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Carbonite Photoshoot

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My favorite part from Empire Strikes Back is the entire Bespin sequence. Last post I showed you the vintage Micro Collection Bespin sets I recently found. Now I want to show you some photos taken with vintage Kenner Star Wars figures, using the 2000s Power of the Jedi Carbonite Playset. Click below for more photos. …continue reading Carbonite Photoshoot


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Vintage Star Wars Micro Collection Bespin Playsets

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Ed Note: This article has been updated with new photos of the complete Bespin World playset!
I got a great haul at the Nov 2021 Pasadena Toy Show in Maryland last weekend. Among other treasures, I nabbed these two complete-in-box vintage Kenner Star Wars Micro Collection Bespin playsets, the Control Room and the Gantry. Click below to see more pics!
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Vintage Kenner Star Wars Photo Shoot

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Continuing on an earlier post about recreating the Dagobah packaging photo, I’ve kept the ball rolling (I have tons of time on my hands) and continued to photograph my vintage Star Wars collection in the style of the 1980s Kenner packaging. Click below for a lot more! …continue reading Vintage Kenner Star Wars Photo Shoot


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R2-3X (300% 3D Printed R2-D2)

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I’m starting to dabble in the world of Kenner-style Star Wars customs, after restoring a rough 3.75″ R2-D2, dubbed Repro-D2, I got the bug and wanted a slightly larger project. 3 times as large. I purchased an STL file of the original Kenner R2 and had it 3D printed at 300%, roughly the size of a beer can. This size allows for cool photos, that would be impossible to take with an original size R2 action figure. Read on for some progress photos during construction, and more creative photography with my R2-3X.
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Grail Acquisition: Vintage Dagobah Playset

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When I was a kid I always wanted “Yoda’s House” playset; this was one of the mighty grails that I never got. But now I’ve restored one and collected all the figures on the packaging, I’m ready to celebrate and show off. I had been eyeballing purchasing a vintage Dagobah playset for some time, but it was finding a mostly complete set with a box in good condition that made this too hard to pass up. Not only is the box in reasonable condition, but I love the retail stickers on it. Not only was this particular box clearanced, it ended seems it ended up at $3! THREE DOLLARS?! Holy crap.

Click below for a ton more pics, including my attempt at recreating this packaging shot.
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