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Collector's Tips / Re: Starcase
« on: July 18, 2004, 11:08 AM »
A little late on this one, I am, but nonetheless, I'll share my experience:

I am a huge fan of the Protecto Packs.  To me they are sturdier than the Star Cases when put side by side, plus the PP don't have the triangle hangtag/lip on top that the SC have(makes it nicer if your lining you figures on a wall above ea. other)

Also, the clamshell PP design vs. the 2 piece SC is a huge advantage, as well as I believe the PP are also UV coated (I may be wrong, but they seem to have an ever so slight bluish tint.

I order mine from adkins collectibles, online a cs. of 90 runs about .89/ea. with S&H they come to about $1.06/ea.  best case and best buy in my opinion.

As far as Ephant cases-Oscar's Cases are absolutely fantastic-have a few for my vintage carded and cardbacks.  Outstanding heavy duty cases-highly reccommend.

Newbies / Well hello there!
« on: July 18, 2004, 10:58 AM »
Finally decided to register, been bookmarked for a while now.

I've known Jesse James for a while, he's been over my place a few times for a few SW get togethers.  Briefly, I'm 32, married, I pretty much travel the east US hiring brokers to represent our company.  Have a home in Pittsburgh.  Western PA contact for the PA SW Collectors Society I also frequent

Currently have over 3600 SW items in the collection both modern and vintage.  Lots of vintage figures both carded and loose, lots of the vintage vehicles/playsets, and all kinds of quirky SW items (I love the oddball stuff)

I also am kind of a SW packrat-I love to collect stuff like articles/ads/etc.  Also do all the posters/comics/and really anything SW.

Love to attend the cons WW/San Diego/Pgh toyshows-comicons/San Diego CC/ and the Celebrations!


Episode 1 / Re: EP 1 Bootleg
« on: July 18, 2004, 10:32 AM »

I love the bootlegs, hadn't seen that one before.

I have a handful of the POTF2 bootlegs (love the paint jobs)

Kind of a neat area of SW collecting if you ask me.  
also am piecing together an Empire Galaxy collection right now-have a ways to go on that part of the collection.

Episode 1 / Re: Bonus Battle Droids
« on: July 18, 2004, 10:29 AM »
I have the Nute Gunray hanging with the rest of my EPI/foriegn EP I figs.  Probably not going to try to get an entire set, but if I see wm cheap, I may dabble ;^)

Conventions / Re: Pittsburgh Comic Con
« on: July 18, 2004, 10:25 AM »
Since I just registerd, I'll give quick recap-only oh 3 months late.  ;^)

I spent most of the time at the PSWCS booth.  Met a ton of great folks, plus the usual crew.  Jesse, myself and a hanful of other SW faithfuls did the appropriate thing afterwards by heading to the local Hooters to hang out and talk SW :^)

Fun time had by all.  

By the way they added an additional show in 2005, now they'll be having 3 shows ea. year. April/July/Dec.

Stay posted!

Celebration III: Indianapolis / Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
« on: July 18, 2004, 10:16 AM »
I'll be attending Celebration again!

I'm a diamond member wit hthe Hilton group, and was able to reserve a room early on.  I actually got a supersweet deal on a suite (lving room/seperate beds/kitchen/bar/refrigerator/etc.) for $134/night!!!!!!!

I'll be hanging with the PA SW collecting Society for most of the week

Jesse James lives pretty close to me, we hang out every now and then-very cool guy. A bunch of us here got some rooms at the Hampton(I'll be partying in the suite for a few nights I'm sure)  doing it up even bigger than last time that's for sure!

Looking forward to it.  Between the San Diego con and Celebration III, starting this week, it whould be the kickoff to a great year for SW!!!!


Conventions / Re: 2004 San Diego Comic Con
« on: July 18, 2004, 10:08 AM »
Brief autograph rundown:

Steven Barnes-Cestus Deception

Terry Brooks-EPI Novelization

Greg Keyes-SW New Jedi Order (Edge of Victory I and II, Final Prophecy

Matthew Stover-SW EP III novelization, New Jedi Order(Traitor, shatterpoint)

Mark Cotta Vaz-Art of SW EP II, ILM into the digital realm

Timothy Zahn-Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Specter of the past and many others

Kevin J. Anderson-I'm taking the Jedi boxed series of books to get autographed-I figured it would display nicely

Rebecca Moesta- SW:Young Jedi Knights (co writtem with Kevin J. Anderson (and other titles)

Autos of importance:(most SW are on and off all week long)

Irvin Kirshner-Sat. only
Mark Hammil only 2-4 Sat.
Fisher-Sat. only limited times 11--2 , 3-6
Joie Viskocil-EP IV visual effects

also artists:
Dave Dorman
Joe Corroney
Matt Bush

I get my SW galxies cards autographed by the artists:
partial list:

Tim Bradstreet card #212  booth EE-13
Ron Brown #214 CC-11
Paul Chadwick #86 BB-01
Janine Johnson #236 BB-03
Joe Jusko
Michael W. Kaluta #98 BB-02
Ray Lago
Chris Moeller
Jason Palmer #117 EE-15
Rick Geary #227 FF-07
Matt Haley #232 AA-06
Bo Hampton #97 AA-15
Rich Hedden #234 FF-11
Joe Phillips #261 II-15
George Pratt #119 AA-12
Arthur Suydam #267 BB-09
Jon Van Fleet #133 AA-11
Thomas Yeates 138 CC-02

Also other freebies:
Hasbro Scout trooper "heroes" fig
Free poster
Unleashed cardbacks signed by artists

Topps: Free Heritage promo cards

Entertainment Earth: trivia contest for free t-shirts

Hope this helps :^)

Conventions / Re: 2004 San Diego Comic Con
« on: July 18, 2004, 09:51 AM »
Hello everyone.  Wow, my first post here-I finally broke down and signed on(I frequent quite a few sites)

Anyhow, I'll be in San Diego this week for the con, here's a partial list of what I've come up for a SW itinerary(SW related) for anyone attending.

4:00PM My Hasbro audition for the Trivial Pursuit DVD (see the site)
6-7PM booth AA4 Steven Barnes-author Cestus Deception
8:30-11PM SW Fanfilms/awards

Fri- "SW Day"
11:30-12:30 (Rm#9) Hasbro presentation
2-3PM booth AA3 Kevin J. Anderson-SW author

Sat-7-9AM SW Fan Club breakfast-MArriott ballroom F
12-2PM Sansweet/McCallum presentation
2:30-3:30 AA6 MArk Cotta Vaz-author Art of SW EPII
5-6PM AA6 Steven Barnes-SW author
8:30 SW Masquerade ballroom #20

Sun-I'm outta there!  different autograph sessions all day Billy Dee etc.

Most of my other time in the AM will probably be standing in line for exclusives:
Luke ST bust
bust-ups exclusive pack
MR mini saber Obi-Wan
Scout Trooper "heroes"-Hasbro
Silver Sandtrooper


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