Saturday, June 16, 2012

Vintage Collection: #87 Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction)

Luke Skywalker's lightsaber was the lightsaber used by Luke Skywalker. It was made in 3 ABY after he lost his father's lightsaber to Vader himself, along with getting his hand cut off.

The design of the weapon was based off schematics Luke found in Obi-Wan Kenobi's hut on Tatooine. While the final product remained largely faithful to these designs, Luke simplified the weapon considerably, as this was his first attempt at constructing a lightsaber. For instance; he decided to use only one crystal for his lightsaber, as opposed to the ideal of three to allow for a fully adjustable blade.[1] Luke was able to gather most of the parts he required to build his weapon from various vendors in the city of Mos Eisley, including a high-energy reflector cup, power cells and a focusing lens. However, Luke was unable to obtain the one vital component that would bring the whole project together: the lightsaber crystal itself.[1]

Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction) has been added to the DSP Toy Gallery. Click here to view the images.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Vintage Collection: #59 Nom Anor

Nom Anor was a male Yuuzhan Vong who played a crucial role in the Yuuzhan Vong War and was marked by his ambition, sense of self-preservation, doubt in the Yuuzhan Vong's gods, and skill in many fields. A member of the intendant caste, Anor was one of the leaders among the Yuuzhan Vong in the galaxy prior to the species' invasion. Anor helped prolong the Galactic Civil War, and weakened potential foes to the Yuuzhan Vong. In 25 ABY, the Yuuzhan Vong War began as the Yuuzhan Vong invaded the galaxy, with the Praetorite Vong leading the way. Anor assisted the Praetorite Vong, though the organization was defeated.

Nom Anor as been added to the Toy Gallery here at DSP. Click here to view the full gallery.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Discover The Force: 1 of 12 Aurra Sing

"Aurra Sing, also known as Nashtah, was once a female Jedi Padawan, but following a series of tragedies and misfortunes, she left the Jedi Order to become a vicious bounty hunter specializing in Jedi and political assassinations. She even became an associate in the posse of Cad Bane, a brief mentor of the orphaned Boba Fett, a commander for the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars, and later an Imperial Agent under the Sith Lord Darth Vader." -Wikipedia

The Discover The Force action figure collection was sold exclusively at Walmart. The card backs for this collection are similar to the Movie Heroes collection, but feature 3D glasses on the left side of the card and a special 3D image on the card backs.

Aurra Sing as been added to the DSP Toy Gallery. Click here to view the full gallery of images.

Friday, June 1, 2012

DSP Monthly Giveaway: VC B-Wing for June 2012

For the month of June, I am giving away a Kmart Exclusive Vintage Collection MIB B-Wing. All you have to do is register an active account on the Forum here!

Toy Gallery Update: Attack Recon Fighter w/ Anakin Skywalker

"A Republic recon fighter slices through space, piloted by Anakin Skywalker. The compact vehicle responds well to the Force-sensitive abilities of the Jedi. The attack fighter has fold-down wings so it can be transported in Republic gunships. Intergrated cannons fully rotate for maximum attack potential in hostile engagements." -Back of package

Hasbro has been doing a great job with releasing some interesting deluxe vehicles and packing them with exclusive figures lately. Even if you do not collect the Clone Wars toys this one might interest you for some custom fodder. Click here to view the rest of the images I put together for the Toy Gallery here at DSP.

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