PSWCS.org asks: Why Fly SOLO??

by Bill Cable
on 2018-05-24, 07:35:00

The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS) is excited to announce the two pack of their charity medallions. Purchase both their newest medallion Luke Skywalker to support The ARC of Pennsylvania and their BB-8 medallion to support No Warrior without Help. For only $23.99 shipped in the US (international shipping available) you can support two great charities!

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http://www.pswcs.com/charity.cfm

The ARC of Pennsylvania, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has 33 chapters throughout the state, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They provide advocacy services, early intervention, housing, home-care assistance, day supports, respite and job training for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities - including Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy. They also provide support services for their family members and friends.

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.

These limited-edition medallions are fully approved by Lucasfilm and each have an edition size of 1000 pieces. One medallion features the likeness of Luke Skywalker and the other medallion features the likeness of BB-8 on the front, along with the date and the name of each charity, The ARC of Pennsylvania or No Warrior without Help. The back features the PSWCS logo.

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



Droids Custom Gamorrean Guard: Inked!

by Bill Cable
on 2018-05-23, 08:06:09

It's been a long time since I've done any Droids Customs art... but I was able to get back into the swing of things pretty quickly! A week ago I penciled this art. And then Monday night I inked it. Completely. All in one session. Check it out!

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Pretty badass, huh? I'm always trying to tell a story with my Droids Customs. This story is a tragedy.

Unless you're a rancor. Then it's a joyful tale about a tasty snack!

Next up will be to scan it in and start coloring. That's always time consuming. But it really shouldn't be too long before I'll be ready to start assembling this run. Fun times!!



Star Wars After Dark (Thu morn.)

by Darth Danno
on 2018-05-23, 07:53:15

Got up at 7 am with plans to get to the park bet. 9-9:30. Passed on breakfast thinking I'd get something to eat while at Disney. Fortunately the hotel offered free shuttle service to & from DL, all one had to do was show the driver their room key. I ...

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2018 PSWCS.org charity medallion revealed: LUKE JEDI!

by Bill Cable
on 2018-05-22, 06:36:12

The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS) and The ARC of Pennsylvania have teamed up to produce Luke Skywalker charity medallions, which are now available to purchase. This exclusive collectible has a limited run, so be sure to get yours today. Each medallion is $12.50 shipped in the US (international shipping available) and all proceeds benefit The ARC of Pennsylvania.

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The ARC of Pennsylvania, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has 33 chapters throughout the state, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They provide advocacy services, early intervention, housing, home-care assistance, day supports, respite and job training for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities - including Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy. They also provide support services for their family members and friends.

The limited-edition medallion is fully approved by Lucasfilm and has an edition size of 1000 pieces. Each medallion features the likeness of Luke Skywalker on the front, along with the date and the name of the charity, The ARC of Pennsylvania. The back features the PSWCS logo. You can place your orders now at pswcs.com/charity.cfm



Star Wars After Dark (Wed)

by Darth Danno
on 2018-05-16, 07:06:39

My flight took off shortly before 10:00 my time, so I touched down at John Wayne airport shortly after 12 pacific time. I gathered my luggage and headed out to meet the shuttle. After collecting all of the riders, the shuttle departed to start dropping everyone off at their assigned ...

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Zuckuss to Be You

by Tresob Yr
on 2018-05-14, 18:46:14

The Boba Fett Fan Club is closing in on wrapping up its first season of "No Disintegrations." Here, Boba responds to a message from the Zuckster.



The Golden Grail... part TWO??!!

by Bill Cable
on 2018-05-10, 06:25:17

So you guys remember last week when I revealed The Golden Grail to the world and talked about how it was the only confirmed example of an ESB45 C-3PO in the entire world? Well, as Yoda might say... "No. There is another!"

Just TWO DAYS after I shared my discovery to the world, this popped up on eBay:

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You might recognize that piece as an ESB45 C-3PO with Removable Limbs. Before April 9th, believed not to exist. I owned the only one in the world for a grand total of 160 hours.

Interesting things to note:

  • The eBay seller is also based in Hong Kong.
  • Both this eBay seller and my eBay seller aslo listed a blue-back ESB41 2-1B around the same time.
  • This bubble does NOT have a big black X on it.
  • Both are unpunched.
  • Both were manufactured at the Smile factory.

And I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that both were picked up from the same exact Vintage toy shop in Hong Kong.

This example didn't enjoy the same level of community ignorance that allowed me to snag mine for $255...

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With that kind of return on investment, you'd think I bought Arkansas cattle futures!! Though I'd argue that even $2,661.56 was a bargain for this piece. Again the really big spenders must have missed this one. Still, I think nassau_san owes me a commission for talking the ESB45 up just before he listed his auction.

If anybody out there wants to pay me a retainer to alert them next time I see one... I'm very reasonable!



At long last... BUBBLES!!

by Bill Cable
on 2018-05-09, 08:00:17

Nineteen months ago I ordered a new batch of custom bubbles for my Droids custom carded figures. After numerous delays due to equipment problems for the guy who makes them for me, they've finally been produced and delivered! I'm now ready to get back into the groove of making some more art!

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I ordered enough bubbles to make seven more customs. Each run will be exactly 15 figures. Because I know you're gonna ask, here's the list of upcoming customs:

  • Admiral Ackbar
  • AT-AT Driver
  • Gamorrean Guard
  • Lando Skiff Disguise
  • Power Droid
  • Ree Yees
  • Squidhead

These figures were chosen because they're some of my personal favorites (and because they're relatively cheap... though not as cheap as they were nineteen months ago). First up will be Gamorrean Guard! And something extra cool - the guy who made the bubbles actually produced an inner tray for the Gam Guards! They're gonna be SO LEGIT! I'm about half-way done with the pencils. Look for progress reports soon.



I am blown away

by Bill Cable
on 2018-05-09, 07:48:46

A few weeks back, I got an IM through Facebook alerting me to an auction. It was for a Kelloggs C-3PO's Cereal shelf talker. I have the life-sized C-3PO's Cereal standee, but I didn't have any other advertising stuff. I checked it out briefly, but I was in the middle of something then I had dinner. By the time I got around to really looking at it, it had sold BIN. This was the day after I'd won The Golden Grail, so I didn't feel too bad about missing it. I was still anxiously awaiting my tracking number and stressing about the GG's transpacific journey.

A few days later, the guy who initially alerted me to the auction send me another IM. He purchased another shelf talker off the same seller. And he told me this:

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I would like you to have it, a gift for all you've done for the community. Your custom Droids were some of the first figures I ever bought and helped me appreciate the process that went into making them, plus you’re a fellow Pennsylvanian!

What’s your address?

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Like... whaaaaaa?

Like... are you serious??

Apparently, he was serious...

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As an act of completely unexpected kindness, this is something that's gonna be hard to top. I mean... sure, I do a good deal for the community. Celebration stuff. Charity stuff. Educating the ignorant from time to time. But not so much that I deserve a gift like this. It's just unbelievable.

SO I want to send out a big thank-you to John Lenhart for his staggering generosity! May karma pay you back in kind!



The Golden Grail: My stream of consciousness

by Bill Cable
on 2018-05-02, 08:05:23

From the moment I first saw The Golden Grail on eBay, I began journaling my thoughts and speculations. It was all so unreal and historic. Here are my (mostly) unedited musings from the 10 days this item was up on eBay.

Discovery:
On Monday April 9th, 2018 the history of Vintage ...

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