Saturday, December 26, 2015

Custom Black Series Finn in First Order Stormtrooper Armor

My wife and I made this custom Star Wars The Black Series Six Inch Scale Finn in First Order Stormtrooper armor.

I changed the heads out this of a regular First Order Stormtrooper and Finn (Jakku) afternoon and @leavethattome_studioart added the battle damage.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Black Series Six Inch Action Figures

I decided to open several Star Wars Black Series Six Inch Action Figures this week in preparation for the Force Awakens.

The Black Series has become my favorite line of Star Wars action figures.  The figures that I decided to opened were all from the first wave of the The Force Awakens link of the Black Series.

Currently, most of the first wave of The Force Awakens are available for a good price on Amazon.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

New Background for Action Figure Photos

This evening, I used some of the graphics available for download from, to make backgrounds to take photos of my 3.75" and 6" Star Wars action figures.  I posted these three photos on Twitter and Instagram earlier.

 From the Force Awakens 3.75" line, Captain Phasma in front of some Imperial panels

I always posted two photos from the Star Wars The Black Series.  Below are the Imperial Stormtrooper, and Rey (Jakku) and BB-8 from the Force Awakens line.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Black Series Darth Vader Emporer's Wrath

I received my Star Wars The Black Series Darth Vader Emperor's Wrath Walgreens exclusive action figure today, in the mail.

I have not had any luck attempting to find this item locally, So, I ordered this figure on Tuesday, when Walgreens restocked on their website.   They shipped it very quickly.  This Black Series figure was packaged well, and the figure arrived in great condition.

It was nice to get this directly from Walgreens.  I always attempt to get my figures at retail or on sale if possible.  I have only bought a couple of these in the secondary market on eBay, etc.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Hot Wheels Star Wars Vechiles Checklist

Mattel finally started producing Star Wars merchandise last year, with the introduction of the Hot Wheels line of character cars, and soon after, they introduced a series featuring iconic Star Wars vehicles.

I have complied a list of these starships or vehicles below.  I made this a checklist, so I will be sure to know which Hot Wheels Star Wars vehicles I need to complete my collection.  I thought that it might also be useful for others, so I posted it here.  I also included links to each of these vehicles on Amazon.  This list was originally complied on 12/11/15.

Series 1
Boba Fett's Slave I
Millennium Falcon
Rebel Snowspeeder
TIE Fighter
Vulture Droid
X-Wing Fighter Red 5 (S-Foils in Attack Position)
X-Wing Fighter Red 3 (S-Foils Closed)
Y-Wing Fighter Gold Leader

Two Packs
Mon Calamari Cruiser vs. Star Destroyer 2 Pack

Series 2
First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter
Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle
Millennium Falcon (The Force Awakens)
Naboo Starfighter
Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter
Poe's X-Wing Fighter
Republic Gunship
Resistance X-Wing Fighter
Tie Fighter Advanced

Series 3? Updated 06/29/16
First Order Snowspeeder
First Order Star Destroyer
Imperial Shuttle
Republic Gunship Tiger Shark
Rey's Speeder
Sith Infiltrator
Star Destroyer
Tantive 4

Two Packs
First Order TIE Fighter vs. Millennium Falcon 2 Pack
First Order Transporter vs. Resistance X-Wing Fighter 2 Pack
TIE Fighter vs. Ghost 2 Pack

Series 3? Updated 06/29/16
AT-AT vs Rebel Snowspeeder

Multi Pack
Hero & Villain Starships 11 pack (with 2 Golden Die-Cast Exclusives)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Entertainment Earth Exclusive Black Series Four Pack

I received my Entertainment Earth Exclusive Black Series Four Pack today. This is another nice addition to the Black Series Collection.  The Black Series has become my favorite line of Star Wars action figures, and I didn't want to miss these.  As pictured above, the set includes Sandtrooper Sergeant (Black Series Debut), Crimson Stormtrooper (Character Action Figure Debut), Lieutenant Oxixo (Black Series Debut), and R2-Q5 (Black Series Debut).

The only thing that stands out to me apart from the four figures themselves is the packaging seems to be a different quality from the other Black Series figures. The cardboard looks to have a more matte finish, and it is definitely a thicker stock of cardboard and there are noticeable ridges in the material.

I think this set should have been price lower than the Amazon exclusive Stormtrooper Four Pack which was sold by Amazon for $79.99.  The Amazon set was a more reasonable price point, and their set had a more interesting four pack packaging.  I was able to find this set on Amazon from a 3rd party seller cheaper than buying it directly from Entertainment Earth.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hot Wheels Star Wars Character Cars Checklist

I have enjoyed collecting the Hot Wheels Star Wars character cars, vehicles and the Wal-Mart exclusive sets.
There have been a large number of cars and multi-car packs released since last year, and one of my problems, as a collector, is keeping track of which toys I have purchased.  I am making myself a check list here, so I will be sure to know which Hot Wheels Star Wars cars I need to complete my collection. I have also included links to Amazon for each of the toys listed below, unless the item was not listed on Amazon at the time of the last update.  This list was originally compiled on 12/08/15, and then update on 06/29/16.

Hot Wheels Star Wars Character Cars
☐ 1. Darth Vader
☐ 2. R2-D2
☐ 3. Luke Skywalker
☐ 4. Chewbacca
☐ 5. Yoda
☐ 6. Tusken Raider
☐ 7. 501st Clone Trooper
☐ 8. Stormtrooper
☐ 9. Darth Maul
☐ 10. Boba Fett
☐ 11. Chopper
☐ 12. The Inquisitor
☐ 13. C-3PO
☐ 14. Wicket
☐ 15. Kanan
☐ 16. Zeb
☐ 17. Kylo Ren
☐ 18. BB-8
☐ 19. General Grievous
☐ 20. Han Solo (Force Awakens)
☐ 21. First Order Stormtrooper
☐ 22. Obi-Wan Kenobi
☐ 23. Rey
☐ 24. Jabba the Hutt
☐ 25. Admiral Ackbar
☐ 26. First Order Flametrooper
☐ 27. Battle Droid
☐ 28. Sabine Wren
☐ 29. Clone Shock Trooper
☐ 30. C-3PO (Force Awakens)
☐ 31. Sidon Ithano
☐ 32. Jango Fett

Hot Wheels Star Wars Character Cars 2-Packs
☐ 1. R2-D2 & C-3PO
☐ 2. Chewbacca & Han Solo
☐ 3. Obi-Wan Kenobi & Darth Vader
☐ 4. 501st Clone Trooper & Battle Droid
☐ 5. Emperor Palpatine & Yoda
☐ 6. Darth Vader & Princess Leia
☐ 7. First Order Stormtrooper & Captain Phasma
☐ 8. Rey & First Order Flametrooper
☐ 9. BB-8 & Poe Dameron
☐ 10. Han Solo & Greedo
☐ 11. Boba Fett & Bossk

Hot Wheels Star Wars Character Cars Target Exclusive 5-Packs
☐ 1. R2-D2, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Vader, & Stormtrooper
☐ 2. Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine, & Kylo Ren
☐ 3. Chewbacca, Han Solo, Rey, Poe Dameron & Maz Kanata

Hot Wheels Star Wars Character Cars Convention Exclusives
☐ 1. Darth Vader with Lightsaber (Comic Con 2014)
☐ 2. First Order Stormtrooper (Comic Con 2015)
☐ 3. R2-KT (Star Wars Celebration)

Hot Wheels Star Wars Official Description
Two of boys’ favorite brands -- Hot Wheels® and Star Wars™ -- have joined forces! Kids and collectors alike will love seeing their favorite Star Wars™ characters reimagined as Hot Wheels® cars. Each 1:64-scale car is individually designed to retain the “Force” of an iconic Star Wars™ character and combines the thrill and real racing excitement of Hot Wheels®. Re-create your favorite storylines, send the cars flying at lightspeed on a Hot Wheels® Star Wars™ track set (sold separately) or display them with your other favorite Star Wars™ collectibles. There’s an entire galaxy to choose from -- collect them all! Each sold separately, subject to availability. Not for use with some Hot Wheels® sets. Colors and decorations may vary. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.