SWNZ T-Shirts

MattG over at SWNZ has done a run of official SWNZ t-shirts. I ordered a couple - one to keep for display purposes, and one to look awesome in.

To order your own SWNZ t-shirt, sign up to the SWNZ forums and let Matt know you're interested.

The Birth of a Trooper - Armour Update

Today I had confirmation that my trooper armour will be made and delivered some time in the next couple of months. Stay tuned for updates!

The Birth of a Trooper - Helmet

I acquired the first piece of my trooping armour back in 2010. It's also the most important piece - the helmet. Since I was planning on a suit of ESB armour, the EFx ESB Stunt Helmet release for the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back was perfect. It's spent the last eighteen months as a display piece, but fairly soon it should have a full suit of armour to keep it company.

The Hunt Is On - 3 3/4" Vintage Collection VC91 Rebel Pilot (Mon Calamari) Found

The Blu-Ray Deleted Scenes Vintage Collection figures are in stores now, and tonight I picked up a Vintage Collection VC91 Rebel Pilot (Mon Calamari). He'll soon be added to my Rebel Pilot display.

Lego 9675 Sebulba's Podracer & Tatooine Mini Planet Set

Today I caved and bought the final set in Wave 1 of the Lego Mini Planet sets - 9675 Sebulba's Podracer & Tatooine. It certainly lives up to expectations. Fingers crossed we'll see a new sculpt of Anakin's podracer to go with it in a future wave.

Episode I Gungan Sub Puzzle

I've never had a lot of patience for puzzles, but over the holidays I finally got around to piecing together the Episode I 'Gungan Sub' puzzle I purchased last year. These originally retailed for $9.99, but I picked this one up second-hand for $2.00 from the Wellington Salvation Army Store.

I honestly thought there would be pieces missing, but I was happily surprised to find there weren't. The puzzle has a blueprint of the sub on the reverse side, but - yeah - I wasn't exactly in the mood to try and flip the whole thing after finally completing it!