Friday, 24 December 2010
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Been saving this post for a while now, since it's so damn cool I wanted to wait until I had a few more followers. Don't have to go to far into this blog to realize I love action figures and delve a little deeper into my collection and it should be obvious enough that I adore X-wings. So this is maybe my favourite part of my collection.
Above you can see the ship tilted at an angle with moss covering the wings and fuselage making it look as if it could be submerged in Yoda's swamp on Dagobah. Standing in front is another one of my many Luke Skywalker action figures, posed as if trying to lift the X-wing from the swamp. Sorry there is no try, he's simply not lifting the X-wing.
The moss however can be removed as pictured below and I have another, different Luke action figure for this which you can just make out in the cockpit and another R2-D2 figure docked in behind him.
Saturday, 18 December 2010
A bit of a lack lustre game here, considering it used the same game engine as the Force Unleashed this really should have been a lot better. The main focus of the game is co-op play which is certainly fun but by no means enough to make up for the ultimately boring gameplay. In terms of plot the game is passable but really doesn't add very much at all to the universe other than the new bounty hunter Kul Teska.
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Monday, 13 December 2010
This is the birth of the Expanded Universe right here. This book originally came out in 1978 as the plot to a potential follow up to the original movie, at the time they had no idea how successful Star Wars was going to prove to be and this book assumed only a modest budget would be available for the next Star Wars film, so much so that the story doesn't even feature Han Solo as Harrison Ford was not guaranteed to be back. A great little story however that feels much more simplistic and light hearted than most EU and a very familiar feel to the original movie. Note this book is so early that it doesn't even say Star Wars anywhere on the cover.
Saturday, 4 December 2010
A Mandalorian faction known as the Death Watch shows up in various Star Wars stories, this group appeared in TCW under the command of Pre Vizsla, see below for an image of Vizsla with his warriors.