The very first booth on my list to visit at Celebration Anaheim was SalesOne LLC. I was very keen to pick up their convention exclusive item – the Star Wars saga pendant. While they didn’t receive stock in time to sell to attendees, they were taking orders in person and offering free shipping within the US. Thankfully I do keep a US address mail box, so I placed my order. Now I finally have it in hand and it’s totally worth the wait. While it was initially described as limited to 200, I noticed the booth sign had this crossed out with a handwritten ‘100’ instead. I wish the pendant itself was numbered to confirm the edition size, but either way, not many were made so I’m happy I was able to buy one.
The pendant came packaged in a Star Wars branded box, with the chain length in a small plastic bag behind the cardboard insert. The pendant measures approximately 5cm high and 3.1cm wide, bigger than I was expecting. The size works really well – I was initially a little worried that the character details wouldn’t be very clear unless inspected up close, but that’s not the case. I love the dark weathered effect, the silver characters stand out well. The design uses the classic Tom Jung poster design, slightly rearranged – moving C-3PO and R2-D2 closer in, and adding Han Solo in his promotional pose. The back is etched with the Celebration Anaheim logo, and ‘(c) & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. S.Steel’. The non-adjustable chain closes with a standard lobster-style clasp, and measures approximately 56cm long. The hanger is wide enough that the chain can be easily removed if you wanted to change it – but I think the chain matches the pendant style quite well. I noticed it has been added to Body Vibe’s wholesale website – perhaps that means a non-Celebration branded version will be available? I paid US$60 for my pendant, a little more expensive than other Body Vibe x Star Wars pendants, but I’m very glad I was able to add it to my collection.