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Stormtrooper COO update

17th November 2022

Thanks to some eagle-eyed COO hunters, we can now present a major update to the Stormtrooper COO sheet. This update features the new Kader family 7 and a Takara COO that wasn’t previously included.
 
3 cheers to Holger, Andreas and Erik for bringing this up and another for James Stevens for the photoshop assistance.

17th November 2022

2 episodes back to back!

Variant Villains drop some knowledge on Darth Vader, The Emperor, Imperial Dignitary and the Emperors Royal Guard. Main interviews from Bill McBride, Daryl Whitlow, Chris Moorehead, Ron Salvatore who chat prototypes, oddballs pieces, focus collecting and hobby history.

LISTEN: DARTH VADER »
LISTEN: EMPEROR, ID, ERG »

9th October 2022

New mould families! Updated info! Sticker revisions and Brian Angels sexy Red Bar cardbacks.

The newly released R2-D2 guides brought a greater understanding of the Astromech mould families, so Nick & Mark have put their heads together and updated the R5-D4 guide with this new knowledge. 

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25th September 2022

Astromania! All three at once!! R2 Solid dome, Sensorscope and Pop-Up all get the VV spotlight.

All new guides, COO sheets, new mould families, Droid Factory, Wind-up, Sticker & Screw guides, grails & oddities. It’s all there!

6th September 2022

A mighty Tusken battle cry for both Wolff and Tim Emmerson for their outstanding research work on what’s unquestionably a difficult accessory to research… the vinyl Tusken cape.

2 factories, 7 variations to dig into, plus a repro example to avoid.

Roll up your sleeves Villains!

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21st August 2022

This month on the GS podcast, Jamie Acott, Will Mellish, Thomas John and Mark Andrews discuss Walrus Man, Biker Scout, Rebel Soldier and Pop-Up R2.

Main interviews from Alex Pardi, Ron Salvatore, Andy Goulding and MC’d by the wonderful hosts Jez, Stu, Craig and Lee Bullock. Enjoy the show!

LISTEN HERE »

4th August 2022

Biker is one of the more diverse COO sheets, so we’re happy to get this published finally. Six factories, spanning the entire planet, cavity numbers, scars upon scars… it’s a complicated picture.
 
Roll your sleeves up and get stuck into the updated COO sheet for the Biker Scout.

22nd July 2022

Release of the Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi Cape guide on TVV. It includes all produced vintage capes including 30 (!) different production capes. 😮 I want to thank Tim Emmerson for helping me with this so much. He was produced for so long and the cape variants are absurd on this on. We tried hard on this one and it seriously payed off!

12th July 2022

Wolff & Tim Emmerson have joined forces and produced one of our toughest guides yet… Princess Leia’s Cape. This accessory guide covers all known vintage capes, some reproductions, and even the Retro line version.

Not for the feint of heart.

READ MORE »

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