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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2007, 06:59 PM »
My collecting nowadays is focused on loose figures to fill in holes for my themed displays.  I was lucky enough to get the Target Shuttle (thanks again Dan!) and want to set up an 'Emperor's Arrival' display, so I'm hoping to get my hands on a buttload of Stormtroopers and a few DS Troopers.  My other favourite displays are the Cantina and Jabba's palace, so I'll need every creature for their respective homes.

Space is becoming a big issue so I'm leaning more towards OT stuff, so I'll likely pass on most of the PT pieces.  I'd love to have a big Clone battle area, but I'm not sure that'll happen.

Since I was originally a carded collector, that blood still runs through me and I'll have to keep carded versions of the vintage figures and possibly a few other sublines like the McQuarrie figures and all Darth Vaders.


3 x 30AC #01 Darth Vader w/Coin Folder - 1 loose, 1 US carded, 1 CDN carded (it's a disease, I know)


Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith

0 x Galactic Marine
0 x Mustafar Lava Miner
0 x R2-D2
0 x Obi-Wan Kenobi
0 x Mace Windu
0 x Airborne Trooper
0 x Super Battle Droid
1 x Concept Stormtrooper - 1 loose, maybe 1 carded


Wave 2 - ANH - Battle of Yavin

2 x Rebel Honor Guard
1 x Han Solo - the Falcon needs its pilot!
1 x Luke Skywalker -
1 x Biggs Darklighter (Rebel Pilot) - a much needed addition to my Pilot display
6 x Death Star Trooper - I'd love 12 or even 24!
1 x Concept Boba Fett - 1 loose, maybe 1 carded


Wave 3 - ANH - Tatooine

1 x Biggs Darklighter (Academy)
3 x Darth Vader - 1 loose, 1 US carded, 1 CDN carded
1 x Luke Skywalker - perhaps 2 just for the Moisture Vaporators
6 x Jawa & LIN Droid
100? x Stormtrooper - what scene with Imperials doesn't include Stormtroopers?
1 x Concept Chewbacca - 1 loose, maybe 1 carded
1 x Elis Helrot


Wave 4 - RotJ - Jabba's Palace

1 x M'iiyoom Onith
1 x Boba Fett (Animated Debut) - probably display these with my POTF2 EU figures
0 x Luke Skywalker (Jedi)
1 x CZ-4
1 x Umpass-Stay
4 x Concept Darth Vader - 2 loose, 1 US carded, 1 CDN carded


Wave ? - Force Unleashed

2 x Female Officer
0 x Other Female thing
0 x Shadow Guard
3 x Darth Vader (Battle Damage) - 1 loose, 1 US carded, 1 CDN carded
0 x "Samurai Jedi"
0 x "Heavy Stormtrooper #1"
0 x 'Heavy Stormtrooper #2"


Vintage 30 AC

2 x Han Hoth
2 x Leia Endor - finally, a decent Endor Leia!
2 x Luke Skywalker
2 x Bossk
2 x IG-88
6 x Snowtrooper


« Last Edit: February 12, 2007, 06:59 PM by JesseVader08 »

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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2007, 09:16 PM »
Jesse, wouldn't it be cheaper to fill the middles of rows and back rows with cheaper, generic commtech stormtroopers than opting to drop a grand for 100 new ones, no matter how cool they are?  I can totally understand why you'd want to have the front rows/sides of rows (i.e. highly visible troopers) being mondo cool, like the new stuff or VOTC troopers, but I'm guessing you could do about 60-80% of that with cheaper army builders at $3-4 a piece. 

So a grand your way or half that much?  Just wondering why you'd do the former?

BTW, the POTJ General Leia, while not great, looks pretty sweet with a Saga Endor Luke poncho.   :-*
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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2007, 09:37 PM »
I am getting the following (most of them will be loose, I will mention the figs I want carded)

Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith

2 x Galactic Marine
1 x Mustafar Lava Miner
1 x R2-D2
0 x Obi-Wan Kenobi
1 x Mace Windu
2 x Airborne Trooper
1 x Super Battle Droid
2 x Concept Stormtrooper - 1 loose, 1 carded

Wave 2 - ANH - Battle of Yavin

2 x Rebel Honor Guard
1 x Han Solo
1 x Luke Skywalker
1 x Biggs Darklighter (Rebel Pilot)
2 x Death Star Trooper - at least, maybe 1 more to paint one of them Grey.
2 x Concept Boba Fett - 1 loose, 1 carded

Wave 3 - ANH - Tatooine

0 x Biggs Darklighter (Academy) - they can keep him
1 x Darth Vader
1 x Luke Skywalker - Moisture Vaporator FINALLY
2 x Jawa & LIN Droid - 2 at least for the Jawa
2 x Stormtrooper - at least
2 x Concept Chewbacca - 1 loose, 1 carded
1 x Elis Helrot

Wave 4 - RotJ - Jabba's Palace

1 x M'iiyoom Onith
1 x Boba Fett (Animated Debut)
1 x Luke Skywalker (Jedi)
1 x CZ-4
1 x Umpass-Stay
2 x Concept Darth Vader - 1 loose, 1 carded

Force Unleashed

1 x Female Officer
0 x Maris Brood
0 x Shadow Guard
1 x Darth Vader (Battle Damage) -  
0 x "Samurai Jedi"
0 x "Heavy Stormtrooper #1"
0 x 'Heavy Stormtrooper #2"

Vintage 30 AC

3 x Han Hoth - 1 carded, 1 loose, 1 loose Hood up
1 x Leia Endor - They should have put her in the basic line, I would want Hoth Leia instead
2 x Luke Skywalker - 1 carded, 1 loose
1 x Bossk
1 x IG-88
3 x Snowtrooper - 2 loose, 1 carded

30 AC SW Legends

0 x Darth Vader (Saga-013)
0 x Darth Maul (Ep1 Pack-In)
0 x Yoda (RotS #03)
0 x R2-D2 (RotS #48)
0 x General Grievous RotS #09)
0 x C-3PO (Saga-017)
1 x Clone Trooper (RotS #41)
2 x Shocktrooper (Battle Pack)
1 x Battle Droid 2-Pack (Tan)
1 x Battle Droid 2-Pack (Maroon)
1 x Battle Droid 2-Pack (Blaster Damage)
1 x Battle Droid 2-Pack (Lightsaber Damage)
3 x Clone Trooper (Clone Wars 03-50)
1 x Boba Fett (VOTC)
0 x Obi-Wan Kenobi (RotS #55)
0 x Chewbacca (ROTS)
0 x Anakin Skywalker (RotS #02)
0 x Saesee Tiin (RotS #30)
0 x Destroyer Droid (RotS #44)
3 x Clone Trooper (new - SA 501st)
0 x Leia Boussh (Saga-001)
1 x Sandtrooper (Evolutions - White Pauldron)
2 x White Pit Droid 2-Pack w/Toolbox #1
2 x Brown Pit Droid 2-Pack w/Toolbox #1
2 x Brown Pit Droid 2-Pack w/Toolbox #2
2 x Red Pit Droid 2-Pack w/Toolbox #2
1 x Imperial Officer (Head #1)
1 x Imperial Officer (Head #2)
0 x Imperial Officer (Head #3)
1 x Darktrooper
1 x Clone Commander (Evolutions - Ep3 Grey)
2 x Clone Officers (EE Set - Red)
2 x Clone Officers (EE Set - Yellow)
2 x Clone Officers (EE Set - Blue)
1 x Clone Officers (EE Set - Green)
1 x Scout Trooper (VTSC)
1 x TC-14
1 x RA-7 (Sandcrawler)
0 x R4-I9

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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2007, 04:28 AM »
Jesse, wouldn't it be cheaper to fill the middles of rows and back rows with cheaper, generic commtech stormtroopers than opting to drop a grand for 100 new ones, no matter how cool they are?

I think your idea is a great one and I'd be all over it if I could actually find someone willing to part with them (granted, this is just based on a couple searches on eBay).  Usually you can find a couple CT Stormtroopers at a time, but by the time you throw shipping on top, I'm stuck paying roughly the same price as new ones in store.


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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2007, 08:38 AM »
 My collecting for 07 will be limited to a few troops I like, the McQuarrie figures, and some odds and ends.I like the coins, but not enough to pay 7.00 each. If past years are any indication, I will find at least 6-12 I like to put in the carded collection (usually troops, but this might be McQuarrie this year)

The set ups you are talking about Jesse are almost exactly what I have been putting together.
I used the commtech troopers in my death star cabinet, with about 1/2 dozen VOTC mixed in.
The Jabba's palace, tatooine farm, and hoth are my other displays. If figures fit in them, I will probably buy, otherwise I need to try to pass and save my money for Kubricks.

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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2007, 10:30 PM »
So far 28 collectors have posted their purchasing intentions for 2007, and I have tallied the results and divided the 28 respondents into categories.

I. Completists - 11 of the 28 will buy at least one of everything.

II.  Selectivists - 15 of the 28 decided they will buy some, and pass on some

III.  Army Builders - Of the 26 Completists and Selectivists above, 15 of the 26 will be building armies of troops.  I only counted those troop building more than one kind of troop and purchasing 4 or more of those kinds.  Army building collectors were about split evenly between Completists and Selectivists.

IV.  In a category by himself is Reid, who plans to purchase just 5 figures total all year long.  He didn't really fit the other classifications.

V.  Also in a category by himself is Slothus, who plans only to be broke.  I was unable to ascertain if this was attributable to Star Wars, so Slothus alone makes up category V.

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« Last Edit: February 13, 2007, 10:41 PM by Dressel Rebel »
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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2007, 10:40 PM »
One of each for me please.....Damn you Hasbro for putting out such a stellar line this year.   >:(  Not that this would deter me from picking them all up though...
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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #37 on: February 14, 2007, 01:18 AM »
2 of any one figure indicates one opener, one carded.  Beyond that one carded, all additional are for opening

Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith

2 x Galactic Marine
2 x Mustafar Lava Miner
2 x R2-D2
2 x Obi-Wan Kenobi
2 x Mace Windu
4 x Airborne Trooper
2 x Super Battle Droid
3 x Concept Stormtrooper

Wave 2 - ANH - Battle of Yavin
7 x Rebel Honor Guard
2 x Han Solo
2 x Luke Skywalker
2 x Biggs Darklighter (Rebel Pilot)
13 x Death Star Trooper
2 x Concept Boba Fett

Wave 3 - ANH - Tatooine

2 x Biggs Darklighter (Academy) - they can keep him
2 x Darth Vader
5 x Luke Skywalker - Moisture Vaporator FINALLY
11 x Jawa & LIN Droid
As many as I can get my grubby little mits on x Stormtrooper
2 x Concept Chewbacca
2 x Elis Helrot

Wave 4 - RotJ - Jabba's Palace

2 x M'iiyoom Onith
2 x Boba Fett (Animated Debut)
2 x Luke Skywalker (Jedi)
3 x CZ-4
2 x Umpass-Stay
2 x Concept Darth Vader

Force Unleashed

2 x Female Officer
2 x Maris Brood
3 x Shadow Guard
2 x Darth Vader (Battle Damage) -  
2 x "Samurai Jedi"
5 x "Heavy Stormtrooper #1"
5 x 'Heavy Stormtrooper #2"

Vintage 30 AC

2 x Han Hoth - 1 carded, 1 loose, 1 loose Hood up
2 x Leia Endor - They should have put her in the basic line, I would want Hoth Leia instead
2 x Luke Skywalker - 1 carded, 1 loose
2 x Bossk
2 x IG-88
13 - 25 x Snowtrooper

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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2007, 02:11 AM »
One of each, maybe a few carded figures here and there if I like the characters enough.

I'll get a few of the regular army builders, but not too many. What's the supposed retail price on these 30AC figures? Is it staying at $7 or so, or is it going up again this year?
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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2007, 02:21 AM »
I'm borrowing someone's list here because I cannot imagine typing all that out, hah.

This is more an "ideal" kind of buying list, I doubt I actually get all these though this year.  I wanted like a dozen VTSC Tuskens but only wound up with like 8 total I think, though I know I can get more cheap down the road...

A lot of these are 1 for the customs bin, 1 for the collection shelf, maybe 1 for a different "setting" on the shelf or something...  Nothing with me is really set in stone but army building is gonna kill me this year.  Fortunately not much else I want but figures.  I'm gonna drop the Titanium line I think due to the price increase.   :-\

Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith

10 or more x Galactic Marine
3 x Mustafar Lava Miner
1 x R2-D2
1 x Obi-Wan Kenobi
1 x Mace Windu
10 or more x Airborne Trooper
10 or more x Super Battle Droid
1 x Concept Stormtrooper

Wave 2 - ANH - Battle of Yavin

10 or more x Rebel Honor Guard (Customs not included)
1 x Han Solo
1 x Biggs Darklighter (Rebel Pilot)
10 or more x Death Star Trooper
3 x Concept Boba Fett
3 x Luke Ceremonial

Wave 3 - ANH - Tatooine

2 x Biggs Darklighter (Academy)
1 x Darth Vader
2 or more x Luke Skywalker - Moisture Vaporator
5 x Jawa & LIN Droid
20 or more x Stormtrooper
3 x Concept Chewbacca
2 x Elis Helrot

Wave 4 - RotJ - Jabba's Palace

2 x M'iiyoom Onith
1 x Boba Fett (Animated Debut)
2 x Luke Skywalker (Jedi)
2 or 3 x CZ-4
1 or 2 x Umpass-Stay
2 x Concept Darth Vader

Force Unleashed

10 or more x Female Officer
2 x Maris Brood
10 x Shadow Guard
1 or 2 x Darth Vader (Battle Damage) -  
2 x "Samurai Jedi"
10 x "Heavy Stormtrooper #1"
10 x 'Heavy Stormtrooper #2"

Vintage 30 AC
3 x Han Hoth
3 x Leia Endor
3 x Luke Skywalker
3 x Bossk
3 x IG-88
25 or more x Snowtrooper

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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2007, 10:52 AM »
Although I'm not usually a completist (or anywhere close), it looks like this year I might be.  From the basic figures we've seen so far, I plan on picking up at least one of each, and extras in some cases.  I'll pick up extras to keep carded of the Vintage figures, as well as the McQuarrie figures if possible.  I'll probably skip the majority of the Saga Legends repacks, but I hope to get a few.  Overall though, the basic line looks pretty amazing so far, and of the first four wave (and probably, the Force Unleashed wave) I plan on getting every figure.  That makes it pretty tough when I'm trying to cut back the spending :), so the "other" stuff is what will get cut back or cut out.

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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2007, 11:42 AM »
30th Anniversary Collection:
 - two of everything (1 carded, 1 loose)
 - a few extra Wave 3 Stormtroopers

30th Anniversary "Vintage" Collection:
 - two of everything (1 carded, 1 loose)
 - an extra Hoth Han (if the variant head is released)

Saga Legends:
 - one of everything (carded)
 - openers of each variant of the EU Pit Droid 2-Packs
 - openers of each variant of the Battle Droid 2-Packs
 - a few openers of the SA 501st Clone
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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2007, 11:49 AM »

 - a few openers of the SA 501st Clone


I'm confused.  Is this it?



Cause that looks a lot like the same repainted removable helmet AT-TE tank gunner from EIII #38 that we got twice already. 
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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2007, 12:02 PM »
Cause that looks a lot like the same repainted removable helmet AT-TE tank gunner from EIII #38 that we got twice already. 

When the Saga Legends stuff was originally announced, Dan Curto said and Hasbro later confirmed later that the 501st Trooper in the Saga Legends assortment will be the ROTS #41 sculpt with 501st colors (basically Appo minus the Pauldron, plus the Antenna).

From Rebelscum:
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501st Clone Trooper (originally MIA)
Speaking of clones from Revenge of the Sith...remember when the Tactical Ops Trooper was shown at Comic-Con 2005, and it sported the Super-Articulated body, but the actual figure ended up being a repainted AT-TE Tank Gunner? This happened because of the tooling available at the time, but isn't it time we saw this SA figure?

Well guess what? We're going to. Look for the SA body repainted in 501st colors at long last! So while technically this is a new figure, somehow I don't think anyone will mind. (and if you do, then you can blame me, because I asked for this one.)
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The pic that EE has for Wave 2 might just be a photoshop job as that 501st in that wave is supposed to have the #41 body...
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Re: 30 AC, Collecting Styles, and YOU: What's your plan?
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2007, 12:04 PM »
Okay, so basically while EE should be showing the #41 sculpt, they're showing the AT-TE Tank Gunner #38 sculpt.  The legs and helmet are the giveaway.
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