STAR WARS The Vintage Rebellion Podcast
Episode 97 : Living The Life of Riehle at the Annual

Episode 97 : Living The Life of Riehle at the Annual

September 17, 2022

What day is it? Its Admiral Ackbar's birthday of course. Pete puts the case forward for when to celebrate our vintage Mon Calamari Admiral's official launch day, then use as an excuse for a party. Bring your fish fingers, crab sticks and Surströmming, if that way inclined.  

The main interview catches up with Chris Riehle to talk all things The Annual,  collecting, focuses and ceramics.. 

In the Action figure face off, its as competitive as ever as; Preston bigs up Richard's favourite malfunctioning portable bin R5-D4, Spoons doffs his helmet off to Luke in Stormtrooper disguise whilst Jason defends Walrusman and his many death sentences, bringing up a sizeable rear its Pete with the Tie Fighter Pilot. 

Andy 'Spoons' Norton returns us to the supermarkets with a sweep of all things price related in this months epic quiz, its an eye opener for sure. And you can play along at home. 

Rebel briefings with Richard Hutchinson focuses in on: more grading high drama, is the No deal format on facebook becoming a little too tested these days, will the truth come out with regards to the Han Solo blaster auction and many more amazing stories.

Licencee section sees Pete and Andy talk Craftmaster, reminiscing about the hosts craft achievements back in the day. Will Richard reveal himself as the craftiest member of the podcast team.

And many many more hours of vintage stuff. Its another full box of Mr Kiplings fancies for all the family.  

Episode 96 : Narayan Nunb

Episode 96 : Narayan Nunb

August 1, 2022

Well, it’s summer, and the thwack of leather on willow is heard on village greens across England. Or it would be, if it wasn’t raining. But, that doesn’t dampen the spirits, as the lads select their first XI Star Wars action figures to put on their whites, step up to the crease, and try not to get caught leg before Wicket. Oh, and Rich does his best to explain the rules of cricket for those (like Jason) not in the know.

After a brief catch-up on Obi-Wan on t’telly, the team looks ahead to the Andor series, which starts streaming in August. What do we know, and what do we expect? Listen in, and find out.

Pete’s quiz takes us into the Valley of Death as the lads feel the heat in more ways than one.

A quick canter through the lads’ latest purchases leads on to the Action Figure Face-Off, where Paploo, Squid Head and R2 Sensorscope do their best to overturn the firm favourite Luke Skywalker. Will our favourite farmboy find favour and come first?

Some rare and wonderful new acquisitions are discussed, from across the Star Wars galaxy, before Rebel Briefings looks at putting the ‘con’ into conventions, stolen images, troublesome tickets, larging it at London Film & Comic Con, and an exciting e-book launch.

We’re delighted to be joined this month by special guest Narayan S Naik who tells Rich about his amazing collection, focus collecting Boba Fett, Luke Jedi and Yoda, the Georgia Alliance collecting club, conventions, and much more, in a wide ranging and fascinating discussion.

The boys wrap up in party mood, with an in-depth look at this month’s licensee Deeko, a British company which made Star Wars paper cups, plates and table ware, and reminisce about birthdays in the 70s and 80s.

All this and the usual bluff, bluster and banter! Look for the podcast in all the regular places.

 

Episode 95: Celebrate Star Wars - Come on!

Episode 95: Celebrate Star Wars - Come on!

July 5, 2022

It's time to Celebrate! But before the lads look back to Anaheim and forward to London, there's a round-up of Obi-Wan Kenobi on t'telly - is it any good? What did we like? What wasn't so great?

And with that, it's time for a deep dive into Star Wars Celebrations. Jason and Chris tell all about highlights and hi-jinks in Anaheim, we look back at the announcements, the panels, the guests, and the Collecting Track, as well as interviews with other intrepid Brits who made the long trek to California.

Rounding up the regular features, the boys delve into their recent purchases, delight in the Action Figure Face-Off, debate Richard's dodgy quiz questions, and discover some exciting new acquisitions from the wonderful World Wide Web.

Rebel Briefings sees the lads discuss how Star Wars is helping one little boy recover from the horrors of conflict, look at the upcoming Retro Collection figures from the Obi-Wan series, and uncover more treasures in the latest PropStore extravaganza.

No interview this month, as the lads look forward to Celebrating once again in London next year with the worldwide Star Wars community. What's there to look forward to? We'll give you a full rundown. The show wraps up with a licensee section on Marks & Spencer. Didn't they only produce one vintage item? Surely Pete and Preston can't talk for more than 5 minutes on this one ... can they?

Catch up with all your favourite TVR fun and frivolity in all the usual podcast places.

https://youtu.be/VXw73uCixZM

Episode 94 : Diapers as Helmets

Episode 94 : Diapers as Helmets

May 24, 2022

The lads kick off by digging up some old fossils, as a tale of archaeological artefacts leads to a discussion on treasures lost and found.

A debate on Revenge items making it to store shelves is followed by latest acquisitions, with an update on last month’s Kneesaa challenge. Has Rich succumbed to all things furry? You’ll have to listen and find out!

Action Figure Face-off sees a General, a Dignitary, a Princess and a Bounty Hunter fight it out, with Jason surprising himself – and us – with his contribution. The lads discuss recent finds from around the Star Wars galaxy, and Pete’s quiz brings all to their knees(aa).

In Rebel Briefings there’s talk of exhibitions, auctions, and conventions past and present.

Rich interviews this month’s special guest, US collector David Quinn, talking podcasts, prototypes and production, Celebrations, and the Empire State Collectors Club.

The show wraps up in fruity fashion with the boys taking a deep dive into yoghurt, as they explore Dairy Time’s Jedi range, and ponder the sad lack of gooseberries today. All this and the usual fun and frivolities – look for the podcast in all the usual places.

Episode 93 : Billenium Falcon

Episode 93 : Billenium Falcon

May 7, 2022

A five hour feast of vintage Star Wars collecting chowder. Join the lads in their quest to collect and talk about more stuff than their man caves can physically contain. Will the repair to the rift in Jason's collecting room hold out? Tune in.  

Joining the usual hosts this month is chief wizard of all things social media and sound editing, Chris Porteous. We recorded on a Sunday so we nabbed him and made him talk. 

Our main interview is with Bill Kimberlin who is known for his amazing VFX work on Return of the Jedi and possibly the best ever film outside of Star Wars: Star Trek III - The Search for Spock.

Reviews of Echo Base Live enhance the lads pick ups this month, but does Richard finally add something to his collection?

A scandal in the community has the jaws wagging and heated discussion breaks out when a sacred law of collecting is broken. 

The licensee this episode is Adam Joseph Industries, resulting in the hosts setting themselves a collecting challenge. Dial in and find out exactly what it is, and will Richard be joining in?

Plus all the usual fun, frolics and vintage juiciness. 

 

 

Episode 92 : Brian’s Star Wars Toys

Episode 92 : Brian’s Star Wars Toys

March 29, 2022

Episode 92 - Brian’s Star Wars Toys - The Vintage Rebellion Podcast

Top o’ the mornin’ to ye! That jolly little leprechaun Richard introduces a show recorded on St Patrick’s Day, with special guest Brian Hickey hailing from the Emerald Isle. The lads come up with their best blarney as they take a look at the Irish Star Wars connection.

There’s TV talk, as we look back at the finale of The Book of Boba Fett, where Jason’s predictions came scarily true, and then forward to Obi-Wan, with a dive into the latest news and of course that trailer.

The lads run down a bumper list of latest acquisitions and give shout outs to some wonderful finds from around the collecting world, followed by a lively Action Figure Face-Off, and a quiz led by Pete, but with a strong Canadian flavour.

Rebel Briefings sees the boys hear an amazing Kiwi tale from Mark Catley, look ahead to a collection of conventions, go scouting for toys, discover a body in the River Thames, and ponder the sale of a grail.

Our main interview guest Brian Hickey is a photographer with an amazing eye for action shots of action figures, and a talent for recreating movie scenes in miniature. We talk about childhood, collecting, projects, and future plans.

The show rounds off not with a bang, but a bag, as the lads look at Frankel & Roth school bags and pencil cases. From Jason’s con bag to Spoons’ satchel, it’s a quick belt through bags and backpacks of all kinds.

All this and the usual stuff and nonsense, look out for the podcast in all the usual places.

Our technical Jedi, Mr Chris Porteous has also put this altogether on the moving pictures website:

https://youtu.be/plhQz6Wis2c

Episode 91 : Jimmy MACtion Figures

Episode 91 : Jimmy MACtion Figures

February 14, 2022

The Vintage Rebellion Returns. Or is it the Return of the Vintage Rebellion, or maybe even the Revenge of... okay, okay you get the point. We blame Richard and possibly Jason for the lack of January release. Its a long story, but considering our length in show you don't need to hear it. Its Episode 91!

Our very specialist of guests this month is Star Wars Podcasting Royalty, Sir Jimmy Mac from Rebel Force Radio. Pete has a good old fashioned chat about collecting, podcasting and anything else Star Wars related. 

With Christmas but a fading memory, the lads rekindle some of the festive spirit with a recap of the best (and worst) Star Wars gifts they’ve received, and look forward hopefully to their dream purchases in 2022.
 
The New Acquisitions section leads on quickly into a discussion on the Book of Boba Fett - did we think it’s a hit or a miss? Action Figure Face-Off features 3 flyboys and a Princess. Who will come out on top? Listen to find out.
 
After a cracking quiz from Andy Spoons, the team goes on to discuss this month’s round up of fantastic finds from around the community. In Rebel Briefings the lads look at an unusual moment in Empire, a sad tale of a loss in the post, and a recap of the Special Editions which are now 25 years old.
 
And to close out the show, the licensee section features Star Wars jewellery by Weingeroff, and sold by Factors, one of the earliest licensed products. All this and the usual nonsense and senility, look out for the podcast in all the usual places.

 

Episode 90 : Santa Haines is coming to Hoth

Episode 90 : Santa Haines is coming to Hoth

December 24, 2021

It’s Chriiiiistmaaassssss! And the team is in festive mood for a bumper seasonal edition, complete with a special guest host. Who is it? You’ll be running to find out…..

A discussion on Christmas gifts past and present leads on to new acquisitions, and for once all of the lads have something to share, as well as shout-outs to some amazing finds from around t’internet.

Action Figure Face-Off has a twist this month, with a snow-filled seasonal flavour, straight from Hoth.

In Rebel Briefings we hear about the return of a long-awaited Christmas collecting event, with interviews and frivolity, as well as a round-up of upcoming book releases and some amazing custom playsets.

Special Guest this month is Mighty Mike Haines, discussing his recent find of prototype Micro Collection goodies, and his memories of growing up and collecting in that galaxy far, far away.

And in keeping with the seasonal theme, Pete leads the lads in a light hearted run through the 12 days of Christmas, Star Wars action figure stylee, some links obvious, others a tad more tenuous!

All the usual bluster and banter, download the podcast in the usual places. The whole TVR team wish all our listeners a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, thank you for listening and supporting the podcast through 2021, and we’ll look forward to seeing you in ‘22.

Episode 89 : State of the Rogue 4 (Hobbie)

Episode 89 : State of the Rogue 4 (Hobbie)

November 29, 2021
The boys open with a brief retrospective on the trailer of The Book of Boba Fett. With a plethora of vintage morsels, was it enough to entice or repel?
 
The Action Figure face-off features two of our favourite furry friends. No, not Jason Smith and Andy Preston, but Logray and Romba. But can the more passionate defences for the AT-AT Commander and Yoda send those fuzzballs packing. Who wins? Only Richard can decide. 
 
Following a Squid game inspired quiz from Jason Smith, Rebel Briefings with Richard Hutchinson is jam packed with stories. Ranging from the latest baggie drama, prices, Star Wars online content, through to a tribute to recently deceased Gerald Home. But kicking the section off, Andrew 'Spoons' Norton catches up with Darren Chucas to talk the Biking Scout. Did Spoons really see a member of the Empire's woodland forces cycling along the Mumbles Road? Darren explains all, and how he is cycling ten circuits of the Death Star in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thebikingscout
 
Replacing an interview this month, the team decided to sit down, choose a smoothly warming beverage and talk about the State of the Hobby:- Where we are, where we want to be and where we might end up.  A much warranted visit to Jared Cope’s Star Wars tracker gives us a look at the value of putting together a loose collection in 2021 and a look back at price fluctuations from 2013 to present day. Its a belter. 
 
Time is very much the essence in the Licensee section where Bradley Time watches, clocks and the odd ruler get the once over from the team. 
 
Its a blistering bumper chunkster of Vintage Star Wars Collecting. 
 
Episode 87 : Grand Moff Parkins

Episode 87 : Grand Moff Parkins

November 25, 2021

The hosts are pondering a question of ethics - how should pursuing our hobby influence our public behaviour?

Moving swiftly on, there are a plethora of new acquisitions from the team this month, and some great shout-outs from around the world wide web, including an excellent new collection room, and an unexpected Canadian discovery.

Action Figure Face-Off features two Droids, a Gunner, and a smooth talking Smuggler. Who will emerge victorious?

The lads discuss all the latest goings-on in the collecting world including a retrospective of the recent collecting event Echo Base Live, and interviews with the traders, punters, organisers and special guests.

Jason and Spoons have paid a visit to Milton Keynes for the grand opening of Jason Joiner’s National Film and Sci-Fi Museum, and Rich catches up with Ron Salvatore to delve into Micro Collection minutiae.

The licensee section sees the boys revealing their childhood reading habits and favourite literature, and moving on to look at British publisher Sphere, who released the paperback novels and tie-ins for Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back. The books themselves, and the associated store displays and related materials, are all featured.

The feature interview this month is with Star Wars artist, collector, and costumer Marsha Parkins, talking about her influences, her artwork for Topps and other publishers, attending events, and her love for that galaxy far, far away. All this and the regular banter and bluster, look out for the podcast in the normal places.

Episode 86 : Star Wars and Hutch

Episode 86 : Star Wars and Hutch

November 25, 2021

The lads are in a nostalgic mood this month with a look back at Celebration Europe 3, which was 5 years ago this month. Panels, exhibits, costumes, celebs, swag and socials are all reminisced.

Some great new acquisitions are discussed, from the team and elsewhere, and there’s a feisty Action Figure Face-Off - can anyone beat The Fett?

In Rebel Briefings the team discusses the sale of the podcast’s spiritual home the Star Wars Forum U.K., celebrates the launch of the Variant Villain website, notes the sad deterioration in the health of Star Wars author JW Rinzler, and looks forward to the first big U.K. collecting event post-Covid, Echo Live.

For the Licensee section the boys take a trip to the land down under, and look at the Toltoys releases in Australia and New Zealand, making some surprising discoveries along the way.

This month’s main interview guest is our very own Richard Hutchinson who unbelievably up til now has never had a feature interview. The lads discuss flat caps, whippets, R5-D4, Celebrations, the Expanded Universe and how not to get beaten up in the frozen North.

All this with the regular banter and bluster, look out for the podcast in the normal places.

Episode 88 : Bocra Fett

Episode 88 : Bocra Fett

October 14, 2021

Rich has spotted a photo on Facebook, taken in a Far East factory, where a team of workers are busy assembling Star Wars figures. The lads discuss what insights this might have for our hobby, and whether it might affect our thinking about Star Wars toys.

There’s a boisterous Action Figure Face-Off, and the team discuss some brilliant acquisitions from the past month, around the world of vintage collecting, including a great tale of a prototype action figure case which sat un-noticed in a collection for years.

Andy Spoons comes up trumps with a great quiz that has the guys really exercising the old brain cells.

In a busy Rebel Briefings section, the lads catch up on recent events in the collecting world including new Droids figures in Hasbro’s Vintage Collection, new PBP and Meccano books, a wealth of great Star Wars TV shows to watch and await, and looking forward to Dave Tree’s Farthest From collecting event in December.

Pete and Andy are joined by collector, fan, and Bespin Prime owner Robin Bocra to chat about her experiences growing up in the galaxy far, far away, collecting down the years, Facebook fun, and her amazing collection of toys, oddball items and props.

There’s another far flung licensee section this month, all the way from Argentina, as the lads discuss Top Toys range of Jedi action figures, and the loose, carded and prototype collectibles that are out there to be found.

All this along with all the usual shenanigans, look out for the podcast in the normal places. And of course, on Youtube, with pictures and vids... (thanks to the mercurial Chris Porteous)

https://youtu.be/EIYvHn9Hjzc

Episode 85 : May The Force Be With Euros

Episode 85 : May The Force Be With Euros

July 5, 2021

With the 2020 European Championship in full swing the lads have gone football crazy this month (that’s soccer, if you’re in the States), discussing which Star Wars action figures would make it into the TVR fantasy football squad.

The New Acquisitions section brings a plethora of goodies from Messrs Norton, Preston and Smith, with Rich and Pete sadly bereft.

In Action Figure Face-Off the battle is between a General, a Commander, a Pilot and a Pirate - with perhaps a surprising outcome.

After a quiz in which quizmaster Richard makes up the answers on the fly - but is always right - the lads give shout outs to a great assortment of items including a childhood collection rediscovered after 35 years.

The chat moves on to Rebel Briefings, to discuss Bespin Prime showcases, dodgy bootlegs, Rebelscum changing hands, another Prop Store bonanza and speculation over re-naming Slave One.

With no interview this month, the licensee section definitely has the X-Factor, as the team delves into the buttons, badges, patches, t-shirts and a myriad of other product issued by early licensee Factors. All this with the usual mix of fun and frivolity as well, look for the podcast in the normal places.

Episode 84 : Chef Chirpa

Episode 84 : Chef Chirpa

May 31, 2021

A fully vaccinated panel discuss what constitutes Vintage these days: Jason "Mr Palitoy" Smith is certainly known as a fossil, Andy Preston - ancient, Andy "Spoons" Norton - a relic, Peter Davis - a golden oldie and Richard - northern. 

TV's celebrity chef Dean Edwards joins Jason and Andy to talk collecting, conventions, miscards, Toy Toni's, mealtimes Star Wars style, and more.

In Action Figure Face-Off this month its Nien Nunb vs Stormtrooper vs Teebo vs Chief Chirpa. Its the fiercest battle yet and Peter has to like an Ewok! 

Richard's Rebel Briefings sees fake BASA stickers, USA convention dates announced, visitations and so much more.

The licensee section looks at ADDIS and Peter uncovers some rather riotous history. 

And there's plenty of other stuff, especially the acquisiton of a rare flannel. 

This episode can be found on YouTube https://youtu.be/7ANQWfhtR_U thanks to Chris Porteous

Episode 83 : “I have encountered a Burgess in the force”

Episode 83 : “I have encountered a Burgess in the force”

May 4, 2021

An almighty 4 hours of Vintage Star Wars for Episode 83 and although a little later than normal we thought what better way to release on May 4th*. Our feature interview is with Dan Burgess, who can be found on Generation Skywalker TALKING MODERN MOSTLY! (the traitor), but is also a barmy vintage collector and has adorned the Vintage Rebellion on many occasions in the past.

The Vintage Rebellion Swap Shop takes off with the Marvel ROTJ number 1 with badges getting traded up for - a Canadian ROTJ Nikto MOC... who has something to trade for that?

Spoons tries to one up everyone with his quiz based on Top Trumps. 

The Vintage Rebellion's Jason Smith aka Mr Palitoy has been working with Wayne Totty and Mark Thornicroft on an Echo printed Palitoy Cardback Guide based on his Palitoy cardback website. Andy Preston has also supplied a lot of the pictures for it and we get to find out where to get it (pre-order now live). https://www.facebook.com/groups/679883255411947/permalink/4171126062954298/

Pete talked with Steve Taylor at the Toy Planet who recently had an enormous graded and non graded vintage collection in at the store and hear about how the market of retro/vintage goods is growing.

https://thetoyplanet.co.uk

The licensee section is about Ben Cooper masks and costumes. Worth catching up with the youtube version of the show, lovingly put together by Chris Porteous, which showcases some cracking memories of fancy dress / dressing up / cosplay by some of the lads (Richard would get beaten up for it). 

In Richard's Rebel Briefing the lads also pay tribute to John Kellerman who became one with the force recently. 

The visual edition is here: https://youtu.be/ZFdPXELSP2Y

 

* technically we were late and we used the May 4th to cash in on our guilt

 

Episode 82 : We’ve spotted Eric Walkers on the North Ridge

Episode 82 : We’ve spotted Eric Walkers on the North Ridge

March 30, 2021

Andy and Chris talk to Eric Walker, author, musician, broadcaster and star of the Ewok movies, Caravan of Courage and Battle for Endor. He shares tales of life on the set, working with Warwick Davis and George Lucas, and how he’s still connected to the galaxy far, far away.

Yes.. you read that correctly. Its Chris Porteous. He's finally been let out! 

This month its Bib Fortuna v AT-ST Driver v R2-D2 Solid Dome v Snaggletooth. Revelations about our red  jump-suited cantina denizen has the boys in a quandary.  Can Andy Spoons Norton win again this month, and what is Jason doing with that poor R2 unit!?

Richard's Riotous Rebel Briefings has the group musing over some new Star Wars Disney+ vintage releases, the return of Echo Live, some moody lighting, Jason pays tribute to a fellow collector and who would we like to see a Cameo from?

Licensee has us remembering Topps and all their trading cards, Pete is astounded that the lads are not quite as frenzied over bubble gum as he was back in the day!

Aside from interviewing this month, Chris Porteous has again delivered a Youtube visual feast for us: https://youtu.be/g9BvB2tEKQY

 

Episode 81 : Can I have a ‘P’ for Palitoy please Bob?

Episode 81 : Can I have a ‘P’ for Palitoy please Bob?

March 2, 2021

A little bit later than scheduled this month. We are blaming February, it ended early. But finally Episode 81 is here. 

Our main interview is with Palitoy legend Bob Brechin, not only the Chief of Design during the Star Wars era but also fundamental in creating much of the toys we loved as kids. Join Andy Spoons as he dives deep into those golden years. Pete and Jason occasionally ask the odd question.

Our new feature this month has the lads putting forward their reasons for the Best Action Figure. Up for consideration this time are C3PO, EV9D9, Admiral Ackbar and 8D8. Richard must decide from the most passionate pleas for a winner. 

The Vintage Rebellion Swap Shop moves forward. Jason kicked it all off by offering up a Vintage Bib Fortuna Pen Topper. The Swap came in and we now have a UK Marvel Return of the Jedi issue 1 WITH BADGE. Would you like this item? Then send us your offers. 

Rebel Briefings with Richard sees some eBay scandal, Brexit postage issues (yes.. how original), Muppets (no, not the hosts) and other fun stuff. 

Licensee focuses on Waddingtons, which believe it or not is another Passion of the Preston. 

Sadly due to a house move the youtube version will be a little different during March, but we still thank Chris Porteous for putting this beast together in audio format. 

Kick the pet Gnu from in front of the wireless and sit back for some Star Wars Vintage Collecting shenanigans. 

 

Episode 80 : Sinterklaas is coming to Kuin

Episode 80 : Sinterklaas is coming to Kuin

January 30, 2021

Happy New Year everyone, we hope all listeners (and stalkers) are well and still collecting vintage Star Wars items during these Apocalyptic times. All the hosts are still alive however Jason has collected so much stuff that a hole in his collecting room wall has opened up as the 1980s has created a time vortex and is starting to reclaim certain parts of his collection. 

Our guest this month is Dutch collector Marc Kuin. Marc discussed the early days of collecting Star Wars in the Netherlands and his struggles trying to locate any items in the wild. We also cover his love of Stormtroopers and unexpected path to die-cast vehicles and hunting.

We launch Vintage Rebellion Swap Shop.

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Vintage Rebellion Swap Shop is a new monthly feature where during 2021 (from January to December) we will attempt to raise a lot of money for CLIC Sargent. Using the notion of the Swap. Jason has kindly offered a Bib Fortuna Vintage Pen Topper to kick us off. All we ask is you offer us something a tiny bit better (vintage Star Wars preferably, but if you want to offer a brand new car, then thats cool too). Then, in December we will sell off our final swapped item and give all funds to CLIC Sargent. Contact us via facebook or social media with your offer. If we get a load of offers, we'll discuss next month and decide. Could be fun and raise money for a great cause. How far can we go?

Richards Rebel Briefings are actually fairly brief but packed in very nicely. There are a couple of cracking Palitoy bulk finds, a Uzay mystery, a book funding success and something a little cheesy so expect Andy Preston to jump on that. 

Licensee section is about our love for all things Japanese with a look at Takara, we find that Mr Andy Spoons is more than just a fan of Godzilla, but an avid collector of the range. We reminisce about Japanese cartoons on kids TV back in the day.

And theres other stuff such as our collecting targets for the year.

Don't forget to check out the youtube version, put together by our Video Wizard Chris Porteous https://youtu.be/bTSTxOZJTTA 

 

 

Episode 79 : Legends of the Force

Episode 79 : Legends of the Force

December 23, 2020

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

 

Episode 78 : Pal-Lee-Toys

Episode 78 : Pal-Lee-Toys

November 30, 2020

Ever thought of making your own playset for vintage Star Wars action figures because 'those that should' back in the day didn't cater for all of our vintage cardboard enthusiasm? Thats exactly what young Lee Gregory thought and decided to do something about it. Hear his unique Manchester-based experience as he rights those wrongs. 

The lads debate further "Vintage 2.0":- most people have collected everything figure wise, it appears we are turning slightly to the continuation of the line and wanting new-old-new stuff

In Rebel Briefings Richard recalls a story where vintage is found behind a hole in a wall, we look at the prices realised at Astons final auction and another Propstore auction unearths a few oddities. 

The Licensee section this month talks AIRFIX, that loveable brand of kits we all remember accidentally glueing to grandma when we were kids, Andy Preston and Mr. Spoons share some great memories. 

So, sit back.. put on the kettle whilst Jason recalls his list of purchases and tune into another belter of an episode. 

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