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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Ric Olié (Episode I) Review

Ric Olie Figure Review | Green Card Back - Star Wars Action Figures 1995-2000The Phantom Menace, 1999

Accessories: Helmet, Naboo Blaster
Appears in: The Phantom Menace

Card Back: Ric Olié is the pilot of the ill-fated Naboo spacecraft carrying Queen Amidala to Coruscant, the capital of the Galactic Republic. Their quest is to recruit help for the besieged planet of Naboo.

When the first wave of figures for The Phantom Menace was revealed way back in early ’99 I distinctly remember seeing the spacer garb of Ric Olié and thinking “this is a cool-looking character that I want to know more about”. I was under the impression that this pilot of the Queen’s fleet was going to have a bigger role in the film than he ultimately did, and perhaps play some kind of Han Solo-esque rogue who would teach young Anakin the first things he needed to know about flying. Continue reading