Millennium Falcon Lanyard

I also bought this light up Millennium Falcon lanyard. I thought that the Falcon itself would be small, but it actually is about seven inches long.

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The face, engines and cockpit all light but, and there’s a small tube through the lanyard to light that too. I haven’t yet removed the protective strip covering the battery.

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Millennium Falcon candy vending machine

My collecting has slowed down somewhat while I take stock of my finances and attempt to clear some of the inevitable credit card debt that comes with a collecting hobby (habit). I bought this candy vending machine on Ebay. I thought it would be a nice addition to my collection.

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It’s about five inches tall, so the Falcon must be about four inches long. As always,  I am pleased that it is the Original Trilogy version.

It has sound effects, too. I have not tried it, yet. As you would expect from a novelty item such as this, there is only detailing on the top and bottom and nothing around the outside. The price on the ticket says $2.98, but had to pay an inflated cost plus shipping to get one t me in the UK. (I really should go to Euro Disney.)

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I am pleased that the candy is still inside. (Best before 2020) 🙂

I wonder if it’s refillable.

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Gentle Giant Millennium Falcon

Rebelscum have posted more coverage of this years San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and I was very pleased to see that Gentle Giant have not one, but two Millennium Falcon prototype statues on display.

The first is the Original Trilogy version, although I can’t really tell if it’s the ANH or the ESB version from this angle. (I have tried looking for other photos, but to no avail.)

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It looks nicely rendered and I’d guess that it’s maybe 14″ long. I wonder if the radar dish is interchangeable with a sequel trilogy version. Either way, this will be a definite addition to my collection.

The second is the Millennium Falcon as we see her in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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Again, this looks well rendered and I hope that the escape pod will be detachable.

I’m really looking forward to seeing a painted prototype for both of these as they could be a good alternative to the EFX Falcon for those who missed out, or were unhappy with theirs. I for one am ecstatic about this as I’ve been hoping to add a Gentle giant item to my collection for some time. I expected a book end, but a statue is even better.

I will add to this page as I find out more information.

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Millennium Falcon Heliball

This Heliball is due for release at the end of August and looks like it’ll be great fun. You fly it by either using the handset, or by using the Heliball’s patented “Force Control” motion sensors to fly it using your hands underneath it.

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It even has simulated laser cannons. 🙂

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You’ll need 3x AAA batteries for the hand set and it retails for £24.99 and at only 15cms long, 5cms wide and 12cms tall, it is tiny. The Heliball is charged by a USB and runs for five minutes in a full charge, which takes about 30 minutes.

I bought one for the missus too as she’ll have a load of fun with this.

 

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Funko Pop’s Millennium Falcon and Han Solo

I’ve been a long time admirer of these cute figurines and hoped that they’d do something based on the Falcon. Yesterday, out of nowhere, Funko announced their deluxe Millennium Falcon and Han Solo figurine.

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The Falcon looks great and is a pretty decent size 13.25″ long by 10.5″ wide and 5.5″tall and comes in a window box display. It is due for release on October 30th and is priced at $64.99.

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Of course, I’m delighted that they decided on the OT Falcon, although I would’ve bought any version. I wonder if those engines light up?

Unfortunately, it’s only available on Amazon and even then to Prime members only. I joined on the free 30 days trial.

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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.

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Not a Scratch

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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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