Whatever you do, DON'T BE FUNNY!!

by Bill Cable
on 2018-08-15, 07:07:05

So yesterday I see this meme posted in the "Star Wars Fans" Facebook group. It was the kind of feel-good, banal fluff you'd expect to be posted in such a group. Here's a look...

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So yeah - completely inoffensive if a bit saccharine. I see dozens of such memes a day, and rarely take notice. But this one stuck with me. I thought "hey, wouldn't it be funny to compare/contrast these Star Wars icons with our newest major female characters from TLJ? Because it's a pretty stark difference, and I could demonstrate that effectively and humorously through lighthearted exaggeration." Or words to that effect. So I added dear Holdo and Rose to the meme.

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Then I posted it to the same group. And it got a good number of likes and laughts and loves. And I felt good about myself because I made some people's days brighter.

Then the goon squad showed up.

"Why are the characters from ANH, TFA and RO saying lines they actually said in the movies but the two from TLJ are been made to say something they never said? Is it to create a false scenario that fits your viewpoint?"

"Because posting actual quotes wouldn’t generate the replies the OP wants"

"Ah, selective quoting."

"Not even selective. Completely made up."

"Delusional quoting"

"People who post this crap aren't fans. They're assholes."

So there you have it... don't dare trying to make a funny, because the literalists and defenders of the faith will dive in and set you straight! We've always been at war with Eastasia.

One good thing did come of it, though. I was defended by a guy with the following amazing meme.

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Star Wars Night with the Schaumburg Boomers

by Darth Danno
on 2018-08-15, 06:41:57

Last Fri night, a friend and I went to the above. For any who don't know, The Schaumburg Boomers are a baseball team that are part of the Frontier League, so they're not a Major League team, but are still considered a professional team. It’s nice not having to go ...

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Final Frontier Toys celebrates 25 years!

by Bill Cable
on 2018-08-13, 07:57:30

Final Frontier Toys presents: Our Biggest Star Wars Sales Event EVER!!!!

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We continue our 25th Anniversary Celebration with 25% off all of our Vintage Star Wars MOC Carded Figures as well as most of our Loose Star Wars Figures, Coins, Vehicles and Playsets. This sales runs until August 20th so do not delay!

Save literally thousands of dollars on purchases of Vintage Star Wars MOCs! That's a nice sale.

Where did you dig up that old fossil?

by Bill Cable
on 2018-08-08, 07:05:46

At the PSWCS Summer Social last Saturday, I was amazed by a blast from the past! Member and renowned dentist Bruce Lieberman brought for his Show-and-Tell item and AUTHENTIC CCGC-graded ROTJ Stormtrooper!

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This figure dates back to 2003, when CreatureCantina.com entered our first foray into the world of action figure grading (long, LONG before GiB was even a twinkle in Skye Paine's eyes). We had a unique business model, assigning every single submitted figure it's own distinct grade on a 5000-point scale. And not wanting to waste money on the extravagance of acrylic, we opted for the much more reliable comic book bag and backer, sealed securely with duct tape. It was a perfect solution for archival preservation, as proven by the fact that this Stormtrooper is STILL PROTECTED even though it was sold on eBay nearly 15 years ago!!

A closer look at the label reveals this MOC Stormie was graded CCGC 2958, and is the "friendly cardback" variant with a slightly "Best hope your pee never turns this yellow" bubble.

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Man, I was clever back in those days! I'm still in disbelief that Bruce has kept this gag intact for three-quarters of a score of years. That's just ridiculous! A true piece of CreatureCantina.com history!

Hanging up the helmet

by Darth Danno
on 2018-08-08, 07:01:33

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I'm sure you all have heard by now that Jeremy Bulloch is retiring from the convention scene. I personally met him many different times at numerous conventions around the U.S. and he was an absolute gentleman each and every time. Just last year here in the Chicagoland area I was able to take part in a photo-op with him where he donned that unforgettable Mandalorian armor once again. I just want to take this time to wish him and his wife well. May they both make the most of his retirement, and May the Force be with them…always. Thank you for everything, Mr. Bulloch. Take care, be well, and above all else, watch out for those temperamental rocket backpacks, especially around any Sarlacc pits!

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Droids Customs: The saga continues!!

by Bill Cable
on 2018-08-01, 07:55:08

So the first thing people ask me after I finish my latest Droids Custom is "What character are you doing next?"

... actually, that's the second thing people ask me. The first thing is "They sold out already??!!"

Well today, I have an answer for the "next" question. Prepare to be transported!

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So this character presents a bit of a challenge, given that I've already drawn a pretty stinkin' awesome AT-AT on one of my customs. And it'd be a crime not to draw an AT-AT as part of my AT-AT Driver art.

I have a plan.

I have part of a plan...

Actually, I kind of have a vision in my head I hope to translate to pen and ink. We'll see how that goes. I have a couple other Chicago-centric art projects I need to get wrapped before I begin on this next custom, but hopefully it won't be too long of a wait for you guys.

Odds and ends

by Darth Danno
on 2018-08-01, 07:45:39

If you didn't get enough Tom Spina goodness from last week's post, then make sure to watch last week's "The Star Wars Show" as there is a piece in there about what he and others did at SDCC for Magic Wheelchair.

So both Mark Hamill AND Carrie Fisher are coming back ...

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Quick & Dirty Review: 6” Black Series 4-LOM

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2018-07-30, 07:10:35

I started out wanting to collect the 6” Black Series Imperial figures, but scarcities and numerous exclusive troopers soon made that an abandoned project. Then I figured on trying for the Bounty Hunters. So far, that proved easier. Here’s the latest acquisition, 4-LOM. And no, I don’t care what ...

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These are the Droids you are looking for!

by Bill Cable
on 2018-07-26, 07:43:54

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PSWCS.org has received a donation of a limited number of our 2016 "Pets for U.S. Vets" fundraiser medallion. These are medallions that were purchased last year, and the full value of the donation has already been donated to the charity. In a special one-time ...

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Droids Custom Gamorrean Guard: SOLD OUT!!

by Bill Cable
on 2018-07-25, 07:48:37

It's been a year and four months since I put my last Droids Custom up for sale. I would have been done a lot sooner if not for supply issues with my bubbles (totally NOT my supplier's fault). But those were eventually resolved and I was able to ...

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