Archive for ‘Collecting’



Fans Donate Over $6K to Canine Corps

Pete Vilmur | November 9, 2010

On Saturday, October 16th, members of the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS) presented a donation to the Canine Corps for $6762.00. PSWCS is an organization of over 390 Star Wars fans and collectors throughout Pennsylvania who gather to share their interest in Star Wars. PSWCS conducted a fundraiser to raise this donation, selling a limited-edition medallion featuring Chewbacca under the approval of Lucasfilm Ltd (see our earlier post here). Canine Corps provides a no-charge “home away from home” which includes free veterinary care for pet dogs of Pennsylvania-based military service members who have orders for deployment to the Horn of Africa, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom. For more information, check out PSWCS and Canine Corps.

Yoda Charity Lapel Pin

StarWars.com Team | October 28, 2010

Show your love for Yoda and help raise money for a good cause with this Yoda Charity Lapel Pin from Yodasholonet.com benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

The pin features Yoda flying the Rady Children’s Hospital Kite. The pin artwork was designed by artist Grant Gould who recently designed the artwork for the Celebraton V Badges. This has been approved and authorized by Lucasfilm Licensing.

The pins are limited to 300 and each pin will be individually numbered on the back of the pin. The pin will also feature a cardback that was designed by artist Jamie Snell.

The cost of the Pin will be $10 plus $1.50 shipping per pin.

Get more information on how to order the pin here:
Yoda Charity Lapel Pin

Mondo Darth Vader Print

StarWars.com Team | October 28, 2010


“Luke’s Destiny” by Frank Stockton

Collectors and fans who’d like to add something a little different to their Star Wars art collection should check out this new series of art prints from Mondo.

Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.

These prints are VERY limited in run and are snatched up by collectors quickly, selling out in mere minutes. So if you want to know which prints are on sale and when, follow MondoNews on Twitter!

Here’s the most recent print “Luke’s Destiny” by artist Frank Stockton. It’s a hand-numbered, 24″ x 36″ screen print. Edition of 360. Printed by D&L Screen Printing.

Read more about the Mondo Star Wars prints here:

Get more info about these prints from MondoTees.com.
Follow MondoNews on Twitter for updates!

Toy Break Reviews Rocket Firing Boba Fett!

StarWars.com Team | October 21, 2010

If you want to learn more about urban vinyl and art toys as well as get fun reviews of some Star Wars collectibles thrown in for good measure, tune into Toy Break! This weekly internet show features reviews and news about designer vinyl, plush, action figures, collectibles, events, and more!

Hosts Ayleen and George Gaspar review the new Rocket Firing Boba Fett Star Wars mail away action figure from Hasbro (Kenner) in their Toy Briefs video series on Youtube.

WATCH VIDEO: Toy Brief 51 : Rocket Firing Boba Fett

See the regular 2010 Vintage Boba Fett with mail in details at Rebelscum.com

Toy Break reviews many kinds of art toys and urban vinyl along with other Star Wars toys including this awesome review of the Wampa Mimobot!

Watch more Toy Brief review videos on Youtube, as well as their full-length show on ToyBreak.com.

Mondo “Palace” Star Wars Print

StarWars.com Team | October 21, 2010


“Palace” by Tom Whalen

Collectors and fans who’d like to add something a little different to their Star Wars art collection should check out this new series of art prints from Mondo.

Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.

These prints are VERY limited in run and are snatched up by collectors quickly, selling out in mere minutes. So if you want to know which prints are on sale and when, follow MondoNews on Twitter!

Here’s the most recent print “Palace” by artist Tom Whalen. It’s a 17.5″x 26″ screen print, hand numbered, and a edition of 260. Printed by D&L Screen Printing.

Available 10/22/2010 at a random time here on the Mondotees.com site..

Read more about the Mondo Star Wars prints here:

Get more info about these prints from MondoTees.com.
Follow MondoNews on Twitter for updates!

1977 Star Wars Scrapbook

StarWars.com Team | October 20, 2010

Many of us created scrapbooks of our favorite things as kids, but Star Wars fan and NASA contractor Michael Grabois’s Star Wars scrapbook from 1977 is downright Force-tastic. Michael scanned his scrapbook for all to see. It might be rough around the edges but it’s full of charm.

StarWars.com chats with Michael about his scrapbook and how his love for Star Wars seeps into his work at NASA in unexpected ways.

Before we start chatting Star Wars, what do you do at NASA?

I currently work for a NASA contractor at the Johnson Space Center in Houston where I train astronauts and flight controllers how to operate the Space Shuttle. It’s the second coolest job in the world, behind actually being an astronaut.

What are your first memories of seeing Star Wars?

I grew up in Edison, NJ. My dad got transferred to Houston the summer when I was between 9th and 10th grade. I saw Star Wars and Empire in Edison (in a 2-screen theater that has long since been torn down) and Jedi in Houston.

What made you want to start a Star Wars scrapbook when you were a kid?

My best friend when I was a kid was Mark Bernard, and we were always in competition to see who had the best or the most of something at any given time. I was 3 months shy of my 11th birthday when Star Wars came out (Mark was 2 months younger than me). We were both nuts about Star Wars and we tried to one-up the other with how many times we saw the movie, or who had the most stuff related to the movie, things like that. In order to manage our collections, we each started a scrapbook.

My version mostly consisted of me cutting out movie theater ads, newspaper articles, trading card wrappers, merchandise ads, etc. Mark had more of the toys than I did, but we ended up blowing most of them up with firecrackers (I know, why did I blow them up when we could have saved them mint on the card?). Mark’s favorite character was Han Solo. I liked Han too, but Mark had called it first, and since we couldn’t both have Han as favorite, I chose Luke to be my next favorite. (It made sense at the time!)

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Mondo “Bounty Hunters – Wave 2″ Print

| October 6, 2010


“Bounty Hunters – Wave 2″ by Ken Taylor

Collectors and fans who’d like to add something a little different to their Star Wars art collection should check out this new series of art prints from Mondo.

Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.

These prints are VERY limited in run and are snatched up by collectors quickly, selling out in mere minutes. So if you want to know which prints are on sale and when, follow MondoNews on Twitter!

As the sequel to artist Ken Taylor‘s previous Mondo “Bounty Hunters – Wave 1″ Print, here’s his most recent print Bounty Hunters – Wave 2.

It’s a 12″x 36″ hand-numbered screen print. Edition of 425. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Note: This set includes three separate posters of 4-Lom, Boba Fett and Dengar that measure 12″x36″ each. When buying this set, you will receive all three posters.

Read more about the Mondo Star Wars prints here:

Get more info about these prints from MondoTees.com.
Follow MondoNews on Twitter for updates!

Mondo “Salacious Crumb” Print

StarWars.com Team | September 30, 2010


“Salacious Crumb” by Rhys Cooper

Collectors and fans who’d like to add something a little different to their Star Wars art collection should check out this new series of art prints from Mondo.

Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.

These prints arevVERY limited in run and are snatched up by collectors quickly, selling out in mere minutes. So if you want to know which prints are on sale and when, follow MondoNews on Twitter! Of course, this print (like the others before it) already sold out.

Here’s the most recent print “Salacious Crumb” by artist Rhys Cooper.

Cooper says about the print:

“I always thought Salacious Crumb is the kind of character that makes Star Wars great. Little personalities like his are what give the galaxy far far away its depth and diversity.”

Read more about the Mondo Star Wars prints here:

Get more info about these prints from MondoTees.com.
Follow MondoNews on Twitter for updates!

Mondo “Bounty Hunters – Wave 1″ Print

StarWars.com Team | September 20, 2010


“Bounty Hunters – Wave 1″ by Ken Taylor

Collectors and fans who’d like to add something a little different to their Star Wars art collection should check out this new series of art prints from Mondo.

Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.

These prints are very limited in run and are snatched up by collectors quickly, selling out in mere minutes. So if you want to know which prints are on sale and when, follow MondoNews on Twitter!

Here’s the most recent print “Bounty Hunters – Wave 1″ by artist Ken Taylor.

It’s a 12″x 36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 425. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Note: This set includes three separate posters of Bossk, IG-88 and Zuckuss that measure 12″x36″ each. When buying this set, you will receive all three posters and will also be given first chance at buying Wave 2 before it goes online to the public.

Read more about the Mondo Star Wars prints here:

Get more info about these prints from MondoTees.com.
Follow MondoNews on Twitter for updates!

Gamorrean Guard Qee by Jon-Paul Kaiser

StarWars.com Team | September 14, 2010

TOYSREVIL reports:

Now black and white master, Jon-Paul Kaiser brings the legendary warrior to life in Qee form with his newest custom. Using the 2.5″ DIY Pigee Qee figure, Jon-Paul has once again captured the full essence of this brute.

The Gamorrean Guard Qee is an original piece — but fans can rejoice that Toy2R is releasing different works by JPK. From Series 6, the Great Khan 2.5″ Kaiju Toyer Qee and dropping later this month, the new 5″ Mini Qee Samurai Pumpkin. Future releases coming out before the holidays include JPK’s 8″ Artist Qee – the Zombie Pirate and just recently announced – a new 2.5″ Qee in next year’s Designer Collection Series Seven: PURE.

Now added to the online Qee Gallery – this piece now joins over 1,100 original customized Qees from talented artists from across the globe. Toy2R welcomes all artists to submit their customs to info@toy2rusa.com for inclusion to the gallery.