Friday, February 27, 2009
Every once in a blue moon a friend asks me if I want some old Star Wars stuff they have. Being an avid collector, yes is almost always my answer. Most of them are extremely generous & just give me the stuff. In fact, I don't think any of my friends have ever wanted money from me for the goodies they have handed over. Most of the time they say things like: "I know it will be safe with you", or "Well, at least I know you will take care of it", even "Well, at least it won't just go up on Ebay to someone I don't even know". This means a great deal to me. These friends are entrusting me with important items from their childhood. Things they love, but just don't have a place for in their adult homes & lives. Sometimes, however, I get Star Wars swag from friends that have talked their spouses out of it. I count myself lucky. I will never have that problem. I live with a fangirl. I feel for them, but I want them to know, I will take care of it. It will be displayed for others to see & I appreciate their sacrifice. Just today one such sacrifice arrived at my home. Let me tell you, this was one of those times when you open a box & gasp in disbelief. What you find inside exceeds all expectations & you are magically transported back to a random Christmas sometime between 1978/79 to 1983/84. I have dreams about things like this! I never actually owned an original Ewok Village & now my friends...I do. Complete in mint shape minus one tiny part. Not only that but some amazing other things, like original figs, instruction books, card backs, weapons, and a complete vintage near mint working AT-ST. I want to say "Thank you" to the brave soul who allowed his wife to ship those things my way. I also want to say "Thank You" to Christy for talking him into letting you do it! I'm clearing a space for it ASAP.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
This AT-AT Boombox seems to be a custom-made Mod job. I found it here: BoingBoing
and here: Gizmo
It's pretty cool. From the comments on both pages I'm pretty sure they would sell really well. Perhaps a home theatre system with a death star subwoofer and AT-AT for the front end sound and hangable Tie Fighters for the left & right back speakers could also appear. That would be super sweet!
Go sign up & do what you've gotta do to be the first in line for this! Limited to only 1,000 pieces worldwide and only available direct from SideshowCollectibles.com this G.I. Joe/Cobra 12 inch figure is going to be hot, not to mention the coolest thing on the toy shelf or mantle! Make sure you are qualified for Priority Pre-Order before Thursday, February 26th at 11:59 PM (PT) by signing up at Sideshow and filling out the online "paper"work. The Priority Pre-Order event for the new G.I. Joe Storm Shadow 12-inch Figure begins Friday, February 27th, at 10:00 AM (Pacific Time). Storm Shadow will cost you $119.00.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wow. I really want to start collecting these Sideshow Collectibles statues. This one is from a New Hope & has great detail and a really great likeness of Obi-Wan. It is 12" H (304.8mm) x 9" W (228.6mm) x 8" D (203.2mm)* and weighs in at 6.00 lbs (2.72 kg).
It'll cost you US $159.99 + S&H.