I’m not complaining, but I would like to point out that the Millennium Falcon toy featured on Stranger Things was not the original vintage version from 1983 or earlier. Although the molds are extremely similar, the vintage Millennium Falcon had stickers for the sublight engines, whereas the Falcon on the show had practical lights, which were not a feature the toy had until 2004.
Here’s my current Masters of the Universe collection. I’ve had all of these for around 30 years. I recently inserted a couple of shelves to make the display more organized.
This is my second Castle Grayskull. I know I had two of them because I still have two thrones. I’m quite sure I used to have the original He-Man figure. He was probably broken at some point and thrown away. Most of my Masters of the Universe accessories are currently in a separate box; I’m impressed I have as many as I do, considering the age of these figures.
I have no idea what (if any) toy line that caterpillar creature is from, but it’s always been with my He-Man figures, so there it stays. I need a vest for Prince Adam and a chest piece for Sy-klone.
I’m expecting my Club Grayskull figures to arrive any day now, maybe even tomorrow, so these figures will be welcoming He-Man and Trap Jaw.
These are terrible photos I took so I have a record of what accessories came with what figure.
First, the Uglies. T-800 was a Christmas present I believe. Found the Predator at Barnes and Noble for $5. Ugnaughts (my second set) were purchased at Kowabunga Comics a few years ago.
Power of the Jedi Darth Vader, then Cloud City Pilot. Both from Kowabunga Comics:
Cloud City Guards from Kowabunga Comics:
T-1000 and Sarah Connor, Christmas presents. Terminator purchased from Amazon. The T-800 I originally purchased only came with one of his weapons. Would a miscard be worth tons of money? Probably not.
Dark Empire Luke. Has some wear and didn’t come with his lightsaber, but he was only $1. And Floppy Hat Luke purchased from Kowabunga Comics.
This is a Star Wars photo comic I finished on December 31, 2011. It used to be hosted on Nibcrom.com, but I figured it made more sense to host it here.
“Dark times have fallen on the Galactic Empire. With numerous resculpts of standard figures filling the shelves, countless repacks glutting the market, and neither a prequel nor even sequel in sight, fans and collectors have lost some of their frenzied appetite for 3.75″ Star Wars figures. Superior paint applications, better likenesses, and increased articulation should speak in favor of newly released figures, but such advancements have come at a staggering price, and even the most staunch collectors pause and perhaps even pass over new items.
“Exhausted from the Ultimate Galactic Hunt, completists have become an endangered species.
“Understanding that the future of his vast Empire hangs in the balance, Emperor Palpatine makes a desperate bid to retain power: Order 95, the extermination of all POTF2 figures. The Emperor hopes that the vacuum left behind will encourage consumers to replace their lost collectibles, not knowing that a handful of photonovelists are recording the progress of this dreadful order…”
(Description of Order 95 taken from RebelScum.com)
Super7 has announced they are releasing a special 3-pack of Alien Reaction Figures at New York Comic Con: Dallas, Kane, and Lambert, all in the space suits they wore on the surface of LV-426.
Some fans have questioned the colors of the figures and wondered whether or not they are film accurate.
As a follow-up to Battle of the Stands, Volume I, let’s take a look at Star Stands:
Star Stands come in five varieties: a circular vintage stand, a circular modern stand, a rectangular modern stand, a vintage stand with the Kenner logo, and a vintage stand with a Star Wars character-specific nameplate.
The T1000 (sic) Frozen Patrolman is a neat looking figure.
Unfortunately, his “ice” was coming off before I even opened the package: