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Star Wars Medallions (Slave Leia and Jabba) by Craft House

November 12, 2010

One of the things I love about Star Wars collectibles is that there is such a huge variety of stuff available. Some of it is a little odd, but it’s almost always interesting. I’m not really sure how they came up with this idea, but essentially you get two large chromed plastic “medallions” (each around 2.5″ in diameter) that you are supposed to highlight using the included sponge wedge and pot of “stain.” I had hoped the medallions would be metal (at least aluminum like the coins that came with many Star Wars action figures) but they’re just plastic. Still, they are chromed to a very high shine (as you can see in the in-package shot above, this makes them hard to photograph).

They had several other two-packs with other characters, but this particular one includes one medallion with Han Solo, Chewbacca, and the Millennium Falcon (this one is going to my friend Rodders who is a Millennium Falcon collector), and one medallion with Slave Leia and Jabba. The Leia medallion features the motto “We have powerful friends. You’re gonna regret this.” On the back is a bit more text about Leia.

This came out in 1996, so the “stain” in the little pot had deteriorated into a gelatinous mass that wouldn’t have worked very well if I tried to use it on the medallion. So I just brushed some acrylic black paint on it, waited a few seconds for it to partially dry, and then wiped it off with a tissue. The idea is to leave the paint in the recesses of the sculpt, making it easier to see the detail, and I think the black paint probably worked about as well as the original stain would have.

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  1. December 4, 2010 5:14 am

    I got this this morning. Many, many thanks Mighty Jabba. 🙂

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