Darth Vader medallions SELL OUT!!

by Bill Cable
on 2015-04-23, 06:16:50

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim was a huge success for which sold a Darth Vader medallion in support of Castaway Critters, a no-kill animal shelter in Harrisburg, PA. The limited edition medallion, with only 1,000 pieces, sold out on Sunday afternoon raising over $6,700 for Castaway Critters. and the Pennsylvania ...

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Action Figures & Their Beers - Vintage Sounds

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2015-04-23, 02:39:31


Happy St. George's Day!

Ah, Fuller’s Vintage! I missed out on the 2013 edition, because after carrying the line for three years, our local Sainsbury’s supermarkets decided to drop it without warning. I waited to see if they’d pick it up again this year, and they didn’t. I had ...

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West Coast time

by Bill Cable
on 2015-04-22, 09:10:12

I've returned from an epic adventure in Anaheim, California. It really was spectacular. I got to hang out with good friends from across the globe. I attended some sweet Rebels, Clone Wars and Collecting Track panels. I presented one of the best-received Collecting Track panels myself (all credit to Skye Paine and Bill McBride). I also had the opportunity to interview a couple guys from Hasbro, and took hundreds of photos at Celebration. I have a thousand things to write up. But I'm also back in the real world, and exhausted from jet lag and the time change. So it'll be a few days before I get to it. For now, I'm happy to share one of the most notable things I saw at the Room Sales. If you know what this is, you'll be impressed. If you don't... well... just know that's a super rare POTF coin, and this is how it was sold in Japan. Image

Annnnnd We Are Back!!!! (Sort Of)

by Darth Danno
on 2015-04-22, 07:48:05

Well, it was a wild and crazy time at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. I'm still getting unpacked and adjusting to the time change, so I'll be starting my blow - by - blow review of it all starting next week. So be sure to be back here for an in depth, insider's view of all the goings-on, you won't want to miss it!!

Cable's secret Celebration art project REVEALED!

by Bill Cable
on 2015-04-09, 13:08:35

So, you have no idea how many art projects I was involved in for Celebration Anaheim. These past 3 months have been mostly a blur. One thing after another. I need a vacation or something. Wonder where I could go...

I'm happy to finally reveal one of those projects: the Celebration Anaheim: Vader Case Project! Similar to the Vader and Stormtrooper helmet art projects of the past, this one features artists who've decorated Vintage Darth Vader action figure cases. The cases will be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. My humble submission was inspired by my current favorite musical entertainers. Enjoy! And bid high! Image Fundraiser at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

by Bill Cable
on 2015-04-02, 06:52:39 Image, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS), will be selling Darth Vader themed medallions at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim to raise funds to support Castaway Critters.

Castaway Critters, based in Harrisburg, PA, is a no-kill animal shelter focused on sick, injured, ...

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Happy 14th Anniversary!

by Bill Cable
on 2015-04-01, 05:59:27

Wow... that sure snuck up on me. With a thousand things to get ready for Celebration, I completely forgot what day it was. It turns out today is the anniversary of the site... and it falls on a Wednesday when I typically post the week's news. Nice coincidence.

I guess it goes without saying that we won't have any sort of contest or prizes to celebrate. And we're probably not going to send out any sort of press release. We'll just sit here by ourselves. I didn't even buy a cake, so I'll probably munch on some crackers. Fun times. Woo!

Gettin' ready!

by Darth Danno
on 2015-04-01, 05:48:34

Got my flight, hotel, and transportation to and from all booked. Autograph tickets, photo-ops, Rancho Obi-Wan merch. & artist prints are all pre-ordered. My Celebration badge came in the mail awhile ago. So we're good to go! But is Gentle Giant having an exclusive? What about Hasbro? (I know they're not having a panel.) What will the Celebration store have to offer? Will the latest issue of “Star Wars Insider” have an exclusive cover? When will the remainder if the pins be revealed? Two weeks to go and lots of ground to cover still.

After I sent in last week's piece about the panels I was interested in, my illustrious editor-in-chief brought another one to my attention, and that is “Elite Character Focus Collecting” on Sat, Apr 18th from 6:00-7:00 on the Collectors stage, with none other than Bill Cable as one of the speakers! Even though the premiere of “Rebels” season II is at that time, I'm going to forgo that to show support for the boss, and I don't mean Springsteen. I can catch the premiere anytime (once it's available on DVD), but an hour with Mr. Cable is something not to be missed. So Bill, I may not be your biggest fan (I'm sure your family takes that honor), but I'm betting I'll be the LOUDEST!!! So bring it on baby! Showin' some support (and suckage) for!! Hope 2CU (no, that's not a new droid to be featured in Episode VII) all there!

Action Figures & Their Beers - Easter beast

by Beedo Sookcool
on 2015-03-28, 02:46:22


This year Easter took me by surprise. Not only because the year has absolutely zoomed by and we’re almost in April before I knew it, but I found an Easter-themed beer by complete accident, which leads me to this unexpected review.

Wychwood Brewery, which has made many, many brews ...

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Celebration Anaheim schedule is now live!

by Darth Danno
on 2015-03-25, 12:13:25

At least now I can start to plan out my day(s). Here's what interests me:

The J.J. Abrams & Kathleen Kennedy Simulcast (10:00 -11:00 on the Digital stage, Behind-the scenes stage, Collectors stage, Fan stage, and Celebration stage) With it being shown everywhere, everyone who wants a ...

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