100 Days Until STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

It is 100 days until STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS opens in theaters, and to celebrate, I am counting down my 100 favorite things about Star Wars.  From now until December 18, 2015 I will be posting one of my favorite things from the Star Wars universe.  It can be from the movies, comic books or anything Star Wars related.  Let’s start with today’s entry:

#100: Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) action figure

This one has always been a favorite and there are several reasons why.  Part of it is because it is one of the first figures of Luke to come out after the originals.  Another thing is that unlike the first Luke figure, this one had a lightsaber that was removable from his hand, and not built in.  It also introduced me to the word “fatigues”, which up until that point there really wasn’t a reason for an 8 year old to use that word.  He is also easy to identify with, costume wise.  He is not wearing a white bathrobe or an orange jumpsuit, but a simple tan pant/shirt ensemble.    That makes it a lot easier to imitate if you wanted to fight Stormtroopers in the back yard.   All in all, this makes him one of my favorite figures from my favorite of the Star Wars movies.

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