Thursday, February 18, 2016

'Chive Cast 70 - Steve Sansweet and the Creation of the Vintage Star Wars Collecting Hobby

Where do people get information about Vintage Star Wars collectibles? Before Facebook groups and podcasts there were message boards. Before message boards there was the Star Wars Collectors Archive. And before the Star Wars Collectors Archive, there was Stephen J. Sansweet’s 1992 book: Star Wars: From Concept to Screen to Collectible. It is the foundational document of our hobby and the book that created the vintage collector mindset. It introduced terms like Hardcopy and First Shot and showed the first photographic display of a pre-production "run" on legendary page 93. It was the first book to talk about both the creation and the collecting of Star Wars memorabilia from Gamorrean Guard banks to Darth Vader wax sculpts. This is the book that started it all, and Ron Salvatore helps us to interview the author on 70th issue of the SWCA Podcast.

Then, we get a dose of vitamin G with Chris Georgoulias who discusses a few hot topics of the day: the mr.klimko sales, the resurgence of Blue Harvest, and the Mailer Sample Rocket-firing Boba Fett. Come celebrate the beginning of the 7th year of 'Chive Casting!

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