Ever wanted more vintage style Kenner Star Wars action figures? Or wondered what else they could have come up with in their 5 P.O.A. [five points of articulation] line? I’ve seen companies like Funko make their line of ReAction Figures of properties from the 70’s and 80’s, and hoping that Hasbro might release some throwback style figures is pointless.
I went on the Imperial Commissary group [a closed Facebook group] and asked the members if they would support such a retro line, and if so which ones would they like to see. The answers were interesting to be sure. More importantly, there were a few posts that told me what I was wishing for was a fact [from a certain point of view].
They told me about The Vintage Studio! While the site doesn’t host my desired Holiday Special characters, the spirit of this site is vast. Kenner would be proud. They even have a Kenner style product catalog… wonderful!
The craftsmanship looks to be quality, and I plan on saving up my Imperial Credits to pick up a few. Check out The Vintage Studio… You will NOT be disappointed.
This last week I finally picked up my very first Kenner X-Wing. This isn’t the 1978 version, it’s the one from 1979. It has the, what seems like the much maligned, “Battle Damage” stickers applied, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The cannons are a bit bent, and the cockpit will open but will fall off if you push it back too far. I had the Millennium Falcon, a TIE Interceptor, a Twin-Pod Cloud Car, the AT-AT (@@), and an AT-ST when I was a kid. I never owned an X-Wing. Later on I picked up a Micro Collection one, along with some Micro Machine versions. I sold them all, along with a great 2003 Dagobah version that I picked up just for resale (oh the regrets, but it was how I made a living for a while).
Wordpress, my blog host, won’t allow certain plugins so hence the screenshot of the gallery link. I may be making some moves in the next few weeks. Earlier this month, I secured my domain name via Google Domains.
Narrowing my collection’s focus by expanding my collecting horizons.
What the heck does that even mean? Well since becoming employed full time again, I have been slowly re-acquiring my collection, not so much comic books that I had to sell, but the toys that I grew up with. Some of the items I want are just too far above my price point. What’s my “price point”? Anything thing that doesn’t make me cringe. I look at things as “how many HOURS of labor will this thing cost me?”. Considering I am not in my actual field of work and I don’t really enjoy what I do, it is a valid mark for if an item has any worth for me. It doesn’t help that I live in an area that isn’t the best for swap-meets or other avenues that some have for great bargains.
The figures by Bif Bang Pow are so retro cool that they blow my 1977 early bird mind. This guy, Flash Gordon’s Vultan, is going to be my first. I am a sucker for characters with wings. There is a place for him between my Kenner “Super Powers” Hawkman and Mattel “Clash of the TItans” Pegasus ^_^