About Mike Tarkin

Star Wars Fan and Collector.

Hasbro Pulse Con 2022 – Star Wars The Vintage Collection

Day Two of Hasbro Pulse Con 2022 featured the Star Wars panel and there were a ton of announcements which, if you’re a fan of The Black Series you will probably be happier than fans of The Vintage Collection. Pre-Orders began same day for most of the figure reveals and as of this writing 24 hours later, many are still availble.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION CASSIAN ANDOR
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION CASSIAN ANDOR figure. This Cassian Andor action figure is inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: ANDOR live- action series on Disney+. In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian Andor embarks on a path that will turn him into the rebel hero who will challenge the evil Galactic Empire. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order today on Hasbro Pulse in the US, Canada, and select European markets at 6pm ET. Also available at Amazon, GameStop, Entertainment Earth, Dorkside Toys and BigBadToyStore.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION VEL SARTHA
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99 / Available: Summer 2023)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION VEL SARTHA figure. This Vel Sartha action figure is inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: ANDOR live-action series on Disney+. In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian Andor embarks on a path that will turn him into the rebel hero who will challenge the evil Galactic Empire. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 1 entertainment-inspired

accessory. Available for pre-order today on Hasbro Pulse in the US, Canada, and select European markets at 6pm ET. Also available at Amazon, GameStop, Entertainment Earth, Dorkside Toys and BigBadToyStore.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION THE MODAL NODES
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $89.99 / Available: Spring 2023)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION THE MODAL NODES figure multipack. This Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes action figure multipack is inspired by the characters who make up the iconic Cantina Band in STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE. This 7-piece ensemble of Bith musicians was a common sight at the Mos Eisley Cantina, playing swinging instrumentals for the watering hole’s staggering patrons. These figures feature premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes 7 figures and 7 musical instrument accessories. Available for pre-order today in the US, Canada, and select European markets at 6PM ET exclusively at Hasbro Pulse and ShopDisney.

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION HUNTER (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/ More info to come!)

Fans can celebrate the legacy of STAR WARS, the action-and-adventure-packed space saga from a galaxy far, far away, with premium 3.75-inch scale STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION HUNTER figure. This Hunter action figure is inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH animated series on Disney+. The Bad Batch, technically known as Clone Force 99, is the result of Kaminoan experiments to create a specialist unit of clone commandos. Hunter, their leader, is a strong and stoic soldier with extraordinarily keen senses that give him an edge when tracking down his targets. The figure features premium detail and design across product and packaging inspired by the original Kenner line, as well as the entertainment-inspired collector grade deco. Includes figure and 5 entertainment-inspired accessory. More details to be announced soon!

Hasbro also highlighted the previously revealed The Mandalorian: The Rescue Set Multipack with pre-orders available exclusively through Hasbro Pulse.


Hasbro also announced a few PIPELINE REVEALS for The Vintage Collection. We are very excited to see the Female Tusken Warrior from Book of Boba Fett as well as the Endor Bunker from Return of the Jedi. The remainder of the pipeline reveals for the Vintage Collection were also from Return of the Jedi: Darth Vader, Weequay, Wooof, Yakface, Nikto and Kithaba. Vader will apparently be a retool while the others are reissues.

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan PMK for the press release and images!

HASBRO PULSECON 2022 HAS BEGUN!

Head over to Hasbro Pulse’s YouTube page for the start of PULSECON 2022!

Join us for #HasbroPulseCon! Hasbro Pulse Con promises YOU a one-of-a-kind experience, celebrating ALL our iconic brands through engaging brand panels, exclusive content drops, over 55 new product reveals, celebrity appearances, the long awaited launch of Selfie Series, and much more!

Hasbro Unwraps New Holiday Star Wars: The Black Series Figures

This morning, Hasbro unveiled new Star Wars The Black Series Holiday figures. The figures put a holiday twist on six of the most iconic silhouettes from the Star Wars universe including a Wookiee, First Order Stormtrooper, Mandalorian (wearing the most epic ugly Holiday sweater), Phase II Clone Trooper, Protocol Droid and a Scout Trooper. Each figure has been redecorated to fit the holiday theme and comes with an adorable holiday-themed companion toy of fan-favorite creatures and droids such as a Bogling, BD Droid, a Porg, and of course, Grogu. 

See pre-order information after the photos and thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan PMK for the press release and images!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES WOOKIEE (HOLIDAY EDITION)

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99 / Available: Fall 2022

Shaggy giants like Chewbacca come from an arboreal world, the tall and commanding Wookiee species is an impressive sight to even the most jaded spacer.  STAR WARS fans and collectors can celebrate the season and imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this special 6-inch scale WOOKIEE (HOLIDAY EDITION) figure, featuring holiday-themed deco and packaging. The figure comes with an included Porg toy and bowcaster accessory; and makes a great gift for kids, 4 and up. Includes 2 figures and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available at GameStop starting on 11/1.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES PROTOCOL DROID (HOLIDAY EDITION)

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99 / Available: Fall 2022

 Protocol droids like C-3PO are vital in smoothing differences encountered by the many farflung cultures interacting on a regular basis throughout the galaxy. Most are humanoid, like the company they keep. STAR WARS fans and collectors can celebrate the season and imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this special 6-inch scale PROTOCOL DROID (HOLIDAY EDITION) figure, featuring holiday-themed deco and packaging. The figure comes with an included BD droid toy and holiday scarf; and makes a great gift for kids, 4 and up. Includes 2 figures and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available at Entertainment Earth and BigBadToyStore starting on 11/1.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES MANDALORIAN WARRIOR (HOLIDAY EDITION)

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99 / Available: Fall 2022

The warrior clans of Mandalore were believed to have been wiped out ages ago, but their ways were resurrected, and with them, their legendary combat armor that was feared across the galaxy. STAR WARS fans and collectors can celebrate the season and imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this special 6-inch scale MANDALORIAN WARRIOR (HOLIDAY EDITION) figure, featuring holiday-themed deco and packaging. The figure comes with an included bogling toy and Amban blaster accessory; and makes a great gift for kids, 4 and up. Includes 2 figures and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available at Target starting on 11/16.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER (HOLIDAY EDITION)

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99 / Available: Fall 2022

Members of this new generation of stormtroopers are trained from birth, growing up with unit designations instead of names and fed a steady diet of First Order propaganda to ensure loyalty. STAR WARS fans and collectors can celebrate the season and imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this special 6-inch scale FIRST ORDER STORMTROOPER (HOLIDAY EDITION) figure, featuring holiday-themed deco and packaging. The figure comes with an included mouse droid toy and blaster accessory; and makes a great gift for kids, 4 and up. Includes 2 figures and 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order on Amazon 10/25 at 1PM ET.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES SCOUT TROOPER (HOLIDAY EDITION)

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99 / Available: Fall 2022

Scout Troopers were lightly armored compared with other stormtroopers, which allowed them to move more quickly and easily in a range of environments. STAR WARS fans and collectors can celebrate the season and imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this special 6-inch scale SCOUT TROOPER (HOLIDAY EDITION) figure, featuring holiday-themed deco and packaging. The figure comes with an included Grogu in holiday-themed bag toy and blaster accessory; and makes a great gift for kids, 4 and up. Includes 1 figure and 2 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available at Walmart starting on 11/1.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES PHASE II CLONE

Black Series Mando/Ahsoka/Grogu 3 Pack Amazon Exclusive Pre-Order

This went live yesterday and pre-orders are still available via Amazon.com (no word yet on Amazon Canada). While The Black Series isn’t a particular focus of ours this could be a really cool starter set for a newer collector. 

HASBRO PULSE CON RETURNS FOR 2022

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan PMK for the following press release as PULSE CON returns on September 30 and October 1!

Hosted by Khleo Thomas, the Event Promises Exciting Announcements on Iconic Brands Marvel, Transformers, Starting Lineup, Fortnite, G.I. JOE, Power Rangers, Avalon Hill, Magic: The Gathering, Indiana Jones™ and STAR WARS™, Plus Special Guest Appearances, New Collaborations and Selfie Series Launch!

Livestreamed Exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube Channel

WATCH – Hasbro Pulse Con 2022 Sizzle Reel – WATCH

(PAWTUCKET, RI) September 15, 2022 – Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) announces the return of Hasbro Pulse Con 2022 on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, which promises fans one-of-a-kind experiences to celebrate the company’s iconic brands. Reaching fans in the US, Canada, UK and Germany, Hasbro Pulse Con will be livestreamed exclusively on the Hasbro Pulse YouTube channel.

Hasbro Pulse Con 2022 will feature engaging brand panels, exclusive content drops, over 55 new product reveals, celebrity appearances, exclusive Hasbro Pulse Premium Member opportunities, the long-awaited launch of Hasbro Selfie Series, and music from West Coast hip hop legend DJ Amen. The event will showcase content from Hasbro’s iconic brands, including Transformers, Starting Lineup, Fortnite, G.I. JOE, Power Rangers, Avalon Hill and Magic: The Gathering, along with premier collaboration brands, including Indiana JonesStar Wars, and Marvel from The Walt Disney Company.

Actor, influencer, artist, and entrepreneur Khleo Thomas returns to host this pop culture and fandom celebration and co-host DJ Amen will join him. The festivities will kick off with an exciting pre-show on Sept 30 at 8 a.m. PT.

“Connecting with our fans through Pulse Con and seeing their commitment and passion for our iconic brands is such a special time of year, and we’re thrilled to return bigger and better at the end of the month,” says Kwamina Crankson, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Hasbro Pulse. “By expanding our reach this year, we’re able to celebrate with fans in all-new territories. I’m excited to share our fan-focused programming – it will feature some unforgettable announcements, reveals and panels to highlight our brands and to connect with the best fans in the world.”

During the virtual event, fans will be able to preorder Hasbro Pulse Con Exclusive items (SEE IMAGES AT BOTTOM OF PAGE), including:

·       Star Wars The Vintage Collection The Rescue Set Multipack

·       Star Wars: The Black Series Cassian Andor & B2EMO

·       G.I. JOE Classified Series Serpentor & Air Chariot

·       Transformers: Legacy A Hero is Born: Alpha Trion & Orion Pax 2- Pack 

·       Magic The Gathering: Stay tuned for a new Secret Lair drop

Additionally, Hasbro is partnering with Toys for Tots for this year’s event. For every viewer of Hasbro Pulse Con 2022, Hasbro will donate two toys or games to Toys for Tots, up to 60,000 pieces.

Attendees of Hasbro Pulse Con can expect a robust lineup of programming, including multiple new collaboration announcements and the highly anticipated launch of Hasbro Selfie Series, the new personalization platform that allows fans to add their own face to debuting figures with fan-favorite character costume designs from Marvel, G.I. JOE,Ghostbusters, and Power Rangers, as well as designs inspired by Star Wars™ heroes. Additional programming details and scheduling for Hasbro Pulse Con will be announced soon. To stay up-to-date, fans can sign up for the Hasbro Pulse newsletter, follow @HasbroPulse on Instagram and Facebook and visit HasbroPulseCon.com.

About Khleo Thomas

Actor and Twitch streamer Khleo Thomas, most known for his role as Zero from “Holes,” has continued to diversify and expand his brand and career. Khleo’s success has opened many opportunities, including front page Twitch takeovers and partnerships (NHTSA and Nintendo), being the Nike representative in NBA 2k19, brand partnerships with Disney, Marvel, Prime Video and more – and most recently the spokesperson for AT&T 5G/Stadia Pro. Today with over a 1M+ social media reach, Khleo hopes to continue to take his passion for gaming, tech, pop culture and lifestyle and be the doorway to discovering what’s new for his audience.

About DJ Amen

Born in the Bay Area, now headquartered in Los Angeles, Amen has without a doubt cemented his legacy as a force in West Coast Hip-Hop. From playing his part in the careers of your favorite artists to DJ’ing on the biggest stages the world has to offer. Amen has lit up every hot nightclub, concert (opened up for Drake multiple times and countless others), arena, stadium (the official DJ of the San Francisco 49ers), television, and can also be heard in prime time daily on one of the biggest Hip-Hop radio stations in the world Real 92.3.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to making the world a better place for all children, fans, and families. Hasbro delivers immersive brand experiences for global audiences through consumer products, including toys and games; entertainment through eOne, its independent studio; and gaming, led by the team at Wizards of the Coast, an award-winning developer of tabletop and digital games best known for fantasy franchises MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.

The company’s unparalleled portfolio of approximately 1,500 brands includes MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, POWER RANGERS, PEPPA PIG and PJ MASKS, as well as premier partner brands. For the past decade, Hasbro has been consistently recognized for its corporate citizenship, including being named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media and one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute. Important business and brand updates are routinely shared on our Investor Relations website, Newsroom and social channels (@Hasbro on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.)

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Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return | Official Trailer | Disney+

Experience Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return. This special explores the return of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to the screen, as well as Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen to their classic roles. Director Deborah Chow leads the cast and crew as they create new heroes and villains that live alongside new incarnations of beloved Star Wars characters, and an epic story that dramatically bridges the saga films. The #DisneyPlusDay premiere of the behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Obi-Wan Kenobi starts streaming September 8 on Disney+.

Hasbro Reveals New Black Series Figures From Andor & Gaming Greats

Hasbro revealed six new additions to its Star Wars: The Black Series line over the last two days. The first four are inspired by the upcoming Disney Plus series, Andor. The other two figures come from the Gaming Greats Line. The figures look great and we hope to see similar announcements for The Vintage Collection at some point as well. Pre-order information is included in each figure’s description.

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan PMK for the press release and images!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES CASSIAN ANDOR (ALDHANI MISSION)

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Fall 2022)

In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian Andor embarks on a path that will turn him into the rebel hero who will challenge the evil Galactic Empire! STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6-inch scale CASSIAN ANDOR (ALDHANI MISSION) figure, inspired by the character’s appearance on Aldhani in the STAR WARS: ANDOR series. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 10/6 at 10AM ET exclusively at Walmart, and part of Walmart’s Collector Con.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES IMPERIAL OFFICER (DARK TIMES)

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Fall 2022)

In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian Andor embarks on a path that will turn him into the rebel hero who will challenge the evil Galactic Empire! STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6-inch scale IMPERIAL OFFICER (DARK TIMES) figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: ANDOR series. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 10/6 at 10AM ET exclusively at Walmart, and part of Walmart’s Collector Con.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES IMPERIAL OFFICER (FERRIX)

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Fall 2022)

In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian Andor embarks on a path that will turn him into the rebel hero who will challenge the evil Galactic Empire! STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6-inch scale IMPERIAL OFFICER (FERRIX) figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: ANDOR series. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 2 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 9/23 at 9AM ET exclusively at Target.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES SHORETROOPER

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Fall 2022)

In an era filled with danger, deception, and intrigue, Cassian Andor embarks on a path that will turn him into the rebel hero who will challenge the evil Galactic Empire! STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6-inch scale SHORETROOPER figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: ANDOR series. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 9/23 at 9AM ET exclusively at Target.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES GAMING GREATS BATTLE DROID

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Battle droids are no match for clone troopers or Jedi, but they weren’t designed to be smart—they were designed to overwhelm Republic civilians through sheer numbers, something they do very effectively. STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6-inch scale BATTLE DROID figure, inspired by the droid’s appearance in the STAR WARS: REPUBLIC COMMANDO video game. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with a unique weathered look and blaster accessory. Available for pre-order 9/15 at 11AM ET exclusively at GameStop as part of GameStop Collector Fest.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES GAMING GREATS ROCKET LAUNCHER TROOPER

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Rocket Launcher Troopers are specialized Stormtroopers serving the Galactic Empire’s campaign over the galaxy. These deadly soldiers are armed with an RPS-6 smart rocket launcher, a long-range weapon that’s incredibly difficult to deflect. STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6-inch scale ROCKET LAUNCHER TROOPER figure, inspired by the character’s appearance in the STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER video game. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with an RPS-6 smart rocket launcher accessory. Available for pre-order 9/15 at 11AM ET exclusively at GameStop as part of GameStop Collector Fest.

Custom Clone Wars Turbo Tank


In the past few years I have been able to pick up, on separate occasions, two massive Clone Wars Turbo Tank vehicles. Both of them are incomplete and I only paid maybe $20 for each of them. I couldn’t resist the price and it is a truly impresive vehicle. But I had never come up with any plan for one of them, let alone two. Apart from using one as a background for taking some action figure photos I basically brought them home and parked them under a “garage” at the bottom of one of my Star Wars room displays. I was actually considering selling at least one of them when a completely different project suddenly occupied my brain.

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A few years ago I had painted a custom Mon Calamari officer using a Power of the Force 2 Admiral Ackbar. Now the Mon Cal was one of Admiral Raddus’ staff as seen in Rogue One. Recently I had an extra Ackbar figure on hand and thought I would paint a second officer for Admiral Raddus. But as I began setting my desk up for some painting I suddenly lost interest in the project. I dont love painting entire figures and I’m not that great at doing it. Wethering, yes. Full repaints, not so much. The thought of starting this new figure was just not interesting to me so I put the figure aside and looked at my “Star Wars room to do list” that I keep on hand. I had a note that just said, “more Endor soldiers.” Hmmmm….I started rummaging through my greeblies and accessories and found a spare cloth Endor soldier trenchcoat. I put it on the Ackbar figure, thought it looked pretty cool and came up with a big idea:

Finally do something with the Turbo Tank AND assemble a team for it.

So that’s what I did.

This turned out to be one of the biggest custom projects I had ever tried as the plan was to paint the tank, customize it’s overall look by removing the rear section from it, add a bunch of greeblies to it and as I said, create a crew for it. I was worried about how the painting would turn out but since I had two vehicles I could afford to ruin one of them.

After removing the tires (They’re designed to be removed and reinstalled, a fun little add on feature for when your Clonetroopers need to change a flat tire) I taped off the chassis and bare wheel axles with painter’s tape. I also covered some of the more interesting sections of plating so that they would contrast with the green paint I would use. I think I ended up using a hunter green mixed with a little black.

I used an orange/brown mix of paint for the bottom portion of the tank to give a similar appearance as seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with the AT-ACT and cargo ship. Next I added various shades of weathering. In fact, except for some silver and red paint pens the entire project was done with regular dollar store acrylic paint.

I wanted the Turbo Tank to be more than just a new paint job so the next plan was to begin adding accessories and greeblies. A friend who used to collect GI Joe and Jurassic Park toys gave me a ton of parts he didn’t need and this is where I went to town, adding all sorts of accessories.

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I added sections of handrails that fit just perfect along the top of the vehicle.I drilled holes into the tank for the handrails to fit into. I added more railings and a few search lights in a few other spots too. It gave it a nice, junky look, much like the AT-TE that “old Captain Rex” and his fellow clones used in Star Wars Rebels.

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It’s all about the greeblies

Continuing on the outside of the vehicle I added extra laser cannons, a Kenner Millennium Falcon radar dish and two different action figure versions of the red tank that Baze Malbus has slung onto his back in Rogue One.

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The rear of the Turbo Tank has a removable module that can act as a sort of shelter. I removed this in order to add some extra firepower. I have had in my collection the quad guns and gunner’s chair from the Kenner Millennium Falcon and really wanted to use it so I glued it in place where the module would have been. I then added some paint and weathering to it. The new green colour of the tank had me thinking of “camoflague” so I added a few pieces of weathered “netting” to cover the gun turret. The material is actually anti-slip padding for carpets.

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Vintage Kenner Quad Cannon & Gunner’s Chair

Inside I added various data pads, laptops and even a clip board and coffee mug to help fill in the fairly empty interiors. These various accessories were usually grey and monotone so I added red, green and yellow paint for buttons and lights.

The last bit of customizing was to add a few Rebel Alliance stickers I bought on eBay.

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It was daunting to take on a job this big but I’m very happy with how things turned out, especially when I took it outside for some photos.

Next step: put together some teammates to go along with my new Endor Mon Cal figure.

Stay tuned!