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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: This week in SW Comics.....
« on: January 8, 2006, 10:21 PM »
Purge was excellent.

The SW comics have been pretty darn good as of late.  My only problem is that very few seem to get the dialouge right.  Purge did a pretty good job, but still, things like having the emperor claim "do not concern yourself with the jedi, they can no longer harm us", or Vader surrendering (even if it is a fake surrender) just don;t quite feel right.

Still, they have been great, and hope it continues.  Seems Lucasfilm may have loosened the strings where now there's more movie tie-ins vs. a completely obscure and independant "Luke saves the day" type story.

Hey Hasbro! / Re: NO CHASE FIGURES!!!
« on: January 8, 2006, 12:55 PM »
Yeah, this is a big problem for me.  I love this hobby and I'm not flying off the hook saying "Thats it I'm quitting" like so many seem to say, I'll never quit it, I have too much of a passion for it, but I have recently scaled back mostly due to tactics like the "chase" holograms", and not realizing it, but I've spent hardly anything on the trading cards in probably 4-5 years due to all the "chases" they have gone too, now figs...I see myself scaling back now on them if this is instituted.  I'll "divert" my $ into things like the higher end busts and sabers for a while.

I may take some $ aside and instead of spending it on the mdse. for a little while, sit back and see where this all pans out, and instead spend some $ remodling, and making some display cases (stuff like that) for all the thousands of items I've already spent my hard earned $ on over the years.

Cases and tactics like that just kills hobbies.  Just look at the sports card industry.  Talk about making a quick buck while sacrificing the hobby itself.

In sports cards kids open cards to get the special chase card, and pretty much throw away all the other cards.  I hope that doesn't happen with figs, where we end up with hundreds of worhtless figs that we've spent years collecting.

Look at 30 year old sets of fottball cards where you may have one Joe Montana rookie card that feetches some $ and every single other card in that set is worth .25.  It's rediculous.

Could you see entire sets of figs rotting and not worth $1...I can.  We, as a collective have to suck it up, and say no at some point otherwise we'll try to make $1 in a day and sacrifice the long term benefits that this hobby has a chance of giving us.

I want people to walk in and see my collection and say "Wow, this is really neat it must have taken a long time and now must really be worth something"  NOT "Hmmm, nice, but too bad it's all worht diddly squat!"

We'll see what happens.  I'll pass on the chases, they'll be a fortune, sit back relax, have a cup of coffee, and wait for it to all go away.

Look at figs like Sacul where they went for $200 after CII, now they don;t sell on ebay for $30, Theatere Luke $150 when he hit, now he sits there not selling for $25.  Waiting pays off more and more in the long run as this hobby rolls along.

Other Collectibles / Re: ROTS Burger King Promos
« on: January 8, 2006, 12:41 PM »
With a little help from my PSWCS buds on the last 3 I needed, I completed the second BK set this week. Still need one or two from the first set that I just never got around to snagging and one of the fry boxes I fogot to snag.

Also completed all the promo stuf like fry boxes and cups, BK magazine, etc. and also have all 6 cards form the BK 2 promo.

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Actual Star Wars "fan" figure ????
« on: December 21, 2005, 02:56 AM »
but you know you'd buy one....and everyone else would too.

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Actual Star Wars "fan" figure ????
« on: December 20, 2005, 12:00 PM »

I'd also like to see a standard plain one that could be purchased, and also one that you would probably have to pay a few $ more for...  a customizable one that you could send your name in and they would personalize and send back to you.


How cool would it be if you could also send a picture of yourself in and they could print it on the cardback and send it to you?  I'd pay $30 for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (you know you would too)

Sigh, I still wish they would hire me......  but then again, why would they?  They get all my good ideas for free!   ;D

Please, tell me it wouldn't be THE centerpice of your collection !!!!!!!!!!!!
Tell me you wouldn't want to compare figs with your collecting buds !!!!!!!!!!

Tell me everyone wouldn't be posting pics all over the boards of thier custom fig!!!!!!!!

this has the potential of being one of the HOTTEST and biggest selling SW figures of all time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EDIT:  I had to cut the exclamations down Bob, they throw the page width off when you do that just for future reference.  JJ

Hey Hasbro! / Actual Star Wars "fan" figure ????
« on: December 20, 2005, 11:53 AM »
For a 30th Anniversary I would love more than anything to see a Star Wars actual "fan" figure.

A person wearing a simple black T-shirt with the gold "Star Wars" logo would be phenominal.  (and I'd like to see one person post that they honestly wouldn't buy it)


a 2 pack of a father and his son both wearing SW t-shirts and maybe the kid is holding a SW action figure or something.  As far as a "stand alone" figure, not too much excitement, but man what a wonderful figure for collectors everywhere.

-looking to capitalize and make a few $$$$ Hasbro?

Make a few a female version or different nationalities.


a fan dressed in 70's garb, holding a vintage figure and a fan dressed in 2000's garb holding a modern figure.  A 70's fan with the typical poster art t-shirt and bell-bottoms would be great, and a 2007 fan with a black t-shirt and jeans would be neat.

pack them facing forward but heads turned looking at each other, or,  make the 70's one a kid, and the 2007 one the adult 30 something version of the same kid.  It's the ULTIMATE nod to the collector of 30 years !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and boy if Hasbro gave me credit for it...I'd just pee my pants.   :o

Cardback....Mann's Chineese theater.  on the back, have "Star Wars through the years" on top, and there could be an homage to the Sw fan/collector with stats on all the merchandise bought all over the world, and how many action figures have been produced to date, how many tickets have been sold, etc.

Even SW fans that are non-collectors would suck these up!!!!!!!

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: December 20, 2005, 11:38 AM »
Bought the most recent GH 2 packs (I LOOOOOOVE this line)

Been grabbing some titanium single packed ships lately.  I like this line also.  Grabbed most of the action fleet and other MM/die-cast over the years, why stop now?


Hey Hasbro! / Re: general ideas
« on: December 20, 2005, 11:35 AM »
Well, they are still doing variations on more of my ideas, they just announced the senate batle pack with a senate pod.

They must like my ideas, they've done many in the past.  Be nice to see these continue.  As I was hoping for and posted before, I'd rather see a moisture evaporator pack-in, but I'll take a senate pod.

they screwed up my "vs. 2 pack" idea.  Should have just put 2 figs on a blister with some accessories, instead of those huge window boxes with the bases, and sticks to move the figures around...horrible translation of a good idea that STILL needs to be done.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Vint Rebel Transport
« on: December 11, 2005, 09:16 PM »
As far as the initial post, yeah, for $60 I'd want a better bos, and I've had some vintage yellow, but have yet to experience it becoming "brittle"

Vintage Kenner / Re: AFA - Good or Bad?
« on: December 11, 2005, 09:15 PM »
I think overall AFA is bad.  I look at it the same way as I do the sports card industry.  You have millions of cards that are just worthless now unless they are a chase or graded.  I'm hoping our hobby doesn;t become poisoned as well.

The only good thing I can say is that I like seeing thousands spend thier $ on grading vs. buying mdse.  (that's a good thing) now, I'd rather buy up all the mdse. as possible cheap...then if grading is "good" it will be around years from now, and I can get stuff graded then....if I so desire.

Why rush and spend your $ getting stuff graded now ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Conventions / Re: Pgh toy show
« on: December 7, 2005, 11:24 AM »
Here's a recap of the show toywise.  First off there was a ton of new modern stuff, and as high priced as it was, by the end of the day...IT WAS ALL SELLING! It was insane.  Good to see that the hobby is as strong as ever, but I just hate seeing all the rediculously high scalped prices. Here's what I was seeing:

Unleashed Battle Packs $20  (everyone hates em, I kinda think they'll do well)
B.B. Vader Unleashed $20-$40
Silver Fett $40
Silver Clone $20
Star Tours $25
Target Utapau trooper $25
Covert ops trooper (shopsw) $40
Holo Leia $40
New waves ROTS $10ea.
CIII Vader $40
Jedi Mickey/Yoda Disney $40 selling well at $40 I might add
Animated Clones $15ish Yoda $20
Target Clone $30
BK Vaders $5-$10 seemed to sell at the $5 price, sit at the $10
OTC common $7-$12 (very hot line) Sandtroopers for $40, ST's and Vaders $25ish
Toyfare Vader only one $200
Target Vader saw one go immediately for $50+ many sold for $60+

Vintage was scarcer than usual.  Talking to the guys, all loose vintage seemed to be selling like hotcakes!  They said it seemed younger or newer collectors that were starting to dabble in vintage for the first time seemed to be testing the waters with items like $10 loose figs vs. say $300 carded.  (this is also a good sign to see people getting into vintage)  I have a feeling it's only a matter of time before they make the jump fully.

12" common also seemed to jump, as $20 seemed to be the base for many modern, so that seemed to jump back up to what you'd normally pay retail for them.  (only a few yrs. back they were going low for about $10-$15.  Some insanely high prices on the more exclusive 12"ers. (speeders, 100th Luke, KB 3 and 4 packs, 2 packs, Taun-tauns, etc. etc.)

Vehicles still remain to be very hot.  Falcons, gunships, etc. were all gone first hour of the show.

I was dissapointed in that a majority of the new stuff was just hasbro stuff.  (I can understand vendors wanting to buy, clean the shelves and make a quick buck on $5 Hasbro figs, makes sense in that respect) I thought I would see a bunch of the miniatures, Attacktix, busts, bust-ups, and some MR, Code 3, Koto, Attackus, but saw virtually NONE.  No high end stuff whatsoever.

Do keep in mind at the show, the prices are usually slightly higher than the norm, vs. EBay you don't have to pay s&H, can usually wheel and deal for deals, you know you won;t get taken or worry about not getting what you paid for, and you actually can hold and see what you are getting, no surprises.

Conventions / December 2005 PSWCS/501st
« on: December 7, 2005, 02:32 AM »
Here's a few pics of the annual PSWCS/501st Garrison Carrida toydrive.  We managed to collect over 200 toys to kick off the drive. These were taken at the 16th Annual Pittsburgh Toyshow last weekend:

Scott Fetzick and yours truly working the booth:

Bobafett14 and the 501st:

A very kewl Gam Guard costume!

Bob Raspet guarding all the toys!!!!!!

Thanks to everyone who donated thier time, a toy, or both !!!!
Merry Christmas!!!

Conventions / Re: Pgh toy show
« on: December 7, 2005, 02:10 AM »
Heh, after all the PSWCS guys got done exchanging exclusives (we all help each other out, and on items like Wedge, Holiday Vader, trooper, etc. we all go in on bulk deals to save on S&H (works out to be like $15 and change vs. $22 per fig.)

so, I ran up a hefty exclusives tab, so I went on a mission for weird stuff like:

(2) vintage X-wing guns-got em!
(1) vintage Battle Damage TIE wing connector piece (got it)
(1) vintage Hoth Rebel trooper micro to match my 4up (got it)

Was looking for a 12" Princess Leia commemorative for a girl to open (box could have been damaged) but didn;t find one, just bought one last night off EBay.

Was a great time hanging out.  Always fun to see jesse and all the others, met a few new guys this time as well.  John Harvards was fun as always!  :^)

I'll post a few pics!

Other Collectibles / Re: ROTS Burger King Promos
« on: December 7, 2005, 02:04 AM »
I grabbed one of the last Vader watches from my BK, that was the one outselling the rest by far.

Also, they sold out of the last wave of figs before I could grab them.  Doh.  All the others hung for weeks, but that last wave, forget it.

Other Collectibles / Re: Code 3 Movie Poster Sculptures
« on: December 7, 2005, 01:59 AM »
I was very impressed by the window box packaging on the ROTJ poster.  That may very well get my nod for the best packaging.  REALLY REALLY nice.

There's a sticker with number 0500 on the top, so I'm assuming I got #500 right on the nose?

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