Hobby Archive-1996

Year In Review

1996 was a preview of what the future would hold for Star Wars. The first time that the LFL machine would put its full weight behind the Expanded Universe. Fans would see not only new toys, but also new video games, new tv spots and new books on the shelf. 1996 was also the year that the community saw its first large scale fraud, The Ren Hoeck Affair.

Shadows of the Empire
The media frenzy that was SOTE takes place.

The Ren Hoeck Affair
Our friends at 12back.com give the full story on this famous scam.

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