The Micro Force Series 3 Mystery

About a week ago I posted that the UK had a different Micro Force Series 3 than we were getting here in the US (based on the photos shown during the big Solo toy reveal).

However, Hasbro sent out May the Fourth packages to some US-based Star Wars sites, and these packages included  the same The Last Jedi-themed series 3 as seen in the UK, instead of the Solo-themed series 3 originally advertised.

From 4 Lom to Zuckuss’s Instagram page

The Collector’s Hutt’s Instagram page

To top it off, Entertainment Earth is now offering pre-orders for series 3pre-orders for series 3, with this handy little picture that I think shows which characters are packed with which characters.

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I really don’t care which order the figures come out, as long as they are all released. I’m ecstatic about the figures pictured above and I can’t wait to have K-2SO and a goggle-wearing Chewie (among others) join them.  Maybe we will see the Solo-themed line in the fall (maybe when Solo is released on disc?).

 

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Star Wars Micro Force: Finn

Continuing our review of the Series 2 Micro Force figures is Finn, everyone’s favorite Stormtrooper turned Rebel.

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Finn is shown here in his Stormtrooper gear.  I won’t be surprised if we get another one in his rebel gear in a future series (or you can see a custom version here).

Here’s the new Finn with the custom version I made about 2 years ago. Not surprisingly (and correctly, considering the main target audience), Hasbro decided to forgo the bloody hand print with their version.

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STAR WARS MICRO FORCE TIE FIGHTER PILOT

Our series covering the new Micro Force Series 2 takes a turn to the dark side with one of the bad guys, a TIE Fighter Pilot!

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The new TIE Fighter Pilot features a new visor as well as some red markings on the helmet.

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Here’s the new pilot with one of the original Fighter Pod pilots. With rumors circulating that the line may soon include vehicles, these pilots may get some new ships soon!

NEW MICRO FORCE COMING THIS SPRING

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Yesterday Hasbro released photos of their new toys from the Solo movie, and they included a new line of Micro Force, available this spring.  This line just keeps getting better and better with six figures from the new Solo movie plus Cassian and K-2SO from Rogue One! K-2SO is one of my top wants, and I’m so happy they included the sarcastic droid in this series.

Also included are four previously released Fighter Pod figures.  X-Wing Pilot Luke, Force-choke Vader, and the helmet-holding Clone Trooper are some my favorites from the old Fighter Pod line, and I never found that version of Mace Windu, so I’m excited about all four.

Hasbro, another great job!  While I am not usually a completist, I’m definitely getting all of these figures.

To see a really big version of this picture, click on this link to Rebelscum.com to see these new figures in full glorious detail.

Star Wars Micro Force BB-8

Here’s another entry in a series highlighting the new Micro Force (formerly Fighter Pods) figures.  Today’s entry is the perfect combination of cute and cool, the droid BB-8!

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I like how the designers added a sand cloud to help stabilize the spherical character. He’s definitely one of my top wants from the new series.

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Here’s the new Micro Force version with the custom version I made from clay.

 

NEW FIGHTER PODS…I mean NEW MICRO FORCE!

I don’t care what they are called, but I am so excited that Series 2 of the Micro Force figures have shown up.  Originally, this line came out years ago under the name Fighter Pods. After about a 5 year absence, Hasbro brought it back under the new name Micro Force.  As excited as I was about Micro Force Series 1, they were all reissues of previous figures.

Series 2, however, features new figures of characters from The Force Awakens and Rogue One. Words cannot express how happy I am.  I will be featuring these new figures in separate posts to give them the attention they deserve.

We’ll start the series with the hero of the new trilogy, Rey!

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Rey is seen here as she appeared in The Force Awakens after finding Luke’s lightsaber.  It’s a very strong pose; Rey is ready for action!

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Here is the new Rey with the custom version I made.

Stay tuned for more Micro Force!

Great Songs, Bad Advice

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I’ve mentioned more than a few times on this blog how much I like the Monkees.  While they have some classic love songs (I’m A Believer and Daydream Believer), some of them offer really bad relationship advice.  Here are five Monkees songs that are great to listen to but not so great to live by.

 

The Girl I Knew Somewhere

Written by Mike Nesmith, this song tells the story of a man who breaks up with a girl because she sort of reminds him of another girl that he can’t quite place but who may have hurt him.  With reasoning like that, she may be better off without him.

 

A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

This Neil Diamond song has some good conflict resolution advice until it gets to the line: “Cause I’m a little bit wrong, and you’re a little bit right”.  I don’t see that going over well in an argument.

 

Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)

One guy falls in love with two girls at the same time.  Enough said.

 

Goin’ Down

Boy asks girl out. Girl says no. Boy gets drunk and jumps in the river. Fortunately, Boy has an epiphany in the river and everything works out okay.  Boy learns he needs to work on his unhealthy reactions to rejection.

 

I Wanna Be Free

This song talks about a guy who wants all the benefits of a relationship but with none of the responsibilities, because he wants to be “free”.  This is one of the most selfish “love” songs I’ve heard.

The original version is a slow song, but this faster version was featured on the TV show.

So enjoy the music, but remember, a catchy song does not sound relationship advice make.