In praise of Star Wars Rebels

I'm changing the name of this blog, and #WeWantLeia is why

I spoil it for Siri

Guest Post: How I came back to Star Wars action figures by YASWB

Beatrice and I watch Star Wars together

[Review] William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher 

Star Wars oil painting exhibit "Sandstorm" opens

Breakneck boredom: an old time Star Wars fan's thoughts on Star Trek Into Darkness

They put me on the news to talk about Star Wars

More from Steve Sansweet on Star Wars and gay marriage

Carmine Infantio has died

I can die happy: I've been interviewed by Dungeons & Dragons

Star Wars Episode 7: All My Children?

What JJ Abrams needs to really succeed with Star Wars 7

Star Wars: The Old Republic is gay--on one planet at least

Tongal and Pringles bring us DYI desecration of Star Wars

Reminiscences about West End Games' Star Wars Roleplaying Game

Here's the biggest Star Wars news of 2012

Stephen Quinn interviews me about Star Wars on CBC Vancouver

Star Wars: modern myth or global franchise?

Parents turn child's 1st birthday into extended Lucasfilm/Hasbro advert

Me reading from A Long Time Ago

Highlights and lowlights of the upcoming Star Wars Celebration VI

Grown men (mostly) dressed up as Lando Calrissian

Beggar's Canyon Toys offer Star Wars toy "restoration" service

Blog's t-shirts banned by Zazzle

Will the real David Prowse please stand up?

LaserSaber: Unlicensed, dangerous and yours for only $99

Is this the future of Star Wars?

Is Star Wars link bait?

Dissent not tolerated at the Prequel Appreciation Society

TSOT discovers its nemesis

Comme des idiots: Star Wars teams up with poncy fashion house

US Christian activist attacks SWTOR for being gay

Yodaphone--the latest product pitch from Star Wars Inc.

Attention tortoise-fanciers: do you like Star Wars?

History of Star Wars as related by a bot

Is Star Wars a travesty of science fiction?

Luke Skywalker and company on the Muppet Show

Yoda now shilling instant soup in Japan

Commander who?

$6000 for a toy you can't even play with

Star Wars underwear

Retro Star Wars decor in my son's bedroom

Phantom Menace 3D: Now With Plot

Star Wars and disco: the forgotten love affair

Will Muschamp: What a guy!

Oi, fanboy: grow up! A reply to Darren Franich


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Yet Another Star Wars Blog

The image above is courtesy of YASWB—Yet Another Star Wars Blog. This Tumblr blog describes itself as follows:

A flashback to the classic Star Wars era and its vintage Star Wars toys, particularly action figures; Revisited with the help of modern Star Wars action figures and a share of memories of the original vintage Kenner action figures, that a lot of us grew up with.

Much like the world's greatest web site, YASWB examines Star Wars through action figures. But the anonymous author of this Tumblr blog does so through contemporary figures rather than the Kenner originals--although Kenner is never far out of the picture. The photos are great. I especially like this one. Also, many of the posts include short, entertaining musings on the figures pictured, their Kenner originals, our Star-Wars-filled childhoods, and more. It makes for a very amusing way to waste half an hour.

Tumblr: Yet Another Star Wars Blog


Results of the 2nd SWAFDWTDB photo contest

‘An Evening with the Ewoks’ by Chiktabba (via SWAFDWTDB)It occurred to me today that I hadn't visited the world's greatest web site in ages. So I surfed over and found all sorts of new SWAFDWTDB material. For one thing, Rather Childish has begun adding buying notes to some of his photos (eg this photo of Leia in Combat Poncho). Even if you're not a collector, the notes are interesting. 

Rather Childish has also held his second annual action figure photo contest. The winning entry is above, but there are some great runners-up, too. Follow the link below to see them all. I only wish I had caught this earlier. I would have encouraged you all to vote. 

Star Wars Action Figures Doing What They Do Best: The 2nd Annual Photo Contest 

Want more SWAFDWTDB? Previous posts in which I praise SWAFDWTDB beyond all reason


The world's best web site tackles the world's best toy

Over at Star Wars Action Figures Doing What They Do Best, or, as I like to call it, the world's best web site, @ratherchildish has been running a six-photo series devoted to Kenner's AT-AT. All the shots are good, but the final shot (shown here in reduced format) is terrific. Click on the photo to see the image in its full glory, or follow the link below to view all RC's latest work.

Star Wars Action Figures Doing What They Do Best


All Fours: the latest from Rather Childish

Here's a snippet from the latest post on the world's greatest web site. Follow the link for the full image.

Rather Childish: All Fours


IG-88 The Dancing Robot

I don't know how I haven't come across this before, and since it's been around a long time it may not be new to you but I'm posting it anyways. Thanks to @ratherchildish (he of the world's greatest web site) for calling attention to it in his recent post. Keep an eye out for the Holiday Special references around the 3:20 mark.

The film is by Anton Bogaty. Check out his blog, including this post with screenshots from the film, and his web site, which shows off more of his work.

ACB3--the artwork of Anton Bogaty

Blogspot: The Films and Artwork of Anton Bogaty


Rather Childish celebrates Star Wars's 35th birthday

The world's greatest website observes the 35th anniversary of Star Wars with an especially nice shot (follow the link to see it in full size) and this tribute:

HAPPY THIRTY FIVE YEARS STAR WARS! You’ve managed to keep me fueled with awe, inspiration, and the joys of youth well beyond what you, I, or anyone could’ve expected. Incredible that here in 2012 I find myself handing you down to my children. I expect that they will do the same for their children one day as well. Thanks for all the memories. Keep the fire burning.

Star Wars Action Figures Doing What They Do Best: Bringing the Rebel Heat


Rather Childish on Tumblr

The creator of the world's greatest web site also has a Tumblr account. If you want a sense of what it's like, play the Pummelvision video above. It displays @ratherchildish's last seven months of posts.

Rather Childish on Tumblr

RatherChildish in Pummelvision from Rather Childish on Vimeo


Rather Childish deconstructs a snowspeeder

The world's best web site has a short piece about tearing apart and reconstructing a Kenner Snowspeeder. From the post:

As is often the case with taking apart old toys, the exercise turned out to be much more about cleaning than actually fixing. After I finished removing the dust and grime I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful the parts looked. Clean, yes, but more than that the disassembled lot of parts almost seemed to come alive. Decades-old secrets finally revealed.

Star Wars Action Figures Doing What They Do Best: Snowspeeder Deconstructed


New photos from Rather Childish

I've sung the praises of SWAFDWTDB on this site before, and I'll do it again. Follow the links for Rather Childish's latest.

Star Wars Action Figures Doing What They Do Best: Well-Armed for the Rebellion

Star Wars Action Figures Doing What They Do Best: The Rescue Plan, Step 2


Blues for Snaggletooth

Rather Childish, creator of the wonderful SWAFDWTDB blog, has managed to acquire a rare blue Snaggletooth. Follow the link below to what he has done with it. Top tip: click through to RC's Flickr page see the silver moon boots.

Star Wars Action Figures Doing What They Do Best: Blues for Snaggletooth