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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #855 on: January 8, 2010, 01:56 AM »
1 a week!  I was doing 1 a month last year (sometimes cheating a little).  This year I won't be doing as much this year as I thought, since I just spent 25% of my vintage budget this year on my holy grail... a vinyl cape Jawa!  Pics to come.   ;D

Congrats! Can't wait to see pics.  :)
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #856 on: January 8, 2010, 10:22 AM »
I scored a minty POTF Barada last night, but it does not include the collector's coin, so I am going to have to hunt that down separately. (dammit) It is hard to find auctions on eBay where the coins are included. Of course, when I actually tried buying them separately, EVERY auction for those figures seemed to include the coins. So I really can't win.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #857 on: January 8, 2010, 10:08 PM »
First pics of the vinyl cape Jawa:

This is a real treasure by the way, and I'm very happy to finally have what I always thought impossible in my collection:





I am going to take better pics with turnarounds and close ups, but I couldn't wait to share!

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #858 on: January 8, 2010, 11:10 PM »
Very nice Darb, congrats. 

I did pick up an ESB carded Dengar the other day, so all the bounty hunters except Fett are represented on ESB cards.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #859 on: January 8, 2010, 11:19 PM »
Very nice Darb, congrats. Looking forward to the rest of the pics.  8)

Still working a bit on the carded figs eh Brent.  >:D

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« Reply #860 on: January 9, 2010, 12:00 PM »
More Jawa pics:






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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #861 on: January 9, 2010, 03:43 PM »
He looks really good Darb, again congrats. He needs a blaster tho.  :P

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« Reply #862 on: January 9, 2010, 03:47 PM »
Yeah, I have an extra one that I'm displaying with him in my cabinet, but I'd like to get the one original to him.


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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #863 on: January 9, 2010, 09:28 PM »
Well done, sir. That is a fine looking collection. Do you have other variants displayed separately? I notice Large Head Han in the picture and Yellow Hair Farmboy Luke...

I got my Vader TIE in the mail today but the wings are not as good as I'd hoped. Looks like I may be in the market for these again.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #864 on: January 10, 2010, 11:45 AM »
The only real variants I have right now are the Jawa, Blue Snags and the two Biker Scouts.  I am slowly working on the others.

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« Reply #865 on: January 11, 2010, 09:57 AM »
I picked up the Battle Damaged TIE fighter last night...complete w/original box. I normally eschew the auctions with original packaging as it tends to drive the price up, but this one was surprisingly affordable. ($35) Looks pretty damn minty too.

Lots of stuff I have my eyes on this week too...could be a big week for vintage scores.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #866 on: January 14, 2010, 08:54 PM »
Finally snagged my Brown Hair Farmboy Luke tonight, and a POTF Poncho Luke w/Coin to boot. That's 2 more figures off the list, a good amount of progress. (But expensive)

Barada showed up in the mail today...a worthy addition. He looks sharp and the color is crisp.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #867 on: January 19, 2010, 10:22 AM »
I was able to snag the Barada POTF coin for a decent price Sunday, so now I can officially scratch him off The List. And I have definitely decided NEVER to try buying these things separately again. (Except for Anakin and Yakface, due to the absurd expense) Too much stress...
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #868 on: January 21, 2010, 10:38 PM »
Ahhh, good score tonight...Creature Cantina cardboard backdrop for $10! My base is in great shape, so this was a sweet deal to complete that playset.

That leaves me with exactly 30 items to go on The List!
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #869 on: January 22, 2010, 03:24 PM »
So I got my Brown Hair Farmboy Luke in the mail today and I smell a rat. Help me out here...

The face coloring does not match the skin coloring of the neck or hands AT ALL. It's not even close...the face is pink and the other parts are like a pale yellow. Both pieces, independent of each other, appear to be authentic. But they clearly do not match. Is this typical of some kind of foreign knock-off, or did someone pull some kind of fishy head swap?

I've seen other versions where everything matched and they looked much better. I'm thinking I should probably try for a return...
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