JazzInc Hold Expansion

JazzInc have announced an expansion to complement their TruScale 1:6 Millennium Falcon hold diorama. 

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Photos are at the design stage and it is still very much a work in progress. I’ll post more once they release photos of their prototype.

The expansion includes the Navigation Consul, chair and a large area of decking to display your figures. As with previous dioramas, you can order the basic expansion for $603.79 or upgrade to the “Full Floorplan” deluxe version, which includes extra walls, a scanner station and some crates and barrels for $1208.79. (Payment plans are available, so I’ll be ordering the deluxe version.)

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When placed next to the existing hold, the total dimensions will be 44″ wide and 36″ deep, with a sloping height of 18″. It’s scheduled for release on March 31st 2021.

 

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Millennium Falcon Aquarium Ornament

This aquarium ornament certainly ranks as one of the more stranger items in my collection. It’s listed asa Kestral Spacecraft fish tak ornament, so i’m guessing that it isn’t an official piece of merchandise. 🙂

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It’ll go well with the background i bought when I first started focus collecting. Its 23cms long is made of plastic. Unfortunately, mine broke in the post, but with a bit of super glue it was an easy fix.

I do wonder what it was molded from. Perhaps a 1:144 model kit?

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Musical Wall Sculpture from the Bradford Exchange

I ordered this illuminated musical wall sculpture of the Millennium Falcon from the Bradford Exchange this afternoon. It’s a 3d sculpt of the Falcon over a 2d background and frame.

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15″ wide and is priced at £169.99, its not cheap. It features an illuminated cockpit and six pulsating stars in the background change colour. (I think they missed a trick not putting lights in the mandibles, too.) The details look quite decent in the photos, but i will post some “in hand” shots once i receive it. (Hopefully some time next week.)

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I am glad that they decided on the Original Trilogy version of the Falcon.

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At the flick of a switch, it will play the Star Wars theme tune.

It’s kind of tacky, but I really like it.

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It arrived today and was well packaged and the first thing you see as you open the shipping carton is the rear of the frame, which gives copyright details on the item as well as the musical score. The switches for the lights and music are on the bottom of the frame.

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I was pleased to see that the 3d element of the Millennium Falcon comes out by quite a bit. The detail has dropped off, I think, compared to the one on their website, but it isn’t as bad as i was initally expecting.

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You can see in this photo how much she protrudes. Wherever you hang this sculpture, you’re going to have to have consider people bumping into it and either hurting themselves or damaging your statue.

I also expected the underside of the Falcon to be sparsly detailed, but i was wrong.

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I have a couple of small gripes with this:

  1. I’m really disappointed that they didn’t continue the 2d/3d effect on the underside of the Falcon.
  2. The legend at the top states SW/TFA which will always be The Force Awakens to me and I hope that they are able to change subsiquent models.
  3. I am also disappointed that there is no edition size to this kind of collectible.
  4. Lastly, the cockpit is really under scuplted.

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Overall, I am both pleasantly surprised and pleased at how well this actually turned out.

 

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Hasbro’s Mission Fleet Millennium Falcon

Rebelscum have posted some coverage of the Hasbro stand at the New York Toy Fair. A new line of figurines and vehicles called the “Mission Fleet” is due for release in Autumn this year. The fleet is made up of cute two and a half inch figures and a small series of vehicles.

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The Millennium Falcon with Han Solo is one of the first toys to be released. It features some sort of treaded skiff that can fit between the mandibles or you can put the Falcon’s guns on it and use it as a track vehicle to fire missiles at the enemy.

In addition to the skiff and firing guns, the ship has a few playable features, including two firing cannons on the front mandible, an opening cockpit and opening cargo bay and Dejarik table.

The Falcon looks good in my opinion. Nicely detailed and painted. The packaging is nice too.

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It’s priced at $39.99 and looks to be 20″ long. A worthy addition to any collection.

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Millennium Falcon Tenugui

A Tenugui is a thin, cotton hand towel made in Japan, usually 35 by 90 centimetres. I have seen plenty of Star Wars Tenugui, but no Millennium Falcon ones apart from this one, which I spied on Ebay.

Despite being pursued by a pair of Tie Fighters, I find the image setting quite peaceful.

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Millennium Falcon Power Bank

I’m hoping that this 10000 mAh power bank by mTime is also available, (although I cannot find any reliable information on it or the company at all). It may be a mock up, or perhaps a product prototype, but I sure hope I can get one as this would be mighty useful.

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he packaging is a standard Star Wars black in appearance. The power bank itself is approximately 150mm by 109mm by 34mm and weighing in at 310 grams. Power Bank 5

It has a Standard USB and a USB C connection, so you should be able to charge up most of your gadgets. It also has a light up engine that you can turn on and off.

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Millennium Falcon Wireless Charger

I’ve seen a couple of very nice and very useful Mobile accessories relating to the Millennium Falcon this week. The first is this very cool and very useful wireless smartphone charger which will have your phone ready for the Kessel Run in no time.

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Connected to a wall socket by a USB C connector, it offers fast charging for your mobile device. I love it, although my GF thinks it’s just more junk for my collection.

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Overall measurements are 7″ by 5″ by 1″ and appears to retail for $50, (although I cannot for the life of me locate any genuine retailers online).

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The engine lighting up when your phone is fully charged is a really nice touch in my opinion.

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