About me?

I never know what the hell i’m supposed to put on these things. Well, i’m 40 years old and have been into Star Wars since i first saw it at the cinema in 1977. I have been collecting on and off for the entire time, but like most of you, my collecting habits waxed and waned over the years. Initially got back into it big time when Timoth Zahn’s Heir to the Empire came out and again when i got my first high end collectible from code 3 and discovered the rebelscum forums. I’m not married, so i have no discipline. My collection’s all over the place and i’ve run out of room so i came to the conclusion that my collecting habits drastically need to change so i needed a focus.

Why the Millennium Falcon? Well, no one seemed to have one at the time and the Falcon is one of the coolest ships in Cinematic and SF history. Why not?

A big nerd and proud of it, i’ve been Into Science Fiction my whole life, my favourite films outside of the trilogy are the usual suspects (Silent Running, Blade Runner, Aliens, the Matrix et al). Favourite authors are Iain M. Banks, Alastair Reynolds, Greg Bear and Edmund Cooper.

I appreciate that this is a pretty niche blog, but i will attempt to make it interesting so any feedback is always welcome. :)

20 Responses to About me?

  1. doctorcrankenstein says:

    Just thought I would let you know that I have added you to my blog-roll :)

  2. mffanrodders says:

    Many thanks Doctor Crankenstein. I don’t know what you did, but my hit rate has shot up since you first mentioned my blog. Thanks. :)

    P.S. What’s a blog-roll?

  3. doctorcrankenstein says:

    You’re very welcome. In a cruel twist of fate mine has gone down somewhat recently :(
    As for a blog-roll It’s a list of links to blogs you like/read in the column on the side of your page. I think it’s in the links section of the word-press control panel.

  4. doctorcrankenstein says:

    I see you have it up now. Good work :)

    You should remove the standard things like Documentation/Plugins/Suggest Ideas to tidy it up a little :) Most people remove the Meta widget too…

  5. Josh Capistrant says:

    I was up working on my lego falcon, and just took the time to view the site a bit. I’m either impressed or amused. Yes, you are a nut, but one I can admire. If you ever need US assistance in acquiring items, I’d be willing to help. Email me if you’re interested.

  6. No matter how old you are…Star Wars will always rock. :) I love it too, not as much as others, but it’s awesome.
    Richardo

  7. David Bass says:

    Hey its me again…David Bass….I’m the Yoda collecter with the 4 Padawan learners.I just wanted to thank you for turning me on to Rebel scum.Its allowed me to access some great Yoda swag and other really cool Jedi related merchandise. KEEP UP THE GREAT SITE AND THANKS AGAIN!!!

  8. Andrew says:

    You don’t have to explain your love for the millennium falcon. It’s awesome. Enough said.

  9. Josh Carlson says:

    Oh man, I just stumbled across this site. I have always adored the Millennium Falcon. Seeing a website like this just warms my heart.

  10. Eric Kirchmer says:

    Hi, I came across your blog while doing some research for an upcoming art show in Seattle and I thought you may be interested in knowing of the galleries existence. This will be the second year we have an all Star Wars themed art show at Ltd Gallery in Seattle mid December. I believe Steve Thomas and Jason Christman are represented in the show as are many other Seattle area artists born out of the Star Wars generation. All the work and prints should be available to view and buy
    online once the show is up. – http://www.ltdartgallery.com/category/star-wars

    Anyways, the blog is awesome, I love seeing all this stuff, Cheers!

    Eric Kirchmer
    Seattle Wa

  11. I posted a bunch of images from the Star Wars Galaxy trading card sets (early 1990s). One of the images is a very cool graphic of the Falcon that you may not have seen before. Have a look: http://comicsagogo.com/2013/08/29/star-wars-galaxy-trading-cards/. You are welcome to copy it.

  12. Brian says:

    awesome site, will be back checking again in less than twelve parsecs

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