Fantastic podcast as ever guys and I love the length of these as it means I can work away almost all day on my animation whilst listening to it.
One thing I wanted to say was Grant mentioned a Palitoy reseal collection and I think you were thinking of mine and not Ryan's as it's the only one I know of other than the one Mark is putting together at the moment and I can't remember if the slider's collection was strictly Palitoy - viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13119
Not that I would take anything away from Ryan's amazing reseal collection but he went for a run of the first 21 and did it with different countries releases - viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12101
Quite something as you can see and the only thing I can think of being better would be to try to do this run with each card being from a different country (not that I would ever worry about this personally as I'm happy to just have a run of the first 21 myself).I can't imagine anyone having that Luke in their collection though.
As for Pete's thoughts on reseals I don't go along with it myself as I just can't see how restoring original opened card backs, back to almost their former glory can be even associated in the slightest with reproductions. They are two completely different things in my eyes and to just throw opened cards away due to them not being still sealed would be a crime (not that this is what you said Pete but I'm not quite sure if you see them as being the same sort of things as repro what you think should be done with them? Maybe they just aren't for you?). That all being said though (sure someone on here said they hated that phrase recently
), I have the upmost respect for how people collect and have always admired those who will only allow fully sealed mocs into their collection and would rather have nothing than consider a reseal. It's what makes this hobby so great as there's always an area that suits each fan and I think we all have some level of respect for every collectors focus, even if it isn't something that we'd never consider.
That's my thoughts on it which I know some will agree with and others won't but it all makes for an healthy environment in my eyes.
Can't fault the podcast guys and really appreciate all the hard work you all put in each month to bring it to us. It really does make a difference and have a great time at Celebration this year for those attending. Even though I'm based in the US now and still can't make it I know one day I'll meet up with you all somewhere and have a great time!
Edit - I just noticed Spoons comment above about Pete saying - 'I can't afford a sealed one is the exact same argument that people use to defend repros' so may have mixed this up with thinking Pete was talking about reseals being the same sort of thing as reproduction but still can't really agree with it.
The thing that got me into Star Wars vintage collecting was buying some repro cards years ago (I was younger and foolish), and realising that they really weren't for me (maybe not that foolish after all!). This then made me put together a Kenner 12 back moc run but then on buying a resealed Palitoy 12 back I realised what I really wanted was a set of 12 back Palitoy figures. There was no way I could afford mocs of these so sold up the Kenner ones and focused on reseals. It my seem strange to some to have done this but for me it was all about recapturing some of my childhood as the Palitoy ones were the ones I had growing up and I love the fact that with reseals I know that the figures in the bubbles have probably been enjoyed and played with over the years in most cases. I don't really see how having this collection can be the same argument used for collecting repro as the money was a big factor for me but now I've given an original vintage toy some new life. No argument intended by this as mentioned already as it really is each to their own but maybe peoples circumstances do play a part in what and why we collect certain things.