“Pin-Up” of the Week: Star Wars R2-D2 Vinylmation Jumbo Mystery Chaser Pin

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, the internet almost exploded last week when we got word that Disney had purchased Lucasfilm for a little over $4 billion.  Disney plans to move forward and make at least three more Star Wars films starting with Episode XII projected to be released in 2015.  This will be the first Star Wars film not directed by George Lucas as he will be retiring and working on smaller projects.  As you can imagine, speculation on what the next three movies will be about is already flooding the internet.  It’s said that Lucas has the next set of stories written which have been under lock and key for years.   As a Star Wars fan, I was very excited to hear this news.  Back in 2005 I seriously thought we would never see another Star Wars movie after Revenge of the Sith.  From a financial standpoint it makes perfect sense to go on with them.  Star Wars merchandise is so collectible and fans will jump on the opportunity to own more stuff.

It would be fun to see Mark Hamill back in the role of a much older Luke Skywalker helping to rebuild the Jedi.  The same can go for Han Solo and Leia.  As it sits right now, almost everything is a rumor.  The only two things confirmed is that there will be at least three more films, and the stories will be all original.

Now lets get to this pin.  Disney and Star Wars have been working together for years.  This pin is rather large measuring 3″ by 2″ and is part of a Star Wars themed set.  Each pin in the set is shaped liked Mickey Mouse, but is made to look like a character from Star Wars.  It was released this past year in a boxed mystery set.  It is limited to only 250 copies which isn’t that many.  That’s probably why they sell for around $50.00.

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