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PostSubject: Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit.   Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit. I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 27, 2013 7:46 pm

What would be your Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit.

Is it opening something sealed and you regretting it after?

or missing on a sale that you should have bought?

Is it selling something only to find out its worth a gazillion dollars shortly later?



For me it is not purchasing the toys when i had the chance. I had the chance to buy the ESB line and ROTJ toys in the mid 80's but never did. I could have spent my comic money on those. Biggest star wars regret in my life so far...

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PostSubject: Re: Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit.   Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit. I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 28, 2013 12:14 am

I would have to say my biggest regret was in the early 90's I seen a potf luke stormtrooper plus most of the rest at a local collecting store the whole lot about 8 figures in great shape on the cards for around $500 give or take, now to me in the 90's that was really not a lot of money I was single with more money then brains and could have bought it all but for some reason I never did now I would be lucky to get one of them that I didn't have to save for a few months for.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit.   Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit. I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 28, 2013 2:19 am

No real regrets for me, if i had to pic something id say leaving it till i was about 30 to get into collecting, but better late than never.
Another is not getting into boots 5 years ago, ive never enjoyed my collecting so much.
Oh, and not buying a $2 model trem obi wan years ago when i had it in my hand out of a $2 bin at a fair, i thought it was some dodgy backyard job lol:I am stupid: 
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PostSubject: Re: Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit.   Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit. I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 28, 2013 4:47 am

@AussieFortuna wrote:

Oh, and not buying a $2 model trem obi wan years ago when i had it in my hand out of a $2 bin at a fair, i thought it was some dodgy backyard job lol:I am stupid: 
WOW!! That sucks mate. We live and learn though. Collecting is a rewardable learning excperience in the long run in my experience.

One thing that comes to mind for me from memory is when i collected moc i scored a rebel commander (double stem bubble i think)
on palitoy/gm card with no logo. It was pretty cheap, maybe under £25 or so......this was when i assumed that all bubble seals had
the waffle pattern as i had been lead to believe on my early knowlegde etc. Now, this one had a smooth seal which as i found out
later was normal for this and other certain cardbacks. I asked the seller about it and he said it was from a friend who worked at the coalville
leicester palitoy factory etc and couldn't have been resealed (which is what i thought at the time). The seller was perfectly okay about
my concerns and gave me a refund etc.........i wish i could buy it back now at that price :I am stupid:  Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit.   Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit. I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 28, 2013 4:48 am

My biggest regret is inadvertently focusing on Bespin Luke, it may have resulted in the single most comprehensive guide to any production figure Razz  but it's taken 15 years and probably somewhere in the region of 300 Bespin Lukes to do it. Money I could of spent on other figures Sad  but, hey, shit happens I guess.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit.   Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit. I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 28, 2013 12:42 pm

When i first started collecting i sold many of my childhood weapons with average figures id bought. Many of them trooper and fett blasters which i due to the figures didnt get a good return. Also not realising id need to buy them back at full price further down the line to go in my collection.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit.   Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit. I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 28, 2013 1:33 pm

.....also when I first started collecting, I had 2 V.2 Bespin Luke lightsabers and a European on, I thought they looked fake so I sold them as advertised as 'repros' on ebay with figures. D'oh I coul really do with them back in my collection as they are pretty hard to find!
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PostSubject: Re: Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit.   Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit. I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 28, 2013 3:50 pm

Now I don't know how accurate this memory is as its close to thirty years old, and the regret mainly comes from hindsight. But a few years after they stopped stocking the kenner SW line in the shops I would still pick up items from an antique/bric a brac shop that had access to a warehouse clearance. they stocked a lot of of the early 12 back and 20 back mocs. Every now and again I would take my pocket money along to the shop and pic up a new moc. Now of course I was a kid and the figure was ripped from the card before I even got home, so I no longer have any mocs, just a couple of beat up cardbacks and discoloured childhood beaters. But i'm pretty sure that on one occasion I remeber picking up a couple of Jawa mocs and comparing them, one was a regular cloth cape, the other a vc. I remeber putting the vc back and choosing the cloth cape because it looked more authentic to the film, and I thought the vc looked cheap Shocked. The worst thing about it though is that every moc I bought was a Palitoy, so its possible the vc was a Palitoy also!!! affraid head bang Incedently this is also where i bought my palitoy death Star Playset.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit.   Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit. I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 28, 2013 3:52 pm

My biggest regret was selling my Luke with double extending saber about 12 years ago when I sold a really nice set to friend of mine. I did get that saber back a few years ago only leading to my new regret. When I was showing it off to someone last year I broke the inner piece. It just wasn't meant to be.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit.   Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit. I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 29, 2013 4:27 am

Growing up in Australia as a kid in the 80's I got into star wars figures late in the line. So my biggest regret is in 1986, walking into ToyWorld day after day only to be confronted with a bargain bin packed full of those stupid YakFace POTF carded figures for 99c.

I would rummage around beneath them for a stormtrooper or some kind of Luke but nothing. I would walk out empty handed each time.
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PostSubject: Re: Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit.   Biggest regret(s) with your Star Wars collecting habit. I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 29, 2013 5:31 am

@rattlesnaketoys wrote:
My biggest regret was selling my Luke with double extending saber about 12 years ago when I sold a really nice set to friend of mine. I did get that saber back a few years ago only leading to my new regret. When I was showing it off to someone last year I broke the inner piece. It just wasn't meant to be.
just 3 lines, but what a sad story..
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