Sunday, 2 October 2011

The A-Team and Star Wars together at last! The Bad Guys in an Action Figure mash-up!

What is inside this old tin of Quality Street?
Let us open it and take a look.

Star Wars figures and for some reason a small bottle of rum.
This must be from my youth.
I wonder what is written on that list?

Ah it appears to be an inventory of the figures in the tin.
I shall just turn it over.
Wait a moment, what is that at the bottom?

Aside from "Thingy" and "Jabba Weirdo" two lesser known characters from the Star Wars canon, there are 4 "Bad Guys" from the A-Team.
Let's take a look.
Gosh they look mean.
Were they from the original series or are they simply generic bad guys?
Actually these were made as oppostion for the set of A-Team figures.
I don't have the A-team I only have "The Bad Guys".
I got them from Woolworths in a sale.
I thought they would fit in with my Star Wars figures, they are the same size after all.
I had to look this up on the net, I found out their names (I didn't keep packaging, I was a normal child and played with my toys).
This is Cobra.
What's wrong with his eye?

This is Rattler.
He looks quite kind actually. Maybe he's a gardener.
And here's Python.
Another Bad Guy with an eye problem.
And Viper.
Or Groundskeeper Willie.
Actually this guy is pretty detailed.
Looks like the kind of guy you might meet down the pub.
So yes I did put these bad guys (who were bereft of their destined opposition) to work for the Empire.
Seemed right.
Of course we all remember the scene in Jabba the Hutt's Palace (I wasn't rich so I used my garden for this) where he met with Bounty Hunters including The Bad Guys from the A Team.
And on the Forest Moon of Endor who could forget The Bad Guys lending a hand to Darth Vader's shenanigans?
They were mean.
 They were tough.
I had no idea who the hell they were supposed to be from the series,
but like Emily loved Bagpuss
I loved The Bad Guys...

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