During recording of episode 79 we heard the news that Jeremy Bulloch had passed, adding to the recent passing of David Prowse. Andy Preston pays tribute to two legends of the Star Wars Universe.
Check this out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rcgLOyHaoxA
Our main interview this month is with Craig Miller. Director of Fan Relations for Lucasfilm 1977 - 1980. He created and oversaw the Official Star Wars Fan Club as well as having edited and written virtually all of the first two years of Bantha Tracks. He has a number of terrific stories, and maybe the longest Rapid Fire in history. He was a charming guest and we made him late for his lunch. And on the YouTube version you can watch him on video - Its technology at its finest here at The Vintage Rebellion HQ!
Rebel Briefings are anything but brief as Richard catches up and rugby tackles to the ground Mark Baker and Mark Andrews to talk COOs as if they are a bunch of pigeons re-enacting Pigeon Street. Also we discuss the Toy Museum starting up in Milton Keynes.
Licensee section is an epic two parter. We look at stuff released in Christmas Past, then in Christmas Present we travel back to the 70s/80s to each choose stuff from several years of the Sears Catalogue and re-evaluate what we chose in Christmas Future eyes. Spoons tackles a skid problem with his PJs.. hmm.
And lastly,... amongst the epic tales of what Jason and Preston bought this month we review our collecting stories of 2020, Preston has a massive reveal and we try to add a bit of Tinsel to proceedings.
There's also a couple of bonus items on youtube with our three favourite purchases of the year in video form. https://youtu.be/zjShgXA8s2E
00:00:00 - Intro
00:03:49 - Host Newest Acquisitions
00:18:18 - 2020 Review & “Break the Bank” Purchases
01:03:07 - The Quiz
01:22:41 - NA Shoutouts
01:30:59 - Rebel Briefings
01:32:03 - Variant Hunters: Mark Andrews & Mark Baker
0:2:22:20 - Remembering David Prowse & Jeremy Bulloch
02:27:28 - National Film & Sci-Fi Museum
02:31:50 - A Book about Kenner
02:34:31 - The Craig Miller Interview
04:24:33 - Vintage Star Wars Christmas Items
04:51:44 - The Sears Christmas Catalogue Challenge
05:18:41 - Outro & Feedback