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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2011, 04:02 PM »
It's a thing of beauty.  There were also some older ones... he made a Stomrtrooper Han that was pretty cool.  There was a Bith that I think was made out of an Imperial Officer... I think he did a Vlix too.

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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2011, 09:37 PM »
Yeah, his Vlix raised quite the stink as I recall.
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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2011, 10:25 PM »
What happened?  I haven't heard the story.

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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2011, 03:09 AM »
There were people not pleased I guess because of it being a duplicate of a figure that exists, more or less...  Some folks were pretty peeved at a replica being made, kind of like how the Rocket Fett annoyed some folks too.  He did a Rocket Fett before Hasbro did and some folks weren't happy IIRC.
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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2011, 04:18 AM »
His Vlix' were numbered & had no peg holes?- can't see a problem with that, but ...... ??? Didn't realise he did a rocket fett like Mark Poon- they are pretty neat. Let's face it not too many people will ever own a real one .

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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2011, 07:51 AM »
Ryan's Vlix is custom cast from an original Vlix figure. The head, arms & legs move & even has the Copyright on the back leg.
It is numbered & marked Repro with no peg holes.


Ryan's Repro Rocket Fett.


Never heard of Ryan's Vlix getting a raising stink but Mark Poon's stuff not marked repro... ahhh yeah...

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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2011, 09:02 AM »
I don't see what is the big deal...I see crappy custom Vlixes on ebay all the time. Many of them on repro cards too. I would never waste a cent on that shiite, but it doesn't bug me that it is out there.

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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2011, 05:09 AM »
Maybe "big stink" was a bad wording...  Some people were bitching, generally the "If you can't afford one you shouldn't get one at all" crowd.  I remember it causing probably more heated debate in customizing circles than probably the vintage world.

I say if you mark it, who cares?  But I guess people who own Vlix's maybe feel differently.  Fortunately they're so few, I guess their opinion is probably not really important to anyone.

I wanted one of his Rocket Fett's pretty bad but I'm not a big fan of buying customs in general (just not something I'm into), so I figured I'd just live without on that one...  It was neat though, I was very tempted at the time.  The Hasbro one will more than suffice to me though.  I wasn't too particular on the details and intricacy of it...  Vlix was never really that on my radar because I'm not into Droids/Ewoks at all.

I still think a modern Vlix ala the Rocket Fett would be a cool idea though, just for the weirdness of it.
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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #23 on: March 24, 2011, 10:30 AM »
Thanks for the history lesson.

I certainly don't see the problem with repos or customs that are obvious and won't get confused with the originals - and with any figure that costs thousands of dollars, repro is the way to go as far as I'm concerned.


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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2011, 09:56 PM »
I use IKEA Bertby cabinets for my figure displays:



They work well and look great, especially all lit up.

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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2011, 11:52 PM »
Very cool, Carpet.
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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2011, 08:46 AM »
Are those wall-mounted? Looks excellent, this is exactly the kind of thing I would be looking to install in the new house, except not in the wood grain finish.

I just wish the nearest IKEA wasn't halfway to DC.
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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2011, 10:05 PM »
I have one of those too. That is where I keep my vintage figures also. Too bad they don't have that color wood anymore otherwise I would buy a second.
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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2011, 11:02 PM »
I have one of those too. That is where I keep my vintage figures also. Too bad they don't have that color wood anymore otherwise I would buy a second.

The Bertby is discontinued, so color doesn't matter.  You simply can't find it anywhere anymore.  Right rather pisser that, I was just about to buy three but they canned them. :-\
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Re: Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« Reply #29 on: June 2, 2012, 11:24 AM »
Anyone have any tips for reattaching bubbles to cards that both keeps it sealed well and also looks good? I thought glue, but I see the guy who sells all the repo kits on ebay suggests double sided tape.
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