Happy legitimate Star Wars Day!!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-05-25, 10:03:25

May 25th, 1977 - the day that changed everything.

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And now…a word from Tom Spina!!

by Darth Danno
on 2016-05-25, 06:55:34

Hey everyone!

Over the past few months we have completely updated our entire website with a beautiful, clean new look that works great on desktop, phones and tablets.

Of course, we have also been working on quite a few cool projects and events, many of which can be seen on the new site in the newsfeed and portfolio.

For fans of our foam heads and collecting supplies, you'll find an updated Shop with new pricing and case options!

Please visit the new site and click around to check out all of the fun stuff we have been up to! Thanks for reading!

Tom Spina Designs

Have a great holiday everyone! Keep cool, keep the bugs at bay, and Keep watching the Star Wars films over and over and over and over and…!



Bill Cable disseminating at Celebration Europe!!!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-05-18, 09:00:18

Celebration Europe is fast approaching, and I'm trilled to share that I will be an official feature of the festivities! The panel I submitted with legendary collectors Andrew Davies and David Tree was chosen for the Collecting Track! Here's the official announcement:

First Panels for the Star Wars Collecting Track Revealed

Our panel will focus on one-of-a-kind collectibles. Here's the description:

One-of-a-Kind Star Wars Collectibles

The term "rare" can mean many things in the collecting realm. It's used to describe mass-produced toys that are just hitting retailers, chase-variant bobbles in trading card sets, and pre-production prototypes that can number in the dozens. While "rare" can mean whatever a seller wishes it to mean, there's a different term which is unmistakable: One-of-a-kind. Join us as we showcase a selection of collectibles so rare that each is the only example known to exist! Presented by Bill Cable, Andrew Davies and Dave Tree.

Now doesn't that sound entertaining? Personally, it's an honor to be to be chosen for one of their very limited Collecting Track slots, and I'd like to thank the academy... er... the committee for this opportunity. This time I promise not to wear a 3PO onesie. That is unless my selection was contingent on presenting in such a onesie, in which case I will abide!



Wacky new Mexican bootlegs!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-05-18, 08:46:10

As they say ad nauseam over there on the Facebooks - "Mail Call!"

I scored this small lot of quirky Star Wars bootlegs out of Mexico off of eBay a month back, and at long last they arrived on my doorstep. And surprises abounded!

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They're cast off the Playskool Heroes line, though unarticulated. My first surprise is that these figures are soft, rubber gummies rather than hard plastic. I fully expected them to be rigid, especially since I saw others offered that had a chrome finish.

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They also smell terrible. It might be that they were shipped wrapped in a thick, cling-wrap type plastic sheet. But whatever the cause, I'm pretty sure it's unhealthy that these are still sitting on my desk.

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You can see considerable flashing at the seams. The hallmark of a quality bootleg run!

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I picked up 8 total. I was really only interested in the 3PO, but with this seller's lots, there were some that contained 3 figures, and others that contained 8. All were priced exactly the same. None had any packaging or indication they're sold at retail, so it's entirely possible these are just homemade casts rather than true bootlegs. Though I'd say the lack of bubbles in the translucent ones indicate some level of sophistication in their manufacture. So - TBD. I gotta reach out to my contacts in Mexico. For the price I paid, they're well worth it whatever they might be.



Celebration Orlando!

by Darth Danno
on 2016-05-18, 08:11:56

Star Wars Celebration returns to Orlando, Florida next April. Tickets go on sale next Wednesday. I know they haven’t announced much else for it (heck, they haven’t even announced much for Celebration Europe, and that’s less than 60 days away.) But below are the 10 things that NEED to happen to make next year’s Celebration the best ever:

  1. Increase the number of Jedi Knight and Jedi Master Badges available so they’re not completely gone in under 2 minutes.
  2. Have multiple screenings of "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith" in 3D so it’s not a clusterf*** to get seats.
  3. Have numerous stars and behind the scenes people from "The Force Awakens" and "Rogue One" in the autographing area. (Celebration Anaheim had "0")
  4. John and Mary Jo Tenuto need to come to Celebration (they’ve never been to one before) AND host at least one panel!
  5. Tom Spina and Pablo Hidalgo need to host another Cantina panel.
  6. CC.com needs to host a panel!
  7. Donnie Yen photo-ops
  8. Donnie Yen signing in the autograph area.
  9. Daisy Ridley photo-ops
  10. Daisy Ridley signing in the autographing area.

I also wanted to have "Daisy Ridley accepting my proposal of marriage" but I uh…ran out of room, yeah, that’s it, that’s the ticket! We’ll just have to wait and see how many of these come to pass, until then, let’s hope the Force is with us!



TFA as PSA

by Tresob Yr
on 2016-05-17, 20:19:32

This comic comes with a trigger warning AND a spoiler warning. (Because I know the CC.com audience is really worried about being warned about trigger topics...)

It may well be the most deeply offensive comic I have ever produced for this site.

But if you search your feelings regarding the plot of The Force Awakens, you will know it to be true.

Indeed, the most dangerous thing about Kylo Ren isn't his force powers or his irrational violence...it's the message he sends to kids from broken homes.

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How unfair!!!

by Darth Danno
on 2016-05-12, 08:02:53

I went and saw "Captain America: Civil War" last Friday and considering how many times I saw the trailer for it when going to see "The Force Awakens", almost demanded to see a trailer for "Rogue One"…nope. Got a trailer for the new X-Men film, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2", ...

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Droids custom Greedo - Inks are DONE!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-05-11, 07:35:51

Good news everyone - I've finished the inks on my Droids-style Greedo artwork! This piece is by a good stretch my most "busy" Droids piece (one might say cluttered). Tons of ink work. Of course it's nothing compared to my old pen-and-ink "Cable Originals", but these line art pieces are a unique challenge because you gotta get the lines just right. There's no room for error. So it's pain-staking.

Well... ok, there is a bit of room for error. Photoshop can cover up all sorts of sins.

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Beedo Gets Carded! Again!

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2016-05-05, 07:47:10

Okay, I've been sitting on this one for a while. After a cinema run and the release of the DVDs and Blu-Rays, everyone who's interested in Star Wars should have seen Episode VII by now, so nobody should be complaining about spoilers.

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The CCG is still a thing, right? I can't keep track of what the young 'uns are into anymore. Happy Star Wars Day!



Meme time!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-05-04, 08:29:08

To... *ahem*... celebrate May the 4th ( a totally illegitimate holiday based on a lazy pun that I despise because the real Star Wars day is May 25th), I've put together a meme for your enjoyment.

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Full disclosure - this meme was inspired by a similar ...

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