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The Force will be with you always!

A Jedi Will You Be

Chose the light side, did you?  Think you're good enough to be a Jedi, huh?  But... will you finish where you begin?  Think you have what it takes to be a Jedi?  Or will you end up just being the usual rebel scum?  I suppose if you train really hard, you'll end up being a respected Jedi Master and not just another scruffy looking Nerf herder.  So come on!  Master Yoda awaits.  "Take you to him, I will."

Star Wars Finds

Maddwoba's Channel videos seem to just keep getting better and better.  In this thoughtful new vid, he shares a few of his latest "Star Wars finds."  Just goes to show you that always trying to chase down the newest, most "rare" or "valuable" Star Wars figure is really, really not what collecting toys is all about.

What it IS all about is the satisfaction each individual collector gets out of adding a specific piece to his or her very own collection, be that item vintage, newly released or a "rare" foreign import.  So you really don't have to spend an enormous amount of money trying to "collect 'em all," or compare your collection to anyone else's.  Who can put a price on memories, much less memorabila, for that matter?

Sure, you can try your best to chase after all those illusive "investments" that are actually MASS PRODUCED, by the way, but each individuals collection of ANYTHING is, in the end; priceless.  So if you're happy with what you've got, that makes all the difference in the world... er... galaxy, that is.  ;)

FilmakerMike: "Don't hate, appreciate."

It's hard to fiind a Star Wars fan who's more enthusiastic than FilmakerMike.  Michael Kierulf regularly reviews Star Wars figures on YouTube via his alias, JediMike1128.  You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter.

The Midichlorian Rhapsody

Wow!  Check out the awesome Midichlorian Rhapsody, a "Star Wars themed parody" by mysticfigJeff and Maya Bohnhoff are the creative 'force' (if you'll pardon the pun) behind mysticfig and they have certainly outdone themselves with their latest "nerdy classic rock" parody.  You can find other CDs and selected tracks by the Bohnhoffs at cdbaby.com.

Star Wars Action Figures from Kenner Toys

Below is one of, if not the very first Star Wars toy commercial from way back in 1978!  Now... where's my time machine?

My Star Wars Childhood

My Star Wars Memories

The photo of the C-3PO and R2-D2 figures are vintage 1:6 scale (or possibly 1:8) models kits (produced by MPC/ERTL) that I really wish I still owned.  Model glue is wonderful stuff, but it doesn't seem to hold the plastic parts together for too long.  Pieces tend to drop off and get lost and the next thing you know it, your mother throws what's left over is in the trash.  Oh well!

Back then, I was completey shocked in the run up to Christmas way back in 1978, to find Darth Vader at the local furniture store!  That's me in the brown and orange jacket standing beneath Mr. Vader himself.  My brother Joe is the redhead on the left and by brother Bob is in the middle.

Bobbie Wygant Interviews Harrison Ford

The heroes and villains of science fiction and space fantasy have been with us for a long time, but it wasn't until Star Wars took our world by storm in 1977 that major movie studios would bankroll big budget films that finally gave the sci-fi genre long deserved attention and respect.

Bobbie Wygant Interviews Harrison Ford for Star Wars 1977 from Atombomb.tv on Vimeo.

Pass the Chop Sabers, Please

"Think Geek! Star Wars "chop sabers" you need, my young Padawan learner.  Yes, you do!"  If nothing else, I would think these would be great for customizing your own Star Wars action figures.  I'm not sure what scale they are though.  I guess I'll have to order a few myself.

At a reported 23 cm,  they look like they might work for 1:6 scale customs.  Whatever the case may be, these are fully licensed Lucasfilm collectibles, imported from Japan and they come in six different styles.  You can choose from Luke Skywalker (green or blue), Darth Maul (red), Darth Vader (red), Yoda (green) or Mace Windu (purple).  The Darth Maul chop sabers even snap together!  How cool is that?

Great skill you must have to wield Chop Sabers!

Star Wars and all related characters, marks and images, copyright © The Walt  Disney Company
Star Wars musical excerpt by John Williams

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