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Offline CHEWIE

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Rebel Transport
« on: April 6, 2005, 03:20 PM »
This is one of the few vintage items I'd like to get a hold of another one as I fondly remember it as a kid and think it would look great in a modern era diorama...

Anyone know of any place to get a hold of one?  Or should I just try ebay?  It wouldn't need to be in perfect condition as I would probably repaint it a lot.

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Re: Rebel Transport
« Reply #1 on: April 6, 2005, 11:47 PM »
I think ebay is your best bet with this.  Just make sure it has all the parts, I got one a while back and it was missing the small black hatch at the bottom.  :-\
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Re: Rebel Transport
« Reply #2 on: April 7, 2005, 03:57 AM »
I've been looking for a loose complete Rebel Transport for quite awhile and can never find one on ebay. There's always something missing from it, or it's so horribly yellow I wouldn't want to touch it with a 10 foot pole. If you have the money for it, I'd suggest looking for a MIB Transport. That way you should be assured you're getting a complete piece. Plus you'll have a kickass vintage box :)

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Re: Rebel Transport
« Reply #3 on: April 7, 2005, 10:10 AM »
Unfortunalty the plastic does turn yellow and finding one complete is real tuff unless you want to spent some good coin. If your lucky and spot one, you can grab it for a cheap bin but you have to be on the ball. Loose can fetch up to $50.00 and with the box can go higher.

You mentioned that you may repaint it so yellowing is not a factor, having all the parts is.

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Re: Rebel Transport
« Reply #4 on: April 7, 2005, 12:32 PM »
I bought one on ebay with the same idea in mind.  The person scammed me though and showed me a picture that was different from the actual item.  It was clean in the pic but it was actually yellow and very, very dirty.  Needless to say I had to clean it.  It still did not come off so I have to repaint the entire thing. 
Long story short, if you go ebay, make sure you get what you pay for. 
« Last Edit: April 7, 2005, 12:32 PM by Mandalorian »
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Re: Rebel Transport
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2005, 03:05 PM »
Thanks for the tips guys.  The vintage market is something I haven't been into since I was a kid.   :)

If I am able to score one, I will post pics.

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Re: Rebel Transport
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2005, 12:44 AM »
I've been in the market for a Transport for ages, but like others have said, finding a mint, complete one is difficult.  They tend to go a little higher than I'm prepared to spend right now.

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Re: Rebel Transport
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2005, 11:35 AM »
I just scored my first one, loose, from ebay last year. It was in great shape and it cost under $20 shipped. I love it. Why can't they make modern toys like this?
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Re: Rebel Transport
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2005, 08:35 PM »
The guns/turrets are usually missing, and yeah this ones an easy victim of yellowing, vintage prices seem to be up right now as is usually the case around a movie relase year.

There's a couple boxed versions, Yellow and blue I believe.  A very simple but a great vintage piece, some of the ROTJ playsets/ships are my favs.

The vintage playsets and ships were awesome, a shame to see very few new playsets made, but it makes the vintage playsets more desireable IMO.  At least they roll some ships out here and there.




 
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Vint Rebel Transport
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2005, 09:56 PM »
If I had the money I would get this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5987488167&ssPageName=MERC_VI_ReBay_Pr4_PcY_BIN_Stores_IT

$60.00 seems like a decent price...

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Re: Vint Rebel Transport
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2005, 10:22 PM »
With the box it's not too bad, though I'd prefer a better box myself.  Without the box, $60 is high, IMO. 

I picked one up in a "lot" and promptly resold it.  It was nice and complete, but I didn't want a ship without a box for it.
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Re: Vint Rebel Transport
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2005, 10:44 PM »
Not bad but check completed auctions, they have gone for less.   ;)

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Re: Vint Rebel Transport
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2005, 07:31 PM »
I think I picked up mine for $20 Loose/complete on e-bay. I'm very happy with it, great way to hold extra vintage figures.

I really wish I had one growing up, it seems to have tons of play value if not for the storage capacity alone.
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Re: Vint Rebel Transport
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2005, 10:01 AM »
I still have mine from when I was a kid.

The problem is that the upper shell seems to have yellowed A LOT and gotten brittle. It has snapped in a couple of spots.

Anyone else experience this?

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Re: Vint Rebel Transport
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2005, 01:47 PM »
The problem is that the upper shell seems to have yellowed A LOT and gotten brittle. It has snapped in a couple of spots.

Unfortunately, I've never had one of these.  But I have a similar problem with my ISP-6 mini-rig - the cockpit roof has become quite brittle.