The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS) has sold out of their 2012 charity medallions! The medallion, featuring Yoda, was first offered during Star Wars Celebration VI to raise money for the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp. Sales of leftover medallions were offered online but as of this week, all 1000 pieces are sold out. The final donation to the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp will be $6,167.36.
This marks the forth successful fundraiser by the Club, previously raising money for Operation Ward 57, Canine Corps, and Operation Troop Appreciation. The Operation Troop Appreciation medallion, featuring Princess Leia, raised over $6,900 and sold out of its run during Celebration VI.
The PSWCS has plans to offer additional medallions in the future, and we’re hoping to have some exciting announcements surrounding those plans later in the year.
The 2012 Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society Yoda medallion, supporting the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp, has is almost sold out, only 70 pieces remain! Please give us a hand with this final push to sell out and help support a very worthy charity.
Go green for St. Patrick’s Day, you must!
He’s two feet tall, he’s green, and he has magic powers. If there’s a better Star Wars mascot for St. Patrick’s Day than Yoda, we can’t think of him! The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society invites you to go green this week and support an amazing charity by purchasing a limited-edition Yoda medallion. These medallions were produced in a one-time run of 1000 pieces, and all proceeds benefit the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp. Fewer than 70 medallions remain, and our goal is to sell out by St. Patrick’s Day. You can support this great organization with your donation of only $10 + fees & shipping. You can read more about the medallions and the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp at http://www.pswcs.com/charity/BurnCamp/
If you like cute plush toys, and who doesn’t, then you probably own something from Comic Images. They’ve been putting out plush toys in their Super Deformed line for nearly a decade while some offerings, like the Backpack and Plush Vehicles lines, are newer.
For 2013, Comic Images is offering a new line, Creatures. The first four offerings include a Tauntaun, Rancor, Wampa and Bantha. They’ve also expanded their Vehicles line which now includes an AT-AT, Millennium Falcon, Death Star and others. Another line that’s new is the Rag Dolls line which includes characters such as Wicket, Yoda, Chewbacca and Darth Vader.
Photos courtesy of Joe Kersavage
A couple of days ago, Harry Knowles over at Ain’t It Cool News posted an article that Disney was looking to do standalone films in the Star Wars universe, movies that would be separate from the Saga films which will kick off with Episode VII. First up, according to Knowles, would be a film about Yoda.
While a Yoda film hasn’t been confirmed, StarWars.com did post a confirmation of the standalone movies yesterday. Disney’s chairman, Bob Iger, confirmed that Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg, who are also consulting on Episode VII, are each working on their own screenplays. With two movies planned for now, it seems that additional films could be a go in the future if they’re a success.
While a Yoda film would be interesting, we once again have to bring up Joe Johnston’s pitch for a Boba Fett movie. How awesome would that be, with Kasdan writing and Johnston directing? Besides Yoda, a Jabba the Hutt movie has also been mentioned, with George Lucas himself being named as the originator of that story.
Something to keep in mind is that nothing has been said about these movies being live action and since Disney is famous for it’s animation, could we be looking at one or more of these films being done by Lucasfilm Animation or even Pixar? Who wouldn’t be in line for a Dave Filoni directed, Pixar animated, feature film?
No matter which direction these movies may take, there are definitely a lot of characters in the Star Wars universe that could be the centerpiece; Boba Fett, Yoda, Jabba, Darth Maul or maybe an animated film about R2-D2 and C-3PO. We can’t speak for the rest of you, but the possibilities for these films have us more excited than Episode VII right now.
There are less than 70 Yoda medallions left of the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society’s (PSWCS) 2012 fundraiser.
Proceeds from the sale of the Yoda medallion benefit the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp and are priced at $10 each (plus shipping). If you haven’t yet ordered your medallion, now may be your last chance.
Please visit the PSWCS website for all the details on the charity, the medallion, and to place your order.
After the announcement last week and the preview a couple days ago, Sideshow has now posted their new Attack of the Clones/Revenge of the Sith Yoda for pre-order. He runs $99.99 for both the exclusive and regular editions and is scheduled for a June 2013 release.
Yoda comes with two heads, several extra hands and feet, cane, lightsaber (lit and unlit) and two chairs; both his Jedi Council chair and his hover chair which doubles as his stand. The exclusive is a Holocron Cube.
If you order three or more of the regular edition, a non-refundable deposit is required.
Sideshow is moving fast on their new 1:6 scale Yoda. Today they posted photos and let us know that the pre-order will be up with the newsletter this Thursday, January 3, 2013. He’s priced at a reasonable $99.99 for both the exclusive and regular editions.
He comes with two heads, a calm expression and one that’s more fierce, while the exclusive is a Holocron accessory. Also included are a nice assortment of hands and both a “hovering” chair stand an his Jedi Council chair.
Way back when Sideshow first showed off their then upcoming sixth scale Yoda figure, from his appearance in The Empire Strikes Back, they also showed a head sculpt that looked more like his appearance from the Prequels.
It was just a matter of time for that version to be offered and now he’s being teased as part of the 12 Days of Sideshow. Shown in the full picture are the legs of Commander Gree making this version specifically from Revenge of the Sith. It’ll be interesting to see if they offer alternate heads or if they’ll get around to offering versions that fit for the other Prequel films.
It would be cool to see some Jedi Council environment pieces. We already have Mace Windu, Plo Koon, Ki-Adi-Mundi and Obi-Wan Kenobi so that’s a good start on the ROTS Council.
Yesterday morning, Jordan Hembrough, owner of Hollywood Heroes and host of the Travel Channel’s show “Toy Hunter,” appeared on Good Morning America to show off some toys that holiday shoppers might be interested in this year.
Along with Furby and Barbie, he had a few of Gentle Giant’s 12″ Jumbo figures including Han Solo, Luke X-Wing Pilot, C-3PO and Boba Fett. But he also had the new Yoda figure which may be the first time we’ve seen a close to production example including his cape, snake and cane.
The color looks right on he cape but it looks a little short and too “new.” The vintage Kenner figure did an excellent job on the material, capturing the slightly fuzzy, worn look that really helped make the figure what it is. Still, it’s nice to see this figure is moving closer to being finalized. Check out the two screen captures below and head over to the GMA website to catch the video of Jordan’s appearance.
The 1 hour season finale of “Toy Hunter” airs tonight at 9:00PM on the Travel Chanel.
Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp Medallion
The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS) debuted their latest charity medallion at Celebration VI in Orlando, but if you missed it, you can now order online. There are a limited number of medallions left and they support a worth cause in the Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp. Check out the press release below and then head over to the PSWCS website to place your order today!
2012 PSWCS charity coin NOW SHIPPING!
The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society is excited to announce
they have begun shipping their charity fundraiser Yoda medallions.
These medallions, which benefit Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp, were initially
available exclusively at Star Wars Celebration VI. A limited number
of unsold medallions have been made available online to the public at
There is still a small number of coins remaining at a cost of $10 +
shipping. We encourage you to support this very worthy charity by
buying one of these awesome collectible medallions!