Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Random Toy Spotlight......Angry Birds Star Wars

Today myself and a fellow nerd friend took an impromptu trip to Toys R Us to scope the scene.  Honestly the action figures available at toys stores leave quite a bit to be desired.  I did see a few cool things but nothing cool enough to shell out dough for.  On the way out a display case did catch my eye. Yet another brand that has been Star Warsified....Angry Birds.  They were blind bags and on sale so i figured "why not".
They have a pretty wide assortment of characters including....
Hoth Snow Speeder Pilot, Wedge Antilles, Tatooine Luke...
Hoth Snow Trooper, Storm Trooper, Darth Vader, AT AT Driver....
The Rancor(my favorite of the haul), Han In Carbonite, and Han Solo

Another feature that is kind of cool (if you were nerdy enough to collect some of the Star Wars Fighter Pods like myself) is you can use the stands that came with the fighter pods to display them as seen here....
I must say I do actually like these guys. Being a fan of both Angry Birds and Star Wars I think it's a clever combination. I like the fact that the bad guys are the pigs and the good guys are the birds. They did a nice job capturing the essence of the characters in Angry Bird form. So if you have a few bucks to spare and are a fan of these amalgamations you might consider picking up a pack.
Now onto Fortune and Glory (Days) first ever GIVE AWAY....
With these being sold as blind bags you always run the risk of ending up with duplicates. Well duplicates I have, yes ummmmm.  So I figured something cool to do with them would be to offer them as a give away.  If your interested in participating in this give away all you have to do is post in the comment section your all time favorite quote from any of the Star Wars movies.  This Sunday (12/9) I will write down all the names who participated and randomly draw the winner.
Here's what is up for grabs.....
Tatooine Luke and Han Solo Angry Birds.
"In my experience there's no such thing as luck" use the force and win these guys.



  1. Do or do not. There is no try. Yoda makes everything simple.

  2. This quote reminds me of one of my favorite scenes from ESB when Yoda raises the x wing out of the water. The music is awesome during said scene as well!

  3. "I find your lack of faith disturbing".

  4. This is from probably one of my all-time favorite scenes in Star Wars:

    "I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth. "

    What a great moment..

  5. SO my first give away didn't receive an overwhelming response giving my 3 entries a 33.3% chance of winning (good odds for any Greek!". Anyway the winner was Wagz. Ill be contacting wagz so he can collect his prize. Ill be sweetening up the deal for next give away to encourage some more participation.....until then.....