Author Topic: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases  (Read 57973 times)

Offline Dressel Rebel

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 8427
  • En Sabah Nur
    • View Profile
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #705 on: February 14, 2012, 01:18 PM »
Yeah I saw that.  It was so confusing at first glance that it's easier for me to just pop heads off and try it myself.  Plus I'm able to modify things so easily that it doesn't really matter what fits exactly and what doesn't.
This is what happens when you invade Wakanda

Offline Master_Phruby

  • Jedi Master
  • *
  • Posts: 6695
  • It's for display only!
    • View Profile
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #706 on: February 14, 2012, 01:42 PM »
Used Hasbro's BOGO coupon to buy Dofine and get Savage Opress for free. El-Les was the last old figure there to be clearenaced at $3.94.
This message brought to you by Wookiee Cookiees - "MMM... Chewie!"
Visit The Endor Express - The Ultimate Guide to Disney's Star Tours

Offline CHEWIE

  • Jedi Sentinel
  • *
  • Posts: 14421
    • View Profile
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #707 on: February 14, 2012, 02:38 PM »
Yeah I saw that.  It was so confusing at first glance that it's easier for me to just pop heads off and try it myself.  Plus I'm able to modify things so easily that it doesn't really matter what fits exactly and what doesn't.

Same here - I'd spend more time trying to make heads or tails of that list than just going through my fodder and seeing what fits on its own, and taking a few minutes to modify things on my own.

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31275
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #708 on: February 14, 2012, 03:11 PM »
Plus some figures heads don't swap perfectly...  Is it fair to say some of you couldn't make heads nor tails of it!?  Badump ching.  I'm here all week.  Try the veal.

Serioiusly though DR, I reviewed Ric Olie and Naboo pilot early for the site, so I have an extra of each now ultimately, but I'm not sure anymore on my army building habits.  As the line's gotten out of control price-wise, I take a hard look at any PT army builders.  These guys with the head swaps are a little more tempting than Clones though, I will say.  And they are pretty much perfect.  From the coats to the sculpts...  They really made the original Ric look pathetic.
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline Scockery

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1841
    • View Profile
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #709 on: February 15, 2012, 11:59 AM »
They really made the original Ric look pathetic.

Sad news. That means the original 1999 figure's value will plummet on the aftermarket.  :P

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31275
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #710 on: February 15, 2012, 03:31 PM »
So people selling one now owe the buyer money?  Cool.  I'm gonna collect at the toy show in march.
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline Diddly

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 4577
  • SECede
    • View Profile
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #711 on: February 17, 2012, 02:51 PM »
Bought that darn Royal Starship Astromechs battle pack.  :-[

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31275
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #712 on: February 17, 2012, 06:24 PM »
Spread out your extra droids to your Rebel Pilots.  You'll dig how they all look together.
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline Nicklab

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 8193
  • Deceived? WHAT?!?!
    • View Profile
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #713 on: February 17, 2012, 06:29 PM »
Bought that darn Royal Starship Astromechs battle pack.  :-[

I felt very much the same way when I got mine.

Another option is to pair them with some extra Naboo Pilots.
"You were entrusted to lead the Republic." - Vote for Ven Zallow from THE OLD REPUBLIC in figure polls!

Feedback

Offline Jesse James

  • Staff Member
  • Grand Master
  • *
  • Posts: 31275
  • Slippery When Poopy
    • View Profile
    • JediDefender.com
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #714 on: February 17, 2012, 06:31 PM »
Good selection as well with the new N1 coming.

Also look good with Imperials too since they had a few in their ranks that weren't black as well.  They fit in just about anywhere.
2011 Rebel Fleet Trooper Gets My Seal Of Approval!  But Where's The Friggin' Holster On Him!?
Jedi Defender.com Contributing Editor, Twitter @JediDefender & @Jesse_James77

Offline Diddly

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 4577
  • SECede
    • View Profile
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #715 on: February 18, 2012, 04:24 PM »
My biggest concern with buying them is that I said I wouldn't buy them because I hate paying top dollar for the BAD Astromechs... they look great yeah but I hate the extra holes and the hollow feel.

But I love me some "generic" astro droids

Offline Scockery

  • Jedi Apprentice
  • *
  • Posts: 1841
    • View Profile
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #716 on: February 18, 2012, 07:42 PM »
Got Jean Claude Danva/Battle Droid & Roth Mason/Super battle droid Geonosis arena sets for $5.08 each...Yeah, 3 years ago and a different collection!  :P I'm annoyed last time I was there they had Fisto/Genosians guess some army builder or ebay hustler scooped them all up when they hit $5. 

Passed on a Saga Legends ROTS Anakin for $2. If he'd had the secret weapons I'd have gotten him.

Last vintage 3-pack was back up to $24.99.  :(

No shuttles left...*phew* dodged that bullet again (the bullet being the "too cheap to pass up but I know it take up more space that its worth").

No unusual Target mark downs of sith 2-packs or clone wars figures.

Offline inadvertent imitation

  • Jedi Master
  • *
  • Posts: 6354
    • View Profile
    • greatest blog ever written.
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #717 on: February 19, 2012, 01:08 AM »
Finished my TPM vintage sets by picking up Sidious and Vos openers at TRU thanks to their sale.  :)
don't you know there ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk

Offline 501ST

  • Jedi Initiate
  • *
  • Posts: 248
  • Deus Ex Machina
    • View Profile
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #718 on: February 19, 2012, 08:18 PM »
ROTJ deleted wave bought today from Target (in Australia),this wave has turned up all across the eastern states of AUS.



 ;D ;D ;D
« Last Edit: February 19, 2012, 08:20 PM by 501ST »
A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.

Bob Hope

Offline JediMoses

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 3396
    • View Profile
Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #719 on: February 19, 2012, 09:14 PM »
Finished my TPM vintage sets by picking up Sidious and Vos openers at TRU thanks to their sale.  :)

TRU sale hooked me up big time last week.  I was able to return my entire January purchase from Walmart to save the 30%.  A bit of a hassle, but it was worth it in my opinion.  Especially with a few free Fighter Pods and Maul USBs thrown in.