Star Wars Figures Worst to First - EWOKS!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-04-24, 08:06:15

So my brother posted this video while I was in Chicago celebration my butt off. It is (most likely) the final video in our Worst to First Countdown series! And being all about the cartoon Ewoks... well we could have called the thing Worst to Next-to-Worst because there is really no first place medal to give among this dreck. Thank goodness easy targets make for good humor!

So what to do next? My brother has been brainstorming. He was thinking maybe creatures or vehicles. But I don't have any of the creatures or vehicles. What other options are there? Can't do modern because I barely own any modern these days. Just move on? I'm at a loss...

Bill Cable ranks the Best Swag of Celebration!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-04-24, 08:04:41

Swag has taken on a life of its own at Star Wars Celebrations. What started out as simple buttons has grown into a competition to produce the most memorable and creative swag possible. And where there's competition, there's judgment! So I will now declare which swag reins supreme!

The swag rankings ...

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Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2020…But when???

by Darth Danno
on 2019-04-24, 07:31:00

I'll get to my coverage of Star Wars Celebration Chicago starting next week. First I wanted to tackle the announcement that was made at the end of it, and that was there will be another U.S. Celebration next year in Anaheim, but didn't announce any dates, so here are my hunches.

I'm thinking SWCA 2020 will be in May, over one of the following two weekends:

Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of "The Empire Strikes Back" . If they have Celebration from May 21-24 (or 25th if they're going to do a 5-day con again), then the event will actually begin exactly 40 years to the day of the opening of "Episode V” (It opened May 21st, 1980). But would they want to hold it over Memorial Day weekend? They held Celebration 2017 over Easter weekend, so anything is possible.

Or they may want to hold it the following weekend, May 28-31 (or June 1st if the con is to run 5 days). That way, May 31st will mark the one-year anniversary of the opening of "Galaxy's Edge" at Disneyland. They could have a huge after-hours bash for the attendees to mark the occasion.

If I'm correct about May, then tickets should go on sale sometime in July. I'm basing that on this past Celebration which was in April, and the tickets went on sale the beginning of June last year. Only time will tell if I'm right, we'll just have to wait & see.

Celebration Chicago - the 3PO Haul

by Bill Cable
on 2019-04-24, 07:28:33

Regular readers will know I'm a C-3PO focus collector. So every Celebration is an opportunity for me to add new and unique items to my collection. Chicago was no different.

While I didn't add what I was hoping to add (Vintage Meccano C-3PO), and I only spent a few hundred dollars out of several thousand I'd saved up, I did grab some cool pieces. I picked up a modern 12" removable limbs QC sign-off from the C-3PO : Tales of the Golden Droid Masterpiece Edition. It looks production-like to my eyes. No notable differences other than more aggressive battle-damage splattering from my retail example. But all the pieces are individually polly-bagged, and it comes with the sign-off card.

I also got these really cool Japanese folding scissors, a Vingtage loose 3PO with a nice dark gold hue, Tamashii Nations Meisho samurai 3PO, and of course lots of swag. That includes prototype swag of the 3PO pin with light-up eyes! Check out the images below! Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

Lots of offerings to be had at Star Wars Celebration!

by Darth Danno
on 2019-04-08, 18:47:16

Tom Spina introduced us to Brandon at Beeline Creative and all the cool goodies that everyone will just HAVE to have from SWC. So rather than waste everyone’s time with my prattling on, here’s what they have to offer!

Geeki Tikis will have new drinkware based on: Boushh, Han Solo in ...

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CreatureCantina makes it to the Big Leagues!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-04-04, 10:55:58

Prominent Star Wars Collecting Sites Join Forces with Celebration Chicago Patch Set
Exclusive six-piece patch set to be given away at the Star Wars fan convention

Chicago, IL (April 3, 2019) -- The world’s biggest Star Wars collecting sites have come together to form an unstoppable collecting alliance.

Acclaimed fan sites and podcasts Creature Cantina, Rebel Scum, Star Wars Action News, This Week in Star Wars, and Yakface are giving away an exclusive puzzle-patch set at Star Wars Celebration Chicago. When combined, the full six-piece forms an image of iconic Star Wars villain Darth Maul, commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Image

The patch set will be given away exclusively as part of the Star Wars Celebration Chicago Collecting Track. Fans are invited to stop by and meet the faces behind their favorite collecting sites at scheduled times in the Collecting Track Social Area. The exclusive patch set is available while supplies last, so fans are encouraged to arrive early!

The Collecting Track Social Area (Room W476) is located next door to the Collecting Track Panel Room. Meet-and-greet schedules are as follows:

  • Creature Cantina - Friday, April 12, 1:30 p.m.
  • Rebelscum - Saturday, April 13, 10:30 a.m.
  • Star Wars Action News Saturday, April 13, 4:30 p.m.
  • This Week in Star Wars Sunday, April 14, 12:00 p.m.
  • Yakface Sunday, April 14, 4:30 p.m.

The sixth puzzle piece will be given away at random times during events in the Social Area, which is also where fans can enjoy Q&As with Collecting Track Panelists, collector meet-ups, live collecting podcasts, trading, and more!

The Big Question Fans Are Now Asking . . .

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2019-04-02, 17:44:45


Before I get into that, though, I want to extend an enormous “thank you” to Bill, for helping me get my hands on a Khetanna to review. I had meant to say that at the end of the review itself, but with the sheer ...

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Fan Service

by Tresob Yr
on 2019-04-01, 21:03:04

Happy Birthday, Cantina!

To celebrate, I made an action figure comic featuring the most beloved characters in the Star Wars franchise...well...the most beloved characters with figures that I own, I should say. Image

The Most Comprehensive Khetanna Review CONTINUED!

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2019-04-01, 18:42:16


Let’s talk scale, because there are some incorrect claims whizzing about that need to be set right. I’ve done some research and some calculations (first with a calculator, then later refined with an online Imperial-to-Metric converter), and no matter what some people are saying online, HasLab’s Sail Barge is ...

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The Most Comprehensive Khetanna Review on the Internet!

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2019-04-01, 10:52:57

Wa tetu dat uta, gang! To celebrate now being old enough to vote, we’re going BIG. How big? By posting what appears to be the biggest review of the biggest Hasbro Star Wars toy yet made!

Okay, so HasLab 2018, yadda yadda yadda, crowd-sourcing fundraiser for $500, blah blah blah, ...

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