These retrospectives, by Oliver Harper, are very informative and a “Must Watch” for any fan of the original trilogy. He delves into pre production, filming, merchandising, games, music, and much more. It’s an extremely entertaining watch, or even re-watch. Oliver is a talented editor, plus he is easy to listen to. If you haven’t heard of these before, you’re welcome. If you have, give them a another view… this is my 3rd or 4th time on each.
I found these guys yesterday, at a local shop. The price tag for the lot was a bit large until I saw that Brown Snake and cane of Yoda’s. He also has “Pac-Man” eyes. That was the deal maker for me. I was able to get the set for 10% less than marked. There are twenty-one figures, and many of those are ones that I have already. I’ll be posting those on Etsy and looking for a Jedi Knight Luke [loose / incomplete] since I now have all three of his accessories.
As for the Yoda, I’ll definitely be parting with that one. It will pay for the purchase, plus it isn’t the one I had when I was a kid. The one I grew up with was the orange snake common version and that’s the one that I would rather have again.
So here I am 45, as of the 3rd of May 2015, and I am just on the cusp of becoming gainfully employed again. It’s been a while since I had a regular job, but the contract stuff and selling online is just getting us by. Once I re-enter the 9-5 world, after 20 years, I plan on replacing/upgrading many things (car, appliances, computers) and rebuilding the collecting that had dwindled over the years. Presented here is what we have left, that isn’t up for sale. Some is my wife’s, others are mine, and some we’ve collected together. The best thing about collecting again is that, if needed, I can always flip my stuff for more than I paid and start over again.
If you want to see what I would like to add to my collection, so far, then check out my collection list on eBay: My 45 Year Wish List! Misty’s will be building her list soon.
Gamorrean Guards! I love these guys. I’ve had a few in my shop to sell over these past few years, but I NEVER had any when I would 13. I have no idea as to why. They have some great character. While they are not as screen accurate as their more modern Hasbro cousins, they have a quaint charm all their own.
On our Etsy shop is one of my favorite Kenner pieces, the Jabba the Hutt playset from Return of the Jedi. It is photo realistic like the ones they make today? Not even close. Yet this set has so much nostalgic charm that in makes your you from 1983 grin from ear to ear. Honestly if I could, I would keep it but I can’t, so I won’t. The only thing missing from this set in one small piece that comes jutting out of the hookah bowl on the side. There is only one Jabba for me and the physical one from the 1983 film is it. All others fall short and while this guy is a far cry from the new versions it still beats the CGI Jabbas that were horribly rendered in the 90’s and early 00’s.
This Vile Gangster is my kind of Scum.
We’ve posted these at our Etsy page and have more to come. Each is sold separately and there are much better photos of each with views from several angles. I had a good time going through them and I am always sad to let them go but that is the nature of things ^_^ Click the image to head to our Star Wars section.
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#StarWars Return of the Jedi: The Storybook Based on the Movie by Joan D. Vinge (1983)
Leonard Nimoy introduces a documentary in 1983, about Revenge/Return of the Jedi. Something just seems so right when Mr. Nimoy says the word “Jedi”. It brings two of my worlds together epically.