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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1275 on: May 2, 2013, 11:05 AM »
I started taking a few pictures of my recent vintage finds.  I'll post them in my Vintage Collection Thread if anyone's interested.

Today's update: Boxed AT-ATs
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1276 on: May 3, 2013, 12:17 PM »
Updated my vintage thread with X-Wings, a Sandcrawler, and the Cantina Adventure Playset...
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1277 on: May 6, 2013, 04:46 PM »
Updated with Darth Vader's TIE, TIE Interceptor, Blue TIE, Imperial Attack Base, Wide Belt Open-Belly Taun Taun, Die Cast Vader's TIE, Droid Factory Parts, carded Luke X-Wing, and a couple of loose Jawas.  Linky above.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1278 on: May 8, 2013, 12:20 PM »
Justin you accumulate at an unbelieveable rate! I think Rancho Justin-wan is going to be the next Star Wars destination. You may have to get a license from Disney soon....

I picked up loose Chewbacca, Han, C-3PO and Death Squad Commander yesterday from a comic shop. Now all I need are a tusken raider and R2-D2 to have the original 12. I know it is a slippery slope, but I am thinking I can stop there, or maybe go up to the 1st 21...

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1279 on: May 8, 2013, 04:18 PM »
It's called an addiction.  The first step is admitting you have a problem. 

Anyone know what the second step is?  Help me.

I have been a little crazy as of late, but I'm really not spending beyond what I've budgeted for new toys in year's past.  It's crazy, but a six-figure wave of new figures would cost $65.  I can grab a dozen vintage figures at that price.  A $30 vintage TIE is comparable to a $27 new vehicle and a $250 Palitoy Death Star isn't that unreasonable next to a $250 BMF.  Heck, it's cheap next to $400 Kubrick chases! 

I should be saving up for the inevitable release of new Hasbro goodies (or Heaven forbid, just saving period), but I'm kind of enjoying the lull in new products to stock up on some of these great older pieces.  I have tried to limit myself to what I consider good deals in the event that I want to pull a 180 on vintage and a few items have arrived below expectations, but for the most part I'm enjoying collecting more than I have in years.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1280 on: May 8, 2013, 11:58 PM »
It's called an addiction.  The first step is admitting you have a problem. 

Anyone know what the second step is?  Help me.


Well since you asked...Here are the stages of change for addiction

The six stages of the model are:

precontemplation
contemplation
determination
action
maintenance
termination
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1281 on: May 9, 2013, 01:32 AM »
It's called an addiction.  The first step is admitting you have a problem. 

Anyone know what the second step is?  Help me.


Well since you asked...Here are the stages of change for addiction

The six stages of the model are:

precontemplation
contemplation
determination
action
maintenance
termination
 ;D

I heard there is a pill for that. :D :D :D
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1282 on: May 9, 2013, 09:38 AM »
Too bad Hasbro has been making us go cold turkey.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1283 on: May 15, 2013, 03:34 PM »
Updated my Vintage Collection Thread if anyone's interested in seeing some more visuals of my recent acquisitions.  I'm also updating with some recent original SW carded vintage I picked up at an auction...
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1284 on: May 20, 2013, 04:35 AM »
I'm quite excited to add this Snowtrooper to my Canadian carded collection, it is a ROTJ 65A back:



It looks pretty cool next to my Sideshow 1/6 scale Snowtrooper, I pounced on the preorder early enough to get the Exclusive version that includes the Kenner style rifle:

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1285 on: May 20, 2013, 12:47 PM »
Wow, that Snowy looks terrific.  Unpunched right?  Any card or bubble damage?  Looks minty case fresh from the pictures.  Nice score Jesse!
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1286 on: May 20, 2013, 07:28 PM »
Very nice looking snowtrooper. Very white.

I had one a vintage open belly taun taun off ebay for $10. What he sent me was a rather nice closed belly taun taun with complete harness and a rebel trooper. Do you think I should complain? The open belly one had a broken harness.

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1287 on: May 21, 2013, 08:03 AM »
I would rather have the trooper and pack, along with the nice harness.  I have a spare open belly TT if you need one.
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« Reply #1288 on: May 21, 2013, 12:36 PM »
Sure. I would be open to that. Let's make a deal.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1289 on: May 23, 2013, 09:58 PM »
Here's the Canadian Micro Hoth World set, which includes the Ion Cannon, Generator Attack and Wampa Cave sets.  The seller also had the Turret Defense set and included it in the sale.

I have the Bespin sets and have been wanting to add the Hoth ones for a long time!