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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #750 on: October 2, 2009, 01:34 PM »
What's the Toltoy version? (pardon my ignorance)

Thanks for the Han pics. That second one just looks like the legs didn't get painted. Maybe I should add it to the List though...hmm.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #751 on: October 2, 2009, 02:17 PM »
Now once you get a regular VCJ, you have to get the Toltoy version!  :P   :-*   >:D

Screw that.  I got my VCJ for about $150 and I'll be happily smug about that. 

Once you're done the variants you logically move on to carded figures, right?
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« Reply #752 on: October 2, 2009, 02:24 PM »

Once you're done the variants you logically move on to carded figures, right?

DROIDS & EWOKS!  ;D
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #753 on: October 2, 2009, 02:39 PM »
What's the Toltoy version? (pardon my ignorance)

A very pricey variant.   ;D

I just acquired this beauty today, need I say more. 



Australian Toltoys ESB Vinyl Cape Jawa

Screw that.  I got my VCJ for about $150 and I'll be happily smug about that.

I wasn't talking to you butthead!   >:(   :-*

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« Reply #754 on: October 2, 2009, 03:40 PM »
Once you're done the variants you logically move on to carded figures, right?

Not me.  I'm done with anything carded.  Vintage carded looks awesome, but eventually those bubbles are all going to pop right off.  I don't want to spend $300 on something that will probably eventually be a loose figure.

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« Reply #755 on: October 2, 2009, 06:14 PM »
Once you're done the variants you logically move on to carded figures, right?

Not me.  I'm done with anything carded.  Vintage carded looks awesome, but eventually those bubbles are all going to pop right off.  I don't want to spend $300 on something that will probably eventually be a loose figure.

So you've seen my Star Wars carded Power Droid, have you? :'( 


Once you're done the variants you logically move on to carded figures, right?

DROIDS & EWOKS!  ;D

Meh, been there, done that.  ;)

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« Reply #756 on: October 2, 2009, 06:25 PM »
So you've seen my Star Wars carded Power Droid, have you? :'( 

Yep, and I feel for you.  My assumption is that eventually every carded figure will follow suit.  It just doesn't seem like a good way to spend large amounts of money IMO.  My Stormtrooper Luke might turn more yellow, but for the most part I'm confident that my loose collection will stay as-is for me to continue to enjoy.

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #757 on: October 5, 2009, 10:32 AM »
Finally picked up the Endor Forest Ranger last night...loose, but 100% complete and all stickers still on the original sticker sheet. (Not for long) Not a bad get for the price.

Now I can start focusing on those last 3 POTF mini-rigs. (I know, good luck)

Got my smiling Lando and Big-Head Han in the mail over the weekend - both looked great, thankfully.
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« Reply #758 on: October 5, 2009, 09:47 PM »
That does it.  The Vintage set is complete.   ;D



I took a gamble on one that had pretty bad photos and ended up getting him for $120.  :D
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« Reply #759 on: October 5, 2009, 10:43 PM »
That is NICE.  Way to go, Rob.  I just have Yakface left.  All of a sudden after a few months of prices being somewhat down ($100) they've gone back up ($200).

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #760 on: October 5, 2009, 10:53 PM »
Congrats on finishing the vinty set Rob, that was fast.  ;D

The BS looks pretty darn good, now get the dented toe variation.  :P

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« Reply #761 on: October 5, 2009, 11:00 PM »
That does it.  The Vintage set is complete.   ;D



I took a gamble on one that had pretty bad photos and ended up getting him for $120.  :D

Nice.  Congrats on finishing. 

I should also congratulate you on messing with my mind about carded figs.  I'm maybe 1/3 of the way through carded, maybe a little further and now I'm contemplating selling them since they're commanding good coin and I've got some good deals on quite a few so could make a significant chunk of change back. 
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #762 on: October 6, 2009, 12:58 AM »
Fantastic additions Rob!  I still have the POTF figures (minus Anakin) to complete my collection, but I've been very slow to finish them off.

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« Reply #763 on: October 6, 2009, 12:10 PM »
Thanks guys.  Here are the pictures from the eBay auction to give you an idea of how bad they were... I decided that even all blurry and blown out, if the boots were messed you'd be able to tell.  I think that with better photos he'd have gotten more like $165 for this one:







Nice.  Congrats on finishing.  

I should also congratulate you on messing with my mind about carded figs.  I'm maybe 1/3 of the way through carded, maybe a little further and now I'm contemplating selling them since they're commanding good coin and I've got some good deals on quite a few so could make a significant chunk of change back.  

Sorry, didn't mean to make you question doing something you enjoy.   :-[  Maybe it's more of my way of convincing myself to avoid spending unseemly amounts of money on carded collecting?  :-\
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #764 on: October 7, 2009, 10:07 AM »
I picked up Lumat last night...the last non-POTF fig I still needed.(Variants excepted)

Focus is now on replacing my played out Luke and Death Star Commander.
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