Boston Red Sox Bobblehead

A couple of months ago I bought this San Francisco Giants bobblehead. It was a surprisingly nice piece and I thought that it would be an unusual addition to my collection as we don’t pay too much attention to Baseball in the UK.

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I was pleased to add the Boston Red Sox bobblehead of the Millennium Falcon over the Fenway Stadium, which was available to fans on the 25th April this year. I noticed that this one came in a Star Wars box rather than a plain white box. It isn’t numbered, but I am very happy with it and I hope that there are more Millennium Falcon/Stadium bobbleheads in the future.

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Original Trilogy prints by Raid 71

I first heard of Raid 71 (AKA Chris Thornley) when I bought his “Here Goes Nothing” print a few years ago. It’s a great print and a welcome addition to my collection. This year, Chris has focused entirely on the Millennium Falcon for a series of prints based around the Original Trilogy. Released on 03/06/19 there were only 200 sets available.

What a Piece of Junk

Raid 71 ANH

Bucket of Bolts

Raid 71 ESB

Not a Scratch

Raid 71 ROTJ

I think “What a Piece of Junk” is my favourite.

Each print is 18″ by 36″ and priced at a very reasonable $50 each or $140 for a set. Typically, I was on holiday and completely missed out. I suspect that such a low edition size will make these pricey on the secondary market.

Check out his raid71 website.

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Millennium Falcon Hold by JazzInc Dioramas

With the exception of the Hot-Toys Millennium Falcon and the dioramas that were showcased a few years ago, there isn’t really a lot of 1:6 collectibles out there for me. JazzInc Dioramas has a rather unique niche in the creation of bespoke display dioramas to display your 1:6 scale figurines in common displays, such as Ikea’s Detolf or Besta showcases.

This year, they’re looking to release a diorama of the Millennium Falcon hold in their 1/6 “Truscale” line to display figures from Star Wars: A New Hope.

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I have to say that i am impressed. The diorama features the circular couch, Dejarik table and part if the archway and has a photograph back drop. (Although the creators have deliberately made the design modular and there is talk of the potential of expanding the scene further.)

As you can see from this photo of the couch, the details look pretty good and it contains lighting as well.

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Dimensions are 35, x55, x55 centimetres, so it’s not small. My first thought that these may have been 3d printed, but reading the site, these are made by hand using aircraft grade aluminium, Perspex and forex, so they are durable and you get what you pay for. I think the $600 asking price is pretty reasonable.

You can also choose to purchase it in 3 or 6 monthly instalments.

Due to be shipped out in kit form some time around 26th July and the final edition size will be announced then. Each kit will contain:

  • The classic millennium falcon floor
  • The Millennium Falcon bench seat
  • Battery operated light up feature on the bench seat!
  • The Holographic Chess table (Dejarik Holochess table)
  • The back wall with part of the opening
  • Hose details and greeblies
  • A background graphic behind the opening to suggest the hallway beyond
  • The Deagostini Sleep Bunk

I have made contact and asked about shipping to the UK as I would like to add one to my collection.

If you are a 1:6 figure collector, you should really check out their website as there are some very cool dioramas to display your Star Wars and Marvel collection.

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Millennium Falcon by Joe Everson

These Star Wars paintings are by portrait artist Joe Everson are rather nice. I love the broad, colourful nature of his work. There are two Millennium Falcon paintings on his website. The first is this rather impressive 24″ by 48″ painting of the top view of the Falcon. It looks to me like she’s in hyperspace.

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It comes with a certificate of authenticity and in addition to a signature, the artist also has imprints his thumb on each of his paintings. A pretty personal and unique touch.

The second is of the Falcon in flight. it’s slightly larger than the other one at 36″  by 48″. Both sold for $2, 000, so I’m just posting for posterity.

Joe Everson Millennium Falcon (2)

Acrylic on canvas, It must take ages to paint with that amount of colour.

There are quite a few Star Wars paintings on his site. Mostly portraiture, with my personal favourite being a simple Imperial Royal Guard. There are a few vehicles there, too, which I have posted here. But only because they fit in with my personal focus better.

AT-AT

Joe Everson AT AT

Tie Interceptor

Joe Everson Tie Intercepter

Slave 1

Joe Everson Slave One

X-Wing

Joe Everson X Wing

Imperial Shuttle

Joe Everson Imperial Shuttle

Each one really give the impression of speed and movement, in my opinion.

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Planet of the Dinosaurs Poster by Tino Aller

I thought that this poster was an interesting thing.

In the wake of the success of Star Wars, many studios took advantage and released movies to capitalise on the Sci Fi boom it created. Not all of them directly. This Lebanese poster of “Planet of the Dinosaurs” by Tino Aller shamelessly infringes on the copyright and clearly has X-Wings, Y-Wings and the Millennium Falcon.

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The premise of this movie is simple. It is the far future, the reactor on a spaceship goes critical and the crew evacuate to the nearest planet with a breathable atmosphere. Unfortunately, the planet is inhabited by dinosaurs. The movie cost $1 million and most of the budget went on the effects. It sank without much fanfare, but the DVD release gave it something of a cult following. Check out this review on The Dusty Reel.

I’m not interested in the movie, but I’d like to add the poster to my collection at some point. As you can appreciate, a 1977 poster is hard to come by. 🙂

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Millennium Falcon by GeekiTikis

I’ve seen the Star Wars Tiki mugs by Geeki Tikis for a while now. They’re a rather cute and fun collectible line of character mugs done in a distinct Tiki style. At this year’s Celebrations, you can pick up one of these Millennium Falcon bowls.

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The Han and Chewie Tiki muglets complete and the set is priced at $100.

Overall, I think it’s pretty well done and will try and pick one up after the Celebrations event as they’re collection only.

Thanks to Mighty Jabba for the heads up.

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Luke Feels The Force by Claudio Aboy.

ACME Archives Direct have also released this print by Claudio Aboy called “Luke Feels The Force” showing the scene in A New Hope where Luke is being trained by Ben in the Millennium Falcon while the rest of the crew look on.

Luke Feels the Force - Aboy

I like this one. It’s colourful and should display nicely with other prints located in the Millennium Falcon’s hold. This is also priced at $40, it’s 24″ by 15″ and is limited to 395 pieces.

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