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PostSubject: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 12:28 pm

Since some of you know about my budding Jar Jar focus, I thought I'd take some time to show it off! And since I was down there snapping photos anyway, I thought I'd share some other things I've been working on as well. Wink

I know it's not vintage, so hopefully you'll excuse me. But it's some fun stuff that keeps me occupied when Rebel Commando stuff hits a lull.

First up is the piece that started this whole JarJar madness - Lifesize Frito Lay/Pepsi EP1 promotion Jar Jar:

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My mother-in-law found this for me at a garage sale. I wasn't 100% sure I wanted it, until I saw it in person. If you've never seen one of these things close up, they are incredible. The detail is second to none and the whole thing is hand painted. The clothing is real leather/suede and the eyes are hand painted glass eyeballs. The price was right, so I couldn't refuse! Smile

Next is a group shot of my Jar Jar pre-production stuff (the carded Senate JarJar in the back is just a production figure):

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Back Row (L to R): First Shot POTJ Mos Espa Jar Jar, AOTC Senate Jar Jar, EP1 Swimming Jar Jar, EP1 Cinema Scene Jar Jar.
Front Row: EP1 commtech Jar Jar hardcopy.

Here's a close up of the hard copy. It's all pinned and it can be completely unassembled. Smile

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Next up is my other modern display case:

First Shelf:

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These are mold purges for the AOTC Sneak Preview R3-T7 figure. As you can see the body, head and legs are all still on the sprues and have all the flashing still attached. The carded in the back is just a production carded figure. I'm still looking for some other pre-production for this figure, but it's definitely far on the back burner. Wink

Lastly the second and third shelf. This is another little run I've been working on for quite awhile, TAC Yavin Luke.

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Back Row (L to R): Carded Mock-Up with Hand Painted medal, Carded Engineering Sample with prototype McQuarrie "Concept" Stormtrooper coin and the figure itself has many paint variations which more closely resemble the photo sample on the card back.

Front Row (L to R): Test Shot figure with unpainted details above the breast pocket, and pants. It also includes an unpainted test shot lightsaber hilt and hand painted medal. Second figure is a production figure for comparison

Third Shelf:

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These are all production figures. Canadian Ultimate Galactic Hunt, US Carded Figure, Canadian Carded Figure. The coin in the middle is the Toy Fair coin from a couple of years ago.

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do. Sometimes it's kind of fun to stray over to the modern side of things. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 12:34 pm

That life size is cool as hell, even for Jar Jar.
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 12:48 pm

Oyl, moole, moole!!!

Life size bombad Jar Jar?!?!?!

Mesa thinks me gonna be sick!!!


lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

Just kidding!!! At first I thought it was just a cardboard standup!!! But that thing is pretty cool!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 12:53 pm

@coachk28 wrote:
Oyl, moole, moole!!!

Life size bombad Jar Jar?!?!?!

Mesa thinks me gonna be sick!!!


lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

Just kidding!!! At first I thought it was just a cardboard standup!!! But that thing is pretty cool!!!!!

Thank you. Now I got that voice stuck in my head now. Sad Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 1:19 pm

Mission accomplished!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 1:20 pm

Banned! Twisted Evil lol!

Nice run of Jar Jar stuff. I've seen those Frito Lay displays for sale quite a bit. I believe they go on average for about $100-$150, but every now and then I'll see someone trying to get $500+ out of one. I always want to email them say It's Jar Jar! Do you really think people are going to pay that!

I've only heard of one other Jar Jar collector, so I doubt you have too much competition in that area.

I also like the Toy Fair Coin. I seem to remember those going for quite a bit before the mailaway sets arrived.
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 1:30 pm

@Chris_J wrote:
That life size is cool as hell, even for Jar Jar.

If you look close Chris, you'll notice some other Jar Jar goodies on the end table in front of the lifesize Jar Jar. Wink I just haven't worked out how to display them yet. Very Happy

The funniest thing about that lifesize Jar Jar is the legs are made out of sytrofoam (sp?). And that's basically all that holds him up. The base on the bottom is plastic over a metal stand, but that's really about it. In all actuality, they are quite fragile and I'm shocked that many have survived.

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Banned! Twisted Evil lol!

Nice run of Jar Jar stuff. I've seen those Frito Lay displays for sale quite a bit. I believe they go on average for about $100-$150, but every now and then I'll see someone trying to get $500+ out of one. I always want to email them say It's Jar Jar! Do you really think people are going to pay that!

I've only heard of one other Jar Jar collector, so I doubt you have too much competition in that area.

I also like the Toy Fair Coin. I seem to remember those going for quite a bit before the mailaway sets arrived.

Thanks Shawn! Smile

I've actually seen in the latest Brians Toys catalog the Jar Jar selling for $1200. Which I know it's BT, but that's insane!

The Toy Fair coin I picked up the weekend of Toy Fair on the bay. I figured it would look cool with the Lukes. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 1:34 pm

I have to say , when you first told me last year you were thinking about Jar Jar as a side focus my reaction was far from good lol BUT that is a great run, any pre production figures are great but to see such a nice run of them in one collection is a real treat. I guess we can now call you JarJarChris instead haha

Nice work man, I know you had fun working on this and that is a nice display!
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 1:38 pm

Maybe I need to start flipping them if BTs is selling them for that high. LOL I've just seen them a few times on the local craigslist site and one other classifieds site. I don't think the wife would be too happy with an 7 ft tall Gungan in the living room for a bit though.
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 2:58 pm

The 7foot beast does look the biz there m8, hes one annoying fucker in the movie but still worth having in your home Smile
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 3:18 pm

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The 7foot beast does look the biz there m8, hes one annoying fucker in the movie but still worth having in your home Smile

I feel a new character will be making a video appearance quite soon!Aharr! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 3:55 pm

Yhea I seen that pile next to it. Still want that Pez dispensor. Good thing though is you got the mail away keychain to go with the life size one now.
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 22, 2010 6:51 pm

Really cool run Chris!!

Who made that life size Jar Jar i.e which company and were they ever on retail if so when?

BTW Bro the pictures show really small on the thread for me sort of thumb nail size and i have to click them to go to another site to see the picture properly. Now you may call me a lazy twat lol but is it possible for you to upload them to your TIG Album so the full size pictures can be displayed on the thread itself?

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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 23, 2010 11:30 am

really like the preproducion jar jar's

very cool especialy the burgandy/purple one

aswell as the r2d2 legs and dome's
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 24, 2010 10:12 am

@DarthStanley wrote:
@The Admiral wrote:
The 7foot beast does look the biz there m8, hes one annoying fucker in the movie but still worth having in your home Smile

I feel a new character will be making a video appearance quite soon!Aharr! Laughing

No way man LOL!!!
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 24, 2010 7:01 pm

That frikin nuts Chris! Shocked

I agree though... a little bit of dark side didn't hurt anyone What a Face

I have a little interest in the Tazo Promotion for the Special addition release by Walkers Crisps. I think they belong to the same corporate giant as Frito Lay? Aswell as the Tazos and promo items I am trying to get the different characters that appeared on the crisp (potato chip) packets. That was until a helpful person sold me a "few"packets. I honestly didn't what to expect until I opened the box. The best packing job I ever seen...

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And here's what I found...


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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 24, 2010 7:12 pm

Wow Craig that is quite the haul! I have a set of those mini statues with the scrolls shown on the cereal box. I collected those at the time as I was living in England then. I think I got most of them from Frosties though.
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 24, 2010 7:27 pm

BLIMEY!

I must ask, how do you get the smell of the crisps out? Did you wash each bag then flatten them ? lol

I had a full set of Tazos - Too cool for school Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 24, 2010 7:50 pm

Someone was hungry!!!

Looking at all those wrappers give me the poo poo poo poo poo poo poo poo !!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 24, 2010 7:56 pm

i think they are freaking cool man , what a cool score , dont know why you wanted multiples

dont tell me ,theire variations A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone Lol
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 10:32 am

Very cool!!!! Smile

You should show that to Gus with his cereal box collection! Smile

I remember trying to get all the different Pepsi can variations when EP1 was released. I think I still have a box full of them somewhere. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 10:44 am

@RebelChris wrote:

I remember trying to get all the different Pepsi can variations when EP1 was released. I think I still have a box full of them somewhere. Very Happy

Those Pepsi Cans Evil or Very Mad I was stupid and left them full. They eventually exploded a few years back. Luckily it only damaged one vintage piece, but I was pretty ticked at the time. I still have them in storage at my parents house, but I punctured all of them from the bottom and emptied them out.
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PostSubject: Re: A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone   A Little Modern Never Hurt Anyone I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 25, 2010 4:22 pm

Thanks for the comments guys....

All of what you saw came from just one guy... he said he was only sending a few packets to me for my tazo collection so you could imagine my surprise when this turned up! He even threw in the EP1 stuff for free!

I was only intending to get 1 sample of each packet produced but now I have no intention on selling on the rest.

I didn't check every packet. But the ones I did look at, they were all washed by the original owner... though after 12-13 years I think even Walker's E-numbers wouldn't last that long! So no dodgy smells!

Shawn man... that nuts about exploding cans... I would of been gutted! I rememebr the EP1 pepsi cans when I lived in canada... though I had to drinking some sweet fizzy drink "mountain rain" or something to get some of the characters.
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