Sunday, February 21, 2016

Hoarding, Gorging, and Prospecting

In this exciting episode we discuss:

The loss of a first attempt at the episode this week.

How Lifetime Network's Christmas movie Comfort and Joy starring The Facts of Life's Nancy McKeon stacks up against It's a Wonderful Life.

That the Meditation Chamber card seems to be part of the Pack Insert set...good luck to those completing it.

A possible "Life and Times of Qui Gon Jinn" set as a series of scenes depicting events in his life set in idyllic 1950's Americana, painted in the style of Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post covers.

The people shipping Yoda and Yaddle...or as they would refer to the couple, "Yodel".

Topps survey about about potential digital and physical Star Wars integration.

The need to distinguish among people acquiring quantities of white base cards for one or more characters:

  • Hoarding - Passion and devotion to one character, amassing as many cards as possible
  • Prospecting - Seeking to acquire enough white base to meld a gold should the opportunity arise, for (usually) many characters
  • Gorging - Amassing a large quantity of white base for (what some would say) is too many characters, for an attempt at multiple monument awards.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Marathons-for-Money, and...White base-for-Money?!

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Big thanks to those who sent Jan Dodonna and info on why a card may not show up in your collection even if you trade for it. We also discuss the opposite problem, where a card does seem to be in the collection, but is not actually there, and has cost people awards cards. Frustrating to say the's one thing to hem and haw about how a marathon for a few dollars devalues if not demoralizes the fun of chasing for an amount of credits that's much greater (and we spend plenty of time doing that in this episode), but it's a whole other level when you can't trust that the cards that appear to be in your collection may not be there! Also we discover the new-to-us phenomenon of people selling and buying white base, Rey in particular, for real actual money. Who knew?! Not us!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Marathon Awards, Fashion, and Cards You Have But Can't See

Another week in SWCT-land and we have a couple of new sets to talk about for the first time in a while. There's also a couple of new base variants, but only one costs money outright; the gold Qui Gon shows up for those who've gotten a decent start on hoarding. Also, we explore the "can't see them but they're there" phenomenon of cards you don't appear to have (in my case, a couple of series 1 white base cards), even when accepting trades for them and observing that the total collection card count appears as though you do in fact have them. We give a shout out to the rainbow-barfing cats, and in the post-roll dig into the minutiae of dying from a gut would vs. surviving being cut in half. Enjoy!