I received an email today from Jazzinc Dioramas announcing not one, but two Millennium Falcon related products up for pre-order. The first is a small(ish) expansion of the bunk to supplement their impressive cargo hold diorama.
Estimated for a July 2022 release, the single piece unit 15x 15.4x 15 inches and up for pre-order at a not unreasonable $350.
The Bottleneck Gallery released this montage style Empire Strikes Back print from Ise Ananphada last night. Unfortunately both the regular version and the metallic ink variant had sold out in less than 2 hours, so I wasn’t able to get one.
$75 and limited to an edition size of 425 pieces.
The metallic variant was $85 and limited to an edition size of 225 pieces. Both prints are a respectable 24″ by 36″ in size.
Ise is based in Bangkok, Thailand and her style is elaborately detailed pop culture screen prints.
I have two of the Invicta Millennium Falcon watches in my collection and whilst I would say that they’re a bit to much for me to actually use, I think they’re great and am glad that I have them in my collection. This watch (35672) is a little different in look to the others and I will look to adding it to my collection in the near future.
Like the other watches, Invicta have gone for that bold and bulky “in your face” look that seems to be a signature design aesthetic for them. Obviously, the Millennium Falcon face is the main draw on this timepiece, but with the exception of the stylized cockpit rendition on the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock position there aren’t too many references.
As with others, the rear of the watch has an etching of the Falcon along with the edition number (which is 1977 pieces).
The watch features Swiss movement and water resistant up to 1000 metres.
I believe that Dave finished it over lock down and that It is being offered to Lucasfilm, as they get first dibs on all Star Wars original art. I doubt very much they’ll pass it up, but if they do, i’m going for it.
Oil on Canvas, it’s 31″ by 44″ and it comes unframed, so i’d need to sort that out quite quickly as this needs to be hung and seen. You can see the incredible detail in these close up images. I like that image has been painted above a planet (Tattooine, perhaps?) The earthy tone really contrasts with the star field in the background and you can’t help but focus on the battle taking place here. There’s a lot of action and excitement you can’t help but want to know more about the story that’s being told.
I feel a little guilty too as I think I like this painting more than my Death Star Escape painting that I bought a few years ago, and I bloody adore that painting.
Apologies for the photos as they’re just screengrabs from Dave’s website.
I really enjoy these Star Wars sports memorabilia collectibles and have been fortunate enough to obtain a few for my Millennium Falcon collection over the years. For a UK collector they’re unusual and generally good quality and I’d recommend them to other collectors. My latest addition is this Millennium Falcon bobblehead from the Philidelphia Phillies game from a Star Wars theme night game played with the LA Dodgers on August 21.
Like the others, this is made from a dense plastic, or resin and has a comforting weight. I prefer the stadium ones though.
Noriyosha Ohrai’s work is quite well known as he painted quite a lot of Star Wars art, much of which was used as covers for various Japanese Star Wars books. This painting is dated from 1982 and is and impressive 20″ by 30″, (28″ by 38.5″ in it’s frame). It’s signed at the bottom.
I think it’s lovely. I like the lighting of the Falcon which is quite dramatic. The broad brush strokes look rough at first, but comes together quite nicely when you view the entire picture.
I think that original artwork is probably my favourite part of collecting and there is something very nice in the thought of owning a one off piece, so i think that this would be quite an addition to any collection, but the current asking price of $180,000 puts this way out of the league of my little collection.
Swarovski have had their Star Wars licence for a few years now and they released two lines. A series of lovely collectible figurines which were in the mid range price bracket. These were about the size of the Kenner/Hasbro action figures at about 4″ tall. They also released three crystal covered helmets, which were much more expensive at around $8, 000 each. A few weeks ago a crystal covered Millennium Falcon was released.
Covered in 25, 611 hand set crystals which takes the artisans at Swarovski about 160 hours for each one. The black metal base has been designed with a fully reflective mirror effect to showcase this collectible fully and is individually numbered.
Limited to an edition size of 100, it’s 26 by 16 by 18.5 centimetres and It looks like the engine lights up, too. Priced at an impressive 19, 900 Euros, it is way out of the price range of a modest collector such as myself. Would I buy one? Yeah, if I won the lottery, I think I would but I’m still holding out for one of their Figurines.
Collecting has been really slow over the last few months, so i was delighted to see that the NZ Mint released a beautiful Silver shaped Coin of the Millennium Falcon. The high relief really brings out the detail and I have to confess that I think it’s rather pretty.
Limited to an edition size of 5,000 its priced at a pretty reasonable $119. As with the other coins in the collection, it comes in an attractive case that is set up nicely for display.
Naturally i tried to order one immediately, but unfortunately, they don’t ship to the UK, which is disappointing to say the least and a little odd considering that it’s the Queen’s head on the back of the coin. 🙂
It’s not too often that I see pop up stuff relating to the Falcon. Perhaps the occasional birthday card, or some such. This book of Star Wars Cockpits by Marc Hagan-Guirey (aka Paperdandy) is pretty innovative and creative and features five cockpits from various Star Wars ships.
At 40 Earth monies it wasn’t cheap, but i appreciate that the printing costs for this book must have been huge as it’s pretty complex. Of course, The Millennium Falcon cockpit is the reason why I bought the book.
I think my favourite one is the Snowspeeder. There’s a great video on the Fantha Tracks Facebook page of this being opened up.
Another great book to add to my Millennium Falcon library.
The book is well worth getting and it will be interesting to see how Marc follows this up.