Droids custom 4-LOM - inked!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-09-21, 08:49:50

Moving right along... I got the inks done on my art for my 4-LOM Droids custom. I'm not too shy to say - they're awesome.

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This one's going quickly, since the design is quite a bit less busy than my last few. Who knows - maybe the art will be done by Force Friday!

Now you can watch Star Wars on TV! With commercials!!!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-09-14, 10:00:28

According to Variety, Turner has secured the broadcasting rights for all Star Wars films for add-driven television through 2022! That means all those Star Wars fans out there who don't have a DVD player or a Blu-ray player or Netflix or didn't DVR them back when they aired commercial-free can now enjoy each of the Star Wars films extended out to 3 hours with the 40 minutes of premium commercials spliced in!

This comes at an especially opportune time with the 2016 US Presidential election in full swing. You can play "Palpatine or Not?" each time either the Emperor, Donald Trump, or Hillary Clinton's wrinkled visages pop up on your screen in brilliant high-definition! Is that pallid skin tone due to damage from Force lightning, or pneumonia?? I believe it's Sheev!!

Buckle up next week for the first of countless marathons, when TNT will broadcast Star Wars TWENTY-ONE TIMES over the course of five days! That's getting your $200-million-dollars-worth!!

A new adventure has begun! Droids 4-LOM!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-09-14, 08:11:33

Hello loyal readers! I'm thrilled to share the news you've been waiting to read for months - I've begun working on my next Droids custom! It was a crazy, chaotic summer, which delayed my endeavor for a bit. But now that I'm back to a standard work schedule and standard school schedule for the girls, I can allot some time to drawing.

If you missed the headline, my next custom will be for Vintage 4-LOM (proper Zuckuss). And the scene I've decided to create is of 4-LOM on the hunt! Unfortunately, it's not going too well for the bug guy...

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The pencils are still a bit rough, but they're coming along nicely. I have a good feeling about this one.

Lords of Swag

by Bill Cable
on 2016-09-07, 08:23:42

Swag has become something of a competitive sport in the Star Wars collecting hobby. Not a competition of who can collect the most (though that's certainly an endeavor, based on the people I've seen run full-throttle to get into a line, knocking aside old women and small children); it's become a competition on who can produce the coolest swag. Bragging rights are highly coveted. Kudos are savored. And the competition is brutal.

The result of this battle is piles and piles of amazing swag. And at a little gathering of several dozen of my closest friends over the weekend, the contest was thrilling. Some items were clever throwbacks. Others were simply high-quality. And at then end, I'm gonna need a secondary swag-only collecting room if I want to be able to display all this stuff!

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My personal top five faves (in no particular order):

  • Set of four pint glasses
  • Clee Sobieski art print
  • Vintage bell-style display
  • Wooden coaster set
  • Foodland Mr. Grocer Frisbee

Cable Droids Customs - a photo retrospective

by Bill Cable
on 2016-08-31, 09:34:56

Hello loyal readers! I recently posted a photo of my Droids ERG on Facebook (closed group - membership required), participating in a "Collectible of the Week" event. And I got a ton of questions from people not really familiar with my customs. So after that, I decided to put ...

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Cough up some dough, ya internationalites!!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-08-23, 08:15:35

One of the most frequent questions we got at the PSWCS booth at Celebration Europe was: "Can we order these gorgeous, golden 3PO coins online?" To which I'd reply "Yes... well, soon." Well soon is NOW!

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PSWCS.org and the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society have joined forces with Pets for U.S. Vets, a program of the Washington Area Humane Society in Washington, PA, to sell a C-3PO medallion to raise money for their ongoing mission of providing pets, free of charge, to military veterans. All animals are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and micro-chipped.

Pets for U.S. Vets was started by Suzi Smith in 2010 and she has worked tirelessly since then to secure funding to cover the costs of the free adoptions. Now in its sixth year, the program is averaging 50 adoptions per year to veterans.

To raise funds for Pets for U.S. Vets, PSWCS.org is selling a limited run of 1,000 medallions featuring C-3PO. This is the sixth medallion and charity that PSWCS.org has partnered with.

Each medallion has been cast in gold toned metal and features C-3PO on the front along with the date and name of the charity, Pets for U.S. Vets. The back has the PSWCS logo.

The medallions are sold online for $12.50 each, including shipping within the US, and are now available for shipping to international addresses. International shipping will be calculated by PayPal at the time of checkout. International buyers are responsible for any applicable import or customs fees.

The C-3PO medallions are fully approved by Lucasfilm and will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and receipt as they are tax deductible. Medallions are on sale now with over 300 already sold. Order yours today at http://www.pswcs.com/charity.cfm.

I am worthy!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-08-17, 08:27:30

There's something I've wanted to own for a while. It's not Star Wars, but still... wanted one for a long time. And it's the stupidest thing. Totally useless. It has no place in my collection. But I still wanted one. And a couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon an opportunity ...

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A very sad weekend

by Darth Danno
on 2016-08-17, 08:00:02

As I’m sure all of you already know, Kenny Baker passed away this past weekend. I actually got his autograph back on ’05, I believe, at a little convention here in Itasca, IL. I knew he wasn’t doing too well as of late, so last year at Celebration Anaheim, I ...

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Something’s missing

by Darth Danno
on 2016-08-11, 08:25:53

"Rogue One" opens in just over 125 days. We have the teaser trailer shown at Celebration Anaheim last year, the trailer we got a few months ago, the one shown at Celebration London, and now we'll have one shown on Thu. sometime during the Olympics. That's all well and good, ...

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by Tresob Yr
on 2016-08-11, 08:13:07

A lot of people are happy that Thrawn is now in Rebels, restoring his place in the Star Wars canon. It's a bit harder to see how other Expanded Universe characters will be so lucky.

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