Jun 23, 2015

Boring Conversation Anyway™ Episode 56: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back Toy Commentary

'Boring Strikes Back' ...The wait is over as we finally returned at the weekend with our Podcast 'Boring Conversation Anyway' .Top toy experts Dan Curto, Dorksidetoys, Yakface & myself took the best film ever (debate!) and looked at it from a toy perspective... Look out for 'Return of the Jedi' A Toy Commentary soon. Some very rough show notes below.


  1. probe droid hasbro, sideshow, vintage? Liked the recon on hoth pack
  2. tauntaun, best one is 3.75” recent vintage collection? http://amzn.to/1LqRDUd 6” is good
  3. Han, still prefer blue! http://amzn.to/1ez8H0i Always wanted the Vintage figure to have a working holster http://amzn.to/1ez95f1
  4. Steady girl! Tauntaun is a girl!  Love the 6” wampa http://www.dorksidetoys.com/Star-Wars-Black-Series-6-Deluxe-Case-Pack-Han-Sol-p/hassw98276.htm but could have had the belly easily I think, but always remineded of ‘I want you inside me’ http://underscoopfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/tauntaun-comic-blue-milk-special.jpg
  5. Hoth General has strepsils on his uniform I swear
  6. Leia padded uniform was a bugger to get in the VC packaging for me...
  7. We need a good Ord Mantell nonEU story now!
  8. Love the vintage R2-Persicope packaging just blue background, designer off work that day!
  9. I always, always wanted the missing wampa sequences http://www.dorksidetoys.com/Star-Wars-Black-Series-6-Deluxe-Case-Pack-Han-Sol-p/hassw98276.htm and ultimately the doorway with threepio tearing the warning sign off in the movie. LEGO made a version.
  10. 2-1b with legs chopped off http://amzn.to/1GdQSuk always fascinated by the clear body on thje orioginal vintage figure and really one of the first figures to have that, ever I think…
  11. Have we ever had a Hoth hologram Obi wan?
  12. Laugh it up fuzzball! Scruffy looking nerfherder
  13. Incest!
  14. We’ve done pretty well for imperial officers over the years across lego, kenner and hasbro http://amzn.to/1ezasKE but never enough crew army builders
  15. Vader, how many! Black Series 6” was a belter I thought now up to $45 per figure http://amzn.to/1K3tPHh I smell repack at one stage/resculpt.
  16. 20.54 in the movie and 2-1b’s console has a mini shield generator on control panel-just throwing that in there!
  17. Luke snowspeeder http://amzn.to/1Lb5gZJ
  18. Han’s Treadwell droid? Never had it!? And of course recent TVC vintage falcon, another super high point for hasbro, best vehicle ever? http://amzn.to/1FtUW80
  19. Anything finer than vintage AT-AT and AT-ST? http://amzn.to/1ezbgPR real high points for Hasbro
  20. Rebel radar dishes were huge in recent-ish sets but always loved the old playsets, and this movie gave us a bunch Cloud City Playset (Sears Exclusive)
  21. Dagobah Action Playset, Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Set, http://www.rebelscum.com/vintHothIcePlanet.asp Imperial Attack Base, http://www.rebelscum.com/vintImpAttackBase.asp Rebel Command Center, Turret and Probot
  22. Old Armadillo rebel cruiser was an odd toy!
  23. NEVER EVER enough snowtroopers made, or guns! bring back the vintage accessories and small vehicle mini rigs http://www.starwars.com/news/offscreen-but-not-forgotten-mini-rigs-body-rigs-and-other-kenner-vehicles
  24. Vintage x-wing of only a year or two ago was a beaut!
  25. Old vintage accessories of gas masks I loved!
  26. I guess space slug set just never gonna work, we did get a mynock set.
  27. 300th darth vader with mediation was a failed but cool idea. So many were discounted.


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