OK, this is what I am calling my "Gross MOC Run" that just started as an idea as I stared at my Palitoy 12B Vader wondering how I could showcase him better. So after a while and some beer and researching, it came to me.
The concept is this...
There are 12 figures in the initial run (and they are what got me into the hobby late in 2012) ...
There are 12 main card back 'batches' (not including letter variations, just the main types) ...
They are the 12, 20, 21, 31, 32, 41, 45, 47, 48, 65, 77 & 79 backs (POTF and TriLogos excluded)
All first 12 figures can be found on one of those 12 back batches.
12 x 12 = 144 AKA, a Gross
Voila! A "Gross MOC run".
I guess its a catchier name than 12 on 12 Run or whatever.
And yes, it doesn't consist of 144 figures, nor do I think there are 144 possible combinations... just let me have the name!
My goals are long term and simple but should be an everlasting, fun journey and I am sure I will learn a ton along the way!
I will be accepting MOCs in almost any condition except no major cracks in the bubbles. Tiny cracks in dented areas are OK.
Rough cards, yellowed or dented bubbles are all to be considered.
I will upgrade or swap pieces as time moves forward to change their display order around.
I will accept a non US Kenner back and hope to get a few along the way.
The only rule I placed on myself is that R2 and C-3PO must be the originals so I am limited to 12 - 41 backs there.
Death Squad Commander's name MUST be DSC, so I am limited to 12 - 21 backs there.
So here is my start.
7 down and 1 on its way to me soon.
Already have a miscard (Jawa upside down bubble) and a cool dark haired Luke.
Not a bad start I think.
I plan to keep this updated as my journey continues!
I hope you like!
I never heard of anyone doing this type of run, but if you have, please let me know. I would love to see someone else's version of it.UPDATED PIC AND DETAILS JULY 24th 2014Darth Vader Palitoy SW 12B
(my original - card is a bit rough)Princess Leia SW 20H
(dented bubble)Death Squad Commander SW 21B
(dented bubble)R2-D2 Solid ESB 31A
(AFA 75 - slight dent in bubble)C-3PO Fixed Limbs ESB 32A
(beat card)Luke Skywalker ESB 41E
(brown hair, yellowed bubble)Han Solo Big Head ESB 45A
(staple holes in card) Sand people ESB 47A
(ink touchup to price sticker area front right) Chewbacca ESB 48A
(AFA 75 card 70)Jawa ROTJ 65B
(upside down bubble)Stormtrooper ROTJ 77A
(slightly yellowed bubble)Ben Kenobi ROTJ 79A