RIP IT OFF THE CARD - complete episodes from the 2021 live Facebook show
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
COLLECTING 1960s DR WHO
Aron discusses one of his biggest loves, Dr Who, and the collectables produced for the show back in the 1960s.
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!
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.
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.
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!