instead I focused on good paint applications and authentic vintage accessories / weapons. This proved to be the biggest challenge, and only set to prove the importance of finding only reputable dealers to buy from. I fared well with what I eventually came away with - With the exception of one figure.

Luke Skywalker was originally released with blonde hair which was switched to brown midway through the Empire Strikes Back series. I may go back and nab up the brown hair versions later, but for now since I am focusing on the original Star Wars line it was blonde hair all the way for me.

Luke Skywalker (blonde hair)


Princess Leia Organa was the only figure I got which I am going to need to replace. While I got the vintage cape and vintage blaster, I missed the part where the front collar of her clothes around her neck was broken.

This aspect really burned me up because for the price I paid (which wasn't cheap), the seller should have noted the figure was broken in the description. Granted the photo shows the damage, but if you don't know to look for it, it looks normal the way it is.

Fortunately since I have the vintage accessories with this one I can focus on finding an incomplete figure which will hopefully be relatively cheap. The problem is finding a cheap one which hasn't yellowed, and has eyebrows.

Princess Leia Organa


I ended up with the big head version of Han Solo because out of the two this one had the best paint application. The big head version was released right on the tail end of the 12 back cards, and replaced the small head version which was discontinued shortly after Empire's 31 back card made an appearance.

Han Solo (big head)


There aren't any variants of Chewbacca I know of which allowed me to simply focus on finding one with a good paint applicatoin. The back portion of the bandolier could have been better, but the selling point for this one was the bright blue eyes.

Chewbacca


It's tough to find R2-D2 with not only a vibrant dome, but also a good sticker application. Many are in such a poor state, or worse with reproduction stickers. It took me quite a while to find this one out of the twenty-one in this series. Fortunately the search was worth it because I also found another difficult to find figure from the same seller (which I'll talk about a little further below).

R2-D2


C-3PO is another difficult figure to find with a solid and vibrant gold color to it. Because this figure had no accessories it was easier to focus on finding a great condition one - Which I feel I definitely did. The joints are tight, and the figure doesn't show a speck of "tarnish".

C-3PO


Obi-Wan was proving to be a difficult figure to find with a good condition vintage weapon. In fact, most of the lightsabers for all the figures with one tend to have the ends broken off. There weren't many to be found when I was initially looking.

Obi-Wan Kenobi  (white hair)


This was one of the more cheaper figures I was able to obtain - Once I remembered it was called Sand People and not Tusken Raider. Because I was focused on collecting the "Star Wars" run, I had to make sure not to get the hollow tubes version - Which was released on Return of the Jedi and Power of the Force cards.

Sand People


As I said above, I have no plans of ever obtaining a vinyl caped version of the Jawa. Truth be told I prefer the cloth caped one anyway. It looks better.

Jawa (cloth cape)


Want to see what a mysterious Jawa looks like without his hood? WOW! A plastic hood! Neat! Oh well. At least I got one with a really good eye paint.


Darth Vader seems to be the most common figure in the series to obtain. Kenner must have made a ton of these - Which would make sense considering he he was carded for all four series from 1978 - 1985 with no changes beyond the photograph on the package.

Darth Vader


In hindsight I wish I would have gone with a second Stormtrooper I was looking at as opposed to this one. This version I ended up with shows a tad more yellowing than the one I passed on - Of course I saved about ten bucks doing so. So perhaps it was worth it.

Stormtrooper


Death Squad Commander - Or, Star Destroyer Commander as his name was changed to when released on an Empire Strikes Back card is one you really have to be careful about when purchasing loose. Due to being played with, a lot of times the blue and red "rank" on his chest have rubbed off. I made sure to only pick up the best I could find. With how "cheap" the figure was as compared to others in the series it was easy to hold out while continuing my search. I fared well in this decision.

Death Squad Commander


Blue Snaggletooth is definitely a figure I'm considering picking up in the near future. For now, I'm happy with the standard carded red version - Made more appealing by the low price as compared to the blue version.

Snaggletooth


I probably could have been a little more selective about the Walrusman I ended up buying. Out of all of them, he seems to have the "worst" paint application. The green portion of his face / head is bleeding onto the mouth portion and the eyes are running into each other in terms of the yellow outside and green pupils. My main driving force for buying this particular one was I got it from the same seller I got five other figures from.

Walrusman


Whether you believe Han shot first or Greedo did, the bottom line is you can't play out the scene without this awesome Greedo figure! Look at all that detail in the sculpt and paint. All the bumps, ridges, the white pupils. Why can't figures these days have this kind of detail?

Greedo


Speaking of detail...For being just brown and blue, Hammerhead has incredible detail in the sculpt to make him stand out as one of the best (if it is even possible to pick a "best") in this line.

Hammerhead


For as simplistic as Power Droid is, I have to admit it has always been one of my favorites. With its clicking feet and fun shape, it's just pure coolness.

Power Droid


R5-D4 is the second figure I purchased from the dealer who I got R2-D2 from. This was another figure I was having a difficult time finding a good quality vintage sticker for.

R5-D4


Death Star Droid is the last droid in the first wave of twenty-one figures, and much like C-3PO is rather difficult to find in a shiny paint application with no sign of "tarnish".

 Death  Star Droid


Luke Skywalker in his X-Wing Flight Gear outfit holds a special place for me because I so vividly remember getting it as a kid. It was one of four figures in a Sears four pack which included R2-D2, R5-D4 and Yoda.

I love the paint application on this particular figure. It was really important for me to find one with a good chest plate and the Rebel symbols on the helmet.

Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Flight Gear)


The last figure released in the original Star Wars line was Boba Fett. Admittedly, he's not one of my favorite characters. I don't get the hype. 

Boba Fett


Believe it or not, I've already started my Empire Strikes Back collection, and even picked up a couple from the latter Power of the Force line - Which is ridiculous expensive. Thank goodness there are only fifteen in the final series of figures. Of course I still need to get about thirty Empire figures and thirty Return of the Jedi ones. This is definitely not an overnight collection, but it's certainly a fun one to be collecting. As I hold them and fidget with them I feel like a little kid again.

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