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Lightsabers are such an essential part of STAR WARS lore, it's no surprise that this is actually the third time that a saber has been featured as part of Hasbro's Force Friday Countdown Calendar. Following entries on the 1977 Kenner Lightsaber and the 2008 Asajj Ventress Force FX Lightsaber, today we put the focus on the Ultimate FX Lightsaber assortment from 2012. I've never had the honor of wielding one of these personally, but they say that Hasbro's Ultimate FX Lightsabers gave fans a truly "authentic Jedi experience." No love for the Sith?

That Rodian bum bounty hunter Greedo has been the subject of "who shot first?" since 1997, when George Lucas decided to tweak the original 1977 film so that it appeared that Han Solo was shooting second, but in self-defense. Forget that, Han is pro-active, and certainly isn't giving some green guy in a bar the upper hand. One of the most recent versions of Greedo is a 2013 action figure from The Black Series, featured as today's entry into Hasbro's Force Friday Countdown Calendar....

Did you watch the Season Two premiere of STAR WARS REBELS on Disney XD this weekend? In THE SIEGE OF LOTHAL, we watched as Darth Vader came to realize that "the apprentice lives," and that Ahsoka Tano (voiced by Her Universe creator Ashley Eckstein) had returned to aid the Rebels. A fan favorite from THE CLONE WARS, Ahsoka first emerged on REBELS at the end of Season One after being revealed as the informant known as Fulcrum. What will her future hold? We'll find out more when new Season Two episodes debut this Fall, but we also know that she'll be getting an all-new action figure as a Mission Series two-pack with Darth Vader. Stay tuned...

With anticipation for J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS beginning to gain steam last year, Hasbro's Mission Series Two-packs brought some classics back to retail with sets like this one - a Bespin pair with Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader - Father and Son. Featured as today's entry into Hasbro's Force Friday Countdown Calendar, it just seems appropriate seeing that the Skywalker family is such an interesting dynamic when it comes to parenting and all. Happy Father's Day!

By 1985, the Kenner STAR WARS line was slowing down, with RETURN OF THE JEDI having wound the Original Trilogy to a close back in 1983. As the line shifted into THE POWER OF THE FORCE, new variations on the figures started being released, including Han Solo (In Carbonite Chamber). Featured as today's entry into Hasbro's Force Friday Countdown Calendar, this is a figure that I never had 30 years ago, but I do have a variation or two that's been released for the modern era.

Chewbacca! What a Wookiee! Chewy has been made many, many times over the years, starting with the classic Kenner STAR WARS collection. For 2014, Chewbacca was introduced as a 6" action figure as part of The Black Series line, and that's featured as today's entry into Hasbro's Force Friday Countdown Calendar. Since I don't have any of the 6" Black Series figures here at Rock Father HQ, I've pictured the 'Falcon co-pilot above with a similar figure from not long ago.

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