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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2006, 07:38 AM »
From the modern line, I won one of those Toy Fair vac-metalized Vaders, and a cinema cast vader coming down the stairs, from the Jedi point auctions. As much as I love kubricks right now, I think those two vaders would be the last thing I would let go.
From the vintage line, I still have my AT-AT with its' empire box, and a dewback I got as a christmas present when I was about 8. Those I consider priceless.

I'll post for my daugters- With the release of ROTS, there were a ton of mail away items for food companies. My 8 and 5 year old went nuts when we came home one day and there were 3 packages for them with the cookie jars from Kellogs. They still talk about it like it was yesterday, and they still use their lightsaber spoons.

I'm a big fan of companies doing mail-away and other reward type programs. My biggest pet peeve right now is chase figures and the impending Hasbro experiment with that same idea. A mail away will reward people who buy and open figures (I know these offers are tough on MOC collectors). A chase figures says "Hey, speculators and scalpers! Over Here! Come make 5 extra dollars and still not have to take a bath!" Creating a false sense of worth to infuse the hobby with excitement, well, I'm against it. The mail away offer for George Storm sounds like a Scalpers wet dream. They can hold specific figures hostage that collectors need to get their mail away. Ugg. Here's hoping my visions don't come to pass...

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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2006, 08:01 AM »
Mine would have to be my Vintage SW 12" Chewbacca in a bi-lingual box. I bought it from a dealer in Toy Shop magazine about 8 years ago for $100 but I didnt' know it was bi-lingual till I got it. It was sealed MIB when I got it but i'm a HUGE Chewie fan so I had to open it. The tape was barely holding on anymore from age so it was bound to pop open eventually.
Anyone have any information about this? I've looked all over but can't find any other examples of the bi-lingual box. Here are some pics:

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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2006, 09:09 AM »
Ah, La Guerre des Etoiles. Looks like it's a Canadian issue to me.  8)

Check out www.womprat.com for pic's of the Canadian 12" line.  ;)

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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2006, 09:46 AM »
Ah, La Guerre des Etoiles. Looks like it's a Canadian issue to me.  8)

Check out www.womprat.com for pic's of the Canadian 12" line.  ;)


Awesome, thanks for the info. It's been driving me nuts as to what it was...

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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2006, 02:36 PM »
This is a tough one for me, because all of my collection is special to me.  I do have a few stand-outs though:

-All my vintage items, because they are the toys from my childhood.

-My Obi-Wan MR sabers, although I have yet to lay eyes on my EE saber, it is in my house though.

-My Star Wars Weekends Plush Jedi and Vader Mickey Mouses, just because they're odd and not many people have them.

-My Theater Edition Lukes, my Toy Fair Vaders just because they are probably the rarest newer line items I own. Again, not a monetary thing, just something not everyone has.
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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2006, 08:09 PM »
I guess this doesn't really count anymore, but the most valuable item I had was a Hasbro 2005 Toy Fair Press Kit Anakin/Darth Vader. It was tough for me to part with it, but I funded my trip to C3 on the sale of it. Was worth it, now that I look back at the several days I spent in Indiana with the staff and members of JD. I'd do it again (sell the TF Press Kit, not spend a weekend with these JD clowns  :P ) if I had to.

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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2006, 01:14 PM »
My most valuable star wars item would be:
Blue Clone Commander Bust and the Pepsi R2 D2 Cooler.

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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2006, 08:18 PM »
WTF is up with the Seahawks avater.  geez.

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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #23 on: February 1, 2006, 12:40 AM »
This would have to be it.
It was done by Comic artist Stewart McKenny.
Cost me a Sandtrooper builder pack but its worth a lot more to me, the fact he did it and made it ot to me makes it my most prized piece.

Dollar wise it wouldhave to be my FF Weequay
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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #24 on: February 1, 2006, 06:09 AM »
I have a Takara 8" Vader. Took me ages to get and I was lucky to get it at a decent price.


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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #25 on: February 1, 2006, 02:35 PM »
I think my most valueable item in both price and sentiment is probably my Stormtrooper armor.  Thanks to the armor (and the 501st) I've managed to meet all sorts of Star Wars and other celebrities, I've traveled to tons of conventions....been on TV, on stage, etc, etc.

It's also the only Star Wars item I've ever owned that has actually improved my social life.  ;D
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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #26 on: February 1, 2006, 03:10 PM »
Easy one for me - I have an original Darth Vader (carded) from the Star Wars line.  Not C10, but good enough for me.

It's amazing to look at when you think about how old it really is.  (And how I used to rip open the package when I was younger...)

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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #27 on: February 1, 2006, 07:53 PM »
WTF is up with the Seahawks avater.  geez.

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What, am I not allowed to be one of the few people on this board with some taste?

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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #28 on: February 1, 2006, 08:55 PM »
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What, am I not allowed to be one of the few people on this board with some taste?

You're not the only one.

Everyone I know, work with or see on the street is convinced that the underrated Seahawks will beat the overrated Steelers this Sunday.

I'm a Seattle transplant, so I don't particularly "love" the Seahawks, but I will definitely be cheering them on this Sunday. 
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Re: Most Valuable SW Item???
« Reply #29 on: February 1, 2006, 09:25 PM »
I have a Takara 8" Vader. Took me ages to get and I was lucky to get it at a decent price.



Simon, that is an absolutely beautiful piece, and in such amazing condition - clear bubble, nice card.  Someday I'll add the Takara Vaders to my focus collection.  Someday.