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.

What a Piece of Junk

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Bucket of Bolts

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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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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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Invicta Millennium Falcon Watch

This watch (26217) by Invicta has a face that features a cut out aspect of the top of the Millennium Falcon on its watch face and a nice engraving of her on the back too.

This watch has a 52mm stainless steel face, a Swiss, Quartz movement and is waterproof to a depth of 200 metres.

It is limited to an edition size of 1977 pieces and retails on their site for $3, 695. Surely that’s hyperbole, I bought mine on eBay for about £250.

Like the other Invicta Millennium Falcon watch in my collection, this is a bold and chunky watch. I like it and I’m glad to have them in my collection, but I don’t see myself wearing it.

There is also a Han Solo in carbonate watch that I need to get as well. But later, much later.

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