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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Usurpation

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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Upcoming Droids Customs - YOU decide!!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-08-10, 08:41:38

Hello loyal readers and art aficionados! I come to you today with a request. I already have my next two Droids customs lined up. They will be 4-LOM (Vintage 4-LOM... actual Zuckuss. You know what I mean.) and then IG-88. I have the bubbles ready to go, and I'm almost ...

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Making the best of a bad situation - for charity!!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-08-10, 07:32:05

I have a listing on eBay right now, and I have a bit of explaining to do...

You see... what had happened wuz... well, PSWCS (the club I run) teamed up with Norwich Star Wars Club UK and The Dark Empire to produce a patch to give away at Celebration Europe ...

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Bill Cable reviews Celebration Europe 2016

by Bill Cable
on 2016-08-03, 08:50:04

Hello loyal readers! I'm back from the British Isles, and getting back into the swing of things. The impetus for my travels was, of course, Star Wars Celebration. And I figured I'd share my impressions of the event, since you're all obviously very interested.

I attend Celebrations primarily to get a ...

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And the Celebration commenced…without me

by Darth Danno
on 2016-08-03, 07:58:00

Celebration Europe has come and gone and sadly, I was not in attendance. I know, I know, one would think the powers-that-be would have cancelled the whole thing upon hearing this, but apparently they didn’t get the memo. So, I hope all of you who went had a good time, safe travels, and all the Star Wars goodness you could stand. If anyone got any SW swag that for whatever reason (Boss, this includes you) that you didn’t want or need (this can include giveaways, exclusives, Daisy Ridley’s phone number, etc…) I’d be happy to take it/them off your hands, and Paypal some $$$ your way if need be.

While you were there, I hope you caught "One of a Kind Star Wars Collectibles" with our own Bill Cable on the Star Wars Fan and Collector’s stage. My good friend at Twin Suns Outpost, Eric Pfeifer also hosted a panel of his own at Celebration: "Pursuing a Collection at Any Age", on the same stage, but later in the day.

Continue to post lots of pictures, tell lots of stories, and stream lots of video. Let’s keep it going until Celebration Orlando NEXT year! Know the Force was with you, and I was there with you as well, but in spirit, just not the blue ghost kind as seen in the films, cause that would have been weird as I’m not dead…yet.



Action Figure Store Owner to Action Hero

by Tresob Yr
on 2016-08-02, 20:21:48

This weekend, a fatal flash flood tore through Ellicott City, MD. (I don't live there, but it is a regular haunt for the Tresob Tribe.) According to the news, the flood claimed at least two lives and obliterated rows of shops that lined an always busy street.

One of those shops is All Time Toys. It's a hip little independent toy store...although I treated it more like a pop culture museum.

Mrs. Tresob always had to commandeer my wallet whenever I crossed its threshold.

In the midst of the chaos of the flood, All Time Toys store owner, Jason Barnes, led people to "make a human chain" to rescue a woman whose car was being swept away by the flood.

Here's the full NBC news piece with eyewtiness video of the rescue Shop Owner Video Shows Dramatic Rescue During Ellicott City Flooding

I don't know Mr. Barnes or how to help him, but I think this story needs to make the rounds in collector circles.



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