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Our fourth vintage roundtable in a fully watchable format. Where we talk about an item, you'll see it on screen.
These really are turning into a halfway house between podcast and documentary. Maybe Nextflix will commission a 12 part series.
Or maybe not.
With top runner Stephen Savory, guest starring in this bumper episode, the team cover a lot of ground in the latest vintage roundtable.
Up for discussion this month are pack-in toy catalogues and paperwork – including a look at Yehuda Kleinman's excellent write-up on the SWCA and a debate around whether a boxed toy is complete without the papery bits?
The team also discuss the aftermath of Toy Toni and Baggiegate and what effect such scandals have on the market.
Repro peddlers 'The Fans Strike Back' are also put under the microscope and the boys highlight the Star Wars toys from their youth that left them confused.
Coming in at 2 hours, it's our biggest show yet, so dive in and let us know what you think.
The third modern collecting roundtable, jam-packed with imagery and video clips to bring the content to life.
Probots, the new Black Series packaging and helmet range, all the latest releases, plus a look at the team's picks for the best ever Leia figure – it's all here.
Well, it's all on YouTube.
The third edition of 'The Modern Way' sees the team settle down to discuss the new packaging for the Black Series 6" line, while Mark's latest purchase of a Black Series Boba Fett helmet sparks a look at the entire helmet range.
They also close out the Probe Droid discussion which has been rolling ever since we started our modern roundtable.
Stuart is also joined by Christopher Cooke to look at The Vintage Collection petition which is gathering pace, check out the link here to find out more.
As well as all this, the team look at all the new announcements since the last show, and also delve into the history of Princess Leia Organa figures as they all pick their favourite adaptations of her in her white gown.
Over an hour and a half of vintage chat, cram-packed with accompanying imagery and video clips.
Episode III of Those Old Fossils is loosely themed around The Empire Strikes Back with a look at some amazing ESB dioramas and a discussion around Boba Fett's lasting appeal to fans and collectors. There's even a little quiz based on the film's most popular toys.
You can also see highlights from recent auctions and have a look at what items have caught the team's eye on the 'Deal or No Deal' Facebook pages.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back with a look at the enduring appeal of Boba Fett and an inspiring Hoth diorama coffee table.
And while lockdown continues to see high prices, the team delve into the recent Vectis auction and explore the latest Facebook fad – 'Deal or No Deal' sales pages.
Plus Craig takes us through his latest blog post, as he explains why he feels the term 'oddball' is derogatory to some areas of Star Wars collecting.
All this, plus much more, including Jez announcing his favourite part of ESB is Endor!
When a top collector sums up his collection in five items, you want to see them right?
This enhanced version of our interview with Ross Barr gives you plenty of opportunity to look over the five key pieces (and a couple more besides) as he and Stuart chat through the items and the stories behind them.
Esteemed collector, Ross Barr takes us through his vintage collection in just five items.
He brings some fantastic, beautifully displayed treasures to the table and the final piece – a loose Darth Vader with frosting – comes with an incredible back story.
The interview also covers his involvement with Collector Archive Services, his amazing collection room and even other toy lines, including Masters of the Universe and GI Joe.
All the great audio of show 008 peppered with lots of high quality imagery to save you having to go and Google pics of the new Teebo.
From Mark Boudreaux's back catalogue to all the upcoming figure releases, plus our latest purchases, Grevious memes and more.
If we talk about it, we show it.
In this month's episode, the boys give some love to some of the toys Mark Boudreaux designed as he announces his retirement.
New York Toy Fair seems a lifetime ago, but we check out the announcements from there, as well as further reveals from Hasbro. Mark gives his honest opinion on the Carbonized Black Series Fett on the way – not sure he'll be investing in that one.
As well as all this, we take a look at the second wave in the Retro line and explore the best General Grievous figures released of the cyborg so far.
The enhanced video version of show 007 that lets you see, as well as hear, what we are discussing this month.
Includes lots of great Palitoy imagery, highlights from the C&T auction, and even a great photo of a 7 year old Craig under his Christmas tree – though it's worth a look for a glimpse at the current collections of our core hosts alone!
With everyone across the globe in different levels of lockdown, the team discuss various ways to spend time with your collections in isolation.
They look at the Star Wars Palitoy Facebook group's recent Top 5 thread, alongside a discussion around the Palitoy items sold recently by C&T Auctions.
After a great blog post over on the Star Wars Collectors Archive by Ron Salvatore, the team look at the Argentinian Pepsi promotion and recent fake sticker discovery.
And they begin their drive to discover and showcase collectors working with limited space to create kick-ass displays.
A special, enhanced video presentation of show 006 featuring a wealth of imagery and video content, including all the work that went into creating the range and the ideas behind the promotional campaign.
The show is available in our usual audio formats, but this really brings the story to life with never-seen-before concepts and visuals.
In 2017 Helix released a 40th Anniversary Star Wars range to celebrate their line from back in 1977 – and Craig, Mark and Grant Criddle played a big part.
This podcast takes you through the journey of how the 40th Anniversary range came to be – from connecting with Helix through a Twitter post, to the release and promotion of the line.
But that is only half the story. Join Mark and Craig as they relive this great story of fan passion and where it can lead.
Generation Skywalker welcomes you to join us for the first of a six-part series on the world of diecast toys over the years.
In this first episode, Stuart is joined by Andrew Norton – a diecast focus collector and owner/editor of www.vintagestarwarsdiecast.co.uk. Together they look at the first range of diecast vehicles, judging each one on its merits, as well as discussing the packaging, licenses, mailers and everything in between.
Join us for a fun ride through the land of die cast metal and all its wonders.
In first of our monthly Modern Roundtable shows, Daniel Burgess joins Simon, Mark, Craig and Stuart to chat about the sad end to the 5 p.o.a. line, where's best to purchase modern items in the UK, and the new Galaxy of Adventures 5" line, before looking at a selection of new and recently announced Mandalorian items.
Will Dan allow his child to open some modern figures? Will Mark allow himself to like anything modern? Will Stuart weaken and buy a Hot Toys figure? Listen in as the team all deal with their own modern issues.
Generation Skywalker welcomes its first ever guest, as Christopher James Leddy – one of the nicest guys in the universe – joins Stuart to discuss collecting Hot Toys. (A discussion which has since prompted Stuart to order a couple himself!)
Chris tells us what Hot Toys mean to him and why he collects the line. We discuss his own podcast channel – Sixth Scale Scavengers – and delve into his favourite items and what he's looking forward to from the upcoming releases later this year.
Our first Vintage Roundtable, and this month we're asking, 'why the hell do I collect this stuff?', as well as discussing Circus World and some special value yellow tape – which raises more questions than the team offers answers. Craig delves into the Chinese bootleg comic world of lianhuanhua, we explore the unproduced Kenner Sandspeeder and also take an appreciative look at the wonderful imagination of the Imperial Commissary members as they dress up as cardback art.
An introductory show and your chance to meet the five core hosts, learn a bit more about the concept behind Generation Skywalker and find out what we'll be offering over the coming weeks, months and years...
Closer looks and deeper dives
Our core team is made up of a mix of podcast veterans, seasoned collectors, and online fan site admins.
Chances are you'll have encountered at least one of us on your Star Wars travels. And if not, please meet Stuart Skinner, Jez Allinson, Simon McOwen, Mark Daniels and Craig Spivey – we're looking forward to getting to know you over the next few episodes.
We're all about passionate people talking about the things they love.
We're also about providing managable chunks of content that people can dip in and out of without overstaying our welcome. So, to that end, we are adopting a 'Rule of 5'.
Tour a collection in 5 objects... Learn the history of a topic in 5 photos... Here are 5 reasons why 'this thing' is better than 'that thing'... You get the idea.
Generation Skywalker provides an online resource of information and entertainment for anyone interested in Star Wars and its cultural legacy. Presented across key channels our content is as diverse as it is digestible and presented by upbeat and expert ambassadors of the fan community.