C-3PO preproduction gold... er... PEWTER!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-02-10, 08:22:06

Today I have something very exciting to share! For years I've owned the only potentially LETHAL licensed C-3PO product around - a foil knife from the Star Wars Pewter Barware Set [Amazon.com - sold out). This set was released in 2006, and in doing research for this article I ...

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Come do the Dark Side - we have doggie treats!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-02-10, 07:14:10

I stopped by Petco the other day to gather some info on owning a new pet, and came across a pretty stacked store display near the front loaded with The Force Awakens products. There was some fun stuff there, so I snapped a few photos.

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One product which amused inspired the headline for this article...

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If Rensi hasn't fed his hound dog one of these suckers yet, he's failed as a responsible Chewie-loving pet owner.

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And finally, a wall of chew toys that I can't imagine anybody ever lets their pets chew on...

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Better late than never!

by Darth Danno
on 2016-02-10, 07:03:42

Even though we’re already 41 days into 2016, I thought I’d get my top 10 list of "Must See Movies" for this year out to you. I know a couple of them are already out, so let’s move on, shall we?

10. Captain America: Civil War Opens May 6 It’s ...

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It has begun - Pencils of my Droids Custom Snaggletooth!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-02-03, 09:06:49

I come to you today with some great news! I've begun work on my next Droids custom. This next one will be Snaggletooth. And here are the pencils so far...

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I'm looking to continue the scum and villainy vibe of my last custom with another heist story. I have the rough architecture sketched out already (two-point perspective, baby!). There's likely to be a good bit of revisions, though. I want it to look more alleyway than it currently does. And I need to put in the background behind the Stormtroopers and add some foreground decorations. But I'm happy with the figures as they are, and that's the most important thing. Frankly, I hate doing backgrounds...



Let’s look at the numbers – Part II

by Darth Danno
on 2016-02-03, 08:43:53

The information contained therein was obtained from the website “Box Office Mojo”

Despite what you may say about “The Phantom Menace”, it’s the ONLY other Star Wars film aside from “TFA”, to have crossed the 1 billion mark worldwide making $1,027.0. Domestically, it made $474.5 and $552.5 overseas. It’s #21 on the all-time box office worldwide. Not too shabby for a film that got 56% on “Rotten Tomatoes” Tomatometer. “Revenge of the Sith” is next at #46, making $848.8 million. Then it’s “A New Hope” at #58 making $775.4 million, “Attack of the Clones” is #92 w/$649.4 million, “The Empire Strikes Back” is #134 at $538.4 million, and last but not least, “Return of the Jedi” is currently #161 making $475.1 million. So despite your feelings for Jar Jar, Anakin, and the rest. I think Lord Vader would say “Impressive…most impressive.

Also, “The Force Awakens” is now $3.5 million away from hitting the $900 million mark domestically, $12.2 million away from hitting $1,100.0 overseas, $75.3 million away from surpassing “Furious 7” overseas, $202.6 million away from surpassing “Titanic” worldwide, and $803.8 million away from surpassing “Avatar”. So everyone get out there and see it again, and again and again and again and…



Two weeks to make The Outer Realm a reality on Kickstarter!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-02-03, 08:38:25

What would be the definitive reference on Star Wars bootleg collectibles - The Outer Realm - is floundering in its efforts to secure funding via Kickstarter. With two weeks left, it's only half-way to its goal. And there've been some posts on Facebook asking why the book only has ...

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Countdown to Toy Fair 2016!!

by Bill Cable
on 2016-01-29, 09:09:39

Hello loyal readers! I'm writing to you today on a Friday to alert you to a special upcoming event! In just two weeks I'll be on my way to New York City to attend Toy Fair 2016. I'll be joined by long-time Cantina contributor and Galactic Postal Delivery cartoonist Steve Rensi.

Most of my prep work is completed, with events already RSVPed and meetings scheduled and confirmed. As you read this you're probably now asking yourself "What can I do to get the most out of CreatureCantina.com's Toy Fair coverage?" Well let me tell you!

First, you can make sure to Follow BILLCABLE on Instagram. I pretty much only use my Instagram account to post photos from Toy Fair, so you don't need to worry about adding someone who clutters up your feed with tons of garbage.

Next, you should Like and Follow CreatureCantina.com on Facebook. The Facebook page is a great way to get notices of new articles posted on CreatureCantina.com, and we'll be uploading tons of photos there whenever we get a decent WiFi of data signal.

So do both of these, then watch for our full news coverage, in-depth reviews, and photos on the CreatureCantina.com web site in the days and weeks after Toy Fair. With Star Wars hype in overdrive, we're sure to have a mountain of awesome content to share.



The circle is now complete... again.

by Bill Cable
on 2016-01-27, 07:39:04

A couple weeks ago I teased a story about a score that was not C-3PO centric. Shocking, to be certain! That's all I really buy these days. Well, despite defying logic, it's actually true!

You see, a few months back I made the decision to trade away my SW21 ...

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Let’s look at the numbers – Part I

by Darth Danno
on 2016-01-27, 07:35:48

The information contained therein was obtained from the website "Box Office Mojo"

"The Force Awakens" sits at the top of the domestic gross list, having so far earned $880.4 million. However, it’s #3 worldwide because when you look at the top earners overseas, it’s #4. Number 1 worldwide is "Avatar" ...

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Presenting…The Dannos!

by Darth Danno
on 2016-01-20, 09:09:40

Unable to take the dribble any longer that the "Academy" picks for its top films of the year, I’ve decided to create my own awards, showcasing those films I actually want/wanted to buy once they come out on DVD and not just the artsy-fartsy crap the Oscars dote on. Now ...

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