Star Wars Collectors Galaxy
About This Show
A Discussion About Star Wars Toys & Collectibles from the Past, Present, and Future.
Most Recent Episode
Collectors Galaxy 44: The Sithsonian w/ Duncan Jenkins
Feb 8 2017
This week we follow up on some of the questions we got on last week’s Q&A epsisode, and we also introduce a new segment called “spotlight conversation”. In this week’s Collector’s Corner segment we are joined by the curator of the Sithsonian, a privately held Star Wars collection and museum, and a passionate member of the collecting community, Duncan Jenkins. Duncan is a pioneer in the community, and has authored several books with Gus Lopez on several subjects like prototypes, cast & crew items, and a whole lot more. Take a listen! Links: The Last Jedi “Force Friday” Event Coming September 1st? Full Cases of Baze and Chirrut Arrive at Dorkside Kmart Black Series Figures Getting Bundled/Prices Reduced Walmart Continues to Clearance Star Wars Toys High-Res Images of New Rogue One Figures Revealed Wave 4 of Rogue One, Not Cancelled,
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Rated 4 out of
mostly fun Star Wars toys talk, mileage may vary
This show is usually a lot of fun, 2 of the hosts seem to really take a lot of joy in collecting, 3rd guy just complains and digresses into fanboy nitpicking and derails the discussion, sucking all the fun out of the room. Claims to be a vintage purist, casually dropping hints at all the $ he's spending on rare figs, but then complains about how awful the modern toys are that he's also buying as if he has no choice. All seem like nice guys, just need to be more positive, but hey it's free, they can do what they want! Also way too much Funko Pop talk, pops are the worst! (yes, I'm aware of the hypocrisy there)
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 2 out of
A show full of potential, dragged down by elitism.
The Star Wars Collectors Galaxy Podcast is a terrific resource for collectors, with broad coverage of both modern and vintage collectible items, as well as films, TV shows, comics, etc. Clearly, our three hosts know their stuff - and aren't shy telling us that.
This is fine as far as it goes. A strong opinion, well argued, is always engaging even when it differs from your own. However, one SWCGP host continually feels the need to set himself up as the ultimate arbiter of all things SW, which is particularly evident in his regularly offensive rants about the 'scumbag' reproduction market.
As a relatively new collector (5 years in) of limited means, I simply can't afford the outrageously ridiculous prices that are now plaguing the hobby. As such, filling out childhood figure collections with repro weapons, capes and vehicle parts is not so much a choice as a necessity. And yet, when I listen to the SWCGP, I'm continually told I'm a scumbag for doing so and am contributing to the destruction of the hobby. Uh-huh.
This attitude, and the sneering way in which specific collectors are routinely insulted, really taints the podcast overall, and needs to be toned down. So, take your chances with this podcast - which delivers some terrific information and informed chat, but at a price...
Date published: 2017-05-01