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Monday, September 01 2014 @ 02:28 AM CDT
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Time and Experience: Reflections on Visual Collecting

My Opinions

 

Let me tell you. I started pictorially documenting my collection back in 1997 with a "VGA Camera" that took (at the time) stunning 640px x 480px images. Using Paintshop Pro v7 on Windows 95 I got pretty good editing out the backgrounds. The image on the left is a sculpted schoolbox of Jar Jar Binks manufactured by Impact, Inc. that I shot and edited in 1999. At the time I had impressed myself by being able to capture and present the detail of the piece visually.

 

The image on the right is the same schoolbox, unearthed from my collection, and photographed at 14 megapixels. The image on the left is 1:1. That's the entire photo in size. The photo on the right is only shown at 12% of it's actual size...

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Star Wars Pop! Bobble Heads by Funko

New Releases

   

 

After the SDCC exclusive "Luke Skywalker (Hoth) and Wampa" bobble head sold out so quickly and is going for crazy high prices on Ebay, we weren't too surprised that the latest wave of Star Wars POP! bobble head figures suddenly appeared at retail today. Prior to their being put out we hadn't seen a notification that they were going to be released or what they were... they were suddenly just there. We checked some of the larger online retailers and sure enough, we should have seen them coming. Our goal today is to make sure you aren't caught by surprise as well...

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Santa Cruz Completes First Wave of Star Wars Fingerboards

New Releases

 

When Santa Cruz announced that they were adding seven Star Wars designs to their Tech Deck line, collectors flocked to their local stores to pick up a set. What we hadn't anticipated was that the fingerboards were not all going to be released at once. Boards 1-3 were in the initial release (Boba Fett, Han Solo, and Yoda) plus a skate shop set and a ramp set. We are pleased to remind collectors that the remainder of the boards are now available, along with a very special board that's going to require some online hunting...

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Your Eyes Can Deceive You...

New Releases

 

During the New York Comic Con and the San Diego Comic Con Star Wars fans, collectors, and game enthusiasts watched closely the photos that came out of the Hasbro booth for the new Star Wars Command game. It's the Star Wars version of "little green army men" with game elements added for that extra element of fun since shooting them down with BB guns and blowing them up with firecrackers isn't really an option any more.

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LEGO My Star Wars Figures!!

Collection Diary

       

I will confess that the LEGO Movie was better than I had anticipated. Then again, I'm a fan of LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Star Wars movies. I could never bring myself to lay out the cash to start collecting individual LEGO mini figures. Some of them cost more individually than the set that they came in retailed for! Today though I came across some rather interesting LEGO-like mini figures from China that I picked up earlier this year...

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Kohl's Has The Star Wars Goods

Online Shopping

Following up on Darthskellington's Kohl's reveal yesterday, we took another run through the site checking out all of the Star Wars collectible goodness they currently have to offer. While much of it was run-of-the-mill available on nearly every other big box retail site, we did find a couple of items of interest to highlight.

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Spy Report from Darthskellington

Contributor Report

     

 

Darthskellington, who is one of the top reporters on forums.thebothanspy.com has written in with an eclectic group of new finds. They consist of 'coming soon', 'buy it quickly', and time to hunt in the stores and online. Love it! The big reveal of what he found and how to get it follows...

 

 

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Star Wars Coin Collectors Rejoice!

eBay Treasures

 

For what is certain to be a very, very short time the Disneyland Paris souvevir medal / token is available on Ebay! Not surprising the seller is based in France. Fortunately they have listed international postage and ship worldwide!

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Hallmark Darth Vader Perpetual Calendar

Collectibles

On our way to Michael's to search for stained glass paint, Tamara and I took a detour to the Hallmark store to gaze at this years ornament selection. The Star Wars display was greatly dimished from how I had seen it in the past, but held one piece that was of particular interest to me...

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Surprise Order Gift Amazes Unsuspecting Collectors

Collection Diary

Today the box arrived from Vans Journey with my wife's and my new Vans Star Wars edition shoes. When we opened it, not only were our long-awaited (and very hip!) shoes inside, there were also two very cool boxes. When we placed the order there was a throw-away line about nifty gifts being included with every order. We expected gimmicky little promo items (coupons, shoe laces, etc.) but what we received was anything but trivial!

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