Ramen and a Half Podcast: Episode 3

The boys have been very busy during Memorial Day weekend. This episode is all about Fanime and how it went for them.  We also discuss Pokemon Lets Go Pikachu/Eevee as well as our hopes for E3. Will our predictions for E3 come true or will our beloved game companies just let us down again? Let us know what you think and tune in next week for our post E3 episode!

Crafting the Playskool Heroes Millennium Falcon

galaticheroesfalcon4One of my favorite playset/vehicles is the Star Wars Millennium Falcon.  I have memories of looking at the Kenner Millennium Falcon in toy catalogues and watching the TV ads.  Disney BOXED takes a look at designing and crafting the Playskool Heroes Star Wars Jedi Force Millennium Falcon Playset.  This is the Toys”R”Us exclusive version featuring 4 figures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, C3-PO and R2-D2.

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LEGO Star Wars Assault on Hoth 75098

assaultonhothlegosetOne of the iconic scenes in Star Wars:  The Empire Strikes Back was the battle on the snowy planet Hoth.  This big set Assault on Hoth 75098 features the Rebel Echo base and various modular sections.  It comes with 2 vehicles:  the Snowspeeder and Speederbike.  The set includes the 2 animals:  the Tauntaun and a Wampa.  There’s also 15 minifigures in the set: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Toryn Farr, Rebel Officer, Wes Janson, Wedge Antilles, K-3PO, R3-A2, 5 Rebel troopers and 2 Snowtroopers.  JangBricks reviews the brand new set for 2016.

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itty bittys Star Wars Hoth Collector Set

starwars4packplushyWith a slew of Star War toys out there on the retail shelf this year, if you’re looking for something cute and plushy, then check out this Hallmark exclusive set, The itty bittys Star Wars Hoth Collector Set.

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The Star Wars Royal Selangor Collection

starwarsroyalselangorRoyal Selangor is known for making quality pewter jewelry and accessories, and this new Star Wars Collection looks amazing.  If you’re looking for a special high-end gift for that Star Wars fan, then this just might do it.

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Vintage Star Wars Toys in Watercolor

starwarswatercolorcoverIf you are of a certain age, then seeing those classic Kenner Star Wars action figure packaging will bring back insane geeky nostalgia of childhood.  Artists Alastair Eales brings that all back on a different medium – watercolors.  His work on vintage Kenner Star Wars action figure packaging is simply amazing and cool.

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Hasbro’s New Millennium Falcon!

starwarsfalconcoverJust dropping into Walmart shelves is the Hasbro’s newly revised popular Star Wars toy – the Millennium Falcon spaceship.  Exclusive to Walmart and Walmart.com, this bad boy is over 2 feet long and features lots of play features and makes a wonderful display item for the adult collector.

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Star Wars: Battle on Endor – Black Series

atstwalkerstarwarsIf you like the Star Wars’ Black Series line-up of 3″ and 6″ figures, then this Toys’R’Us exclusive that dropped a few weeks back should be on your “want list.”  This is the Black Series – Battle on Endor Pack.  This set is for the 3″ Black Series figures which features 8 figures:  Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Ewoks Stemzee, Ewoks Chubbray, Imperial Officer, AT-ST Driver and Stormtrooper in this set along with the AT-ST Walker.

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Boba Fett’s LEGO Star Wars Slave I

starwarsslavecoverEverybody’s favorite Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett and this time his personal spacecraft get’s the LEGO Star Wars Collectors treatment this coming January 2015.  The LEGO 75060 Slave I craft is super detailed with many cool play features.

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Disney Store Star Wars Toy Exclusives

disneystoreThe likes of Kenner, Hasbro and various third party companies have made action figures, plush dolls and other Star Wars-related merchandise, now the Disney Store will take its turn with their own new exclusive line of action figures, plush toys, mugs, PVC figurines and die-cast vehicles.

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Star Wars Boxo Papercraft Playset

star wars box playsetBuild a cool Star Wars playset with your kids (Ages 5 and up) with this Boxo Papercraft Playset.  Better yet, this gift requires No Batteries, No Scissors, No Tape and No Glue, all you need is to follow the Boxo Papercraft instructions.

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“The Star Wars” Rough Draft by Dark Horse Comics

the star warsWTF – Is George Lucas re-releasing another Blu-Ray cut of the Star Wars Trilogy with additional scenes and new 3D effects?  Nope.  This time, Dark Horse Comics is publishing the original “Star Wars” rough draft by George Lucas before the mega-iconic 1977 hit film Star Wars.

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Drink: Star Wars Bottle Opener

In a planet far, far away, they probably have beer, and they will probably need something to open it with. That’s where they would need this millennium falcon bottle opener. It’s unfortunate this thing doesn’t shoot out lasers or have sound effects, but to be able to hold a small replica in your hand with the cold beer in the other, well, I think thats good enough for any Star Wars-loving guy.

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