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


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

Feb 23, 2014

Boring Conversation Anyway™ - A Star Wars Podcast. Episode #51 - New York Toyfair 2014 Star Wars Teardown | @FLYGUY

Another live video/audio Boring Conversation Anyway™ and after an excellent Episode #50 pretty much the same panel has returned, so join as we talk Star Wars Toys at New York Toy fair 2014 and more with;

FLYGUYYakface.comImperialShipyards.netDan Curto Dorksidetoys.com



This show was not shared live but instead was recorded privately. Live shows will return soon.

1. TBS six inch figures.
Collector focus.
Minimal and new blue packaging. Round the table-who was impressed and who wasn’t? Price points, are hasbro upping their game? Availability with carry forwards - dafuq? Is this line a classic already?
Stands comment-Daryl WTH? Sideshow ‘lite’? Rather pay for this tauntaun than sideshow one!

2. TBS Six Inch vehicles, creatures & exclusives
groundbreaking in many ways although ML gave us sentinels. Very limited qtys? $40 USD will easily go for $100 here : (

3. Star Wars  - The Black Series (3.75 Inch)
Limping along through the car park lost that are left. Just me or does this line feel a  little tatty and odd? repacks Paul re vintage ‘hits’ some odd, mostly great. Wheres the vehicles at?? Exclusives SDCC.

4. Star Wars Saga Legends/’Meh’ Series
Some surprisingly good figures and tooling.

5. Star Wars  - Rebels (3.75 Inch)
They might be 5POA but some good stuff and we discuss how these will work their way into greater articulation in time.

Shampoo bottles aka ‘Hero’ Series skipped!

8. Star Wars - Lego - was impressive, rehashes but very worthy. Who’s bitten by the minifg bug? http://news.toyark.com/2014/02/16/toy-fair-2014-lego-star-wars-114739

9. Star Wars Command 2 Inch Figures.
Any confidence in this? Cheap, this years angry turds filler to balance out expense and tooling on Black series?

11. Marvel Legends 6 inch.
Guardians of the Galaxy is black series cousin, thought on these and what would panel like to see for BAF Star Wars?

13. GI JOE.
Shows the quality of what hasbro can do…

Boring Conversation Anyway™  will return Mid March 2014.

Dec 28, 2013

Boring Conversation Anyway™ - A Star Wars Podcast. Episode #50

Streamed live on 14 Dec 2013
FREE MP3 VERSION: http://bit.ly/bcapodcast50

1. Black Series six inch Stormies spotted. Hasbro should have packed him 2 per case

IMP ship linked to this custom

2. Black series slashed (is that trashed?) at Amazon - what does this mean for retailers and the line...

Slashed TVC in huge quantities in germany, also turned up in Australia http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/con...

3. Galactic merchants. Dioramas-we all love these!http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2013/12...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StrZ2...

4. Cad bane on netflix? JTA lead http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/could-star...

5. LEGO star wars on iO/s Android and Windows Jan
Where is super star wars?? :)

6. Slave 1/Tie interceptor/droid factory/ewok catapult/scanning crew/BMF/Endor At-At/Biggs x-wing all this year... Just TVC alone -this was a good year for excellent vintage vehicles/figure packs. What's on our wishlist for next year...bearing in mind these Jedi defender leaks on new products... round the table
list #1 http://www.jedidefender.com/index.php...
list #2 http://www.jedidefender.com/index.php...
list #3 http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/in...

7. JTA involved in TUAFC book with Steve Sansweethttp://www.jeditemplearchives.com/vin...

8. TVC - A real celebration of this line was pulled together by JTA.http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/spe...

9. Each panel member gives us their top five figures/playsets/items for the year.

Boring Conversation Anyway™ - A Star Wars Podcast. Episode #49 | @FLYGUY

MP3 VERSION OF THE SHOW: http://bit.ly/bcapodcast49

Show Notes:
1. December 18th 2015 Episode VII release date... https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116325231465810007924/116325231465810007924/posts/8QTN37BHY3t Do we care? Thoughts on Celebration?
Plus-these dudes, are they all just bored or what? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2507855/Star-Wars-fans-glimpse-director-JJ-Abrams-Episode-VII-set.html

2. LEGO 2014 minifigs really are competing with hasbro for quality https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116325231465810007924/116325231465810007924/posts/bnHkp9uZXLi who collects what?

3.Tiny death star-pixel goodness: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116325231465810007924/116325231465810007924/posts/KWJQxDDGGqe

4. GI JOE retaliation Storm shadow, super articulated 21 accessories DS have it for $5 on black friday https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116325231465810007924/116325231465810007924/posts/fbC76cVyMxy
Such a shame Hasbro can't do this quality for Star Wars line-thoughts?
+ wave 3 of the black series

5. YF concept series http://www.yakfaceforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=7443

6. Ryan spencer awesome artist both yak and fly had images done https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116325231465810007924/116325231465810007924/posts/5uj5m2NdqNx

7. Black series jabba https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116325231465810007924/116325231465810007924/posts/P7GdtoYKcmB

8. Jedi defender leaks on new products
list #1 http://www.jedidefender.com/index.php?id=636
list #2 http://www.jedidefender.com/index.php?id=638
list #3 http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=23266.0

9. toy display porn https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/116325231465810007924/116325231465810007924/posts/LwBNvn5AbRz

Jul 21, 2013

Boring Conversation Anyway - Ep 48. A Star Wars Podcast. SDCC 2013 & A Big One Right Behind Him

Another episode of this time a predominantly USA edition of Boring Conversation Anyway.

You'll find all we discuss in the below show notes.  

iTunes sucks huge hairy bantha balls as far as we are concerned, so we are not pandering to their frankly crap bloatware any more. Sorry peeps, instead, go old skool! Download the MP3 version here: http://bit.ly/bcapodcast048

  1. Star Wars Vinylmation www.ChasingVinylmation.com
  2. Wampa! & Kenner Life Size Stormtrooper & vader from Gentle Giants SDCC Booth. http://ow.ly/n4E6L
  3. Gentle Giant wraps up the ‘Collect All 21’
  4. Sideshow Sixth Scale Hoth Han and Probe Droid. So much for doing all their new releases early! Liking that Taun Taun too. plus A NEW Huge Boba & Han in Carbonite http://ow.ly/n4X0z
  5. Sideshow ECHO & FIVES! http://bit.ly/ECHOFIVE  12” proto fett: http://bit.ly/SSProtoFett
  6. eFX Stormtrooper Armor? Only $2,000! Cast directly from a screen used armor in ANH. It will be interesting to see the 501st reaction here.
  7. SDCC/Boba Fett With Han Carbonite Limited To One Per Person. Scalper's Laugh Maniacally Like the Emperor http://ow.ly/n4Fhh
  8. Boba Fett & Han Solo Carbonite SDCC-CE2 Exclusive Has A Hidden Feature We Didn't Know... http://www.flyguy.net/2013/07/boba-fett-han-solo-carbonite-sdcc-ce2.html
  9. The prices folks are already paying for the Fett & carbonite is nuts! http://goo.gl/vN6SB
  10. Is the Greedo and Entertainment exclusive? Actually confirmed now its not. Phew!! http://www.flyguy.net/2013/07/black-series-six-inch-greedo-to-be-ee.html
  11. 2013 Black Series 3.75 inch Wave 2 Images Revealed. Still A Dodgy Clone Helmet... http://ow.ly/n4Dtj


    BCA shops at dorksidetoys.com:

    Star Wars Black Series 6 inch and 3.5inch, cool GI Joes and awesome Batman, plus The Walking dead! Check them out: http://www.dorksidetoys.com/pre-order-items/  

  12. Kmart Star Wars ANH Scanning Crew Packs Coming Soon. Great looking set! http://ow.ly/mM8TB
  13. Rebelscum Gets A Great Star Wars Image Gallery From The SDCC Hasbro Booth... http://ow.ly/n2WGM
  14. The bitch fit aka ‘imagegate’ old news now but thoughts on image distribution? http://www.flyguy.net/2013/06/black-series-images-lets-all-throw-toys.html
  15. Star Wars Hasbro The Vintage Collection Slave 1 Now Reduced In Price http://ow.ly/n5lNH Woot!
  16. Celebration Europe II. Where the REAL Star Wars Collectibles Will Be At. CE2 http://ow.ly/n53jn Kevin’s input on this as he was at C6 version
  17. A Great Article On The 14 Greatest Action Figure Playsets of All Time. A Good Read... http://ow.ly/mIM26
  18. This is just wrong   http://imgur.com/r/StarWars/1IxCDkO

Major liquidation on Kevin's StarWarsNotebooks.com site - 50% off orders of $20 or more until we sell out! Use exclusive code BCA50

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Jun 11, 2013

Boring Conversation Anyway Ep 47. A Star Wars Podcast. LEGO, Black Series, Spin Cycles And Turds

Another long overdue episode, our pals Sithlord229 at RC1608 joined us on Sunday 9th June 2013 for a UK edition of Boring Conversation Anyway.

You'll find all we discuss in the below show notes.  

iTunes sucks huge hairy bantha balls as far as we are concerned, so we are not pandering to their frankly crap bloatware any more. Sorry peeps, instead, go old skool! Download the MP3 version here: http://bit.ly/bcapodcast047

  1. Yoda Chronicles New York Full Scale Lego X-Wing Is the Largest Model In History http://ow.ly/lllGc
  2. LEGO Star Wars Summer Press Kit - Secrets To Reveal There Are! http://ow.ly/1WkSEP
  3. EA teases new Star Wars Battlefront game, well how surprisng ; )http://ow.ly/lhSQH
  4. Star Wars Rebels: The Rebellion Begins. The New Animated Show. Watch The Video http://ow.ly/ldUEE
  5. After the Star Wars 'Rebels' announcement, thought these X-Wing helmets were rather cool : ) http://ow.ly/leH6H
  6. new black series revelwaed at JTA
  7. sw_celebration: Exclusive 3D screenings of #StarWars: Attack of the Clones at #StarWarsCelebration Europe!http://t.co/UmOU3emV8k  Also ROTJ screening. Yakface pointed out Wrong slave 1


BCA shops at dorksidetoys.com:

Black Series 6 inch and 3.5inch, cool joes and awesome batman, plus walking dead! Check them out: http://www.dorksidetoys.com/pre-order-items/  

  1. Star Wars Collect All 92 Poster By Star Wars - Christoper Lee (Not Not That One!) http://ow.ly/l0OFk I Just bought One! You Should!
  2. Vintage decay! Just paid $20k for a Vinyl cape Jawa? Get A Little Sad As You Watch The Slow Decay Of Classic Star Wars Figures http://ow.ly/kVA9t
  3. Vintage documentary Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys. A Must Watch! http://ow.ly/lsBBY

Find Sithlord229 at www.youtube.com/sithlord229 for videos and links to all his social channels.

Find RC1608 at www.youtube.com/RC1608 for his excellent in depth clone reviews

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