Star Wars 8 – The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode 8 – The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode 8 is due for UK release on the Author of this blog’s birthday. Although the author also expects to be working on his birthday. So what does the next, the eighth Star Wars Movie in the series have in store for us. No doubt there will be some amazing special effects and a story line to follow on from Star Wars Episode 7. Lego are on board again with the Star Wars Franchise and Silly Billy’s received their delivery of Star Wars Episode 8 products from the Danish Toy Company earlier than most, August in fact, prompting one very keen Star Wars and LEGO fan to drive from London to purchase a Resistance Bomber 75188.

It is mentioned that Princes Harry and William have cameo roles in the latest Star Wars movie, the royal pair visited the set of The Last Jedi in April 2016 and were rumoured to have filmed a scene in disguise. Now lead actor John Boyega, who plays reformed stormtrooper Finn, has confirmed that he shared a scene with the royal duo  “wrapped in stormtroopers costumes”

So another date for your diary will be December 15th 2017, not only to buy the author of this blog a birthday present, but also to get to the Cinema and watch the opening of Star Wars Episode 8 – The Last Jedi
Official Trailer Below

Star Wars The Force Awakens 2015, scored a pretty reasonable 8.1 on IMDB and personally I though the return of  Star Wars was pretty impressive. Rogue One (2016), on the other hand slipped a couple of notches at only 7.9 on IMDB and again released on the author’s birthday, 15/12/2016.
As far as the new  Star Wars Episode 8 – The Last Jedi goes it is anyone’s guess as to whether it will be a hit or get massively slated by the critics. A Customer today said of Star Wars Episode 8, “I’m not holding out much hope..”

Personally, as the Film is being released on one of the most auspicious days of the year (the author’s birthday) then we believe it will be a great hit, however only time will tell.

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Mom finds forgotten 30-year-old ‘Star Wars’ Christmas gift in drawer

In 1982, a present went missing from under Reddit user OMG party’s Christmas tree.

His mom had accidentally misplaced the X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker action figure the budding Star Wars fan wanted.

Fast forward 33 years later. This year, the redditor’s mom found the gift lurking in the back of a drawer in her house, still in the box she bought it in with the original K-Mart price tag.

Only now, instead of being a cheap kids’ stocking stuffer, it’s a highly sought-after Star Wars collectible that could be worth hundreds if you could ever part with it. Surprise! Merry Christmas!

“My mom bought this back in the 80’s and forgot about it in the back of a drawer,” The redditor wrote on Imgur. “Today she gave it to me as a Christmas gift! I’m amazed! Going to be holding on to this forever!”

In an email to the Daily Dot, he said:

Back in probably 81 or 82 my Mom bought this for me, knowing that I was crazy about Star Wars toys. Most of my childhood memories are of playing with Star Wars figures. For whatever reason my Mom ended up putting it in a drawer and just held on to it all these years waiting for the right time!

Knowing how excited I was for the new Star Wars film, she decided that this was the year!

So that’s the story! I’m pretty surprised, that’s a long time to hold on waiting for the right moment!

In terms of value, someone on my Facebook feed said $500 but I think that’s most likely WAY WAY over inflated. It’s got some weathering that would keep it from being considered “New in the box” to collectors. Not that it matters, there is absolutely NO way that I would ever sell this. No amount of money is worth it’s value to me as a gift from my Mom!

The X-Wing fighter pilot Luke is one of a series of Star Wars action figures produced by the Kenner toy company between 1978 and 1985. Fans refer to this as “the vintage line.” The X-Wing version of Luke originally debuted with Kenner’s X-Wing model before getting his own box and costume in 1979. As action figures go, this one is pretty iconic.

Since OMG party’s gift is still in its original packaging, known as a 20/21 back card, it’s considerably more valuable as a collector’s item than any of the millions of similar X-wing pilot Luke’s that have been taken out and played with. (In collectors’ jargon, these toys are “loose.”) And since it features a special promotion for Return of the Jedi, it could easily be worth several hundred dollars.

Not bad for a mom who left her son’s present in a drawer for three decades. It’s not every day you get to surprise your kid with an amazing vintage action figure; but then that’s what the magic of Christmas and Star Wars at Christmas is all about.

Photo via Imgur

Read more: http://www.dailydot.com/geek/star-wars-fan-vintage-line-action-figure-found-in-drawer/

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Guy Builds Amazing Lego Star Destroyer With Three-Level Interior

Imgur user doomhandle shared his recently completed Tyrant Imperial Star Destroyer and it’s awesome. Measuring 4 ft, 7 in (1.4 m) long and weighing over 70 pounds (32 kg); it also features a three-level interior with characters, ships and removable sections.

The design is based on the 2014 LEGO Star Destroyer Set (75055) and the custom-design was built entirely with readily available LEGO pieces. It’s about 20 times the size of the official LEGO Star Destroyer set which allows for a lot more customization inside.

I’ve included exterior and interior shots below, but be sure to check out the full 45-picture album on Imgur where doomhandle goes into far more detail about the build and components of the ship.

[via doomhandle on Imgur]

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Built and Designed by doomhandle

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2016/05/lego-star-destroyer-with-three-level-interior-by-doomhandle/

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Rogue One

Star Wars Rogue One

Rogue One is the new Star Wars Film due to be released for Christmas 2016. As ever the Lego company are releasing new products for this upcoming Star Wars Movie and they will be with us here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop in October 2016
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Silly Billy’s Toy Shop, the best Independent Toy Retailer in Yorkshire, has Lego Star Wars in stock now, including Lego Buildable figures at only ten pounds.
Star Wars Buildable Figures

Rogue One, A Star Wars Story is due for release in UK on December the 16th according to IMDB coincidentally my eldest son’s birthday.

As well as having Lego Star Wars buildable figures in stock we also have the following Lego Star Wars sets in limited quantities.

Other recent Lego news includes a revelation on BBC Radio 4 that by 2020 the amount of minifigures on planet earth will be greater than the amount of human beings, this shock fact after some research on the internet came from an article written in 2013 that says “Since their introduction in 1978, Lego’s Minifigs have, um, reproduced at a rapid rate. In fact, the toy maker has been making the little fellas at such a pace that they’ll outnumber humans by 2019.

As of 2006, there were 4 billion Minifigs in the world; projecting forward both human and Lego population growth suggests that tiny plastic men will outnumber us by 2019. Imagine that: a world where there are more Minifigs than fellow homosapiens.”
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As we all know the human population has been expanding globally at a terrific rate and so now it seems the same is true for Lego Minifigures ! Here at Silly Billy’s we have the latest Series 16, Lego Minifigures in stock NOW

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Rogue One

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Review of The Force Awakens by Lachlann

Review of #TheForceAwakens

Lachlann’s review of the Force Awakens, which he watched in 3D at the Vue Cinema.
Lachlann says:
It was very good, the 3D effects on the other hand were not that great, it’s not necessary to watch the film in 3D he says.

It is helpful to have watched some of the previous Star Wars episodes to get an idea of who the characters are. In places the film was quite funny and made me laugh, Kylo Ren’s character is well presented and leaves a lot to the imagination. There are lots of new characters which are good and overall I would recommend the film. Should it be a 12A?
Lachlann says it’s a bit violent in places and so the Certification is accurate.

Silly Billy’s has some Star Wars GB EYE Posters in stock and plenty of Star Wars Lego including Build-able Figures more details are available on yesterdays The Force Awakens Post
star-wars-poster

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Review of The Force Awakens by Lachlann

Review of #TheForceAwakens

Lachlann’s review of the Force Awakens, which he watched in 3D at the Vue Cinema.
Lachlann says:
It was very good, the 3D effects on the other hand were not that great, it’s not necessary to watch the film in 3D he says.

It is helpful to have watched some of the previous Star Wars episodes to get an idea of who the characters are. In places the film was quite funny and made me laugh, Kylo Ren’s character is well presented and leaves a lot to the imagination. There are lots of new characters which are good and overall I would recommend the film. Should it be a 12A?
Lachlann says it’s a bit violent in places and so the Certification is accurate.

Silly Billy‘s has some Star Wars GB EYE Posters in stock and plenty of Star Wars Lego including Build-able Figures more details are available on yesterdays The Force Awakens Post
star-wars-poster

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The Force Awakens

Star Wars #TheForceAwakens

We have written about Star Wars before here on our blog and as you probably know Silly Billy’s has already been blogging about our Lego Star Wars additions for some time now. As #TheForceAwakens was released yesterday in Australia and is coming to the UK today. My son luckily managed to get a FREE ticket courtesy of a friend. Only Lachlann and myself are really into Star Wars in our Family and the other people are not so I am quite envious of Lachlann’s free ticket this evening.


ABC network in Australia have been making some good noises about the new Star Wars Film:

Not everyone will love the new Star Wars. Maybe some fans and critics won’t find the fresh characters nearly as memorable as the classics. No doubt some will be flat-out ticked off at certain developments. Better to take such risks than to give us a Star Wars sequel that plays it safe or ventures into weirdness and goofiness and Jar Jar Binks.
Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

The long wait is over, and the news is good: The Force Awakens heralds the new dawn you hoped for … The Force is strong with this one. Best of all, it will only get stronger from here.
Leigh Paatsch, News Corp Australia

This what we have in our Lego Star Wars Stocks here at Silly Billy’s 

  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Luke Skywalker @£19.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Jengo Fett @£19.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Clone Commander Cody Figure @£19.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Obi Wan Kenobi Figure @£19.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures General Grievous @£29.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Darth Vader Buildable Figure @£24.99
    75108

Star Wars Vehicles:

  • Reys Speeder at £19.99
  • First Order Snow Speeder at £39.99
  • First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter at £59.99
  • Poe’s X-Wing Fighter at £69.99
  • Star Wars Microfighters at £9.99
    75099

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The Force Awakens

Star Wars #TheForceAwakens

We have written about Star Wars before here on our blog and as you probably know Silly Billy‘s has already been blogging about our Lego Star Wars additions for some time now. As #TheForceAwakens was released yesterday in Australia and is coming to the UK today. My son luckily managed to get a FREE ticket courtesy of a friend. Only Lachlann and myself are really into Star Wars in our Family and the other people are not so I am quite envious of Lachlann’s free ticket this evening.


ABC network in Australia have been making some good noises about the new Star Wars Film:

Not everyone will love the new Star Wars. Maybe some fans and critics won’t find the fresh characters nearly as memorable as the classics. No doubt some will be flat-out ticked off at certain developments. Better to take such risks than to give us a Star Wars sequel that plays it safe or ventures into weirdness and goofiness and Jar Jar Binks.
Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

The long wait is over, and the news is good: The Force Awakens heralds the new dawn you hoped for … The Force is strong with this one. Best of all, it will only get stronger from here.
Leigh Paatsch, News Corp Australia

This what we have in our Lego Star Wars Stocks here at Silly Billy‘s 

  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Luke Skywalker @£19.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Jengo Fett @£19.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Clone Commander Cody Figure @£19.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Obi Wan Kenobi Figure @£19.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures General Grievous @£29.99
  • Star Wars Buildable Figures Darth Vader Buildable Figure @£24.99
    75108

Star Wars Vehicles:

  • Reys Speeder at £19.99
  • First Order Snow Speeder at £39.99
  • First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter at £59.99
  • Poe’s X-Wing Fighter at £69.99
  • Star Wars Microfighters at £9.99
    75099

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Lego Star Wars

Lego Star Wars at Silly Billy’s:-

Recently Silly Billy’s has received a delivery of ALL NEW Lego Star Wars, including the new build-able figures range of figures.

Lego Star Wars 75112 ALL NEW General Grievous

General Grievous
£29.99

Lego Star Wars 75109 ALL NEW Obi Wan Kenobi Buildable Figure

75109
£19.99

Lego Star Wars 75107 ALL NEW Jengo Fett Buildable Figure

Jango Fett
£19.99

Lego Star Wars 75110 ALL NEW Luke Skywalker Buildable Figure

75110
£19.99

Lego Star Wars 75108 ALL NEW Clone Commander Cody Figure

Cody
£19.99

Lego Star Wars 75111 ALL NEW Darth Vader Buildable Figure

Darth Vader
£24.99

Lego Star Wars 75100 ALL NEW First Order Snowspeeder

First Order Snowspeeder
£39.99

Lego Star Wars 75101 ALL NEW First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter

Lego Star Wars 75101
£59.99

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens film is released on 17th December 2015 and looks to be a really good film, there’s a preview on IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2488496/
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