WATCH: The Toy Hunter Shops Sotheby's Star Wars Auction
Jordan Hembrough, a professional toy dealer, pop culture expert and television host for Discovery Channel and Quest TV highlights his favourite Star Wars collectibles available in Sotheby’s upcoming auction dedicated to the iconic movies, Return of the NIGO.
WIRED's Chief Photographer Dan Winters on Star Wars
On a recent assignment for WIRED, Chief Photographer Dan Winters gained unprecedented access to the Industrial Light & Magic archives to photograph the original Star Wars props (think Stormtrooper helmets and Death Stars) that would spawn a pop culture phenomenon, as well as an entire industry of collectibles. We spoke to Winters about his once-in-a-lifetime experience ahead of Condé Nast and Sotheby’s collaborative private exhibition Dan Winters: Star Wars, featuring Winters’s photography for WIRED and Sotheby’s Return of the NIGO collectibles at The Condé Nast Gallery in New York City.
WATCH: Inside Condé Nast and Sotheby's Collaborative Star Wars Exhibition
We spoke with Shawn Waldron, senior director of the Condé Nast archive, about Condé Nast and Sotheby’s collaborative private exhibition Dan Winters: Star Wars, which featured Winters’s original prop photography for WIRED and Sotheby’s Return of the NIGO collectibles at The Condé Nast Gallery in New York City.
10 Things to Look for When Collecting Star Wars Action Figures
Ahead of Return of the NIGO, we spoke with several of the foremost authorities (and fans) of Star Wars collectibles, including Gus Lopez, creator of the website Star Wars Collector's Archive and Stephen J. Sansweet, chairman and president of Rancho Obi-Wan, a nonprofit museum that houses the world's largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia, about their top tips and trends for seasoned and budding collectors.
Interview: The Man Behind Star Wars' Boba Fett
Boba Fett, with his distinctive Mandalorian armour and intimidating masked stare, captured the imaginations of audiences during the original Star Wars trilogy in less than twenty minutes of screen time. We sat down with with the man behind the costume, Jeremy Bulloch, to talk about his cult favourite character’s appeal, the time he tripped Darth Vader and all the Boba Fett collectibles in Sotheby’s upcoming auction.
WATCH: NIGO® Is Back with His Epic Star Wars Collection
Japanese designer, music producer and creative entrepreneur NIGO® counts Star Wars as his greatest inspiration – an enthusiasm that is manifested by the decades he spent amassing a group of rare Star Wars collectibles, which will be sold in the online auction Return of the NIGO. We asked him about the influence of Star Wars on his life and the items he’ll be most sorry to let go.
Toy Hunter Jordan Hembrough's Top Star Wars Collectibles
Jordan Hembrough, a professional toy dealer, pop culture expert, and television host for Discovery Channel and Quest TV, cites Star Wars as a life-long passion. Click on to see ten of Hembrough’s can’t-miss highlights from NIGO®'s collection.
WATCH: A Preview of Return of the NIGO
Sotheby’s has joined forces with Japanese designer, music producer and creative entrepreneur NIGO® to stage its first auction dedicated solely to Star Wars. Here, a look at a few of the action figures, prop replicas and collectibles that will be included in the 11 December online auction.