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PostSubject: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:37 am

I have finally decided to dig thru my old boxes to see what all has survived multiple moves and years of storage in non-climate controlled storage. What I have found is somewhat disappointing as I remembered many of the original boxes to be in much better shape than they have turned out to be. Here are some of the playsets I've found. I havent gotten around to sorting thru figures yet. Fortunately, I did have the foresight to store the good figures with the original weapons individually in ziplock bags so that saved alot of them from certain doom....lol I will post up some pics of them soon along with the containers of extra accessories that I found.
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PostSubject: Re: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:41 am

Nice items though. Good that you even saved the boxes. Many of us as kids didn't care about the cardboard. lol! The falcon I can see is missing the little arm and training ball. That is a piece that always seems to be missing. Look forward to seeing more.

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PostSubject: Re: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:41 pm

Thanks. I dont know what happened to that damn arm and ball...lol. I got some diggin to do. Found a box that had a loose slave one, tie fighter At-St and snowspeeder. The snowspeeder faired pretty well but more than I can say for the tie fighter and mini-atat..lol. Things were laying on top of each other in the heat and they got warped. .... : (

Oh well, the snow speeder was my pride. I had so much fun with that thing...lol. I made sure it survived. One of the light guns on the front has a bit of a warp to it but its small. I have the box for it too but no instructions or cardboard I dont think. The only reason I kept the boxes is because we were moving all the time....Had to have something to box them up in to move with....lol
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PostSubject: Re: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:29 pm

Wow your childhood stuff is in great shape! I grew up with the modern stuff but still have most of the boxes from my star wars things. Not because we moved but because my dad insisted they would help with value. Smart fellow, although now he is bugging me to remove them from their attic
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PostSubject: Re: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:39 pm

Here are some more pics of some other goodies I found.
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The next few pics are of the extra weapons and accessories Kenner sent me when I wrote to them telling them I lost some of the guns.
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I dont know if these little pamphlets are worth saving but I saved some.
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Heartbreak is when you find out that a mouse decided to turn your StarWars collection into a nest.....ugg
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Am I the only one that doesnt have the little ship that goes in the bottom?...lol
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My only still on card. I remember when I bought this. They had them marked down to like next to nothing because it was a character no one wanted...haha. This was the only figure they had and they had a bunch of them...lol
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PostSubject: Re: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:43 pm

Almost forgot my Snow SPeeder.....lol
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PostSubject: Re: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:39 pm

You shouldn't be disappointed in the slightest about condition because it's just fantastic you still have all those childhood items! Most look in good shape anyway.

How come you have so many multiples of weapons? Did you army build or just buy lots of the same figures?

Also, I spotted a Vic Firth logo on some of your backgrounds :drumroll:  Very Happy

edit: ah, I just saw on your intro thread that you had Kenner send you some bags of replacement weapons over.

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PostSubject: Re: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:18 pm

Yup, a drummer here.....lol. You can see what my pad gets used for....: P

I am glad I still managed to hang on to alot of this stuff. Keeps you grounded. That is a reminder of the good parts of being a kid.

The extra weapons were a gimme from Kenner. I was losing my weapons left and right. What the cats didnt eat got vacuumed up and thrown out. So I saw on some instructions it said that if you lose a part, they will send you a new one. So I wrote to them and asked for some spare weapons. They sent me a bag of misc. weapons and accessories. I did that twice so thats why I have so many....lol.

I was ocd even as a kid....lol. If I had a toy it just had to be complete...: )
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PostSubject: Re: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:26 pm

Shocked You did a great job keeping so many weapons /accessories. I think OCD & collecting go hand in hand Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:43 am

very cool and definitely still has alot of value there
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PostSubject: Re: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:16 am

This is great stuff considering it is from your childhood and survived in this condition. I skimmed the comments as I am playing catch up on a few threads so don't know if anyone mentioned but I saw one of your bespin Luke's has a Jedi Luke green saber. Didnt look real close to see if all the others are paired up correctly but that one stood out to me.

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PostSubject: Re: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:56 pm

Thanks for noticing that saber. I dont know if I have another correct saber. Will have to look.

Dug out my walker and cleaned it up over the weekend. Light and gun motor didnt work at first but after getting the motor turned a couple times it fired right over and works like a champ.
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PostSubject: Re: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:00 am

The At-At came out pristine, right down to the cockpit stickers. Good job. Love the shot of the working chin guns.

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PostSubject: Re: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:56 pm

Thanks M8. It seems as tho the toys that were in boxes lower in the stacks survived much better in regards to the stickers/decals not losing their gloss or shine. Those on the ATAT I was able to wipe down but the ones on the Snow Speeder and Falcon were dried out to the point that they would just flake right off if not extremely careful.
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PostSubject: Re: Work in progress. Sorting thru my old collection to see whats survived.   Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:45 am

Wow very impressive collection you have, I would like to go back in time and tell me to keep the good items I had sealed.

The Falcon is in awesome shape hopefully you will stumble upon the arm and ball, I was very lucky when I got mine, I didn't need to worry about locating that little part Smile.

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