REVEAL! CZ-3™ Bust & Conversation with original sculptor Brian Muir

 

A CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN MUIR and FULL DETAILS ABOUT OUR LIFE-SIZED CZ-3 REPLICA BUST

 

Hey all, Tom here… I’m excited to finally share the full details of our life-sized CZ-3™ replica bust! This derelict droid™ has always been a favorite of mine. Like so many Star Wars™ fans, our team here finds inspiration in the details and sometimes the obscure characters can be the most fun (MOST INTRIGUING). For this 1:1 prop recreation, we worked with a scan of the original costume and you can read all about the process and the two extremely limited editions we’ll be offering using the links below. Both editions will be available to order on July 13th starting at 12pm EST. Join our email newsletter to be in the know for this and all of our upcoming releases.

Both editions will be offered with our new 3 easy payments Payment Plan via Partial.ly. See here for full details on that plan.

Both editions will be available to order on July 13th starting at 12pm EST. Full details, pricing and photos will be posted on our site in the coming days, so keep an eye here or join our email newsletter to be alerted when that goes live and be in the know for this and all of our upcoming releases. 

  • NUMBERED EDITION – limited to 50 pieces. Both the bust and plaque will be hand numbered. Hand painted authentic Star Wars style distressing.
  • SIGNATURE EDITION – limited to just 15 pieces. Includes a plaque signed by original prop sculptor Brian Muir. Both the bust and plaques will be hand numbered. Features authentic Star Wars style distressing and additional layers of desert weathering and simulated “grease drips” to match CZ-3’s Mos Eisley scene.

Learn more about each edition on the product pages which went live this morning:

 

 

 
 
I’m also thrilled that legendary sculptor Brian Muir, who sculpted CZ-3’s head for the films, has graciously agreed to sign the plaques for our Signature Edition of this replica bust! Brian’s work on countless films, creating sculptures large and small, is an inspiration to fans, creators and makers everywhere. In addition to CZ-3, Muir had a literal hand in the realization of iconic and enduring characters such as Darth Vader™,  RA-7™ (aka Death Star Droid™), the armor worn by the Imperial Stormtroopers™ and even played a part in developing C-3PO™.  Brian joined me for a chat about his work on Star Wars, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!  – Tom Spina (Regal Robot Founder)
 
 
 
 

Regal Robot – During production, you sculpted heads for CZ-3 and the Death Star Droid and Darth Vader’s helmet. What order did you do those and how long did that work take?

Brian Muir – I sculpted CZ-3 after Darth Vader and then lastly the Death Star Droid. Each sculpt took 4 days approximately.

Regal Robot – Were they sculpted in clay? Do you do any revising in plaster or go right to mold and cast?

Brian Muir – Yes all the heads were sculpted in clay.  I did sharpening at the plaster stage of Darth Vader, the Stormtrooper™ armour and C-3PO™. But the clay sculpt for C-Z3 and the Death Star Droid were moulded and cast in fibre glass.

Regal Robot – Where did the concept for CZ-3’s look come from?

Brian Muir – I was given a basic sketch for CZ-3 by one of the film’s concept artists.

Regal Robot – Were you given any feedback or direction during the sculpture process? Did you enjoy the process?

Brian Muir – I was left to my own devices for the character. I did enjoy sculpting the Death Star Droid head and C-Z3 as well.

Regal Robot – You had a hand in crafting some iconic looks. Even the characters who didn’t get as much screentime all have a level of popularity among fans. What do you attribute that to?

Brian Muir – The fact that they are unique and although we don’t get to know their characters we’re still curious about them.

Regal Robot – How does it feel being a part of the creation of characters so many fans remember so fondly?

Brian Muir – I can only say that I am always pleased to hear from fans how they really like those characters. I’m immensely proud to have been involved in their creation and that they will with us for the unforeseeable future.

Regal Robot – We’d like to express our great thanks to Brian Muir for taking the time to sit down with us and chat, for his inspiring work and for being a part of one of our signature edition collectible creations!

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Legendary film sculptor, Brian Muir, signed the plaques for our extremely limited signature edition.
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Regal Robot LIFE-SIZED CZ-3 REPLICA BUST

ANNOUNCING OUR LIFE-SIZED CZ-3 REPLICA BUST – NUMBERED EDITION AND BRIAN MUIR SIGNATURE EDITION

 

Today we’re sharing a SNEAK PEEK at the two editions that make up our limited run of CZ-3™ life-sized prop replica busts. For this 1:1 prop recreation, we worked with a scan of the original droid™ costume to faithfully reproduce the wonderfully organic asymmetry in the costume’s mask, originally sculpted by legendary film sculptor, Brian Muir for Star Wars: A New Hope™. Each bust will be made in the U.S.A. and hand detailed by the FX artists in our New York studio.

Both editions will be available to order on July 13th starting at 12pm EST. Full details and photos will be posted on our site in one week, so keep an eye here and join our email newsletter to be alerted when that goes live and be in the know for this and all of our upcoming releases. 

  • NUMBERED EDITION – $1499 – limited to 50 pieces. Both the bust and plaque will be hand numbered. Made in the U.S.A. and hand painted by our artists with authentic Star Wars style distressing.
  • SIGNATURE EDITION – $1799 – limited to just 15 pieces. Includes a plaque signed by original prop sculptor Brian Muir. Both the bust and plaques will be hand numbered. Made in the U.S.A. and hand painted by our artists with authentic Star Wars style distressing and additional layers of desert weathering and simulated “grease drips” to match CZ-3’s Mos Eisley scene.

Both editions will be offered with our new 3 easy payments Payment Plan via Partial.ly. See here for full details on that plan.

“As a fan of the making of our favorite films, I feel very fortunate that we had the chance to get hands-on and up-close with that original prop costume in our work to bring this replica to life. Our team spent hours examining, photographing and measuring the droid costume worn in the original trilogy and used high-detail laser scanning to capture every detail of the suit. Using that scan, we have faithfully reproduced the wonderfully organic asymmetry in the costume’s mask, originally sculpted by legendary film sculptor Brian Muir, and a bit of the bib area and collar to help turn this into a great overall character display. We took great lengths to maintain the integrity of the scan and vintage details to create the ultimate replica of this droid. Gordon Tarpley handled that digital task beautifully and I personally distressed the paint masters for these editions. Mr. Muir has graciously signed the plaques for the signature edition and our New York team is now preparing to produce this super limited run and hand paint each piece, capturing that classic Star Wars look and feel with layers of aging and weathering.” – Tom Spina (Regal Robot founder)

We’ll be sharing more photos and full details next Monday, July 6th, 2020. Please check back then and follow us on social where we’re @regalrobot for more sneak peeks this week!

Thank you all for reading. We look forward to making these busts for collectors looking to bring something unique and authentic to their homes! If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time!

Father’s Day Sale & NEW Darth Vader™ Reveal Magnet!

Darth Vader Empire Strikes Back reveal in meditation chamber

CELEBRATE “I AM YOUR FATHER’S DAY” WITH A COUPON AND NEW DELUXE MAGNET SET YOU CAN ORDER TODAY FOR FREE SHIPPING!

We’re celebrating “I am your Father’s Day” with introductory free shipping on our newest Star Wars™ magnetic creation and a 3-day flash sale on our themed cafe tables and folding director chairs with the coupon FATHERS15.

In our Star Wars Art & Decor section you’ll find our newest 2-part deluxe magnet set. Inspired by the stunning first glimpse at Darth Vader™ beneath his mask in the meditation chamber scene of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™, both the helmet and the bust have magnets allowing them to be displayed with the helmet hovering over top or lowered to complete the Sith Lord’s appearance. Best of all, you’ll get FREE SHIPPING if you order before July 5th!

For Father’s Day savings, choose your style from the many distinctive cafe tables and director chairs on our Star Wars Themed Furniture page and you can add a Holochess (aka Dejarik™), Boba Fett™ or Death Star™ themed table to your man-cave or office. Or if you need a comfy seat, look no further than our Blue Harvest or Revenge of the Jedi folding director chairs that’ll make you feel like you’re on set and ready to call, “action!” Check out all the great designs available and save 15% for three days only with coupon code FATHERS15 at checkout! 

baby yoda and Ig-11 (not IG-88) from the Mandalorian

Regal Robot Spotlight – The Mandalorian’s “Grav Charge” Magnet

Via our friends at Regal Robot:
magnetic bombs from the Mandalorian

Our latest magnet was inspired by the Star Wars™ Disney+ series, The Mandalorian and our team began development of this piece shortly after the show debuted, but funny enough, we didn’t always know what they were called!

We loved all the great gear and Mandalorian tech throughout the series, but the detonators Mando used to break through walls, take out downed AT-STs or just get folks’ attention grabbed us right away. Din Djarin™ almost always wears three on his belt and the way they stuck to the metal plate on his belt, various walls and surfaces made us think, this might be just the thing for the next piece in our series of magnets!

With first-hand study of original production props, we designed our new magnet to be cast in solid resin with faux metal paint and a non-lighted translucent red lens. At 2 inches in diameter, the magnet is the same size as show prop that inspired it. A strong neodymium magnet allows it to hang on certain types of metal and the underside features a printed label with 2D art mimicking the detailing seen on the original prop.

replica magnetic bombs from the Mandalorian

Mando's magnetic bombs from the Mandalorian

But once we developed this new piece, then came the question – what do we call it? Internally, we’d been using the terms Mando’s bombs or Mando’s detonators but clearly there had to be a proper name. It took a bit of investigation and Lucasfilm confirmed: the official name of this detonator is, “The Mandalorian’s Grav Charges.”

We absolutely love that sort of detective work here at Regal Robot, and we are thrilled to be able to utilize the proper name for this bombastic (and magnetic!) item.

The Mandalorian's detonators are called Grav Charges
Did you know the detonators Mando uses are called Grav Charges?

So there’s a little “did you know?” tidbit for the day! Thank you for reading and we hope you’ll continue to follow along with our new creations here and on social media, where you can find us as @RegalRobot. We hope you’ve enjoyed this spotlight on our new magnet and you can use the link below to order one, three or more for yourself! They’re made in the U.S.A. and come ready to display. Add The Mandalorian’s Grav Charge to your collection, home, office, man-cave or fridge!

ORDER OUR “THE MANDALORIAN’S GRAV CHARGE MAGNET” TODAY!

New Star Wars™ The Mandalorian Decor Now Available!

Via Regal Robot:

We’re thrilled to announce our latest Star Wars creations, which you can now order in our Star Wars Art & Decor section. Each of these new items are all designed, prototyped and produced in the USA, and hand painted or detailed by our artists.

Our Jabba’s Dais Gargoyle Magnet was a huge hit last year, and we’re excited to add another magnet to our series! The Mandalorian’s Grav Charge Magnet is a solid resin, metal-look, 2″ diameter magnet that’s the same size as show prop that inspired it! Developed with first-hand study of the original production props, these novelty magnets are cast in solid resin with faux metal paint and a non-lighted translucent red lens.  Add one or more to your collection, home, office, man-cave or fridge!

CLICK HERE to order The Mandalorian’s Grav Charge Magnet!

replica magnetic bombs from the Mandalorian


If you liked our mini sculpture, you’ll love of our new, large size Mythosaur Wall Decor from The Mandalorian!  At over 17″ tall, this all-new wall hanging sculpture is styled after the metal-look Mythosaur skull which hangs over the armorer’s entryway in the Covert and pays homage to the skull marking on the armor of iconic bounty hunter, Boba Fett. Hollow cast in thick resin, each skull is finished with a high gloss, faux-metal look like the original show prop.

CLICK HERE to order your Mythosaur Wall Decor from The Mandalorian!


Our new Mudhorn Signet Plaque features a faux-metal resin mudhorn symbol, mounted to a uniquely shaped distressed plaque inspired by the Mandalorian’s scorched beskar armor from the final episode of season one. Ready to hang and display, order your Mudhorn Signet Plaque will bring subtle Star Wars style into to your home or office today!

CLICK HERE to order your Mudhorn Plaque from The Mandalorian!

“You have earned your signet.” 


Our new Camtono Desk Accessory is ready to organize your pens, pencils or whatever you need to keep handy on your desk! This useful decor item features a removable swivel top allowing you to open and close the lid, and a black pencil with a resin mini beskar ingot topper. Order your Camtono Desk Organizer today and bring some Star Wars style to your home or office!

CLICK HERE to order your Camtono Desk Accessory from The Mandalorian!

“I have a camtono of beskar waiting for you upon the delivery of the asset.”


Looking to display your Mythosaur Mini Sculpture from the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian on your desk or shelf? We’ve added an option to order an all-new, acrylic display stand designed specifically for this skull. You’ll find the options to purchase in the drop down on that page where you can order the skull alone, the skull and stand, or, if you’re one of the fans who has already added a skull to their collection, you can order just the stand to display the skull you already love!

CLICK HERE to order your Mythosaur Mini Skull Stand from The Mandalorian!

This is the way, Mandalorian mythosaur symbol prop

Regal Robot – Customized Han Carbonite Desk

Via Regal Robot:

“Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold.” Who watches this scene from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and immediately thinks, “You know what Han in carbonite would be perfect for? A desk!” The answer: the Regal Robot team. If you’re a Star Wars™ fan, you’ve probably seen our Han Solo in Carbonite desk floating around the internet. One fan in particular saw this design and knew that he needed it for his home, along with a few special modifications. You can see more images and details on our Custom Han Solo in Carbonite Project Page

Regal Robot – Imperial Themed Desk!

Via our friends at Regal Robot, please click here for all the images and info! 

Never underestimate the power (or great eye for interior design) of the Dark Side. Our client, Doug, originally requested a custom desk similar to the one Emperor Palpatine uses in Revenge of the Sith, but after seeing a concept we provided for a Darth Vader inspired desk, he chose a new path. You can see the results (and many more photos) on our Imperial-Themed Desk Page. This was a very fun collaboration for our team to work on alongside Doug, so let’s hear more about the story from the man himself!

Regal Robot – Custom Life-Sized Concept Bib Fortuna™ Bust

Via our friends at Regal Robot, please click here for all the image and info! We think it’s great homage to the artwork of Ralph McQuarrie!

You can learn more about this incredible project and our client’s experience in this Client Spotlight Review he sent us!

Iconic concept artwork permeates the look of our favorite films and we were thrilled to be asked to interpret one of our favorite artist’s creature designs as a realistic, life sized character bust. An early sketch for Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi gave us an alternate look for Jabba the Hutt™’s majordomo, Bib Fortuna™.  Wearing a cowl and large hat and with a bloated visage, this creature differs substantially from the on-screen character’s look we’re all so used to.  Working with just a single sketch, we interpreted this unique vision for the character as a realistic, 1:1 creature.

Paul Bateman, a former associate and friend of the original artist created several new sketches of this specific look for the character, showing him from alternate views. We then translated that, life-sized in clay, with FX artist Casey Wong as lead sculptor. With the face shaped by hand, molds were made and the head cast in translucent flesh-toned resin, which Tom Spina then hand painted for a realistic look.

The cowl and hat were fabricated in various foam materials and the surfaces coated with flocking to give the look of a real felt hat but in extreme proportions. The cowl was aged and distressed to match the torn edges and rough look in the original inspiration sketch.

As a final touch, a pedestal table was crafted so that the client might pair the two. The table drew inspiration from concept paintings of Jabba™’s palace by the same incredible artist. We chose aged faux stone construction and a detail stripe with otherwordly-looking patterns to reflect his amazing work in this new creation.

YN 16 YEAR Giveaway #12 WINNER – Mythosaur Skull from The Mandalorian – Mini Sculpture!

Congrats to John A. from AZ who wins the Mythosaur Skull from The Mandalorian – Mini Sculpture Donated by Regal Robot !

Keep checking and following us at all our social network sites 24/7 as we announce a lot of prizes at random there. 

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YN 16 YEAR Giveaway #12 – Mythosaur Skull from The Mandalorian – Mini Sculpture!

Today, we kick off our 12th of many giveaways! Donated by Regal Robot we have an awesome Mythosaur Skull from The Mandalorian – Mini Sculpture! This is open worldwide!

Want to add it to your collection? This is the way…

Just send us an e-mail to YodasnewsAnniversary@gmail.com with the subject “Happy 16 Year – Mythosaur Skull from The Mandalorian” and we will pick one person at random on 2/27/2020 to take home the prize! 

You MUST include your full name and mailing address for the prize in the email for it to count. You may enter once per 24 hours from 2/25//2020 to 2/26/2020 11:59EST. (So max of 2 entries) 

Keep checking and following us at all our social network sites 24/7 as we announce a lot of prizes at random there. 

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THANK YOU for letting us bring you the news to you for the last 16 years!  *Read the terms and conditions of entering this giveaway by clicking here