Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Philippines Could Have Been Luke Skywalker's Home

Star Wars Philippines Manila
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I was searching the net on where Star Wars: A New Hope was first shown in the Philippines. One of the results led me to a post on TIME history website entitled 5 Surprising Star Wars Facts from 1977 and it mentioned that if George Lucas had no skin issues, the shooting location could have been in one of the jungles in the Philippines. Maybe Palawan, Bohol and Mindanao could be potential spots.

Check out the whole story here: 5 Surprising Star Wars Facts, Straight From 1977

If this plan pushed through then I believe many factors in the film will change. They are as follows:

1. Lars Homestead - Luke's home
2. Landspeeder
3. Sandtroopers and Dewbacks
4. Sand People
5. Mos Eisley
6. Droids
7. Character wardrobes
8. Jawas and its Sandcrawler

Can you think of other factors that would change if Luke's home was in the jungle?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Cad Bane in Denal Disguise - Sideshow Collectibles

Cad Bane Sideshow

One of the most memorable moment I had during the phenomenal Force Friday event was winning Maxicollector's force friday giveaway contest which was launched on their Instagram account: @maxicollector. The awesome price is to take home a Cad Bane in Denal Disguise - Sixth Scale Figure by Sideshow Collectibles!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Force Awakens 2015 Toy Releases On Force Friday

It has been 10 years since the last Star Wars sequel Revenge of the Sith was seen on the big screen. As the countdown for the next episode The Force Awakens comes to a close this coming December 18, 2015, Hasbro will be finally releasing its first wave of TFA toys this September 4, 2015. This is the date when it was declared as "Force Friday" when all toy stores in the galaxy will simultaneously put on the shelves the new TFA toys.

Below are some of the toys taken from Hasbro's catalog which includes the following items:

1. Blasters and Masks
2. Star Wars Bladebuilders Lightsabers
3. 3.75" Figures and Vehicles
4. 12" Figures & Vehicles
5. Micro Machines Vehicles and Playsets
6. Furbacca and Remote Control BB-8
7. Black Series figures and vehicles
8. Black series Titanium Series
9. Black Series Force FX Lightsabers

Scroll down the get the download link.

The Force Awaken Toys

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bandai 6" C3PO Model Kit Review

bandai c3po star wars

This is my third Bandai Star Wars action figure model kit, C3PO. He's one of the most iconic character when it comes to droids that belong to the rebel alliance. Treepio's shiny gold plated body and unique accent who can translate 6 million forms of communication makes this protocol droid very popular to the fans. Along with his partner R2D2, together they bring robotic humor to the film.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Amazing Star Wars Inspired Videos

The Star Wars Saga is one of the most inspiring movies of all time. The number of fans are getting bigger and bolder that you can almost compare them to the stars in the galaxy. With these brilliant videos which are mostly created by Star Wars fans, the excitement rushes into hyperspace for the upcoming new episodes in the big screen.

Let the countdown begin as we brace ourselves for Star Wars The Force Awakens!

Enjoy the videos.

Monday, May 18, 2015

My Own Stormtrooper AT-AT Walker Happy Meal

Stormtrooper ATAT Happy Meal Toy

I was cleaning my 1:1 EFX A New Hope Stormtrooper helmet when I accidentally placed it above the POTF AT-AT Walker. The second time I look at them, it came to my mind that there's a small toy that looks exactly like this. I googled and found out that it was a McDonald's Stormtrooper AT-AT Happy Meal Toy!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Bandai 1/12 Star Wars Stormtrooper Model Kit

Bandai Stormtrooper

This is my first time to assemble a Star Wars action figure model kit and I'm excited to explore the construction process and how it would look like when it's done. I read and watched many nice reviews on Bandai model kits so when they finally released their Star Wars kits, I said "Man I should get one of those!" First pick is my favorite-Stormtrooper!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Tips When Going To A Toy Convention

toycon ph

Every year many toy collectors gather in a much awaited toy conventions which usually happen in the months of December, January, April, March and June. Toy conventions or toy fairs are a much better alternative when looking for rare and vintage items that you don't usually see in your regular toy stores. You can even get them at bargain prices or if you are lucky enough, they could come complete in packaging.

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Toy Collector Getup

Toy Collectors Philippines

When I usually go to toy conventions or go toy hunting at malls, I never fail to observe my fellow toy collectors how they usually dress up and I can tell anyhow if he is one. Here I have listed some usual getups to help you identify a toy collector so it would be easier to approach them in meetup transactions.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Adventure Time Invades McDonald's PH

Recently my wife was asking me to accompany her to McDonald's to check out their new Happy Meal featuring Cartoon Network's Adventure Time. I was not a big fan of McDonald's Happy Meal items until I got a chance to try out the Jake and Finn toy figures.

mcdonalds happy meal adventure time

Oh mind you, it was for my daughters not mine! When they asked me to open the happy meal box, I already admired the paint job. By the way, the box comes with a cut and fold papercraft so be sure to check it out. Paint job looks nice as compared to the original Adventure Time figures by Jazwares. I think these variants can lineup with the 6 inch scales when you consider Finn to a boy's height.