A regularly updated blog about my vintage Kenner Star Wars toy collection. Some stuff that I've recently acquired; some stuff that I've had since I was a kid. Some rare, some common, but all sharing the warmth, charm and character of the "first generation" of Star Wars toys - the ones we played with as kids in the late '70s and early '80s.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Just wanted to post by way of explanation why the blog updates have been slow of late... it's because we're moving house and even apart from having no time to update the blog, all of my stuff is actually packed away in boxes right now.
But all will be back to better-than-normal soon as the basement rec room of our new house has a dedicated "Star Wars corner" that will soon be filled with IKEA "Besta" units and tons of vintage Kenner SW goodness :-)
Stay tuned for updates...
Monday, April 1, 2013
One of the coolest vehicles, in my opinion, had to be the AT-ST or as we called it back in the day, the "Chicken Walker". I recently came across this ESB-boxed example on eBay for a good price - it was missing the pintle-mounted blaster (as many are) but I had a loose example I scavenged for the part so it worked out well.
The box features another fantastic Kenner tableau that I've replicated below...
By the way, anybody notice anything funny about the figures used in the box art, or more particularly, their weapons? The AT-AT Commander (or for we in Canada who bought it from Sears, "General Veers") is toting the blaster that came with the "Rebel Commander" and "Luke Skywalker in Hoth Gear" figures, not the weapon he was packaged with, the so-called "Bespin blaster".
I like this toy a lot and I'm glad to have one in an ESB box. It also came in an RotJ box, but it's so much better to avoid any notion of Ewoks altogether ;-)