Droids custom update - Coins!

by Bill Cable
on 2015-05-27, 07:06:44

The last component I need to assemble my next run of Droids custom carded figures is the coins. And it turns out my taste in coins for these is expensive. I couldn't go with a nice, $5 Cat I coin... Noooooooo! I had to want something that actually has Hammerhead on it - and that'd be the Cat III "Creatures" coin. That's not a coin I can just grab off eBay at will... and even if I could, I wouldn't look forward to paying the $500 it'd go for. So - bit of a quandary.

Enter the solution - my good friend Yehuda! Yehuda just happens to have a complete set of POTF coins, and he's a nice enough guy to cast a mold off some of them for me. And here's the Creatures mold:

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Now this, and a couple other molds, are on their way to Bantha5 who will be casting the resin coins I'll be using for my customs. We're getting ever so close now!



New art for a good cause

by Bill Cable
on 2015-05-27, 06:54:27

I wanted to share a bit of art I did for an upcoming auction to benefit Garrison Carida. The past few years when they've thrown their "Academy Bash" I've donated original artwork to the auction they hold to raise money to buy toys for their hospital visits. I really like how this one turned out, so I figured I'd post it. It's watercolor with a bit of ink.

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Star Wars Celebration (Sun)

by Darth Danno
on 2015-05-27, 06:46:34

I don’t even remember what time I got to the con this day, I was there before it opened, but much later than I had on Thu and Fri. I was in the 3rd or 4th queue line this time, and my first order of business was to try and ...

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Chopshop

by Tresob Yr
on 2015-05-26, 19:46:42

As might be evident from my rate of posting, I've slowed down quite a bit on Star Wars collecting. Most likely, this is because I've fallen behind on media...so I haven't been getting my daily dose of advertising to whet my appetite. I do still regularly scour online retailers, however, so I'm not totally immune to the collecting bug, yet...

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A special day for us

by Bill Cable
on 2015-05-26, 08:57:49

Last Friday, our #ForceFridayCountdown calendar had a collectible near and dear to our hearts here at CreatureCantina.com - our namesake! 105 days left was the best number of days left ever! *sniff*

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Star Wars Celebration (Sat)

by Darth Danno
on 2015-05-20, 09:44:43

My body had obeyed my commands the past two days, but today I decided to acquiesce to the aches and pains of this mortal form and slept in a bit. I figured I could always hunt down any desired exclusives on eBay upon my return home, of course they would ...

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Star Wars Celebration (Fri)

by Darth Danno
on 2015-05-13, 06:44:58

Got up at 5:00, got ready, and headed to the convention center. This time, they were lining us up outside, but it was a nice day so it wasn’t bad. The food trucks were starting to pull in at this time too. There was quite a line in front of ...

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Countdown to FORCE FRIDAY!

by Bill Cable
on 2015-05-12, 08:34:37

On Friday September 4th, Hasbro will release its first toys from The Force Awakens. And that is apparently 115 days from now. How do I know this? Is it because I'm a competent counter? No it is not! I know this, because Hasbro sent me a countdown calendar! Check it out:
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Today's throwback toy is Mace Windu from the Saga Legends line. But I didn't bother taking a photo of that one. The Vintage Falcon is much cooler.

For the social media thing, we're supposed to tag these stories with #ForceFridayCountdown. So there it is...

All in all, not a bad little piece of swag! It might even motivate me to run out to Walmart when the toys hit. THREE MONTHS ahead of the movie, for some reason. Apparently collectors love spoilers.



Behind the Scenes at Celebration Anaheim!

by Bill Cable
on 2015-05-06, 09:36:34

Participating in the Fan Group table project at Star Wars Celebrations requires a ridiculous amount of time and effort. Absolutely herculean. Not only do you have to worry about the prep work, you gotta worry about coordinating booth shifts, transporting materials, and ensuring you have just the right swag. However, ...

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Star Wars Celebration (Thu)

by Darth Danno
on 2015-05-06, 06:53:03

Got up at 6, got dressed, and headed out. Found out the convention center wasn’t that far from the hotel at all, so I started walking. As I headed down the street, I saw Disneyland was almost right across the street, so that was mighty convenient as I had bought ...

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