Just like Taffius I’ve been slowly catching up on the past episodes of the Vintage Rebellion Podcast and have just finished listening to episode 30. Gotta say that this has been my favourite episode to date and it contains two of the most fascinating interviews I’ve listened to. The Lili Ledy interview with Horacio Narvez and Marco Jay was really awesome. I’m more interested in the Poch/PBP line but the enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge they brought to that interview really rubs off on you and I found myself wanting to learn a little more about the Ledy line. And they were just two guys sounding like they were having so much fun collecting a childhood line they were totally nuts about and which held so many nostalgic memories...
And then if that wasn’t enough I was totally blown away by Grant’s interview with Brandon Alinger and David Mandel on the art of Ralph McQuarrie.
I’ve been a collector since 1996 but was always just obsessed with the toy line, and only originally wanted a mint loose run. In addition I just collected for myself, by myself, solely on eBay, and didn’t realise there was a whole community out there. As a result my knowledge was massively limited. But since I discovered the forums and more recently since I started listening to the VR podcasts I’ve discovered a new friendship network and a whole new universe. The interview was absolutely awesome and I’m definitely saving up for a copy of the book as it sounds like it gives a fascinating input into the works of an amazing and inspirational artist as well as the complex and detailed making of the OT movies too.
It also got me to thinking has the Vintage Rebellion ever done an article for relative newbies like me on the top 10 must have books for the avid Star Wars Fan and Collector? With each podcast listened I’m hearing more and more about the different books out there, but they’re all so costly, so I wondered whether there were some particular must haves. Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie sounds like it is one, but what are the others?