Toy Hunt: Post Christmas Toy Orgy Part 1

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I’m still on a collecting low thanks to tough finances and space considerations, so it’s far less often that I manage to pick something up that is toy related. Thanks to some Christmas cash I was able to get my hands on some stuff I’ve had my eye on for awhile, so I went on a bit of a post Christmas toy collecting orgy. Of course, I only got a few things, yet it was much more than usual so I figured I’d document it here in two exciting posts. Now onto the toys!

Vintage Style Logray

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I’m a sucker for Ewoks and since I’m still open to adding new ones to my vintage Ewok village, then Logray is a no-brainer. Logray was one of the three Ewok action figures that I had to populate my childhood Ewok village, so to me he’s one of the core must haves. I can’t wait to get him in that village demanding the brutal death of Imperial types to appease the Ewoks’ pagan gods.

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Logray comes with his shaman hat, a pouch, and a magic staff thingy, basically the same accessories he came with so many years ago. He also comes with a spear, but since I don’t think he’s the spearing type I’ll just consider it a bonus accessory for some other Ewok. And yep, I’m going to harp on the fact that you’re paying mostly for the package on these things. The least they could do is to throw in a stand.

Our furry friend Logray comes with lots of articulation for a figure so small. It’s really amazing what Hasbro can do with this scale.

Overall Logray is a great figure, despite the premium price for the packaging.

Score: 5 out of 5 R2-D2 whistles

Vintage Style Stormtrooper

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This is my second vintage style Stormtrooper and his purchase was due to wanting another UPC for the mail-away Boba Fett. I also just wanted another one of the really great versions of this iconic character. This will be my last purchase of the Stormtrooper in the vintage style. I’m sure that if I’ll want more that they’ll be available for cheaper in the basic assortment further down the line.

My only problem with this Stormtrooper is the removable helmet. I think he’d be better served with a ball jointed helmeted head. I don’t need to see a face under that helmet. The only time we need Stormtroopers with helmeted heads is if they’re Luke, Han, or some expanded universe person, not some rank and file trooper.

The vintage style Stormtrooper comes with his iconic blaster and the less iconic rifle. It could be better, but this is acceptable.

Score: 4 out of 5 R2-D2 whistles

Vintage Style Senate Guard:

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One of the only great designs from the Phantom Menace is the Senate Guard. While I didn’t necessarily “want” this figure, it was only 5 bucks at TJ Maxx and I needed another UPC for the mail-away Boba Fett. Since he was at least 3 bucks cheaper than vintage style figures found elsewhere, I figured why not.

In my Toy Hunt for Barriss Offee I commented on how soft goods can be great on 3-3/4ths scale figures if done properly. Unfortunately, they’re a little less than desirable on this guy. There’s just too much and he ends up looking bulky. I’m not sure how they could have improved him, except for perhaps using the thinner type of material used with Darth Vader’s capes.

Another problem this figure has is that due to the positioning of the Senate Guard’s hands, he can’t hold his staff at ready like it is shown on figure’s card art.

The guard comes with a blaster pistol, a staff, and a rifle. For the vintage style line that’s practically a cornucopia of accessories.

Score: 3 out of 5 R2-D2 whistles

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That’s not all! There were more Post Christmas Toy Hunt purchases! Stayed tuned for the exciting conclusion!