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We produce two regular roundtable shows – THOSE OLD FOSSILS, covering vintage collecting and THE MODERN WAY, focusing on contemporary collectibles – as well as shows exploring a wide range of topics from Star Wars books to Star Wars beer.
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Here's our Top 10 lightsaber battles in a 20 minute video.
Did your favourites make the cut?
Lightsaber fights are a unique highlight of any Star Wars story and over the last 45 years we have seen showdowns between every light and darkside heavyweight across movies, animated shows and, more recently live action TV.
In this show, the Generation Skywalker Committee has gathered, along with special guest Ian Trussler, to determine the all-time Top 10 duels.
Looking at battles from the original trilogy, prequels, sequels and TV shows, we cast our net wide for worthy combatants before voting to decide the final 10.
Did your favourites make the list?
Delve into this audio debate here.
A video run-down of the Top 10 Star Wars toys that should have been made in 1977 – according the Generation Skywalker Committee.
The Committee has reconvened to decide the Top 10 toys that Kenner should have made between 1977 and 1979.
Listen in as Stu, Craig, Jez and guests Marc Hockley and Peter Lee debate their choices. Will anyone big up Biggs? Does Porkins squeeze into the rankings? Who on the team will toast Uncle and Owen and Beru?
Enjoy the discussion then watch the the Top 10 video on YouTube and TikTok.
We've not done a 'This Morning' style sofa show before, so have a look and see how the format suits us.
It's a good way to get a closer look at these beautiful pre-production pieces, but there's also a blog here if you'd like to go even deeper.
If ever there were Star Wars items Craig and Mark dreamed of turning up, it would be these.
Listen in on this special one-off sofa chat as they discuss the pre-production find of their lives – from stumbling on an auction listing that seemed too good to be true and building a war chest, to some tense phone bidding and ultimately taking delivery of some of the most amazing original Star Wars art of the vintage era.
It's a candid conversation that explores how connected they are to these items on more levels than just childhood nostalgia, and an opportunity for you to hear about the artwork in more detail.
This represents a landmark discovery for the hobby and a very personal achievement for two incredibly passionate collectors. Some things are meant to be.
The Emperor, his Dignitary and his Royal Guard
Why do we spend time putting these epic videos together?
So you can take a tour of collections like Daryl Whitlow's Emperors and Chris Moorehead's Royal Guards, have a look at treasures from The Star Wars Collectors Archive with Ron Salvatore and get into lots of nitty-gritty detail with the Variant Villians.
Not to mention all the weird and wonderful finds from the GenSky team.
Skip to the bits you want or sit back and watch the whole show. It's all good.
The Emperor, his Dignitary and his Royal Guard
Join the Generation Skywalker team, Daryl Whitlow, Chris Moorehead, Ron Salvatore, Mark Andrews, Mark Baker, Jamie Acott and Will Mellish for a deep dive into our latest three figures.
Ron journeys into the realm of the 'Bald Emperor' prototype and throne room, Jez gets Daryl up at 7am to learn all about his passion for The Emperor and chats with Chris about his fantastic ERG collection – you won't want to miss either interview.
The Variant Villains give us the down-low on variants and Stu, Craig and Dan offer up a mix of Beyond the Toys treasures.
It's a Sith hot feast of greatness, covering Imperial badness.
The comprehensive modern Star Wars collecting podcast you can watch while you listen.
We've sourced, collated and edited together every image related to our chat.
All you have to do is press play.
It’s time to hang out, chat modern Star Wars, and let Stu, Dan and Craig be your guides through all the hottest news and announcements from Hasbro, Hot Toys, Lego, Regal Robot, Gentle Giant and many more.
We discuss the latest developments at Hasbro Pulse and what that might mean to independent retailers, catch up with the highlights from D23 and Hasbro Pulse Con and have a little reminisce about Toys R Us, in light of their recent online relaunch in the UK.
Things take festive turn with a look at some of the best Star Wars holiday offerings for this year and some recommendations of the best Star Wars advent calendars for you to get ordering before December.
From high-end replicas, to pocket money novelties – there’s something for every modern collector.
The Top 10 on-screen, one-to-one relationships in the Star Wars galaxy – according the Generation Skywalker Committee.
Join Stu, Craig, Jez and guests Marc Hockley and Peter Lee as they discuss the best on-screen, one-to-one relationships in the Star Wars galaxy.
In this new format show, you can watch the Top 10 on YouTube and TikTok, but here on the full podcast you can hear us discuss Star Wars duos in a committee!
Find out which pairings were considered and rejected, who's arguments swung the voting and hear Jez make his passionate case for Frog Lady and her husband.
Do you agree with our choices?
Who would you have liked to have seen included?
Fancy joining the committee?
Get in touch and let us know.
Darth Vader with Bill McBride
This enhanced version of our vintage Vader special is packed full of images and footage of Bill's epic collection, as well as photos and clips of all the other rare and interesting items we discuss.
Click play for a vintage Vader visual treat.
Darth Vader with Bill McBride
Universally recognised as the Darth Vader collector, this lifelong Star Wars fan holds the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Darth Vader Collection in the World’.
We would be honoured if you’d join us for an extra special look at all aspects of Bill's life as a Star Wars fan and a variety of his collecting highlights.
Bill shares some incredible collecting stories and covers all aspects of his Vader Vault from his mushroom tipped double telescoping lightsaber, to his treasured Ralph McQuarrie party favours, and his 1978 Darth Vader beer to his 1999 Japanese Motorcycle Jacket. (The less said about the condoms and Mr. Potato Head, the better.)
The show also includes two sections from the Variant Villains who open our minds to the plethora of differences in figures, capes and sabers. And Jez, Dan, Craig and Stu also cover a variety of other Darth Vader items to ensure that the greatest film villain in the Galaxy is truly honoured.
Listen to the chat, see the items, watch the footage.
As our love and knowledge of modern grows, so too does the richness of our enhanced podcasts.
With almost 500 separate images and clips to accompany our latest roundtable show, there's plenty here to inspire your collecting.
Beginning with a peek at what contemporary Star Wars collectibles the team has been buying, this episode of our modern collecting roundtable show takes a look at what happened when Generation Skywalker attended the recent London Film and Comic Con as part of the Star Wars Zone, as well as exploring the supply, quality, packaging and price issues that are angering parts of the Hasbro collecting community.
And of course we run through all the fresh releases from The Vintage Collection, Black Series, Hot Toys, Lego, Funko and beyond.
Where will Dan find the room for a 4 foot N1 Starfighter? Just how far will Jez's 'one from everything' rule extend? Will Stu be buying a pewter Fett bust for his mahogany panelled snooker room?
Click play and find out.
A walrus, a rebel, a biker and a droid
All the visuals, all in one place.
See all the collections discussed, websites referenced, deleted scenes debated and items examined – all from the comfort of one video browser.
A walrus, a rebel, a biker and a droid
With Jez, Stu and Craig along with collecting powerhouse and Star Wars community favourite, Lee Bullock forming the round table.
Alex Pardi joins us to talk all about his Cantina Collection, Ron Salvatore pops in to wax lyrical about his love of Walrus Man (and his collecting pet peeve). Andy Goulding talks 'Hoth Soldier' as part of his Rebel Soldier focus. (He says he's not a focus collector but he's fairly focused).
We also discuss the Biker Scout and Pop-Up Lightsaber R2-D2, with the Variant Villain team (Mark Andrews, Will Mellish, Jamie Acott and Thomas John) joining the crew throughout to run through the figure variants of each of the four chosen characters.
Is this our most vintage figure focused podcast yet? It's certainly our longest episode but it's pure vintage and nothing else.
What does the vintage wild find of dreams look like? Press play and see for yourself.
From a complete Early Bird Kit and an untouched Action Display Stand mailer, to the most pristine SKU footer Stormtrooper you ever saw – this is more a drool-a-long than a watch-a-long.
This is the yard sale find of dreams. Join Jez, as he interviews lifelong fan and collector Paul Jason who has recently managed to get himself an incredible find of vintage Star Wars toys.
Paul’s find gives everyone ‘A New Hope’ that the vintage we crave is still out there to be found.
Lovingly crafted with clips from the show and interspersed with scenes and imagery from the entire saga, this enhanced podcast adds an extra dimension our Obi-Wan Kenobi review and discussion.
Re-live the highs and lows of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series with the Generation Skywalker team as we sit down to discuss the entire six-part story in one, in-depth, spoiler-filled show.
We leave no force-lifted stone unturned as we get into the themes, fan controversies and easter eggs, and breakdown what individual elements really shone and what left some of us cold.
Cross referencing IMDB ratings with our own social media polls, there’s a general consensus, but not everyone on the team sees things the same way.
It was awesome to see Anakin and Obi-Wan go at it again, but have lightsaber stabs lost their sting? Is there more to NED-B? And did the discussion around Leia’s ladder need to have quite so much screen time? Listen in and let us know your thoughts.
We always say that the vintage collecting hobby is a very visual thing, so here’s episode 14 of Those Old Fossils enhanced with over 400 individual images and video clips to bring this month’s Four Figure Focus to life.
Can’t quite visualise a Ben Kenobi first shot? Couldn’t make out Dengar in the shadows of Jabba’s palace? Having trouble picturing an army of Klaatus? Want to see the original artwork for the Anakin cardback?
We’ve got you covered.
Those Old Fossils – our vintage collecting show – is here with the first of our Four Figure Focuses.
This month an incredible nine members of the global Star Wars community join Jez, Stu, Dan and Marc Hockley as they delve into: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Dengar, Anakin Skywalker and everyone’s favourite peg warmer Klaatu.
Matt George drops in for a brilliant interview on his beloved Ben Kenobi, giving some incredible insights to pre-production collecting. Jez discovers a brilliant Facebook Group dedicated to Klaatu (The Klaatorium – Star Wars Klaatu and Skiff Guard Memorial & Cocktail Lounge) and interviews three of its most enthusiastic members: Paul James, Barry Lewton and Dave Moore.
Ron Salvatore gives his brilliant take on Anakin Skywalker and Mark Andrews, Will Mellish and Jamie Acott from Variant Villains give the lowdown on each figure.
Lots of voices, lots of knowledge – all looking at these characters, action figures and the Beyond the Toys items that they inspired. Did we miss anything? Let us know and get involved.
Your pictorial guide to all the latest modern collectibles with some juicy video clips thrown in for good measure.
We’re back for our regular round-up of modern Star Wars toys and collectibles. And this time we have a special guest.
Toy shop owner, event organiser and all-round fan ambassador, Dave Tree joins Dan and Jez to look at the new releases, as well as offering up some fascinating insights into the workings of Hasbro and the toy industry in general.
This episode covers all the latest from our favourite licences and a few that have the team scratching their heads. What do we think to Haslab’s Reva Lightsaber project? How many retro prototype variants is too many retro prototype variants? And will anyone be ordering the £2k Lladro porcelain Vader?
Dive in to find out and hear more about the Star Wars Fan Zone at London Film & Comic Con and where Generation Skywalker fits in to three exciting days at Olympia.
The enhanced version of our big Celebration celebration. Lots of clips, lots of exclusive footage. It's a bit like 'Celebration: The Movie'!
Fresh from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022, Craig sits with Stu, Mark and Jez to discuss our collective experiences of past Celebrations and highlights of the one just gone.
Themed around the latest output from Disney, vintage and modern collectibles, social events and swag – it's a jam-packed show that takes in the key live panels, The Mandalorian Experience exhibition, Collecting Track, the Generation Skywalker-sponsored Hop Wars craft beer event and all the action from the show floor and beyond.
What was the first post-pandemic Celebrations actually like? What new Star Wars playing cards do Theory 11 have up their sleeves? And what are everyone’s plans for London 2023?
Star Wars events don’t come any bigger. Post show round-ups don’t come any richer.13
A visually enhanced tour through some of Jon's stories, projects and outstanding Palitoy collection.
A podcast episode that needs to be seen to be believed.
Generation Skywalker is all about passion, and fans and collectors don’t come more driven than our latest guest – Jon Aves.
In this interview, Jon takes us through some of his memorable Star Wars experiences, from trekking across the desert visiting the film sets of Tunisia, to meeting cast and crew to collect autographs on a very special quad poster in an incredibly short space of time.
But it's his stand-out Palitoy collection that really deserves your attention.
Quality like this doesn’t come without a huge amount of discipline, patience and tenacity, so sit back and marvel at some great collecting tales and guided tour of some world-class carded action figures and a truly outstanding array of unused boxed ships and playsets.
The watch-along version of our latest vintage roundtable with hundreds of images that bring to life our collector stories, auction reports and round-ups from the vintage Star Wars collecting hobby.
Those Old Fossils is back after a bit of a break, with a renewed focus and exciting plans for future shows.
Join us to find out what Jez has in store with his new figure-focused section, then settle in for more collecting stories from the team, a round-up of recent highlights from three major auctions and a look at the Palitoy Facebook Group hashtag that's got everyone posting.
Plus, there’s an exciting announcement about the next event we’ll be attending, that you really won’t want to miss.
After spending 31 days looking at a whole variety of topics in relation to Attack of the Clones, the Generation Skywalker boys reassemble one last time in its anniversary month to discuss what they've learnt, what they've learnt to love and what they've learnt to tolerate.
Have their feelings for Attack of the Clones changed?
You'll be surprised!
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Welcome to a pilot show for a new format where each show will have a topic, a Top 10 countdown and the discussion prior to the vote.
In this episode, Craig, Jez and Stuart debate the most memorable moments from Attack of the Clones, with some very differing views.
This Top 10 highlights that the Generation Skywalker boys like their Star Wars dark.
Don't agree with the countdown? Head over to the We Are Generation Skywalker Facebook group and join in the debate.
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Shows where we discuss lots of toys are always worth a watch on our YouTube channel.
This one is no exception.
Despite being the first theatrically released Star Wars movie not to have a dedicated toy line, Hasbro went all out for Attack of the Clones.
33/4 figures led with innovative action features and were loaded with accessories. The ships, vehicles and creatures were packed full of play value and the Geonosis Arena playset was one of the best in the company’s history.
Launched at a time when background characters received as much love as the heroes, the team take a look at some of the hits and misses from Hasbro and beyond – starting with the very first sneak peak figures and bringing us right up to date with the latest announcements from Hot Toys.
Our fun and insightful look at the costumes of Episode II, supported by some great behind the scenes footage and reference imagery.
We’ve looked at ‘art’, we’ve listened to ‘sound’, and now, as we move towards the end of our special Attack of the Clones month, we are turning our attention to another standout element of the movie – 'costumes'.
Stu, Craig and Dan explore the work of Trisha Biggar and Ian McCaig and their teams, as they appraise a number of key looks from both an ‘in-universe and 'real world' perspective.
It’s not every show where we get to talk 'antique lace', ‘the male gaze’ and ‘cosplay’ – so join us as we explore the costumes of a selection of key players and background characters, and of course, have a good rifle through Padme’s eclectic wardrobe.
George Lucas and Skywalker Sound live by the rule ‘sound is half the picture’.
Join us as we look, well… listen to the wonderful work of Ben Burtt, Matt Wood and the masters at Skywalker Sound for a show that takes you deep into the incredible sounds of the Attack of the Clones.
Discover how dolphins, vintage aircraft and mating penguins all played their part in creating the soundscape of the galaxy, as Jez leads an exploration that will change your perception of the movie forever.
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Experience our lovingly crafted rich media Attack of the Clones tribute as it was designed to be experienced.
Star Wars : Episode II : Attack of the Clones premiered 20 years ago today.
We have been celebrating all month, but as an extra special treat we've also curated and assembled a collection of behind the scenes clips, archive news and TV footage into one mega tribute to a chapter in the Skywalker story that has sat too long in the shadow of more revered movies.
Come with us back to 2002 for a journey across the stars.
An episode exploring the Attack of the Clones creative campaign, concept work and fan art – it's shows like this that are the reason we enhance most of our podcasts.
In 1977 a Star Destroyer flew over our heads and the Hildebrandt brothers turned in an mesmerising poster to promote a new space fantasy movie. Star Wars has continued to push the limits of visual artistry on and off screen ever since.
And Attack of the Clones was no exception.
Stu, Jez and Craig go deep on this one, as they explore the marketing campaign – from the teaser poster and Drew Struzan's stunning artwork, to the unusual strategy and some of the clever tactics employed to encourage people around the world into cinemas.
The team also look at the concept work of Doug Chiang and his team, examine the influence of Art Nouveau on the film and cherry pick some of the best licensed and unlicensed art inspired by the movie.
Episode II? A missed opportunity to be brilliant?
Not for Prequel and Attack of the Clones superfan Matthew Schoenfelder.
Matthew joins Stuart to discuss why this film works for him and why he feels the need to defend the prequels on social media at every given opportunity.
It's a refreshing discussion with a fan who sees the positives in ALL Star Wars, even if it's sometimes flawed.
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Pull up a chair, we're sticking the Clones DVD in our HD ready widescreen surround sound TV.
Fair warning, we do plan to talk through it.
Join Stu, Jez, Craig and Dan for a big watch-along as we start to get into our special month of Attack of the Clones shows.
As longtime fans who are heavily invested in Star Wars, what exactly does everyone think to this film? Which bits work and which bits don’t? And what tidbits of info have stayed lodged in our brains all these years?
Consider this your formal invitation to hang out with the boys for 2 hours and 25 minutes as they candidly air their views in real time.
Setting the scene for our special Attack of the Clones months with some actual scenes from the movie, photos of what Stu, Jez, Craig and Dan looked like in 2002 and much more besides.
May 2002 saw the release of the second chapter in the Skywalker saga, and Episode II : Attack of the Clones instantly rocketed to the bottom of a lot of fans’ lists of their favourite five Star Wars movies.
Its detractors are often quick to point at the bad dialogue, wooden acting and poor cgi, so why would Generation Skywalker dedicate a whole month to exploring a film most people are lukewarm about at best?
Because we we are convinced there’s more too it – things we’ve maybe missed and elements that certainly deserve closer examination with the hindsight of 20 years.
So join us as we set the the scene, with this short episode to kick-off 31 days of shows, unboxings and social posts that will explore the best and worst of the movie and its legacy.
Think you know Attack of the Clones?
We talk about it, you get to see it on screen.
And there's always lots to watch in the enhanced versions of our modern roundtables.
Our modern collecting shows are always crammed with news and reviews of the latest Star Wars collectible releases – and this one is no exception.
We have all the latest on Hasbro’s Star Wars licence renewal, a watch of the Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer, a look at how recent TV shows are affecting the prices of older toys, thoughts on our freshly landed Razor Crests and of course, a run down of what’s new from Hasbro, Lego, Sideshow and all the other things we like to chat about.
So join us to hear Mark get nerdy over Nerf, Stu get geeky about new tikis, Craig get a teeny bit excited for tiny toys and for Dan's hot take on Hot Toys stands. This is the Modern Way.
Packed with footage taken at Echo Base Live, this enhanced version of our round-up is great for those who want to re-live the event and essential for those who missed it!
Echo Base Live returned to Redditch at the start April and Generation Skywalker were there to capture what went on at the biggest and best Echo show yet.
Join us, as we discuss everything from what we spotted on the dealer tables and what we bought, to the guests, cosplay, swag, fundraising and other activities.
It was a great event, but you don’t have to just take our word for it as we have Mark Baker, Richard and Seth, Chris Lawrence, Dan Adey, Nick Dykes, Adam Pemberton, Phil Parker, Lee Gregory and Michael Havens all giving their views on the show too.
How much did we end up raising for the Echo charity? Do we think the £38,000 carded Palitoy VCJ was worth the money? What did Femi think to Mark’s Rancor impression? Listen and find out.
The 10th Echo Base Live Star Wars show comes to Redditch on April 2nd 2022 and what better way to celebrate, than a special look back at past events and a peek at what to expect this time around?
We hear about Echo Live's origins along with some personal highlights from Adam Pemberton, and Wayne Totty also drops by to discuss how the event has evolved, the tremendous charity work Echo Base does and which guests will be in attendance.
Plus trader Tom Scaife pops in to tease a few items he'll have for sale, as well as discussing former events including his first show where he rocked up two hours late to set up!
We also catch up with Echo's resident DJ Trev, who will be providing the soundtrack for the event and talk to Andy Preston about why he loves Echo Live so much.
All this, plus our own views on the show and what we are each looking forward to on the day.
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Our most detailed and live action-y enhanced podcast to date.
A highly recommended watch for anyone wanting to re-live the show and look deeper into its themes and influences. (Although if you click the link and it goes nowhere, Disney's legal team clearly didn't agree.)
Now that the dust, sand and spice has settled, the Generation Skywalker syndicate takes an in-depth, spoilery look at all seven episodes of the recent The Book of Boba Fett TV series.
We chart the highs and lows, shine a light on the main references to the wider Star Wars saga and painstakingly try to capture the bulk of the nods the show constantly makes to other classic movies.
With the benefit of few week’s distance and repeated viewings, the team also bring their personal stand-out moments to the table, as well as their own interpretations of some of the many themes the series explores.
It all makes for a great podcast.
And an even better video!
Dan's interview with Lee Ward peppered with lots of spicy Hot Toys pics and clips.
Lee Ward is a collector and independent retailer of Hot Toys. On this show he sits down with Dan to discuss his Star Wars collecting journey, from seeing The Empire Strikes Back in a Weybridge cinema in the early eighties, through to performing Instagram Hot Toys unboxings with comedian Keith Lemon.
He discusses the genesis of his store The Good, The Bad and The Robots and how Paddy McGuinness, as well as many other celebrities came to be his customers.
As well as selling Hot Toys, he collects furiously and admins several Hot Toy groups on Facebook. Join us as we discuss the trials and tribulations of Hot Toy collecting, from sequel troubles to the dreaded customs charges.
Our latest Those Old Fossils covers such a broad spread, that we have illustrated it all here so you can see what we are talking about.
Letraset counter top displays? Yep.
Wallace Berrie medals? Sure.
Huffy Speeder Bikes? You bet!
It’s the first Those Old Fossils of 2022 and the team have assembled to review their most exciting purchases of last year.
From vintage jewellery displays to Clipper mailers, there are some fascinating items and great stories brought to the table for discussion, before Dan takes us on a deep analytical dive through the results of January’s C&T Auction.
As vintage gets harder to find and more expensive across the board, our main topic explores the idea of community and ‘networking’ as the team share old tales, past examples and tips for new collectors.
As Boba says: 'You can only get so far without a tribe.'
We round off with a look at what’s on everyone’s wants lists – from the common, to the do-able, to some la la land items the lads have their eyes on.
If you couldn't be at December 2021's Farthest From, this is probably the next best thing.
Many thanks to Jason Smith for letting us use his photos, this enhanced version of the podcast wouldn't have been the same without them.
Two years since the last Farthest From had taken place, December 2021 finally saw the return of the much loved event and Generation Skywalker were in town to capture everything that went on.
Now, a month after the event, the team look back at what was an amazing return to the vintage Star Wars collecting gathering.
Not only do we get the thoughts and memories of the Generation Skywalker team, but we bring back a host of interviews recorded at the event. David Tree, Steve Davies, Rob Marsh, Peter Lee, Chris Mann, Mark Newbold, Marc Hockley, Wayne Totty, Jason Smith, Jon Aves, Lee Bullock, Drew Tegg, Darren Hayman, Andrew Norton and Andrew Karnecki all stop by to discuss their experience of the weekend.
Who even attempts to illustrate a two-hour overview of a whole year of modern releases, with photos, screengrabs and videos plus items from their own collections?
To kick off this year's run of Modern Way episodes, we are looking back at 2021 and forward to 2022.
Dan tots up all the figure releases from The Vintage Collection, Black Series and Hot Toys, before guiding us through what else has been announced in recent weeks, whilst the team are on hand to offer up their top picks from the whole bunch.
And of course, we wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't examine the failure of the Haslab Rancor project. What went wrong? What could have been done better? What effect this will have on future Haslab Star Wars projects?
All this is topped and tailed with some personal collecting highs and lows from 2021 and plans and hopes for the new Star Wars-packed year.
The UK's premier Vintage Collecting show returns after a two year hiatus.
Stuart, Grant, Jez, Mark and Dan sit down to reminisce about previous events and as they discuss highlights, purchases, social stories amongst other things, the excitement for the return of the show can be heard in all their voices.
Dave Tree, Mr Farthest From himself, joins us to discuss the origins of the event, his personal highlights and what to expect from this one – whilst Dave Shorter, Marc Hockley and Jason Smith all drop by to share their memories too.
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What good is a gift guide without the images?
Not only is this episode a visual feast, it's also Stuart's first crack at a visual edit and it's transition-tastic!
Buying Christmas gifts for the Star Wars fan in your life gets harder each year, so here's the team to help make the task easier this festive season.
Breaking the guide down into four age ranges – Pre-School (up to 5), Primary (6-11), Teenage/Secondary (11-17) and Adult (17+) we are offering up give three main gift ideas (over £25), three stocking fillers (under £25) and a left field item, whilst also revealing the best places to purchase things and the current price you'd expect to pay.
Although the team do get a litte distracted with a nostalgia trip over video rental shops and the Kays and Argos catalogues.
From the hottest gifts on the market to creative fun items – there is something for everyone in this fun filled festive Star Wars guide.
Sometimes, our enhanced podcasts are close to being two-hour long documentaries – this is one of those times.
Crammed full of stills and footage of everything from the often overlooked Droid Factory winch, to rare cardbacks, it's also a treat for illustration fans, with lots of fabulous artwork by
Arnaldo Putzo, Brian Bolland and Frank Langford.
This episode of Those Old Fossils takes some deep dives into specific topics – Grant looks at focus collecting, with reference to his own TIE Fighter Pilot focus, Jez explores the vintage Droid Factories and their legacy, Craig's new blog has made him very nerdy about Look-In magazines, and Mark runs through the evolution of Star Wars Palitoy ads of the 70s and 80s.
It’s a packed show that also takes time to discuss Mark’s recent appearance on Toyshop On Tour, Jez raises the confusing issue of historical toy line classification and we have a little look at our plans for December’s Farthest From.
When it comes to a podcast talking about visual art, of course we are going to recommend you check out the enhanced version.
All of Darren's paintings are here and much more besides.
Songwriter, musician and artist Darren Hayman sits down with Craig to talk about how the re-discovery of his childhood Star Wars figures has inspired a new set of paintings, some tentative steps into collecting and his first ever attendance at a Comic Con.
From his beginnings with much-loved indie band, Hefner, to a solo career that has seen him bring his enquiring mind and unique creative perspective to everything from open air swimming pools to the Essex witch trials, Darren’s latest project sees him tapping into the magic of vintage Star Wars.
Join us for a tale of action figures loved, lost and found again, Darren's memories of experiencing Star Wars in the UK in the mid 70s, his thoughts on the success of The Mandalorian, and discover how he is adapting his painting style to produce work that not only captures the look of his old figures, but their spirit too.
It's work made with acrylics and a lot of love.
See all the old EU characters as we discuss them and have a look at just what is going on with those Shadows of the Empire Topps cards, in this enhanced version of the Book Month 2021 round-up show.
Join Stu, Craig and Jez as they look back on all the highlights of Book Month 2021, which this year featured Becca Benjamin, Brian Cameron, Mark Mulcaster and Stephane Faucourt.
Has a month of shows focused on Star Wars literature influenced the team? What has Stu been buying? What has Jez got on his reading list? Just how much sex and violence is portrayed on Craig’s new Shadows of the Empire trading cards?
The answers are all here, plus there’s a blow-by-blow recap of our Eulogising Legends knockout competition, exploring which Legends characters you think are worth bringing back into future Star Wars movies, TV shows, books and comics.
Things get tense and friendships are tested as Craig reveals the ultimate winner of the nail-biting final.
Yeah, we had to look-up some of these obscure book and comic figures too!
Don't worry though, they are all collated here in this enhanced podcast so you can watch along.
This edition of The Modern Way celebrates the crossover of modern Star Wars toys and literature.
The boys get together to count down a top ten of figures inspired by the books and comics from the Star Wars galaxy, including a nostalgic look back at the Shadows of the Empire line from the 90s.
From Mouse and Princess Leia in her areobics wear, to the heavy metal stylings of Nom Anor, it's a fun look at some of the more obscure toys from the modern era. Join in and see exactly which figures got the team all excited and straight onto eBay.
Have a peek inside the pages of Stephane's new book 'The Legendary Advertisements 1978-1985' in this enhanced video version of Show 053.
Stephane joins Generation Skywalker during Book Month to discuss his stunningly beautiful new book, 'The Legendary Advertisements 1978-1985' which looks at Star Wars advertisements during the vintage era, and covers everything from toys through to Milky Way chocolate bars.
Stephane gives us an insight into where the idea from the book came from, through to its completion and we also also discuss his previous books and working relationship with co-author Yann Leroux.
From one Squid Head to Another – a truly endearing interview.
The Star Wars community was saddened this week to learn of the passing of one of the friendliest actors in the franchise, Gerald Home who is best known for playing the ROTJ character Squid Head. Gerald always had time for the fans, would greet everyone with the biggest of smiles and was clearly happy to share his stories and experiences.
In 2015, he was kind enough to be interviewed by Jez’s son Leo who was 9 years old and had been given the nickname Squid Head by Jez several years before!
This interview beautifully encapsulates Gerald’s involvement with the fans. Even though the sound quality isn’t the best, the GS crew feel that the Star Wars community would love to listen to this interview.
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You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but if you watch this enhanced version of our Aftermath chat, you can at least see all the images we reference.
It's worth a watch for the beautiful Brazilian covers alone.
The Aftermath books tell the 'official' story of what happened after Return of the Jedi. And for Book Month 2021, we've invited Mark Mulcaster and Brian Cameron from Fantha Tracks to join Stuart and Craig to take a closer look at the trilogy.
From the general story arc and key characters, to the cover designs and the initial reaction of fans and detractors – it’s a series of books that divided opinion at the time, but how do they stand up six years and three sequel films later?
The unused Force Awakens Anakin's ghost concept? The Agents of Destruction print? Helmet Off, Heart Gone?
They are all here in the enhanced version of our Becca Benjamin interview.
Stuart and Jez chat with Becca Benjamin – host of 'Tarkin's Top Shelf' and 'Kanata's Castle' podcasts.
Becca is one of the busiest people in the community – whether it's podcasting, writing reviews, penning articles or titling artwork, Becca has always got a project on the go.
Her passion for Star Wars and especially the books and literature really comes across in this interview as we discuss her background and the areas that inspire her the most.
2021's Book Month Prologue show enhanced with lots of specially shot video and imagery of the books and characters we explore.
Book Month is back! And here's your primer for the next few weeks of shows, videos and blog posts. Join Stu, Jez, Dan and Craig for a quick look back on what went down last year and a run down of what's in store for October.
To get us in the mood, the team discuss what they have been reading over the past year, each bring one of their all-time favourite Star Wars books to the table and Craig launches our new Legends Expanded Universe knock-out competition.
The autumn is here and it's time to curl up with some good Star Wars book chat.
The enhanced version of the 13th episode of our modern review that gives you a proper look at all the products discussed with high res images, footage and lots of other good stuff.
The Modern Way is back with a round up of new products that reads like a 'who's who' of contemporary Star Wars licence holders – Hasbro, Hot Toys, Lego, Funko, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, GeekiTikis, Regal Robot and even a joyful look at Dr Squatch soaps.
We also discuss Haslab, with a look at their previous efforts, whilst breaking down their latest Star Wars offering. Fair to say, that the Rancor doesn't quite get the loving from the Generation Skywalker team that the Razor Crest got on its announcement. And seeing as we are all such experts, we give Haslab some pointers on things they could explore in the future.
As well as all this, we offer our own hot takes on the Slave 1 name change and finish with look at the UK indie music legend who has turned his hand to Star Wars art.
The enhanced video version for our 10th vintage show features lots of footage from Echo Live and, as always, images of all the items we talk about on the show.
Those Old Fossils returns to Generation Skywalker with all things vintage – no gimmicks, no games – just straight into the good stuff.
The team cover the return of 'Echo Base Live', after 22 months with no events or conventions. And what an event it turned out to be!
Jez brings up two areas of collecting to discuss, thanks to two recent purchases, as we examine both four-packs and Tsukuda M.O.C.s.
– and that's just for starters – the crew also look at the recent Vectis auction and why the Palitoy 45a Power Droid was so desirable, Adam Buxton's charity auction of his 'as seen on screen' vintage Jabba prompts a deeper look at all the Star Wars toys that have appeared on TV and in movies, and we marvel at the 'carboot sale find of dreams'.
All this plus the origins of the term 'chicken walker' – where else do you find vintage content this good?
Click on this watch-along version of our second trailer show and see all the trailers as we discuss them, in real time, all in one place.
The audio version is there for you to enjoy too, but with a show like this, the video version comes into its own.
If there was a shortcut to a Star Wars master's degree, this episode could be the primary dissertation and a really enlightening and enjoyable one at that.
Take your seats with the Generation Skywalker crew as they conduct a deep dive analysis of the Prequel trailers from the very first teaser for The Phantom Menace, to the hidden ‘mystery’ trailer for Attack Of The Clones and the arguably show-all spoiler trailer for Revenge Of The Sith.
Add in a selection of fan-made trailers and you have the full set. Jez is joined by Grant, Craig, Stu and Dan to dissect the trailers and give everyone a new hope for the prequels. This will make you want to rewatch them all! Seriously.
If you want to see all the beer can designs as we discuss them, plus clips from all the sketches and ads mentioned and images of all the toys we talk about... watch this.
If that doesn't tempt you, there are a few behind the scenes photos from the live recording too.
It's time for another beer show, and our drinks expert Kimberley is back from the bar with another round for us all to try.
Featuring Star Wars-themed beers from S43, Full Circle, Fallen Acorn, Northern Monk, J Wakefield and new offerings from Brew York and Original Stormtrooper Beer, there’s plenty for the team to sniff, taste and appraise as they collectively discuss the Mos Eisley Cantina and its various appearances in toys and other media through the years.
It's a big old Generation Skywalker extended family get together, with the regular team joined by Lee Bullock, Marc Hockley, Emma Burgess and Stu’s son Toby.
Recorded live in Stuart’s garden, what the recording occasionally lacks in clarity, it makes up for in good vibes.
There's an audio version of this show available, but to really get the best out of this discussion we recommend you give the video a watch.
Every trailer referenced is collated here, along with a few bonus extras.
Jez guides the team through a look-back at the cinema trailers of the Original Trilogy, in the first of a three-part series exploring how the promotion of the Star Wars saga has changed through the years.
From the cheese fests of the 70s, through to the current trailers on Disney+ – we start our journey with a palette-cleansing sample of big movie trailers from 1977, before moving on to the very first Star Wars teaser.
Join us as we discuss how the art of the trailer has grown from editing a few clips with some stand-in music and a voiceover, to the kind of thing that has halls full of people crying real tears at Star Wars Celebration.
What's a review of something without pictures?
Click this video to watch along as we chat about new announcements and recent releases, check out highlights from the GeekiTiki livestream and see just how cool Mark's prints look in Jez's new triple frame.
From Mandalorian pinball machines to Aztec-inspired Bobas – as Star Wars merch continues to come thick and fast, we explore all the latest announcements from Hasbro, Hot Toys, Funko and many more – including a special peek at what went down on the GeekiTikis May the 4th Livestream.
The team discuss what they’ve been buying and offer up some in-hand reviews of the Mando Retro Collection and the Tantive IV corridor, we take a look back at the Gentle Giant jumbo vintage figures and give a shout out to Misao Soaps & Candles – the independent makers we are championing with our competition this month.
Jez’s trip to the framers inspires a more in-depth showcase of Mark’s creative work, we discuss the #TimeforTonnika campaign and Stu unearths a decade old copy of SFX magazine which features a very fresh-faced member of the Generation Skywalker team.
At just under 2 hours and 50 minutes, this is our longest show yet and the accompanying enhanced version is suitably epic.
Have a look at our cherry-picked lots from the Dave Prowse auction, see our cherished items behind our collecting stories and join Craig for his detailed examination of on-screen weapons and accessories.
It's well worth a look.
Join Stuart, Mark, Craig and guest host Marc Hockley for a packed vintage show.
The boys celebrate the life of John Kellerman and look at the impact his book 'Star Wars Vintage Action Figures' had on our hobby. We also review some of the choice lots from the David Prowse Estate Auction taking place on May 4th.
The team share some collecting stories, one of which features the unique perspective of Ali Martin, whose chance discovery of a rare Helix item led him into the world of high-end vintage collectibles.
After last month's movie-led loose line-up, Craig returns to examine just how accurate Kenner's accessory allocations were. The team also breakdown the last 17, with a close look at each figure and an exploration of prices and how they've risen vastly over the years. Is the £2.5k that is often offered as the going price on social media accurate?
We also take a look back at Episode 8 of Those Old Fossils and explain where we will be taking the reproduction conversation next.
Watch along and see all the new announcements as we discuss them.
The gorgeous photography that Hot Toys do to accompany their new announcements is always worth a look, but in addition to that, this enhanced show also features video footage of The Sounds of Star Wars book and a whole bunch of digitally enhanced shots of the Micro Machines line through the years.
Stuart, Dan, Grant and Jez settle in for this month's 'The Modern Way’.
As usual, there are lots of new announcements, so join us for closer looks at the new Black Series comic-inspired figures, The Vintage Collection, Lego and the latest GeekiTikis rumours, as well as a big old love-fest for the new Hot Toys releases of Boba Fett and Bo Katan.
Since the last show, Gina Carano has been fired from her role in The Mandalorian, so we take stock of the latest prices of Cara Dune merchandise, explore the Hasbro Pulse UK news with regards to their Fan Fest on April 9th and also what the company is considering to reduce the amount of plastic they use to package toys.
Dan takes us through his recent blog on Micro Machines, as the boys reminisce about the 90s and Galoob's part in the Star Wars Universe (and yes we are aware it is Galoob, even though the author of the blog often refers to them as Galoop!).
As well as all this, we have potato tent pegs, Formula One predictions, toys in the Star Wars movies and a wonderful Rey print from the brilliant Nerd Head Designs, which you could win by heading over to the We Are Generation Skywalker community page on Facebook.
Seth's set so far, his stunning Collector Displays cabinet and rare footage of two 6-year-olds smashing figures around a 44 year old cardboard Death Star – it's all here to illustrate some great insights into what it is like to start out collecting vintage in 2021.
As older collectors, we sometimes wonder where the next generation of vintage obsessives will come from.
Meet 11 year old Seth and hear how a chance encounter with a Rebel Commando in an old toy box set him and his dad, Richard, on a path to complete a loose run.
It's been an online, locked-down journey of discovery for Seth and is proving an enjoyable nostalgia trip for Rich too. Though, with both of them being brand new to the hobby, there have been the inevitable mis-steps along the way.
It's enlightening to hear such fresh perspectives on collecting, as Seth chats about repros, grading, the Dagobah playset and his indifference towards Jar Jar Binks and animated Clones. This boy has a vintage head on his young shoulders.
Along with some choice reminiscences from Rich and reflections on Craig’s attempts to spark the collecting bug in his own children, it's an interview that will strike a chord with anyone whose parent/child bond has been strengthened by a shared love of old Star Wars toys.
All the best bits from 38 shows, condensed into a handy two and a half hours.
If you only ever watch one of our shows, watch this one.
It’s our one year anniversary and to celebrate our 'first 12' months, you’re invited to party with us as we look back on a jam-packed year of fascinating stories, enthusiastic debates and in-depth showcases.
As well as all our best bits, we lift the lid on the whole Generation Skywalker project, with an informal look behind the scenes of everything we do, why we do it and what we plan to do next.
And with contributions from over 20 fans and collectors, it’s a great overview if you are new to us – and a fun look back, if you have been with us from the start.
Most of all it’s a big 'thank you' to anyone who has clicked and listened since we got things off the ground last spring. We really appreciate it.
A faithful reproduction of Show 038, although you can tell it's not the original, because this one is a video and comes with lots of pictures and footage.
Never let it be said that Generation Skywalker doesn't cater for the pro-video / anti-audio members of our audience, as much as it does the pro-audio / anti-video listeners.
Repros in the vintage toy hobby are always a hot topic. Stuart, Craig and Mark are joined by special guest Lee Bullock to discuss the issue.
Retroblasting's, Michael French, recently posted a video defending the use of reproduction items and attacking the anti-repro groups. All four of our hosts sit firmly in the anti-repro camp, BUT do the repro supporting members of the hobby have a point?
The team take the main points from the video and discuss them in depth. What damage do reproductions do? Were they more accepted in the earlier days of the hobby? Is there a place for any reproduction part in the hobby? Could the Facebook groups do more with regards to finding some middle ground? Is it time to change our opinions?
Does the conversation change their stance?
You'll have to listen in.
But that's not all, as Craig has come up with an original way to display his loose collection and he goes through it bit by bit. Is it a cool way to display? Or has he lost the plot?
All the chat with all the pics.
See what we've been buying and watch along as we discuss all the new Lucasfilm projects, the latest product announcements and all the toys released on the back of both seasons of the Mandalorian.
Now the dust has settled on the second season of The Mandalorian, the boys take some time to revisit the toys from the show. They look at what we've already received, then discuss their hopes for what we could see in the future.
We also take a look at a poll that ran across several collector Facebook groups and what the general thoughts are from the community.
The team recap all the recent Lucasfilm announcements and predict the impact that so many projects will have on the world of toys. Will we see a flooded market place with just main characters? Are background characters now a thing of the past?
As well as all this, we look at the recent announcements from Black Series, Hot Toys, Gentle Giant, Toy Box and Funko, as Mark falls head over heels in in love with the newly announced Valentine Pops.
As promised Jez and Stu are back for the final Running Stormtrooper podcast. Did he complete the 1000 miles in armour in 2020 challenge for Make-A-Wish and Spread-A-Smile charities? Or was the final push of 143.5 miles in 20 days just too much?
You’ll have to tune in! Regardless of the outcome, here are the highlights of the year-long challenge including wthe time he stopped a 747 'Jumbo Jet' in it’s tracks and when a BBC presenter admits live on air that she was getting ‘a little bit sweaty’ when interviewing Jez.
The lads are joined by Steve Buckley of the UK Garrison, who takes us back to 2015 and explains the origins of the UKG and wider community support for this crazy project, he also fills us in on what the UK Garrison have been up to this year.
This one is slightly longer than usual but there is a lot to cram in, after all – it's time for the Stormtrooper to end.
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One of our most image-packed enhanced podcasts to date.
Covering all the releases from our favourite Star Wars licence holders this year – we've sourced the best quality images we can and collated them all here for you.
It's the final show of 2020 and what better way to end the year than to review all the highs and lows from the world of modern Star Wars collecting.
Stuart, Craig, Grant and Daniel take us through the 2020 releases for The Black Series, The Vintage Collection, Hot Toys, Lego and much more besides – but were our hits and misses the same as yours?
Join us to close out this dreadful year and welcome in a new one full of hope (and toys!)
Watch along as you listen to this great interview with collector, Zia Rezvi.
This enhanced version of Ep 34 features high resolution scans of his original scrapbooks and MOC runs that have to be seen to be believed.
Generation Skywalker are delighted to welcome Zia Rezvi to the show to discuss his collecting habits and history.
Zia sits down with Stuart to explore what he calls his 'three phases of collecting'.
Phase 1 (1977–1983) – books, magazines, scrapbook, trading cards and stickers. Phase 2 (1994–2005) – Topps trading cards, vintage and modern. Phase 3 (2011–present) – Vintage Toy Collecting.
The pair also discuss Zia's background – from seeing the movie in Belgium on release, to his five favourite runs in his collection. Some beautiful items and some wonderful tales.
Back during May's episode of 'Those Old Fossils', Jez made the statement: "Give me a quiz on the original trilogy movies and I'd pan the lot of you".
And so here we are to see if his arrogant boast can be backed up.
Jez takes on Craig, Grant and guest Marc Hockley as they go head-to-head in Classic Original Trilogy Trivial Pursuit.
Join in and answer the questions before they do and see how you get on.
Will Jez deliver? Will Grant send that email to Parker Brothers? Will Craig answer a question with something other than 'Princess Leia'? Is Marc Hockley really there to make up the numbers (according to Jez)?
Listen in and find out.
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Watch Nick Owen talk vintage Star Wars on BBC Midlands Today!
See the boxed ships that 'look like they've been stored in a jacuzzi'!
Marvel at images of Mark as a young child and a teenager!
It's all here in the enhanced version of Those Old Fossils Episode 7.
Grant, Mark, Craig and Stuart settle down to discuss vintage Star Wars with a focus on the state of the hobby at the end of a horrendous 2020.
With the pandemic hitting hard, unemployment on the rise and uncertainty around when all this will end, the team admit that they all thought the hobby would take a battering over the year, but with prices spiralling out of control, how wrong they were.
The boys look back at some of the stand-out auctions from 2020 – from C&T Auctions early lockdown Palitoy-heavy sale, through to the final ever Astons auction – delving into the highlights and looking at some of the insane prices certain items went for.
Are current market values actually sustainable? It's a hot topic that gets some great discussion flowing.
This YouTube video really is the format we'd recommend to watch this particular episode.
Go on... watch it along with us. You know you want to.
Following on from our Holiday Special 'Special', Dan, Craig, Stuart and Jez get together to watch the Holiday Special in it's entirety.
What new insights and observations will they offer up?
At the time of recording, none of them have watched it for many years (apart from Jez who made his wife watch it just 24 hours before!) and we're inviting you to listen along to their reactions as they happen.
There's even a little bit of post show analysis as they each give it a rating out of ten. Will there be high scores all round? Or will there be detractors?
The perfect companion to SHOW 030.
Experiencing The Star Wars Holiday Special with your ears is one thing – actually witnessing it with your own eyes is another thing entirely.
This enhanced version fuses clips from the much maligned 1978 TV special with stills and other material to bring our indepth overview to life.
"It makes us smile, but only because we are laughing at the utter horror. We laugh to avoid the pain." – Mark Beall
"Words have not been invented to describe how bad it is." – Alex Carter "
We could go on, but is The Star Wars Holiday Special really as bad as its reputation? Jez, Craig and Stuart to try to answer that question as they look into variety shows of the time, the plot, the music, the cast, crew and much more.
The boys also draw up their own Holiday Specials for a post-Force Awakens Disney release – Will Poe and BB-8 deliver salt from Crait to the Resistance to save Christmas Dinner? Will the 60 minute makeover team be able to rebuild Maz's castle? Will Han Solo's send off be as crazy as Ackmena using a conga to clear a Cantina? Listen in and decide for yourselves.
Some people like to listen to our shows whilst driving, or walking the dog, or dodging covidiots in the supermarket, and that's great – our regular podcasts have got you covered.
But if you're at home and want to occasionally glance up to see what we are talking about, stick this enhanced version on your telly or other device. It'll save you Googling 'Tiki Farm George Lucas mug'.
Continuing our run of shows for the festive season, Generation Skywalker brings you the latest edition of 'The Modern Way'.
Once again the team covers all the latest announcements, as we see yet more reveals for the Black Series and Vintage Collection lines – though the majority of this month's love is directed at the Hot Toys Tusken Raider and the four new Episode One Tiki Mugs.
Keeping with a seasonal theme, we delve into the world of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and discuss our favourite ever Christmas related figures, along with a look forward to what we're hoping to see in 2021.
What's better than an audio guide to Star Wars beer?
How about a guide where you can watch along and see all the cool can and bottle designs as we discuss them? Give this a whirl on YouTube and discover some great tasting (and great looking) beers.
Beer and Star Wars – they are more connected than you might think. Welcome to the first ever Generation Skywalker Beer Show.
Stuart, Craig, Jez, Dan and Mark are joined by beer expert Kimberley Owen, who takes us through a tasting of five Star Wars themed beers from Moor Beer, Tiny Rebel, Brew York and Original Stormtrooper breweries. She really knows her stuff and takes the boys out of their comfort zones, as she teaches them how to appreciate what they are drinking. We learned a lot, you might too.
Between drinks, Craig takes us through his latest blog post, which looks at drinking culture as portayed in the movies, TV shows and expanded universe, as well as a tour of Star Wars-themed beers from around the world, while the team suggests suitable ways of storing, serving and enjoying your beers.
You can explore all of our shows by category using the navigation bar at the top of the page, but here's a handy sequential list of links to our early episodes:
015 : HITTING YOUR TARGET (The Running Stormtrooper Podcast) : Audio Podcast
005 : THE DIECAST : PART 1 : Audio Podcast
004 : THE MODERN WAY : EPISODE 1 : Audio Podcast
003 : COLLECTING HOT TOYS with CHRISTOPHER JAMES LEDDY : Audio Podcast
002 : THOSE OLD FOSSILS : EPISODE 1 : Audio Podcast
001 : AN INTRODUCTION TO GENERATION SKYWALKER : Audio Podcast
Closer looks and deeper dives
Craig unboxes a new Princess Leia Or(ga)nament.
Dan's Mandalorian, upgraded and upscaled – but is bigger better?
Funko! Ho! Ho! Stu is stocking up for Christmas.
A ceramic Vader, based on some stationery, which was based on the action figure – Dan's money box is the tops.
Stu-per Trooper lights are gonna blind you.
If you think Grant's premiere paraphernalia is impressive, wait until you see who signed it!
More random stuff has turned up at Craig's house.
Dan reviews his latest Hoth Toy.
Join Jez as 'he walks' us through his new Endor Combat Playpack.
A special double-shot unboxing, featuring 'as seen behind the scenes' ceramics and an expert's opinion on Original Stormtrooper Coffee.
Dan bought the retro collection figures from the second season of The Mandalorian. This is the wave.
Craig's new water-based puzzle will amaze.
Is your Hoth Leia missing a blaster? Don't worry, she didn't have one in the movie either! Join Craig for a look at just how movie accurate the accessories given to vintage Star Wars figures really were.
Craig goes against convention and arranges his display of vintage figures 'from a certain point of view'.
Jez takes the team back to 2002 for another watch of the original trailers for Attack of the Clones.
A wild find for Jez leads to closer look at the phenomenon of European action figure 4-packs.
Discover the wacky world of vintage 'lianhuanhua' comics – they are Star Wars, but not as you know it.
A random eBay find of unused concept art prompts Craig to look into its history in the context of other vintage colour-in posters.
In 2020, a garage crammed with bin bags full of vintage toys were left to an elderly couple in their neighbour's will. Mark runs through the find and the resulting auction.
A quick history of tiki culture, Disney's long association with the movement and why its crossover with Star Wars is something to celebrate.
Dan runs down everything you need to know about collecting Star Wars SteelBooks in under 20 minutes.
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.
Our team is made up 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, Grant Criddle, Mark Daniels, Craig Spivey and Dan Burgess – we're looking forward to getting to know you.