Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:19 PM
Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:00 PM
I also know there was a lot of drama created in the editing bay... As to be expected, but still...
I'm friendly with the Star Wars collector on last night's episode, and she told me that it was a REASONABLY fair presentation of things, but she was surprised to see how the show portrayed her husband: Apparently, he's a HUGE Star Wars fan, just as big as she is. While she's a bigger collector, he LOVES the stuff in their collection. The show instead portrayed him as being kind of cold towards all the stuff. Not true at all.
Also, the show never mentioned that the money raised in the auction was donated to Rancho Obi-Wan, the museum/collection owned by Steve Sansweet (and now an official non-profit).
So all in all, I wasn't horrified by the show, but I don't think I'll bother watching it again. Personally, I'd love to see a program that introduces people to different collections, explains why they're cool, talks about the history, etc. etc. etc. I'm tired of shows that only show collections as problems needing to be solved.
Edited by dratomic, 16 August 2012 - 12:48 PM.
Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:12 PM
I agree Dr. A. that we haven't come close to a show which actually shows the caretaking and proper display of key items, maybe there's not enough drama in such instances.
Michael D. Le Blanc
"Sanity is the playground of the unimaginative."
Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:52 PM
I'm reminded of Charlie Brown's annual exclaimation after Lucy would snatch away that football:
Let's hope tonight's debut episode of Toy Hunter is better.
The Toy Robot Museum @ Stoudtburg Village
Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:52 PM
Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:33 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:53 AM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:50 PM
BTW, the little "factoid" that popped on the screen re: the price of a Darth Vader with the "telescoping" lightsaber was a bit misleading. The show reported its value at something like $4K. The problem is, the toy needs to have the DOUBLE telescoping lightsaber, which was an early version that didn't last very long on the stands. That thing goes for a fortune. Vader with a standard telescoping lightsaber is worth maybe $15 or something. :)