The Imperial Gunnery Forum


International Vintage Star Wars Collector Forum
 
HomeTIG.comSearchRegisterLog in

Share
 

 This is really happening huh??

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
robbiezombbie
Imperial Officer
Imperial Officer
robbiezombbie

Posts : 83
Join date : 2010-10-05
Age : 43
Location : Sacramento, CA

This is really happening huh?? Empty
PostSubject: This is really happening huh??   This is really happening huh?? I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 17, 2016 7:22 pm

So I haven’t logged on in a bit so I figured I would come check out what’s new. My mind is officially blown. I cannot believe the amount of new items being reproduced. I knew about the AFA cases and AFA stickers being done but now people have Seriously resorted to repro DewBack reigns??? X-Wing canopies?? BOX INSERTS??? Really???
The amount of new repro stuff is enough to make a collector wanna quit collecting. Who honestly has time to drag a microscope to a shop, or a convention to inspect what they are buying. If I don’t log back in for a year what will be next? Full ship reproductions? Vintage AA Battery repros? It’s disgusting. Ok, sorry Rant over.
Back to top Go down
http://terrorgloves.com
DarthBerizing
Johnpaul Ragusa
Johnpaul Ragusa
DarthBerizing

Posts : 7045
Join date : 2009-11-24
Age : 47
Location : Dutchess County, NY

This is really happening huh?? Empty
PostSubject: Re: This is really happening huh??   This is really happening huh?? I_icon_minitimeWed Aug 17, 2016 9:58 pm

ummm welcome back? lol!

You're not bananas, we are seeing an increase in the amount of repros, types and new areas. What kills me personally is that most of these could easily marked overtly and the possible problems wouldn't even have a chance to thrive. The people involved also love to act as good stewards to the hobby as well, showing the small hard to see "R" tucked away in a corner of a box. It would literally take no real effort to change the POP to say "repro" of have a blaster clearly marked or a different color.

That said, I know a website that helps you spot fakes Razz

_________________________________________________
SHEESH!!!!i am not raping anyones childhood!!!! - Darren
P.S. I'm glad you didn't get your toy - Baytrooper
wow WOW! he brings more cowbell to every forum!! - Ross_C
Feedback TIG
http://tinyurl.com/TIGfeedback & RS http://tinyurl.com/berizingfeedback
Back to top Go down
http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com
ArtooDetour
Admin
Admin
ArtooDetour

Posts : 9063
Join date : 2010-03-13

This is really happening huh?? Empty
PostSubject: Re: This is really happening huh??   This is really happening huh?? I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 19, 2016 4:17 am

It was the Stormtrooper figures a few years back that really surprised me - making exact copies of figures right down to the vintage coo marks. More a middle finger up to Kenner than a custom imo. If repro makers think they're great 'customisers', 'fan artists', 'replicators' whatever, why not take pride in their work and use unique and visible stamps, logos and colours? Sadly the demand is in exact copies. Collect how you want, but a large part of the hobby now is a lazy market for collectors happy to mix repro with vintage.

_________________________________________________
Paul F,

thevintagetoyadvertiser.org 1970s and 80s vintage toy ads and other retro paperworks

imperialgunnery.com Vintage Star Wars action figure weapons and accessories guide
Back to top Go down
aussiejames
Admin
Admin
aussiejames

Posts : 7731
Join date : 2009-11-12
Age : 45
Location : Western Australia

This is really happening huh?? Empty
PostSubject: Re: This is really happening huh??   This is really happening huh?? I_icon_minitimeFri Aug 19, 2016 9:07 pm

Welcome back Smile Yes it's getting crazy out there:
This is really happening huh?? 13130868_1046302535418483_8448813852719381416_o_zpsty9dqxz8

Twisted Evil Sad Sad
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




This is really happening huh?? Empty
PostSubject: Re: This is really happening huh??   This is really happening huh?? I_icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 

This is really happening huh??

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Imperial Gunnery Forum :: Vintage Star Wars Chat
-