By Michael Sullenger
Photography: Michael Sullenger
(SAN DIEGO, CA, July 25, 2004)Code 3 Collectibles passed their freshman year with high marks and are
looking forward to continuing their die cast offerings through 2005 and beyond.
Their Comic-Con booth was a flurry of activity, as they held several contests
and raffles for a chance to win their best selling Star Wars die-cast
vehicles. Also on display was their latest creation...three dimensional movie
posters cast in resin, with Star Wars planned for next year!
We had a chance to sit down with Product Manager Audrey Wells, who
shared some details on the next two Star Wars vehicles in their die-cast
Based on the regular white and red vessel from Attack of the Clones,
the Gunship is the first prequel vehicle in the Code 3 die cast collection.
Pre-orders will be taken beginning sometime in October and the official release is
planned for November. The Gunship will also come at a lower pricepoint than
previous offerings, with a ticket somewhere around $200 and a production run of
5,000 pieces. Non-removable Clone Troopers will be placed in the cockpit and the
main bay for added authenticity.
Although not many details are available at this time, the AT-AT is expected
to be released sometime next year with a pricepoint of around $300. The Imperial
all terrain behemoth will come with removable panels and all the details we've
come to expect from Code 3. Imperial mini figures are also being looked into as
a possible feature!
Glowing reviews were the consensus at Comic-Con for this new 3D sculpted
movie poster assortment. Code 3 recreates the original theatrical sheet in
handpainted cold cast resin to produce quite the magnificent display piece.
Posters of Van Helsing, Dracula, and even Animal House were
displayed in their booth, featuring meticulous sculpting and vivid paint detail
to make each piece come to life! Audrey tells us that Star Wars posters are
currently in the stages of development, beginning with the classic Hildebrandt
A poster from A New Hope. Their Star Wars line is expected to
launch next March with a retail price of around $75 each.
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