Though my Summer of Vintage ended, the Fall brought its own surprises and acquisitions. So as everyone prepares to receive Vintage for the Holidays, I'd thought I share my latest pickups to get everyone in the mood...
This past October was the annual Kane County Toy Show here in Illinois. It was my first time at the show and besides selling some items, I made some big scores...
This was the starting point, a number of miscellaneous items including a minty Snaggletooth all for next to nothing.
Walking through the various sections of the show, I found a number of quality looking pieces and in the end after some wheelin' & dealin' they were had for a very good price. Of note, the Cantina Adventure set while missing the figures still includes the original inserts and baggies! The X-Wing is supremely pure white, it will make for a great displayed piece someday. All of the cardboard parts from these sets are in near perfect shape, I was really thrilled with all of these scores.
One of the things I need to do as part of my vintage collecting hobby is to go back and pick up boxes for loose vehicles/playsets I've bought over the years. One of those items was a Landspeeder I picked up at The Earth in Cincy about a decade ago. Well recently I was able to get the box off of eBay to finally complete this item.
Earlier this year I got my holy grail, the Imperial Shuttle. After that, the next big thing to get was a Sandcrawler and surprisingly eBay was the place to be again! This is a complete and working set and in great shape, it was also the most I've ever paid for any single vintage piece. So anything else I buy from here on out will be gravy, haha. Next to the Shuttle this is now a key display piece in my collection.
And finally, a set of books my buddy gave me recently. The comic book is in black & white, while the Star Wars novel is an 8th edition print.
So that ends my year for vintage collecting, it was a helluva year. Hopefully 2012 will bring as much excitement for all of you as 2011 did for me.