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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #825 on: November 30, 2009, 11:30 PM »
Great pieces Dale! 

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #826 on: December 4, 2009, 04:34 PM »
Snagged the variant silver microphone for Sy Snootles this morning...a most welcome addition. Now I need to hunt down the corresponding variant pieces for Droopy. List is getting nice and small now, I love it.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #827 on: December 7, 2009, 08:39 PM »
Ok, one more down...I hunted down the variant Droopy w/silver mic stand and black clarinet today. That leaves me with 9 basic figs and 10 variants to complete the collection. (although 6 of those variants ain't happening anytime soon short of a financial windfall)

I'm doing a comprehensive review now of Gus' variant list posted elsewhere in this forum, but so far I feel pretty good with the group I settled on to begin with. Not sure I will be adding much, if any, to the Master List.

I'm all psyched for knocking out the Droids next though!
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #828 on: December 7, 2009, 09:59 PM »
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.
Thanks for the info. I'll try that.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #829 on: December 8, 2009, 09:20 AM »
Got my vintage Hoth Ice Planet playset in the mail yesterday...the cardboard backdrop was all I really needed and it looks great. Very pleased with this one.

It still seems messed up to me that I can pick up all these playsets and vehicles cheaper than the remaining figures I need.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #830 on: December 12, 2009, 11:12 PM »
I got my vintage open belly Tauntaun in the mail yesterday, with the original box as a bonus. It's a nice piece, the rubber on the belly is in good shape with minimal yellowing. One of the legs is a bit loose but I can live with that.

I also took another stab at the Blue Apron Ugnaught variant. Let's hope the one that shows up actually resembles the color in the auction photo this time. (fingers crossed!)
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #831 on: December 13, 2009, 08:57 PM »
Snagged the Chewbacca Green Crossbow variant this afternoon for a decent price. Pretty psyched about this one...I am about done with my variants, outside of the Super Six I can never afford. Still have to grab Blue Snags and Brown Hair Farmboy Luke, but those are easily found, if not affordable.

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #832 on: December 14, 2009, 06:34 PM »
Snagged the Chewbacca Green Crossbow variant this afternoon for a decent price. Pretty psyched about this one...I am about done with my variants, outside of the Super Six I can never afford. Still have to grab Blue Snags and Brown Hair Farmboy Luke, but those are easily found, if not affordable.



What are your super six?
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #833 on: December 15, 2009, 02:20 PM »
What are your super six?

The 3 Double Telescoping figures, Rocket Firing Boba Fett Prototype, Vinyl Cape Jawa and Orange Hair Luke.

I can see ending up with 2 or 3 of those maybe, tops. If I'm lucky. Boba is pretty much a pipe dream.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #834 on: December 15, 2009, 10:01 PM »
The vinyl cape Jawa is my #1 ambition out of those - he will happen for me, I know it.  Just have to be paitent...

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #835 on: December 17, 2009, 02:08 PM »
Lets see my super 6  ;D

1. Vlix (its only a matter of time - I'm just that sick)
2. Uzay Blue Stars (I have had my oppertunity but the money is Vlix money)
3. 63rd POTF coin (i know its not a figure but i really want it)
4. Lili Ledy Jawa (probably the most likely one i will get)
5. Uzay Head Man (never happening)
6. Luke Orange hair, Telescoping Ben & Vader, and rocket Fett all fit in this spot. I want but won't regret never having them

Oh and Droids and Ewoks prototypes don't count because that I know will never ever happen, if that was the case Gaff would have been my number 6.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #836 on: December 17, 2009, 02:27 PM »
What an awesome list! I can go along with any of those, although not so much the foreign boots. I do think the Head Man is sweet though.

Yeah, Vlix will definitely be on my list too. I just won't let myself think about Droids and Ewoks until I have gotten to a dead end with the other vintage stuff. (Sometime later in 2010 I am estimating)
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #837 on: December 19, 2009, 11:03 PM »
I won a sweet eBay auction for some vintage Ackbar variants...4 to be exact. This was not a variant on my Master List, but the final price was decent and they seem like worthy additions to the collection.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #838 on: December 21, 2009, 03:24 PM »
I picked up a vintage Imperial Shuttle for $40. 

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #839 on: December 24, 2009, 10:27 AM »
Aw yeah, I got my Blue Apron Ugnaught in the mail yesterday and it was actually the one I needed! (have had mixed success trying to score the right variant in the past)

Looking like a quiet end to the year, not much else out there right now, vintage or otherwise.
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