Merchandise Monday #57

I was scratching around in my cousin’s stuff and she has like this huge Harry Potter stash! Look, I found Dobby! He’s alive!

Dobby the House Elf

Dobby the House Elf

Is it creepy having a Dobby plush? Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and it’s just sitting there… Yikes! If you could have a house elf, would you? What would he be named?

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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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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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Merchandise Monday #51

I see you, you cannot hide!

Aww, but who would want to hide from this cutie! It’s a Sauron Vinyl Pop figure ❀

Tempting Sauron with the One Ring

Tempting Sauron with the One Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I plan on collecting most of the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars Vinyl Pops – they are so cute. Also, they are wonderful to display, because unlike most action figures, there’s little chance that these guys will fall over with their nugget-y proportions.

Sauron Vinyl Pop

Sauron Vinyl Pop

I’m keeping his packaging, but I am taking him out of the box. I think i’m going to leave him on my desk, as a sentry to ward off any bugs in my room – evil overlord of Dr Slater’s desk 😎 !

Sauron Vinyl Pop in Mordor

Sauron Vinyl Pop in Mordor

Please share your Vinyl Pop figures collection with us!

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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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Merchandise Monday #47

Happy Monday everyone! There is nothing greater than warming your Monday blues up with a basket of cute and cuddly Ewoks:

Ewok Basket

Ewok Basket

They are of course one of the most loved species in the Star Wars universe. I got this limited edition Ewok celebration basket from the Disney store. There are six Ewoks in total (Wicket, Chief Chirpa, Teebo, Logray, Romba and Princess Kneesaa):

Ewok Celebration Basket

Ewok Celebration Basket

My mom keeps talking to them when she comes in and out of my room; saying things like, “come Wombles, you must pay rent Wombles, you can’t live here for free…” So I was like, ‘WTF is a Womble?’ I looked these things up, and I was pretty insulted – I’m sure the Ewoks would tear these Womble things to shreds:

Wombles

Wombles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who do you prefer, Ewoks or Wombles?

Logray and Wicket

Logray and Wicket

Oh, and I’m also petitioning to have the banishment of Logray overturned.

 

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Merchandise Monday #45

Happy Monday! Wooo! So, since there’s still a lot of hype around Star Wars with the Force Awakens being released, I thought I’d share some more old school action figures (still in the boxes):

Ben Kenobi Action Figure

Ben Kenobi Action Figure

Old Ben Kenobi is a 1995 release.

Emperor Palpatine Action Figure

Emperor Palpatine Action Figure

Emperor Palpatine is a 1996 release.

Back of Kenobi and Palpatine Boxes

Back of Kenobi and Palpatine Boxes

I wish I had collected all the figures and vehicles in these sets, they look really awesome, and of course you don’t beat old style and quality, but I was only 4 or 5 years old back then, so my collection habits were heavily reliant on mom and dad.

Did everyone enjoy The Force Awakens? I thought it was ok, but I wasn’t totally satisfied.

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Merchandise Monday #44

Star Wars episode 7 is coming! So soon… I can taste it!

Biggs Darklighter Action Figure

Biggs Darklighter Action Figure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My brother and I dug up this action figure of Biggs Darklighter. The copyright year on him is 1997.

Biggs Darklighter Back of Box

Biggs Darklighter Back of Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, in keeping with the Rebel Fleet theme, we also unearthed these micro-machine Star Wars goodies (more to come in future posts):

Rebel Snowspeeder Toy

Rebel Snowspeeder Toy

The rebel Snowspeeder with 2 Rebels inside! They are from 1995 πŸ™‚

Rebel Snowspeeder

Rebel Snowspeeder

This Friday; my fan art is also dedicated to a very handsome Rogue Leader of the Star Wars Rebel fleet, so stay tuned 😎

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