Star Wars: Rebels

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http://starwars.com/news/new-animated-series-star-wars-rebels-coming-fall-2014.html

   It may have come as a shock to you but I am a HUGE Star Wars Fan. The breaking new this morning about the upcoming show based on the late, and great, Ralph McQaurrie’s concept art for the first Star Wars Trilogy. The Show will be headed by Dave Filoni (Clone Wars) and feature collaborative talents  of Simon Kinberg and Greg Weisman (Young JusticeThe Spectacular Spider-Man and Gargoyles).

   “The action-filled series is set between the events of Episode III and IV — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen.Star Wars Rebels takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.”

   I shall be looking forward to watching this and in learning any details I can find about it. Star Wars: Rebels will air in the Autumn of 2014 on Disney XD.

Oh My….

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So George Takei used an image I made and shared with him for one of his posts. This was the image that greeted his fans and followers this morning on Facebook. I created it after watching him on an episode of “Supa Ninjas”. George is a great guy and very personable. I met him many years ago at a convention in Reno, NV. He took the time to talk to everybody who came to get his autograph. I’ve since misplaced my photo of him but I may find it yet. Once I do I’ll scan it and share.

It may seem like this is no big deal to some folks but to me it means the world. It is even better than when William Shatner re-tweeted me and zinged me in the same tweet last month! I am having a heck of a Trekkie Spring. 

Anyhow… this made my 4th and was a wonderful post birthday present 🙂

May the Fourth Be With You!

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May the 4th Be with you!

   It’s not just for Star Wars fans. My first introduction to Doctor who was sometime in 1981 when I was on a trip to Oklahoma, visiting family. It was Tom Baker’s Doctor and I was instantly mesmerized by this funny looking man with the ridiculously long scarf. I now have all the episodes from his run (Peter Davidson’s too) and I can pin-point my first episode as The Face of Evil. I am one of those nerds that loves Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor Who; toss in a huge helping of Marvel and DC comics (before the “New 52”) and you have me in a nerdy nutshell.

So what ever you are into, may the fourth be with you.

As you can tell, I really enjoy making cover images for my Facebook page. I created the Ewok image for my wife’s page 🙂

Vintage Star Wars Collector Resource: The Imperial Gunnery


The Imperial Gunnery

   If you have any questions about vintage weapons from the Star Wars Kenner line then The Imperial Gunnery is the place for you. I have been seeing so many weapon variants on the market lately that I decided to educated myself on the “ins and outs” of  the old Kenner line. This site has all the information you could possibly wish for and then some. The site is designed well and very easy to navigate. You don’t even need to utilize the search tool since the categories are so well though out you can get everything you need at a glance. With all of the variants out there you need to be on top of all the information that you can possible get your eyes on. As soon as I publish this article I’ll be joining the site.

Update: Fixed the lack of link to the site (http://www.imperialgunnery.com/)

Original Kenner Figures: They are still out there…

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   Last Sunday I went down to my local Swap-Meet and found these guys waiting to come home with me. They are not in the best shape but I never pass up these vintage figures (unless somebody over charges for them) when I find them. Luke’s face is mangled and R2 is in bad condition. The only bonus with Luke is that he has a lightsaber, all be it tip-less  and his body is in great condition. I believe the R2 is an “Early Bird” version (darker blue on the dome). Lando is incomplete but in nice condition… he also has no COO (Country Of Origin) stamped on him. I believe that this is my first figure with no COO 🙂

   Occasional finds like this keep me going. I also found a 1995 Gamorean Guard, no ax  but he was unavailable for this photo due to scheduling issues. He is currently guard one of my, personal, Star Wars shelves.

   May the 4th be with you!