Star Wars Celebration (Sat)

by Darth Danno
on 2017-05-18, 10:02:13

Got up and went to "Gatorville" for their buffet breakfast before boarding the shuttle back to the convention center. Today was relatively light schedule-wise. Only one autograph: Felicity Jones, and two photo-ops: a Felicity Jones solo, and a Felicity Jones/Alan Tudyk combo. This was good as I was also getting ...

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 throws down the gauntlet!

by Bill Cable
on 2017-05-17, 08:14:17

If you follow me on Facebook, you know I'm a big fan of Marvel films, and in particular a HUGE fan of Guardians of the Galaxy. GotGV2 did not disappoint, and I'm thrilled to see its box office success. Almost as happy as I've been having Mr. Blue Sky on a constant loop in my head.

Guardians 2 has crossed the half-way mark towards $1 billion at the box office. The film will surely reach that target world wide, so now it's up to The Last Jedi to meet the 2 billion it's predicted to make. The recent rumors that The Last Jedi will have the biggest reveal in Star Wars history can't help but boost its box office grosses - unless that reveal is spoiled since half the world will get to see the movie before the USA. Those damn Swedes better not spoil this for me!!

It's kinda interesting that Disney is basically competing against itself for box office supremacy. In the Marvel v/s Star Wars war, Disney wins. And they win big! I don't think there's any doubt The Last Jedi will come out on top in 2017, but it's gratifying to see GotGV2 more than holding up its own against the rest of the field. I just wish I understood why the Fast and the Furious franchise banks so much moola. I mean... they're okay... but they're not a billion plus okay. I'm just dumbfounded on that front.



Star Wars Figures Worst to First - ROTJ77/79: Part 2!!

by Bill Cable
on 2017-05-10, 07:03:55

It's been a little over a month since Part 1 of our ROTJ77/79 Worst-to-First Countdown, and I hope you'll forgive us the delay. You see... there was this small get-together down in Orlando which took up a bit of my focus for a while... and well, you know...

For Part 2, we look at the "better" half of the figures released in the second wave of ROTJ figures. You'll note I put "better" in quotes, and that was on purpose. Because while these figures are subjectively better than the group in Part 1, there's still a lot to be desired on almost all of them.

Next up will be the much nicer Power of the Force wave. Stay tuned!!



Star Wars Celebration (Fri)

by Darth Danno
on 2017-05-10, 06:56:29

Didn’t get up quite as early today as I no longer needed to get into the special line to get the Hasbro Exclusive figure. So this am we actually took time to have breakfast at "Gatorville". A nice buffet featuring juice, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, cereal, etc… Once we ...

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Celebrate May the 4th and Support No Warrior without Help

by Bill Cable
on 2017-05-04, 07:33:49

After a successful debut at Star Wars Celebration, PSWCS.org is now offering their remaining BB-8 charity medallions online. Each medallion is $15 shipped in the US (international shipping available) and all proceeds benefit No Warrior without Help.

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No Warrior without Help, based in Central Pennsylvania, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides direct financial support to assist wounded veterans as well as train service dogs.

The limited edition medallion is fully approved by Lucasfilm and has an edition size of 1000 pieces. Each medallion features the likeness of BB-8 on the front, along with the date and the name of the charity, No Warrior without Help. The back features the PSWCS logo.

PSWCS.org is excited to announce a special offer! You can purchase a 2-pack of medallions for only $23.99 with free shipping. This 2-pack features both the 2017 BB-8 medallion, and the 2016 C-3PO medallion which benefits the Pets for U.S. Vets program at the Washington (Pennsylvania) Area Humane Society. This offer is only available to residents of the USA.

You can place your orders now at http://pswcs.com/charity.cfm



Happy stupid, fake Star Wars holiday, everybody!!

by Bill Cable
on 2017-05-04, 07:27:39

Today is the day we officially celebrate Star Wars, all because some dude somewhere noticed that if you say the date in the torturedly wrong order as "May the Fourth" it sounds exactly like the Nerd from Robot Chicken saying "May the Force." And thus a holiday was born - ...

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Special Delivery at Celebration Orlando!

by Bill Cable
on 2017-05-03, 08:29:22

My best pick-up at Celebration Orlando 2017 actually originated from Celebration Europe 2016. Before CE, a group of friends and I visited Greenham Common, the former RAF base near London that served as the Resistance Base in The Force Awakens. It was a ridiculously awesome experience.



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Star Wars Celebration (Thu)

by Darth Danno
on 2017-05-03, 07:50:13

Got up @ 5:30 am, skipped breakfast in order to catch the shuttle at 6:30, and pulled into the convention center @ 6:45. The good news was that the bus dropped us off right in front of the doors, the bad news was we had to walk all the waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ...

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Secret Celebration project - what might have been!

by Bill Cable
on 2017-05-03, 07:23:27

So last week I revealed my Celebration Orlando 2017 Collecting Track participant gift. It turned out amazing, and was beloved by all! But it's not even close to what I originally planned to make.

I started with a different idea, and Chris G and I bounced a bunch of emails ...

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And a word from Tom Spina!

by Darth Danno
on 2017-05-03, 07:09:41

Got an email last week from the man himself, Mr. Tom Spina that he asked I share with everyone!

Hey Daniel,

Hope all’s going well. Not sure if you saw our booth at celebration but we just launched a second company, with the license to create themed Star Wars furniture.

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The new site’s Star Wars page is here: http://www.regalrobot.com/star-wars-furniture-art-decor/

Do you think it could be something you’d want to share on the site? (or perhaps post on social and try to get us some likes as we launch?)

Thanks much and once again, hope all’s well and that you’ve recovered from the show!

Best Regards,
Tom

I did get a chance to stop by his booth while at the show (but didn’t know it was his at the time) and it was AWESOME!! Everyone needs to check this stuff out. It’s really cool and a must-have for all the die-hard Star Wars fans out there. Now I just need to find room to put it all!



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