Merchandise Monday #58

Starting the Monday off with Darth Vader!!!

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

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Darth Vader

Darth Vader

 

Have a good week πŸ™‚

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Fandom Diorama Scene Creations

Ok, lets all just admit that we play with our toys (action figures, plushies) you name it, yes i’m not referring to the special ones that are still in the box…

The Force is  strong with them...

The Force is strong with them…

Some of our fandom-following friends have gone to town on instagram (follow @fandelafandeli), taking the trouble to capture an action scene unfolding in a perfect second:

Who is your money on?

Who is your money on?

I could probably pull off something similar with micro-machines, or with Pokemon plushies. Most of my action figures are back in South Africa so i’m pretty limited for the time being.

The moment of impact

The moment of impact

Is there anyone in Sydney reading this who has some merch? Maybe we could pool resources to pull off our own fandom action sequence of shots? Let me know 😎

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Merchandise Monday #56

You shouldn’t be surprised at all to know my brother bought one of those realistic lightsabers…

Darth Vader's Lightsaber

Darth Vader’s Lightsaber

He got the Darth Vader one, i wanted the Luke Skywalker one – just so we could have a showdown or something cool.

Darth Vader's Lighsaber

Darth Vader’s Lighsaber

The lightsaber makes the authentic noises when you wield it, and when you hit someone with it (yea i was attacking my brother with it).

Darth Vader's Lighsaber

Darth Vader’s Lighsaber

Would your lightsaber choice be based on colour or on the character who would have used it?

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Merchandise Monday #54

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the wisest of them all 😎 Yoda of course! This is my Yoda from the Phantom Menace, at the Jedi Temple in his council chair:

Yoda Action Figure Jedi Temple

Yoda Action Figure Jedi Temple

He comes with a voice chip, I haven’t used it yet since he’s still in the box, but it obviously has some of his notable quotes:

Yoda Action Figure Jedi Temple

Yoda Action Figure Jedi Temple

The Palpatine figure looks cool too, would love to hear his quotes.

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Fabgift

I came across the coolest shop – by accident! They sell handmade fandom jewellery!

Marvel Keychain

Marvel Keychain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Iron Man Hand Keychain

Iron Man Hand Keychain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thors Hammer Type 1

Thors Hammer Type 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Batman Keychain

Batman Keychain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harry Potter Wand Keychain

Harry Potter Wand Keychain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thors Hammer Type 2

Thors Hammer Type 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want a version of Thor’s hammer. But they also have a lot of Lord of the Rings jewellery. Go and check outΒ FabgiftΒ and tell me which item you are keen to get?

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Merchandise Monday #53

As you know Boba Fett is one of my fave Star Wars characters. This is a posable Disney action figure. He can ‘armour up’ with extra pieces of equipment:

Boba Fett Disney Action Figure

Boba Fett Disney Action Figure

These are the other characters available to collect in this series – the Flametrooper looks amazing:

Boba Fett Back of Box

Boba Fett Back of Box

Which character do you want?

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Lego The Yoda Chronicles 2

My brother has been playing this game on his phone and it looks pretty cool. He sucked me into it for a bit so I thought i’d share:

Lego Yoda Chronicles

Collect the Holocrons to defeat your enemy and take control of the galaxy in a series of fast-paced, action packed mini games.

Lego Yoda Chronicles

You can quest with Yoda or Darth Vader to discover your destiny!

Lego Yoda Chronicles

The game includesΒ 8 action packed Mini-Figure levels and 4 epic Space Battles.

Lego Yoda Chronicles

You can choose fromΒ 24 iconic Lego Star Wars Mini-Figures to quest through the game with, and over 12 awesome vehicles to explore with!

Lego Yoda Chronicles

Get Lego The Yoda Chronicles 2 for free in the app store!

Lego Yoda Chronicles

Will you fight for Jedi or Sith?

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Star Wars Identities Exhibition

My brother and his wife were recently holidaying in Vienna, Austria, and they had the wonderful opportunity of experiencing the Star Wars Identities Exhibition. The actual costumes and model/ diorama sets which were used in the Star Wars films were on display. There was also Star Wars concept art on display, which I will save for a later blog post:

Actual Armor worn by the Characters

Actual Armor worn by the Characters

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Anakin's pod from the Tatooine Pod Race

Anakin’s pod from the Tatooine Pod Race

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Background Characters - One of these things is a Pokemon - see below:

Background Characters

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Chernobyl Bayleef

Chernobyl Bayleef

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Cloud City Costumes

Cloud City Costumes

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Costume and props from Jabba's Palace

Costume and props from Jabba’s Palace

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Darth Vader Costume

Darth Vader Costume

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Gungan Expression

Gungan Expression

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Jawa and Tusken Raider costume

Jawa and Tusken Raider costume

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Look at that detail

Look at that detail

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Luke Skywalker Pilot Costume

Luke Skywalker Pilot Costume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Original Yoda *angelic music plays*

Original Yoda *angelic music plays*

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Racers from the Tatooine Pod Race

Racers from the Tatooine Pod Race

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These posters are made up of multiple vehicles/ scenery/ species - look closely

These posters are made up of multiple vehicles/ scenery/ species – look closely

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Transport Model Fleet

Transport Model Fleet

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Various Helmets

Various Helmets

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Various Model Transports

Various Model Transports

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Various Character Costumes

Various Character Costumes

 

Imagine having that life-sized racing pod in your man cave?! I wouldn’t mind trying on Luke Skywalker’s pilot suit either 😎 What item would you be keen to have/display in your home?

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Fandom Guitar Designs

As if the fantasy and science fiction universes weren’t rocking enough on their own; these custom guitars are designed to incorporate some of our favorite fandoms!

Star Wars:

stw

Mad Max:

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Terminator:

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Zombies:

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Lego:

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Mario:

mar

Nintendo:

ni

Alien:

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Which fandom world would inspire your custom guitar? A Portal guitar could be interesting, every time you hit a chord a portal blasts open, boom! 😎

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Merchandise Monday #50

Let’s go back to the 90s with Β Star Wars Micro Machines! I know Micro Machines is still making Star Wars merchandise today, but I don’t feel the quality is the same as it was in the 90s:

Star Wars Micro Machines Cases

Star Wars Micro Machines Cases

The helmet cases open up to reveal specific scenes from the Star Wars universe. Some of the Micro Machine characters are so small, but the detail is still pretty good on that scale. Look how cute the little Ewok is below ❀ :

Star Wars Micro Machines

Star Wars Micro Machines

Some machines are bigger and have moving parts. The speeder below can ‘explode’ and disintegrate when you push a button (I think it’s about 4 parts assembled):

The Empire in my Passage

The Empire in my Passage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s my favorite place in the Star Wars universe: Jabba’s Palace! This is so cool, the trapdoor that Luke stands on actually does fall open when Jabba’s throne hits a weighted-lever. Of course the Rancor is waiting to receive Luke in the pit:

Jabbas Palace - Rancor Pit Micro Machines

Jabbas Palace – Rancor Pit Micro Machines

The next Micro Machine scene is the garbage compactor on the Death Star. Again, the chute to the garbage area actually opens and the figures can slide down. The walls also actually move to close in on the characters:

Garbage Compactor - Death Star Micro Machines

Garbage Compactor – Death Star Micro Machines

Where would we be without our two trusty droids, hmm? Let’s not leave out R2-D2 and C-3PO. Here they are in their escape pod headed for Tatooine:

Class 6 Escape Pod - R2D2 and C3PO

Class 6 Escape Pod – R2D2 and C3PO

The various Star Wars Micro Machine vehicles also have opening/ closing doors and cockpits for the figures to sit in, with other moving parts:

Star Wars Micro Machines Transports

Star Wars Micro Machines Transports

Do you have any of these/ other old school Star Wars Micro Machines? Please share yours πŸ™‚

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