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PostSubject: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 16, 2010 7:44 pm

hey guys, the more i am looking at sw stuff, the more i want to collect!!! at the begining i wanted just one figure because it reminded me my childhood and then 3 to go with the first one and then why not collecting the first wave of 12 and then why not collecting the second wave of 9 to have the 21 sw figures and then why not add a tie fighter and a landspeeder...after that i would stop, that's what happened for 3-4 weeks and ding ding, what happened today? why not adding a patrol dewback...aaaahhhh!!! it is non stop...are you like that? that's exactly the same for my comic books...aaaaaah! :I am stupid:
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 16, 2010 7:50 pm

It is impossible to resist. Smile I've stopped collecting vintage a few times but then it draws me back in. I guess the good thing with vintage or star wars collecting in general (or bad depending on which way you look at it) is that the range is massive so there is always the lure to keep adding or upgrading your collection.
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 16, 2010 7:52 pm

impossible to resist, you are absolutely right cejay! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 16, 2010 8:28 pm

that's exactly how I got sucked in! Just wanted the original 12 I got through the mail as a kid to start with-now I want all the figures,vehicles,and playsets! I don't think theres an end in sight now!
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 16, 2010 8:39 pm

I remember saying "I just want the set of 92 and i'll be happy"

Man was I wrong!
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 16, 2010 9:56 pm

"I don't think theres an end in sight now!" Laughing Laughing Yep that's the fun part
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 16, 2010 10:15 pm

@Darthberizing wrote:
I remember saying "I just want the set of 92 and i'll be happy"

Man was I wrong!

That was me too. Now it is the set of 62. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 16, 2010 10:16 pm

Do yourself a favour and don't buy ANY carded figures.. once you do.. it is all over.
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 16, 2010 10:37 pm

@cejay wrote:
Do yourself a favour and don't buy ANY carded figures.. once you do.. it is all over.
too late Laughing https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/vintage-limelights-f6/domr2-s-star-wars-collection-t700.htm
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 9:07 am

i am now fighting with myself for not buying the patrol dewback and a moc luke jedi blue saber... head bang
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 9:11 am

@domr2 wrote:
i am now fighting with myself for not buying the patrol dewback and a moc luke jedi blue saber... head bang


Don't do it! If I kicked myself for every item I would've, could've or should've bought my ass would look as blue as a smurf
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 9:19 am

I know what you mean lads... Everthing vinatge (and sometimes modern Shocked ) I see I want.

I been trying the "Focus" therapy for the last year and a bit and I found it really enjoyable and I am still learing new stuff all the time.
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 10:28 am

I don't think you can hit an end point as the vintage line is just so expansive its a more a case of your tastes and focuses change and evolve Smile

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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 10:28 am

[/quote]Don't do it! If I kicked myself for every item I would've, could've or should've bought my ass would look as blue as a smurf[/quote]

LOL! sick
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 10:29 am

@cejay wrote:
Do yourself a favour and don't buy ANY carded figures.. once you do.. it is all over.

I'll second that quote. Smile

For the longest time I considered myself a loose collector ONLY! Then I picked up my first Rebel Commando MOC and it was all down hill from there! Wink

Actually though, I haven't been happier since I made the jump into carded. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 10:35 am

since i have completed the 21 sw moc run...it is a constant temptation to go further...even 2-3 days ago i did not want to go further, but you know how it is, the more you see others' collection, the more you see interesting pieces and the more you want! 🐰
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 10:40 am

@RebelChris wrote:
@cejay wrote:
Do yourself a favour and don't buy ANY carded figures.. once you do.. it is all over.

I'll second that quote. Smile

For the longest time I considered myself a loose collector ONLY! Then I picked up my first Rebel Commando MOC and it was all down hill from there! Wink

Actually though, I haven't been happier since I made the jump into carded. Very Happy

True Lads! I'm totally hooked on getting the Luke Cards... Just picked up another two variants: HK 65-B Back (blue Sabre) a few days ago and more recently: 77-A Back (rarer Hong Kong release).
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 3:07 pm

Its not to bad if you start a focus and stick with it. Me, I just couldn't do it. I started with the 4-LOM offer cards, then moved to AT AT Driver focus figuring it would be easier to do. HA! Not only do I have those two going, but baggies and completing the multi-packs and mail away figures along with a set of loose figures, cardbacks, and Polish and Mex/SA bootlegs. No
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 5:21 pm

Jeez lads, great thread.

I can totally relate to this as I'm sure most of us can.

This all started about 4 years ago, one drunken night me and my brother looked up the old Transformers we used to have as kids on the Bay and I bought a loose Kup. I then moved onto He-Man, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Action Force, Transformers, Thundercats...basically nostalgic items we owned as kids.

I started focusing on SW and it's funny how it's evolved. I went from buying loose figures and splashing out £30-£40 for a POTF figure to now when I've spent £500 on a carded Palitoy figure.....fucking crazy money...... on a toy!!!

My mates think I'm mental and none of them have a clue on the real value of my collection.

But I get such enjoyment from the hobby, from the hunt of deals and from the friends I've made.

I love it, and I'm still as addicted as I was a few years back.....Lovin the Syndrome!!!
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 6:40 pm

You can't win guys, if you buy these collectibles the addiction will become more powerful than you can ever imagine......
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 7:22 pm

@Joe_O wrote:
You can't win guys, if you buy these collectibles the addiction will become more powerful than you can ever imagine......

i am affraid that you're right joe! star wars is probably the pop culture icon of the 20th century, so that maybe why...
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 7:42 pm

wait to you collect your first Lili Ledy variant you'll be hooked like the rest of us. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 17, 2010 9:02 pm

@vintageSWfan wrote:
wait to you collect your first Lili Ledy variant you'll be hooked like the rest of us. cheers

i should stay away for now then! whack
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeThu Mar 18, 2010 2:54 pm

maybe some should start vintage star wars buyer annonimuos, lol , so we can cure or selfs of our problem





nahhhhhhhhhhhh , i love trouble , just ask around , btw me and laila ar back together cheers


dont shoot me guy's iam only male
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PostSubject: Re: the collector's syndrome   the collector's syndrome I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 19, 2010 4:33 am

Lol Jimmy.
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