Collect them all, v2.0

Collect them all, v2.0

Protocol droids will be protocol droids, no matter what color.

Protocol droids will be protocol droids, no matter what color.

Dak and Toryn’s secret love affair. Now go rewrite their articles on Wookieepedia.

Dak and Toryn’s secret love affair. Now go rewrite their articles on Wookieepedia.

"Yeah, you may have destroyed the Death Star, but I have the bigger gun, so it’s my turn to ride the one seated Airspeeder today, not yours."

"Yeah, you may have destroyed the Death Star, but I have the bigger gun, so it’s my turn to ride the one seated Airspeeder today, not yours."

From Toryn Farr’s photo album: “Good times with Dak and the princess at the Echo Base warm up party. Miss you Dak!”

From Toryn Farr’s photo album: “Good times with Dak and the princess at the Echo Base warm up party. Miss you Dak!”

Listen to the princess

Listen to the princess

The latest wave for the Black Series consists of six figures in total, five of them are The Empire Strikes Back related. So how could I possibly skip this wave? Not at all. I just wonder why they mixed these figures with an EU character in the same wave. When I saw this wave on sale I immediately bought it as a complete set. Something I’d normally wouldn’t do. I decided, that it would probably be very difficult to hunt all these TESB figures down one by one and suspected, that the only figure you would ever see in the stores, would be the sixth EU figure, namely Bastilla Shan. Let’s see if my prediction about the availability of this waves’ TESB figures in the stores will be correct…
Yes, it was about time to release a new Yoda figure, the last (non-prequel themed) one probably being the one from the VOTC line decades ago. No, I do not want to count the prequel themed Yodas, that have nothing to do with the Yoda I know. So yeah, a TESB Yoda again, finally. If you have the VOTC Yoda, you can skip this figure. However if you want to team Yoda up with Dagobah Training Luke, you will need the backpack which is coming with this Yoda figure.
Great they re-released Dak Ralter. Unlike with Yoda, you did not have to wait for decades to get a chance to get him again, but you sure had to be very lucky to get him the last time, as this must have been one of the rarest figures in the TVC line, which raised the most ridiculous prices on the second market.
Not sure if it needed a new Snowtrooper figure but it surely is a great army builder and a Snowtrooper with a non-removable helmet (and no prequel clone head underneath) is certainly a great addition.
The Luke Dagobah Training figure has a long tradition. Not as long as original Kenner figures have, but when they re-released the line with their super muscular figures within the POTF2 line somewhere around the 1990s, Dagobah Training Luke was one of them. The idea of such a figure always intrigued me. The figure itself didn’t. There have been quite a few newer releases, none of them well articulated or otherwise satisfactory. Now you finally have a definite version of Dagobah Training Luke.
There was one moment in Star Wars that slightly reminded me of Star Trek. Toryn Farr was the character that was shown in that very moment. No she wasn’t on the Enterprise, when she wore that headphone and commanded to fire the ion cannons, instead she was on the Rebels’ Echo Base on Hoth. Now they made a figure for her. Not sure if this was necessary but apparently there are two good reasons for making a figure for her: 1) there can’t be enough figures for The Empire Strikes Back and 2) there can’t be enough figures for women in Star Wars. We will generously oversee that Toryn is just a re-modeled Hoth Leia figure. The figure certainly is an original addition to the line.

The latest wave for the Black Series consists of six figures in total, five of them are The Empire Strikes Back related. So how could I possibly skip this wave? Not at all. I just wonder why they mixed these figures with an EU character in the same wave. When I saw this wave on sale I immediately bought it as a complete set. Something I’d normally wouldn’t do. I decided, that it would probably be very difficult to hunt all these TESB figures down one by one and suspected, that the only figure you would ever see in the stores, would be the sixth EU figure, namely Bastilla Shan. Let’s see if my prediction about the availability of this waves’ TESB figures in the stores will be correct…

Yes, it was about time to release a new Yoda figure, the last (non-prequel themed) one probably being the one from the VOTC line decades ago. No, I do not want to count the prequel themed Yodas, that have nothing to do with the Yoda I know. So yeah, a TESB Yoda again, finally. If you have the VOTC Yoda, you can skip this figure. However if you want to team Yoda up with Dagobah Training Luke, you will need the backpack which is coming with this Yoda figure.

Great they re-released Dak Ralter. Unlike with Yoda, you did not have to wait for decades to get a chance to get him again, but you sure had to be very lucky to get him the last time, as this must have been one of the rarest figures in the TVC line, which raised the most ridiculous prices on the second market.

Not sure if it needed a new Snowtrooper figure but it surely is a great army builder and a Snowtrooper with a non-removable helmet (and no prequel clone head underneath) is certainly a great addition.

The Luke Dagobah Training figure has a long tradition. Not as long as original Kenner figures have, but when they re-released the line with their super muscular figures within the POTF2 line somewhere around the 1990s, Dagobah Training Luke was one of them. The idea of such a figure always intrigued me. The figure itself didn’t. There have been quite a few newer releases, none of them well articulated or otherwise satisfactory. Now you finally have a definite version of Dagobah Training Luke.

There was one moment in Star Wars that slightly reminded me of Star Trek. Toryn Farr was the character that was shown in that very moment. No she wasn’t on the Enterprise, when she wore that headphone and commanded to fire the ion cannons, instead she was on the Rebels’ Echo Base on Hoth. Now they made a figure for her. Not sure if this was necessary but apparently there are two good reasons for making a figure for her: 1) there can’t be enough figures for The Empire Strikes Back and 2) there can’t be enough figures for women in Star Wars. We will generously oversee that Toryn is just a re-modeled Hoth Leia figure. The figure certainly is an original addition to the line.

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Collect ‘em all!

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Gang of Snowtroopers

Gang of Snowtroopers

I never would have guessed that I’d ever be able to do this: reviewing the Dak Ralter figure. After years of unsuccessful search on and off on the secondary market for a reasonably priced Dak Ralter figure, my hopes weren’t high to ever possess one. Fortunately, they decided to re-release him within the Black Series. Glad they did, otherwise I would never have had the joy to play around with this figure, as I refuse to pay as much as 60 EUR or even more for just a Star Wars figure. Apparently others feel different because that is the price people are willing to pay for him on a TVC card on the internet. Since I do not care much about figures on cards I am more than happy to have Dak as a Black Series figure and release him from his ugly blister prison. So here he is: Dak Ralter. Nothing wrong with this guy. He probably is a re-modeled Luke as Snowspeeder Pilot figure, but what the heck, they have concealed it well enough for me. He doesn’t even have a peg hole for a lightsaber he would never carry. I just wonder what the story is behind the big gun Dak is coming with and sort of has become his trademark. I am aware that Dak was Luke’s gunner on his Snowspeeder on Hoth. I didn’t know though, that they had to bring their guns with them and always thought this would refer to the built-in gun of the Snowspeeder. Whatever the story is, it brings back Kenner moments: Dak clearly is a Hoth-related figure, just like the AT-AT Driver and the Rebel Commander of Kenner days were. Both had rifles that could be strapped over their shoulders. A feature that I found awesome when it got introduced in the early and innocent 1980s. Thank you Dak for reminding me of these precious Hoth moments of my youth.