Here’s an update on sixth and final trading card from the cast and crew of our pals at the ForceCast…

One of the best parts about working on the ForceCast is the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. One such person is our buddy from across the pond Paul Bateman. Paul is one of those guys who, when you meet him, has a habit of instantly feeling like family and his lovely wife Athena is no different. The two of them are just plain good people.

The fact that Paul Bateman is also one of the foremost Ralph McQuarrie experts and an avid fan of all things “The Wars” is just the icing on the cake. He’s a regular panelist on the Clone Wars Roundtables and provided wonderful insight for our Empire commentary track.

So, what would a set of ForceCast cards be without “awesome, awesome” Paul Bateman pictured alongside the man himself, Ralph McQuarrie?

Paul and the rest of the gang will be at CV in full force with a full-blown Ralph McQuarrie art gallery. Paul knows every brush stroke and pencil smudge, so there is no one better to be your guide through this collection of Ralph’s work. Paul also designed the ForceCast trading cards for us, so please thank him for being so “awesome.”

Take the link below for more info on how and when to get the cards…


James is an active member of the Star Wars Collecting Community and as well as being the Brand Manager for Jedi News, James is the host of the Collectors Cast, and co-host of Radio 1138 on the Jedi News Network.