It has begun - Pencils of my Droids Custom Snaggletooth!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-02-03, 09:06:49

I come to you today with some great news! I've begun work on my next Droids custom. This next one will be Snaggletooth. And here are the pencils so far... Image

I'm looking to continue the scum and villainy vibe of my last custom with another heist story. I have the rough architecture sketched out already (two-point perspective, baby!). There's likely to be a good bit of revisions, though. I want it to look more alleyway than it currently does. And I need to put in the background behind the Stormtroopers and add some foreground decorations. But I'm happy with the figures as they are, and that's the most important thing. Frankly, I hate doing backgrounds...

Let’s look at the numbers – Part II

by Darth Danno
on 2016-02-03, 08:43:53

The information contained therein was obtained from the website “Box Office Mojo”

Despite what you may say about “The Phantom Menace”, it’s the ONLY other Star Wars film aside from “TFA”, to have crossed the 1 billion mark worldwide making $1,027.0. Domestically, it made $474.5 and $552.5 overseas. It’s #21 on the all-time box office worldwide. Not too shabby for a film that got 56% on “Rotten Tomatoes” Tomatometer. “Revenge of the Sith” is next at #46, making $848.8 million. Then it’s “A New Hope” at #58 making $775.4 million, “Attack of the Clones” is #92 w/$649.4 million, “The Empire Strikes Back” is #134 at $538.4 million, and last but not least, “Return of the Jedi” is currently #161 making $475.1 million. So despite your feelings for Jar Jar, Anakin, and the rest. I think Lord Vader would say “Impressive…most impressive.

Also, “The Force Awakens” is now $3.5 million away from hitting the $900 million mark domestically, $12.2 million away from hitting $1,100.0 overseas, $75.3 million away from surpassing “Furious 7” overseas, $202.6 million away from surpassing “Titanic” worldwide, and $803.8 million away from surpassing “Avatar”. So everyone get out there and see it again, and again and again and again and…

Two weeks to make The Outer Realm a reality on Kickstarter!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-02-03, 08:38:25

What would be the definitive reference on Star Wars bootleg collectibles - The Outer Realm - is floundering in its efforts to secure funding via Kickstarter. With two weeks left, it's only half-way to its goal. And there've been some posts on Facebook asking why the book only has ...

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Countdown to Toy Fair 2016!!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-01-29, 09:09:39

Hello loyal readers! I'm writing to you today on a Friday to alert you to a special upcoming event! In just two weeks I'll be on my way to New York City to attend Toy Fair 2016. I'll be joined by long-time Cantina contributor and Galactic Postal Delivery cartoonist Steve Rensi.

Most of my prep work is completed, with events already RSVPed and meetings scheduled and confirmed. As you read this you're probably now asking yourself "What can I do to get the most out of's Toy Fair coverage?" Well let me tell you!

First, you can make sure to Follow BILLCABLE on Instagram. I pretty much only use my Instagram account to post photos from Toy Fair, so you don't need to worry about adding someone who clutters up your feed with tons of garbage.

Next, you should Like and Follow on Facebook. The Facebook page is a great way to get notices of new articles posted on, and we'll be uploading tons of photos there whenever we get a decent WiFi of data signal.

So do both of these, then watch for our full news coverage, in-depth reviews, and photos on the web site in the days and weeks after Toy Fair. With Star Wars hype in overdrive, we're sure to have a mountain of awesome content to share.

The circle is now complete... again.

by Bill Cable
on 2016-01-27, 07:39:04

A couple weeks ago I teased a story about a score that was not C-3PO centric. Shocking, to be certain! That's all I really buy these days. Well, despite defying logic, it's actually true!

You see, a few months back I made the decision to trade away my SW21 ...

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Let’s look at the numbers – Part I

by Darth Danno
on 2016-01-27, 07:35:48

The information contained therein was obtained from the website "Box Office Mojo"

"The Force Awakens" sits at the top of the domestic gross list, having so far earned $880.4 million. However, it’s #3 worldwide because when you look at the top earners overseas, it’s #4. Number 1 worldwide is "Avatar" ...

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Presenting…The Dannos!

by Darth Danno
on 2016-01-20, 09:09:40

Unable to take the dribble any longer that the "Academy" picks for its top films of the year, I’ve decided to create my own awards, showcasing those films I actually want/wanted to buy once they come out on DVD and not just the artsy-fartsy crap the Oscars dote on. Now ...

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CreatureCantina's very own recognized as ONE OF THE BEST!

by Tresob Yr
on 2016-01-13, 19:46:32

Who's that in the lead animated GIF for Kotaku Cosplay's "Some of the Best Star Wars Cosplay from the Past Five Years? Go check it out!, not the sexy Sith Lady, after the sexy Sith Lady.

Come on, guys, forget he sexy Sith Lady for a second, okay. This is serious business. The cosplayer right after her...the one dressed up like C-3PO flashing his parts.

Oh, if you are reading this page, I think you know exactly who is under the wire.

And now you can download an infinite-streaming GIF of him shaking his naked body at you forever and ever.

Anyway, congratulations! But we didn't need outside verification to tell us how great you are. We already knew you were the best...



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Welcome to 2006 - CreatureCantina joins FACEBOOK!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-01-13, 08:34:40

OK - I'll admit it - I was wrong. For years I've avoided creating a dedicated Facebook page for based on a bad assumption that it'd take away traffic to the site. I reasoned, "If people can get content on Facebook, why would they bother visiting at all?" That was really, really dumb, and something I thought about and decided like 10 years ago and forgot.

That was until recently. I haven't cared too much about site traffic in the past few years, until this year Toy Fair decided to ask for Analytics to grant a press badge. Thankfully made the cut, but only barely. So that got me thinking about what I can do to drive traffic here again - traffic like we got back in the good old days. And the obvious answer was Facebook. I already personally share my articles there pretty frequently, but a lot of those shares don't get much traction. Then it hit me - if I created a page, that page will serve as a reminder to fans that articles have been posted. I know people visit Facebook every day who don't visit every day (by a factor of about a billion). So I got to work, set up a app, and published a page. And now I'm about to send out several hundred invitations to everybody on my friends list. Hopefully the new FB page will gently prompt you to come see our latest postings... from time to time.

Or hey - if you're already here, you can jump to the Facebook page by clicking!

Everything's coming up 3PO!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-01-13, 07:56:29

The past month I've been pretty prolific adding new items to the 3PO collection. My Christmas haul was absolutely amazing. But today I'd like to talk about a bunch of things I've scored for myself.

First up is the brand new Bandai 1/12 scale C-3PO model. I stumbled upon this ...

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