Aug 6, 2014

Episode #55 - Boring Conversation Anyway™ - A Star Wars Podcast. SDCC 2014 Star Wars Overview



We're back! Another long 'Boring Conversation Anyway' gives an in-depth SDCC overview.
Regulars +Dan Curto+Yakface.com+Dorksidetoys+Tamer ofthe Shipyards & Jedi Temple Archives chew the fat over Hasbro, +Sideshow Collectibles & more.

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SHOW NOTES:

1. LEGO Wookies

2. Thursday  really only Fett & Dutch revealed from Hasbro;
general thoughts on the FETT from all?

3. ‘’Take a look at my gigantic chopper’’ & LEGO minifig display, mini fighter with chopper

LEGO PR cant even get these sets, desperate to get them. Is this fair, wise move for LEGO to have such limited items? Only encourages copies? Panels thoughts.

4. Sideshow 1/6th Scale
Thoughts on hot toys ¼ scale and pushing deeper into Star Wars under license from Hasbro. What do we want to see? Price points?

5. Hot toys are going nuts with product releases, especially y around Iron man. The Scale of collectibles is getting bigger. Way bigger. Hall of armour new sets, The bat, tumblrs (multiples) Jaxx pacific, NECA ¼ scale. Thoughts on bigger collectibles and do customers still want 3.75? or is 6” and above the new hotness? 

Can I get a Fabrikation Fett? Part in the USA...

6. Some new podcasts, new channels, new reviews. Instagram, coming from www.dorksidetoys.com

7. Black series 6” revealed on Saturday;
Official images for closeups and comparisons: https://plus.google.com/b/116325231465810007924/photos/116325231465810007924/albums/6040100964822656513  We skip the command line and angry turds.

8. Was HASBRO SW disappointing? Paul?

9. Quick skim over Gentle Giant-Hot wheels: http://www.rebelscum.com/san_diego_comic_con_2014.asp  

10. Rebels is looking good. Extended overview trailer ‘A look ahead’’, several others, but this had to be the best; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYkXif5Q2mA
ESB easter eggs, McQuarrie throughout and in? Longer clips with Buck tooth inquisitor:


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Jun 11, 2014

Episode #54 - Boring Conversation Anyway™ - A Star Wars Podcast. Episode 4 A New Hope-Toy Commentary



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Join +FLYGUY  on another meaty +Star Wars toy talk show featuring +Dan Curto+Yakface.com +Tamer ofthe Shipyards+Dorksidetoys, & JediTempleArchives

Join the BCA possee, all die hard Star Wars fanboys and toy experts watch and review Star Wars A New Hope Ep 4 whilst providing it's first full toy commentary. Adding insights on the the vintage & modern figures and vehicles we got from the movie. Childhood favourites, modern day updates, hits, misses, vintage collection, LEGO, 5POA, POTF, Black Series Six inch and 3.75 Inch that we need to yet see. 12 inch classics, play-sets, creatures and much more.

Like Star Wars toys? You're gonna love the first toy commentary for Star Wars, A New Hope.



SHOW NOTES:

  1. A New Hope 1977, who saw it in cinemas? The birth of toys
LEGO, Sideshow, POTF 2
JTA guide to Classic Vintage figs and creatures etc http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/vintagepics/
Modern Vintage figs
Scum guide to all vintage, playsets etc

  1. look sir droids! No Imperial ship here for this special edition, only LEGO? Hasbro Dewback still awesome. (and new lego one too) http://www.yakfaceforums.com/TGuide2004/html/TVC/basicfigures/VC14.html Love the old dewback http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_edauaWSEOQs/S6PG7y0vOuI/AAAAAAAAALs/tvaJijRsVYI/s1600-h/Dewback2.jpg
  2. Droid sale, some great older figures in POTF line of the tall green droid Also was that legacy collection http://www.rebelscum.com/tlcBPlarshomestead.asp womp rat and very disco finish on sand.
  3. Banthas have tended to suck, looks like a muppet http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/bantha_1_.jpg a bit sad really no?
  4. 4. Do we really want a  new sandcrawler? Massive!
a) How many figures have been made from this scene? Can’t EVER make Tonnika Sisters? :(  
  1. Snaggletooth red/blue, Ponda, http://www.yakfaceforums.com/TGuide2004/html/TVC/basicfigures/VC70.html Hammerhead, (saga collection Momaw Nadon best?) lost with all the changes now to creatures.
  2. falcon-The Ultimate Vintage Collection surely the best?
  3. dockingbay 94 Screams for a playset. Best Fett has to be http://www.yakfaceforums.com/TGuide2004/html/TVC/basicfigures/VC09.html
               a. Is there any chance we will ever see a new Death Star Playset?       C’mon Hasbro do something like this!    http://www.imperialshipyards.net/SMF/index.php?topic=8715.msg173398#msg173398
  1. Best tie fighter the huge scale one?
  2. Vintage collection tie fighter pilot best so far I think http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/TVC/Basic/VC65TIEpilot/TVC-1955.jpg
  3. Medals, That VC Han kinda sucks - Y U No Give us VOTC Han head Hasbro?http://www.yakfaceforums.com/TGuide2004/html/TVC/basicfigures/VC42.html plaus anemic Luke, and no chewie with medal!

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Boring Conversation Anyway™ #55  will return July 2014.

May 21, 2014

Episode #53 - Boring Conversation Anyway™ - A Star Wars Podcast. The Magnificent Episode VII & FUEU



Another meaty +Star Wars  show with a great bunch, featuring +Dan Curto+Yakface.com +Tamer ofthe Shipyards+DorksidetoysJediTempleArchives & Banthaskull.com

MP3 VERSION HERE: http://bit.ly/BCApodcast53

SHOW NOTES:

1. follow up on last show: http://youtu.be/7UUomt7RpA4 1500  watched, many comments and input and several hundred MP3 listeners too, especially for long show! Fans want to collect better. Great reception and input!


  1. Fans reactions mostly positive but a lot of vitriol https://plus.google.com/116325231465810007924/posts/FTFeUY9oAT8
  1. FU to the FU 1 & 2 too? All games out, only Clone Wars TV/Movie is canon.


Round panel on the cast with 7 new core characters for episode 7  with one who starred in the 7th seal. Spooky!


  1. Harrison Ford has a Gigantic part? (oo-er)
  2. Carrie married or not?
  3. Daisy Ridley (daughter? relation to obi?)
  4. Kenny & Anthony kiss and make up?
  5. John Boyega (Jedi? Attack of the Block)
  6. wheredafuq is Billy Dee? John is a relation?
  7. Adam Driver (baddy)
  8. Oscar Isaac (han solo character)
  9. Andy Serkis (CGI?)
  10. Domhnall Gleeson ( playing bill weasley to cross franchises? : ))
  11. Max (The Merciless) von Sydow  (Villain? Voice only?)


  1. Abu Dhabi At-At’s http://i.imgur.com/mcIqmTo.jpg
  2. Boba fett Movie too hard? Disneyfication of Fett? http://collider.com/star-wars-han-solo-movie-boba-fett-movie-spinoff/
  3. What do we all want from Ep 7, locations, toys, books, spin off movies.
  4. if official site break on this, can you imagine when the trailers hit?







7. Disney-Dan and Jayson’s trip quick overview (Paul, Tamer, Chris, Eddie & I were totes jelly)


8. LEGO Revan & Poster





11. Episode 1 was 15 the other day. Eddie or anyone else talking about midnight madness

Boring Conversation Anyway™ #54  will return Early June 2014.

Apr 1, 2014

Boring Conversation Anyway#52 - 'Are We Collecting or Hoarding Star Wars Toys?' | By @FLYGUY



Another video/audio Boring Conversation Anyway™ as we go deep in to why we collect Star Wars and ask if we really are just hoarders? As usual some of the best expertise in toy collecting and sites join us to share their thoughts:  Yakface.comImperialShipyards.netJedi Temple ArchivesDan Curto Dorksidetoys.com 

Thanks as always to these guys for their time and what was a great meaty and insightful discussion. Watch the video below or

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Is this what we are all after in a collection?

Yes! Says Eddie

Justin’s Vintage collection from JediDefender -Jayson (wow!)http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=22347.msg569847#msg569847


1. Round table;
  1. each quick background on when started collecting,
  2. what you collect, and do you have a focus?
  3. where you get them? Are a hoarder or a collector?
  4. This cartoon sums it up. 013/07/Hoarder03.jpg
  5. collecting sources, reference to both of Steve Sansweet books (Paul and Dan input on the items in the book, where were figures from predominantly?)

2. Looking at some well known collectors
  1. Steve Sansweet, the biggest of them all (Old phoptos) http://rebelscum.com/gallery/rancho-opening-pw/

3. Definition of hoarding
  1. Tom Berges minimal but gorgeous vintage collection https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202637428248568&set=o.222822571081040&type=3&permPage=1
  2. Gus Lopez At ICE shared his collection in the boba cabana https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201352106356324&set=o.222822571081040&type=3&theater
  3. More Gus https://www.flickr.com/photos/toysrgus/?view=md



4. Hoarding, often deeply tied to emotional aspects, any of the panel have any emotional aspects to their collections?
  1. Our friend in Star Wars Land James Burns went though this last year with a TV crew (brave man). Not the worst case of hoarding but clearly getting to be a problem amd jighlights the emotional aspect http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01w2s3f
  2. Can you believe hoarding can lead to murder? https://plus.googleapis.com/+TekSushi/posts/YEngUGj9kWY



5. Collection Intervention (& to a lesser degree the Toy Hunter) provided me some valuable insights.  1-3 Elese Luray, rest are FLYGUY-but hopefully useful!
  1. Condition is key. Items are always worth more and easier to sell if the condition is good.
  2. If an item comes with original packing, keep it, even if you display, collectibles are always worth more with their boxes.
  3. Display your collection. What is the point of collecting if you cannot enjoy it.
  4. You can’t take this shit with you - if there was a fire and you had to save five things what would they be? That’s the core and perhaps focus of your collection.
  5. Sell, donate and get rid of ‘stuff’ that clutters your life. If you're not enjoying it and appreciating it,  you're not enjoying collecting, your likely hoarding and getting depressed. Angry turds are shit-deal with it!
  6. Recycling and getting rid of stuff lets you buy new stuff! After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing after all as wanting.” -Spock in Star trek!


6. Focus and or themes can help you round out a collection