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PostSubject: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 07, 2013 6:04 pm

Hi guys, so this is my collection, i have it on display in a walk in cupboard (as my wife won't let me use a whole room, lol ). Although its starting to get a little short on space. I think at some point i'm gonna have to go in and pack everything up, rip out all the existing shelving, give the whole thing a new coat of paint. Then install a much better designed system of shelving and units to better display my collection. Problem is I keep spending all my collecting budget on more vintage items and don't save enough for shelving and units Very Happy Anyway here it is, its still very much a work in progress but i hope you like it. oh and sorry for the poor photo quality on some of the images as there is no natural light coming into the cupboard and i tried not to use a flash too much.

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My fledgling Vader focus:
all figures are displayed in order of coo as per depicted in Wolfs coo guide 3.0. Just a few coos still missing including some of the big guns "Top Toys, Glasslite and Takara" and of course a DT.
the bottom row are spares eccept for the 2nd from the end, on the right is an "unart Polish" bootleg.
The Protech cylinders contain a Lili Ledy IV 2a, a ESB H heat sealed baggie and my rarest Vader figure "Taiwan" only coo IX 1a.

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The mocs are a Kenner 77 back ROTJ MIM with Ledy figure on the left. A Kenner 65A ROTJ card on the right. Both are original factory sealed.

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"Taiwan" only coo on the left, Ledy on the right.

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I guess my favourite item (apart from my Vaders)  has to be my palitoy death star playset which I've had since i was a kid. I don't have it out on display permanently though until i can get some kind of acrylic case to display it in and protect it from dust etc. Some of the figures are not mint, but i'm gradually replacing the discoloured ones here and there. As my somewhat modest budget will allow. I've also started a run of moc jedi 77 backs as these are still the most affordable , but i think it'll be a long time before i have any kind of  a substantial run. Thanks for looking Smile


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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 07, 2013 6:50 pm

Very nice. You have a nice mixture of loose figures and ships displayed with the carded figures and boxes. :clap:
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 08, 2013 1:10 am

You've got some fantastic displays. And a number of loose vehicles that I wish I had too. Thanks for the limelight!
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 08, 2013 7:32 am

Great stuff, Chris, thanks for sharing Cool Some real minty looking figures there and playsets/ships. Nice Palitoy logo boxes and cool you managed to grab some display space in the walk-in closet - like a little treasure cave in there with the SW curtains too cheers

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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 08, 2013 7:36 am

Loverly loose collection mate, and i love the little walk in closet, i wish i had that much room lol, thanks for sharing and welcome to the forum, cheers
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 08, 2013 9:37 am

Thank you so much for the kind words guys, i really appreciate your comments. I'm really proud of my little closet Laughing you nailed it Artoo_Detour with the "treasure cave" comment, that's exactly how i feel about it, the problem is i'm rapidly running out of room!! Oh and i forgot to mention that i created the little postcard images (on the wall behind the figures) completely from scratch. Using archive photos from the official star wars web site and and then composed together along with lighting effects and star fields using Photoshop. Its good to know my college education was good for something lol.
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 08, 2013 9:55 am

i need a cupboard like this! very nice

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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeFri Feb 08, 2013 10:18 am

Congrats! great collection! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 09, 2013 12:42 am

welcome to TIG, Chris.


Treasure Cave, that is indeed the right description for your limelight.

I enjoyed looking at it very much. Thanks for sharing. Very Happy

BTW: Kabe fits quite well in the vintage line.






Poor Gollum, he is sitting their all alone, deep below. Well, I guess he is used to that. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 09, 2013 9:37 am

Nice hidey-hole collection. Love the 12" minty Boba...adding anymore large figures?

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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 09, 2013 10:52 am

Chris, Great Collection and I really like the way you used your walk-in closet little space to display your collection. It looks really good.

Good luck with the Hunt for any new toys. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeSat Feb 09, 2013 12:25 pm

Thanks again for the nice comments, Bobba looks better in the photo than he does up close, he still lacks his rocket pack, wookie pelts and cape. He has a slightly loose right elbow and some light discolouration to his legs. But i got him for a real bargain so i'm happy with him for now. If i can find his missing items for the right price then i will definately complete him, but i'm in no particular hurry. With regards to collecting more of the 12" range absolutely!! bounce I would love a jawa, a stormie and the droids R2, 3PO and IG88.


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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 14, 2013 12:47 am

Your loose set looks great,welcome to TIG.
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 06, 2013 4:07 pm

Incredible, looks great!
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 06, 2013 4:12 pm

Thats an awesome collection mate! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 06, 2013 6:02 pm

I really like your loose collection. Very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 12, 2013 6:05 pm

very nice collection pal, think I seen these pic before on fb
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 12, 2013 9:30 pm

Very cool collection there my friend one question the fleet trooper in the 6th photo I believe is that vintage I never seen one before if so where did you get it from because I want one Smile.
There are also a lot of Vaders you wern't kidding when you told me you had a vader thing going lol I love the way you got it all set up very cool indeed.

BTW how much are you willing to spend for a Loose 12" C3P0, I know where I can get a loose one in the city for I believe $40 Canadian
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 13, 2013 2:47 am

Thanks very much guys Very Happy 

@- SW.1979 I haven't put any of my collection pics on facebook bud, perhaps you saw them here

http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t4436p120-fx-7-member-probe-10-points-of-articulation-10-questions-we-will-probe-you

@- arohk the fleet trooper Larry, is a custom that i did a while back. Its a modern fleet trooper head and i just did a boil and pop on a beater vintage han trench coat body. I then painted the shirt blue, quite an easy custom to do Smile If you wanted a 100% vintage figure, you could always use a DSC head and paint the helmet white and black. This is a cool customs thread if you haven't already seen it.

http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t69p225-vintage-customs-thread


with regards to to the 12" 3PO i'm a bit more blinkered at the mo on all the things Vader, but I am on the look out for a 12" Vader at a good price with original saber if you see one Smile
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 14, 2013 1:12 am

cool thanks for the idea with the fleet trooper and I will keep my eyes out for a Vader seen one at the same shop but has no cape or saber but I know other collectors so will see what I can do.
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 14, 2013 1:40 am

@arohk wrote:
cool thanks for the idea with the fleet trooper and I will keep my eyes out for a Vader seen one at the same shop but has no cape or saber but I know other collectors so will see what I can do.
That would be great, thank you very much Larry Very Happy I look forward to seeing you're finished collection room limelight, complete with fleet trooper costume bounce 
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Lookin good Chris mate, especially the Vader's cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 14, 2013 7:43 am

Thanks Andy, any chance of a limelight from you? I bet your stormie focus is looking pretty good mate Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 14, 2013 10:10 am

Amazing collection Chris and I too love the mixture of loose/boxed items side by side. The Palitoy Death Star Playset is outstanding of course, and so is your Vader focus etc, etc.cheers 

Please make room for another two rare Vader variants arriving soon..Wink

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PostSubject: Re: chris.75 limelight   chris.75 limelight I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 14, 2013 11:31 am

ha ha thank you very much Kenneth, i'm really looking forward to the day i get those two bad boys in the post celebrate celebrate celebrate 
cheers mate Very Happy
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