Thursday, December 24, 2009

New Artist - Jeremy Bulloch

We got Boba Fett! Jeremy has agreed to do a helmet :)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Artist - Tory Belleci (Mythbusters)

Tory has agreed to do a bucket for the project! Looking forward to see what he comes up with!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Titan Trooper Helmet is Complete!

I would like to introduce the Titan Trooper Helmet! Created by Tommy Keiser (Titan Maximum). This helmet is a Stormtrooper/Titan Maximum hybrid.

Signed by Seth Green, Matt Senreich, Tom Root and Tommy.

Seth, Tom, Tommy and Matt with the helmet!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

New Artist - Nina Yankovic

We have our newest artist signed up! Weird Al and Suzanne Yankovic are allowing thier daughter Nina to do a helmet for the project. Not only is she the cutest artist we have, she is the youngest. Big thanks to Mom and Dad for letting Nina come play with us!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Artist - Jane Wiedlin

I would like to introduce our newest artist, Jane Wiedlin! The 80's rock star, 501st Honorary Member and all around awesome and giving lady has agreed to do a helmet for us!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Artist - Denise Vasquez

We would like to introduce our newest artist, Denise Vasquez! Welcome aboard Denise!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Helmets Shipping!

Efx will be shipping the helmets to the artist tomorrow! 30-90 days till we have some helmet goodness!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tsuneo Sanda Jaguar Helmet

Ladies and gentlemen, for your viewing pleasure... The Tsuneo Sanda Jaguar Helmet!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Tsuneo Sanda Done!

Tsuneo Sanda has completed his helmet! Once I get the helmet I'll get some great pics up! But for now...ya gotta wait :P


Bonnie Burton in...Don Bies out :(

We have add Bonnie Burton from Lucasfilm to the project! But with this great new comes some sad news. Don Bies has dropped out due to other commitments. Bonnie will be taking his place.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cat Staggs has joined the Project!

Lucasfilm artist Cat Staggs has joined the project!
Welcome aboard Cat!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Comic Con 2009

I was invited to go to Comic Con 2009 in San Diego California. So I took some time and did a little promoting for the TK Project and visited a few of our artist. So while I was there, I showed off the Jesse James helmet at the 501st booth. Bryan Ono from Efx Collectiables also invited me to show the helmet off at their booth at the Lucasfilm Pavilion. After the EFX crew put the bucket on display, I heard nothing but great comments about the helmet and was asked where the rest were! This project is about to take off and you are all invited to the lauch party :)

The West Coast Chopper helmet along side a Regular trooper helmet at the EFX booth.
Stan Stice, author of The Art of Ralph McQuarrie book, trying on the bucket!
Bryan Ono and the bucket!
Another big thanks to Bryan and EFX for the awsome donation of the helmets!!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

2 Artist receive their helmets!

2 of our artist have received their helmets. Tsunedo Sanda in Japan and Lucas Arts Singapore received their helmets last week. Hope to have some pictures for you soon!

Matt Busch auctions over!

The Matt Busch auctions are over and raised another $250.00 for the project. Thanks you all for bidding and Matt for donating the prints!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Matt Busch-athon Auctions!

Matt Busch donated 14 prints for the TK Helmet project. So head over to Ebay and take a look then BID HIGH!

Here is a sample of whats on Ebay.

501st TK Project Ebay Auctions


Monday, May 11, 2009

New Artist - Nathan Hamill has joined us!

The TKP crew is happy to announce that Nathan Hamill has joined the project!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Kevin Graham Print Auction

Hey all,
Kevin Graham has donated a print for the auction! Please take a look and bid at...

501st TK Project Ebay Auctions


Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Art Auctions are up!

A few of the artist involved with the TK Project have donated some special art to the project. These auctions will help us raise funds for shipping and promotion of the project.

I would like to thank the following artist for donating prints!

Amy Provonost
Randy Martinez
Tom Hodges
Tsuneo Sanda

501st TK Project Ebay Auctions

Monday, April 20, 2009

501st TK Project Art Auction

501st TK Project artist John Giilliand and IGT have donated. some very special and rare art work to the project.

These items are just like pinball glass from pin ball machines except they are from the slot machines. The big sign panels are used in the signs that go over the group of slot machines. They have never been released to the public for sale. These machines will never be offered for sale either. When they are brought back to the factory they are dismantled and the parts are destroyed. The Casinos can't even buy them. They are placed by the manufacturer and the casinos pay a daily fee and receive a portion of the coin in. It's a bizarre arrangement and makes these very collectible. The only pieces that exist outside of the actual machines are the 10-15 artists proofs that are made in the beginning. After that about 1000 machines are made and unless those parts are stolen they are all destined for destruction. As far as the sign panels go, it's the same except there are far less of them. So this is a very rare opportunity. These are the only parts ever offered to the public specifically for this charity

1 Large sign panel from the Multi-level Progressive R2 D2 Bank. This is a huge digital print on plexiglass and measures 25” X 74”. It features Drew Struzan art combined in to a single Star Wars saga presentation.

2 sets of single face sign panels from the shorter version of the sign for the MLP. digital print on plexiglass Each side is 24” X 36”. They Feature Drew Struzan art combined into a single Star Wars saga presentation.

1 Star Wars A New Hope Glass. This is actual printed glass right out of the IGT slot machine . This was the first Star Wars slot machine that IGT released. Measures aproximately 9" X 20".

1 Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Glass. This is actual printed glass right out of the IGT slot machine . Measures aproximately 9" X 20".

1 Star Wars Dark Side Glass. The third release from IGT. This is actual printed glass right out of the IGT slot machine . Measures aproximately 9" X 20".

1 Rebel Assault sign panel artist proof. This is a large full size print of the sign panel for Rebel Assault.

1 Rebel Assault glass artist proof. Full size digital print . Less than 10 of these artist proofs exist.

Please visit the site John has put up for this auction...

Folks, get the word out! This is a very rare opportunity for Star Wars collectors!!!

Big thanks to John and IGT for donating these cool and very rare pieces for the cause!

501st TK Project Lead

Friday, February 27, 2009

West Coast Choppers Helmet is Complete!

I got a call earlier this week from my So Cal Garrison brother RBJ (SL4300) and he told me the WC helmet was done, so I made arrangements to go pick up the bucket today.
No need to prolong the anticipation!

The West Coast Chopper Helmet
Authorized by Jesse James - West Coast Choppers
Painted by Andrew Babish and Pete (Hotdog) Finlan

Andrew and Jesse

The helmet has been signed by Jesse

Monday, January 12, 2009

Project milestone

As of today, we have filled all of our artist spots! I would like to thanks all of those who contacted me about joining the project. Here is the current breakdown of our artist...

10 - 501st members
35 - Artist and Celebs

New 501st Artist - Randy Martinez

I would like to welcome our last artist to the project. Randy is a Honorary Member of the 501st and we cant wait to see what he's gonna do!