Archive for November 2012
Weequay and Nikto. Two criminally underrated action figures out of the very large array of Kenner toys from 1983′s “Return of the Jedi”. Told you these cats would be back!
I received a very nice note this morning from a new admirer wondering if I could share any making-of photos. As it turns out I don’t have very many shots like this. Despite publishing over 200 photos on this blog in the past few years I only have a grand total of 7 making-of shots. And now you’re looking at them. I’ll definitely try to be better about it going forward and maybe do this type of post with some regularity.
(Pssst. Heads up! The annual contest is coming up in January. I expect awesome work out of all of you!)
Yes, yes… I know Weequay and Nikto aren’t bounty hunters. It felt like a cool title just the same. And by the way, hauling out the vintage Nikto and Weequay figures for this reminded me of just how underrated those two ROTJ guys really are. You’ll be seeing more of them in the very near future.
The sculpt of the vintage ‘The Emperor’ action figure kind of gives me the creeps. Compared to most other vintage Kenner action figures, it’s remarkably detailed. Under normal light and with the naked eye, you don’t really notice it. But turn out the lights and get up in his grill with a magnifying camera lens? He really looks like he’s staring me down and ready to wipe that smirk clean off my face. Another excellent example of Kenner doing extraordinary work in the later years of the original Star Wars toys.