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Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight #03 Star Wars Black Series 6 Inch Action Figure
Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight #03 Star Wars Black Series 6 Inch Action Figure
Offered by Roy's Online
Price: £25.90

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3.0 out of 5 stars The Force is not so strong in this one..., 15 Nov 2014
Another Luke Skywalker...

We now and one from each of the original Star Wars Movies, and the further along in the movies they got, the worse the figure.

Now I am not saying this figure is bad, but it is not that good. The face sculpts are getting worse on the Luke Skywalker figures as they get made. Again the skin tone is getting lighter, but we not have really dark brown hair, which makes the skin tone seem even lighter. Also the eyes are painted rally bad. They look like Disney character eyes, bit bright eyes that are too big for the head...

Also the figure is really thin. I think that he must have gone on one hell of a diet between episodes V and VI...

The Lightsaber is also a let down. In the R2 D2 figure that we got a while ago, we received a Luke Skywalker lightsaber to store in his secret compartment like he did in the film. This was really nicely painted with silver paint. This one is a dull grey paint and no where near as nice as the one we got with R2 D2... Also the green blade is wickedly curved on mine (and on a few others that I have seen reviewed online) so am guessing there might have been something wrong with the batches and it's not a one off.

This is a shame.

But at least now we can recreate the Death Star battle from episode VI now... That's one good thing. Isn't it?


SH Figuarts Dragon Ranger (japan import)
SH Figuarts Dragon Ranger (japan import)

5.0 out of 5 stars Go Go Power Rangers!, 15 Nov 2014
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A very nice and detailed little figure. It stands just over 5 inches big so don't expect a huge figure for the money that you will pay. I got mine for £40 from Amazon and was shipped from japan (I did not get any import charges but that might have been a fluke as I thought they were payable on anything over £15!)

A highly articulated and very detailed representation of "Tommy" the Green Ranger. As this was a Japan import mine was labelled as "Dragonranger", but hey! It's the same figure.

The helmet sculpt is fantastic and looks exactly like the helmet form the TV series (minus the clips on the outside, but this is a 5 inch figure and not a full sized thing!)

The dragon shield is a sold plastic piece glued together, so don't try to take it off of the figure.

The figure comes with a variety of hands and different poses, closed fist, open fist, "dragon flute" fists and a few others. The figure also comes with the dragon dagger and the sword of darkness, so you can have a good green ranger, or a bad one. A nice touch I think.

The dragon dagger can fit in the sheath on the figure, but the sword of darkness has no sheath.

Over all a great figure, would I recommend? If you are not a fan of the Might Morphin Power rangers then of course not as there is no point of you getting this (unless you like S.H. Figuarts or the colour green...)

If you are a fan of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers then get this. There are some sellers who are selling this for over £100, which I would not recommend as the figure is only about 5 inches tall. But if you can get this for a decent price (I think £40 with free p&p was a steal!) then grab yourself some Green ranger fun!


MAGNET Expert Ltd  297 x 210 x 0.85mm A4 Gloss White Flexible Magnetic Sheet for Arts and Crafts
MAGNET Expert Ltd 297 x 210 x 0.85mm A4 Gloss White Flexible Magnetic Sheet for Arts and Crafts
Offered by Sign Making and Supplies
Price: £2.89

3.0 out of 5 stars Magnetic, 15 Nov 2014
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Not particularly strong and is not strong enough for what aI wanted. However it would be very good for making fridge magnets (which is what this will be used for now)


Star Wars 'The Black Series' 6-inch Figure: #11 Luke SkyWalker
Star Wars 'The Black Series' 6-inch Figure: #11 Luke SkyWalker
Price: £13.19

4.0 out of 5 stars Star Wars, 15 Nov 2014
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Lots of people have had some bad stuff to say about the Black series, however so far the ones I have been pretty much perfect. Standing at a nice height (6 inches - who knew) with reasonable stability and very good possibility these figures are a great new addition to the Star Wars toy lines.

This one in particular is nice. The head mould is reasonable good, not perfect. You still know that it is Luke Skywalker from Episode V but the Luke in X-Wing suite looks closer. The skin colour is also quite pale.

The moulded texture of the training suite that he is wearing (I think it is anyway - left over for Yoda's training??) and the lightsaber and pistol are nice. Both have storage on the belt and the figure holds them securely. Both are nicely detailed and painted and the lightsaber, which Luke inherited from his father (Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader) is much better that the one that comes with Anakin Skywalker.

A nice addition to the 6 inch Black series.


Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen - N.E.S.T Global Alliance - Deluxe Class - 94565 - Level 3 Advanced Conversion - Lockdown Decepticon
Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen - N.E.S.T Global Alliance - Deluxe Class - 94565 - Level 3 Advanced Conversion - Lockdown Decepticon

4.0 out of 5 stars Lockdown, 30 Sep 2014
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I got this because I saw the newer Transformers film and liked the character of Lockdown, however I did not like his toy (not been a fan of the live action movie toys). I knew that they had released one for the revenge of the Fallen film (how did they know?) that was loosely based on the Transformers Animated character.

I prefer this figure to the AOE film one. It is tall enough to be taller than the Transformers generations line and transformers reasonable well and easily. Overall a good addition to my collection


Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Complete Season One [DVD] [2009]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Complete Season One [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Matt Lanter
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £9.78

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4.0 out of 5 stars A solid start to the Clone Wars, 30 Sep 2014
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First season:

After the iffy Star Wars: The Clone wars movie that introduced us to this new look Star Wars came the first season (yes, I know this is an obvious thing to say). I write this in 2014 after re-watching the series again.

There are, like most seasons of anything, good episodes and not so good episodes.

Not so good episodes:

• Bombad Jedi – Jar jar binks episode where the battle droids mistake Jar Jar for a Jedi… (yep…)
• Blue Shadow Virus – The Separatists secretly invade Naboo and are creating a bio weapon.

Best Episodes:

• Rookies – A small group of clones must fend for themselves against droid commandos
• Lair of Grievous – Kit Fisto and his Mon Calamari ex padawan local Grievous hidden lair.

I have picked these as the stand out episodes for the best and worst. The season finale was not great and really didn’t leave you waiting for season 2 to begin, however I felt that these two episodes were the most noticeable. I find most Jar Jar Binks episode a chore to get through as they try and make him too clumsy and stupid to try and get the laughs in.

The season is generally good with lots of action and comedy moments between Ashoka, Anakin and Obi Wan. The episode “Rookies” is a clone based episode with only a few minutes of screen time with any Jedi in it. I like this episode because the clones are eager to prove themselves, but are restless and have only just been assigned their first assignment. Again, and like in most episodes Dee Bradley Baker is great as the voice of the clones. Even though he is practically the only voice actor in the episode apart from the droids, you do still think of all of the clones as individual characters.

Some of the space battles are reasonable static, with a group of Republic cruisers on one side and Separatist ships on the other shooting at each other. Towards the end of the season and later seasons these become better and more frantic, but the earlier space battles are very reminiscent of the space battle in Return of the Jedi.

There are some short story arcs spanning 2/3 episodes in this season which are ok stories. You will get to note in the series that they are in no way chronologically accurate. You might get an episode in this season with a certain clone in it who dies, however in season three he might be back for another episode sent before the episode in season one and then he will be gone again until season 5! This can be confusing at times but it is best to just roll with it.

This season generally pulled in nearly 4 million viewers in the U.S (I am in the UK and only saw these on DVD) and is overall, a good solid first season to the new Star Wars. The special features are ok and when I originally got it they had a small book in with it if character designs which was appreciated.


Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Action Figure Wave 2 - Greedo
Star Wars The Black Series 6-Inch Action Figure Wave 2 - Greedo
Offered by Star Action Figures
Price: £24.95

4.0 out of 5 stars A new direction for Star Wars toys, 30 Sep 2014
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The Star Wars Black Series 6 inch figures are well detailed and highly articulated figures.

For someone who appeared in the original film for less than 5 minutes Greedo has a cult following. Whether it was because he was involved in the infamous “who shot first debate” or for some other reason Greedo has become a firm fan favourite.

I know this may seem weird, but it has bugged me for years that when a figure is supposed to hold the gun, the gun is moulded to have the trigger and trigger guard, however the figure has a closed fist so looks like they are holding the grip of the gun below the trigger. Something that has bugged me since I was a child (I know, a weird thing to be annoyed about as a child but it was SO ANNOYING!!!) but I digress…

However these figures (who are made to hold a gun some are made to hold lightsabers) have their hands moulded in a trigger pose. This is something that I really appreciate.

Anyway, to this figure in particular. The moulding is very nice and the colour is good. You can get him into some good positions and his pistol can fit into the holster very securely (something else I appreciate). He has a removable jacket (why? I don’t know…) and stands very well on his own. He is just under 6 inches tall and fits in well with the others in the collection.

For about £20 these are a lot more expensive than the 3 ¾ inch figures we have always had or Star Wars, but the new bigger collection looks like it is going to be a fan favourite.


10" BABY MEERKAT IN BABY GROW/ROMPER SUIT
10" BABY MEERKAT IN BABY GROW/ROMPER SUIT
Offered by Cosmic Gifts Uk
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars very cute, 30 Sep 2014
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Bought this for my Fiancée who absolutely loves it. She prefers this so much more than the compare the market (Meercat) one that you get with them.


Star Wars - The Clone Wars [DVD] [2008]
Star Wars - The Clone Wars [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Matt Lanter
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Seems like a long time ago in a cinema near not too far away, 30 Sep 2014
Released in 2008 (seems so long ago) this was the beginning of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. As I write this in October 2014 unfortunately, the Clone Wars has ended. Not because of poor ratings or bad reviews. Quite the opposite actually. It received generally positive reviews through its 6 years, won multiple Emmy and drew near to 2 million viewers an episode. So why was it cancelled? Disney. When Disney bought Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Clone Wars was one of the first to go. No one knows why exactly? Was it to focus all efforts on the now in production sequel trilogy? Was it so that Disney could focus on a new timeline in the Star Wars universe? Star Wars: Rebels is soon to premiere in the US, set 5 years before Episode IV. Whatever the answer was fans were not pleased. The show was good. Really good. It gave fans e better story that the prequel trilogy and had good stories, excellent set pieces and delved more into Anakin’s gradual turn from good to bad (I never liked Anakin’s fall from grace in the live action movies)

So I thought that I would watch them all again from the beginning. So here goes!

This film was originally planned to be the first 4 episodes of the first season of the TV show apparently the powers that be or more like the Jedi High Council decided that it was so good that they should make this into a feature film…
Was this this right decision? No. In my opinion no. There were much better episodes in the first series than the first few. That is not saying that the film is bad, but it is not as good as the majority of the series.

The premise of the movie covers a few themes and most of them screw with the timeline and broader history of the Star Wars universe.

At the beginning of the film the Clone Wars are in full flow. Anakin and Obi Wan are on a planet battling the droid army (why else would they be there?) and a new padawan is sent to them. This is the introduction of Ashoka Tano and the fact that she has been sent to be Anakins apprentice. Fans were obviously confused with the existence of this character and her role in the SW universe. There had never been mention of Anakin having a padawan learner before and she is not mentioned in Episode III onwards. However this is the introduction of a character that a lot of the Clone Wars features, and a character that fans hated at first, but then loved towards the end. (this is another reasons fans were upset with the show being cancelled, but that’s a story for another seasons review)

After Ashoka is introduces and the battle completes the Jedi are sent on a mission to rescue Jabba’s son (another character out of the blue, who knew Jabba had a son?) and the adventure of rescuing him from a strong hold only accessible through a treacherous climb (one of the best scenes in the film) involving clones and tanks scaling a vertical cliff.
Asajj Ventress makes an appearance as Count Dooku’s assasin and will be a recurring character throughout the series. Also in the film you are introduced to more Hutt’s in addition to Jabba.

Many people did not like the animation, but it got better as the series went on, and it was good to start off with. The voice acting was always great. The movie included the voice talents of Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, and Samuel L. Jackson who all reprised their roles as Count Dooku, C-3PO, and Mace Windu, respectively, from the live action films. Only Anthony Daniels reprises his role throughout the series.

However the other voice acting should not be ignored and is great. Special notes should go to Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano and especially James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Dee Bradley Baker as all of the Clone Troopers. Dee Bradley Baker as all of the Clone Troopers is particularly great, as he manages to make each clone an individual. Even though you know how this ultimately ends, with the Clone troopers obeying order 66 and helping in the near eradication of the Jedi in the battles you still feel that you want the clone troopers to win, and when a Clone trooper is the focus of a story and ultimately meets his fate, you feel like a main character has died.
The film is noticeable as 4 episodes strung together, however it is a good introduction to the characters of the Clone Wars and even if you were not a fan of the movie, this should not prevent you from seeing the series of the Clone Wars and watching some of the best Star Wars that has been released since the original trilogy.


HUE Animation Studio (Blue) for Windows PCs and Apple Mac OS X: complete stop motion animation kit with camera, software and book
HUE Animation Studio (Blue) for Windows PCs and Apple Mac OS X: complete stop motion animation kit with camera, software and book
Offered by premier-express
Price: £79.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stop motion, 5 May 2014
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I have been wanting to try my had at stop motion for a while. All these ideas that I have but have never got around to trying.

I saw that this is mainly aimed at children and schools, but works fine on my laptop. You get the program to load onto your computer, the camera (in a verity of colours to chose from) and even some different coloured plasticine so that you can make your own characters!

The camera is on a flexible neck so you can get different positions. It does not have the zoom capability (you actually have to move the camera closer to the item! Cheek.) but you can focus it. I know that sounds obvious, but you never know with these things.

It takes a bit of time to load it on, then you have to go to their website and authenticate your purchase, then you get the full (I think) programme.

It is reasonable easy to set up once all is done, plug in the camera, load it up using the short cut and off you go. I will admit that ut is annoying that every time that you load it up it defaults to my webcam for the camera, but under "Camera" at the top you just select the Hue camera and there it is.

The programme itself is very basic. You have a verity of colours (all of 6!) to edit the finished movie, one frame at a time by the way, but if you are just doing very basic stop motion, or stop motion that you done want to edit then this one is fine.

It does have a recording capability when editing so you can add voiced or sounds effects to the finished item if you so wish.

All in all this is a great way to get into stop motion. And with the huge amount of free video editing software available on the new then you can just move your movie made on this software into them, and edit them with more cutting edge techniques.

I would defiantly recommend this to anyone who would like to get into stop motion. I have thoroughly enjoyed it.


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