Find of the Millennium

Star Wars Vintage Kenner Millennium Falcon | Green Card Back

There aren’t many stories about the vintage Kenner Milliennium Falcon that start with a potentially tragic story about a baby bird… But then this isn’t really a normal Star Wars story.

After a session of gardening at home this lunchtime, my wife and I started the process of clearing up. As I raked across the driveway gravel something caught my eye and made me jump in shock – a tiny baby bird, covered in down and wriggling on its back.

After a quick Google and a phone call we made a makeshift nest for it out of a shallow tub and grass clippings, covered it over with cotton wool for insulation and hit the road to the local vets.

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5 of the Best: Star Wars Celebration 2019 Toy Reveals

Star Wars Celebration 2019 Hasbro Toy Reveals | Green Card Back

Star Wars Celebration is in town and Hasbro has taken the opportunity to display some new figures for us all – along with something that this particular fly-boy has been waiting on for a long time…

Ready to see the best in show in 3.75″, 6″ and beyond? Click on through to see the Hasbro Star Wars toy reveals from Celebration 2019!

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Star Wars at New York Toy Fair 2019

Star Wars at New York Toy Fair 2019 | Green Card Back

Mid-February marks every toy nerds favourite industry event – New York Toy Fair. It’s the premiere opportunity for the biggest names in plastic merchandising to show off their wares for the upcoming year.

Hasbro is no exception, and from Transformers to Overwatch, the Pawtucket toy company made a splash this year. But it was the company’s Star Wars reveals that I was waiting for.

And reveal they most certainly did.

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Star Wars Black Series: Most Appreciated

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This year marks the fifth Black Series Most Wanted list I’ve put together across two successive collecting blogs. As you’d guess, Hasbro have checked a fair few figures off these lists since 2013 (albeit with a few notable hold outs). Therefore, today I’m taking a moment to acknowledge and appreciate the great work they’ve done so far…

Let’s start with the earliest list and move forwards from there, shall we?

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Jaina Solo (Black Series) Review

Jaina Solo (Black Series) Figure Review | Green Card Back

Black Series, 2017

Accessories: Lighsaber, Blaster, Helmet, Flight Vest
Appears in: Expanded Universe

Card Back: Daughter of Leia Organa and Han Solo, Jaina Solo is a Jedi student of Luke Skywalker. Like her father, she is also a crack pilot and skilled mechanic. Like her mother, she is a born leader.

Jaina Solo’s appearance in the Star Wars Black Series line is something of an outlier under Disney’s stewardship of the franchise. Jaina was the winner of a Hasbro fans poll that ended up causing acrimony amongst some collectors due to the way that Expanded Universe fans organised themselves for a unified vote. Given that the nomination of Jaina was a reaction to Rey in The Force Awakens it’s surprising that Disney let the result stand. The mouse wasn’t as lenient for the next fan vote, when several valid selections were thrown from the ballot.

Given the way that the Sequel Trilogy has unfolded it’s difficult not to feel a bit of positive bias towards Jaina Solo, even if I’m not hugely familiar with the Expanded Universe stories she takes part in. But, this is a review of the toy rather than a commentary on Star Wars overall (because there’s not enough of that on this blog already) – so let’s see how Black Series Jaina Solo figure holds up in its own right…

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