Übercollector and Star Wars ambassador of fandom Steve Sansweet took some time to answer a few questions for Galactic Hunter and discuss his newly published Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection. What are his top 3 collecting moments? His favorite action figures? Does he really collect everything from a galaxy far, far away? Read our interview after the jump!
For Star Wars fans and collectors, having a passionate advocate and steward like a Steve Sansweet, who also just happens to be the custodian of the largest Star Wars collection in the galaxy, is like catching lightning in a bottle. Not only does he have a collection you can never even dream of owning (let alone housing), but he can write, and write pretty well, of all the relevant events and collectibles from both a fan and collector standpoint because he bore witness to and collected most of them. Like E.F. Hutton, when Steve writes, every Star Wars fan should read.
In the second official blog post about his forthcoming Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection, Steve Sansweet gives retrospect on deadlines and overcoming the methodology of embedded data in today's book publishing. With help from assistant Anne Neumann and a couple of well respected guys from the online collecting community, Steve was able to meet tight deadlines and regain some Zen.
Some of the most obscure and scarce Star Wars collectibles ever produced are the items offered to the crew and cast of the Star Wars films.
The largest and most complete guide on Star Wars memorabilia ever assembled is now on sale through the month of May. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Star Wars, Gus and Duncan's Comprehensive Guide to Star Wars Collectibles (Hardcover) can now be had for $35 (regularly $49.99).
Star Wars: The Essential Guide To Warfare by Jason Fry is released today. The facts, figures, and backstories of all the major clashes and combatants have all been documented in one fully illustrated volume.
DK Publishing will be hosting an Attack of the Authors West Coast Tour with special appearances by authors, The 501st Legion, The Rebel Legion, R2 Builders Club, giveaways, photo opportunities, and a chance to win Star Wars prizes!
It's not the update to his singular Star Wars Action Figure Archive that we've been waiting for, but Steve Sansweet will be releasing Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection: 35 Years Of Characters this October. I'm an unabashed fan of Steve, his knowledge, and his prose, so this one I can't wait for.