Star Wars Credits and Coinage - References and Recreation

FXengineer

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Thanks for the detailed information! I already imagined that this is how the industry is handling this community. But getting it confirmed by a longtime member is a really valuable insight!
Even though everything sold replicating props from a movie is technically in violation of copyright, I would stay away from the Disney park coin. Your fears are correct. People who work for them already know about this thread and your Etsy store. The moment you start selling a copy of something the parks are selling your going to paint a bigger target on yourself than you want.

You're doing some great work by the way. Happy to see the progress. There are many of the Solo coins and chips in the new Galaxy's Edge park. I'm looking forward to some RPF member posting pictures so they can be added to your reference library.
 

Mara Jade's Father

Master Member
Even though everything sold replicating props from a movie is technically in violation of copyright, I would stay away from the Disney park coin. Your fears are correct. People who work for them already know about this thread and your Etsy store. The moment you start selling a copy of something the parks are selling your going to paint a bigger target on yourself than you want.

You're doing some great work by the way. Happy to see the progress. There are many of the Solo coins and chips in the new Galaxy's Edge park. I'm looking forward to some RPF member posting pictures so they can be added to your reference library.
Disney owns all of Star Wars. They are not going to draw a line in the sand over a coin. It has nothing to do with the parks either. If you don't believe me, search "Disney Haunted Mansion" on Etsy.
 

FXengineer

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I'm not clear on what you were trying to say exactly. That they will or won't care?

I am intimately aware that Disney owns all of Star Wars. But then what fan doesn't know that these days?

I was just trying to say that they do pay attention and you want to be careful copying any items, but especially a product they sell. Especially one as new as this given the amount of money they just invested in it.
 

Mara Jade's Father

Master Member
I'm not clear on what you were trying to say exactly. That they will or won't care?

I am intimately aware that Disney owns all of Star Wars. But then what fan doesn't know that these days?

I was just trying to say that they do pay attention and you want to be careful copying any items, but especially a product they sell. Especially one as new as this given the amount of money they just invested in it.
I a saying that with all the Star Wars replicas (and other Disney fan items and replicas) made and sold by fans, they are not going care about a coin that is getting copied. In fact Muddler's is not an exact replica as it is two sided and idealized.
 

FXengineer

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I a saying that with all the Star Wars replicas (and other Disney fan items and replicas) made and sold by fans, they are not going care about a coin that is getting copied. In fact Muddler's is not an exact replica as it is two sided and idealized.
I was just giving some friendly advice. He is free to decide what to do with it as he likes. Telling him to just go for it because others out there do it, who cares, is a different take on it. It's always a calculated risk to sell items protected by copyright. Like he said, it's usually a matter of how much noise and nuisance you make around yourself. That's all I was agreeing with.

I've said my piece. In any case. I am enjoying following the process here. I love seeing makers experimenting and learning. Thanks for sharing.
 

Muddler

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RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
I a saying that with all the Star Wars replicas (and other Disney fan items and replicas) made and sold by fans, they are not going care about a coin that is getting copied. In fact Muddler's is not an exact replica as it is two sided and idealized.
In fact, I'm not working on that coin at all - Division 6 is. (But I definetely like the design...) ;)
After reading the latest discussion, I'm even more sure that I'm not going to touch that Disney Park Coin.
Call me yellow-belly if you like, but "I have a bad feeling about this". :cool:

Though I understand, that this whole "coins-issue" will surely be peanuts in Disney's eyes.
There are still enough SOLO-Coins left to replicate anyway...
 

MOBLCIBI

New Member
Hey all!

I have been following this forum for awhile and I figured I would jump in!

As you all know, there is a host of individuals and shops that sell products.
My favorite that I have seen so far is by Synth3D on Etsy: You think it - we 3D print it. by Synth3D

I have not purchased any coin sets yet, so far I have just printed off some temporary paper copies that I then labeled.
According to the Wookiepedia Legends article titled "Galactic Credit Standard", coins were in denominations of 1, 2, and 5.
"Imperial credits existed in coins and chips of varying denominations: 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000. "
Only the "Imperial Coin" and "Copper Nova Crystal Coin" have Canon-confirmed credit values.
The Solo: ASWS Official Guide specifically attributes 100 credits to the "Imperial Coin" on page 90.
In Solo: ASWS, Lando and Han each bet 2,000 credits while each placed two "Copper Nova Crystal Coins" into the Game Pot.
Therefore, "Copper Nova Crystal Coins" must have a value of 1,000 credits each.

I set the credit ingots at 150, 200, 500, and 750.
For the more alien currency (dried chak root, reptilian skin, etc.) I chose to make those in denominations of 3 e.g 3, 30, 300, 3,000, and 30,000.
Please check out the "Credit Key.pdf" attached below for a complete guide of the credit values I assigned to each currency unit.
All images of coins and ingots are attributed to Synth3D: You think it - we 3D print it. by Synth3D

I also happen to have a SolidWorks 2018 license, so I created a 3D CAD model of one of the credit ingots.
I then 3D-printed the model using white PLA at actual size (and also in gray PLA at an experimentally smaller size).
Attached is "SW-CAD-3D Models.zip" which has an image of my 3D-printed ingots and some SolidWorks 2018 part files.

Thanks all and may the Force be with you!

~MOBLCIBI
 

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