I thought this Empire Strikes Back warmer by Scentsy was pretty nicely done and I have added it to my Christmas gift list.
A simple, but well done porcelain jar gives off a warm yellow glow when lit and has three cloud city images around it. Very reminiscent of Bespin’s warm orange colours.
The wax warmer dish is Han Solo in Carbonite and the Millennium Falcon makes up the rim if the jar. It’s priced at £79.
I’ve been seeing these new Adidas Millennium Falcon Ultra Boost trainers a lot lately. I’ve never been a lover of training shoes and while I’ll confess that they look pretty good, I think the retail price of $190 is a little pricey.
Still, I know that trainers are quite collectible in their own right, so I suspect these’ll only increase in value once they’ve sold out.
There are a few nice details on these. Not only do you get a blueprint image on the sole and sympathetic white and grey colouring, there’s a nice piping at the back to match the bright glow of the Millennium Falcon’s engines along with Han Solo’s “Never Tell Me The Odds” line from The Empire Strikes Back.
There are also left and right plan blueprints in the inside of each of the shoes and the tongue of the left one has a nice decal of the Falcon on it.
There are several other nice Star Wars designs that are worth checking out and you can pick these up from the Adidas store for $190 (approximately £160 in the UK).
This print of the Death Star by Max Dalton was released by the Spoke Art Gallery for the NY Comic Con this year.
Entitled “That’s No Moon“, and I thought it was a cool print that showcases all of the areas on the Death Star that we saw in Star Wars: A New Hope. Of course, we can see the Millennium Falcon in the docking bay, so I thought I’d pick up a copy.
The print is limited to an edition size of 350 and is 12″ by 24” and is priced at $50 plus shipping.
About two years ago, someone started displaying some really colourful, abstract (cubist?), paintings near where I work. Over the course of the next few early mornings, I noticed his work in the doorway of a local shop and saw that he was sleeping rough.
He approached me, one afternoon and asked if I wanted to buy one. Initially, I didn’t, but I asked him about his work. His name is Karol Ciesluk and he came to the UK from Poland. After a run of bad luck, he was made homeless but didn’t want to beg for money, so he decided to paint and sell what he could. I really admired his attitude and I knew then that I wanted to get a painting but one for my collection, so I asked him to paint me his version of the Millennium Falcon.
It took a while. Karol had some problems from time to time. He’s also not familiar with Star Wars and didn’t really know how to approach something like this and I was adamant that I wanted it in Karol’s own style.
The painting is oil on canvas and is 36″ by 24″. I have a place picked out for it.
He got quite a lot of attention from passers by while painting this and he says that he will be creating more Star Wars art in the future. It isn’t to everyone’s taste, but you’ve got to admire the gumption of someone to do anything other than beg for money.
I wish him the very best of luck.
This week on The Force Friday, Lego released their first sets for the Rise of Skywalker film due out this year. Set 75257 is their latest incarnation of the Millennium Falcon.
It’s a handsome addition to any Star Wars collection. As you’d expect, the set comes with seven characters (Finn, Lando, Chewbacca, C3-P0, R2-D2, Boolio and D-0) from the movie and it’s really nice to see Lando Calrissian again.
I don’t know what that Orange thing is, but the set has quite a few playable features, including a removable cockpit, two spring loaded shooter, a playable gunnery turret and a hidden smugglers compartment. The interior looks to be pretty detailed, too.
The set is 44 cm long, 14 cm high and 32 cm wide and consists of 1, 351 pieces and retails for approximately $150. Dads and sons will have a ball putting this together. I still need to get the Lego Solo Millennium Falcon, so maybe this is the right time to pop to my local Lego store.
Some time ago an Anglepoise lamp based on the Tie Fighter was released. It was pretty cool, but outside of my collecting focus, so I wasn’t going to pick one up.
Fanthatracks posted on their Instagram page that Paladone had followed this up with an anglepoise lamp based on the Millennium Falcon.
The lamp is approximately 60 cms tall and retails for £50 in the UK. It comes with a 3 metre USB cable. I will be adding one to my collection, of course.
I’ve been seeing teasers of Oktopolis‘s Return of the Jedi print for Mondocon 5. I knew I wanted it, but I was very worried that it’d be collection only. I am very pleased that Dark Ink have finally revealed the full print and I have ordered it.
Called Rebels for Victory, it is a very nice print of the Millennium Falcon at the battle over Endor. I must say that it’s really nice to see all four of the Rebel fighters together.
Limited to 250 pieces, and signed by the artist. The print is 18″ by 24″, so it should be easy to find a frame. The price is $50. Naturally I have ordered one.
Artist proofs are also available on the Oktopolis web site, here for $99. (There are 9 available.)