The good guys. I think Luke’s hair is a bit too yellow and they really should have chosen the small head Han instead of the big head abomination of a Kenner figure. Otherwise great to have new Kenner figures again! I think they even smell right. #starwars #kenner #starwarsfigures #starwarsretrocollection https://www.instagram.com/p/Byn-cSNge9O/?igshid=1n443809mnila
R5-A2 can be seen roaming the streets of Mos Eisley, when Luke and Ben are trying to find a passage to Alderaan. The figure was available as a build-a-droid during the fantastic Legacy Collection, meaning you needed to buy four figures, one for left and right leg each, one for the torso, and one for the head and middle leg. I had the two legs already. When I posted a while ago about how I threw away my packagings and gathered all droid parts that were still lingering in them, @detaleader responded and offered to trade parts. So with his help I got the torso—thanks a lot @detaleader! With another lucky strike I found a cheap Sandstorm Luke with R5-A2s head and middle leg and now here we are.
The R5 droid always was very special for me as R5-D4 was the droid that survived all through my childhood, while Artoo died several terrible deaths or simply went lost. Also there always was something about the head/dome, that fascinated me. So it’s great to welcome another R5 droid to my collection, this time even in my favorite color.
My next build-a-droid project is R3-M3, the blue Astromech droid with the transparent dome, that can be seen on the Death Star just before Obi-Wan and Vader meet. I’m only missing R3-M3’s right leg. Anyone?
#droids #astromechdroid #buildadroid #r5a2 #moseisley #thelegacycollection #starwars https://www.instagram.com/p/ByTW6JHiadg/?igshid=15icoonrmywqb
Another field trip shot. As in most cases these kind of shots happen because random figures from previous shots (or attempts to tidy up shelves) still lie around on the desk. In this particular case Han stood with 3PO on my shelf arm in arm for months until I needed 3PO for the previous shots (I wanted to see how well he can sit in the back of the speeder). As for the Luke/Leia romance: both figures are newly acquired and I always wanted to have a permanent custom Leia like this, wearing Luke‘s shirt, which I find looks cool on her. The 50s style motive to have your girlfriend ride along with you in your (uncle’s) car stuck in my head and needed to be executed. I don’t really care if they became brother and sister later on in ROTJ and to be honest I found that idea ridiculous even as a ten year old. The revelation of Vader being Luke’s father already was enough and not yet fully sank in during the two years between Empire and Jedi. Anyhow, here I added Han to the scene, who seems to have said something wrong to Leia earlier and tries to excuse his behavior while Leia is not only insulted but also frustrated with the situation Luke has brought them into, as he apparently lost his way. C-3PO appears to know where to go, though. #spacesoapopera #thereisanotherone #thereisstillhope #hanandleia #iloveyouiknow #landspeeder #lostinthejundlandwastes #jundlandwastes #blackseries #theskywalkers #lukeandleia #thedroidsyourelookingfor https://www.instagram.com/p/ByIPdQDAvJe/?igshid=14ltx5k5axp51