Jun 11, 2014

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


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.


  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


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


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.