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PostSubject: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:35 am

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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:26 am

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lol! again I sucked at my goals.



lol!  and once again I sucked at my goals


I did manage to add a bunch of paperwork items so a bit of an improvement on last year smoke

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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:56 pm

2015 was the year I came back to the fold and started to buy again, so I didn't have any real aims.

2016-
I would like to work on my loose collection (I've been trying to put it together now for far to many years.)
I'd like to pick up all of the last 17 figures

Add a few MOC's to the collection but they will be cheap bargain ones I'm going to set myself a £50 max spend limit.

And slowly pick up a few Bossk items, after missing out on a 31 back (cheap) I'd like to get one of them but not at stupid money some of them are going for.

I'd also like 2016 to be the year that I get to meet a few of you at SW Celebration Europe


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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:49 pm

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Well I certainly didn't disappoint Very Happy

"Just like every year, no idea what the future will bring!! "

I never set goals since I don't really know what will come up in the foreign world. I did pick up some amazing items this year. Though as I sit here staring at a Uzay Headman and after swapping carded Blue Stars I have to say I wouldn't have imagined it. Also snagged a nice Harbert Snag, 20bk Fett, and some other great items.

I will say that I ran into 2 reseals which kind of cheesed me off a bit but luckily it was followed with some nice stuff.

As for 2015, same as 2014. Who knows!!

I'm nothing if not consistent lol

I didn't have a goal but I did manage to get my hands (finally) on a 12bk Meccano which was eluding me. Grabbed another Harbert Import Sticker ESB as well! Uzay Headman was short lived so he's with Patsy now happy to be surrounded by bootlegs. I did just get a graded Toltoys VCJ so it's pretty cool to have 2 Vinyl Jawas here.

Maybe I need to set a goal to get it happen. So my 2016 goal is to get a Canadian Sears Vaccuform and/or ESB Square Meccano

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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:41 pm

@jared007 wrote:

As for 2015:

1. Track down remaining POTF coins
2. Track down missing standard loose figures I am after and weapons (essentially so I can finish photography for my software project)
3. Continue refining and improving my software project
4. Grab the odd bargain or upgrade as opportunity knocks


1. No luck here, I didn't see any of the really rare expensive coins (sail skiff, luke hoth etc) up for sale this last year.
2. I think I have this one done.
3. This kept me very busy this year, but I like where it has ended up now -- this is my www.starwarstracker.com project. I even had a couple of guest interview slots on the vintage rebellion podcast.
4. I got the occasional item here and there, sold a few things, but generally stayed out of the market this year.

Goals for 2016 -- No collecting goals really come to mind. Happy to be an observer in the market again next year. But I would like to work on the display of what I do have. I've been playing around with making my own custom acrylic cases for my figures. So hope to have a nice quality display done. At the moment they are all packed away which I'd like to change.

Cheers, Jared.
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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:42 pm

Here were 2015s stated goals.

I think it's safe to say I suck at setting and achieving goals. But what the hell.

1. Indulge my Mego side. Already done this and have some Mego coming in the mail.
I got a couple. The year turned into one of trying to pay down some debt. It worked a little. Being an adult sucks.

2. More Hulk toys. Again some in the mail. So goal starting early.
Added a few new things. Really took a chunk out of my comics set. So goal met.

3. Vintage SW 12 inch line. I'll buy at least three this coming year. Wait and see. I have to or John will revoke my membership.
Nope. Again. Maybe this year.

Goals for 2016:

1. Star Wars wise. I will pick up something from the vintage 12" line. I really want a nice complete Boba Fett. A Jawa would be nice too.

2. Pick up one of the original six issues of Incredible Hulk.

3. Add a nice Hulk statue to my shelves.

4. Going to Boston in March 2016. Maybe I can make a side trip and visit Joe Y and the Bootleg Museum.
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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:40 am

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2. Pick up one of the original six issues of Incredible Hulk.

3. Add a nice Hulk statue to my shelves.

This... I approve! :clap:
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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:54 pm

@Kenner76 wrote:
I really didn't complete many of my set goals from last year. But did track down some amazing things. I also did find a POTF Jawa proof (thanks Jason West!) and made a ton of new SW friends. I downsized my collection some more and am concentrating on a few of my favorite things.2014 was another great year!

My goals for 2015 are short and sweet:
-track down a 12 back Jawa proof card
-find one Jessica Meade that I need for my run
-track down a Leia Bespin 31 back proof card (got in a trade)
-maybe track down another 1st shot from the "first 20" (got DSC 1st shot)
-meet up with everyone at Celebration Anaheim (Had a blast!)

I'll be ecstatic if I can get one thing crossed off my list next year. I hope 2015 is a great for everyone! Thanks for making his hobby so darn fun. I can't wait to see Episode 7!! Smile


It was a pretty good year, for me. Didn't get a lot, but I picked up a few gems. Found my Leia Bespin 31 proof and one more first shot. Can't wait to see FA next week!

I'm keeping my 2016 goals short & sweet:
-Revenge At-At Walker proof
-ROTJ proof card for Original Leia, Tuscan Raider, Greedo, or Boushh.
-Revenge proof cards for my "first 21" run (10 more to go)

The current market is crazy, so I'll be super excited if I can add one new preproduction item in 2016. Otherwise, I can be content to just enjoy and be thankful for what I have already. Happy collecting everyone!! Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Sat Dec 12, 2015 3:11 pm

Didn't have goals last year, but added some fantastic pieces to the collection.


I would love to pick up the droids line this year, as well as a proto vlix and possibly a vlix coin. Wish I had bought the one Kenner76 had as it was priced great. Also would love to add more ledy overstock or any ledy cardbacks.

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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:14 am

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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:07 pm

Goal for 2016:

1. Complete my first set of figures (loose, complete) -- minus the VCJ.. for now!

2. Randomly buy pbp/poch, meccano, clipper variants of favorite figures.

3. Continue to be thrown off course by buying deals that come up of things I don't need.

Aaaaaaaand go!

cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:38 pm

2015 has been an awful year for me personally and I'm glad to see the back of it. Really looking forward to 2016. Although it looks like I'll be having another op in Feb :-(

Collecting wise I've done great. Finished off my loose figures, minirigs, creatures and ships (except A-Wing). I also picked up a lot of vehicles and oddball items. Started an R5 focus and have around 20 MOCs and lots of loose and modern stuff.

So 2016 - needs to be more focused. Perhaps I'll:

1. Complete my 12" run (missing Han and a few accessories and that bloody Tusken Raider)
2. Complete my loose diecast (need bomber, falcon and apparently my Slave I has flown off somewhere)
3. Get more playsets (I don't have the room but i need several still. Mainly the cardboard ones)
4. Start on droids and ewoks loose
5. Finish my sigma mugs

But knowing me I'll do none of the above and pick up what I fancy at the right price
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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:26 pm

@Richard_H wrote:
2015 has been an awful year for me personally and I'm glad to see the back of it.  Really looking forward to 2016.  Although it looks like I'll be having another op in Feb :-(

Richard,

I hope all goes well for you and wish you the best of luck for 2016, especially the op. Make sure to take care of yourself.
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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:03 am

2 weeks into 2016 and I still haven't done this yet?!?

Goals for 2015

1. Meet some fellow TIG'ers at Sci-Fi Scarborough and get pissed!
Yes, I managed to met up with several other collectors early last year at the Sci-Fi Scarborough 2015 comic-con.

2. Publish my Top Toys figure guide
Nope, the foundations are there, so 2016 will be the year.

3. Find a correct blaster for my Takara stormie
Yes, all thanks to Corporateslave, a true gent who contacted me after seeing my goals list, thank you.

4. Find a red saber for my Hungarian Vader and blaster for my Hungarian Solo
Yes & No, Blaster found for my Hungarian Solo, but the Vader accessory will be a bitch!

5. Continue collecting COO variants. I estimate I need another 120 so finding 20 is a good target for 2015
Yes, I managed to track down 47 coo variants missing from my collection.

6. Add 1 Glasslite item to my paperwork focus, just 1 will do!!
Yes, Finally added one, the X-Wing Fighter. It should have been 2 but the Tie-Interceptor instructions got lost in the post Sad

Goals for 2016

1. Publish my Top Toys figure guide (This will happen!)

2. Acquire any one of the variants from my MOST WANTED TOP 5 list, in no partial order..

PBP Luke Farmboy
Orange Hair Luke Farmboy
POCH Toxic Limbs Bossk
Toltoys Jawa
PBP No-COO "Disco Boots" Death Squad Commander

3. Add 2 foreign items to my paperwork focus. I missed out of several during 2015 including Meccano, Glasslite and POCH so fingers crossed for 2016.

4. Add 10 figure to my loose POCH collection.

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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:13 am

A lot of awesome goals here! I hope that everyone can complete them.

As for me i just want to get a complete loose set! That's 1st lol.

2nd a Scar Coo Snowtrooper with round cape holes.

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And 3rd I would love to add some Poch/PBP figures to my collection.
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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:36 pm

So I didn't write any goals for last year. Probably because I wasn't very active on the boards at the time and my collecting was not as active as well.

I think I will try to focus a little on my display this year. Try to add some displays and mostly get some posters up. I thought at the end of last year that I would continue my search for Trilogo MOC:s but I had to change that goal and really any other collecting goal. The Swedish currency has taken a dive and the dollar nad Euro have increased by about 25 % the last 3-4 months so it's not the time to buy for me at the moment. So I think I will lay very low until the Swedish currency will be stronger again. Together with Trilogo MOC:S I had thought of buying some MIB vehicles and playsets that I'm missing, but that will not happen either.

So if I don't stumble on any great items with great prices I think my buys will be very limited this year, at least the beginning of the year. Perhaps the Swedish currency will pick it self up and I can buy some stuff later this year.

So I think my focus for the year will be displays and getting posters framed and up on the walls.
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PostSubject: Re: Reflections on 2015 and your collecting goals for 2016   Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:38 pm

my 2016 goals ,
1 keep on going trying to collect as much poch as I can get my hands on
2 find a Toltoys vinyl cape jawa
3 keep going with the ledys
4 complete a loose meccano set (got a death star droid , need the rest)
5 keep trying to have fun and make more friends in the hobby
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