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How Much Is A Star Trek NCC-1701-B Playmates Ship Worth? September 16, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in babylon5, design exchange, dx, ebay, ebay auction, ncc 1701b, playmates, Sci Fi, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, Star Trek, star trek playmates, star trek tng, star trek toys, star trek XI, Star Wars Battlefront, star wars video games, startrek, starwars, Timothy Zahn, upsps.
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How Much Is A Star Trek NCC-1701-B Playmates Ship Worth? The easy answer is..depends on what you’re willing to pay for it.

Though the NCC 1701B playmates ship (the one that Kirk got sucked into the Nexus from in Star Trek Generations) is extremely rare..this past weekend there was recently at least three (3) auctions for it on eBay. We here at ShowMeSciFi.com tracked them all to try and see what the ship was worth..

Here’s the breakdown..

The first ship – went for $22.66 after starting at $9.99 and solicited 3 bids from 3 bidders.

The second ship – was won for $31.00 – also started at $9.99 though this auction solicited 4 bidders and 9 bids.

The third ship was won for – $31.56 – started at $9.95 and was a very active auction – with 5 bidders and 16 bids.

From the pics and the descriptions both ships appear to have been equivalent – so I’d say the first auction winner got the better deal – though both winners should be very pleased as winning this ship for anything less than $65 or so in my book is a real steal.

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Build a Battlestar Galactica toy ship fleet September 9, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Battlestar Galactica, battlestargalactica, ebay, Empire Strikes Back, Sci Fi, sci fi toys, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, star trek tng, starwars, thundercats, Timothy Zahn, viper, westworld, Zam Wesell.
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As part of ShowMeSciFi.com’s irregular look at SciFi toys you can buy on eBay..this week we’ve got a real treat..Battlestar Galactica ships!

Unlike Star Wars, BSG ships aren’t always as easy to find but this week we’ve found a fleet of 8 ships, a vintage ship and the much sought after Art Asylum model.


Why not start big? This auction has 9 BSG universe ships in total
1 Scar Cylon Raider
2 The Battlestar Pegasus
3 Colonial One
4 A Colonial Raptor
5 A Classic Cylon Raider
6 A ** Just Released August 2007 *** Colonial Viper MARK II (Black/blue)
7 A ** Just Released August 2007 ** Colonial Viper Mark V II ( White / Red)
8 A Colonial Viper MARK VII (purple)
9 A Classic Colonial Viper (white /Orange)
Build your own Battlestar Galactica fleet and check out the bidding yourself

Our second find is an extremely rare classic BSG model

Classic Viper auction which has a buy it now of only $7.99

Star Wars TIE Fighter Oreo Cookie August 24, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in battlestar galactica comics, ebay, gunslinger, JPL, NBC, orea, oreo, Star Wars, star wars legacy, starwars, TIE, tie fighter, Timothy Zahn, vulcan, weird, weird al.
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We’ve all seen the crazy news stories where someone has seen the face of the virgin mary or jesus in a piece of toast and tried to sell it on eBay.

Apparently one dude thinks his Orea cookie looks like an Imperial TIE fighter from Star Wars.

This braniac has started the bidding at $2.97 for cookie (normally you’d buy a whole pack for that price). It’s unclear as to whether or not the imperial march or the TIE fighter ‘wwhooooosh’ will echo in your ears if you actually take a bite of this blessed Oreo.

eBay Oreo TIE Fighter Auction

[oh and hey don’t all Oreo cookies look like this? Now if he found an Oreo that looked like an AT-AT Walker or Yoda…that would be something…]

Some great Star Wars Auctions this weekend. Vintage AT-AT oh my! August 17, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in at at, at at walker, ebay, Exar Kun, Marvel, scifi, stamps, star trek tng, Star Wars, star wars legacy, Timothy Zahn, toys.
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When i was a kid i always wanted the big AT-AT walker. Never did get it..but there is an interesting eBay auction now that might be the one..bidding has started at only $10..check it out for yourself!

Star Wars Vintage AT-AT Walker


How bout a rebel blockade runner? bidding on this beauty is real low now too..

Star Wars blockade runner

Star Wars Trilogy Deluxe Arcade – What will it sell for? July 27, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in arcade, arcade games, blogging, ebay, firefly, Sci Fi, sciencefiction, scifi, serenity, star trek tng, Star Wars, star wars arcade, star wars legacy, Star Wars Toys, star wars trilogy, starwars, Timothy Zahn, weird al, wordpress.
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How many quarters have I sunk into a machine just like this one? I wish i knew…

In another installment of neat Star Wars stuff on eBay – this week we’ve found a Star Wars Trilogy Deluxe Arcade unit in perfect working order according to the seller.

This isn’t the original arcade game but the reworked one that came out in 1998 where you get to play all the movies. I always got stuck in the lightsaber battle with Vader (though i think it was cursed with a sticky controller in the arcades i visited).

If you’ve got the $$ and the space – or hey if you want to make some small money for your local retail establishment this might be the auction for you.

According to the seller, “Original cost was over $8,000 new. Buy it here for a fraction of that cost! It has steadily earned over $100 a week in my location.”

The seller has it listed for $3,000 or Best offer – so far he’s got one offer that he rejected.
Take a look for yourself on the eBay auction page

Star Wars Toys on eBay – some items sold, some didn’t July 24, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in ebay, Sarah Connor, sarah connor chronicles, Sci Fi, sciencefiction, scifi, sith, sith infiltrator, star trek tng, Star Wars, star wars legacy, Star Wars Toys, starwars, Timothy Zahn, weird al, wii, Y wing.
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More on some of last weeks auctions on eBay that i was looking at with Star Wars collectibles.

Some sold, but not all. Here’s the breakdown:

Star Wars DROIDS uncle gundy
this is a rare toy, sold for $61.01 with 11 bidders

Star Wars Y-Wing complete with bomb sold for $51 after 6 bids.

Not Everything sells either, I was watching a few interesting items that picked up 0 bids.
Sith Infiltrator Remote
was listed at $5 and had zero bids. Could’ve been a real win for someone at that price!

Want your own Star Wars Clone Army? July 21, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in clone army, clones, ebay, legacy of the force, rebellion, saturn, Sci Fi, science fiction, scifi, star trek tng, Star Wars, star wars legacy, Star Wars Toys, starwars, stormtrooper, Timothy Zahn.
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There are always a tonne of interesting star wars toys available on eBay, some end up going for way more than you’d ever expect, some go for less and some don’t go at all.

As part of a new feature starting today on ShowMeSciFi, we’re going to highlight interesting stuff to look out for, as well as provide information on what some interesting stuff has sold for (or not).

1) Clone Trooper Lot includes:
1 Snow Trooper
1 AT-AT Driver
1 Republic Commando Scorch
2 Galactic Marines
2 Commander Bacara’s blue/maroon variant
4 Kashyyk Troopers, 2 are custom
2 Kashyyk Special Troopers
1 Custom Commmander Gree
4 Utupau Clone Troopers
1 Commander Cody
1 Utupau Airborne Trooper
1 501st Airborne Trooper
1 Custom Commander Bly
1 Clone Pilot
4 501st Clone Troopers
1 Commander Appo
1 Blue Clone Commander
1 412th Fleet Division Clone Trooper
5 Storm Troopers
1 Clone Engineer2 Clone Troopers (white)
1 White AT-RT Driver
1 Brown Combat Engineer
1 White AT-RT Gunner
1 Red Clone Commander
1 Custom Shadow Trooper

That’s alot of imperial armor if you ask me! The first bid came in at $103 dollars it’ll be interesting to see where it ends up. If you’re interested go bid on it yourself at the Clone Trooper lot page (Bidding ends at: Jul-22-07 08:51:28 PDT)

UPDATE: This ended up closing at: US $151.95 

Star Wars Allegiance review April 3, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Mara Jade, scifi, Star Wars, Star Wars Allegiance, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Expanded Universe Books, Timothy Zahn.
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allegiance.jpgStar Wars Allegiance by: Timothy Zahn.

Zahn is undoubtedly one of the greatest Star Wars writers working today, with his milestone Heir To Empire, Hand of Thrawn and Outbound Flight books among his accomplishments.

Unfortunately Allegiance does not rank among Zahn’s great works.

In my estimation it’s actually the worst Star Wars book he has ever written.

While all Star Wars books are written to the same formula, it’s a formula that is very poorly executed by Zahn in Allegiance.

The primary plot line – what would happen if Stormtroopers deserted their post but still remained loyal to the Empire? is a solid thread and the only thing that works.

Mara Jade makes an interesting subplot line as the Emperor’s Hand, but the plot itself is very weak as Jade herself doesn’t really understand who she is chasing or what’s going on – unfortunately neither do the readers.

The weak subplots of Leia trying to pull together Rebel factions and the other subplot with the various pirate groups (which may or may be traitors to the Empire that Mara Jade is chasing) are both very weak and barely understandable.

In fact, I felt like giving up on this book midway through since it was so poorly written from a plot point of view.

Zahn has left the door open for more books in which his deserter Stormtroopers have adventures. I would hope that when/if Lucas Licensing allows such a work to go forward that that the concurrent plot lines are properly developed with characters and not caricatures.

Allegiance is a book that was disappointing and IS NOT recommended by ShowMeSciFi.