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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.

Friday, March 8, 2019

B is for Battle at Sarlacc's Pit

Another board game now, the Return of the Jedi licensed Sarlacc's Pit game from Parker, a super game for figure collectors, but not if they are a bit discerning as the figures are pretty poor, and with no board or box to look at (went to 'recyc' years before I had a digital camera) it's the figures or nothing here Peeps!

Battle At Sarlacc's Pit; Board Game; Board Game Playing Pieces; Boardgame Pieces; Bobba Fett; Bounty Hunter; Chewbacca; Game; Game Playing Pieces; Gamorrean Guard; Gamorrean Guards; Han Solo; Jabba The Hutt; Jedi Knights; JTH; Leia Skywalker; Luke Skywalker; Nikto; Parker Board Game; Parker Brothers; Parker Toys; Playing Pieces; Princess Leia; Rancor Keeper; Return of the Jedi; ROTJ; Sarlacc's Pit; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Star Wars Toys; Star Wars VI; TJF;
Good Guys! From the left - Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca. Sculpts are poor, paint is poorer, but they are recognisable, so all is not lost and a repaint would give you four more figures for a Wizards of the Coast collection, which they are vague matches for, size wise!

Battle At Sarlacc's Pit; Board Game; Board Game Playing Pieces; Boardgame Pieces; Bobba Fett; Bounty Hunter; Chewbacca; Game; Game Playing Pieces; Gamorrean Guard; Gamorrean Guards; Han Solo; Jabba The Hutt; Jedi Knights; JTH; Leia Skywalker; Luke Skywalker; Nikto; Parker Board Game; Parker Brothers; Parker Toys; Playing Pieces; Princess Leia; Rancor Keeper; Return of the Jedi; ROTJ; Sarlacc's Pit; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Star Wars Toys; Star Wars VI; TJF;
Bad Guys! As you were - Nikto, Jabba the Hutt and Bobba Fett. The bounty hunter looks like a street cleaner from Blade-Runner, the Nikto looks like an Ewok on steroids and JTH looks like a blancmange which has been left too long in the sun!

Battle At Sarlacc's Pit; Board Game; Board Game Playing Pieces; Boardgame Pieces; Bobba Fett; Bounty Hunter; Chewbacca; Game; Game Playing Pieces; Gamorrean Guard; Gamorrean Guards; Han Solo; Jabba The Hutt; Jedi Knights; JTH; Leia Skywalker; Luke Skywalker; Nikto; Parker Board Game; Parker Brothers; Parker Toys; Playing Pieces; Princess Leia; Rancor Keeper; Return of the Jedi; ROTJ; Sarlacc's Pit; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Star Wars Toys; Star Wars VI; TJF;
The Gamorrean Guard however is a much better sculpt and better painted, to the point where you think it must be a different sculptor, and possibly a separate sub-contracting factory? I'm not saying it is, but that's the impression given by the sudden improvement in overall finish on the one figure sculpt!

If you've got any of the figures from this set sitting in your TBS pile, it's likely to be this chap as there are a bunch of them in every set; six . . . eight or maybe ten . . . I've put them away and can't remember the total, but they are like the 'pawns' of the game - and chief Sarlacc food!

Battle At Sarlacc's Pit; Board Game; Board Game Playing Pieces; Boardgame Pieces; Bobba Fett; Bounty Hunter; Chewbacca; Game; Game Playing Pieces; Gamorrean Guard; Gamorrean Guards; Han Solo; Jabba The Hutt; Jedi Knights; JTH; Leia Skywalker; Luke Skywalker; Nikto; Parker Board Game; Parker Brothers; Parker Toys; Playing Pieces; Princess Leia; Rancor Keeper; Return of the Jedi; ROTJ; Sarlacc's Pit; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Star Wars; Star Wars Toys; Star Wars VI; TJF;
Same marking on all eight sculpts, the 'board' was a hex-decked skiff, suspended over the Sarlacc's maw, all in card, which folded and slotted together to create a theatrical 'vignette' playing area.

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