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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars comics
« on: October 17, 2012, 02:55 PM »
Pretty goodseries lately.

Dawn of the Jedi..I rather enjoyed. Looking forward to more.
Darth Maul- Lots of action, love it,  can't wait to see how it ends.  More more more.

Lost Tribe of the Sith- Thougt thi would be my fav going in.  It's not...it's fairly good...somethings off with this one, can't quite put a finger on it.  Something about a city on one side of a planet that was never found after 1,000 of years until they discovered boats ????  I dunno...Hard to believe.  I guess some folks crash landed, but it took forever untl another planet made boats...I'ma little cnfused on this one.  Plus, the cover art on the last issue is ver amateurish.

The Various Vader offereings were just fantastic!


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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars comics
« on: October 15, 2012, 01:11 PM »
Met Kip from the group (PSWCS) the other night...traded some of my older promo, freebie, convention giveaway type stuff with him for a handful of the modern variant SW comic book covers.  Great guy, and since he works with the local comic stores, it was nat to see everything he had.  Got some other stuff, but as far as comics goes, that was it.  Oh, also got the Celebraton VI Dark Horse Dawn of the Jedi patch off of him as well.


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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 15, 2012, 01:04 PM »
Snagged a vintage boxed AT-AT this weekend for $50.  I have a mint complete At-At, just needed a box, and didn't want to pay rediculous prices for one.

The At-At itslf was a bit beat only missing the 2 clear chin guns...discolored legs, and the corners were beat up, 1 side gun looked like a dog chewed it.  The box was in darn near perfect shape, however the one side flap was cut off, but taped back on (raher nicely) with clear tape.  It still displays well.

Not sure but I'll probably look to sell the At-At, just to try and make a few $ back on the purchase, and or break it down and sell for parts.

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I actually like the slow down.  I've had more time to really enjoy the things that are coming out.  I'm psyched about the chance to start over with a brand new collectibles room as well.  Like a few others here, I've gone back to picking up some of the vintage holes in my collection and am loving every minute of it.

I am not actively looking like I was in years past, but occationally when somethign pops up, I'll jump on it.  I just snagged a vintage ESB At-At w/Box for $50.  The box was in excellent shape (unfortunately had one of the flaps cut off and taped back one, but they did a really good job.  At-At was a little beat on the edges, and legs discolored, and one of the side gusn looks like a dog got hold of it.  It's only missing the clear chin guns.  I have a minty vintage At-At just never had a box for it.  A local collector posted on Craigslist and I grabbed it this weekend!  Even with the flap being cut, it will diplay really nice on the shelf.

I'll probably sell the beat up one, or sell for parts...not sure yet.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 12, 2012, 01:50 PM »
Did a little bit of trading last night...fist time in a long time.

Mostly promo, freebie, giveaways, and little stuff..nothing major.

I did manage to get a vintage C-3PO case. Nothing mint, but still nice to have...just one of those vintage items I just never got around to ever picking up.

He also had 2 vintage weapons and some parts, but alas, nothing I needed. Still need a couple weapons for my vintage stuff I never got a round to grabbing.

Everything else was modern, but one less vintage piece I need to get.

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Sticking with the future of collectng topics...

Ecnomics/prices:
Long term I think we're going to see a slow demise (If we haven't already) of the traditional brick and mortar stores in ALL categories, not just toy/toy collecting. I think for many reasons...mainly technology and I think the country is going to strugle for a bit becasue of it.  Collecting will slow a bi..for a sot while, prices will fall slightly across the board, and slowly after some years will begin to rise.   Distribution, the numbers game, production,etc. will all remain a struggle for some time.

Items/availability/trends:
Electronics, video games will continue to dominate and become even more prevalent, both leading to fewer companies producing "toys" and fewer companies producing non-electronic/tech rlated "toys" in the future.  Therefore the tradtional mediums we're used to now and in the past...action figures, comic boks, etc.will eventually become more collectible, and possibly a thing of the past to some degree (I don't think things like traditional toys like dolls, comics, board games, bikes, etc. will ever go completely away, but we'll see much less being produced.

Supply/demand:

I think as technology and population increases, the globalization of collectibles will also increase. Foriegn countries are becoming more predominant when it comes to collecting (look back jus 30 years ago or in the 70's...anyone buy/sell/trade with anyone in Germany or China ??  How many action figures were YOU sending to Denmark?)  Even once the internet and Ebay came about... in the beginning I didn't see too many folks from foregn countries at all, and NOTHING like I see today.  Lots of countries want what the western world has to offer.  When I was in college foriegn kids used to fill thier suitcases with Levi jeans... in some countries collectibles may not be as big now but I bet they wll be in the futue, an steadily grow.  Eventually I think this will dry up supply.  Vintage items will contine to rise, and probably skyrocket eventually, as the kids today get into the hobby as well things that ae moder TODAY wll also be hihly coveted.  New to us today will be old when the kids tday get older and into collecting.

It's a natura tendancy for u to want everythin and want it NOW.  Relax, look at the long term bi picture.

As the world changes...sports collectibles used to be the big hing when I as a kid..today techies love Star Wars...and what do we see more than ever TECHIES everywere you go. More jobs in the technology segment means more dollars to techies, more dollars to techies, IT departments, etc. mans more dollars for SW colectibles.

Yeah, I gotta say the future looks prett bright.  Pretty safe bet with SW these days.

Buy up...but be smart about it and don't forget to take care of your priorities... and try to have some fun.
 
 




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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 10, 2012, 02:16 PM »
Here's mine...posted elsewhere..found these in grams attic..been digging through fr 15 years now...didn't think any SW was left, but found a pencil case with my 70's power passes cars...
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v212/bobafett14/?action-view&current=IMAG0465.jpg#!oZZ2QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv212%2Fbobafett14%2F%3Faction-view%26current%3DIMAG0464-1.jpg

took a second look and found...

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v212/bobafett14/?action-view&current=IMAG0465.jpg

Pretty neat score!

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Posted this elsewhere a few days ago...  Found these in grams attic this weekend.  Been digging around in her attic for 15 years.  Thought I found ALL my SW stuff I had as a kid over the years.  Guess not, and am pretty excited...neat little find:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v212/bobafett14/?action=view&current=IMAG0464-1.jpg&newest=1#!oZZ1QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv212%2Fbobafett14%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DIMAG0465.jpg%26newest%3D1

Sweet!

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Vintage Kenner / Re: New To Vintage Collecting? Some Tips!
« on: October 9, 2012, 02:08 PM »
Weird.  My Death Star foam is in perfect shape (it's original, and had since age 6, os iknow it' the fam tat came wt it originally). The Dagoba foam is another story.

Side note, I jut found an old board game called "Press ups".  it has 4 pieces of foam on the bottom...they are exactly like the foam in the Dagobah set as it almost disinegrates on touch.  You can pinch it between your fingers and it presses together into alomst nothing.  Best way I can explain.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars comics
« on: October 5, 2012, 02:37 PM »
I have just about every individual issue of the modern SW comics and almot all of the vintage.  I'm only missng a couple standard ones here and there (a couple of the moder classic ones.. kind of an oxy moron I guess)

Vintage Wants:
Vintage SW Marvel: #66, #75, #80, #102, #105
Vinatge Droids: #4, #5, #7
Vintage Ewoks: forget which #'s but I know it's the later ones.
Orginal SW 3-D: #2, and #3

Modern Wants:
Classic Star Wars (the run with the issue # in the upper right corner) #9, #10

That's it as far as all the vintage and modern I need.

Modern Possible Wants:
Any modern cover variation cover, however, not too passionate about and I typically only look for really cheap  clearance deals.

Trouble is with comics oer the years, I've found most of my issues for only a few $ or less (much harder to find realy ceap now), you almost have to fnd at a convention, becaue once you figure a few $ in for S&H it doesn't make it worth it.

Bob
















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Haha, yeah, I slowed down for a few years...wanted to pay the house off, pay off the car off, no debt, stashsome funds away... blah blah...now I can kinda relax and enjoy life a bit.  Enjoy a few things, no pressures.

I had to step away...when I saw Hasbro just rehashing and going after the secondary market, I had to take a breather.  Got tired of seeing the prices creep up on an item like an AT-AT, then a few months later seeing yet ANOTHER AT-AT rehashed for $130.  Drives me nuts.

Still grab some of the misc. oddball items,fill in some hls in the cllection, and "reeeally good deals" evey now and then, kept up with the comics, and a few figs here and there.

Also, since when did figures become $10 a pop?  Seems like last night they were only $6ea.  Kinda makes the guys that go out and clear the shelves think twice.  If they put a run of 10 figs out it used to run you about $60, now it will run you about $100.  Won't see too many folks grabbing 3-4 of the same fig and wiping the selves clean I can tell you that!  Plus, add to it the price of gas and a little bit in taxes now if someone wanted  to try and resell individual figs...heck you gotta get at least $20-$25 a pop just to break even.  Hahaha!

$40+ tax for a 5 pack of Ewoks...wow.






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Vintage Kenner / Re: Price range of Blue Snaggletooth?
« on: September 26, 2012, 03:13 PM »
Just saw your pics...that's a very nice piece...almost everyone that I see has significant wear o nthe silver boots!!

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« on: September 26, 2012, 03:11 PM »
Here's some pics of my vintage...should link to the vintage loose shelf, but you can scroll through various pics...

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v212/bobafett14/?action=view&current=vintagesaga.jpg

Bob

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Collections / Bobafett14 collection pics updated
« on: September 26, 2012, 02:18 PM »
Here'ssome photobucket pics (up to over 6,400 item in the collection)

http://smg.photobucket.com/profile/bobafett14

You can click on each indivdual folder to view pics...enjoy!

Bob

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Other Collectibles / Star Wars comics
« on: September 26, 2012, 02:05 PM »
Here's some updated pics and new additions:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v212/bobafett14/SW%20autographed%20comics/

Of note: 

* I updated some pics of the collectin including more autographed comics (recently obtained more Ron Frenz an Bob McLeod orignal Marvel SW autographed comics at some loca conventions).

* I added some pics of the original vintage 3 bagged comic books (#1-#3) I recently obtained at a local convention.

* I'm just a few shy of the orignal #1-#107 Marvel SW run.

* I'm thinkingabout hvin my #1 Marvel graded...se's n perfect condition, just a beauty!

Enjoy, ad alays looking to see others comic book collections and ho they display.


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