I recently saw that Funko is making a Pop of JJ Abrams and decided to make a Micro Force version.
In order to honor his contributions to both Star Wars and Star Trek, I gave him a lightsaber and a tricorder.
JJ was made from a Chekov figure with a lightsaber from a Hologram Luke figure.
I was fortunate enough to find the new Micro Force ships and picked up the Poe and Kylo two-pack.
These small ships each fit in the palm of my hand, but still fit a pilot. Both even have detail inside the cockpit.
My favorite feature is the slot for BB-8 in Poe’s X-Wing. Hopefully there will be a future version of Luke’s X-Wing with a similar slot for R2.
After reporting here that the U.K. was receiving Micro Force figures before the U.S., I’m happy to report that they are finally showing up in the U.S.
I am fortunate to have 5 Targets along my normal travels and 3 more about 20 min outside of that. Only one store had Series 3; a majority of the rest just got Series 4 in, and one still has Series 2.
Here are Rogue One figures Chirrut and Baze from Series 3 and K-2SO and Cassian from Series 4.
Some of these Targets also had pegs for the Micro Force vehicles, which a helpful Target employee told me are scheduled to arrive beginning this week. And they are inexpensive! The two-packs are only $10 and the single packs are $6. That’s much cheaper than I was expecting.
Series 3 The Last Jedi figures Poe, Rose, Leia, BB-9E, and hologram Snoke
From the Solo movie, we have Series 4 figures Chewbacca, Mimban Trooper, and Lando
And lastly, we have reissues of the Clone Trooper and Pilot Luke (two of my all-time favorite figures) from Series 4 and a Jawa from Series 3.
I couldn’t resist throwing a Rogue One shot in to the mix. Series 5 has a Scarif Trooper to add to the Imperial side. Hopefully we’ll get a Bodhi and a Krennic to complete the main characters.
I still can’t believe my favorite toy line is back and has so many more figures to come!
This version of Admiral Pike is based on Bruce Greenwood’s character in Into Darkness.
This figure was made from a Star Trek alien Fighter Pod body and a Star Wars Fighter Pod series 3 Han Solo head.
I was going by a Target that is somewhat out of my normal rounds, so I decided to pop in just in case they had Series 3. And they did! Series 3 and 4 had both been out in the UK for awhile, and I was beginning to wonder if they were going to be released elsewhere.
I picked up three packs and got three new figures and some reprints from the original Fighter Pod series. I scored Snoke, Chirrut Imwe, and Rose!
I love the little Chirrut picture on the back!
As a bonus, due to what I’m assuming was a factory mistake, Rose came with not one but two Sandtroopers!
One of my favorite ST:TNG episodes is “A Matter of Time” from season 5. In this episode, while the Enterprise crew is trying to save a planet from a global catastrophe, a time traveler from the future, Berlinghoff Rasmussen, arrives to observe. Picard and crew wrestle with the ethics of whether or not to use future knowledge to solve a present danger. And, spoiler, there’s a great twist in the end (are spoiler warnings necessary for something that aired 27 years ago?)
While the role was originally written for Robin Williams, it is delightfully played by Max Headroom actor Matt Frewer. His performance is just plain fun to watch as he intrigues, amuses, annoys, and frustrates (sometimes all at once) the Enterprise crew.
This figure was made from a Micro Force Hologram Luke Skywalker body and a Fighter Pod Chekov head. His coat is made from clay, and he is holding a stolen tricorder taken from a Fighter Pod McCoy.
I’m a big fan of the reboot Star Trek movies, and one of my favorite scenes is the space jump scene from the 2009 movie (Wow! I just realized that this “new” movie is nine years old!). Kirk and Sulu have an edge-of-your-seat fight scene as they face off against the Romulans who are trying to destroy the planet Vulcan.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to make a Space Jump Sulu for awhile, and finally settled on the figure of Sulu in the Into Darkness space suit.
The figure is a straight up repaint with electric tape and clay for the details.
Remember that Star Wars story where a bunch of clone troopers had to do a blind jump into hyperspace seconds before their ship would have been destroyed in battle? The ship crashed on a primitive world in uncharted territory. Only two clones, Jai and Clai, survived. As they tried to settle into their new home, they discovered that the locals were terrorized by a gang called the C’v’dish. Unable to sit by while innocents suffered, Jai and Clai salvaged what gear they could a to defend their new home.
You don’t remember that story? That’s because I made it up. I was thinking that I would like to do Lone Ranger Micro Force figures, and I thought, why not make them clone troopers? So I kitbashed two figures from various clone and Stormtrooper, and came up with designs that echoed the original Lone Ranger and Tonto costumes. The names Jai and Clai were inspired by the actors Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore, who played Tonto and the Line Ranger. The C’v’dish are based on their enemy, Butch Cavendish.