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Posted by D_Martin on February 16, 2017 at 10:29 PM CST | Forums
Seriously. We don't have words for this one. Move over Totally Ridiculous Auctions, because we can't even.
Posted by Jeremy on February 9, 2017 at 09:07 PM CST | Forums
If you are part of that certain subset of LEGO Star Wars collectors who favors promo bricks then this auction for a very limited edition perspex LEGO brick with an embedded BB-8 minifig in it is worth checking out. Only given out to the Traveller's Tales development team who worked on The Force Awakens video games, released in 2016, this is a rarity you hardly ever see come up. While numbers are not known, one only needs to check out the game's end credits to see how few there are of these. There are still a handful of hours left to go before the auction ends, and the current bid is still nowhere near where this LEGO Star Wars fan predicts it will end.
Posted by D_Martin on February 4, 2017 at 11:50 PM CST | Forums
When Kenner was developing 1983's See-Threepio Collector’s Case, there was concern about the case's finish. To determine the best way to go, they produced a small series of Darth Vader Collector Cases with different gold applications and molds and shipped them around the United States to see what held up. Put your ignore the ridiculous Buy It Now glasses on and check out the Darth Vader Dull Gold Figure Case Prototype currently listed on eBay to see what could have been has the vacuum metal finish didn't work out as they hoped. For those considering this piece, it's actually worth $3000-$4000. Hats off to Bill McBride for his insight on this cool case!
Posted by D_Martin on February 2, 2017 at 11:49 AM CST | Forums
There isn't anything more iconic than Carmine Infantino's run on the original Marvel Comics Star Wars funny book. For many of the original Star Wars generation, his run on the comic is on the same level as Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four run. These days, adding a piece of his original art from the series to your collection is almost impossible. Having a chance to own a splash page is grail level. Follow the link above to check it out!
Posted by D_Martin on January 31, 2017 at 01:52 AM CST | Forums
anyone whose been collecting the classic Kenner toys for any length of time can tell you, you'll see something you didn't know existed weekly. In this day and age, with many new collectors getting into the game, we can't express clearly enough how important it is to rely on common sense and to ask as many questions as you need to ensure you are getting what you think you're getting. A good example of something that brings up more questions than it should is the gold 'error' Death Star Droid currently going for way too much money. Head over to the auction and judge for yourself if you'd be willing to bid on it.
Posted by D_Martin on January 25, 2017 at 12:32 PM CST | Forums
Sadly, when someone famous dies, the wolves come out. This is a fact in every case of a celebrity death, whether we like it or not. From an archivist's point of view however, it does bring up some items you'd otherwise never have a chance to see. Hoping to capitalize on Carrie Fisher's passing, an eBay seller has listed what is claimed to be her 1983-1993 passport. There is no doubt this will end up in a Star Wars collector's collection, but in the meantime we can all have a look at it.