Star Wars design appreciation

Star Wars design appreciation

How B.F. outgrew Slave I

How B.F. outgrew Slave I

Boba’s altar

Boba’s altar

300 followers mark passed, woohoo! Thank you! Celebrate with DiscoChewie!

300 followers mark passed, woohoo! Thank you! Celebrate with DiscoChewie!

The battle at the Pit of Carkoon

The battle at the Pit of Carkoon

Yet another action pose squeezed out of this figure.

Yet another action pose squeezed out of this figure.

When not bounty hunting, B.F. earns his money with modeling.

When not bounty hunting, B.F. earns his money with modeling.

Sometimes life is full of surprises. Unless you live in the US or Canada you aren’t exactly spoiled with many chances to find Star Wars toys in retail stores other than specialized comic or fantasy shops—especially not toys as big as the AT-AT from the Vintage Collection. This here was an exception, though, as I spotted this gorgeous AT-AT in the security area of a German airport. While there mostly were the usual suspects like Black Series Greedos, Han Solos, and (dozens of!) Slave Leias, and the more or less superfluous figures from the latest five-point-articulated Saga Legends series, the sight of a complete AT-AT with AT-AT driver (a rare figure by itself!) really astonished me. Among the Saga Legends series figures I found the rare Stormtrooper, which I find gorgeous and which sticks out in this series. On second thought while seeing these photos I wished I had bought C-3PO and R2-D2, too.

While I shot these photos, I caught the attention of the store detective, who first seemed to be suspicious but then, when he saw the pocket camera in my hand (and my glowing eyes), sympathized with my inner child.

B.F. feeling irresistible

B.F. feeling irresistible

Vizam, a Nikto gunner on Jabba’s sail barge. The gun is really cool.

Vizam, a Nikto gunner on Jabba’s sail barge. The gun is really cool.