RIP IT OFF THE CARD - complete episodes from the 2021 live Internet show

S1 - Ep 41: CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Yep it's our final episode of the year. With Christmas barely a few days away where millions of beautifully wrapped collectables will be revealed to their unsuspecting owners ... and then unceremoniously ripped out of their packets!!! The time has come to finish the year off with our own yule tide celebration. What could possibly go wrong! Also thanks to The Vile File this episode features adult themes which are more funny than offensive. Anyway, we've told you.

S1 - Ep 40: MORE MOVIE MERCHANDISING THAT FAILED

We continue to take a sad and sorry look at the collectables destined for landfill because even though the films they supported were big hits, the merchandise produced for them didn't sell. We'll then ask the question as to what we think will be the next hit film where the collectables die a death of simply being unwanted!

S1 - Ep 39: COLLECTING RETURN OF THE JEDI (part 2)

Although it spawned more action figures and toys than either of the previous two films, Return of the Jedi heralded the end of the Original Trilogy and with it came a climactic peak of intense and devoted Star Wars collecting after six solid years. In this episode we continue to look at 1983 and beyond to see what items were produced and how collectors coped in an era when the Internet didn't exist.

S1 - Ep 38: COLLECTING RETURN OF THE JEDI (part 1)

Although it spawned more action figures and toys than either of the previous two films, Return of the Jedi heralded the end of the Original Trilogy and with it came a climactic peak of intense and devoted Star Wars collecting after six solid years. In this episode we look at 1983 and beyond to see what items were produced and how collectors coped in an era when the Internet didn't exist.

S1 - Ep 37: MOVIE MERCHANDISING THAT FAILED

It's a classic scenario for sure, a new pop culture film comes out and is a big hit in the cinemas, then overnight all the merchandise appears ... and it just sits on the store shelves for years because no one wants it! We take a sad and sorry look at the collectables destined for landfill even though the films they supported were big hits. Yep, someone out there didn't do their market research!

S1 - Ep 36: 1970s DR WHO (TOM BAKER) COLLECTABLES (Part B)

When it comes to 'original Who', it's impossible to look past the 1970s as the show's golden era. In this episode Aron concludes his mammoth review of this famous decade by seeing what other collectables were produced during the Tom Baker era.

S1 - Ep 35: 1970s DR WHO (TOM BAKER) COLLECTABLES (Part A)

When it comes to 'original Who', it's impossible to look past the 1970s as the show's golden era especially with Tom Baker playing the infamous Doctor from 1975. In this episode Aron continues to look at the collectables produced throughout this era and you might be surprised to learn just how much there was!

S1 - Ep 34: 1970s DR WHO (JON PERTWEE) COLLECTABLES 

When it comes to 'original Who', it's impossible to look past the 1970s as the show's golden era. With Jon Pertwee playing the infamous Doctor from 1970-1974, the world was abound with ever popular collectables and merchandise. In this episode Aron looks at the collectables produced throughout this era and you might be surprised to learn just how much there was!

S1 - Ep 33: SCOOBY DOO COLLECTABLES

As a lead up to our Halloween episode, Rip It Off The Card takes a slight detour down a dark, wooded road on a stormy night to a large abandoned mansion which is apparently haunted by a ghost. So what will we find inside? Not treasures, jewels or money, no instead it's COLLECTABLES! So grab your Scooby Snacks and join us for this special episode.

S1 - Ep 32: THE X-FILES COLLECTABLES (part 2)

In this episode we continue to look at one of the biggest hit shows of the 1990's, specifically all the great merchandise including trading cards, toys, action figures, statues and much more. Remember, the collectables are out there!

S1 - Ep 31: THE X-FILES COLLECTABLES (part 1)

One of the biggest hit shows of the 1990's featured two FBI agents trying to prove the existence of alien life on Earth. In this episode our own dodgy versions of Mulder and Scully bypass the aliens entirely to focus on the collectables of the show. Regardless of how this episode turns out one thing is for sure, you WILL believe!

S1 - Ep 30: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA COLLECTABLES

"There are those who believe that collectables here began out there". Yes it's the episode we've all been waiting for! So if you're a fan of collecting chrome robots, brown jackets or fake daggits, then join Aron and Dags as they revisit a wonderful part of 70s Sci-Fi history ... by your command.

S1 - Ep 29: INDIANA JONES AND THE LOST COLLECTABLES

You can almost hear the music now 'da- de-da-dahh-dah-de-da! Yes Aron and Dags are plummeting into the Well of Souls to search for the lost and forgotten collectables surrounding one of the most loved franchises of all time. So grab your hat, whip and leather jacket because as Indy said we're "making this up as we go".

S1 - Ep 28: COLLECTING THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK BEFORE THE INTERNET (part 2)

Aron and Dags continue to look at the merchandise produced for The Empire Strikes back in the 1980's. With so many great items on offer - some of which are worth a fortune today - what memories will this episode bring back for you?

S1 - Ep 27: COLLECTING THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK BEFORE THE INTERNET (part 1)

With the Star Wars franchise hitting overdrive after the 1977 film, it was only natural for it to go ballistic with its sequel released in 1980. Aron and Dags take a look at all the classic merchandise released for this excellent sequel in those early years.

S1 - Ep 26: BATMAN MOVIE COLLECTING - THE RISE AND FALL (part 2)

With two great Batman films already released, no one ever thought this successful and popular franchise would then nose dive into complete self destruction, however, from a collectable perspective items for these movies just kept on coming! Aron and Dags ask the question as to whether this merchandise is now considered valuable or has it all been relegated to the scrap pile of obscurity?

S1 - Ep 25: BATMAN MOVIE COLLECTING - THE RISE AND FALL (part 1)

Gone are the days when "nah nah nah nah nah" represented the Caped Crusader. Since 1989 Batman has become an iconic cinematic franchise, but what of the collectables these films spawned? Aron and Dags look at Batman movie collecting to see if the value and interest in all these items has increased just as much as the character's popularity.

S1 - Ep 24: FUNKO POP VINYL COLLECTING

As the old slogan goes "once ya pop ya can't stop" and for these little treasures truer words were never spoken! These days it's hard to imagine a time when Pop Vinyls didn't exist, but since they're with us to stay, Aron and Dags take a look at the phenomenon which is Pop Vinyl collecting.

S1 - Ep 23: COLLECTING FOR THE FUTURE

Aron and Dags ask the question "what is a good investment for the future?" By focusing solely on those properties and franchises which only came out in the past decade. Ultimately they may not get it right, but then again...

S1 - Ep 22: THE MAGNIFICENT COLLECTABLES FROM HOT TOYS

Aron and Dags look at the fantastic collectables from Hot Toys. They look at the company's history, the models they produce and discuss why their collectables are so highly revered by collectors.    

S1 - Ep 21: HE-MAN SPECIAL EPISODE

In this special He-Man episode, Aron and Dags have a quick chat about the new series Revelation before recalling the history of He-Man collectables. This episode literally is 'from here to Eternia'!   

S1 - Ep 20: STAR WARS COMPUTER GAMES 

Aron and Dags look at the great computer games based on Star Wars. From TIE Fighter to Dark Forces to all the Atari and Nintendo classics, the guys celebrate it all!   

S1 - Ep 19: COMPUTER GAMES BASED ON MOVIES 

Aron and Dags return to the 70s, 80s and 90s when licensed home computer games were based on the hit movies of the time - though unlike the movies themselves not all the games were guaranteed to be a success. Note Star Wars games are not included in this discussion.

    

S1 - Ep 18: COLLECTING CLASSIC STAR TREK 

Aron and Dags travel through the Guardian of Forever to see what collectables were produced for the Original Star Trek series in the 60s and 70s. Many collectors are well aware Star Trek wasn't merchandised really well during this period, but what exactly was produced? The results may surprise you.   

S1 - Ep 17: COLLECTING 1960s DR WHO (part 2)

Aron discusses one of his biggest loves, Dr Who, and the collectables produced for the show back in the 1960s. This time he focuses on music, toys and even GUNS!

S1 - Ep 16: COLLECTING 1960s DR WHO (part 1)

Aron discusses one of his biggest loves, Dr Who, and the collectables produced for the show back in the 1960s. 

S1 - Ep 15: THE SKYWALKER RANCH ARCHIVES

Dags discusses his 1993 trip to Skywalker Ranch where he got to see and touch the original Lucasfilm costumes, props and models from the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films.

S1 - Ep 14: COLLECTING STAR WARS BEFORE THE PREQUELS, SEQUELS AND THE INTERNET (part 2)

Aron and Dags continue to look at how Star Wars collectors existed prior to the release of the Prequel and Sequel Trilogies and the Internet.

S1 - Ep 13: COLLECTING STAR WARS BEFORE THE PREQUELS, SEQUELS AND THE INTERNET

Aron and Dags look at how Star Wars collectors existed prior to the release of the Prequel and Sequel Trilogies and the Internet.

S1 - Ep 12: COLLECTING DURING LOCK DOWN

Aron and Dags look at how collectors can ensure their collections continue to grow by using some 'tricks of the trade', even when they are in self isolated lock down during the Covid-19 crisis.

 

The timing of this episode couldn't be more relevant as both Aron and Dags were in Covid lock down when this episode was filmed.

S1 - Ep 11: MOVIE AND TV SHOW BOARD GAMES

Aron and Dags look at some classic, though mostly forgotten, board games from our youth which were created to support our favourite movies and TV shows. No doubt there will be something here which makes you say, "I remember playing that!"

S1 - Ep 10: RETRO PINBALL AND ARCADE MACHINES

Aron and Dags look back at some of the more famous pinball and arcade machines from their youth, including the ones they spent the most amount of time (and money) on.

S1 - Ep 9: COLLECTOR FAIRS AND MARKETS

Aron and Dags take a trip down memory lane remembering the great collector fairs, markets, trash & treasure stalls and even car boot sales where many collectables were purchased and collections thrived.

S1 - Ep 8: COLLECTING LEGO SPACE

Aron and Dags look the fantastic and highly collectable Lego series 'Space'. In this presentation we look at the history of Space, the models which were produced and how they stack up today as prized collectables.  

S1 - Ep 7: GREAT COLLECTABLE STORES

Aron and Dags look back at a time when collectables were bought from traditional 'bricks and mortar' stores and shops. In particular they reflect upon our favourite haunts - some of which no longer exist - where some of their prized collectables were purchased. It's like a seeing a detailed history of Melbourne through the eyes of pop culture/Sci-Fi collectors!

S1 - Ep 6: VIDEO TAPE COLLECTING - PART 2

Aron and Dags continue the second half of their video collecting discussion where Aron looks in detail at the history of Dr Who home video tape production.

S1 - Ep 5: COLLECTING MOVIE PROPS ​WITH DAVE HANKIN

Aron and Dags meet Dave Hankin who has been collecting both genuine and replica movie props for years. Yet not only does Dave have a fantastic collection most movie fans would drool over, but he's also a sculptor and builder too, for this reason whenever Dave wants a movie prop which doesn't exist, he just makes it himself!

S1 - Ep 4: VIDEO TAPE COLLECTING - PART 1

Aron and Dags look at the phenomenon of video tape collecting from the 80's and 90's. Not only do they address those video tapes which even today still command big prices on eBay, but they go through the history of the format along with how it impacted so many people.

 

S1 - Ep 3: TREASURE IN THE SUBURBS

Aron and Dags discuss the issue of being a collector of pop culture merchandise without realising a neighbour may actually be collecting the same thing. Aron in particular discusses (with photos) the collections he's come across in his travels along with a look at how his own collection appeared in his younger years - yes he did in fact attach Dr Who posters to the ceiling of his bedroom!

S1 - Ep 2: THE ONES WHICH GOT AWAY

Aron and Dags discuss those special moments where they missed out on buying some prized collectables due to circumstances beyond their control. Sadly it's a story every collector will be able to relate to.

S1 - Ep 1: COLLECTING CARDBACKS

Aron and Dags ask the following question regarding toy action figures "what is more popular, the actual action figure or the card it was packaged with?" In this episode Aron goes through his recent acquisition of original Star Wars cardbacks to determine their collectability and value. The results may surprise you.​