Generation Skywalker
The Diecast : Part 2

The Diecast : Part 2

July 27, 2020

The second part of the six part Diecast series, sees Stuart joined by Josh Blake to discuss the world of the Micro Collection from 1982.

Josh's knowledge on the subject makes for a fascinating listen with so information to ingest.  Josh takes us through a whole host of Micro Collection topics, from his love for preproduction items in the range to customs and scandals.  We take a look at the production pieces and also unproduced pieces that were planned or just mere concepts

So much to take in on this show, so buckle up and enjoy the ride.

Check out the facebook page that Josh runs on the Micro Collection too and join in the conversation.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/KennerStarWarsMicroCollection/about

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Those Old Fossils : Episode IV

Those Old Fossils : Episode IV

July 7, 2020

Generation Skywalker welcome Stephen Savory as guest to this months 'Those Old Fossils' show as he joins Craig, Jez, Mark and Stuart to discuss the joys of vintage.

On the table for discussion this month is pack-in toy catalogues, posters, instructions etc.  We look at the category system drawn up by Yehuda as well as debating whether a boxed toy is complete without the catalogue and other paperwork that would have been originally included.

Edd Grant off Star Wars Forum UK started an interesting topic thread the other day as he asked about competition etiquette and whether if you research a certain topic you should have first refusal on items that come up for sale with regards to the research.  An interesting topic which the team all fall into the same opinion of.

We take a look at the aftermath of Toy Toni and Baggiegate.  Toy Toni happened way back in 2013, whilst baggiegate was more recent in 2017.  The lads discuss what effect it has had on the Palitoy and Baggie markets as well as debating other points on both scandals.

The Generation Skywalker team then also discuss 'The Fans Strike Back' who pledged money towards an upcoming book kickstarter.  With the sight producing and selling reproduction items we delve into the morals of accepting such money to fund a current project.

The final topic for the month is lighthearted as the boys throw toys into the hat for the most confusing vintage item.  From figures and weapons to vehicles and talking figures, the lads are confused by a few vintage concepts.

All this plus much more on this months 'Those Old Fossils' podcast.

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The Modern Way : Episode III

The Modern Way : Episode III

June 15, 2020

The third edition of 'The Modern Way' drops with a whole host of topics since the last show.

The team settle down to discuss the new packaging for the Black Series 6" range, and everyone seems to be in awe of the new design.

They also close out the Probe Droid discussion which has been discussed since we started 'The Modern Way' as we compare the Black Series version to the Disney Elite.

With Mark getting heavily involved with modern these days, his new purchase of a Black Series Boba Fett helmet sparks a look at the Black Series Helmet range.

Stuart is joined by Christopher Cooke to look at The Vintage Collection petition which is gathering pace, check out the link below to find out more;
https://www.change.org/p/hasbro-petition-for-hasbro-to-make-more-new-3-75-star-wars-vintage-collection-figures-per-year-8d6de221-188f-4b88-99e8-4ea6c7fdab6a

As well as all this the team look at new announcements since the last show, including another Carbonized figure to Marks delight, this time a Darth Vader with a blue rinse!  As well as a new The Child Monopoly set.  The team also delve into Princess Leia Organa in her white gown as they all pick their favourite adaptation of the figure.

All this plus much more

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Those Old Fossils : Episode III

Those Old Fossils : Episode III

June 1, 2020

Those Old Fossils returns here on Generation Skywalker as the boys celebrate 40 years of Empire Strikes Back with a look at an awesome Hoth Diorama Coffee Table, which inspires the team to discuss other ESB based dioramas they have seen and come up with ones they'd like to make too.  Keeping on the ESB theme they also take a look at the enduring appeal of Boba Fett.

Lockdown continues to see high prices as the team delve into the Vectis auction, whilst they also take a look at the current fad group for selling as the team offer there opinions on 'Deal or No Deal' selling format.

Craig takes us through his latest blog post over on generationskywalker.com, as he explains why he feels the term 'oddball' is derogatory to Star Wars collecting.

All this plus much more, including Jez announcing his favourite part of ESB is Endor!!!!!!

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The Ross Barr Interview

The Ross Barr Interview

May 13, 2020

We welcome Ross Barr to Generation Skywalker to chat about his vintage collection.

Using the Generation Skywalker rule of five, we asked Ross to curate his collection using just five items from his collection, what he brings to the table are fantastic items, which are beautifully displayed, and the final piece, a loose Darth Vader with frosting, has an incredible back story.

As well as the five items the interview deviates onto Collector Archive Services, his collection room and even other toy lines including MOTU.

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The Modern Way : April 2020

The Modern Way : April 2020

May 4, 2020

The Modern Way returns a little late with the April edition.

This month we see that "I hate Modern" Mark, buys some modern and fancies more!

The boys give some loving to some of the toys Mark Boudreaux designed as he announces his retirement.

New York Toy Fair seems a lifetime ago, but we check out the announcements from there as well as further reveals from Hasbro since, Mark gives his honest opinion on the Carbonized Black Series Fett on the way, not sure he'll be investing in that one.

As well as all this we take a look at the second wave in the Retro line and we delve into General Grievous as we take a look at the range of figures that has been released for the cyborg.

All this plus much more on this months 'The Modern Way'.

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Those Old Fossils : Episode II

Those Old Fossils : Episode II

April 27, 2020

Generation Skywalker return with their latest Vintage roundtable show - Those Old Fossils.

With everyone across the globe in different levels of lockdown, the team discuss various ways to spend your isolation involving Star Wars and most importantly collecting. 

They look at the Palitoy Top 5 thread which ran over on the Star Wars Palitoy Facebook group where people showed off their five favourite Palitoy items, the conversation spirals off in all directions, including a look at a couple of Craig's childhood photos from Christmas and Halloween.

Talking of Palitoy, a beautiful collection containing mainly Palitoy items was sold recently by C&T Auctions, with the sale rooms closed the auction was online only, but the uncertainty of current day to day life didn't stop the items reach their potential. The group look at the auction and the results, and how well C&T did.

After a great blog post over on the Star Wars Collectors Archive by Ron Salvatore, the team look at the Argentinian Pepsi promotion and the items it included before moving onto Ron's article and the reproduction of the stickers from this promotion.

During lockdown we've seen some amazing collections show cased on Facebook, majority being from the States where space is more readily available, but the boys discuss displaying with limited space and making the most of the little space you have. This is an open ended topic as we will return to this in May, so please show us your collections and how you display when you don't have much space, do you have any inventive ways of displaying?

All this plus much more.

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Helix Reborn : The Full Story

Helix Reborn : The Full Story

April 22, 2020

We're fortunate to have both Craig Spivey and Mark Daniels as part of the Generation Skywalker team.

In 2017 Helix released a 40th Anniversary Star Wars range to celebrate their line from back in 1977. This came about thanks to Craig, Mark and Grant Criddle.

This podcast takes you through the journey on how the 40th Anniversary range came to be, from connecting with Helix through a Twitter post to the release of the 40th Anniversary range. But that is only half the story and half the journey, join Mark and Craig as they relive the entire tale including a presentation on the Collecting Track at Celebration Europe in 2016 and presenting the same talk to ALL of the Helix work force.

This is a tale of three fans passion and where it can lead.

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This show is also available as an enhanced podcast over on our YouTube account, the images that go alongside this show are well worth checking out and the preferable way to get the most out of this podcast.

https://youtu.be/IbMigjWlhuY

The DIEcast : Part 1

The DIEcast : Part 1

April 6, 2020

Generation Skywalker welcomes you to join them in the first of a 6 part series all on the world of Diecast toys over the years.

The first episode looks at the Vintage range of Diecast vehicles.  Stuart is joined by Andrew Norton, a Diecast focus collector and owner/editor of www.vintagestarwarsdiecast.com, as the pair take a look at the range that was released and discuss each one on it's merits, as well as looking at the packaging, licenses, mailers and everything in between.

Join us for a fun ride through the land of Die Cast Metal and all it's wonders.

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The Modern Way : March 2020

The Modern Way : March 2020

March 31, 2020

Generation Skywalker introduce the first of their monthly Modern Roundtable shows - The Modern Way.

Daniel Burgess joins Simon, Mark, Craig and Stuart to discuss a few topics that have been in discussion over the last few months.  They chat about the sad end to the 5 p.o.a. line, where is best to purchase modern items in the UK, delve into the 5" line before looking at a selection of Mandalorian items that have either been released or announced.

Will Dan allow his child to open some modern figures?  Will Mark allow himself to like anything modern?  Will Stuart weaken and buy a Hot Toys?  Listen in as the team all deal with their own modern issues.

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Collecting Hot Toys with Christopher James Leddy

Collecting Hot Toys with Christopher James Leddy

March 27, 2020

Generation Skywalker welcomes their very first ever guest, as Christopher James Leddy, one of the nicest guys in the universe joins Stuart to discuss collecting Hot Toys. A discussion which has since made Stuart order a couple of Hot Toys himself!

The interview follows the golden Generation Skywalker rule, five items that curate your collection, although Christopher was a little loose with the images he supplied as you hear! Chris tells us what Hot Toys mean to him and why he collects the line, we discuss his own podcast channel - Sixth Scale Scavengers, and delve into his favourite items from his collection and what he's looking forward to that's coming out later this year.

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Those Old Fossils : Episode I

Those Old Fossils : Episode I

March 23, 2020

Join Generation Skywalker on their first ever Vintage Roundtable.

The Skywalker team get together to discuss five topics attached to vintage collecting. This month they ask, ‘Why the hell do I collect these things?’, before delving into Circus World and some special value yellow tape, which raises more questions than the team offers answers. Craig looks into the Chinese bootleg comic world of Lianhuanhua (and offers a fascinating look at this unrepresented area which runs beautifully alongside his blog post over on www.generationskywalker.com). As well as all this we also explore the unproduced Sandspeeder and take an appreciative look at the wonderful imagination of the Imperial Commissary members as they dress up as cardback art.

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An Introduction to Generation Skywalker

An Introduction to Generation Skywalker

March 14, 2020

Welcome to Generation Skywalker. This is an introduction show where we get a chance to meet the five core hosts who love Star Wars and what the concept behind Generation Skywalker is. Learn a little more about what we'll be offering over the coming weeks, months and years. We are Generation Skywalker.