Star Wars: Prototypes and Production

Star Wars: Prototypes and Production

Star Wars: Prototypes and Production is a podcast that provides an in-depth look into the Star Wars films, TV series, and books we love. It also covers the Kenner and Hasbro toys, and examines the process of those toys, from concepts to prototypes to the ones that made it to the toy stores! Join host David Quinn on a journey with fellow collectors to learn more about Star Wars and the fascinating hobby of collecting Star Wars toys.

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September 20, 2022 36 min
In 2018, Lucasfilm announced a return to the world of Rogue One, to tell the story of Cassian Andor and the earliest spark of a rebellion. And in the hands of writer and showrunner Tony Gilroy, the Andor series would undergo a transformation into a taut, edge-of-your-seat spy thriller. Join host David Quinn for a look at how Disney brought the concept to the small screen for a two-season, 24-episode story. And learn about the ch...
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A Luke Jedi proof sheet, a Boba Fett three-pack sample, Gamorrean Guard and General Grievous hardcopies, a clear-limbed Sandtrooper first shot, and the incredible hand-drawn pitch piece illustrating the iconic vintage-style cardback design we know and love today. These are some of the almost 600 (!!!) Vintage Collection preproduction pieces owned by prototype collector Anthony Pagano. Anthony has amassed one of the largest TVC ...
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Let’s celebrate the 100th episode of the Star Wars: Prototypes And Production podcast! Do you remember your first big Star Wars purchase? Or picking up a piece, like a prototype, that changes the course of collecting for you? Have you ever set a goal to complete a run that was likely impossible? And have you ever purchased two sealed POTF Tatooine Skiffs in one week? Join me, host David Quinn, as I share some of the stories be...
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The only carded Rocket Fett prototype in existence. One of the earliest and most iconic Darth Vader pieces ever unearthed. And a year-long purchase of hundreds of pieces, kicking off a world-class Star Wars collection. These are the fascinating stories told in a special podcast panel at the second Annual, an event this August that celebrated the best parts of Star Wars collecting and the community. Join me, host David Quinn...
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Curious to hear what a Star Wars collector event is really like? During the Labor Day weekend of 2019, eighty collectors attended an event in Fishkill New York. Hosted by the Empire State Star Wars Collectors Club, the Annual celebrated the best parts of collecting and our community. But what made the 2019 Annual event so memorable and special? Join me, host David Quinn, for a chronological look back at the weekend of the Annua...
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Can a collecting event really change lives? For a number of Star Wars fans, The 2019 Annual was the place where long-lasting friendships were born. Where collectors found their places within a passionate and creative community. Where life changed for them, forever. And if you’ve listened to the past few episodes, you’ve heard about the adventures that I and seven other collectors experienced the Sunday night of the event. And ...
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This episode is a personal favorite of mine. After recording a roundtable collectors discussion with seven friends on the final evening of the Annual 2019 weekend, our epic night was just beginning. It was a raucous adventure, filled with wildly funny moments, and some really memorable ones as well. And it was the perfect ending to one of the best collector trips I’ve experienced as a Star Wars fan. Join me, David Quinn, fo...
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During the Labor Day weekend of 2019, Star Wars collectors traveled to Fishkill, New York for the exciting inaugural event known as The Annual. The Annual, hosted by the Empire State Star Wars Collectors Club, was a celebration of all things Star Wars, and highlighted the best parts of collecting and the community. On the last night of The Annual, eight friends assembled for an impromptu conversation to recap the wonderful event ...
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Collector panels, room sales, a boat cruise, and a tour of one of the greatest vintage Star Wars collections in existence! During the Labor Day weekend of 2019, Star Wars collectors traveled to Fishkill, New York for the exciting inaugural event known as The Annual. The Annual, hosted by the Empire State Star Wars Collectors Club, was a celebration of all things Star Wars, and highlighted the best parts of collecting and the comm...
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Coming to you live from Fishkill, New York! During the Labor Day Weekend of 2019, the Empire State Star Wars Collectors Club hosted a legendary event for members called The Annual. But how did the Empire State Club begin? How did it grow to include hundreds of the most passionate collectors from all over the country and around the world? And how can you become a part of the Empire State Club? Join host David Quinn as he prese...
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During the Labor Day weekend of 2019, Star Wars collectors descended upon Fishkill, New York for the exciting inaugural event known as The Annual. The Annual, hosted by the Empire State Star Wars Collectors Club, was a celebration of all things Star Wars, and highlighted the best parts of collecting and the community. But what made The Annual so special? Why was it so memorable? And how did it impact collectors and the collectin...
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In 2019, the Empire State Star Wars Collectors Club hosted The Annual, a weekend event in Fishkill, New York that celebrated the best parts of collecting and the community. The Annual offered collector panels, a Hudson River boat cruise, excursions to flea markets and toy shops, late-night diner trips and tours of two of the best Star Wars collections in the galaxy. And one of the creative minds behind the production of The An...
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A $20,000 Boba Fett bootleg, an Empire Strikes Back Stormtrooper that sold for $10,000, the continued rise in Revenge of the Jedi proof card values, and the surprising out-performance and under-performance of Power of the Force carded figures! Plus, two Empire Strikes Back carded figures you may currently own that are now worth thousands of dollars! On the heels of Celebration Anaheim, Hake’s Auctions offered an incredible asso...
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A record-breaking Rocket Fett, a $40,000 carded Vinyl Cape Jawa...and an $8,700 Chewbacca Bop Bag???? On the heels of Celebration Anaheim, Hake’s Auctions offered an incredible assortment of 200 vintage collectibles for its first Star Wars Special Event Auction in June. Join host David Quinn for a conversation with fellow collector Matt George, as they explore the prices and trends from the most recent Hake’s auction, with excl...
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Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, in the same room. The first massive gathering of Star Wars fans and collectors in three years. And a mountain of Star Wars-themed swag. This was the unforgettable event that was Celebration Anaheim. Join host David Quinn as he views the Celebration weekend through the lens of the collectors and fans who traveled out to Anaheim for the once-in-a-lifetime event! A sincere thank-you to Rob Amantea,...
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“Will you return to play Obi-Wan again?” That was the question that plagued Ewan McGregor for years, as Lucasfilm began to release Star Wars films in the Disney era. Fans clamored to see McGregor don the Jedi Robes again, and to portray the beloved character from George Lucas’ prequel trilogy. Behind the scenes, Lucasfilm had been working on a standalone Kenobi film, similar to 2016’s Rogue One and 2018’s SOLO. And over tim...
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If you are an Ahsoka fan, this season is the calm before the Togruta storm. 14 years ago, George Lucas and Dave Filoni introduced Ahsoka Tano to the world. And over time, Ahsoka has become one of the most popular Star Wars characters ever. And with her new live-action series helmed by Dave Filoni on the horizon, as well as the excitement surrounding Star Wars Celebration and the new Obi-Wan series, things are about to get very...
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In The Vintage Collection Archive, authors Rich Alot, D. Martin Myatt, and former Hasbro VP Derryl DePriest crafted the definitive guide for the line: carefully curated and setting a new standard for a Star Wars collector resource. The writing is superb, the commentary by the Hasbro team is insightful, and the images are truly striking. But it’s greatest secret? The behind-the-scenes information that spills from every one of ...
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Where else can you see: —Displays matching the Kenner packaging photos? —Three-dimensional hand-painted dioramas of the vehicle boxes? —A Hasbro Sail Barge packed with vintage figures?
 —And nearly every Star Wars toy produced between 1977 and 1985? That’s just a snapshot of Tyler Fedigan’s incredible collection room, devoted to the Kenner Star Wars action figure line. Tyler is a fellow Empire State Star Wars Collectors Club mem...
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Ten years ago, a chance encounter between two vintage Star Wars collectors became the spark that ignited one of the greatest regional clubs in the galaxy: The Empire State Star Wars Collectors Club. And since then, the club has become a home to hundreds of collectors, many of whom have impacted our hobby in profound and positive ways. The Empire State Club has hosted both local meetups and larger, international-themed weekends....
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