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I'll be there with 7 tables packed with vintage, vintage, vintage. Always a good time and the show is now the largest toy show in PA with BOTH sides of the convention center. Hope to see everyone there and stop by and say hi!



James

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Conventions / Re: Pittsburgh's "Steel City Con" Toy & Collectible Show
« on: November 12, 2013, 12:39 PM »
Always a great show with a strong SW presence. I'll be there with plenty of Vintage and Modern stuff so get there early for the best selection. I'm in the center of the venue with the large SABRES EDGE TOYS banner. Stop on out and say hey and see everyone there!


James

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Conventions / Columbus OH Toy Show Sept 15th
« on: August 24, 2013, 11:34 PM »
Hey Guys and gals,

I'm going to be at this show with 6 tables of vintage goodness. I've wanted to set up for years but never could get the stars to line up right, until now. Hopefully some of you can make it and check out what seems to be one of the better toy shows in all of Ohio. Stop by the SABRESEDGE booth and say hi! 8)

www.ctspromotions.com

James

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Celebration VI: Orlando / Re: Anyone Going to Make it to CVI?
« on: August 15, 2012, 02:29 AM »
I'll be there the whole time. The collecting track panels are going to be awesome and the giveaways are one of the best yet. I'm sponsoring the Blue Snaggletooth Star Tot so be on the lookout for him. See you guys next week!

James

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I'll be there in the same spot as usual(in the middle with the large display between the "G" and "H" row markers). Stop by and say hey. Just picked up a rather large vintage and modern collection so lots of goodies will be available. 8)

James

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The show was great as usual(Doug Wangler was entertaining) and I hope everyone got a chance to hit the mall. The next show will be at the end of July and Jeremy Bulloch and Richard Leparmentier(Admiral Motti) will be the SW guests.  8)

James

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I'll be there with lots of Modern and Vintage for sale and looking forward to a great attendance with it being right before Christmas. I'm right smack in the middle of the show in row G, so stop by and say hey. If you guys are having a dinner again on Friday LMK, and maybe we'll come out for a bit.

James

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Modern Trading / Looking for UPC's from BAD-Legacy-Vintage-Saga Legends
« on: September 22, 2010, 02:02 AM »
I'm looking for UPC's from the above lines for a few mailaway Rocket Fetts. I have tons of loose complete(or near complete) modern figs and vintage as well. PM me what you're looking to get for yours and let's do some trading! 8)

James

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Conventions / Re: Pittsburgh's "Steel City Con" Toy & Collectible Show
« on: November 14, 2009, 02:24 AM »
We're doing dinner Friday night (the locals) if you wanna join us James.  Just let me know.  I have your cell # I believe.

It's a possibility. I'll be at the show until 7pm and then hotel check in. I have to see what the wifey wants to do as well. I just PM'd you my cell in case you don't have it. 8)

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Conventions / Re: Pittsburgh's "Steel City Con" Toy & Collectible Show
« on: November 14, 2009, 12:17 AM »
Just an update that Peter Mayhew will be signing ALL 3 days and not just Sat and Sun. I'll be set up there(not sure where yet since it's a new venue) but look for the SABRESEDGE  banner or 4 tables worth of SW goodness! 8)

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Vintage Kenner / Re: New To Vintage Collecting? Some Tips!
« on: September 2, 2009, 01:01 AM »
Thanks for the info, that is great to know!

I have tried to be pretty selective about the loose figs I am picking up, most are from reputable dealers with 100% feedback and have detailed descriptions and photos. I have definitely noticed a few auctions that seem intentionally vague out there.

Last stupid question - what kind of a grading scale is being used on these things? I see lots of C10 and C9.5 but I have no idea what those points correspond to. Is it some kind of AFA standard?

That's a whole other story altogether. One person's idea of C9 may be different from yours. If they hold the figure by the head and shake it slightly and the limbs don't wobble, they may consider it C9. Upon further inspection though, it may have slight paint wear, factory paint overspray, or marks on the inner parts of the arms or legs.

I believe C10 figures DO NOT EXIST. There is always a flaw with a figure like the ones mentioned above. I've even seen ones opened from cut cards with marks on them from rubbing against the bubble or a mark probably made prior to leaving the conveyor to the bubble attachment area. Very few have ever graded AFA 100 and those sell for astronomical(and not worth it IMHO)prices.

There's not a universal grading system per say, but mostly what you decide you're willing to settle for as far as your own grading standard. Some collectors prefer figures minty ones in case they have to sell them sometime in the future. Others just want to display them in dioramas or give them to their kids to play with. In the latter case, it also keeps your kids attention away from "Daddy's Toys" in the house. ;)

If you are looking for high grade figures. You might be better off buying ones on beat up cards and opening them. GASP! :o I know some of you are shocked right now with me saying this, but I've seen everything from a POTF R2 Pop Up Saber to a ESB red Sanggletooth opened in front of me after I sold them to people who wanted minty figures and hated AFA. On the other hand, cut and damaged cards have lately brought higher prices since AFA collectors are sending them in to get the "U" or uncirculated grades. These add a premium price and spawned a whole new breed of collectors.

I do have lots of vintage figures available(loose and MOC) so if you're looking for certain ones, feel free to send me a PM and I can see what I can do for you. I'm also listed on Rebelscum under the same name if you need references or feedback.

James

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Conventions / Re: Screaming Tiki Con - Ohio
« on: September 1, 2009, 02:04 AM »
SCREAMING TIKI CON NILES OH NOV SHOW  POSTPONED


www.screamingtikicon.com

A NEW 2010 DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED HERE!



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Vintage Kenner / Re: New To Vintage Collecting? Some Tips!
« on: September 1, 2009, 01:58 AM »
I can see I'll be spending a lot of time in here.  ;D

I have caught the vintage collecting bug BAD in the past few weeks. I was a dedicated collector in my younger days and then lost interest around the time Kenner went under.

I got back into the whole thing with the first Clone Wars animated series. (Tartakovsky = brilliant) From there I morphed seamlessly into the CGI CW merchandise. I have pretty much everything CW related that is currently available, so my interest soon gravitated back to the original Kenner swag.

Luckily most of my early collection survived, with the exception of a few vehicles and playsets, so after a quick review I found I only needed about 18 more figs for a complete collection. And with that, the hunt was on.

Luckily eBay and I are old friends, so I have not had much trouble scoring the remainders so far. I can already see Yak Face will the the last to pick up. Even loose that mother is pricey!

I do have a question about "repro" weapons - I often see this noted in auction listings. Are these vintage era weapons from other figures being substituted or post-80's reproductions, like from the "Saga" re-releases?

I try to steer clear of anything that isn't 100% authentic or complete, but I'm still curious what that REPRO tag implies.




Anytime you see REPRO in an auction with a loose vintage figure, the weapon you're receiving was NOT made in the 70's or 80's, but around the early to mid 90's and are not considered original. Most REPRO weapons will sink if put in a glass or water or make a "tingy" sound when dropped on a hard surface. Originals float in water, will not make that sound, and are in much higher demand then their 90's versions. The REPRO weapons are often easy to spot to the trained eye and some are even off on the colors. For example, some repro blasters are dark grey when they should be black or blue.

The Saga weapons are actually larger in size and are very easy to spot. I would recommend staying away from ebay for loose figure purchases with any dealer that has REPRO in the description or even sells lots of weapons by themselves. Some dealers include the phrase, "weapons and accessories that come with these figures may or may not be reproductions", somewhere near the end of their description which keeps them out of trouble with ebay.

James

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Conventions / Re: SCREAMING TIKI CON CLEVELAND JULY 10-12
« on: June 1, 2009, 10:59 PM »
Michael Rosenbaum(Lex Luthor) has now been added. He's been nice enough to come to the show on his birthday. 8) Come on down and party like a rockstar!

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I am already stoked for this guest.  :)  New center, awesome guest...  You gotta come eat at Primanti's with us too for once.

I'll be set up at this one. It might be too much to ask the wife to watch the booth while I leave to go get food, but you never know. ;)

James

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