Thursday, February 3, 2011

Toryn Farr Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Custom Action Figure Art

Welcome back to Star Wars Week DAY 4! Since I've been focusing on Expanded Universe characters in days 1-3, today I'll bring our focus back to the Original Trilogy with a character who, despite very limited screen time, plays an important role in The Empire Strikes Back's "Battle of Hoth"...Toryn Farr.

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"Who is Toryn Farr?" you ask. According to Wookieepedia, she's the rebel officer who ordered the massive ion cannon to fire at approaching Star Destroyers, offering cover fire for escaping Rebel transports during the battle of Hoth.

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According to me, she's the female rebel who touches the pointy thing to the clear map when Han walks by. (See image below.)
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I can understand why Hasbro never made her but I feel that she is the centerpiece of any Echo Base Command area diorama, especially since they gave us the tactical screen with General Rieekan.
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The headset is made from model kit parts and scraps. I actually contoured the earpiece to her ear so that it stays close to her head and doesn't fall off easily.
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It is also removable so she can continue her adventures after she escapes Hoth.
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I gave her the rank of Lt. Commander (Major) as ordering giant cannons to fire should come from someone with some kind of higher rank.
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I hope you dig her. If you do, subscribe to my blog and stay tuned as Star Wars Week continues tomorrow with a variation of a popular character from the "Star Wars: Legacy" comic book series. Until then, I remain "The Insidious One."

7 comments:

  1. She looks great!! Love the pics you took.

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  2. As the son of the actress who played Toryn Farr - thank you! This looks great.

    Yours

    Son of Farr

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  3. I love it! Really nice rendition.

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  4. Thanks for the kind words Elias, Son of Farr, and Susanne!

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  5. Very nice. Using it as a template to create my own.

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  6. This particular custom was made and sold several years ago. However, you can now buy Hasbro's version. http://www.rebelscum.com/23-Toryn-Farr-The-Black-Series-Hasbro.asp But I must admit, I'm not a fan of their sculpt. I may have to make one of these heads for her for my own collection.

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