Fanthatracks recently posted a sneak peek at the Funko Pop exclusive for this years Galactic Convention. Lando Calrissian in the Millennium Falcon.
I’ll keep an eye out on the Funko website, but I suspect that Ebay will once again be my friend here and expect to pay ridiculous prices. I can’t quite make out the base, but it looks to be another Death Star base. The Han Solo figurine was $65, but i doubt this will be a similar price.
These licenced Star Wars Cityscape models from 4dPuzz are new to me and seem to be a papercraft style model. I really like them and I’m really hoping to be able to add the Millennium Falcon to my collection soon.
Made from 1.85mm thick “Precision Core-Gate” technology, the Falcon model comes in 216 pieces and is scaled at 1:72 (18.82″ by 13.7″ by 9.76″).
Each kit comes with a full instruction booklet, a tube of glue (needed for the final steps of the assembly) and a display stand and is supposed to take 4 hours to build/
The model retails for $54.99 and looks like a lot of fun.
I picked one up from Amazon. It’s surprisingly weighty and the packaging is really nice. I’ll pick up a second one for me to build and i hope there is a Sequel Trilogy and a Solo version released later in the line. (I’d love a Stellar Envoy exclusive, but i doubt Disney would allow it.)
I was browsing through Instagram last night and came across this image by “The Urban Giant“. I really like the Giant’s technical style, dark detail and its gritty look and while it isn’t the most accurate depiction of the Millennium Falcon, (Marc isn’t a die hard Star Wars fan), I really liked it and opted to get an A2 (16.5″ by 23.5”) print.
The original was hand drawn for his friends wedding and took an incredible 130 hours over 13 days. Its drawn initially in pencil and coloured using various media such as watercolour, airbrush acrylic, inks, pencils, posca pens and pro markers. There are 2 A3 prints still available to those who want a copy.
Check out Marc’s Instagram and Facebook pages as he has created a few very nice Star Wars images in a technical drawing style, each of which is all hand drawn rather than using a computer. I especially like his X-Wing, R2-D2 and line drawn Slave One images. Marc’s looking to draw a Star Destroyer in the coming months which should be a genuinely impressive image and I very much look forward to seeing that.
As a teenager in the 80’s, one of my favourite memories was travelling into London with my friends and spending the afternoon in Forbidden Planet looking at all the cool merchandise. Back then I would mostly browse the books and I was very interested in special effects, at the time and would often walk out with the latest edition of Cinefex magazine.
I had quite a few issues, but stopped collecting them in the early 90’s as I became more interested in girls and beer. I’d completely forgotten about them until I read a review on the wonderfully titled Fantha Tracks website for issue 160 for Solo. I have the Cinefex issue for Return of the Jedi already, but I thought I’d go back and get the other with the Millennium Falcon on the cover, starting with issue 65 which focuses on ILM and Dennis Muran.
Issue 145 for The Force Awakens has a great cover.
Issue 160 from Solo.
The fact that the Millennium Falcon is on four covers from 11 films is pretty impressive and shows just how important she is to the franchise. Unfortunately, Cinefex has now stopped publishing, but you can still get back issues on Ebay.
I bought this Star Wars scrabble set which has a nice rendition of the Millennium Falcon on the cover.
It also comes with four plain tokens which are moved around the board as you score points. You can also use Star Wars words too, so the opportunity to slip Zuckass on to the board will be very handy when trying to get rid of those pain in the arse Z’s.
I think the inclusion of the Aurebesh equivalent on the tiles is quite a nice touch. For £20, it’ll look nice with my Star Wars Risk board game.
At this years UK Toy Fair Jazwares showcased a new line in their Star Wars “Micro Galaxy Squadron”, a new line of toys that boasts to be the first authentically scaled vehicle line in Star Wars toy history.
I’m not sure why, but this is something that I’ve always wanted and my first impression is that this is a very promising new range of toys. The ships are broken down by size:
Assault Class — Millennium Falcon and similar sized vehicles
Starship Class — larger vehicles including Slave One and the Razor Crest
Transport Class — including the Troop Transport
Starfighter Class — X-wing, Jedi Starfighter, TIE Bomber etc
Light Armor Class — TIE Fighter, AT-ST and other similar modes of transport
Scout Class — Speeder Bikes and other single person small transport vehicles
At the moment, I have no ideas what these are made of, but a look at their X-Wing suggests perhaps an injection molded plastic. The detailing don’t look as good as you’d find on the X-Wing games miniature, but I’ll wait for in hand photos before i make my final judgement.
It also looks like the Millennium Falcon has a removable top and perhaps some internal view is available. I wonder whether this is some kind of playability and that perhaps it comes with some figures, or figures are available?
I’m delighted that the OT Falcon is here, but I’d pick up a ST or Solo version too. I also like the box which allows for display without removing. Release date and price points are still to come, but i’ll definitely pick up two of the Millennium Falcon.
Thanks to Jedi News for the article and photos and be sure to check out their web site.
23/05/2022: Jazwares finally revealed more on the line at this years Star Wars Celebrations event. RRP will be $45 and the Millennium Falcon will be approximately 12″ long and 9″ wide.
Nice to see that the line includes some tiny figures of Han, Leia, Chewie and Ben Kenobi. These are about an inch tall.
As a collector who rarely removes items from the box, packaging is quite important and I think Jazwares have done a fine job here as the box tells you everything you need to know.
The back of the packaging gives a lot of detail on the features of this toy, which includes landing gear, a removable top to show the inside, a 90 degree lift to the cockpit and sounds and motion activated lighting.
I think there’s a lot of playability here. Between the internal features, lighting, sound and figures this should be a wonderful toy for those young enough to play with them. I also like that they’ve got a few unusual craft in, such as Asajj Ventress’s ship. The fact that there are rare and super rare vehicles appeals to me as a collector.
They’re currently up for preorder on some sites, such as Amazon.com Hopefully these toys do very well. I’d like to see the Millennium Falcon as we see her in Solo, or perhaps a sequel trilogy version with some new play features.
Many thanks to Etain on the Rebelscum forums for the photos.
I picked up these vintage lasergram post cards from ebay. The cards have a silvery sort of hologram effect that’s very difficult to photograph. The seller dates them around 1994 from the French postal service.
I’d not seen them before and I’ve been struggling to find out anything about them.
Another original for sale is another scene from The Empire Strikes Back with The Asteroid Field. 11″ by 15″, which i think is a reasonable size. It too is hand drawn with Holbein acrylic ink on Bristol board. As with Millennium Falcon Escape, this original will be accompanied by a signed copy of the published card.
There’s a lot of action in this image and I love this perspective. I missed out on the Chris Trevas awesome print on Never Tell Me The Odds, so this will be a worthy addition to my collection.
Check out Randy Martinez website as there are a few originals available, although I will try and hoover up the Millennium Falcon ones for myself.
This image by Randy Martinez was created for the 2013 Topps Star Wars Illustrated trading card set. This original, hand drawn and painted image (Holbein acrylic paint on Bristol board), is available on Randy’s store for $400.
I’ve always had a soft spot for the Bespin scenes and I really like it.
The original is 11″ by 15″ and comes with a signed copy of the published trading card. I suspect they’d look good framed together.
Han Solo by Nick Holdsworth showed on my Instagram feed last week and I think there’s enough for me to include it in my collection. It’s currently available from Whitewall Galleries. So new, it’s still being framed..
The mosaic, pop art look of the portrait is quite unusual in my opinion. Each image is manipulated to include pixilation, which on this piece looks to be tiny images of Darth Vader.
Priced at £2950 and one of the galleries is near me, so I’ve made an appointment to go and see it. The image is an original on board and is quite large at 120 x 90 cms, plus whatever the frame adds.