Droids Custom Gonk: QC FAIL!!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-07-17, 07:17:55

I'm not sure anybody cares about the minutia of my Droids Custom development process... but I don't have anything else to post about at the moment, so you're getting it anyway! Ha ha!

Thing were going swimmingly with my next custom. I was in the process of printing out my stack ...

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An update about SDCC from Tom Spina & Regal Robot

by Darth Danno
on 2019-07-17, 06:51:26

Just a quick FYI - We're heading to San Diego Comic Con and bringing 250 pieces of our convention exclusive Jabba's Dais Gargoyle Magnets.

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For fans who can't make the show, we're offering the exclusive online, but only during the days of the convention from July 17th-21st! Folks can visit https://regalrobot.com/news/ for the latest info and we'll have a post go up there as soon as they are live and available to order!

People who purchase at the show get them right away and at a show special of $20 each. Online, they will be $29 plus shipping and they'll ship about 6-8 weeks from the time of the order.

Also - I'll also be doing the Lucasfilm Collectibles Update Panel on Friday at 12pm, room 7AB, giving folks a sneak peek at what's in the works at Regal Robot.



Droids Custom Gonk: Cardbacks!!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-07-10, 06:48:21

This last week I wrapped up the artwork for the back of my custom Gonk Droid. Took a photo, put it on the grid, and wrote up a little bio.

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Here's the bio I wrote:
Needed to quickly recharge critical machinery at a moment's notice, this walking battery, affectionately known as a 'GONK' DROID, could be found happily sauntering around every base and hangar in the galaxy.

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I really wanted to work in the term "ubiquitous" in there, but I decided it was just a tad too pretentious. I'll probably regret that decision forever.

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Also last week, I posted a poll in the Droids & Ewoks Facebook group asking what I should go with on the nameplate. The overwhelming choice was "Power Droid." I guess you just can't mess with the classics.

So the back's done. The front's done. The coins are done. All the supplies are replenished. All that's left is to print these out and assemble them. I'd probably have them ready next week, except that I'm hosting a PSWCS meeting this weekend. So it'll probably be two weeks. Keep checking back here for the latest!



More SDCC goodness from Beeline Creative!

by Darth Danno
on 2019-07-10, 06:45:50

Beeline Creative and Entertainment Earth bring you some awesome shared exclusives coming to SDCC. First off, there are going to be 4 new Geeki Tiki mugs available first at the con, then later on EE's website sometime in July. There's going to be Bossk, Admiral Ackbar, and a 2-pack featuring Lando Calrissian and Nien Nunb. (Looking on EE's website, the single mugs will retail for $20.00 each, and the 2-pack will retail for $50.00.)

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But they're not done yet! Be sure to stop by Entertainment Earth's booth, #2343 on Saturday, July 20th from 3:00-5:00 pm and meet Lando Calrissian himself, Billy Dee Williams!

Now, if only they'll do a tiki mug of Rey, and get Daisy Ridley to come to the Geeki Tikis booth at SWC Anaheim to meet fans, then I can di...I mean, become one with the Force a happy man!



The Wolffe Pack is running free!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-07-03, 07:58:04

The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society and The Wolf Sanctuary of PA have teamed up to produce Commander Wolffe charity medallions, which debuted at Celebration Chicago. With fewer than 150 medallions left, your chance to join the Wolfpack is running out. Pick your medallion up today and make it the independent star of your collection. Happy Birthday 'Merica!

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Wolf Sanctuary of PA, based deep in Pennsylvania Dutch country, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, and veterinary care for over 40 wolves and wolf dogs, with no government or corporate assistance.

The limited-edition medallion is fully approved by Lucasfilm and has an edition size of 1000 pieces. Each medallion features the likeness of Clone Commander Wolffe on the front, along with the date and the name of the charity, Wolf Sanctuary of PA. The back features the PSWCS logo.

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



Droids Custom Gonk: Proof Cards!!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-07-03, 07:55:03

I'm pretty happy with my Gonk art at this point, so I've begun testing some layouts and bubble area colors. And also the intensity of the artwork colors. I've gone through a bunch of proofs, and I figured I'd share some with you.

First off we have a very early proof. ...

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Even more from Tom Spina... and Geeki Tiki!

by Darth Danno
on 2019-07-03, 07:52:36

Geeki Tiki will be out in full force at San Diego Comic Con this year with their Millennium Falcon punch bowl! If you pre-order it, you also get a set of Star Wars swizzle sticks, but please remember...it's only while supplies last! They're also going to have a BB-8 Geeki Tiki mug, but I'd be more inclined to call it a BB-drank, as he never actually "ate" anything. Look for them at the Lucas Pavillion Booth 2913-M

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Also, be sure to check out the awesome work by Tom Spina Designs when Beeline Creative asked them to create themed decor for their Geeki Tiki pop-up shop inside Sweet Hollywood. Rich Riley carved larger-than-life tiki props such as this Chewbacca totem & more. More pics here bit.ly/2XEjnoi

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It's always great to see what these guys are up to, and I can't wait to see what they're going to bring to Star Wars Celebration next year.



Droids Custom Gonk: Slow progress...

by Bill Cable
on 2019-06-26, 07:20:11

So - it's been a few weeks since I've updated my Gonk progress. The reason for this is because I really haven't made much progress. And that's due to several factors:

  1. I'm wrapping up a major software project at work, a built-from-scratch, enterprise-wide replacement to a critical legacy application. It goes ...


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The Latest from Tom Spina & Regal Robot!

by Darth Danno
on 2019-06-26, 07:13:34

Couldn't let this go by without posting about it:

The SW desk and chair set was custom-made for a client's studio. She initially reached out to us about customizing one of our Emperor Throne Chairs, and after a bit of brainstorming, we explored a number of Imperial and Darth Vader themed furniture concepts too. Working closely with Lucasfilm, we sketched a number of interesting chairs and furniture based on Darth Vader and the Death Star. Eventually, we hit on the idea of creating a set based on Vader’s iconic meditation chamber in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

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Bridging form and function, we captured the look of that chamber in a three sided desk, using custom laminated millwork to recreate the bold white interior and imposing black shell. Angled shapes reach up to the sky, as if waiting for the top half to descend as it did in the film. The end result is a functional desk with a work space that, while not being a direct replica of the set, feels plucked right off the screen! The faux leather, adjustable height stool was custom upholstered to mirror the look of the seat in the chamber on set. The finishing touch is a built-in adjustable desk lamp, crafted to look like crane which held Darth Vader’s classic helmet in the scene!

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Blog post about this project - https://regalrobot.com/news/custom-darth-vader-meditation-chamber-desk/

The item page, with lots of additional photos - https://regalrobot.com/shop/star-wars/custom-starwars-furniture-projects/darth-vader-meditation-chamber-desk/



How "Solo" ruined everyone

by Bill Cable
on 2019-06-19, 11:45:29

So this is something I've been wanting to put together for a long time. In my opinion, "Solo" is not a good movie. Why? Because it takes characters we know and love, and makes them worse. Like abysmally worse. And this troubles me. So I made some memes...

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This is also the reason why "Solo" bombed at the theater, IMO. It had very little to do with "The Last Jedi."



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