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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:04 am

Thanks Texan!
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:36 pm

Broke - congrats on the latest trio of loosies. Everytime I see a loose IG-88 I'm reminded just how cool a sculpt it is. And you got a hollow eye version too cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:14 am

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Broke - congrats on the latest trio of loosies. Everytime I see a loose IG-88 I'm reminded just how cool a sculpt it is. And you got a hollow eye version too cheers

I second this! IG-88 is such an awesome character and figure.

Do you have both versions now? Congrats regardless! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:47 pm



Picked this up last week.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:51 pm

amazing , my favorite figure on my favorite card cheers head bang
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:49 pm

Whoa that sand people is awesome.

I got my Vader Tie Fighter in and I ordered a Pop Up R2D2. And an expensive S.T.A.R Sentry from The Black Hole.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:58 am

Nothing super special, but while he is not completely 100% mint, the X-Wing Luke is a substantial upgrade in quality from my childhood X-Wing Luke figure who has seen better days.

And Endor Leia is special as it is a gift for my new wife as an addition to her own (not only vintage) Leia figure collection.



I still cant stand the eyes on the x-wing Luke though, part of why i haven't cared too much to upgrade him before now i guess, but can justify this one as a sort of variant to my original as this one is raised bar and original isn't (but i dont tend to go for COO variations in general though).
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:41 am

TheSchwartz- Beautiful Tusken! geek

Feenicks - Congrats on upgrading Luke XWP! I have to agree about the eyes. :I am stupid: Leia is a beauty, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:49 am

It took me about 4 hours of a soak in vinegar to get the corrosion off of the battery compartment after I had taken it apart. I checked all the wiring to make sure they worked. I wasn't getting lights or sound when the Darth Tie Fighter arrived. After the 4 hour soak I started working on it. This Darth Tie isn't like the others I've seen. It has a spring on the left side instead of the copper posts where the batteries touch. The copper spring is like the white Tie Fighter. It took me a long time to get it lined up perfectly. I oiled the motor and jump started it. Everything started working like it was supposed to. The stickers that were coming up I put back down with some soft stick glue and they look fabulous now. But they don't show in the pictures. But as true to my normal methods I have a replacement cabin with working electronics ordered. I was going to take those and put in this one. No need now. So here she is in full working condition















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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:27 pm

Some nice pickups in here over last couple of days.

Nice tusken on a 20 back. I don't know all the back and whatnot as I don't collect carded but is this one fairly rare?

couldn't agree more regarding luke xwing eyes. The dots kind of make it look non human more like an anime type thing or something.

Congrats on getting the vader tie working broke. Glad it came back to life. Now with a second piece coming you can make a crash scene and imbed I into the sand or something. lol

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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:27 pm

I have a special formula that I clean figures and ships with. I'll be using it on this R2D2 tonight. It's a repro saber because I lost a bid by $2 the other night on a real one. Ended up $200+ but there will be another. But he looks pretty good:










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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:20 pm

Throw the sabre out youll be happier
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:56 pm

TheSchwartz - congrats on the Tusken moc, very nice!

Feenicks - congrats on the Luke and Leia. Luke X Wing is one of my fave figures but I agree his eyes are pretty pointless and he looks nothing like Luke. Luckily he always gets high billing for being the first pilot figure and one of those rare figures that is good at keeping hold of his blaster cheers

Broke - much prefer the pics of R2 without that dodgy bit of plastic sticking out his dome.

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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:00 pm

I am open to any and all offers to help me find an original saber. Seriously, I would love nothing more. The fact that I lost an original by $2 is heartbreaking. Let's make this a group effort.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:03 pm

post a wtb thread on any forums that you use. also ebay . unfortunately these days your really gonna have to pay a lot for a legit one . its just the way it is Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:40 pm

I can remember only a few years back when an R2 and pop up saber was around 50 - 70 USD. I used to think then it was expensive but now it's just mental. Wish I'd picked one up then but hey Rolling Eyes
As Bill said, ask around. if you're prepared to pay you'll get one eventually and have the satisfaction of knowing you have a genuine real deal accessory if you get it from a trusted source.

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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:21 pm

Yeah I'm so new here I don't really know who to trust or not so I just trust everybody. It will probably get me in trouble at some point. But everyone seems so nice and helpful here
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:22 pm

As a side note, he cleaned up wonderfully with my cleaning solution.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:59 am

no one on most forums is going to rip you off although i have to say its a very scary time for new collectors sometimes with the amount of repro garbage being released
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:34 am

Broke,

Great work on the Vader TIE Fighter! It's a beauty.

And congrats on the R2-D2.. now the hunt begins to find the saber. head bang
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:50 am

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Great work on the Vader TIE Fighter! It's a beauty.

And congrats on the R2-D2.. now the hunt begins to find the saber. head bang

Saber. Yeah. Any place you think I could/should start to look? I have funds, just no connections
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:59 am

I was lucky to buy mine complete. Since then, I've only seen less than a handful on eBay or threads.

Just constantly keep an eye out and make sure you update your WTB thread so collectors can see.

That's all I got. Stormie Smiley
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:11 am

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I was lucky to buy mine complete. Since then, I've only seen less than a handful on eBay or threads.

Just constantly keep an eye out and make sure you update your WTB thread so collectors can see.

That's all I got. Stormie Smiley

Not inspiring but good advice. I'll keep an eye out. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Your Latest Vintage Purchases - Volume 12   Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:22 pm

Thats why theyre expensive in todays market theyre uncommon these days compared to say jedi figures . The market is very hot right now but youll get one... patience young jedi
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