Friday, November 16, 2012

Action Figure Friday- R5-D4

Back in 1996 or so, I managed to muster up enough money from my after school job to buy this 6" R5-D4 from the Star Wars Action Collection 12" toy line. At that point in my life, anything Star Wars was going to be bought by me as long as I could find the money for it. There were times that I wouldn't buy my school lunch in order to have just enough money to go buy a Star Wars toy. In some ways, it makes no sense, but I was hooked! The Astromechs from this 12" line were sculpted really well. They look fantastic and feature the essential articulation. I've got to tell you, I'm not a big fan of the droid, but I have kept this action figure all of these last sixteen years due to the fact that I really like this toy! 

As far as articulation goes on this toy, he has a swivel head (expected), Swivel legs (ok), swivel ankles, a pull out center foot and little teeny tiny rollers on each foot. The fact that this is a astromech droid of some sort, I'm not expecting a load of moving parts. I would have liked to see a "pop-out" motivator part for his head. That way he could have a "bad motivator" as Luke calls it when this droid is on its way to Uncle Owen's moister farm. I could just make a motivator and put it where the antenna is. You know, I honestly don't remember this droid having an antenna in the Star Wars movie.... Now that I have done my research, I now know that the droid has an antenna. You can kind of see it here. Enjoy some pics of my R5-D4 from my personal toy collection. 

Here's a couple of Amazon listings for this action figure: Star Wars Action Collection 6" R5-D4 Action Figure and Star Wars Action Collection R5-D4 6.5" Droid Fully Poseable With Retractable Leg.

All throughout the month of Movember, I'll be growing a mustache to raise awareness of prostate cancer and I'll be taking donations for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Do you want to donate?! Head on over to my Movember page to see photos of me struggling to make a blonde mustache show and to donate! 

Just to let you know all know, I am taking commissions. If you would like to commission me for original artwork, head over to the commissions tab in store to see how. 

The long awaited issue 4 is now up for order. It's a great looking comic book! Head on over to the Bug Man site and see what I'm talking about!

If you have not heard about the Podcast called, "Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff", then it's time I let you know! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) Seems simple enough. We pick out a toy line to discuss in each show. We share our childhood memories, our favorite five, and talk about the one toy in the line that got away. Jeff talks about how he cherished his toys and I talk about how they ended up in the garden! The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! The shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:
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