We were fortunate to be able to attend Star Wars Celebration VI. This event had all kinds of cool things going on like autograph sessions, interactive fan zones, film screenings, art, and more. Unfortunately, we were only able to make it for a few hours on Saturday, but it was a lot of fun in that short time. The costumes were great! There were all kinds of Star Wars action figures and items for sale. We saw a Star Wars Death Star playset that the person was asking $1,100 for! I don’t know what a good price for that set is, but it makes me wish that I had kept some of my old toys in the box when I was younger.
Kotobukiya also had a display with many Star Wars statues. We got to see some of the new items, as well as some older ones that were released before we started carrying their products. It was nice to talk to some of the reps to find out more about their sales and manufacturing. If you aren’t familiar with Kotobukiya, they really make high-quality statues, and they are expanding on their novelties, such as the Lightsaber chopsticks. We saw some Han Solo and R2-D2 business card holders, which really seemed cool.
Overall, I think the art and the atmosphere was my favorite part of the Celebration. It was cool to be around so many people that were passionate about the same thing. We heard that George Lucas even made an appearance for a select few people. I usually don’t get real excited about celebrities, but it’s not everyday that you get to meet such an iconic person in film and pop culture. We have quite a few more pics up on our facebook page. Find us at facebook.com/jmdretailtoys, and see more of this event!