Friday, February 25, 2011

Vintage Collection Figures, Bastila Shan and the EU


This past summer I did something that I thought I would never do...get back into collecting Star Wars action figures. Until then I limited my Star Wars collection to books and video games (although I do admit that I also own an FX lightsaber because that was just too cool not to own). But when Hasbro announced that they were doing a vintage collection with vintage packaging, I could not resist. The classic packaging and style of the figures was so much like the way I remember getting action figures back in the early 80's when I was kid.

And to make this collection even better is the way they are including characters from all the movies and even the expanded universe. The collection will include Bastila Shan who had a significant role in the Star Wars video game Knights of the Old Republic. This figure will be out this summer.

I cannot wait to see such a beloved expanded universe character in this 2010-2011 vintage collection! I am hoping that some other expanded universe characters find their way into this collection as well. Can you imagine if we get a vintage style Mara Jade and Grand Admiral Thrawn? I think it would be especially appropriate considering that we will be marking the 20th anniversary of Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn this summer as well.

What expanded universe characters would you like to see in the vintage collection? Let us know! And stay tuned for episode 4 of the TJW Podcast!

All the best,

Mark
Co-host of the Traveling the Jundland Wastes Podcast

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

TJW Podcast Logo

Hello fellow travelers of the Jundland Wastes! The opening "trilogy" of the podcast has been received warmly by our loyal listeners. We thank everyone across the globe who took the time to listen to our first three podcasts. It is a lot of fun to do and it is even better that we are meeting more Star Wars EU fans.

In addition to more podcasts, we are working on a logo to represent our podcast as well. We have some ideas and will post them for your feedback. If anyone has any suggestions we would love to hear them as well.

And let us know what Star Wars EU you are reading these days.
All the best,

Mark and Dan

Sunday, February 13, 2011

TJW Podcast - Episode 3


Mark and Dan are back in the studio and chatting about some new and not so new Expanded Universe titles that they have read over this long and cold winter. So get a hot cup of coffee, fire up the converters and get ready for some Star Wars EU chat!

TJW Podcast - Episode 2


Mark and Dan chat about some Star Wars EU game titles including The Force Unleashed 2 and the upcoming RPG Star Wars: The Old Republic. Plus other ideas and insights into the Expanded Universe.