May the Ship Be With You – UPDATED 2/7/12
TONIGHT 9:30 PM ET MouseSurplus to be featured on the
Season Finale of A&E Series “Shipping Wars”
Shipping Star Wars AT AT Walker and X-Wing Fighter
Kissimmee, FL — Tonight, February 7, 2012, at 9:30 PM ET MouseSurplus, the premiere Orlando based Disney Collectible clearinghouse, will be featured on the season finale of the hit A&E series “Shipping Wars”. Watch as 2 one of a kind Star Wars props, a 25 foot tall Star Wars AT AT Walker and an 8×6 foot X-Wing Fighter, are shipped to a customer in Utah.
The segment was filmed on location at the MouseSurplus store front in Kissimmee, Florida. The episode, “May the Ship Be With You”, is the season finale of the series and premieres tonight, February 7, 2012 on A&E at 9:30 PM ET.
The AT AT Walker and X-Wing fighter are shipped from Kissimmee, Florida to Orem, Utah by one of the stars of the series, Roy Garber. Although Roy is a Star Wars fan and is excited about the job, it doesn’t come easy, as noted on the “Shipping Wars” website: “Roy lands the shipment of his dreams when he gets to haul some large one-of-a-kind props from his favorite sci-fi movie. But when he is cut-off by another trucker on the highway, he’s afraid it may have damaged these priceless movie artifacts.”
The Star Wars AT AT Walker and X-Wing Fighter replicas featured in tonight’s episode were custom made for the FAO Schwartz at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The replica pieces were sold to MouseSurplus when the store closed in January, 2004. The AT AT Walker replica measures 25 feet tall, weighs over 2,000 pounds and took over a dozen people and close to 80 man hours to assemble at the MouseSurplus headquarters.
About “Shipping Wars”:
From www.aetv.com: “A&E presents the new original real-life series “Shipping Wars,” which follows six independent shippers who have discovered that fortunes can be made transporting items that traditional carriers won’t touch.” “Shipping Wars” is produced by Megalomedia for A&E Network and averaged 3 million viewers during its double header series premiere on January 10, 2012.
“Shipping Wars” airs Tuesdays at 9:00 PM ET on A&E. Please check your local listings.
Located just 10 minutes from Walt Disney World in sunny Orlando, Florida, MouseSurplus is the nations most popular clearinghouse of memorabilia, artifacts, signage and one-of-a-kind collectibles from the famed theme parks, resorts, and cruise lines millions have come to love. Only MouseSurplus can give you that true feeling of nostalgia when you finally own a piece of your past and can hold on to it for your future.