<![CDATA[My Star Wars Collection - Blog]]>Mon, 22 Feb 2016 02:23:09 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[LEGO Star Wars Elite Clone Trooper and Commando Droid B 9488 LEGO]]>Sat, 08 Sep 2012 14:01:31 GMThttp://mystwarscollection.weebly.com/blog/-lego-star-wars-elite-clone-trooper-and-commando-droid-b-9488-lego$12.45 on Amazon
From the Manufacturer: The Separatists have sent a new droid enemy to attack the forces of the Republic, but the clone army’s elite troopers have a new weapon of their own: the powerful Republic artillery cannon. With elevating turret and ...
 
Includes 4 minifigures: ARC trooper, ARF trooper and 2 commando droids
Features Republic artillery cannon and 5 weapons
Republic artillery cannon features flick missile

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<![CDATA[LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia [Hardcover]]]>Sat, 07 Jan 2012 13:54:29 GMThttp://mystwarscollection.weebly.com/blog/lego-star-wars-character-encyclopedia-hardcover
By AverageGuyShopper This review is from: LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia (Hardcover)

On a whim, I purchased this book for my son to enjoy reading about his LEGO Star Wars figurines. Upon receipt, I thumbed through the pages and was totally blown away with the detailed pictures and fun and obscure facts that the publisher had put together in this compilation of LEGO SW history. 

I posted a few pictures above to illustrate some of the amazing detail this book has -- also note the entire list of figures listed in the two page table of contents. 

First off, the book is not too large, and could be easily carried around by a five year old. It is hardcover and the glossy pages are printed on thick paper. The colors in the pictures are lively and the layout of each page is very organized and easy to follow. The publisher/authors definitely put a lot of thought into the presentation of each lego figure. About 1/4 of the thickness of the book is taken up by a cardboard insert that holds the heroic scoundrel Han Solo. He looks pretty clean cut and is wearing the medal given at the end of Episode IV by Princess Leia. He even has Han's smirk on his face. This figure is an exclusive to this book, so if you want to add him to your collection, you need to buy this book. 

Each individual figure is color classified into the episode they appear, as can be seen in the table of contents. The figures are printed quite large, around 7-8 inches tall, with exceptional detail. Droids are also included. A small descriptive blurb is in the top corner of each page. Then a "data file" box will tell you which year, lego set#/name, # pieces, and # of variants of manufacture. Lots of smaller white boxes point out all kinds of details about each and every figure, such as: 
1) "Stolen imperial binoculars hang from Han's torso" p. 92 
2) "On duty on Hoth, Leia wears her hair back in braids. This Lego hair piece is also seen on Leia in her Endor outfit (p.139)" p. 93 
3) "Lando's exclusive cape is blue on the outside and yellow on the inside. It is a status symbol that distinguishes him as Baron Administrator of Cloud City." p. 111 
4) "Yoda's head is made from rubber, like the Plo Koon (p.164), Kit Fisto (p.45) and classic Yoda (p.17) minifigures" p. 158 
5) "Only one other Lego astromech droid has a blue status display, R2Q2 (p.201)" p.46 

As can be read above, the book is quite good about cross-referencing pages to give the reader the ability to quickly find the same attribute in other figures. When appropriate, a nice colorful picture of the actual Lego set from the whence the figure originates is also included. Additional boxes also appear with pictures of variant figures including very rare figurines created for very specific events (like a bronze Bobba Fett). At the end of book, an index is provided that lists ALL the lego set#'s the figure has ever appeared in. You can then go to the Lego website to find the set (you must use the Holobrick archive, not regular search box): 

I believe every single human, alien, and droid figure in the Lego Star Wars universe up to this point is included in this book -- even the obscure and very limited event specific ones. The way this book was put together, from the large high quality pictures, the fun descriptions, cross references, esoteric facts, figure variants, and lego set#'s makes this book truly encyclopedic. I was very impressed with this book... and I think my 5 year old will enjoy it too.


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<![CDATA[Star Wars Character Encyclopedia [Hardcover]]]>Sat, 07 Jan 2012 13:50:31 GMThttp://mystwarscollection.weebly.com/blog/star-wars-character-encyclopedia-hardcover
By James Pernikoff (Marietta, Georgia USA)
This review is from: Star Wars Character Encyclopedia (Hardcover)

This delightful little book features just about all of the recognizable characters from all six "Star Wars" movies, including droids, creatures, and certain groups (like the Gamorrean Guards, Stormtroopers and X-Wing Pilots, for example). Even characters who I recognized but didn't even know the name of are featured. 

Of course a few appear more than once, where their identity changed (Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, etc.). About the only omission are the individual Podracers, who (aside from the dastardly Sebulba) are all featured on one page. And some entries are on pages with a black, rather than white, background (and not necessarily signifying evil vs. good), which makes them a bit harder to read. 

No matter; this is an indispensable reference to "Star Wars" fans, young and old. But it only applies to the six movies of the saga; characters from "Clone Wars" are featured in their own book, and characters from the "extended Universe" are not here, either. But if you want to know more about General Grievous, Sy Snootles or Zam Wesell, they're all in here!

$10.15

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<![CDATA[Chrome R2-D2]]>Sat, 08 Oct 2011 12:52:27 GMThttp://mystwarscollection.weebly.com/blog/post-title-click-and-type-to-edit125 years ago, the world was first introduced to the wonders of the Star Wars universe. George Lucas' fantasy not only revolutionized the film industry, but also changed forever the way kids dream and play. From the saga's very beginning, Kenner/Hasbro and Lucasfilm have teamed to recreate the fun and excitement of the Star Wars movies through their action figures, vehicles, and play sets designed for kids of all ages. A quarter of a century later, Star Wars remains as popular and relevant as ever. With the saga ready to embark on its latest adventure with Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Hasbro has created its most detailed, authentic, and (most importantly) fun Star Wars toys yet to thrill a whole new generation of fans.
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<![CDATA[C-3PO (Golden, Limited Edition of 10,000) - LEGO Star Wars Figure! ]]>Sat, 08 Oct 2011 12:49:54 GMThttp://mystwarscollection.weebly.com/blog/c-3po-golden-limited-edition-of-10000-lego-star-wars-figureThis figure seems to be well made, and is VERY rare, they were randomly inserted in LEGO Star Wars Sets in 2008, only 10,000 were made WORLDWIDE. It is not made of real gold however, it is a chrome golden color.
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<![CDATA[Rare Slave Princess Leia ]]>Fri, 07 Oct 2011 21:45:27 GMThttp://mystwarscollection.weebly.com/blog/post-title-click-and-type-to-edit ]]><![CDATA[Lego Star Wars the Visual Dictionary ]]>Fri, 07 Oct 2011 21:42:55 GMThttp://mystwarscollection.weebly.com/blog/lego-star-wars-the-visual-dictionary
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<![CDATA[Star Wars Blueprints Rebel Edition ]]>Fri, 07 Oct 2011 21:38:14 GMThttp://mystwarscollection.weebly.com/blog/star-wars-blueprints-rebel-edition ]]><![CDATA[Star Wars the Clone Wars Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]]>Fri, 07 Oct 2011 21:36:32 GMThttp://mystwarscollection.weebly.com/blog/star-wars-the-clone-wars-original-motion-picture-soundtrack ]]><![CDATA[First Post!]]>Fri, 07 Oct 2011 21:23:19 GMThttp://mystwarscollection.weebly.com/blog/first-postThis is a blog where you can find some pretty cool Star Wars things. ]]>