Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Postman cometh.....

and he brings parcels from the US! a number of goodies arrived at my doorstep this morning, without further ado, here are some pictures!

In the box, note that Gungans only come eight in a box, as opposed to the nine  figures in the  sets from the original trilogy.

The Phantom Menace vehicle sets  don't come with stands, unlike the previous sets.  This is a little annoying.

Lindberg 1/72 Phantom - note the low price on the sticker!

A very nice book, with plenty of detail on YT-1300 variants.


I suspect the damage on the packaging was the reason I got this set so cheap! Normally they go for around the US$50 mark, I picked these up on Amazon for around US$15.

Now I just have to hunt down some Scout Troopers! (and a set of Naboo Security)

Endor Strike Team

Endor Strike team. The rebel commandos are quite nice figures.

Another Trade Federation AAT, bring the total up to two.


A speeder from Naboo, and Anakin's pod racer.

Sio Bibble and Anakin Skywalker.

Mo' Gungans!

More recruits for the Grand Army. 

Size comparison photo.
Right, now back to V&B, and Harad stuff...

9 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. As long as I get things like this delivered, I'm keeping him!

      Delete
  2. cool goodies! I am saving up to get some models on the cheap from the US there are some really good deals there

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Gowan! The US does have some good deals, but sometimes the freight cost is ruinous. Frank has used the Michigan Toy Soldier company a few times, and they have good deals quite often, and charge reasonable freight.

      Delete
  3. I like the 'damaged' Phantom! Are you going to build it that way?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I am strongly leaning towards building it up with the battle damage, although I am planning to paint it up as an IAF plane for Harad.

      Delete
  4. I was looking at the racer thingy from 'The Phantom Menace' movie, and the thought crossed my mind: what if you had several of those things - perhaps scratchbuilt to different designs - and played a racing game similar to a Roman chariot racing game that was doing the rounds in this part of the world maybe 20 years back? What do you think? :-)
    Cheers,
    Ion

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I currently have Glenn's collection of the first A5 run of "Southern Sortie", that contains a chariot racing game. The idea of a pod racing verison of "Circus Maxius" would be interesting to see, but I'd rather break out the Atlantic and Airfix chariots and have a crack with them!

      Delete
  5. wow the force is strong with you...

    ReplyDelete