Tuesday, January 01 2013 @ 12:01 AM CST
Contributed by: Star_Wars_Guide
Today we're going to party like it's 1985!
Today we're going to party like it's 1999! (...or 1993 ...or 1982)
In Remembrance of September 11, 2001 there will be no posts today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims, their families, and their communities. God bless America.
Sith Lord Bop Bags (Darth Bop-alots?)
While trolling through the Star Wars check lists from yesterday's feature, I found myself in the Bop Bags. Being in such a peculiar place, I observed that both the vintage and modern lines were represented in this obscure corner of collecting, and todays Collectible Showcase was born!
Book #5 Is Going To Press!
And Now For Something Completely Different!|
Buy, buy, buy. Collect, collect, collect. Unbelievable as is may be, there are more ways to enjoy Star Wars than through acquisitions. Take Fan art for instance.
Star Wars Chicks Rule The Galaxy!
It was an odd Google chase. I wondered about the existence of any pewter Clone Wars collectibles, which lead to chess sets, which somehow ended up at the StarWarsChicks.com site. (???)
Finally - A One Stop Article On How To Get Out From Under It All|
Geoffrey T Carlton cannot buy it all. :)
KFC Chicken Buckets
Where have all the Super Collectors gone to???|
Once upon a time, there were collectors who loved to find Star Wars 'stuff'. It didn't have to be valuable or a special limited edition or even part of any ongoing product line. Often the weirder the better.
Quick! Rush to eBay and buy a 1980 Calendar!
In mid 2007 we put together an article on re-using aging Star Wars calendars, and at that time we charted all compatible years from 1978 until 2024. (We like to think ahead.)
Star Wars Galactic Heroes Single Figures Wave 1
Of course I read through all of the online catalogs I post here... It's the best (and only) way to budget the collecting allowance and brace myself for whatever is coming up 'next'.
Unfortunately, the word is out that there's something NEW coming; and you probably already have it.
Tuesday, December 19 2006 @ 11:00 AM CST
Contributed by: Star_Wars_Guide
The Keepers Of Lists Welcome You
Back in the days of when the internet was young to the public (around 1995 or so...) I worked for a company who had a 128k ISDN line. Since the common connection was 28.8k - dial up - the ISDN seemed to be of incredible speed. Websites were still simple in design and clever in their content. One of my favorite sites was, and probably still is... The Keepers of Lists
StarWarsGuide.net Seeks To Add Two Volunteers
(Okay... that's a mighty large sign to hang out, but I thought it would be a good attention getter for the casual browser who happens to check out the main page.)
With SDCC wrapping up and the 30th anniversary on the horizon, there has certainly been no shortage of news, information, rumors and speculation.
Boxes still show up daily, expanding my collection diary by up to 20 items a week. Store finds are plentiful and often (see tomorrow's article on the brand new Star Wars Christmas ornaments on sale NOW at stores...), yet the website has gone nearly a month with no updates. You might be just the person to remedy that situation.
|Sound interesting? Do you have an interest in becoming involved? Then click below to... read more!|
When rushed, always stop for at least two seconds and do the math.
Star Wars George Lucas in Stormtrooper Disguise. That's the 2006 holy grail mail-in figure, FREE with five specific proof-of-purchases from the new vintage style Star Wars Ultimate Galactic Hunt action figures (plus postage).
Today the eBay auctions started; not for the action figure, but for the fully completed redemption certificate.
These two beauties will soon be appearing again in My Collection Diary, but for now they are the focus of my speculation. Several of my sub-collections have holes in them where the pieces that are virtually impossible to find should go... Like the two pieces pictured above.
One of the most enjoyable Fan Productions ever...
You'll find a home-burned CD of the musical in my car, my study, and my office. As a fan-made project, it's the only way you're able to listen to this incredible production, besides the internet.
(Return of the Super_Collector)
Thank you to my many friends and people who wrote in to make sure everything was okay. In late March I was pushing to promote the Star Wars Collector's Database from a mostly stable wide beta version to a solid public version before the April 2nd onslaught of goods. After a 2-week long shopping spree I geared up for the release of my 3rd book. Then came Celebration III, media interviews for the new movie, the new movie itself, and now I'm unburrying myself from the mountain of goods I've accumulated that need to be photograhed, documented, added to the database, and put away. =)
Friday, March 18 2005 @ 07:00 AM CST
Contributed by: Star_Wars_Guide
The Most Dedicated Star Wars Collectors Get Burned The Worst
Non-collectors look at my boxed crystal PEZ set... you know the one; it's the limited edition of 10,000... and ask, "You paid how much???"
For most other collectibles I can proudly announce numbers. Either I've gotten a great deal, or an item is fantastically valuable. Otherwise the price isn't even part of conversation. In the case of my crystal PEZ dispensers, I must mumble sheepishly, "$75 for the set... direct from PEZ."
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