Thanks to my parents I got a lot of gifts this year. I previously posted my thoughts on the sweet arse AT-AT, which is soley responsible for rekindling my love of collecting Star Wars toys. In the days that followed getting that amazing toy, I managed to use Christmas money to fill some holes in the collection that I didn’t know I needed. Here are my recent finds:
Snowspeeder (Vintage Style)
Not only does this snowspeeder come in a sweet arse vintage style, Empire Strikes Back box, but it’s an all new model! While it is smaller and doesn’t have electronic noises, which I’m sure are coming later. It’s strengths lie in its details, like a bit of improved tooling in the cockpit and the ability to reach farther back into the co-pilot’s area. It also features a little spot for Luke’s grapple gun (sold separately with a certain version of Luke, obviously). It’s probably up to collectors to decide if its worth the repurchase, but I’m happy with it.
RotJ Vintage Style: Admiral Ackbar
Due to the awesome packaging on the vintage style figures, there’s a lot of them that I don’t want to open. However, the promise of a free Boba Fett if I collect enough UPCs combined with the fact that many of these figures are amazing compels me to open them up. A great example is this Admiral Ackbar that’s got all kinds of commanding articulation.
RotJ Vintage Style: R2-D2 with Drink Tray
RotJ Vintage Style: Wicket
If I needed any figure less than another R2-D2, it was another Wicket the Ewok. Well, Hasbro suckered me again. This is another figure I didn’t want to open (I’d like to get the new version to hang next to my vintage one, which is signed by Warwick Davis. Jealous much?), but damn it. He comes with an alternate hood that makes him closer to his cartoon version, so I had to get it! I’m such a nerd, it’s disgusting.