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I loved the harnesses...  Was surprised to learn what they were originally intended for.

I'll bite...what were they originally intended for?

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 2, 2012, 01:24 AM »
Trying for Amanaman next

Speaking of Amanaman, what's a fair price for a loose Amanaman, without his staff or coin?

I like the old-style assassin droids a lot more than the battle droids. I wish we had seen either the lancers or (ultimate wish) a bunch of straight-up IG-88 droid in the prequels.

Couldn't agree with you more.  IG droids just look like they'll just tear you apart.  The battle droids look about as menacing as Robby the Robot.

TRU doesn't carry star wars anymore.

It certainly seems that way over here, too.

I resorted to just ordering the darn thing online from their website.  It's expected to arrive next week. 

I have yet to even see one of these bad boys.   :-\

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: September 26, 2012, 12:27 PM »
I think the Sandtrooper's deco is pretty nice and one of the figures you might actually dig if you see it.

Agreed.  I wasn't at all thrilled about a Sandtrooper being part of this wave, but once I saw it, I knew Hasbro finally nailed it.  The weathering on this particular version is spot-on, IMO. 

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: September 25, 2012, 08:36 PM »
Found a loose Dagobah playset this past weekend for $5 at a thrift store.  It's missing the crates and one figure holder but it was in great shape.  Also found a loose Hammerhead for $2 and a single mynock hunt gas mask from the vintage survival pack for .50 at the same store.  Now I have to find this Yoda....if he even exists.     

I dunno...but I think it's a great idea!

I agree, it's an excellent idea.

Well, if there's a silver lining to the whole Commtech thing, the chips could be used as figure stands.  Plus, the Commtech Reader came with a ball chain to wear all your Commtech chips.  Not sure what the bonus is to that last part.

I hate TPM for the most part, especially these days, but I was kinda happy to add GOOD TPM figures to my collection this year.  *shrugs*

I pretty much hate TPM too, but I know that when TPM came out in 1999, I waited outside TRU for midnight madness trying to gobble up anything and everything with red & black, and this was before I even saw the movie!  I later realized how ridiculous that was.  And of course, as time goes by, our collecting habits mature and evolve and we gain a better sense of focus.  It's at that point where we realize we can pass on certain items and it's okay.  Some people never reach that point (or want to).

But hey, this year's vintage TPM assortment wasn't too shabby.  All of the figures were done well, IMO.  I know I picked up Darth Maul and Sidious.  The problem was with the way Hasbro shipped the same assortment over and over as if every collector was nuts about TPM, and they clearly weren't. 

On another note, I know I like to pick up the occasional Exploited Universe figure if it looks cool/unique, especially the Sith Lord figures.  However, I use my own discretion.  I think that's the key to collecting: being selective and exercising discretion, otherwise, our habits grow out of control and lack any sense or direction.  I know that if I had to stomach buying another Clone Trooper again and again for the sake of having a "complete" collection or a figure of Jar Jar, well, where's that cat 'o nine tails?     

People should just enjoy what they want to collect, and not blast other people for how they enjoy their hobbies.

Is there really any "joy," financially or otherwise, in collecting, hunting, amassing, and hoarding each and every item with a particular logo stamped on it?   

But is there really any meaning to any form of collecting? Isn't it all just the accumulation of stuff no matter how selective you may be?

Well, in theory, collecting should have some personal meaning, regardless of what you collect, otherwise it's mindless consumerism, but I see what you're saying.  The problem is that more often than not, I see many collectors go into automaton mode, buying anything & everything that comes out, and it shouldn't be that way.  Maybe that's why I like watching "Collection Intervention" on Sci-Fi so much.     

Well in that case, okay.   ;)

I have been here quite some time though.....

But I don't believe that the fact that someone has been here longer or their post count is higher excuses rudeness either.

Uh, exactly how was I being rude?  Mace stated that he hates the prequels, yet, he purchases prequel-related figures and such. I merely asked a question in the hopes that he could shed some light as to what his logic was.  How is that "rude?" 

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