Whilst I was on holiday in France this year (Aux Volets Bleus, a wonderful gite in the Dordogne region that I would totally recommend), EFX announced the release of a signature edition of their Precision Cast Millennium Falcon replica. This edition is limited to a really small run of only 25 pieces and was priced at $3, 000.
I pre-ordered the regular edition some time ago and after what can only be described as a heroic wait, it arrived earlier this year. Whilst it is not without its faults, (specifically the sidewalls and prominent join gap on the mandibles), I think it’s a really great model and enjoy it very much. I have it on display in my living room next to my Code 3 version.
It will feature the signatures of Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Billy Dee William (Lando Calrissian) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), which will be showcased on a special brushed aluminium base.
As you would expect, the guys on the Rebelscum forums gave it a little bit of hell, but as a Millennium Falcon collector I had to get one. It actually sold out in 10 hours, so naysayers be damned.
It’s due to ship in December 2018, but I suspect that some sort of wait may be in order. 🙂
Standby for photos on arrival.
Today, (on Star Wars day, no less), I finally received my SE model. With the sad passing of Peter Mayhew last year, EFX decided to leave his space blank rather than having a computer generated signature on his part. Those who bought one still paid full price, but I think that this is quite a respectful gesture.
Mine is number 25 of 25.
The engraving on my edition number wasn’t completed. You can make it out, but when you spend $3k for something, details like this shouldn’t be missed. Still, it is a small complaint in the grand scheme of things.
did you allready get it ?
No, nothing as yet which is a bit distressing. $3k is a lot of coin.
So anything yet? Since Peter Mayhew has already passed away?
Nothing. I did make contact with the,m at the time, (which felt pretty heartless). They said that they’re considering their options. I’ll make contact again in a week or two.
wish you luck. Hope all gets sorted. And looking forward for your next post after receiving the item.
Which, hopefully will be soon. 😀
nice update on the efx signature series
I ordered and got nothing reply from Efx yet. Do you think any further action we have to take?
Hi Eric. Some of the guys on the Rebelscum forums have been told that theirs will be shipping next week. I’m not sure what that status of the Pater Mayhew signature is, but i suspect it will be an automated signature.
I haven’t had notification that mine is being shipped yet.
Hi Eric. I just got notification of shipping. You should get yours soon.