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.