STAR WARS FIGHTER PODS SERIES 6: HAN SOLO

The latest in my Star Wars:The Force Awakens series is once again testimony that sometimes the simplest customs are the best.

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The original Series 2 Han Solo didn’t take much altering to create his older counterpart. With a little black paint for the jacket and a little grey to the hair, this custom was complete.

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Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 6: Poe Dameron

I have always been a big fan of X-Wing Pilots, and the new batch from The Force Awakens is just as much fun as the original group.

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Poe was made from a Series 3 Biggs Darklighter with a Star Trek space suit Sulu head.

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Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 6: Finn

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My last post featured FN-2187, but this post features him under his new name, Finn.  Here he is with Poe Dameron’s jacket as he poses as a rebel.

I used a Padawan Obi-Wan head and a Greedo body to make our new rebel.

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Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 6: FN-2187

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Continuing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fighter Pods line is Stormtrooper FN-2187, better known as Finn.  Finn is an enjoyable character and I look forward to seeing his development in the new movie series.

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FN-2187 was made from a Stormtrooper Luke body and a Padawan Obi-Wan head.  He continues a prevalent Fighter Pod theme of characters holding their helmets.

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Taking the Force Awakens Plunge

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I finally picked up some figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie.  I wish Hasbro had brought back Fighter Pods along with Micro Machines because there are so many characters I’d love to have.  However, it’s just not practical for me to get them all in the 3 3/4″ scale.

First, I picked up a Micro Machines Rey and her speeder from the Micro Machine Blind Bag series 1.  Its the only character from The Force Awakens available in this series. The speeder includes her net of scavenged goods, which is a nice additional detail.  Fortunately the speeder stands on its own; the blind bag figures do not come with stands.

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I also picked up the Wal-Mart exclusive 3 3/4″ Black Series Poe Dameron.  This super-articulated version comes with a removable helmet and a pistol that fits into the holster. For those of you who keep your figures in the package, the Black Series packaging allows you to remove the figure without damaging the package.

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Here are Poe and some other pilots you might have seen before…

And since Hasbro didn’t bring back Fighter Pods, stay tuned for my versions of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fighter Pods!

 

 

 

Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 6: The Pods Awaken

Since Hasbro didn’t bring back Fighter Pods along with Micro Machines, I am making my own.  I am waiting to see the movie to decide which characters I want to make, but decided to start with some First Order Stormtroopers.

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I used a Series One Stormtrooper and did a lot of sanding to achieve the new streamlined look.

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And from the “Couldn’t resist (but probably should have)” file…

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For those of you who keep track of such things, I will continue to use the Series 5 designation for all Star Wars characters from the first six movies (at least until I make enough for an entire line), but will be switching to Series 6 for the figures from the new movies.