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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #900 on: February 26, 2010, 08:27 PM »
Wow...I didn't know that.  I thought the other version you were talking about was the vintage Droid Factory.   :D
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #902 on: February 28, 2010, 10:37 PM »
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #903 on: March 4, 2010, 11:21 AM »
Busy night last on eBay...a few good scores:

Picked up Admiral Ackbar's Probe-Wand and Ugnaught's briefcase because I needed these for my variants. Same seller, combined shipping made for an attractive opportunity.

Snagged the blue Jabba's Dungeon really cheap, although it is missing the branding iron so that will have to be a separate purchase. The overall condition and stickers were really good though, and I am increasingly drawn to the bargain auctions like this to piece my remaining missing items together.

Best of all though, I was finally able to score the vintage POTF Anakin Collector's Coin via a Best Offer. I wouldn't say it came cheap, but certainly a lot cheaper than any of the individual auctions I have seen over the past few months. I've never even bothered to buy the figure because I knew the coin was such a b*tch to track down and I needed them both. This is a HUGE relief.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #904 on: March 9, 2010, 10:43 AM »
Scored a vintage TIE Interceptor last night on eBay, a bit pricey but not out of hand. Looks to be in good condition at least. I never had this as a kid, so a good get.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #905 on: March 10, 2010, 10:19 PM »
Picked up a nice vintage B-Wing earlier this morning...my bid won out by 23 cents.  ;D

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #906 on: March 15, 2010, 12:23 PM »
Snagged a nice vintage Anakin last night for less than $10. Hooray bargain shopping.

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #907 on: March 16, 2010, 09:16 PM »
Just scored a carded ROTJ Jawa for $32  ;D and a carded Klattu for $13.   :)

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #908 on: March 17, 2010, 02:38 AM »
Just scored a carded ROTJ Jawa for $32  ;D and a carded Klattu for $13.   :)

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #909 on: March 17, 2010, 11:26 AM »
I'll say....what condition are they in?
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #910 on: March 17, 2010, 11:31 AM »
Jebus Darb, very nice score.  8)

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #911 on: March 17, 2010, 06:44 PM »
Fair condition.  I'll post pics when I get a chance.  Both have some shelf wear, and price stickers still on them.

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #912 on: March 18, 2010, 10:27 AM »
Should I be alarmed that my vintage TIE Interceptor is stamped 1978, but the box says 1983? I assume this is just some kind of generic licensing date and not an actual release date stamp?

I got this in the mail yesterday and it is super awesome, great condition, but I found the date thing a little odd. My Vader TIE has the same thing though, so maybe it's just a generic stamp.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #913 on: March 18, 2010, 10:47 AM »
Should I be alarmed that my vintage TIE Interceptor is stamped 1978, but the box says 1983? I assume this is just some kind of generic licensing date and not an actual release date stamp?

I got this in the mail yesterday and it is super awesome, great condition, but I found the date thing a little odd. My Vader TIE has the same thing though, so maybe it's just a generic stamp.

Checking the vintage archive, both words are a clicky.  ;)

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The fourth and final TIE Fighter toy produced by Kenner, the TIE Interceptor might have also been the coolest. I mean, check out the wings on the thing! They were huge and pointy and menacing looking. Of course, the body portion was identical in form to those of the original TIE, Darth Vader's TIE and "Battle Damaged" TIE, but the gray color was distinct. It should also be noted that the cockpit lid used on the toy was the later, slatted version that had debuted with the "Battle Damaged" TIE.

First Issued: 1984 (ROTJ packaging)
Re-issues: None

Released in 1979, the Darth Vader TIE Fighter was basically a recycled version of Kenner's original TIE Fighter vehicle. They simply took the molds for the body portion of that original TIE and shot the parts in a darker color of plastic-- an "evil grey" color according to the above quoted Kenner description. The distinctive wings, however, were specially-created for this toy.

First Issued: 1979 (SW packaging)
Re-issues: 1979 and 1980 (SW packaging, with backdrop and "Special Offer" sticker), 1984 (SW packaging, Collectors Series)

So what it comes down to is the mold is from the TIE Fighter & would be costly to change the date so the date stays the same but the packaging has the year release.

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #914 on: March 18, 2010, 03:19 PM »
Thanks, that makes sense...I figured it had to be something like that. For some reason I guess I imagined that the lettering and date was not part of the mold, but some kind of imprint applied after the casting process. Not the case, I see.
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