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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
With so many versions of The Mandalorian and The Child being announced in every scale, it can be hard to keep track of what's what.
Watch along as we discuss all the latest releases and check out some cool old footage from 1999 too.
Hover Pram. That's the word of the month on this Modern Way.
Stuart, Craig, Mark and Dan are joined by founding Generation Skywalker member Grant Criddle, as he is welcomed back to hosting duties.
It's a Mandalorian and Phantom Menace feast this month, as the team look at the latest update on the Haslab Razor Crest, the Mandalorian Retro Collection line and many other announcements.
The team also celebrate The Phantom Menace trailer – released 22 years ago this month – with a trip down memory lane to discuss all the hype, toys and merchandise from around the release of Episode One.
See all the latest items as we discuss them in this enhanced version of our modern roundtable.
In an episode so full of new releases, this visual video will help you better understand the distinction between your Carbonised Caras and your Credit Collection ones.
It's the podcast your Amazon Echo Show was made for.
The constant announcement of modern collectibles over the last couple of months has made for another show, jam packed with all the latest toy news.
And it's all here, including the the amazing Haslab Razor Crest, the latest Vintage Collection and Black Series releases, Hot Toys, Funko Pops, Force FX Lightsabers, Polaroid cameras and the Regal Robot Rancor statue.
With certain items in hand, the team also review the Lego Cantina, Black Series Heroes of Endor set, Black Series Armorer and the latest Wampa release.
Dan takes us through his love of Steel Books, in reference to his blog post here and the boys also choose their favourite Chewbacca action figures through the ages.
Our enhanced podcasts really come into their own with a show like this.
In an episode where we cover tonnes of new and freshly announced items, it's nice to see exactly what are discussing – that's why we go to the effort of crafting these visual versions.
It's packed full of images, stills and little touches you don't get on the audio version, so If you've not experienced one of our YouTube extravaganzas before, this is a great one to start with.
The Modern Way is back with an announcement-heavy show as Stuart, Craig, Mark and Dan dissect all the latest news from the world of modern collecting.
Is the Tantive IV playset is better than the Freezing Chamber set? Have a listen and find out.
The Mission Fleet toys have just hit UK shelves and we give our full and frank opinions on the range.
Plus we discuss all the latest Black Series, Vintage Collection, Funko Pop and Hot Toys news, as well as taking a look at the new Lego Mos Eisley Cantina, which has got the team frothing at the mouth. In a good way.
If our 14th podcast was a feast for the ears, this enhanced version is a feast for your ears and your eyes.
Lots of pictures, lots of video clips and lots of love have gone into its creation.
There were some real 'hits' and 'misses' discussed in this month's modern roundtable.
Though one thing that's unanimously loved is Geeki Tiki, as Craig takes us through the history of tiki and how we ended up with Star Wars themed tiki mugs and other apparel. It's loved so much there's even a live purchase during the topic.
Though the love doesn't quite extend to the new Vintage Collection Carbon Freezing Chamber, which leaves everyone cold!
We also take a look at the Hyper Real figures and Han Bespin sculpts through the years, as well as discussing the new announcements for Black Series, Vintage Collection, Galaxy's Edge-inspired toys and the beautiful Hot Wheels Dagobah X-Wing.
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.
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.
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.
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