Droids Custom What-the-WHAAAAA????

by Bill Cable
on 2019-08-14, 07:27:01

Gearing up for my next Droids Custom figure... and it's not gonna be what you expected! I have three batches of bubbles left: Ree Yees, Lando Skiff, and Ackbar. You'd think I'd be doing one of those next, right? Well you'd be wrong!

Just days after I shipped out my Gonks, I was contacted by one Mister Matt Brookins. The Matt Brookins behind Beyond the Last 17 customs. He wanted to know if I'd be interested in working on a collaboration. He wanted to do a Droids-style custom, and wanted to know if I'd do the artwork.

The kicker - he wanted to do Yakface!

This presented me with a dilemma. On the one hand, I'm very particular with my pieces. And I'm uncomfortable about handing that responsibility off. On the other hand - there's no way I'd ever have a chance to make a Droids-style Yakface. Like ever! The figures are just too expensive to even humor the idea.

Despite my reservations, after consulting with a few of my regular customers I decided to go for it!

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The Yakface figures will be hand-sculpted and painted customs. Matt is casting the heads and hands, and then attaching them to modified Squidhead and Luke Jedi bodies. He's sculpting the fur details from scratch. They'll be painted in a Droids-style color scheme. And when they're finished they look fantastic!

I'm doing the artwork and the coins. Then Matt is putting everything together and handling distribution. So on top of everything else, my workload on this one is like 30% of my usual customs!

I'll be starting the art shortly. Tune in here for regular updates!



Bill Cable scores! (a big Vintage collection)

by Bill Cable
on 2019-08-14, 07:24:58

On July 31st I got an unsolicited email the kind of which us Vintage collectors dream about. "Hi. I am looking to get rid of this collection..." Attached were photos, mostly modern, but there was a picture of a Vintage Micro playset, and the email mentioned "things from his childhood." ...

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Off Topic - for the love of Archer

by Bill Cable
on 2019-08-14, 07:21:38

One of my favorite shows on TV is Archer on FXX. The past three seasons, where Archer is living out dreams while in a coma, have been hit-or-miss. I really didn't like the 1920s noir season. The "Danger Island" season had some good moments. But Archer: 1999 was fantastic! One thing I immediately went ga-ga over was the crew patch they had on their uniforms.

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I loved it so much, I had to make it real. And fortunately, I have the skills to do that. I found a nice image of the design online and converted it into a patch file. Then I got a bunch made.

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Faithful replicas of the patches worn by the (animated) crew of the M/V SEAMUS, they're 4" diameter with iron-on backing. And I'm selling them at the low-low cost of $4 shipped (USA only)!

If you're interested in one, email me!





The saga of buying the pinball machine at SWC (Phase IV)

by Darth Danno
on 2019-08-14, 07:13:13

I'm sure everyone is asking themselves; "If the machine is up and running properly, with all the games its supposed to have, what else could possibly go wrong?" Well, when I was looking at buying the machine, the sales rep said they provided: "free white glove delivery service". Now, you ...

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Mystery box (Part II)

by Darth Danno
on 2019-08-07, 06:47:39

To say thanks for all the stuff I posted about the goings-on at Geeki Tiki/Beeline Creative during SDCC, Brandon sent me the Sith Trooper mug and mini-muglet. Thanks again Brandon, It's so awesome to add these two pieces to my collection. You're definitely tops in my book! Please keep us updated if you have any new info you want to share with everyone as to what you may have in-store for the coming months. MTFBWYA!

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The saga of buying the pinball machine at SWC (Phase III)

by Darth Danno
on 2019-08-07, 06:42:25

To be honest, I didn't start the machine up right away. I was having better/faster internet installed at my house on June 6th, and wanted to wait until that was all in before I tried to get the machine up and running. Once my new internet was in place, I ...

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Mystery box!

by Darth Danno
on 2019-07-31, 07:19:06

Got a box in the mail today from Beeline Creative. Now I didn't order anything from them, so what could it be??? Find out...next week!

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The saga of buying the pinball machine at SWC (Phase II)

by Darth Danno
on 2019-07-31, 07:18:39

So two guys showed up in a car (this point will be important later on) Friday morning to move the machine into my house. Now they were very friendly and personable, but one thing that was rather disconcerting was when one of them said: "Now, we've never done anything like ...

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Droids Custom Gonk: SOLD OUT!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-07-24, 06:54:12

The Gonk Droid has always had a special place in my heart. I loved the figure as a kid. There's something deeply satisfying about making those legs click-clack back and forth. To this day I can't help but do that whenever I pick one up.

But it proved a tough character ...

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