Monday, 14 June 2010

Psychiatrist with too much time on his hands!

I would have thought his time is better spent on people on the real world. And let's face it I think we all new Darth Vader had some mental health issues. For a start as a young boy lots of older men took and interest him and groomed him in the ways of the force.

If you tried that these days, you would be straight off to jail.

Anyway, the Sun thinks this is worth reporting, Read it here.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Adidas fucks up the Star Wars Cantina

Is it just me, or is this not very good. OK, technically it is clever. But the content is really very poor. I can't believe Lucas let this one get through.

I just don't see the point. The 'acting' is terrible, the idea is shit. All this time effort and money on a bad idea.

They should have put this much effort into the Star Wars special editions.

Terrahawks - Treehawk

Managed to get another of the Terrahawks ships off ebay a while back. This time the Treehawk made by Bandai Popy in 1983. These are really great toys, and built properly out of good solid materials with a nice chunk of metal.

This toy is based on one of the duller ships from the show. It is essentially a cylinder with a jet on the end. They have spiced it up a bit with some fold out wings and landing gear. And the nose cone fires forwards on the press of a button. The colour scheme is the same for all the ships, a bright orange (mainly plastic) and then a silver metal. These larger ships all come with firing missiles, and unless you get a boxed one you will be lucky to get a ship with the bullets.

One thing I never understood about this toy line was the lack of enemies. With the figures you get a single enemy, Zelda. And there are no enemy ships. So as a child who were you supposed to fight against.

The best toy in the line was the large Zeroid, so it would have been great to have one of Zelda's cubes in the same size to fight against. But this never happened which is a real shame.

These toys are well worth picking up, and as I have said before you can get them pretty cheap if you are patient. Conditions vary as they do have some small details, in this case the wings and landing gear, that are easily broken.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Medical Frigate Leia - What's up with her legs

This was one of the figures I picked up at TK Maxx the other week in Taunton. It is the Wave 6 Medical Frigate Leia figure in the Legacy line. Leia figures have often been a bit on the poor quality side and this one is no exception. The face and overall sculpt are ok. The soft goods skirt is passable, but does look way out of scale in texture.

My big problem with this figure is the legs. OK, I know the skirt covers them, but if you are going to put a cloth skirt on, then you should expect people to look underneath.

Her legs are just weird. She reminds me on the Cartoon character Crazy Legs Crane, as they are so thin and bendy. It looks like she has suffered from rickets.

Other than the legs the figure is just ok. If it wasn't for the U-3po droid piece I think I would have left this one on the peg for someone else to buy.