Dear fans I realize it has been a month since my last post. Work lately has been pretty crazy. Recently I went to a local comic con and I found this Ralph Mcquarrie figure for $10. I decided to write a blog about it I took a break from work and went out but was attacked by a wasp. When I got home my toilet flooded. I am happy to say everything is back to normal now and blogs will be back on schedule. Now you may be wondering who this old man is. Well, allow me to educate you. Ralph Mcquarrie was the artist who designed almost all the Star Wars characters, like, Han Solo, Chewbacca and Darth Vader to name a few. In fact, this man even got his concept art made into action figures. (If you would like to see his sketches in action I recommend you pick up “The Star wars #1.”) Fact is without him the “Star Wars” we know would be a totally different “Star Wars”. His time came in 2012 when he died in his cabin. So, why does he have his own figure? Well, I did some research and found that a bunch of artists from Star Wars actually appeared in the movies in back ground shots. Ralph Mcquarrie played General Pharl Mcquarrie (an anagram) of the Rebellion. So how does this figure hold up to the legend himself… it be worthy. The figure is old, so its articulation is dated. However from the face, you can definitely tell who this is and his articulation is pretty good. He comes with a “Hoth helmet” and a Rebel blaster. He shall lead my rebels into battle as there commanding general. A legend in my collection, I give this guy a 13 out of 10.
Star Lord out.
Today’s review features my first 3″ Luke Skywalker figure. Luke Skywalker first appeared in Star Wars, a.k.a. Episode IV-A New Hope. Luke was the orphaned son of a great Jedi named Anakin. When he acquired two droids wanted by an evil empire, his aunt and uncle were killed. Luke left for revenge with an old Jedi named Ben Kenobi. Afterwards, went to they go save a princess with their friends who were pirates (Han and Chewbacca). Unfortunately Ben was killed during the escape. Luke joined the Rebel Alliance and destroyed the Death Star. In the aftermath, Luke and Han received medals of valor.
This figure came out in 2007 and is pretty cool. He is well-detailed and articulated. He also comes with tons of accessories. So… what brings the quality of this figure down? The figure’s eyes are starring upwards all the time, like he has been hypnotized. The figure does come with goggles, a hood and two lightsabers one activated and one inactive that can be hung on his belt. 7.3 out of 10
Star Lord out.