Adam Lamping

    Adam’s fascination with the galaxy, far, far, away, began in 1978 when his Dad took him to see Star Wars. Soon after his collection began when he bought his first action figure; whilst Princess Leia Organa was not his preferred choice, it was the only one left in Harry Packs and he was desperate to spend his hard-earned pocket money. However, such was his eagerness to start re-creating scenes from the film that he ripped her off the card and promptly lost her pistol somewhere between the toy shop and home.

    Adam continued to collect action figures throughout the earlier 80s, stopping with the last 17, by which time he had reached an awkward age where toys were for kids and his reputation with the girls was not going to benefit from such behaviour.

    His interest was rekindled with the launch of Heir to the Empire and fuelled by regular releases of the Lucasfilm magazine and Dark Empire. Once Kenner released their new range of action figures there was no turning back.

    Adam focused on collecting the Hasbro line of 3 3/4″ figures on card and branched out into several other lines including the Master Replicas 0.45 scaled lightsabers and Kotobukiya figures.

    Adam left Jedi News on the 21st March 2012, and soon after he joined as a media representative and reporter. In July 2013 he became content manager at Cool Toy Review. He lives in Vancouver, BC.

    James is an active member of the Star Wars collecting community, and is the Brand Director for Jedi News. James is also the host of the Star Wars Collectors Cast, and co-host of RADIO 1138 on the Jedi News Network.