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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: August 1, 2011, 08:28 PM »
McMetal - sounds like a great score on an A-Wing, congrats!

I've been picking up a lot of vintage over the past couple months, I've practically doubled my collection since mid-May...


Two day haul from the Motor City Comic-Con in May. The Bespin Control Room is a sealed piece, while the Max Rebo, Dengar, and Stormtrooper are upgrades. Bespin Leia allowed me to complete the 3 major variants of the figure and I finally have a die-cast TIE Fighter for the first time since I was 5!


A nice pair of items from an RS member (Vintage_City) - the PDT-8 rig and the Dewback saddle are upgrades (never had the reins).


My buddy Ash gave a me a great hook-up with a number of vintage boxes to complete several pieces. The Rancor and CAP-2 were the only ones to come with toys, though I already have them.


Ash also helped me complete my collection of movie figures with the final piece to the puzzle - Blue Snaggletooth! The silver on the belt buckle and boots is obviously not the best, but the blue plastic on the torso and limbs is some of the best I've ever seen in hand.


Not a spectacular pick-up here, always wanted to nab the POTF2 set and got this for dirt cheap at a garage sale listed on Craigslist. More importantly it was a gateway to the next score...


The guy I bought the POTF2 set was having a garage sale at his friend's house (I think he owed his buddy $$) and mentioned he had some boxed vintage he was considering selling and wanted to know if I'd come back the next day to check it out. I did go back the next day and after some haggling I picked these 6 ESB pieces. The Slave 1 practically has no stickers on it - an unused sheet came with it. The Bespin Leia came along for the ride in the Cloud Car.


And finally, the biggest haul of them all! My Holy Grail!! I got a great deal on this Imperial Shuttle from another RS member (dspair) - I've wanted the Shuttle since I was 6 years old and have been so ecstatic over finally having it in my collection. This has become the centerpiece of my collection and I just can't stop staring at.  ;D

This is just the first part of my "Summer of Vintage", I've got more coming in from eBay later this week. Woo hoo!!

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I'd guess Legends price drops eventually.  I got some BD's for regular price here this weekend...  Probably a fluke.

A local Target near me had Legends and CW figs priced at $6.99 (Vintage still at $8.99). The tags said this was in effect until 9/3.

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Lot of folks have been mentioning the lack of weathering on the Dagobah Landing Luke. Now it definitely sucks that Hasbro didn't go the distance on the paint app, so I had to do it for them...



This is just a simple black/brown wash. I'm sure there are folks who can do a better job than I, but here's a basic idea of how it would look if Hasbro or you did it. The picture doesn't do it justice but the weathering is deep in person. Worth giving it a shot to those who don't want a day-glo orange Luke.

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Modern Trading / Re: 3/28 Updated FS/Trade list!
« on: March 30, 2011, 01:19 PM »
You've got a PM, re: TVC Jedi Luke.

Thanks!

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The Original Trilogy / Re: Things I never noticed before
« on: March 20, 2011, 07:44 AM »
Also I believe the purpose of the wing men are to provide additional aft shielding for the pilot making the run. They need to be in a close relative position to the lead pilot to ensure they take the laser shots from the pursuing TIEs. Essentially they're sacrificial lamb to give the lead time to take the shot.

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Feedback / Re: commander smelly's feedback
« on: March 20, 2011, 06:36 AM »
had a successful sale with the smelly one, top notch!

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Vintage Kenner / Interesting display idea for loose figures
« on: March 5, 2011, 06:06 PM »
The recent Target TVC 9-pack gives those looking for unique ways to display their loose figures and interesting way to do so...



The plastic tray was removed and each figure is standing on the bottom inside of the bubble. The figures are all on REAL stands and if I were to make this a permanent display I'd consider hot gluing the stands to the bubble.

While never a replacement for a true ESB 3-pack, this is a fun way to display loose figures.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 5, 2011, 06:01 PM »
There is a heap of Luke Jedi info here: http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t504-craigy-s-luke-jedi-last-updated-02-07-2010 

That's an amazing amount of information. The guy who put that together did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

I was able to recently obtain a POTF Luke Stormtrooper recently thanks to a really good seller on RS. I've finally been able to complete the run of all movie carded figures loose!



I was really excited in getting this figure. Here he is with all his POTF brethren...



Just need Blue Snaggletooth and the original 96 will be complete!

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Modern Classifieds / Re: CorranHorn's 2011 Sale (10-30% off!)
« on: March 5, 2011, 05:50 PM »
Bumparoo, the AT-TE has been sold.

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Modern Classifieds / Re: CorranHorn's 2011 Sale (10-30% off!)
« on: February 13, 2011, 10:59 PM »
PM replied to.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 5
« on: February 10, 2011, 11:23 PM »
I just came back from my local Wal-Mart where I found 4 cases of this wave - the boxes were marked W1R1 for Wave 1 Revision 1.

I got to open up all 4 cases and the kicker of this revision is that the Jedi Luke in the case comes with the updated cardback...



This was the first time for me seeing the cardback, I haven't heard anyone else make mention of it. It's a solid cardback overall imo - to match a great figure, I had to buy 3.  ;D - but Hasbro did not correct the silver border around the nameplate. The figure itself is the variant/correction with the belt hole for the lightsaber hilt (which itself has the peg).

The case came with the following (1 figure of each)...

ANH "Yavin Ceremony" Han
ANH Luke
ANH R5-D4
ANH Sandtrooper
ESB Stormtrooper
ESB Darth Vader
ROTJ Jedi Luke
ROTS Yoda
ROTS Cmdr. Gree
ROTS Darth Vader
ROTS Utapau Clone
ROTS General Grievous

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Modern Classifieds / Re: CorranHorn's 2011 Sale (10-30% off!)
« on: January 29, 2011, 11:00 PM »
bumping after a few sales.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Vintage Wave 6
« on: January 16, 2011, 12:06 PM »
Totally bummed about the Lando. Nice to get the upgrade, but the card back is very disappointing.

It's a bit dull but at least it shows him with the cape.  I think a Falcon shot would not have it?  But I know what you mean.  I think for the wave the Skiffmaster looks the best.  Then again I've been wanting this figure for a long time.  I'm just hyped to finally be getting it. 

The photo used for the Lando cardback is the same one used for the original vintage POTF figure...


This will be the first POTF figure in the TVC line, nicely done.

Not a fan of these mixed movie waves, the PT figures make this somewhat of a yawn wave.

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Feedback / Re: DoctorPadawan's feedback
« on: January 9, 2011, 12:52 AM »
Just completed another great deal with Michael. Quick shipping and easy to talk out details. Definitely go with Dr. P, he's highly recommended!

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A nod to the vintage design would be nice, Hasbro could do alternate heads one with the headset and one without. Here's how one with a headset could look (the head is from the TSC Endor Soldier), a custom I made over 4 years...



Something like this with better articulation and improved helmet would be a great nod to both the vintage figure and the cardback itself.

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