Tommy and Yehuda write:
Welcome to the latest issue of Star Wars Community Digest, your place to get summaries about what's going on in the Star Wars collecting community across all of the forums and Facebook groups. We will present the news and current events each week, so that you don't miss anything. Please be aware that many of these are closed Facebook groups though, which means you will need to join them in order to read the conversations. But don't worry, it's free and almost instantaneous.
Participating Groups and forums:
Star Wars Displays and Advertising
Star Wars Records and Tapes
Star Wars 12 Backs and Early Vintage Collectors Group (A New Hope 1977-79)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Vintage Collecting Group 1980-1982
Star Wars: Return of The Jedi Vintage Collecting Group 1983 - 1985
Star Wars: POTF (Last 17) Vintage Collecting Group 1985
Star Wars: The "Dark Times" Collecting Group (1985-95, Droids & Ewoks, etc)
Jabba's Court - Vintage Star Wars Collectors Group 1977 - 1988
The Imperial Commissary - 1977-1985 Vintage Star Wars Toys, Buy Sell Trade
Power Of The Force Coins
Star Wars bootleg and knockoff collectors
Star Wars Micro Machines and Action Fleet Collecting Group
vintage star wars action figures
The RebelScum vintage forum
Jawa's Outpost (UK and EIRE Star Wars trading group)
If you would like your community to be a part of this feature, please let us know. We are always happy to include additional groups/forums in our summaries, but be aware that not every group can be featured every week.
In any case, lets get right down to it and get everyone caught up to date on what they may have missed last week...
Bucket Coin Find: Part 3
As you might recall from our coverage of the "Bucket Coin Find" in SW Community Digest Issue #1 and Issue #2, the find consisted of a large number of very rare coins, which showed up recently in damaged condition. Over the last few weeks, collectors have had many questions about the coins, and their authenticity is still debated in the community. The questions continued this week in the Power of the Force Coins group as yet more coins from the find have hit the market, with new allegations that the seller is shill bidding.
The full thread can be found here:
Bucket Coin Find Part #3
So That’s Why Those Vintage Droid Figures are so Shiny
How Are We to Know the Good From the Bad?
A Star Wars Community Digest Editorial
|Unmarked replicas are a danger to everyone|
On July 10th, 1982 Arpanet user "watmath!bstempleton" signed onto the net.sf-lovers newsgroup and told everyone about the movie he just saw. As it happened, he had seen a double-bill of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, neither of which was available on any kind of home video at the time. As such, the script and scenes still fresh in his mind, he thought himself in a good position to rationally argue whether or not Vader really was Luke's father. His final verdict? Well, read the thread.
His thoughts can be found here:
Star Wars and Empire, SPOILER