Talk Star Wars Toys | Volume 15 Greedo

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This volume we look at the guy who didn't shoot at all. Greedo. 

But first lets look at the exciting board game,

X-Wing Miniatures 

Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures Gamerecreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!

Whatever your chosen vessel, the rules of X-Wingfacilitate fast and visceral gameplay that puts you in the middle of Star Wars fiercest firefights. Each ship type has its own unique piloting dial, which is used to secretly select a speed and maneuver each turn. After planning maneuvers, each ship's dial is revealed and executed (starting with the lowest skilled pilot). So whether you rush headlong toward your enemy showering his forward deflectors in laser fire, or dance away from him as you attempt to acquire a targeting lock, you'll be in total control throughout all the tense dogfighting action.

Star Wars: X-Wing features (three) unique missions, and each has its own set of victory conditions and special rules; with such a broad selection of missions, only clever and versatile pilots employing a range of tactics will emerge victorious. What's more, no mission will ever play the same way twice, thanks to a range of customization options, varied maneuvers, and possible combat outcomes. Damage, for example, is determined through dice and applied in the form of a shuffled Damage Deck. For some hits your fighter sustains, you'll draw a card that assigns a special handicap. Was your targeting computer damaged, affecting your ability to acquire a lock on the enemy? Perhaps an ill-timed weapon malfunction will limit your offensive capabilities. Or worse yet, your pilot could be injured, compromising his ability to focus on the life-and-death struggle in which he is engaged...

The Star Wars: X-Wing starter set includes everything you need to begin your battles, such as scenarios, cards, and fully assembled and painted ships. What's more, Star Wars: X-Wing's quick-to-learn ruleset establishes the foundation for a system that can be expanded with your favorite ships and characters from the Star Wars universe.

  • Year Published 2012
  • Designers Steven Kimball James Kniffen Corey Konieczka Jason Little Brady Sadler Adam Sadler
  • Artists Matt Allsopp Sacha Angel Diener Jon Bosco Matt Bradbury Blake Henriksen Jason Juta Lucasfilm Ltd.Henning Ludvigsen Jorge Maese Dallas Mehlhoff Scott Murphy David A. Nash Matthew Starbuck Nicholas Stohlman Angela Sung
  • Publishers Fantasy Flight Games

I love the sculpts on these and will start collecting asap.

10% off X-Wing miniatures here -

Lets get onto someone who needs no introduction.

Greedo

Though pictured on the back of the Star Wars 20 and 21 back cards with a Stormtrooper blaster, the figure was packed with a Han Solo Blaster.

Though this figure was originally included in the Cantina Adventure Set, it made its first appearance on the Star Wars 20 back card.

Craziest Star Wars action figure fact: The vintage Greedo, in his snazzy green jumpsuit and space boots, may not be the most accurate of all the versions that have been released to date, but he is (technically speaking) the only one of them made that didn't even consider shooting first?

Though all vintage figures have minor variations, the Greedo figure has only one major variations. What is commonly referred to as the Tri-logo version, available in many parts of Europe, was molded in a richer green plastic. This figure, though hard to spot with the untrained eye, can easily be picked out by it's lack of COO* stamp. There is one documented example of a Greedo with blue spray opts, as opposed to the regular aqua green, but it is too early in this variation's discovery to state its scarcity.

8/10

Average loose price £18 Highest £75

Average Moc price £171 Highest £316

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