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Which vintage (and modern) Star Wars collectibles "won" the new Obi-Wan Kenobi show on Disney+Table of Contents: (Contains Spoilers)0:00 Intro8:32 # 10 Winner- Emperor10:33 # 10 Loser12:16 — Interlude about music 17:40 #9 Loser - R2 and 3P020:01 # 8 Winner - Jawa23:41 #8 Loser - Star Destroyer23:41 # 7 Loswer - Rebel Snow Speder28:34 #7 Winner - Im…
 
The Short 79 back season begins with Ewok Bowman, Lumat. Mattias joins to talk about Mechanicals, foreign carded figures, unlicensed ceramics and an epic, consequential market watch game. Part of the 122nd Chive Cast. Table of Contents:08:00 Grumpy Lumat’s Story and History16:47 Unproduced Zephee19:45 Skye-Ku21:28 Mattias Joins The Show24:54 What i…
 
Join Skye and Steve as they identify which vintage Star Wars collectibles won and which ones lost the “Book of Boba Fett”. Luke, Tuskens, 8D8, Rancor Keepers and all the Boba you can shake a Gaderfi stick at. Table of Contents: 3:43 2D Clone Wars Discussion6:57 #10 (X-WING / GAMMY)9:59 # 9 (R2 / 3PO)11:56 #8. (NIKTO, BARADA, WALRUS MANS, GREEDO / K…
 
SJoin Skye and Steve as the discuss the only toy based entirely on the emotion of grief. Ron joins to teach about rough clay sculpts, Palitoy ads, Dixie cups and Yupis. Plus, quite a bit of bear discussion on this month’s chive castTable of Contents:3:58 The value of the Worst Figure ever? Trump Stance? Bored?10:04 The Kenner and Palitoy Commercial…
 
Skye and Steve chuck the AT-ST driver out of the cockpit in this episode which reveals a shocking conspiracy about the character. Hardcopies, Sculpts, Alternate photo-art, lots of beautiful modern and some Australian cereal madness. Plus, what the hell is a mirr-a-kit? 02:15 The AT-ST talk begins Conspiracy20:06 Skye-Ku and Skye’s Ninja Story24:50 …
 
Duncan Jenkins joins us from the cobwebbed cloisters of his Sithsonian Crypt. Every item has a relation to Halloween, can you figure out what it is… before it is tooooo late???Table of Contents: 3:43. Finnish LIquorice 8:44 Hershey ESB Treys with Collector Cards12:21 Bootleg Rubber Toys 18:01. Spanish C-3PO Mobile 23:25 Scholastic News Explorer wit…
 
Two-pack of an episode! First The action goes boom with Mark Vanis and Jon Peck who talk about collecting the Face of Prune. Then on-the-ground reporting from skye at the Pensylvania International Collectors Event as he visits some of the best collections in the world. 2:53 The Hottest Lego set to get5:15 Prune Face Discussion Begins. Ablism. 13:52…
 
The Ewok warrior turned poet receives laser focus attention on this month’s episod as Ron Salvatore joins to ask “why in the world don’t more people care about Teebo?” Why don’t they care about alternate sculpts? Forgotten books? QC samples? Unproduced sculpts? Color-Me Cards? Table of Contents : 3:52 The Duality of Teebo7:01 Roland Welker of Ewoks…
 
How big were vans in the 1970s? Bigger than you can possibly imagine. Ron Salvatore joins the show to talk about the fad and how it interacted with Star Wars. Not just Kenner toys and the MPC model kits, but also the crazy custom painted vans of Mr. Van and a failed pitch to Kenner by the mysterious Mr. Van. Plus, what does it have to do with the H…
 
Share a half-smirk with Skye and Steve as they work their way through Han Solo in his Trenchcoat and by Harrison Ford in his Ennui. We talk about the figure from his head mold to his signature coat and from Singapore to Mexico. Aaron Longbine joins to talk about focusing on Trenchy and Todd Chamberlain teaches us about the enigmatic John Marco, the…
 
An episode so good it took two months to record! Jump aboard the Skiff with Skye and Steve as we contemplate the background character so good it he gets two outfits. Familiar face Ron joins to talk about “technical renderings” before OG Space Freak Beanie Wilkins talks about his collection. Then we jump across the pond to the east of England with A…
 
BOMBSHELL alert! There is a new never-before-known-about Kenner display in this podcast. Ron takes Skye and Steve on a tour through the early, early history of Kenner’s merchandising involvement with Star Wars. What was available in Christmas 77? Table of Contents: 3:15 Was Kenner stupid and lazy in ’77?6:56 The Early Bird Controversy11:57 Scholast…
 
Skye and Steve discuss the impact of Mandalorian Season 2 on the value of different vintage Star Wars collectibles. Boba Fett, Weequay, Troop Transports, Luke and more! Best of all, we introduce a new feature “Ask Ron a Star Wars Question.” Plus, the “Episode 7” effect is theorized and explained, Skye antagonizes Ahsoka fans, spoilers are discussed…
 
It’s a Steve-A-Palooza as we tackle the B-Wing pilot in all of his chin-strapped glory. Photo art, coin art, defining wood Patterns, McQuarrie images, bootleg Knock offs, underoos and Skye discovers a Swear word in a vintage commercial.6:23 Who is the #1 Focus collector in the World?13:56 How is a B-Wing supposed to be a “B”? (Making the B-Wing)20:…
 
The spooky Supreme Master gets to shine this spooky month as Skye and Steve talk about the Emperor, the bald Emperor, basement bounty hunters, micro emperors before being joined by Duncan Jenkins for some truly Duncan items. Then, Ben Sheehan and Mattias Rendahl join to talk about the adventure of publishing the new book on vintage Preproduction, t…
 
Wicket is crowned the best character in Star Wars in this packed ‘Chive Cast as Skye and Steve are joined by Ron who takes us to the “Wicket Chick” (Kori Bailey), “Mr. Wicket Chick” (Trent Bailey) and “The Wicket Person” (Todd Chamberlain) who talk about sculpts, molds and candy bowls. Plus, we are joined by Mark Rusciano and Coopie to talk about h…
 
Skye and Steve talk about the great rebel commando leader and Ewok Queen, Leia Poncho! Unloved storybook, ugly poster, international variations! Jesus Chris Georgoulias joins to talk about the fabled pink poncho and Holy Spirit Ron piles on to discuss vintage sculpts and their reusage. Plus, a deal or no deal debate and an actually entertaining Mar…
 
Skye and Steve talk torture with this episode about 8D8 and his role in Jabba’s Dungeon. We get into the original designs, proof cards, cromalins, prototypes and playsets. Then, completist extraodinaire Duncan Jenkins joins to talk about some unloved international cards and has his first installment of “How Duncan can you get?” Plus, a market watch…
 
Listen to this month’s Blog Log to learn than you could possibly hope to learn in a thousand lifetimes about Kenner vintage coloring books. We learn about Canadian variants, why kids don’t color inside the lines and Skye drops a language BOMB on guest Ron Salvatore’s head. Plus Steve has a nice time, he’s on this episode too, like usual. Table of C…
 
Skye and Steve begin their 11th season by taking a deep dive into the Sarlaac’s pit to discuss Nikto in more detail than you thought imaginable. Movie thoughts, hardcopies, fake hardcopies, mock ups, Hungarian calendars, surprisingly cool foreign variants, POTF price watch and a completely optional poetry slam. Let the 77 backs begin with Boba Fett…
 
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful pod, with Ron Salvatore at the helm of the SS. ‘Chive Cast. Listen as we check in with many different folks, in their cozy Covid confinement, lets us all have a toast. We’ll talk about topics broad and wide like scams, Pokemon, Led Zeppelin and prototype finds. With Jonathan Robinson, …
 
First Skye and Steve break down the Vintage “Winners and Losers” of the Mandalorian. You won’t believe the #1 loser! Then Ron joins to discuss the Yoda Draught of 1980 and early Yoda prototypes. Seriously awesome information!Table of Contents:00:54 Intro02:50 Fancy Steve Goes to the Movies04:38 Skye’s big time 501st Buddy08:15 Mandalorian Thoughts …
 
Lando’s Halibut Faced co-pilot takes center stage in this months show as Skye and Steve return to the silver mic once again. Broc Walker comes on the show to talk Nien Nunb Hardcopies, Toltoys, Sweepstakes fever, Proofs and coca-cola tumblers. This episodes features the great 2010 Hardcopy auction and outlines how a first shot went from Toy Shop to…
 
Jonathan McElwain joins the show to talk about all things vintage custom Star Wars cakes, before the dark times, before the Wilton license. Then he talks about Wilton! Also, a new fake item from Argentina is confirmed at the end of the episode. 00:52 Intro4:44 Comedy Bang-Bang Interlude5:32 Porg Cake Story8:13 Jonathan Mcelwain’s Heartwarming Cake …
 
It’s a strangely on-topic episode all about Lando in his Skiff disguise as Skye and Steve talk about the character, his outfit and a lot about his toys. Long time hobby mainstay David Gaule joins the show to discuss his absolutely incredible Skiff focus, to posit that many of his Argentinian prototypes might be fakes and to unveil a never-before-sh…
 
Years after Skye married Steve, Steve now marries Skye and the two go on a fantastic vintage Star Wars 100th episode honeymoon in Iceland and former Yugoslavia. It’s a deep dive in a shallow pool as we cover every single vintage item known of in the two countries that did not exactly have Star Wars fever. We feature stories of Steve’s cousins and i…
 
“The Honesty, which is kindness, that comes across as cruelty.” This episode is about collecting the Biker Scout, but it is also about the pre-Facebook / Post-Facebook collector divide. We talk about the rocket rider’s short snout and proofs while also penning an open letter to the unofficial leadership council of the FaceBook collectors. We invite…
 
What is a Protomold? How is it different form a Hardcopy? How was it made? Who made it? So many questions, amazing amounts of answes coming from Ben Sheehan, who just wrote the blog post about. Ron Salvatore joins to add his prototype knowlege, Steve keeps it on the rails, and Skye talks about his mom's underpants. In other words..its a typical 'Ch…
 
Jakub Burzyński joins Skye to talk about growing up buying bootlegs in Poland as well as his new book on the subject, Far Far Away.This interview was once a part of an April fools joke. If for some reason you want to hear and watch the original version (filled with weird jokes and music) then you can find it here: http://theswca.com/podcast/chive_9…
 
Ol’ Three Eyes is Back as Skye and Steve discuss Ree-Yees, his deleted scene, his original design, his cigar habit, his video game skills, his photo art, his sculpt, his trinoculars and even his dixie cups. Gus Lopez joins the crew to talk about the John Mollo sketch book, the unproduced White Witch and the 25th Anniversary of the Archive Panel at …
 
After speaking with Skye and Steve about collecting and the Great White North, Toby Black and Chris Porteous share their amazing interview with the production manager for all Star Wars toys in Canada, Gord Warren. You will learn a lot from this interview by one of the people actually responsible for getting the toys into the hands of children. We h…
 
Ron Salvatore joins Skye and Steve to discuss a beautiful and gigantic piece of unused ROTJ Kenner art. What was this Endor scene intended for? Was it for a never released display? What does it have to do with the Northern Renaissance? Is it, in fact, the greatest piece of Kenner art ever? Then, we go over ALL the details for tickets and premiums f…
 
Skye and Steve talk about the worst character in the Star Wars saga, Bib Fortuna. We discuss different colored capes, amazing toothpaste figures, dentist post cards, beezers, Paint-by-Numbers and then are joined by the #1 Bib collector in the World, Phidias Barrios. He regales us with the stories of his amazing collection and how it was made. We’re…
 
What is a grail? Is there a definition? What about so-called “Grail Inflation”? Is it about the objective rarity, or, about the subjective desire? Either way, Joe Yglesias’s most recent purchase of a Bootleg Uzay Mock-Up Prototype Hoth Troopie qualifies. He tells the 20 YEAR story of its discovery and purchase. 00:56 Intro to Switzerland02:55 Brick…
 
Skye and Steve peak behind the fake beard of General Madine with special guest focus collector, Broc Walker. We discuss the General’s Jedi outtakes, nugget of alternate sculpts, talk about head pulls, go deep on bagged samples from Macao, plus an epic Market watch game. Plus, Gus Lopez drops in from Argentina to give a brief and technologically abb…
 
Skye and Steve hit the road and record a show LIVE at some of the greatest vintage Star Wars collections in the world during the recent New York State Collector Event. We interview friends, family and collectors about their favorite items from the collections of Ron Salvatore, Yehuda Kleinman and Paul Chu. Plus, we take you with us as we walk, talk…
 
This episode features Kenner Puzzles in the US and Canada from 1977 to 1979. Ron Salvatore joins to discuss his article and Canada’s greatest know-it-all Scott! Bradley Bradley jumps in to talk about the Canadian versions. We learn about the mysterious disappearing rebels from the medal ceremony, the meaning of “electric mauve” and Canadian food pr…
 
This month’s podcast is dedicated Jabba’s squid-faced barge henchman and venetian blind enthusiast, Squid Head. Skye gives you the top five reasons this figure is hot as FIRE and Steve breaks down the character’s design just before Derek Webster stops by as the Space Freak of the Week (like Raphael Sadiiq). Ron R.A. “Ron-Ron” Salvatore Mundi stops …
 
Skye and Steve analyze and review Solo A Star Wars story by breaking down which vintage Star Wars collectibles will benefit from the movie which ones will suffer from it. From Snoopies to Troopies, Chewie to Han and from 3P0 to Gonk, we cover it all in our now traditional top 10 Winners and Losers lists . How can a new movie impact the collectabili…
 
Skye and Steve walk the plank with Weequay this month and discuss his Don Post Mask; his connection to Moby Dick; his cardback image; his original nameplate; his Blue Harvest faux prototypes (faux-totypes); and his original fate. Phidias Barrios joins to talk about his amazing run of our favorite Sandy-Wrinkled-Noble-Sailor-of-the-Dune-Sea and figh…
 
Love reigns supreme over the ‘Chive Cast when Skye and Steve host a round table of Rebel Commando connoisseurs comprised of Chris “What’s in the” Botkins; Stephen “Wward” Ward; and Chris “Special” Leddy. We cover it all from mock-ups, to blueprints, to Presto-Magix to mini-rigs. For the first time in years we really go deep to understand what makes…
 
Jonathan McElwain joins Skye and Steve to exhaustively discuss the 1977 Wonder Bread Star Wars Promotion. From the cards to the displays to the bags, we cover it all. Plus, Skye rambles some about the history of Wonder Bread. 00:54 Intro - Yes, we are going to talk about Wonder Bread Collectibles for an hour1:58 Wonder Bread Commercial from the 195…
 
Fratastic Pete, Skye and Steve discuss many important Vintage Star Wars auctions over the last 20 years with Ron Ron Salvatore and Chris Georgoulias. We briefly mention several auctions which we will return to at a later date, but go in depth on the following events: -The 2002 Celebration II Collector Track Auction-The 2007 Celebration IV Charity A…
 
Skye and Steve declare the Vintage Winners and Losers from the Last Jedi movie. It is filled with spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the movie..do not listen to it!On this unenhanced and un sound-effected ‘Chive Cast we answer the question “Which vintage Star Wars characters and collectibles were made more or less relevant, interesting and valuable b…
 
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