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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 2, 2014, 11:35 PM »
Great recent pick ups everyone. Not much has been added to my collection lately, did score a very good Blue snaggletooth for $80 around the holidays.

Darby - good scores at Forever Young. That lady has been "closing" shop for years. How's the vintage selection at Kapow? I've been meaning to go there myself some day.

Dale - sweet Canadian header, looks to be in great shape. How are you displaying it?

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series 2014 Wave 3
« on: February 16, 2014, 12:11 PM »
Great coverage on Toy Fair Jeff! Was there any indication as to when this wave would come out? The Jedi Luke is the 6" figure I've been waiting for. Thanks!

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Amazon Droid Factory Multi-Pack
« on: November 21, 2013, 09:35 PM »
$40 on Amazon now...  Far better deal, but really they were worthy at $60 considering you got a bunch of basically army builder repaints and a couple dandy droids.

If people can unwrap themselves from the thought that they're paying $60 for 2 figures, they'd probably be happier collectors.

It's easier to swallow when you sell off the other figures to friends. It's how I just justified buying the set. While it was great for this to be an army builder set, I either had enough of a particular fig (Sandtrooper) or no desire for a fig (the clone). Thankfully someone is taking most of these off my hands so I can keep the BADs. Also made sure to click the banner on the news page to give a little something something to JD   :-*

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Unfortunately, I didn't think of taking pics until after I finished peeling the bubble off the card. The bubble was about 50% off the card when I pulled it out of the package which is the same type they use to ship DVD box sets. The card itself was bent at the top as it looked like the figure was jammed into the package.

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So my Mara Jade came in from Amazon today. For the carded collector, packaging will be a problem - the figure shipped in a box barely large enough to fit the figure. The card was all bent out of shape and the bubble was popping off. Since I'm a loose collector that doesn't bother me, but I'm sure it would others. On the plus side, the hair/forehead issue has been resolved - the hairline comes further down the head and makes Mara look more normal. Overall it's a nice figure, not what we voted for but I'll definitely take it over not having Mara Jade at all.

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Got an email from amazon today asking if I wanted them to cancel my order for Mara Jade. The message indicated they were having trouble getting more and that they would only continue to try if I told them to do so. Of course I said continue trying, originally I was supposed to have the fig on 10/28 according to my pre-order notice. Either Amazon didn't order sufficient amounts for demand or distribution has been screwed again. Of course it would occur on the only figure in the first 2 waves that I wanted, sigh...

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: September 1, 2013, 05:48 PM »
Darby - your pickups as of late have been killer man! Finding a Skiff at of all places a record store is quite the achievement and the TIE Fighter and Landspeeder look to be in great shape. Congrats!

JMan - you should give putting together the Death Star a try, it's quite fun and such a beautiful piece to look at in person.

Phruby - great pic of your son enjoying the thrill of playing with vintage. That's the way it should be.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: August 17, 2013, 12:11 PM »
JMan - congrats on picking up the Droids duo, they're such a pain to find and for you to get them at the same time is quite a feat. kudos!

Darby - you had a great haul at Chicago Comic-Con - the Sandcrawler and TIE Bomber look awesome. And what a catch at Quake, I haven't been to the Chicago store in about 6 months (a 2nd store has opened in Schaumburg just a few miles from me) and damn do I now regret it, haha. But good to know that a Droids R2 went to someone from these boards.

Oh and that Toltoys Death Star you saw at Comic-Con, I think I know where that went off to...  ;)



Here's my haul form Comic-Con weekend - I went Friday and Sunday. Once I saw the Toltoys Death Star on Friday I knew it had to be mine. I've never seen a complete set in person, whether it be Palitoy, Kenner Canada, or Toltoys, so after thinking about it for 2-3 seconds I took the plunge. The vendor who was selling it was very helpful and patient as we opened up the box and looked at each piece in painstaking detail. I even got it for less than what he was asking for.

In the end, the playset itself is in amazing shape - the canopy is yellowed and has a crack, but a repro canopy for display purposes should do the trick. The box is pretty beat up, but putting in some foam blocks to give it shape has helped. Here's a pic of the fully assembled set (canopy not pictured)...



This has been a busy month for my vintage collecting. I also picked up a Sise Fromm off of eBay as well as a number of other items from RS which I should be receiving next week. The lull in the modern line has led to quite the jump in out of pocket vintage costs. But it's all worth it.

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Two stores near where I live in the Chicago burbs did get the Malgus wave, but eachno longer had the Malgus or INCs. A couple of CW Anakins and a Hoth Luke, but in the end mostly TPM figures. I figure each store got 5 cases of the wave based on the number of TPM figures.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: July 16, 2013, 09:58 PM »
Nice scores Jason!  The A-wing especially is a great score.  Is that front one vintage or the modern version?  Looks brand new!

Thanks Jman! The A-Wing in front is my new vintage fighter, it's a beaut.

Darby - Forever Young is still on Belmont. The owner has been trying to sell it for years, she's in financial trouble I think, but still overcharges significantly. I had to work the Tig Fromm to a reasonable price.

Nick - getting boxes is exciting, it helps us complete our sets. I've bought a lot of boxes over the years, so kudos on your pickup

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: July 6, 2013, 11:10 AM »
I sure have missed a lot of great acquisitions from you guys lately. I need to get my act together and check things out more often. Congrats to everyone.

I've been busy over the last few months, but had opportunities to pick up some vintage items along the way.

From a couple of stores here in Chicagoland (Quake & Forever Young), I picked up a sweet Collector Series Vader TIE Fighter and a few figures. I was looking to get a boxed DV TIE to help complete the run, but this piece was shocking. Not only was it inexpensive, but the vehicle is pristine - stickers unapplied and contains the original inserts. Likely it was opened, removed once or twice and then displayed as is. The Tig Fromm was a nice score too, helps me get ever closer to completing the Droids run. The die-cast Snowspeeder was a cheap $7 pickup..



Then at the Kane County Toy Show, it was quite a haul of cheap but quality items. An incomplete ESB Droid Factory set - I still haven't figured out what exactly is missing, not much though - along with 2 carded figures for $20 total, a couple of die-cast ships, and a Boba Fett Mailer for $50! I'm still researching the Fett, but I believe the box belongs to the Survival Kit, so not a complete set but for the price who am I to complain?



And most recently, I picked up a DROIDS A-Wing Fighter. It's only missing the inserts, but its a beautiful piece. It now brings me to needing only 1 vehicle (the Sonic Controlled Landspeeder) to complete the US run. Looking forward to that...



Picking up the A-Wing also will give me the opportunity to sell off a couple of loose A-Wings that I picked up last year off of Craigslist. But before I do that, I couldn't resist snapping a picture of 3 A-Wings together in flight. It's not every day you see something like this...



The break in the modern line has been a blessing. Picking up so much vintage is such great fun.  :D

Cheers!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPhone Thread
« on: October 29, 2012, 09:36 PM »
Hey Jesse, if you could let me know what you did to get your pics from the crackberry to the iPhone that would be great. We're essentially trying to do the same thing.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Apple iPhone Thread
« on: October 28, 2012, 03:16 PM »
So my Mrs just got her first iPhone, the 5. We're trying to put pics from her Windows 7 laptop onto the iPhone. ITunes doesn't appear to support photos, so I'm trying to access the internal storage of the phone as if it were a flash drive / camera. Though I can see the DCIM folder on the storage, we can't write to it. My Google-fu is showing me that Apple restricts access to the iOS file system, but I would think accessing the photos shouldn't be as problematic as this. Am I missing , is there a way to access DCIM without using a 3rd party app or does iTunes support photos and we're missing it?

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 26, 2012, 05:34 PM »
Good pickups on the boxes bf14, hard to find just the boxes in good shape for many of those. So sometimes a premium has to be paid, I think you did fine personally.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: September 25, 2012, 05:07 PM »
Thanks guys! Getting the offerless Jedi Luke was something that completely came out of left field. On the occassions when I have seen one they were going for some mad money and I wasn't ready to go down that path. But for $45, I'll sure as hell do it.  ;D

Double I - if you're only going to have one carded figure, Jedi Luke is definitely the way to go!

Jesse - the Star Tots are awesome, Chris G and all the SWCA crew did a helluva job with this giveaway.

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