Fanhome Launches Star Wars "Build Your Own R2-D2" Collectibles Subscription

Bespin refugee - August 18, 2021
Fanhome is a new subscription-based collectibles brand that is giving fans broader and deeper access to their favorite Star Wars characters and stories.

Fanhome’s “Build Your Own R2-D2” subscription provides unprecedented access to the beloved character with behind-the-scenes material, little-known information, and rare imagery.

Every month, fans will receive a shipment of parts and from which they can create their own working astromech droid, just like a member of the Industrial Automation Company. The half-sized model uses parts engineered to look just like the original Star Wars props - plus state-of-the-art modern electric components.

Each shipment includes highly-detailed parts for collectors to build their own R2-D2 replica over time and a fully illustrated 16-page magazine packed with information that will inspire fans’ mastery of a galaxy far, far away….. Shipment No.1 is currently on sale at the introductory price of $1.00.

With each shipment, fans look behind the scenes to see the techniques used to construct and film the droids, ships, sets and creatures of all the Star Wars films and explore their development from the earliest concept to the final stunning prop models, photographed in minute detail.

R2-D2 has two modes of operation: user-directed through an app or ‘AI’ mode with independent movement. R2-D2’s sensors and powerful motors allow the droid to interact with the world just like the astromech from the films. In addition, the model includes a rotating metal dome with a built-in camera, extendable and foldable arms and speakers and microphones so the droid can respond to verbal orders using a variety of chirps, whistles and lights.

After assembly, Star Wars fans can control R2-D2 from their smartphone or tablet via its downloadable app available on Android or iOS. The app allows users to control the model's movement, head and retractable arms. The droid also projects images of Princess Leia™ or Luke Skywalker™ and records videos and photos of its surroundings. As in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi™, R2-D2 has a hidden extra, Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber, which will pop up on demand via the app.

Taking inspiration from the remote-controlled film prop, the fully functioning half-scale model R2-D2 is engineered in the same way and has been authentically detailed based on the droid seen on the silver and small screen.

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Bespin refugee - 2023-08-21 @ 11:55 pm
Fanhome Launches Star Wars Millennium Falcon Build-Up Model

Fanhome, the leader in subscription-based collections and models, expands its acclaimed Star Wars catalog with a 1:43 scale replica of the Millennium Falcon.Several models of the Millennium Falcon were used to make the original Star Wars trilogy but the most iconic was built for the action sequences in the second movie, The Empire Strikes Back. The Fanhome version is an official replica, built to the same scale.The molded die-cast metal and resin components make this ultimate Millennium Falcon replica extremely easy to construct, with an unprecedented level of realism.The sizeable, completed model measures 32-inches long by 23-inches wide.Hull parts are supplied pre-finished, but expert modelers can apply their own battle scars and weathering to add extra authenticity and personalize the model.The completed Falcon also has working LED effects, and can be wall- or table-mounted, with the landing legs and boarding ramp displayed in open or retracted positions.A model of a spaceshipDescription automatically generatedBuild your knowledge about the legendary Millennium Falcon and its design and evolution as construction progresses with a full-color magazine that accompanies each months shipment of components. Discover how Industrial Light & Magics model makers designed and built the many props and sets that were used to bring the Falcon to life on screen. Packed with little known facts and anecdotes, these issues feature rare behind-the-scenes photography and revelations about the real story behind the Star Wars movie magic.LED Lighting EffectsThe Millennium Falcon model includes internal wiring and LEDs that can be connected to an internal battery or external low-voltage power source. Separate systems can be turned on to illuminate the rear sublight drives, forward floodlights and internal cockpit lighting.Moving PartsThe exterior of the Millennium Falcon includes many fully articulated parts that include the upper and lower quad laser cannons and the rectenna dish. The Falcons boarding ramp is also movable and will lock into either flight position or landing position for display mounting.Screen Accurate Interior detailsWhile the outer shell of the Falcon is inspired by the filming miniature used in the movies, it also features removable upper panels that reveal interior details seen in all three movies including the cockpit, the main hold with its engineering station and dejarik hologame board, gun controls for the quad laser cannons, and Han Solos smuggling compartments.Fanhome Millennium Falcon builders will receive a variety of special additional items at various stages of their subscription that include a limited-edition T-shirt featuring a Millennium Falcon design as well as a hand painted die-cast miniature of the ship, a ceramic mug and baseball cap and special binders to archive all the collected magazines. For a limited time, subscribers paying with PayPal will receive an additional gift from Fanhome a durable backpack emblazoned with the emblem of the Rebel Alliance and Resistance and an eye-catching Falcon design.More information and sign-up details are available now at: are open now and subscriptions will begin shipping in August.

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