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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #810 on: November 14, 2009, 08:19 PM »
Picked up some loose (bagged) figures today from a local shop today.

Short mouth Biker Scout (complete with blaster)
Rancor Keeper (my orig. vintage one was ****)
Nien Numb (mint with blaster)
Walrus Man (minty with blaster)
Klaatu (grayish face, fuzzier skirt)

all for $36.

Wow, that's a huge deal.  You'd pay close to that for the Scout variation alone.  Was this Hot Comics?  Any other vint goodies at good prices?  Stang, nice find Jay!
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #811 on: November 14, 2009, 08:54 PM »
Picked up some loose (bagged) figures today from a local shop today.

Short mouth Biker Scout (complete with blaster)
Rancor Keeper (my orig. vintage one was ****)
Nien Numb (mint with blaster)
Walrus Man (minty with blaster)
Klaatu (grayish face, fuzzier skirt)

all for $36.

Dude, that's outrageous. Splendid work there. I think my short mouth biker ran me close to $20 and didn't come with the original gun either. If I could find stuff like that around here I would be in heaven.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #812 on: November 16, 2009, 11:22 PM »
I was lucky enough to win the elusive Security Scout mini-rig tonight on eBay. That is a tough one to find for whatever reason, but I came across a nice loose one for a decent price. Kind of surprised I won it actually, but extremely pleased.

Now I just need to hunt down that Imperial Sniper and Sand Skimmer and I am good to go.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #813 on: November 19, 2009, 11:11 PM »
Got my tan-limb Klaatu variant in the mail today. Not one of my favorites I would have to say, the color differences are a little more subtle than I was expecting. The soft goods portion is significantly different though, both in color and texture/thickness. So that's a plus.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #814 on: November 21, 2009, 10:16 PM »
Picked up a minty Romba earlier today for a good price on eBay, surprisingly. Just missed on Warok.

Also got the Security Scout in the mail today...I love this thing! Sure, it's gimmicky as hell, but I value it for the sheer weirdness.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #815 on: November 23, 2009, 03:38 PM »
Finally got my Grey hair Obi-Wan variant in the mail today, another one off the list. Pretty decent shape, lightsaber w/tip intact, good cape. All in all, I am satisfied.

Have already started some initial forays into playsets and vehicles...prices are generally much better than I'd expected. I definitely see myself moving into these areas sooner rather than later given the escalating price brackets of the remaining figures I still need. (Yakface, Blue Snags, etc)
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #816 on: November 26, 2009, 12:50 AM »
Just got a ESB carded Boba fett in C-8 condition with the printed Revenge offer. the only thing is that the seller put down all flaws but one. i am OK with the rest of the flaws but she failed to put down that the figure has frost all over it and now i am thinking of returning it for the reason of her not being up front about it.I payed a little over $300.00 shipped.I know they go for more and i will never get a cheaper one but that just pisses me off when they hide thing like that. should i return it ?.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #817 on: November 27, 2009, 12:54 PM »
Picked up some loose (bagged) figures today from a local shop today.

Short mouth Biker Scout (complete with blaster)
Rancor Keeper (my orig. vintage one was ****)
Nien Numb (mint with blaster)
Walrus Man (minty with blaster)
Klaatu (grayish face, fuzzier skirt)

all for $36.

Like sealed Kenner Baggie, bagged?  If so, that's a steal.



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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #818 on: November 27, 2009, 12:55 PM »
Can any of you guys tell from looking at this picture if this is a molded face Endor Soldier or not?



Looking at Rebelscum's comparison and the way that the face color extends onto the front face of the straps of the helmet, I think it appears to be the molded version, but I'm new to this one...

 
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #819 on: November 29, 2009, 08:40 PM »
Heck, I can't even tell the difference between the 2 figs in the source photo. Would be curious to know also, since I assume this implies some sort of variant.

I picked up a really nice Dulok figure from the Droids series over the holidays when I was on vacation in Delaware. I just happened to stumble upon a vintage toy shop and that was about the coolest thing they had to offer.

I also picked up the Hoth Ice Planet Playset on eBay for only $15. (Just need the backdrop but that seems like a good price regardless)
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #820 on: November 29, 2009, 10:27 PM »
Looking at your photo and the source photo, I'm going to say it's a Helmet Moulded Endor soldier.  The paint goes out onto the helmet and chin strap.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #821 on: November 30, 2009, 07:07 AM »
Just got a ESB carded Boba fett in C-8 condition with the printed Revenge offer. the only thing is that the seller put down all flaws but one. i am OK with the rest of the flaws but she failed to put down that the figure has frost all over it and now i am thinking of returning it for the reason of her not being up front about it.I payed a little over $300.00 shipped.I know they go for more and i will never get a cheaper one but that just pisses me off when they hide thing like that. should i return it ?.

First, nice pickup for a great price.

Second, I wouldn't return it.  I believe the remedy for the frost situation is to sit the figure in the sunlight for a few minutes.  Sunlight for a short period of time.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #822 on: November 30, 2009, 11:12 AM »
Looking at your photo and the source photo, I'm going to say it's a Helmet Moulded Endor soldier.  The paint goes out onto the helmet and chin strap.

How can you tell if it's face paint on the chin strap or if it's molded and simply unpainted on the strap?

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #823 on: November 30, 2009, 08:19 PM »
20/15 vision.  It looks more like paint than plastic to me.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #824 on: November 30, 2009, 10:54 PM »
I received this beauty in the mail today, Preschool Ewoks Princess Knessa Latara first shot prototype from the Woodland Wagon playset.



The Preschool proto's are slowly getting done, just a few more to go.  







Edit: Seller named the figure wrong.
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