June 8, 2014
Welcome to the debut edition of the SWFUK Podcast. This is Episode 1: Chewing a Wookie.
On this 1st episode we speak to Dave Tree, Paul Bateman and Mark Newbold direct from the recent Farthest From get together as well as an interview with the popular forum member Iain Sanderson. We look at a few of our favourite threads from the forum including the ever popular Latest Acquisitions thread. We delve into the current vintage market for Star Wars Toys, and along with all this we have the regular oddballs feature where we look into the world of Helix products. The Boom section also starts with an explosion as we look at what has been causing a stir amongst the collecting community. All this plus much much more in the debut podcast from www.starwarsforum.co.uk.
July 2, 2014
Welcome to the second podcast from Star Wars Forum UK. This month we have an extensive interview with forum member Jez as well as part two of our farthest from Interviews as we hear from Lee Bullock, Jason Smith and Christian. Richard delves into two more huge boom stories and grant will be lathering up his oddballs as he discusses bubble bath in the oddball section. We choose our favourite threads from the forum including a detailed search into the latest acquisitions thread. Pete checks out the vintage market and we give you details of all the UK Star Wars events this coming month. Download and enjoy!!
July 21, 2014
This months third podcast from the team at Star Wars Forum UK is a corker. There's a superb interview with three pack collector and expert Chris Caswell as well as the remaining interviews from the previous Farthest From as we hear from both Gary Mancini and Wayne Streak. The podcast team look at the recent forum threads including the usual extensive look at the Latest Acquisitions thread. In this months Oddballs we look at Marvel UK Comics, plus there is a chance to win a Dewback Box in the current competition. The usual popular sections also return with events, rapid fire, Market and Boom story getting coverage once again. Enjoy the show!
August 25, 2014
Episode Four : Shawn of the Jedi is the fourth edition of the Star Wars Forum UK Podcast. This month sees a lengthy edition with an extra long Events section after the Podcast team all discuss their memories from the recent Farthest From event in Fordingbridge. Whilst at the event a member of the podcast team managed to speak to Palitoy Junky and Jamie Brown A.K.A. Fuzzy Buzzy Toys. The team also speak with Astons Auctions in this editions Market section as well as looking at the recent Aston Auctions Sales. This months interview is with the fascinating Shawn Kemple, whilst this months oddballs looks at the Star Wars Sigma items released back in the 80s. As well as all this we have the other usual sections, Latest Acquisitions, Forum Roundup, Rapid Fire and this months Boom Story.
September 20, 2014
Episode 5 : TinTim, Why Aren't You At Your Post?
Episode 5 is another action packed show with all the usual favourite sections, including Boom Section, Forum Roundup, Latest Acquisitions, Rapid Fire, Market and Events. The podcast team are privileged to have Belgian Star Wars fanatic Tim Veekhoven on for an interview. Tim is the co-founder and President of Star Wars Fan Club Teekay 421 as well as having work published by both starwars.com and Star Wars Insider Magazine. We also have a belter of an oddballs section this month as we delve into the licenced video game market from 1982 to 1993. All this plus another generous competition, you'd be mad not to take some time to listen to the best Star Wars Vintage Collecting Podcast currently available.
October 14, 2014
Welcome to Episode Six of the SWFUK podcast brought to you in conjunction with www.starwarsforum.co.uk. This month we speak with Chris Mann and discuss his collecting habits including taking a look at his Yoda focus. Grant Criddle brings us the second part of the Vintage Star Wars Computer Games in this months oddballs. We hear from David Moss in this months forum roundup section and Richard looks at the new SWCA format in his boom section. We have all the other usual favourites, such as, Latest Acquisitions, Market, Events and Rapid Fire sections. It's another scorcher of a show, so sit back and enjoy this months Vintage Collecting Number One Podcast!
November 19, 2014
The eagerly awaited episode Seven of the Star Wars Forum UK Podcast has finally landed. Joe O'Brien joins the podcast as we discuss trilogos and what it's like to be a focus collector of such an unloved figure as 8D8. The lads review their recent podcast road trip to the FACTS event in Ghent, Belgium and Richard looks at whether the dealers are to blame for pushing up prices in this months Boom section. In this months oddballs, Grant brings us the concluding instalment of his three part look at OT computer games as he delves into the games which were released between 1992 and 1999. As well as all this we have all the other usual popular segments, LA, Market and Rapid Fire. It's another epic edition, so kick back and enjoy the show. SNAFFLE SNAFFLE!
December 16, 2014
A year on from the Toy Toni revelations, the podcast team interview Jason Smith, A.K.A. Mr Palitoy. Jason has put in many hours of work in trying to unravel the mystery of the TT scandal and opens up to the podcast with his findings. In this months Oddballs, Mr Criddle catches up with Michael and Melinda from Retroblasting as we hear the first part of a two part special interview with them. We hear from the podcast crew regarding the recent Farthest From VII event and get to speak with Mark Newbold, James Burns, Dan Burgess and Podcast fan Neil whilst attending. As well as all this we have all the usual popular sections; Latest Acquisitions, Rapid Fire, Market, Boom and Forum Roundup. So get listening to the latest epic from the SWFUK Podcast crew!
December 23, 2014
IT'S CHRISTMAS! And to celebrate the holiday season the SWFUK Podcast crew have put together a special Xmas Show for your listening pleasure. The regulars are joined by forum favourites Jez and Chris Mann as special guest hosts. Within the show there are many Christmas cracker jokes, out takes, discussions, Poetry and the announcement of this years forum awards winners. As well as all this we have the SWFUK Podcasts first ever pantomime 'the Farce Awakens' starring the podcast team along with Jez, Chris Mann, Jason Smith and Dan Burgess. So grab a mulled wine and listen to some Christmas Star Wars Banter during this festive season.
January 21, 2015
IT'S 2015 and the crew from The SWFUK podcast return with their longest episode to date.
On this month's show we hear from Plastic Galaxy director Brian Stillman as he sits in with Stuart and Grant for this months feature interview.
Grant concludes his latest two part oddball section as we hear the final part of his interview with Retroblastings Michael and Melinda.
As well as these cracking interviews we have all the regular sections. Ben looks at the latest acqusitions thread off the forum, Richard looks at a post that was put up on RS which sent shockwaves throughout the forums and facebook groups. Pete brings his Market section including a look at the recent Vectis auction and a Return of the Jedi climbing frame. We also hear from friends of the podcast, Jez Allinson and Chris Mann, who we chatted to at the Farthest From event back in December.
So put your feet up and kick back for the current epic podcast from the boys from StarWarsForum.co.uk
February 17, 2015
Welcome to Episode X of the SWFUK Podcast. This months podcast has guests galore join the podcast team as we talk to no less than six people. This months interview is with Palitoy Golden Collector Gary Smith. His collection is so impressive and vast it makes this interview un-missable for any Star Wars Collector. Kick back and enjoy Gary go through his Palitoy and miscard collection. This months market section is rammed as Pete discusses the recent Vectis Auction, during the market section we hear from Craig Stevens himself who sold those amazing Palitoy pieces, whilst Pete also catches up with Kathy Taylor from Vectis. This months Forum Roundup, we hear from Matt McCartney about his second book in the Hamington Chronicles that has recently been released, whilst Rich looks at another topic off the SWCA. In this months Oddballs Grant talks autographs with Nick from Franks Autographs and for any autograph hunter this is a must listen. The final person we hear from this month is Richard McLean during the events section as he discusses his upcoming event 'Echo Base 2', which sounds like a stonking event. As well as all this we also have the usual Boom, LA and Rapid Fire sections as well. So sit back and indulge yourself in some top vintage collecting chat!
March 20, 2015
Welcome to the eleventh instalment of the ever growing Star Wars Forum UK Podcast, Recognising Foul Stenches.
We are delighted to welcome a new member to the podcast crew as the four become five once again with forum favourite Jez joining the team. This months interview is totally charming as we chat to American Bruce White about Princess Leia, Tattoos, Art, Anaheim and his Cosmetic Beauty Bag. This months oddballs takes a behind the scenes look at the autograph track, joining Grant to look at this is none other than Gerald Home, A.K.A. Squid Head. But Grant's interview with Gerald Home plays second fiddle to an interview special when Jez's son Leo takes to the airwaves to ask Gerald the questions we all want to ask. In this months Vintage Star Wars news we take a look at the current Facebook reproduction and ugrade protest as Grant chats to the two driving forces behind the campaign in Ross Barr and Jason Smith. We also hear from Iain Sanderson as we discuss his new Acrylic displays. Rich goes into the recent Lily Ledy reproductions weapon haul and speaks with TIGs Paul Ford. We also have some huge announcements regarding the podcast stage at Anaheim as well as looking at the recent Farthest From event where Pete speaks with Dan Franco. All this plus much much more on the best vintage pod!
April 12, 2015
With Celebration VII imminent, the team from Star Wars Forum UK Podcast release their twelfth episode to make everyone's journey to the event more enjoyable.
This months focus interview is with forum favourite and Han Hoth focus collector Andrew Norton - find out exactly why he is called Spoons on all the forums.
Skye Paine and Stephen Danley join Grant in this months Events section to discuss Anaheim, including an insightful look into the Archive Party.
Mattias Rendahl joins Rich to discuss his new proof book and Ross Barr updates the team on the Ugrading petition that is to be presented to AFA.
All this plus much much more on your favourite Vintage Collecting podcast.
May 17, 2015
Episode 13 is finally launched with a huge announcement regarding the podcast going forward.
The show is slightly different to the normal format as we bring you live recordings from Celebration Anaheim as we share our live show with the listeners. We have interviews galore from the podcast members who attended Celebration as they speak with John Morton, Iain Sanderson as well as the delightful people from Order 66.
We do still have a couple of the usual segments as Jez brings us the Latest Acquisitions, Richard takes us through Star Wars in the News and Pete reflects on the Vectis auction that he discussed on the previous podcast.
All this to sink your teeth into in what is a relative short podcast for us chaps!
June 15, 2015
The Vintage Rebellion kicks off where SWFUK Podcast was left with a belter of the show.
Joining the team for an interview this month is Star Wars Forum founder and trilogo enthusiast Edd Grant. We also here from Shane Turgeon during this months news as we discuss his forthcoming book 'Force in the Flesh : Book 2.
In this months oddballs Grant catches up with Star Wars Insider Magazines Jonathan Wilkins, whilst he also discusses the recent Watford FilmFair convention with Podcast family member Daniel Burgess.
We also have the other usual segments for you to sink your teeth into as Market, Latest Acquisitions and Rapid Fire all return for the first edition of 'The Vintage Rebellion', in fact all that has changed is added banter as Richard gets more stick than usual!!!
July 19, 2015
The Rebellion return with their fifteenth outing. Lee Pizzey joins Stuart and Grant to chat about his collection and early memories including Jason Joiner events from back in the 90s. Lee's good friend Marc Walsh also joins Grant for this months Oddball Section as he discusses his complete Revenge proof run which he will be selling off at the imminent Farthest From. Talking of Farthest From, Dave Tree joins Grant in this months events section to tell us about a couple of special guests he has attending the event as well as a fantastic VIP ticket opportunity. Star Wars in the News sees Ross Barr join Richard as they discuss the recent crazy hauls that seem to be being unearthed on Facebook, Richard also looks at the recent Double Telescopic Lightsabre sale off Facebook and some other cracking news pieces. Jez hosts his largest LA segment so far as he looks at new acquisitions from across the entire collecting spectrum, from Star Wars Forum UK through to the Facebook groups and going via other forums. Of course Pete brings us his market watch as he once again looks at what has been selling and checks out the recent auctions. All this plus the usual banter completes the most recent effort from the SWTVR podcast crew. SEE YOU ALL AT FARTHEST FROM!!!
August 16, 2015
The Vintage Rebellion returns as Rich discusses the Facebook group boom with regular Facebook contributors Matt George, Bill Harvat and Ross Barr. The positives of Facebook are discussed as well as advantages over using the more traditional forums. Craig Stevens drops by in this months oddballs to discuss oddball items from the Star Wars era in the UK between 1976 and 1979. Pete also welcomes a guest in this Market section as Jared Cope joins him to chat about his Star Wars Tracker. Jez takes a look at the acquisitions being acquired across the forums and Facebook and takes a more extensive look at the Vintage Millennium Falcon ship as well as the toy Blasters that have been picked up by Dr Ball and Twisted Metal. We have music from Chris Cape as well as much much more on this months Vintage Rebellion Podcast. We hope you enjoy!!!!!
September 16, 2015
This months Vintage Rebellion Podcast has a standout interview with collecting illuminati Chris Fawcett, Chris makes a special announcement regarding a project he is working on for Insider Magazine as well as chatting to the Rebellion about a few of his astounding collecting stories. As well as having Mr Fawcett on the show, we also have Mr Imperial Gunnery himself, JohnPaul Ragusa, who joins Richard for a Oddball special. Jez brings us the New Acquisitions which he has been looking at including a bargain Squid Head MOC, completing last 17 runs, retro t-shirts, 30 back Yodas, Canadian transitions, graded comics, A Wing test shots, display rooms and Vader utility packs, which is just a sample of the many things he discusses on his segment this month. In this months Rebel Briefing we look at a whole manner of news including London Film and Comic Con moving to Brighton for this winters show and Daniel Burgess joins the crew to review Force Friday. Pete brings us another look at the current market where he discusses some beautiful Star Wars items in the Prop Store Auction. All this plus all your other favourite sections should make this podcast another epic adventure.
October 22, 2015
The Vintage Rebellion returns with their 18th instalment as the five Brits sit down to discuss Vintage Star Wars collecting.
Joining the team for this months feature interview is none other than the author of 'La French Touch', Stephane Faucourt. Stephane discusses his books and his Meccano and Trilogo collection, as well as telling the Rebellion what it was like growing up with Star Wars in France during the Original trilogy era.
The team are delighted to welcome two other guests during this months Rebel Briefing too. Gus Lopez joins Richard to discuss his Sandcrawler wooden pattern, whilst joining Jez is Malcolm Tween, who is the man whose designed the stunning Star Wars stamps just released by Royal Mail. Jez also takes a look at the communities newest acquisitions as he delves into the forums and Facebook to see the impressive purchases being made within this wonderful hobby.
Pete brings us an update on the prop auction that he discussed last month and tells us of some of the prices realised amongst those impressive lots. Pete and Jez also review the summers hottest event, the Secret Cinema, that they were both fortunate to attend.
All this plus much more on everyone's favourite vintage collecting podcast!!!
November 26, 2015
A little later than normal but the boys are back with another stonking show.
Laurence Dyer joins Stuart for this months interview to discuss his research into the Palitoy Warehouse that his Grandad designed, Laurence also talks about his personal collecting as well as explaining why he has a love for the Amanaman figure.
Richard is joined by Chris Fawcett, James Simkins and Eric Green as he finds out the back story of the recent amazing haul, dubbed 'The Big Pick'.
Jared Cope returns to the podcast during the market section to talk more about his Star Wars Tracker with Pete and Jez hooks up for a second discussion with lasts months Guest Malcolm Tween as they delve into Malcolms other artwork.
All this plus the usual popular Rebel Briefings and Newest Acquisitions sections as well as the high jinx from the crew. All this plus much much more on your favourite Vintage Star Wars collecting podcast.
It's true, all of it!