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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

C is for Command...'Star Wars' Command, V - Big Boys

Two bigger sets were available, I only got one, the other wasn't worth the effort, being a sub-scale Star Destroyer and what looked to be mostly duplicate figures, and not many of them! Also the only one I saw hadn't been reduced...that's a big chunk of ABS or Polypropylene and must owe Hasbro a shed-load of money!

But the Millennium Falcon gave-up a nice selection of Hoth based figures, two mini-vehicles of vague compatibility with Galoob stuff (MM's or Action Fleet) and the larger Millennium Falcon which I kept as a better scaled model for Galoob's figures.

Big box and poster images, it's a shame this series is reported to be dying a death and it's not that they didn't promote it well, they did, but like the recent Horrible History figures, one feels they should have stuck with it for a couple of 'seasons' to see if it would grow. Especially with the new movies on the way...but these companies are all run like banks or charities or outsourced utilities or private hospitals now...Thatcherite-Raganomic money men rule the decision-making process, not toy men!

Box art...I've been trying to track down the 54mm green Star Wars knock-offs from about 8/10 years ago, when I do I'll compare and contrast. That's what I like best about these sets...'Army Men' colours!

That's it.

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