Steven Allsopp

    Contributor (Jedi News)

    I honestly cannot remember a time when Star Wars has not played a role in my life.

    My earliest Star Wars memory comes down to playing the Jedi Knight & Dark Forces series of video games in the mid-90's. Before this, as far as I can remember I'd never seen the movies, but playing these games & immersing myself in a Galaxy far, far away led me to watching the films & ultimately making my first Star Wars action figure purchase.

    Which brings us to where we are now! After losing touch with friends Iíd shared the love of Star Wars with through childhood, I decided to share my passion with the world, joining YouTube in 2008 & working hard to develop a channel dedicated to Star Wars toy reviews! Over the years I've covered an extensive range of products in my videos, including Hasbro action figures & vehicles, LEGO sets, 1:6 scale action figures, prop replicas & much more! I'm now happy to boast that SithLord229 is YouTube's largest video archive of Star Wars toy reviews, with almost 850 videos uploaded to date!

    You can find me across the web & at www.youtube.com/SithLord229!

    Not only has my YouTube channel allowed me to share the passion for Star Wars & collecting with the world online, it has also enabled me to enjoy the hobby with new friends closer to home, via events such as the Star Wars Fan Fun Day, whose team I've worked closely with over the years to develop promotional material & cover the events I've attended! The event has also allowed me to do my bit for charity, raising a collective £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support & the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, based in my hometown of Sheffield. My love for Star Wars continues through events such as this & through interaction with fellow fans & collectors!

    Brian is an obsessive collector of Star Wars books, comics, and magazines. With a collection extending into the tens of thousands, he is obsessed by variants, and the more obscure a publication the better! Brian was the Literature Editor for Jedi News, and was also host of the podcast Take Cover on the Jedi News Network until August 2017. Brian stepped down from Jedi News in August 2017 for personal reasons. At the end of October 2017 he was part of the team that launched Fantha Tracks.