Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Star Wars Rebels 3.75"



I don't write about Star Wars here on the Super-DuperToyBox much, but there's no doubt the franchise influenced my fascination with sci-fi and pop culture in general, and this blog started 5 years ago with my finding an original Kenner 15" Darth Vader- just like the one I had from childhood. I'm more excited about the forthcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed  than I have been concerning the subject in some time, regardless of Disney's involvement, and impulsively picked these Star Wars Rebels figures up while marveling at how much Star Wars merchandise was on the pegs while out window shopping a couple weekends ago. I knew nothing of the animated show these characters are part of, but they were on sale and it was fun to buys some new Star Wars figures.



Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus are a young pickpocket with Force abilities, and his young Jedi counterpart in the Star Wars Rebels show, visually inspired by conceptual artist Ralph McQuarrie's original Star Wars artwork. These are 5-point gang just like I grew up on, so they don't have a great deal of free-standing posing options, but I like their colors and their lightsabers are way better than we got in the '70s and '80s...





Ezra came with a stormtrooper helmet, and both came with extra accessories that can be combined with other figures from the line. Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus obviously fill the typecast of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in the Rebels story, the scrappy young dreamer and experienced, world-weary warrior...





Garazeb Orrelios & C1-10P "Chopper" are very reminiscent of McQuarrie's conceptual renderings of Chewbacca and R2-D2, because of which they most remind me of the sense  of wonder I felt as a child when first exposed to the weird and wonderful world of Star Wars....




Garazeb Orrelios comes with a missile launcher that works quite effectively...


A couple Christmas ago, my nephew got me this unidentified Astromech R2 droid, which looks a lot like R2-D2. With age I've become more fond of the droid characters, and robots in general...


These two make a fun pair and really remind me of the Star Wars of my youth!


More Later- Make It FUN!

1 comment:

  1. Cool figurines. We havent watched the TV series yet.

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