Saw on a couple of other "lesser" SW sites there is a screen used blaster rifle up for auction on eBay. Per eBay's website it's an "ESB" Stormtrooper E-11 blaster rifle. As of writing this, the bidding is at $20,300.00 and the reserve hasn't been met yet. The listing states it shows signs of wear from being used during production use. Sounds like a really cool piece to add to anyone's collection, providing they have the funds. But two questions remain... What the #@&* is a Stormtrppoer, and why do the SW fansites list it as being from "a New Hope"? You'd never see CC.com allow any grievous (not to be confused with General Grievous) errors like this posted on our site, no sir! You come here, you get quality reporting by die-hard fans who know how to use spell-check and verify facts before putting anything up for public view. So this just goes to show you, other sites may get it first, but CreatureCantina.com still does it best!
***ADDENDUM*** since writing this, I see said sites have corrected their misspelling to Stormtrooper, well done!
Greetings faithful readers! I got a box in the mail a couple weeks ago which contained something special. Something very cool. Something which portends future amazing things. Flush with the holiday spirit, I decided I'd share it with you. Hopefully it'll get you excited for what's to come...
Since 2009, the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society has raised over $23,000 for charities in and around Pennsylvania and now we’re expanding with the formation of PSWCS.org. PSWCS.org received IRS approval for 501(c)(3) non-profit status in November and allows us more opportunities to work with charitable organizations and open new avenues for collecting donations.
Moving into 2015, PSWCS.org will be launching a new website, offering a Charter Membership package, and announcing the next charity that we’ll be working with. Our fundraising efforts will begin with the Charter Membership program and continue in April at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA.
PSWCS.org plans to continue working with Lucasfilm to release approved Star Wars medallions and merchandise and looks forward to being able to accept other forms of donations. Our new non-profit status also opens doors to working with a larger range of charities and organizations.
There are exciting things ahead for PSWCS.org which will be announced over the coming months.
About the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society
The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society was formed in 2000 to bring together collectors living in and around Pennsylvania. Club members use an email list and monthly meetings to keep in touch and share their love of the hobby surrounding the Star Wars films. They began their charity work in 2003 by holding annual toy drives and expanded in 2009 with the sale of their first Lucasfilm licensed Star Wars collectible medallion. More information can be found on the web at www.pswcs.com.
PSWCS.org was founded in 2013 and received IRS status as a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in November 2014. The goal of PSWCS.org is to raise monetary donations to help charitable organizations in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. More information can be found on the web at www.pswcs.org.
The weekend before Thanksgiving, I attended “Days of the Dead” Chicago on that Sat. As I was walking around, I ran into my friend Sean and his wife and we talked for a few moments. He asked me if I had seen the trailer for Celebration Anaheim, I said I ...
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Season's Greetings faithful readers! I'm here today with some legit, cutting-edge Star Wars collecting news! No, for real!
I was walking through Petco the other day, picking up some treats or something for my daughter's gerbil. With my other daughter. She wanted to look around at the fish and cats and whatnot, so we went around the store. On one endcap what do I find? A Star Wars display! But these weren't the same Star Wars pet toys they released earlier this year... no sir! They were CHRISTMAS Star Wars pet toys! What makes a Star Wars pet toy a CHRISTMAS Star Wars pet toy? I'll tell you what - a NEW HAT!
That brought to mind Malibu Stacy and inspired my headline. I mean, these are the exact same pet toys we saw before, except with Santa hats. Or antlers, in the case of the AT-AT. Good job recycling, I suppose. Looking forward to the Easter versions in 2015!
I haven't seen these covered anywhere else in the sprawling Star Wars collecting media, so I'm gonna go ahead and say I broke this story! Feel free to share.
I'm sure that by now everyone has seen the teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII. If you haven't...What the #@*% is wrong with you???!!! Are you hibernating in the belly of a Tauntaun, hanging upside down in the cave of a Wampa? Being slowly digested by the Sarlacc? But ...
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From our friends over at DCSWCC:
The Washington D.C. Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) is proud to announce our 2014 biannual charity pin featuring Commander Cody holding a holographic Washington Monument. Sixth in the series of high-quality cloisonne lapel pins, officially licensed by Lucasfilm Ltd., each pin is individually stamped and numbered -- only 500 will ever be made! All proceeds benefit the Children's Inn at National Institutes of Health. The Children's Inn at NIH is a residential "place like home" for sick children and their families. Children come from across the country and around the world to stay together with their families at The Inn while they receive specialized medical care.
Order yours today at http://store.dcswcc.org/
I know everyone is in the throes of either getting ready to leave for the Thanksgiving holiday, getting your homestead ready for visiting company, trying to get all the necessary ingredients together for the big meal, etc... So I'm not going to take up too much of everyone's valuable time.
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We hope everyone had a spooktactular Halloween! When we weren't out haunting we were at the studio working on some cool new pieces!
We had the opportunity to create some great faux stone props (out of giant blocks of foam, our favorite!) for a Ralph Lauren window display in their amazing Greenwhich CT location -http://www.tomspinadesigns.com/custom-theme-props-characters-foam-carving-sculpture.html
Before we put that foam away, we created a pair of creepy 11 foot tall cemetery arches for Kings Dominion theme park in Virginia! - http://www.tomspinadesigns.com/custom-theme-props-characters-foam-carving-sculpture.html
Last but not least, pro wrestler Matt Hardy's wife, Reby, commissioned us to sculpt a truly one of a kind birthday gift for the TNA Wrestling star. Click here to see what we created! - http://www.tomspinadesigns.com/Sculpture.html
And on Facebook this week, you'll find great shots of our work restoring an original Michael Myers mask, used in Halloween 5! https://www.facebook.com/TomSpinaDesigns
Thanks once again for reading, we hope you enjoyed our updates and are having a great start to the holiday season!
Had to pick up something at WalMart last night and of course, must always peruse the toy isles to see what treasures may lie therein. For some reason, the store I go to has completely gotten rid of all SW toys as far as action figures, playsets, etc... but they do have the Lego sets, and I did see the WalMart exclusive Millennium Falcon in stock, yet they had them at the front of the store by the Christmas stuff and not in the toy section. They had that in the seasonal area, yet no SW Christmas ornaments for sale anywhere???
Anyway, as I was walking around the toy section, I passed by the shelves with all the Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars and said to myself “Hey self, why not check and see if they have any of the SW racers?” After all, this is where I had found the Luke Skywalker car a few weeks before. (It was the only car they had, and the last one on the shelf!) They didn't have any Luke cars, but that didn't matter to me as I already had that one. They had Yoda, Darth Vader, and a single Chewbacca car...SCORE!!! Snatched that baby up at light speed. So my set is complete, now I just wait for series II to be released into the stores sometime next year, I believe. Hopefully the Force will be with me when it comes to locating those as well. So they are all out there, available and waiting to be given a good home, happy hunting!
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