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Vintage Kenner / Best vintage deals you've gotten
« on: September 24, 2003, 09:22 PM »
I couldn't find a thread talkin about this so I thought I would bring it up. What are some of the greatest vintage deals you've gotten over the years, something to give us hope for the future. There was a time when I could get a great deal on something on ebay almost everyday, now i find it quite hard, but letsee what you've gotten that could be deemed a "greal deal!"

Here's some for me...

1.) Loose, mint, and complete (LMC) blue saber Jedi Luke for $15 at a time when this guy was going for $50 easy in that condition
2.) Loose, near-mint and complete w/ box Death Star Space Station at of all things a baseball card convention. EDIT: hehe oops forgot to mention I got the set for $50.
3.) All 3 POTF mini-rigs, LMC for $30 in 2 seperate deals on ebay
4.) 12 LMC figs for $70 that equated in getting me a great EV-9D9 and Green snake Yoda for less than $6 a piece!

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: First Look at Jabba at GH
« on: September 23, 2003, 02:29 AM »
Well said Matt. As JesseJames and I often talk about, Hasbro has a penchant for doing things half-assed. And this Jabba if it is indeed just a repainted Jabba Glob is the icing on the cake. The Big H is in a process of downgrading, doing things in such a fashion that a few years ago they never did such as lack of basic 6 pts of articulation on Cinema Scene (Screen Scene) figures. This rehashing molds to make "new" figures is weird in another light too as I think of it. Remember all of those Tatooine Luke's we got in the POTF2 days? All were new sculpts, well the POTD Luke was a bit of a rehash, but the carded ones were all new sculpts. Though nothing spectacular in the sculpts, Hasbro put the effort there, nowadays we get garbage like an Ep1 KiAdi Mundi with a new arm and paintjob and wa-la its an Ep2 KiAdi or a repainted Ep1 Yoda. There's a time and place for a rehash of a figure, when its an army builder or droid whose figure has been perfected such as the R2/R3/R4 units or Imperial Officers.

By the by, Hasbro I believe does owe us. Why? Because we buy the damn SW stuff and keep the line marginally profitable, it sure as hell isn't the kids and their p's who keep buying stuff.

But thats just my opinion, I could be wrong.... but then again I'm not  ;)

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: First Look at Jabba at GH
« on: September 21, 2003, 01:11 AM »
Good thing they decided to go into this half assed, its not like people have been asking for this for years or anything.

Half-assed? Is that what the H in Hasbro stands for? I understand cost cutting procedures when necessary, and so far I won't judge on the Jabba, but as always they do things half-assed where it isnt warranted and where precedent has been set for a full-assed job. One day perhaps they will see the light...

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Mysterious Vintage @ Amazon?
« on: September 21, 2003, 12:05 AM »
doing a quick google search on the company DISTRIBUTOYS, INC a Chicagoland based company which is listed as the "manufacturer" of the figures it appears that they are a distributor of supplies to toy manufacturers as well as a wholesaler of assorted items including toys and books with previous items for sale on amazon. the likely scenario is that they came across a large amount of loose vintage figures and are more than willing to sell em via amazon as they can set their own price. take note at the good guys collection, they have only 10 sets available which certainly indicates that they are of a limited supply. these must be originals as well if this sale is to continue and if they were repros hasbro and lfl would be all over them like syrup and pancakes.  though at the sametime they never mention if the weapons/accessories that come with the figures are original or repro so that could be iffy right there. but its an interesting concept for sure, but $30 for a jedi luke, c-3p0 and rebel soldier is a bit stretching when u can get all 3 easily for half that on ebay

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: September 19, 2003, 07:00 PM »
And...Contra, oh man how many games of Contra did I play?
Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start

I will never forget that

wasn't it Select then Start? its been so long, I might be wrong.

I got my NES during the tail run of its lifespan, I got it when Super Mario 3 had just came out. Got my NES w/ SMB3 and Metal Gear. Metal Gear was one of the hardest games ever, I never could figure out what I was to do, it so stunk! :P Some classics have already been mentioned like Mega Man, Contra, Tecmo Bowl,  but here's a couple more to add Metroid, RBI Baseball, Excitebike, and Double Dragon. Ahh good times, good times. Alas my NES got sold along with my Genesis, SNES, and Gameboy when I went to college. But thanks to the wonderful world of emulators, life goes on :)

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars Movie Quotes
« on: September 19, 2003, 06:53 PM »
ok a good one here

"...or this will be the shortest offensive of all time!"

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Star Wars Universe / Re: OT trivia
« on: September 19, 2003, 06:52 PM »
cool, let's try another obscure one....

What was the name of the dancer that Mara Jade posed as in Jabba's Palace during the rescue of Han Solo in ROTJ?

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Collections / Re: How do you display?
« on: September 18, 2003, 10:20 PM »
I tend to display my toys in diorama form and as such I mix vintage and modern up to get as good as an effect on the diorama as possible. Certainly the mixing of the two can seem odd to outsiders, but I've grown quite fond of the setup. Here's a few pics from my website to illustrate my display habits. I need to get new pics up some day, these aren't the best pics and some changes have gone thru, especially in the Jabba's Palace :P






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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Jedi Points Possiblities
« on: September 18, 2003, 10:12 PM »
I like your army builder idea Jason...

I would actually reverse my opinion on these if Stormtroopers, Red Battledroids, Army Builder 3-packs, or the Imperial 4-pack were put up on auction in grand #'s.

I'd just sink every point I have into army builders if that were the case.  

Stormie 4-packs go up?  Bam there'd go the vast majority of my points I think. :)

Much better than these lame things like Silver figures or Saculs...  Blah.

I'd be just like you JJ, all over as many Army builders as I could get. These are top priority for me and I so hope Hasbro is listening and will give us CT Stormies, Imp Officers, Red BD's, etc.

dusthro: yeah thats how i see it too. back in the day hasbro and kenner would ask kids to buy 2 to 4 figs at retail to be able to get a special figure by mail, so logic dictates that the same should be said for today. then again, logic isn't how you spell hasbro  ;)

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars Movie Quotes
« on: September 18, 2003, 07:28 PM »
Anakin to Padme in Watto's Workshop in Ep1

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Star Wars Universe / Re: OT trivia
« on: September 18, 2003, 07:14 PM »
The Rebellion's formal name was "The Alliance To Restore The Republic"

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Saga '02-'04 / Re: Jedi Points Possiblities
« on: September 18, 2003, 07:12 PM »
screw figures that only obsessive fanboys with 100,000 points will get.

I want hasbro to offer us 'lower' collectors sets of 5 stands like the ones in the TRU 4-packs for maybe 100-200 points each or something...

i think for 100-200 points we should easily be able to get a nice army builder figure. that kinda JMP cost equates to buying 10-20 action figures, for having bought that many figures we should be able to get at least an action figure in this auction. keyword being should...   ???

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Trivia: Episode I
« on: September 17, 2003, 09:39 PM »
Ok let's see....

What model droid can be seen in Jabba's "skybox" during the Boonta Eve podrace?

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars Actors other movies
« on: September 17, 2003, 09:35 PM »
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Harrison Ford also had a small role in Apocolyps Now, Air FOrce One,Reguarding Henry, What Lies Beneath, The Fugative,......
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He also had a substantial role in Force 10 From Navarone. And I can't believe no one mentioned Blade Runner :)


And I can't believe no one's mentioned Harrison in Lucas' famous flick that paved the way the entire Star Wars franchise - American Graffiti!


D'OH!!!  :P

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Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: Generic Figures Custom Fodder
« on: September 17, 2003, 01:16 AM »
some neat figs there, some could be quite useful for parts, others i'm not so sure about, but for a buck a piece they look fun to play with.

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