Saturday, 28 April 2012

"Duel of the Fates" part IV

It's the last post in our "Duel of the Fates" series, Obi-wan Vs Maul. Don't forget you can check out all four parts along with all our TPM shots by clicking on 'Movie Scenes' at the top of any page.

We hope you've enjoy it the past few weeks and check back next week as we jump to another area of the saga!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Rex and Cody Phase 1 Action Figures

Two figures I've had since The Clone Wars movie was in the cinema but have only posted in  a couple of images each.

They're essentially the same figure, not as good as some of the more recent TCW figures but they have a decent amount of articulation and the detail's not bad.

Here they are with the original Obi-wan and Anakin from that figure line as well.

Below Cody and Rex go up against a couple of Commando Droids and a Super Battledroid with the help of  Clone Troopers Denal and Echo.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Ahsoka Tano Lego Necklace

Last Tuesday I said I would blog a "good guy" necklace, so here she is, Ahsoka "Snips" Tano.  This is another lovely gift from my boyfriend, I think she's great and the detail on the face is just superb!  I'm really loving the Clone Wars at the minute and the development of Anakin and Ahsoka's relationship.  She's very fond of her Master, but I think she might sense something isn't quite right with Anakin after being witness to a few of his outbursts.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

"Duel of the Fates" part III

Welcome back for part 3 of our Duel of the Fates re-inactment. In an attempt to recreate the force field effect we've used one of our coloured gels we normally use for lighting.

It's not really the right colour so we've gone for a more striking approach with it but I think it gets the idea across fine for our puposes.

I've always loved this fight since seeing it on the big screen back in '99 (and last Feb in 3D of course). I tend to think of Obi-wan as the old hermit living out in the Dune Sea and its great seeing him in his prime during this fight.

Even in this sequence when he's not in the actual fight, he's arguably the most intense character on screen and it's through his perspective that we worry about Qui-Gon as he fights Maul alone. 

I still struggle to get my head round how Obi-wan doesn't make it through all the 'gates' in time and maybe someone can hep me. Maul and Qui-Gon fight their way down the corridor, Maul is able to make it all the way through and Qui-Gon makes it one gate from the end.

But when the gates open the second time, Obi-wan is right up on the first one and sprints all the way down the corridor but is to slow to and gets stuck at the last gate. How did Maul make it all the way through while fighting in one go and Obi-wan not while running? That's without considering we saw the Jedi use Force Speed down a hallway at the start of the movie.

Last week I said this week would be the last part in our series, however it turns we'll have to go one more to complete the fight. This week we haven't really attempted to convey the pit they fight around so nows it's our challenge for next week.

I was 13 when I first saw TPM and it was right about here that I released only Obi-wan was the only one in the fight who had to survive based on the OT, then immediately this happened...

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Bacta Tank Luke, 2-1B and FX-7 Action Figures

This Luke Skywalker figure complete with Bacta Tank can actually be filled with water, then the straw/pipe coming from the top of the tank is used to blow bubbles in the water, seeing as it's a ten year old figure and  I bought this loose on ebay I won't be trying it.

This 2-1B is a little newer, cant remember for sure but I think it was 30th anniversary line from '07. It's not bad, pretty articulate considering it doesn't have to do much.

The FX-7 is a different matter though, above you can see it has rows of appendages, each one has two points of articulation as you can see below, I havent done the maths but I'm confident that makes it the figure with the most points of articulation in my collection.

Another classic Hasbro Mark Hamill attempt, can see what they were going for with this but I find most Luke figures pretty hilarious.

Check back soon as I have at least two more Luke Skywalker action figures I haven't posted yet and they're good ones...

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Darth Sidious Lego Necklace

Another little gem picked up by my boyfriend, also keeping with my Sith trend!  I really love the face on this one, his eyes are absolutely amazing.  I really will have to post some of my "good guy" necklaces!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

"Duel of the Fates" part II

Continuing on from last week with our re-enactment of 'Duel of the Fates'. We've used the same figures as last week so I'll keep the post brief and just leave you with our photos.

One more post left in this fight so don't forget to check back next week.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

ARC 170 w/ Clone Pilot Action Figures

I've had this as long as I've been running this site but only getting round to it now. It's the starfighter you see the clones flying in ROTS however this paint deco is based on the original Clone Wars micro-series.

As with most Hasbro vehicles the action figures are of course sold separately and the pack of five figures cost me almost as much as the ship itself.

The ship holds three pilots, two in the front and a gunner in the rear and has a slot for an astromech. One pretty cool feature if you're a kid (or a childish adult) playing with this, it has a handle underneath so you can 'fly' it about.

Below are the five figures that accompany this fighter. You get two phase 2 clone troopers with deco to match the ship, and R4-C7 who I think looks fantastic (originally posted in March '11 as part of a larger astromech post). However see the problem? Only two clone pilots and as shown above, three seats.

That aside this is one my favourite pieces, the vehicle itself is made from solid plastic, it's nicely sculpted and the art is excellent.