new website is up! I have created a new site called "StarWars-Ornaments.com"
to showcase my collection of Star Wars Hallmark Keepsake
ornaments. If you want a one-stop location to see all
the Star Wars ornaments Hallmark has produced, head over
for hundreds of photos and detailed descriptions!
I am still around! You may have noticed I recently moved
this site to its very own domain! So if you haven't done
so already, please update your bookmark to WWW.THETANTIVE4.COM!
I have also been adding a LOT to my Ewok cels collection.
So, to give it the attention it deserves, I have created
it's very own website too. Please visit WWW.EWOKCELS.COM
to see what's new! From perusing other online resources,
I do believe it's one of, if not THE largest collection
of Ewok cartoon cels on the net. And there will be many
more added over the next few weeks. Hope to see you there!
I can't believe it's been two years since an update. My
interests moved from Star Wars collecting to blogging...
but I still have my collection. Maybe one day I'll even
do another custom or two. In the meantime, take a look
around and let me know what you think! Welcome aboard!
28 , 2006:
Holland, Imperial Officer Lt. Renz in Return of the Jedi,
sent me something very special in the mail...I am thrilled
to add yet another 4 photos to my collection of Star Wars
autographs in the VIP Quarters! Barrie, thank you; it
was great working with you at C3. To see all 149 autographs,
click on the image below:
18 , 2006:
year I only made two Star Wars themed Easter eggs; both
inspired by my Ewok cels. To take a look at them, just
click on the image below:
a great Christmas surprise! Three new AWESOME autographs
-- all from Vader himself. Take a peek at the VIP Quarters
to see our latest additions to the 145 signatures:
Star Wars fan's dream come true...my visit to a very special
"Ranch" or two...
still can't believe what just arrived in the mail...4
original Ewok cartoon layout drawings from artist Brian
Lemay. Click below to read the full story:
whole new re-vamp of the Ewok cels page. Click on Baga
below to see over 130 original production cels now in
today to the VIP Quarters. We now have 142 Star Wars autographs
for you to enjoy. Take a look here:
finally got my Celebration 3 pages up! I had a blast,
so click on the program below to see what went on in Indy:
30 , 2005:
I made 7 Star Wars Easter eggs this year; six of which
are inspired by my Ewok cels. To take a look at them,
just click on the image below:
since I got my first Ewok cel from the Fan Club in the
fall, I've been trying to collect as many as I can. Click
on the image below to see the cels I have so far. More
are on their way, so check back for frequent updates!
something extra special in the mail the other day which
combines my obsession with Star Wars and my love of cartoons...an
original Warner Brothers Bugs Bunny storyboard. It's from
the 1977 TV special "Bugs Bunny In Space" and
I just love it! Click for a larger image:
two updates today. First, I've re-vamped the Cargo
Hold. You can now sit back and enjoy a 5 minute slide
show of some of our favorite collectibles, complete with
well, take a look at how our cat Sheba got involved in
the photo session I was attempting to do as The
Empire Strikes Cat.
I finally received my Star Wars Fan Club membership kit
(after waiting over six months!) but boy, was it worth
the wait. This year, included with the kit is an authentic
cel from the Ewoks television series which have been in
storage at Lucasfilm for about 20 years. With many people
getting just dots or swishes of color, I was thrilled
to receive this:
on the Lantern Bird above for an image of the full cel
with pencil sketch behind it. As well as the cel, members
get a membership card with Darth Vader on it, a letter
from George Lucas, a Code 3 calendar, a LEGO poster, a
2-sided diorama backdrop, a WOTC poster, and a Heritage
promo trading card.
Halloween! This year, instead of carving a real one, I
decided to try my hand at one of those new "carvable
fake pumpkins". Here's my Darth Vader Jack O'Lantern
(click to see it full size) which I'll be able to enjoy
year after year!
as every Star Wars fan knows, today was THE day to finally
get the classic trilogy on DVD. I was incredibly lucky
to get to Future Shop real early and snag the free T-shirt
as well (which were so limited, Future Shop phoned us
last night to let us know to get there early to be sure
to get one -- they didn't get in enough for all the pre-orders
they had taken!) Now all I need to do is find the time
to sit down and enjoy the movies!
I just received another autograph, and it's one I've really
been wanting for awhile... Jake Lloyd. My "boss"
Philip at Rebeslcum got this for me while they were together
at Comic Con. I really wish I was able to be there, but
he wrote the nicest note: "Maureen, Sorry you couldn't
make it, we missed you. All the best, Jake Lloyd".
Take a look at this autograph and over 100 more in the
VIP Quarters by clicking the thumbnail below:
4 of the Recreation wing is now open! Stop by the main
Bay to view our attack of "Attack of the Clones".
While there, why not check out the Junior recreational
activities in Bay 1, as well as humorous spoofs of the
classic trilogy and The Phantom Menace in Bays 2 and 3!
fine-tuning the site and adding my on-line friend's sites
to the quick links list. The top link will take you to
our family homepage, where, yes (gasp!) I DO have other
things in my life besides Star Wars! As well, take a trip
to many fine Star Wars sites hosted by my buddies on the
autographs added to the VIP Quarters; the original Obi-Wan
Kenobi, Sir Alec Guinness and Shmi Skywalker, Pernilla
August. Obviously, Sir Alec's is one of the few autographs
not obtained by mail directly from the star. I have always
wanted to add this incredible actor's signature to my
collection, and was forturnate to find a great autograph
from a friend online. Pernilla August's signature has
the distinction of being the one autograph I have waited
the longest for. It took over three years (yes, that's
YEARS) to get an answer to my letter to her in Stockholm.
But it was worth the wait!
a look at all our VIP autographs by clicking the image
had the time to re-vamp the old website. Now that our
ship has been flying for over seven years, I felt it needed
a good overhaul. Hope you like the new format. If you're
wondering who those characters are on the page headers,
they're customs of (from left to right) Borsk Fey'lya,
Bothan, my 12" Tessek doll, a Sith Witch, Horox Ryyder,
Krayyt dragon sculpture and Marf the Pepsi alien. Let
me know what you think by signing the Passenger Manifest
or by just dropping
me a line.