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A new era dawns in the Star Wars universe!

Star Wars is entering the era of The Mandalorian! At the galaxy’s outer rim, in the chaos and lawlessness that follows the fall of The Empire, one man stands out - a mysterious bounty hunter who flies under the radar of the New Republic. The story of Din Djarin has all the makings of a classic. A decent man who lives by an ancient code in the lawless outskirts of the galaxy, trying to do right by his creed, and at the same time protecting a small child whose life has suddenly become entwined with his own.

By the end of season 2 the cheers were deafening and a consensus had emerged amongst fans - the connection between a lethal and lonely man and a lovable lost creature was a journey definitely worth the ride. The Mandalorian is fast developing into one of the best Star Wars adventures in recent times, delighting initiated aficionados and wide-eyed new recruits alike by offering a welcome return to the original spirit of the space fantasy. For those who spent their childhood captivated by George Lucas’s original movie masterpieces, The Mandalorian ties together various strands of Star Wars lore, bringing a fascinating new perspective to the much-loved universe.

The sketchy bars, colorful characters, bandits of all types and desolate towns in The Mandalorian have re-ignited a spark of nostalgia for the Star Wars of old, whilst offering up iconic new characters as well as Star Wars fan-favorites along the way. The irresistible enigma known to viewers as ‘Baby Yoda’ (officially ‘The Child’) has inspired thousands of memes and adoring new fans.

The Book of Boba Fett and an explosion of Mandalorian lore

So, what does the latest saga in the Star Wars universe have in store? The Book of Boba Fett is set to introduce a new side of the criminal underworld in the post-Empire galaxy, with the iconic green and red Mandalorian armor taking center stage in Boba’s very own spin-off story. Of course, there’s also Season 3 of The Mandalorian to look forward to…

When we last encountered Din Djarin he had defeated Moff Gideon and, by extension, become the rightful owner of the Darksaber and thus leader of the Mandalorians. Fans will be on the edge of their intergalactic seats to see how this development will be further explored in the story going forward.

In season 3 Pedro Pascal will be reprising his role as the gruff-voiced Mandalorian we all know and love, Carl Weathers will be returning as Greef Karga and Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon. There has been a sugges

tion that a large number of Mandalorians will also be appearing in the upcoming season. Could this herald a return of the Mandalorian Protectors? If so, how will the destinies of our heroes be shaped? Whatever happens, fans are guaranteed a veritable explosion of new Mandalorian lore to look forward to!

The Mandalorian Collection has arrived on Aussie shores

If you are a Star Wars and Mandalorian super-fan, you will need something exciting to keep you going while you wait for all to be revealed in the new series! Why not check out officially-licenced The Mandalorian Collection, available exclusively in Australia from Downies Collectables. 

A thrilling adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat, no matter what part of the galaxy you come from with 15 MASTERFUL tributes - plated in REAL GOLD! Including all your favourites like Din Djarin, Cobb Vanth, The Mythrol, Boba Fett, Grogu and more. There’s also the officially-licenced Star Wars Original Trilogy Collection for fans wanting to take a trip down memory lane with a breathtaking 12-commemorative journey spanning George Lucas’ three original movie masterpieces. An absolute must-have for every Star Wars fan – check it out today!

Star Wars 1oz Silver Proof Collections and Base-Metal Coins!

Collectible STAR WARS™ legal tender coins coming to a universe near you

One of cinema’s most enduring and beloved franchises, the Star Wars Saga has made its imprint on books, TV, toys, soft goods, kitchen wares, video games, comic books and much, much more—but never as a legal tender coin set available in the U.S.

Until now!

Darth Vader Silver Proof Collection

After obtaining the rights to this incredible property, S&A Partners turned to the only mint in the world with the creative know-how and resources to manufacture sets of gold, silver and base metal coins featuring the characters from this hugely popular series. And now, New Zealand’s precious metal specialist, New Zealand Mint, has been commissioned to manufacture legal tender coins for the successful franchise.

“When discussing the marketing potential of this property — the enthusiasm and willingness to share information and ideas made the decision to work with the New Zealand Mint an easy choice,” said Steven Harris, Managing Partner at S&A.

The first Star Wars coins to be released were launched in August at the American Numismatics Association Show in Chicago, and will include eight 1oz silver coins and 10 Silver Plated base metal coins depicting the characters of the Star Wars movies. The effigy used for these coins will be the Government of Niue.

Further releases are planned annually, into the first half of 2014.

Millenium Falcon Silver Proof Collection

The timing couldn’t be better according to New Zealand Mint Vice President of USA Operations, Chris Kirkness.

“Lucasfilm is launching the complete Star Wars Saga on Blu-ray in September this year. Plus, in February of 2012 they will be releasing Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace in 3D, so there’s a lot happening around the franchise,” said Kirkness. “The coin programme release will coincide with this global activity and it’s tipped to be a best-seller. Of course, we are absolutely delighted to be involved with such an amazing franchise.”

Harris added, “The presentation and packaging developed by New Zealand Mint is always clever and such high-quality. We look forward to working with them to offer an incredible set of products that will definitely ’wow’ both Star Wars fans and the entire coin-collecting community!”

Star Wars Base Metal Coins

Australian Star Wars devotees can get their coin fix exclusively from Downies:

  • By phone Toll free 1300 788 358
  • Downies, PO Box 888 , Abbotsford Vic 3067 or
  • by email: orders@downies.com

About the Coins:

The first release includes two (2) uniquely packaged 4 x 1oz Silver coin sets and 10 individual Silver Plated base metal coins.