Battlestar Galactica: Second Coming

   This would have been a hell of a continuation. Too bad it wasn’t picked up. I’ve got nothing against the reboot BSG. Heck I even met my wife at a Frack Party. For me, though, it just doesn’t compare with the original. Yes, I realize that the original show was goofy at times, and that’s ok. It still had it where it counted. The Second coming was Richard’s passion project, and I am only glad that he received a part to play in the reboot. So let’s drop the Felgercarb and enjoy what he left us.

Popeye (1980)

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   Tonight we are watching “Popeye”. This was released during the holiday season in 1980. I remember going to the theater to see it with my parents on Xmas day. I was 10, and Robin Williams was a big deal to me in those days because I was a huge fan of the “Mork and Mindy” television show. Heck, Robin has never ceased to be a big deal in my life. He is still missed, not only by me but by most of the people on the planet who were touched by his work. The world is a lesser place without him. We still have his movies, and the wonderful memories that he left us.

Classic Kenner Mail Call…

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   This past week, we had a great mail call. 37 classic Kenner Star Wars figures arrived to the Quantum Multiverse HQ. I had quite a few of these already. I upgraded two or three, began army building with the Imperial figures, and found some variants that I didn’t have yet. Out of the 37, I’ll be offering 9 up on our reopened Etsy shop on the 20th of March (the vernal equinox).

   With the vintage figures came a copy of Darth Vader #1 was also in the shipment and another bonus, these two clone troopers…

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These guys now guard my desk at work.

   Check out our other Star Wars related sales on our Multiverse Market Facebook page. These were all items that had to be sold.

Classic TIE Fighter Discounted on GOG

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   Right now, on GOG, you can purchase the classic LucasArts’ game, “TIE Fighter” for $3.99 (US). I can’t remember how many hours of my 20’s I spent in the virtual cockpit of a X-Wing and a TIE. I picked up X-Wing last year, and it plays fine on my Windows 10 Laptop.

   It runs on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), Mac OS X (10.7.0+) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04).

Minimum system requirements –

Windows: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, 1.8 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard, Controller/Joystick (only the 1998 version)

Mac: OS X 10.7.0 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+, Memory: 1GB of RAM, Graphics: 64MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.

Linux: Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Processor: 2.0 GHz, Memory: 1 GB RAM, Graphics: 256 MB VRAM, OpenGL compatible

It’s the New Rebel Trooper!

   I love the retro style figures that the Vintage Studio creates. Done in the Kenner style, these figures are not as much of a What-If, and more of a continuation of the original line. The Rebel Trooper was a glaring omission to the vintage line, and now you can own one (or four) to add to your collection. The price is a bit steep at $30, but considering the amount of work they put into the figures it’s a steal, plus the quality is apparent. Check out their website, it is a visual treat.

What’s it worth?

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   I hear and read those words far too often. Next to the over used “RARE” attached to everything on eBay, the phrase “What’s it worth?” is my number two pet peeve of collecting. Over the years, I have collected, sold, re-bought, flipped, and re-re-bought so many things. People would ask me how much something they had was worth. The worth of an item is an arbitrary thing. It’s based on the individual who is willing to pay for it. Sure, there are other factors such as, how many were produced, how many still exist, and the most important… is it in demand? Just because something is old, or of a certain franchise, isn’t always a guarantee of big money

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(I’m looking right at you “Star Wars” seller of “rare” vintage items. By “rare” I mean there are only 500 of them listed on ebay on any given day [I am wearing my sarcasm face while I typed that]. By “vintage”, I am referring to the seller who doesn’t understand the word and uses it for anything older than 5 years.)

   It’s worth is what someone is willing to pay for it. Price guides are cool, but the market fluctuates so often that a guide could keep up. Like it or not, things do go down in value. Right now I am fortunate enough to have a decent paying job, in an industry that isn’t showing signs of slowing down. For the foreseeable future I won’t be needing to sell anything that I don’t want to sell, so the “worth” of my collection is much higher to me. If I am faced with having to ever sell again, I’ll figure out the market price and list items accordingly.

   So in the end, the questions isn’t “What’s it worth?”, the most important question is, “What’s it worth to you?”. Collect what you like, and share your passion with others 🙂