Action Figures & Their Beers - Easter beast

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2015-03-28, 02:46:22


This year Easter took me by surprise. Not only because the year has absolutely zoomed by and we’re almost in April before I knew it, but I found an Easter-themed beer by complete accident, which leads me to this unexpected review.

Wychwood Brewery, which has made many, many brews ...

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Celebration Anaheim schedule is now live!

by Darth Danno
on 2015-03-25, 12:13:25

At least now I can start to plan out my day(s). Here's what interests me:

The J.J. Abrams & Kathleen Kennedy Simulcast (10:00 -11:00 on the Digital stage, Behind-the scenes stage, Collectors stage, Fan stage, and Celebration stage) With it being shown everywhere, everyone who wants a ...

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Hunt for the Hunters at Celebration!

by Bill Cable
on 2015-03-23, 07:25:30

Continuing a tradition that started in 2005 and has carried through all U.S. Celebrations since, six regional Star Wars collecting clubs will be giving away custom patches at their booths at Celebration Anaheim 2015. Each Lucasfilm-approved patch is fully embroidered and depicts an action figure from the vintage Star Wars line by Kenner. Collect all six to complete your set of Bounty Hunters from The Empire Strikes Back!

The patches will be available free of charge, and only 1000 sets will be produced. Each club will set their own distribution schedule and policies. You can find the patches at the following booths:

  • California Vintage Star Wars Collectors' Club (IG-88) - Booth 1065
  • Indiana Star Wars Collecting Community (Boba Fett) - Booth 1067
  • Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club (4-LOM) - Booth 1076
  • Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (Bossk) - Booth 1077
  • Star Wars Grand Florida Alliance (Dengar) - Official Pix Autograph Drop-Off Table
  • Washington DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club (Zuckuss) - Booth 976 Image

Start Kicking

by Tresob Yr
on 2015-03-22, 20:31:17

Okay, okay, it looks like I'm abusing my privileges to plug a little Kickstarter campaign for the Kaiju Kaos Soundtrack: vol 2...

But Kaiju Kaos does in fact have significant connections, so it's actually newsworthy. See, the Kaiju Kaos Soundtrack is a project by Stratos...Who the heck is Stratos you ask, forgetful reader?

CC lorists (and attentive readers) will remember Stratos as supplying the soundtrack to the Flash animation I made using on early Darth Danno script submissions for Bill's "Cantina" strip: A Little Halloween Nightmare from 2006

So now I'm returning the favor.

And...uhm...if you scroll down the Kickstarter page you will notice a little robot figurine advertised as the first stretch goal, a figurine rendered by your humble Cantina contributor. (I did the renders based on reference shots I was sent; it's based on a fan-character from the now defunct Slagacon ), self-promotion. Like we've never been above self-promotion around here.

Anyway, if you drop $15 bucks +$5 shipping, and push the kickstarter beyond the stretch goal, you can get a little plastic toy that I spent a couple of weeks rendering while trying to keep the Neo-Tresob balanced on my knee. Talk about rare collectibles. Nifty, eh? Now, go pledge before the clock runs out!

Make your voice heard on U-Grading!

by Bill Cable
on 2015-03-20, 08:49:08 has been covering the Anti U-Grade movement in the hobby and its early successes with UKG. Now it's time for the next effort. We're proud to direct our loyal readers to the following petition, which seeks to encourage AFA to do the right thing and end U-grading. Please sign the petition!

Petition to Action Figure Authority (AFA) to End The Practices of U-Grading and Opening Factory Sealed Vintage Items

A fine kettle of…whatever passes in the Star Wars galaxy for fish!

by Darth Danno
on 2015-03-20, 07:11:58

They've announced all the autograph guests for Celebration and I need a whopping...2; Kirk Thatcher and Steve Gawley. Four is you count Steve Blum and Tiya Sircar from "Rebels", but they're only signing on Sunday. I remember when Warwick Davis was at Celebration V and had limited signing times, it was an absolute madhouse. Freddie Prinze Jr. we know will be there, but it doesn't look like he'll be signing at all. Not a single signer from Episode VII????? What the Force????? Are they going to have any photo-ops? No word on that anywhere, I know there are a bunch I'd like/pay to get, but they'd have to be offered first. So we'll just have to wait and see. The good news is it all starts a month from this past Monday!!! Now I just have to come up with stuff to write about until then. I guess if I can't dazzle them with brilliance, I'll have to baffle everyone with...Bantha poodoo.

Action Figures & Their Beers - I got the blues so good

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2015-03-19, 04:29:02


Hey, guess what? I recently got a third bottle of beer as a gift in as many weeks! They say the measure of a man can be judged by his friends. If that’s the case, I must be one Hell of a guy, because I’ve sure got amazing friends!

My ...

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Coming to Celebration - CLIFF freakin' CLAVIN!!!

by Bill Cable
on 2015-03-18, 09:43:19

I read the BEST NEWS the other day - something that finally got me REALLY excited for Celebration Anaheim! The one and only John Ratzenberger will be attending! You may know Ratzenberger as Marjor Bren Derlin, or as the voice actor from EVERY SINGLE Pixar film. But me, I know him as Cliff Clavin. Back in high school I was a HUGE fan of Cheers. The series ended during my senior year, and I remember sitting alone in my parents' bedroom to watch the last half of the season undisturbed, absorbing as much of each episode as I was able. And my favorite character from the series? Cliffy!

And now I'll have the opportunity to meet him. I'm psyched.

To celebrate this great news, I'm going to share one of my old Cable Original drawings... Bren Derlin:

Action Figures & Their Beers - Out of my gourd

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2015-03-15, 12:03:26


Happy Ides of March! Today, we explore the other beer Greeata brought me from the States: Southern Tier’s Pumking, and the requisite creepy skeleton-type guy to go along with it: Scare Glow.

“Wait a minute, Beedo,” I can hear you thinking (Yes, I can hear your thoughts. Fear me.), “didn’t you ...

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Got a scoop!!!

by Darth Danno
on 2015-03-11, 06:50:32

Got word directly from Acme Archives (via Twitter) the Celebration Anaheim prints will be up for pre-sale online starting Mon, Mar 30th! No word on what each individual print will cost (or what time the madness begins), but you'll be able to get advance dibs on 'em starting then. Better order ahead of time to avoid disappointment if any of them sell out (I know at least one did last time.) And that's one less thing you have to carry $$$ around for. is not affiliated with Lucasfilm Ltd. or any of its licensees... damn them to hell. Can't they see a golden opportunity when they see it? Buy us, you fools! You already own our souls and all our money... buy US!!!
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