Rebelscum News Archive
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.
Posted by D_Martin on January 23, 2017 at 02:14 AM CST | Forums
Wanting to get to the bottom of it, we contacted artist Ken Steacy to ask him who did what with the cover of Marvel comics Star Wars #105. He stated that the cover layout design was done by Cynthia Martin but the actual pencils, inks, and painting was his work. At the time of this update's publication, the original art is still available. If you are considering adding it to your collection, you'll be able to see the listing by following the link above.
Posted by D_Martin on January 21, 2017 at 11:01 PM CST | Forums
The Princess Leia painting used for the July, 1999 cover of Femme Fatales has been listed on eBay. Follow this link to have a closer look at the original art by David Voigt.
Posted by D_Martin on January 19, 2017 at 01:16 AM CST | Forums
Let it be said, we can't get behind the Buy It Now price in any way, but we'd be remiss if we passed up the opportunity to share this listing. For classic Kenner collectors, the Young Jedi Knight Kit may be easy enough to find, but the same can't be said for a complete second free action figure set. Click the link above to have a closer look at a pretty tough collectible to find!
Posted by D_Martin on January 12, 2017 at 12:47 AM CST | Forums
In the post-Lucas Star Wars that has given us toys with rather specific names like First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader, Tasu Leech (Kanjiklub Gang Leader), First Mate Quiggold, and Supreme Leader Snoke, we look back fondly to the days when we had Greedo, Snaggletooth, Hammerhead, Yak Face, and Squid Head. Of all the classic Kenner era characters, we have a very special place in our hearts for Walrus Man and his sweet superhero costume. When we stumbled across this listing for a custom latex Walrus Man Halloween mask, we knew we'd never see anything better ever. Now we have the rest of our lives to live knowing we'll never see anything as awesome as this again...