Nov 14, 2016

George Lucas not only re-invented movie making, he heavily promoted metal recycling...

George Lucas not only re invented movie making, he heavily promoted metal recycling...

Did you know that the bounty hunter droid IG-88, who was briefly scene in The Empire Strikes Back, was built with recycled shooting accessories from A New Hope?

IG88 was recycled from the Mos Eisley Cantina

IG-88's head was created from one of the beverage dispensers that can be seen in the cantina of Star War's A New Hope!

While IG-88 was only briefly seen in Empire, it was enough for him to feature in a short story written by Kevin J. Anderson called Therefore I am: The Tale of IG-88.

It's a very clever yarn that's woven around the events of Empire and Jedi.

Get a copy from Amazon here!


  1. Actually, you got it all wrong. We all know The Cantina is a bad bad place, and they have repurposed the heads of dismantled IG-88s as beverage dispensers. Thats how bad it is.

    1. Yep, the Cantina's a bad place and they "don't serve their kind here."

  2. IG 88 was the only figure in my collection with a magic bending leg, really peeved me off when I was a kid. If you straightened it. 5mins later it was bent again.

  3. I strongly urge anyone reading this to read "Tales of the Bounty Hunters" published by Bantam Books (available on Kindle). If you want your understanding of the events occuring at the end of Return of the Jedi to be GREATLY expanded, read the last story in the book called 'I AM: The Tale of IG-88'. It deserves its own movie :)