We follow the stories of our heroes and villains. We're on a quest to know more, go deeper and make connections. We love Star Wars. We are Generation Skywalker.
The Modern Way : Episode XII
From 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 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.
Those Old Fossils : Episode IX
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.
We are Generation Skywalker!
The Modern Way : Episode XI
Stuart, Dan, Grant and Jez settle in for this month's 'The Modern Way'.
This months announcements give the team loads to sink their teeth into as they delve into the four Black Series Comic Inspired figures. We look at other announcements for Black Series, The Vintage Collection and Lego, as well as heaping more love on the latest Hot Toy announcements, with Fett and Bo Katan central to the teams praise.
Since the last show, Gina Carano has been fired from her role in 'The Mandalorian', we take a look at this and how it has affected the price of Cara Dune merchandise. We also look at Hasbro Pulse news with regards to their Fan Fest on April 9th and the news that Hasbro Pulse will expand to the U.K. The boys also take a look at the news that Hasbro are reviewing their packaging for the Black Series, as they try and reduce their plastic usage.
Dan takes us through his recent blog on Micro Machines, which you can find over at www.generationskywalker.com, 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 Cars, 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 Generation Skywalker community page on Facebook.
Loads to get involved in on this month's The Modern Way.
Enjoy the show.
We Are Generation Skywalker!
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.
The First 12 (Months)
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.
Those Old Fossils : Episode VIII
Reproductions in the vintage toy hobby has been a source of topic once again recently.
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 in the hobby and attacking the anti-repro groups. All four of the hosts on this show sit firmly in the anti-repro camp, BUT, does the repro supporting members of the hobby have a point, a reasoned argument so to speak. The team take the main points from the video and discuss them in depth. What damage do reproductions do to the hobby? Were reproductions more accepted in the earlier days of the hobby? Is there a place for reproduction in the hobby? Could the Facebook groups do more with regards to reproduction? Is it time to change opinions on reproductions? The boys discuss all these issues and many more and try to give a balanced discussion with regards to reproductions. Does the conversation change their stance? You'll have to listen in.
But that's not all this month as Craig has come up with an original way to display his loose collection away from the norm. He goes through it bit by bit. Is it a cool way to display? Or has he lost the plot?
All this plus much more from this months Old Fossils.
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We Are Generation Skywalker!
All things Star Wars, what’s not to love.
If you love Star Wars this is an awesome show!!!
Managed to binge 9 show in the last week... great content and company whilst driving in the car today. Top work, can’t wait for the next show guys. 🙌🔥🔥🔥
Fun and informative Star Wars Poscast
I spent the day today dismantling a built in wardrobe and listening to the ‘Generation Skywalker’ podcast and I must say it was the most fun I’ve had in ages. If Star Wars collecting is your thing you’ll love this podcast with its mix of modern and vintage news and opinion. With a wide variety of guest hosts and experts they cover all facets of the collecting world. If you’re looking to brush up on your Star Wars knowledge or want to take a break from the realities of modern life, give this podcast a spin. It’s also great to have on in your headphones whist doing menial DIY jobs. MTFBWY
Best Star Wars collecting podcast by far
This podcast has quickly become my absolute favourite collecting show. The coverage of different sectors of collecting is exhaustive but not exhausting. Modern, vintage, books and more, the lads on the show have it all covered while being very entertaining. Just one downside, it makes you spend more money 😀