STAR WARS The Vintage Rebellion Podcast
Episode 75 : Rinzler and repeat

Episode 75 : Rinzler and repeat

August 30, 2020

Three quarters of the way to a hundred episodes. And to celebrate this we have managed to get Mr JW Rinzler on the cast in order to plug his new book, All Up, talking about rockets, Lucasfilm and discover a certain character in a Disney film was named after him. 
Buy this book now!

The hosts again are a five, and we've decided to keep hold of the two Andys and cardboard king Mr Jason Smith. Richard leads them through a host of stories ranging from destroying your childhood right through to that warm feeling you get when you complete a run.

In the Licencee section Pete again talks Marvel comics, but this time its from across the pond with the American releases. 

So, sit back, pour a large glass of Vimto, open a packet of Bourbon Creams and prepare your ears for 3 and a half hours of luxury warbling.

Check out the Youtube version by our visual wizard Mr. Chris 'Terry Gilliam' Porteous

00:00:00 - Intro
00:06:19 - Host's Newest Acquisitions
00:15:44 - SW Tracker and a Look at Current Prices
00:29:24 - The Quiz "Name that Quote"
00:57:17 - NA Shoutouts
01:07:29 - Rebel Briefings
01:10:32 - Motta Stickers & Completing Runs
01:25:03 - The End of the Argos Catalogue
01:40:34 - Selling & Advising Etiquette
01:49:43 - Farthest From "Empire 40" Review
01:55:43 - Propstore Auction
02:06:27 - J.W. Rinzler Interview
02:55:02 - Licensee Spotlight on Marvel Comics in the US
03:28:44 - Rapid Fire with J.W. Rinzler
03:31:39 - Feedback & Outro

Episode 74 : The Big Bangert Theory

Episode 74 : The Big Bangert Theory

July 29, 2020

What's better than 4 podcast hosts? No, silly... it's not free cheesy Wotsits for life, its of course having 5 hosts for this month. And because of that we've gone over 4 hours of scrumptious warbling for your earlugs. Who said you weren't lucky to have us. 

The podcast celebrates 100k downloads thanks to an email from Podbean which is about a year out of date as we are currently over 115k downloads. 

We pay tribute to James Martin as he sadly passed away in July after many years of fighting off cancer. A knowledgeable collector who we can proudly say was a good friend. R.I.P James. 

Phil Bangert is our interviewee this month, and Richard catches up with him for a chat about his Star Wars collecting and a little chat about his love of all things football, despite being an American. Maybe Richard 'Arsenal' Hutchinson can learn a thing or two.

Jason's list of newest acquisitions is longer this month, so we've cut that down to just the first 1000 items. Andy Preston and Andy Spoons share their love of  Marvel Weekly UK with Peter in the licensee section and you don't want to miss some of the clowning in the correspondence pages. 


Rebel briefings has Richard getting righteously indignant about the latest repro drama, wondering how many small towns in Newcastle he can buy with the proceeds of a Rocket Firing Fett purchase and looks forward to more words in books from J.W.Rinzler.  


Check out the youtube version by the maestro Chris Porteous:


Episode 73 : Principal Sigma Skinner

Episode 73 : Principal Sigma Skinner

June 29, 2020

In amongst fighting off mice and general wildlife - trying to eat the collectibles stored in his garage - young Star Wars fan Stuart Skinner, from nearby France, takes part in this months interview. Talking SIGMA, being mistaken for Romba the Ewok and all those days of being on this here podcast for decades. 

Jason Smith has a new microphone, but can he stay awake long enough in his office/sauna to finish his list of acquisitions whilst Andy Preston returns as we discuss Empire Strikes Back having a birthday. Sadly we are all old enough to remember it coming out in 1980, although Cinema had yet to reach Richard in the frozen north. 

During Rebel Briefings an argument breaks out over some oddities featured in a Palitoy display at a recent Auction. Richard pays tribute to Charles Lippencott.

Licensee Butterly Originals gently stirs the memories of our hosts as we remember the days of school hijinks with stationery items being used for violence. 

Chris Porteous' hard work making us look beautiful can also be found on that moving pictures website. 
00:00:00 - Intro & Host's Newest Acquisitions
00:23:10 - Celebrating 40 Years of The Empire Strikes Back
00:39:35 - The Quiz
00:54:13 - NA Shoutouts
01:06:23 - Rebel Briefing
01:07:21 - Kim Simmons' Kenner Photography Book II
01:14:41 - Auction Recap
01:27:20 - Deal or No Deal Madness!
01:33:37 - Remembering Charles Lippincott
01:37:36 - The Running Stormtrooper
01:40:57 - Farthest From 2.0
01:44:29 - Stuart Skinner Interview
02:35:56 - Licensee Spotlight: Butterfly Originals
03:14:15 - Rapid Fire
03:16:56 - Feedback & Outro
Episode 72 : I am the Law, Bot!

Episode 72 : I am the Law, Bot!

May 26, 2020

Hot off the heels from Episode 71, comes Episode 72! Amazing isn't it. 

Check out the 4D version from our Vintage Space Wizard Chris Porteous:

Andy Norton decides to have a go at a quiz this month to test the chops of recent 'Farthest From - Online' champions Richard Hutchinson and Andy Preston. It's an attempt at ITV's The Chase. With Mr. Preston being the Chaser. Can Jason, Peter & Richard beat him down?

The main interview is with Irish writer Michael Carroll, who runs the online blog 'Rusty Staples', which we touched upon in our Panini Licensee section a few months back. Rusty Staples covers every single mention and influence of Star Wars in British Comic 2000AD. Michael is a current writer of Judge Dredd and with Peter, reminisces about Star Wars, collecting and all things of an Irish influence back in the day.

We ask the question about certain scenes in the Original Trilogy which there are few, if any, collectables. Richard leaps onto Farthest From online, and certain Facebook groups in Rebel briefings whilst looking at the latest Vectis Auction. Can Richard win another R5 for his collection? Will Andy Norton just buy all the Action Man gear?

The Licensee section sees Peter tackling Cliro, where he gets all soapy with the lads. What can we make Jason buy this month? Thanks to Craig Stevens for supplying some amazing insight into this glorious brand.  

Episode 71 : Bossk-Cat

Episode 71 : Bossk-Cat

April 22, 2020

Goodness gracious, has it been a month already since the last episode? Nope. Quarantine has meant we got on with this episode. Or maybe its living in fear of our hosts: The Andy's - Preston and Spoons'. An accidental delve into their past reveals some dark secrets. You would not believe it. Really!

We see what the community has been up to in these dark times and especially those who can turn their skillsets to something to help for the greater good. 

Richard flies (secretly) to meet New Zealand artist Mark Catley for this months interview to talk about collecting Bossk, vintage Star Wars and street art. Which is awesome. Check out his work, after listening to this podcast of course.

In Pete's licensee section we talk about tins from the Metal Box Ltd and find out what the lads kept in theirs back-in-the-day.

Don't miss the episode on Youtube from our very talented media jedi Chris Porteous: ‪

00:00:00 - Introductions

00:03:28 - Lockdown Life

00:15:15 - Host's Latest Purchases

00:25:22 - The Quiz

00:35:00 - NA Shoutouts

00:50:48 - Rebel Briefings

00:51:43 - Arco Industries Ltd. v. 20th Century Fox

01:18:18 - CIB & CAS - Acrylic Intubation Shields

01:21:50 - Remembering Jim Stevenson

01:31:45 - Mark Catley Interview

02:04:02 - Licensee Spotlight - Metal Box Ltd.

02:30:02 - Rapid Fire

02:35:16 - Outro


Episode 70 : Guardians of the Galaxias

Episode 70 : Guardians of the Galaxias

March 31, 2020

The apocalypse is finally here. It's what we've been training for since Dawn of the Dead in the 1970s. What's your weapon of choice? OR you can stay in your house, kick off your cuban heels, grab a relaxing beverage in your favourite mug and listen to a few hours of vintage Star Wars collecting talk. 

We have handy-Andy Preston and jaunty-Jason Smith joining Richard and Peter in the hosting duties. We hear some cracking interviews from Andy's trip to Finse, Norway on his Empire Strikes Back / Hoth adventure - listen to him being gnawed on by a local Wampa. 

Also during Rebel Briefings Rich and the team discuss the awesome article on Argentinian fakes found on the SWCA blog and consider the future role of auction houses

Our main interview sees Pete catch up with Javier Florencio Swars and Fernando Ruiz Ceano who put together, in a couple of months, the amazing Galaxias Vintage con in Tarragona Spain. Hear their story of how it came about and how it went. 

On this months licensee section Pete gets the guys to remember their Panini sticker collecting days, although Jason reckons the best Panini is ham and cheese, Richard fights him to the death on tripe and rhubarb. Andy and Pete watch on in horror. 

Also this month we have a treat for you.. thanks to Chris Porteous, our social media Jedi, whom has put our dance to music for you! (This translates to putting visuals to our warbling on youtube). Its awesome. Put it on your big telly whilst exercising in lockdown.


Episode 69 : R5-DEANS4

Episode 69 : R5-DEANS4

February 28, 2020

Funnily enough the episode number of this podcast produced zero crude jokes and innuendo's, which is surprising. Almost as much as Jason Smith returning with fellow supporting guest co-host Andrew Mr Spoons Norton.

The main interview sees Richard catch up with David Deans to discuss many things including his love of that short fused droid R5-D4.

A brazen phalanx of midland and northern flavoured hosts results in a focus on that great staple of British picnics: the Thermos - in Pete's Licensee section. 

Richard warbles merrily in Rebel Briefings about Jasons cardback matrix, the forthcoming Propstore auction and poses the question from the Tantive forum about "Collecting without Buying". 

Episode 68 : Behaynd Thunderdome

Episode 68 : Behaynd Thunderdome

January 27, 2020

"We don't need another hero, we don't need to know the way home, All we want is to hear a podcast about vintage Star Wars collecting with an interview with Justin Haynie and Jenn Thunders(dome)" Catchy rendition of that famous theme tune, no? Richard catches up with these two awesome collectors whilst we are joined by the Andy's, Preston and Spoons (Norton in real life) for hosting duties. 

In Rebel Briefings Richard highlights a mysterious tale of a price sticker, we share Gary Smith's completion of an incredible collection and a discussion breaks out on how best to display a much loved action figure. 

Memories of ice lollies in Licence to Thrill as Pete delves into Andy Preston's sticky wrapper enthusiasm of Lyons Maid and sees if there's anything still worth tasting. 


Episode 67 : Marshalling the Troops

Episode 67 : Marshalling the Troops

December 31, 2019

It's Christmas, it's the end of the decade, it's the end of the Skywalker saga. If you want to hear us talk about any of that, then buy us a pint and ask us on a date. Instead, episode 67 sees Rich and Pete joined by Edd Grant and Mark Daniels to talk Vintage Star Wars collecting and pretty much nothing else. 

Main interview is Graham Marshall who we found on eBay selling off Episode 1 Amidala Cereal boxes to Peter then enticed him into his house for food on the promise of showing him his Empire MOCs.

Richard briefs his rebels through a review of Dave Tree's Farthest From and then we review 2019 before heading into the new decade.  This month's licensee talk is all about RSO and the many different items available for collecting.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the last episode of the decade! 

Episode 66 : My Little Buddy Fett

Episode 66 : My Little Buddy Fett

November 28, 2019

November 2019s Vintage Rebellion podcast welcomes Jason Smith to the regular hosts. Mark Daniels had to drop out through a sniffle but we managed to Press-Gang Craig Spivey for Jason's 'Adventure Game' style quiz. 

Craig's main reason for joining us is to talk about this month's Licensee focus of Letraset. It's not just a focus, its a fundamental blast through a much loved range of products. The notes supplied for this may well be the most comprehensive ever seen. You do not want to miss it, nether do you want to do anything other than gather a few brews for the main interview where Richard interviews Australia's Blake Edgerton, a journey through collecting in Australia and setting up as an independent dealer.

Amongst all the usual fun podcast shenanigans we look forward to Dave Tree's Farthest From in Fordingbridge during the weekend of November 30th (beer) and December 1st (Vintage Toy Show). The podcast will be presenting an exclusive poster and flogging issue 4 of our fanzine 'It Came From The Loft'. Andy Preston has donated his Dairylea badge as a free cover prize (subject to availability). 

This month its 4 hours and 45 minutes of vintage sausage that you simply cannot get anywhere else. 

Episode 65 : Close Encounters of the Plastic Kind

Episode 65 : Close Encounters of the Plastic Kind

October 24, 2019

The Vintage Rebellion welcome Andrew Preston and Jason Smith to take us through Episode 65 as this months rotating guests. Andrew brings us some very special guest interviews from Echo Live: from the Original Trilogy and the collecting world. 

Pete sits down to talk about MOCs ("Mint on Cards" if you are American) with Jonathan Robinson during this months main interview.

Rich is helped out this month on Rebel Briefings as Jason Smith talks Kellerman Matrix v. 2 with Stephane Faucourt and we all give our opinions on the recent Echo Live event.

License to thrill continues looking at a license that Rich is particularly fond of - Kelloggs.  Jonathan McElwain brings his knowledge to the section to bring order to our cornflake chaos.

All this plus the usual quizzes, Rapid Fire and shenanigans

Enjoy the Show!!!

28:36 Echo interviews
34:53 Auction Talk
35:20 Horsing around with a helmet in Daventry at the Propstore
48:14 Vectis 
53:42 Quiz

01:09:52 No apologies from Captain Needa
01:13:55 NA New Format
01:31:25 Rebel Briefings
02:18:19 More Echo's from Redditch
02:23:59 Main Interview with Jonathan Robinson
03:30:12 Licence to Thrill - Kelloggs
03:55:35 Rapid Fire with Jonathan Robinson
03:58:31 Outro and stuff






Episode 64 : Death Alistair Droid

Episode 64 : Death Alistair Droid

September 24, 2019

The Vintage Rebellion welcome Andrew Preston and Mark Daniels to take us through Episode 64 as this months rotating guests.

Alistair Kirkland takes Stuart and Richard through his expansive and impressive collection during this months main interview, Stuart's delighted as Alistair is a Sigma nut who has recently finished his Sigma run.

Rich is joined by Ben Sheehan as they take a look at the new book from Kim Simmons.  As well as this Rich guides us through his time at the Star Wars Annual event before celebrating the fact that Farthest From has a Christmas date.

Pete continues his License to thrill section, this month looking at a license close to his heart and focus, Deka.

NA sees the lads look at a whole array of items including Walkie Talkies, Huffy Push Bikes and Knitted Cardigans and finishes with a focal look at Boba Fett.

All this plus the usual quizzes, Rapid Fire and a countdown to the awesome Echo Live event.

And much more inbetween.

Enjoy the Show!!!


Show Time Stamps

0.00.53   Welcomes
0.03.31   Thank You To The Listeners
0.04.48   Trailer Discussion (Ep9 and Madalorian)
0.11.57   Echo Live
0.14.18   Chance Meeting with Stuart Freeborn
0.23.02   TVR Acquisitions
0.37.49   Quiz
1.06.00   Rebel Briefings
1.06.55   Interview with Ben Sheehan (Kim Simmons Book)
1.33.17   Star Wars Annual Review
2.09.57   Farthest From Announced
2.15.09   Interview with Alistair Kirkland
3.14.51   License To Thrill : Deka
3.44.32   Newest Acquisitions
3.44.48   NA - Sears Diecast Landspeeder Mailer
3.45.46   NA - Boba Fett Hand Knitted Cardigan
3.48.33   NA - Toy Toni Gamorrean Guard
3.53.43   NA - Huffy Push Bike
4.01.59   NA - Oral B Store Display
4.07.25   NA - Sheet Music
4.13.20   NA - Ralph McQuarrie ESB Portfolio
4.17.49   NA - Actone Walkie Talkies
4.20.41   NA - Main Topic : Boba Fett
4.53.56   Star Wars Tracker Top 5
4.55.27   From The Vault : From Ep22 with Brian Rachfal and Brendi Burton
5.31.51   Rapid Fire with Alistair Kirkland
5.34.55   Going for Gold Leader
5.37.25   Feedback
5.43.12   Podcast Departure
5.44.53   Goodbyes
5.46.58   Out Takes

Episode 63 : MetropoChris

Episode 63 : MetropoChris

August 22, 2019

The Vintage Rebellion rumbles on post Jexit, as Stuart, Richard and Pete are joined by two of the five rotating guest hosts, this month we welcome Edd Grant and Jason Smith on board to help us with the void that Jez leaves.

Pete takes control of the interview this month as he completes his trilogy of Toy Shop interviews, this time it is Chris Molbon for Metropolis that joins him for a chat.

Richard is joined by David Quinn, Dan Loisell and Brent Scothmer to discuss this years ICCC event and what will be different from last years.  Rich also looks at a fantastic fund raising raffle over on Tantive as well as an early look at 'The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker Project'.  With help from attendee Jason, Rich also reviews the recent LFCC event.

Pete introduces his new section, 'License to Thrill', where he looks at one vintage license each month.  This month sees UK show company, Clarks, delved into, but why no shoes from Clarks in the UK during the line?  Baffling!!!

Newest Acquisitions returns without it's natural leader, but the lads take on a shorter section looking at Kenner Lightsabers, John Menzies, Dairylea, beater MOCs and Handmade figures before finishing with their main topic, this month it's the Kenner Death Star, and as always we have The Vintage Alliance drop by to help us out once again, this time we hear from Ron Salvatore.

As well as all this we hear the TVR shenanigans on a recent Star Wars weekender and as usual the quiz.  thanks to grant sharing the back seat of a car with Stuart we also see the return of the song!!!

All this plus much more on this months Vintage Rebellion Podcast.

Enjoy the Show!



00.00.53.   Welcomes
00.04.17.   TVR Acquisitions
00.18.21.   TVR Weekend Get Together
00.31.22.   Terms : "Entry Level" MOCs
00.34.01.   Luke Stormtrooper Trilogo :  Black or Blue/Black blasters?
00.36.41.   Quiz
00.59.14.   Rebel Briefings
01.00.13.   RB : ICCC19 with David Quinn, Dan Loisell and Brent Scothmer
02.01.20.   RB : Tantive the Forum Raffle
02.03.51.   RB : The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker Project
02.07.28.   RB : LFCC Review
02.12.15.   Interview with Chris Molbon of Metropolis
03.14.53.   License to Thrill : Clarks
03.55.43.   Song
03.59.14.   Newest Acquisitions
03.59.36.   NA : Kenner Lightsaber
04.03.04.   NA : John Menzies
04.16.03.   NA : Dairylea
04.24.03.   NA : Beater Hoth Stormtrooper MOC
04.29.53.   NA : 1978 Handmade Figure Set
04.33.20.   NA : Main Topic - Kenner Death Star featuring Ron Salvatore of The Vintage Alliance
05.00.57.   Star Wars Tracker Top 5
05.02.17.   Going for Gold Leader
05.07.35.   Feedback
05.15.59.   Thank Yous / next Two Hosts Announced / Goodbyes
05.21.33.   Out Takes

Episode 62 : Benny Potter and the Temple of Doom

Episode 62 : Benny Potter and the Temple of Doom

July 26, 2019

Episode 62 features an interview with not one but two collectors and traders.  joining Stuart and Richard is Richard Temple and Ben Potter, owners of Toys of Tatooine.  The lads discuss trading, collecting, oddball items as well as delving into numerous finds including a 380 Logray MOC find.

Rebel Briefings sees Rich tackle all the important issues from around the hobby over the last four weeks.  He takes us through a look at Modern pre-Production Items, Shill bidding accounts which were recently exposed, asks the question whether grading companies are favourable to repeat customers and we say a sad farewell to one of the podcast team.

Jez blows us away with the by far the longest Newest Acquisitions ever, a hole host of items are discussed, from helix Pencil Sharpeners to an array of MOCs.  he then delves into an in depth look at cardbacks and finally rounds off the section with a look at the X-Wing where the Rebel Alliance drop by to help out.

Pete continues the X-Wing loving in Beyond the Newest Acquisitions, so many non toy items feature the x-wing, what will the big man pick out to discuss?

As well as all this we have the usual quizzes, hear about the disappointment of no summer Farthest From and take a look at a diorama that has been built using an old playset base.  All this plus much much more on this months Vintage Rebellion.

Enjoy the show!!!



0.  04.  23   TVR team acquisitions
0.  23.  53.  No summer Farthest From!
0.  34.  45.  Congratulations to Chive Cast Skye Paine
0.  35.  05.  TVR now available on Spotify
0.  35.  35.  Dioramas using recycled parts
0.  45.  05.  Quiz
1.  15.  02.  Rebel Briefings
1.  15.  57.  Modern Preproduction
1.  28.  06.  Shill Bidding exposed
1.  53.  01.  Do grading companies favour repeat customers?
2.  01.  27.  Podcast departure
2.  15.  10.  Interview with Richard Temple and Ben Potter
3.  20.  15.  Newest Acquisitions
4.  02.  33.  Cardbacks (part of NA)
4.  44.  03.  x-Wing (part of NA) (joined by Chris G from Vintage Alliance)
5.  41.  11.  Beyond the Newest Acquisitions
6.  04.  19.  Star Wars Tracker Top 5
6.  05.  55.  Going for Gold Leader
6.  11.  41.  Feedback
6.  54.  13.  Out takes

Episode 61 : A Long Time Ago…

Episode 61 : A Long Time Ago…

June 27, 2019

Episode 61 celebrates The Vintage Rebellion's 5 Year Anniversary.  Joining the team to take you through this milestone episode are two special guest hosts which listeners should be familiar with!

Instead of a main focus interview this month, Stuart takes us through an array of stories from a selection of the interviews he has undertaken over the last 60 episodes, we hear from Matthew Fox, Ron Salvatore, Mattias Rendahl and Lee Bullock amongst many others and their memorable tales.

Rebel Briefings sees Richard joined by Brian Angel for a corker of a story, whilst the boys also look at what is going on in the hobby with the amount of new groups springing up and the negativity between some of those groups, what does the future of the hobby hold with the current climate.

Jez brings us his Newest Acquisitions, looking at a multitude of items from Creature Cantina Playsets through to Australian Roller boots and finishing as always with a focal topic, this month it's the B-Wing, Stephen Danley drops by to offer his knowledge on the ship.

Pete continues looking at the B-Wing in 'Beyond The Newest Acquisitions', as the boys realise how little the B-Wing appeared on across the oddball items.

All this plus much more as the boys look at how it all sorted and can Jez not finish bottom of a quiz when there's an extra two people to take that mantle from him... Surely... Maybe...

Enjoy the Show!!!

Episode 60 : “Execute Order Sixty-Spinnickie”

Episode 60 : “Execute Order Sixty-Spinnickie”

May 23, 2019

With Celebration now a distant memory the boys return to the usual format for Episode 60.  The team start with a reflection on Peter Mayhew who we've sadly lost since the last show.

Anthony Spinnickie joins Stuart and Richard to discuss his Ben Kenobi and Luke Skywalker focuses and how he got involved with Chive Cast and their social media amongst many other topics.

In this months Newest Acquisitions the lads look at a whole array of items, including a ray gun!  Rich explains about a fantastic gift give to Adam Pemberton at Echo Live and there is understandably a look at some Chewbacca items that have been purchased including the height of Star Wars fashion items: The Chewbacca Bandolier Strap.

Pete keeps the Chewbacca love going during 'Beyond the Newest Acquisitions' as we find some amazing oddball items of the beloved wookiee.

Rebel Briefings sees Richard look at the world of Protomolds and the fantastic article produced by Ben Sheehan as well as revisiting last months Vectis Auction.

As well as all this we talk Hakes and Echo Live as well as the usual quiz and much much more.

Enjoy the Show!!!


Episode 59 : Aftermath

Episode 59 : Aftermath

April 30, 2019

Episode 59 drops but we have to be clear with all our listeners from the outset, this is not a usual format show, this is 100% a revisit to Celebration in Chicago from the start of April, if you have no interest in this topic then miss this one out, we will be back earlier in May with the usual format show.

A shorter show where the boys sit around and discuss Celebration 2019, from Room Sales and the Show Floor to Chicago and our Acquisitions and everything in between.  We hear from Shawn Moynihan, Daniel Burgess, Dallas Ewen, Jeff Kahan, Jason Smith, Josh Arber and Dario John Balsamo with their experiences of the show too.

There is the usual quiz, but we have placed it in the outro so listen on at the end for half hour of needless shenanigans.

Enjoy the Show!!!

Episode 58 : Celebrating Celebration

Episode 58 : Celebrating Celebration

March 27, 2019

With Star Wars Celebration in Chicago on the horizon the TVR team mash up a normal feeling show with Celebration.

In place of an interview this month we have a Celebration Roundtable where Chris Fawcett, Ron Salvatore and Chris Georgoulias join Stuart and Richard to talk Chicago, Collecting Track, Star Tots and previous Celebrations amongst many other topics, Ron also relays a wonderful story of a rocket firing Fett, David Mandel and a random passing Stormtrooper!!!

Richard looks at this years Collecting track in Rebel Briefings but is also joined by Matt George, Gary Borbridge and Stephen Ward for a fascinating look at their new book 'Engineering an Empire', and trust me, after hearing these three discuss it you'll be ordering it there and then!

Jez returns to England to host a mammoth Newest Acquisitions segment where he looks at a host of great purchases from knock off Jabba pipes and ESB Paperweights through to Greek Han Solo blasters with so much awesome stuff in between.  The team end the section as always with a focus item, this month something the whole crew adore as they delve into the Taun Taun and Ron from the Vintage Alliance drops by for a second time in the show to give it that extra information.

Pete continues the love for the Taun Taun in Beyond the Newest Acquisitions, he looks at Lee Wards, Craftmaster and Sigma amongst other items before delivering his popular tracker top five on the hottest Taun Taun items.

As well as all this we look at other stories in the hobby, quiz hosted by Jez so obviously that's an extended section!  Plus a better look at Celebration where Jez gets Uppity about a title for episode 9 leak.

All this plus much much more!!!

Enjoy the Show!!!

Episode 57 : Rebellions Are Built On Cope

Episode 57 : Rebellions Are Built On Cope

February 24, 2019

Episode 57 sees Star Wars Tracker developer Jared Cope join Stuart & Pete to discuss his collecting, coins, Australia and of course Tracker.

Rebel Briefings this month sees the team delve into the jaw dropping Prop Store Toy Auction as they look at some of the items that are available as well as being in awe of the information that is included in the auction catalogue.  Richard leads the team through some other topics too as they look at R5-D4 Pre-Production, the Podcast stage at Celebration and Chicago and offer their thoughts on the new 'Retro Line' from Hasbro.

During Newest Acquisitions the team are joined by Mark Daniels to discuss his latest pick up, a Mint in Box Laser Rifle with red insert and also speak of the purple insert version.  As well as this they look at the Pendulum Press Kit again and appreciate the work that Jason Langendorfer is doing to present the audio of this item, they look at Ron Cobb Color Vision book where Pete's loving for the man gets uncomfortable and we look at an amazing Lili Ledy haul picked up by Oscar Galaz, Jez shout outs many other awesome and inspiring purchases before the team settle down for the main topic of the month, the A-Wing, where Ron Salvatore from the Vintage Rebellion Alliance drops by to help the team out with the facts.

Pete continues the A-Wing loving during 'Beyond the Newest Acquisitions' where we look at what the A-Wing appeared on, Comic covers, MPC Kits, VHS tapes, he's got it covered before bringing us the Tracker top five of A-Wing items.

As well as all this we have the usual delights, we have a Celebration update, the usual quizzes and we hear just what the team had as children and what happened to those toys that inspired their collections today.

Enjoy the show!!!

Episode 56 : *Action Figures Not Included

Episode 56 : *Action Figures Not Included

January 29, 2019

The first show of 2019 arrives with all four of the crew present, delivering a packed show.

Darren Mcaleese joins Stuart and Richard for the main interview this month, the larger than life character discusses a host of topics from events and the community to Trilogo Madines and modern with some wonderful tales in between.

During Rebel Briefings we look at a host of topics and items that the team have been tagged in over the last few months but sadly couldn't have fitted into earlier shows before we discuss the Bib Fortuna blog on SWCA and Toploading bubble protectors.

Newest Acquisitions is full of guests as Evan Hoyt Wasserstrom chats about his Huffy Speeder Bike, Andrew Norton drops by to tell us about his ROTJ T-Shirt he found at a toy fair and Steve Savory tells us how he has completed a MOC run in which the final piece he has been looking for for 3 years!  Alongside this we look at a 12 back with 32 back sticker, a graded Luke X-Wing Pilot MOC, Canadian Colour and Shapes on Cassette, whilst looking at Carl Dennis's top work on Yavin.  As well as all this the team finish with a look at the Rancor monster, Richard proves what a mad man he is as he states it's the worst of all the creatures and the Vintage Alliance drop by to blow us away with more information on the caged beast than we could have hoped for.

Pete continues the Rancor loving by going further into other lines, in particular a Vintage Bootleg Soft Vinyl Model Kit is the pick of the bunch.

On top of all this we have the usual quizzes, a Celebration update, as well as discussing bubbles that get damaged in transit and where the liability lies.

All this plus much more on The Vintage Rebellion.

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