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Collector Panels
« on: May 30, 2010, 10:30 AM »
Once again at Celebration, Gus Lopez is bringing back the Collector Panels with new & exciting panels on vintage & modern collecting. Looking forward to these & whatever the exclusive collectibles will be for the randon give-aways.

Animation Collecting: The Holiday Special to The Clone Wars
From the Star Wars Holiday Special, to the Droids and Ewoks Adventure Hour, to The Clone Wars television series, animation has played a large part in expanding the stories of the Star Wars universe. Join collector Shane Turgeon as he explores the animated history of Star Wars, discusses the differences in traditional and modern animation, and covers the wide variety of animation art available to both the casual and experienced animation collectors of all eras.

Food Collectibles
Food collectibles represent one of the largest, oldest, and most diverse categories of Star Wars treasure hunting. There have been over 10,000 different food-related packages, premiums, and store displays from hundreds of promotions in over one hundred countries. Food collectibles can be challenging to track down due to their short lifespan and national, or even regional, differences. Most fans are familiar with recent promotions from soft drink and fast food companies, but who knew that there were Star Wars promotions for hot dogs, peanut butter, cheese, mustard, fish flakes, and even dog food? Come see examples of obscure food collectibles from all over the world in this fascinating panel presented by Jonathan McElwain.

The Empire Strikes Back in Trading Cards
Cathy Kendrick and Andy Dukes celebrate thirty years of collecting The Empire Strikes Back on cardboard, paper, and stickers. This presentation will explore the many trading card and sticker sets created around this film from 1980 through today. Tips on collecting and enjoying these unique collectibles will also be discussed.

The End of Star Wars Collecting?
Shrunken heads, baseball cards, trolls, stamps and coins, Beanie Babies, Star Wars... There are thousands of collecting hobbies. History has shown that all hobbies follow a predictable evolutionary path ending with their disappearance. The only difference is how quickly that inevitable end arrives. What does the future hold for Star Wars collecting? Is the end near? Or will Star Wars buck the historical trend and last forever? Collectors Martin Thurn, Charlie Marcus, Elling Haug, Isaac Lew, and Mark Salotti will draw on the wisdom and experience of three generations of Star Wars collectors to offer answers these questions and more.

More will be added as we get colser to Celebration.

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« Reply #1 on: June 5, 2010, 09:56 AM »
More panels added.  8)

Star Wars Patches
An in-depth look at Star Wars and Star Wars related-patches with collectors Tony Damata and Ken Tarleton. Learn about old and new licensed patches, hard-to-find cast and crew patches, various club patches, and fan-made patches. You'll also get the scoop on which exclusive patches to be on the look-out for at Celebration V. Attendees are encouraged to bring their extra patches to the panel, as there will be time for questions and answers, and to trade patches with other collectors.

Partners in Collecting
Join us for the untold story of Star Wars collecting from a partner's point of view! Our panelists Anne Jenkins, Pam Green, Bob Canning, Marjorie Carvalho, and Kim McElwain - all partners of some of the biggest Star Wars collectors in the world - explore the highs and lows of living with a collector and their collection. Learn the secrets of surviving life with a collector, enjoy some of our favorite travel stories, and find out whether the collecting bug is really contagious.

Humorous Star Wars Items
Duncan Jenkins' presentation on Humorous Star Wars Items is back! And with so many new items added to Duncan's updated repertoire, Star Wars fans will both laugh and groan at some of these humorous collectibles released over the years. For many, the concept of a humorous collectible is not readily obvious. But some of the best attention-grabbing collectibles are the ones that make collectors smile, laugh, or think "I can't believe they made that!" From Jabba the Hutt on a Peach Melba Yogurt Cup to six-foot Ewoks On Ice Skates, the Star Wars collectibles universe has had some very funny licensed items. For a look at some of the best Star Wars inspired, humorous collectibles, check out this panel, and don't forget to wear your Boba Fett Underoos.

Star Wars Collectibles Author Panel
Star Wars collectibles books have covered a wide range of material including posters, prototypes, tattoos, action figures, rarities, and price guides. For the first time ever, this panel gathers some of the leading authors of Star Wars collecting books to discuss their work, give a glimpse of what goes into researching and creating a Star Wars collectibles guide, and field questions from the audience. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from some of the best: Shane Turgeon, Anne Neumann, Pete Vilmur, Duncan Jenkins, Gus Lopez, Steve Sansweet, John Kellerman, and Todd DeMartino.

As a very special bonus, those who attend the Collecting Panels at Celebration V can look forward to receiving exclusive collectibles dreamed up by Lopez and his team. The Collectors' Panel give-aways have become one of the hottest "must have" items at recent Celebrations, and this time around it will be no different.

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« Reply #2 on: June 9, 2010, 10:57 AM »
More panels added.  ;D

Star Wars Collecting Podcasts
Take a look behind the scenes of your favorite Star Wars collecting podcasts as Arnie and Marjorie Carvalho from Star Wars Action News and Skye Paine and Steve Danley from the Star Wars Collectors Archive Podcast show you how podcasts can be an informative and entertaining way to help you be a more informed collector. Get to know the personalities behind these podcasts, learn a bit about how the hosts create their podcasts, and discover how these podcasts can help take your collecting to the next level!

Star Wars Store Displays
Retail outlets have used merchandising displays since the very beginning of Star Wars. All of these graphically stunning displays were designed with one thing in mind: draw children and parents toward the product at the store. Often these big and bulky displays were thrown away by retailers eager to make room for the next item in line, making Star Wars Display collecting one of the most challenging of all Star Wars collecting niches. Come spend some time at the Store Display Collecting Panel while Todd Chamberlain and Will Grief walk you down the toy aisle, showcasing some of the rarest and most visually appealing Star Wars collectibles of all time.

Original Movie Props and Wardrobe Collecting
An all-new and in-depth look inside one of the most exciting areas of Star Wars collecting - Original Film Props and Wardrobe. Hosts of this informal discussion - Brandon Alinger, Tom Spina, Rob Klein, Stephen Lane, Gus Lopez, and Dave Abberley - are private collectors, archivists and professionals with decades of experience. Expect a wide range of topics with plenty of audience questions as well as slideshows showcasing dozens of never-before seen original Star Wars film artifacts now in private collections.

Vintage Star Wars Toys
Harken back to a time when "articulation" meant that an action figure had arms and legs, when vehicle sounds came from buzzing strips of plastic, and even a cardboard backdrop could be a coveted play environment. Dazzle at the wide array of toys created between 1977 and 1986, both stateside and abroad, in an overview of the vintage Star Wars toy line with Chris Georgoulias and Chris Fawcett. See some of the best and worst toys that Kenner and its affiliates produced while quickly realizing that the kid down the street never really "had everything". From Generation X to Generation Z, there is still much love for the toys that started it all. As a very special bonus, those who attend the Collecting Panels at Celebration V can look forward to receiving exclusive collectibles dreamed up by Lopez and his team. The Collectors'Panel give-aways have become one of the hottest "must have" items at recent Celebrations, and this time around it will be no different.

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Re: Collector Panels
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2010, 09:25 AM »
Last of the Collectors Panels announced!

Star Wars Collectors Social Hour
The Collectors Social Hour returns to Celebration! This is your chance to meet fellow fans who share the same passion and enthusiasm for Star Wars collecting. Attendees will learn more about the Celebration V Collecting Panels and giveaways while networking with other collectors for great opportunities to buy, sell, and trade at Celebration. Time and location to be announced soon!


Star Wars Toy Prototypes
Join Gus Lopez and Duncan Jenkins for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Kenner's Star Wars toy line. This presentation will cover artifacts from all stages of toy production and a glimpse at many, rare never-produced toys from the vintage years.


International Collecting Panel
Take a journey through some unique and rare collectibles from around the world, with a panel of international collectors. Mark Salotti (Australia), Scott Bradley (Canada), Eimei Takeda (Japan), Luis Galvez (Mexico), Josefina Galvez (Peru), and Mattias Rendahl (Sweden) will showcase their collections and share their experiences with collecting Star Wars in countries far, far away...


Almost... From A Galaxy Far, Far Away
A discussion of early Star Wars "knock-off" items with collectors Ron Salvatore, John Alvarez, and Joseph Yglesias, including figures, ceramics and odds and ends items from all corners of the world. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then these copycat products help show that Star Wars is one of the most admired properties of all time.


30 Years of The Empire Strikes Back Collectibles
The release of Empire -- one of the most eagerly awaited sequels of all time -- also heralded a Falcon-load of new Star Wars merchandise: action figures, trading cards, clothing, lunch boxes, and a myriad of other goodies. Gus Lopez and Duncan Jenkins will present some of the highlights and rich variety of collectibles from The Empires Strikes Back.

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Re: Collector Panels
« Reply #4 on: July 2, 2010, 08:55 PM »
The Collectors Panel giveaways have been announced!

Collect Them All! Amazing Collectibles Free at CV Collecting Panels

Gus Lopez and his team have done it again, creating amazing, new give-aways for those attending the Celebration V Collecting Panels this August 12-15.

"We are thrilled to announce the exclusive giveaways," says Lopez. "In addition to listening to fascinating talks and panels by some of the leading experts on Star Wars collecting, attendees will receive collectible cereal boxes based on Star Wars character "cereal brands" highlighting each of the sixteen panel topics."

Chris Georgoulias led the effort working with collectors, sponsors, and artists, who contributed to the concepts, funding, and artwork of this completely fan-sponsored giveaway. There are sixteen cereal boxes to collect, one for each panel, and they are exclusive to Celebration V! The boxes will be handed out at a random times during each panel and will be absolutely free. Don't miss this opportunity for unique, completely original collectibles.



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Re: Collector Panels
« Reply #5 on: July 5, 2010, 04:04 AM »
Are these goingt o be actual cereal boxes? I am glad they are not doing more medallions, cant afford anymore.
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« Reply #6 on: July 5, 2010, 08:13 AM »
Not full size, as posted by Jeffrey Correll & Chris Georgoulias on RS:

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The boxes are mini-size, approximately 4" tall and 2.75" wide, and 1.125" deep. The mock-ups on starwars.com don't really show the true dimensions of the box. For the time being they do not want to show what is on the sides. The boxes will have side panels with information and a back with graphics as well.

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It's real cereal that you're familiar with. I think trying to make our own cereal would have been a bit beyond the realm of possibility. Just trying to get this set together almost was.

The contents are removable and the mini-cereal boxes fold flat for easy storage and transportation so no worries about getting them back home in good shape. And they're feather-light even with the contents inside so you can easily ship them or carry them as-is.

There will be one per person given away at each panel so they are limited just like the medallions were

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Re: Collector Panels
« Reply #7 on: July 5, 2010, 11:40 PM »
That's...  uh...  that's some weird stuff. :)
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Re: Collector Panels
« Reply #8 on: July 6, 2010, 03:22 AM »
ROTFLMAO!   ;D


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« Reply #9 on: July 7, 2010, 03:49 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2010, 08:32 PM »
Way cool!  8)




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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2010, 01:47 PM »
2 more giveaway pics added...  :D