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Re: Modern Vintage Repros
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2012, 02:06 PM »
Does the vintage white stormtrooper go for that much?  I saw an auction on a group of minty white ones yesterday go for about $10/figure.  And I definitely can tell the black one's not original.   ;)
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Re: Modern Vintage Repros
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2012, 02:27 PM »
Now, no, but as time rolls on, and as more and more yellow, the white ones will become a premium eventually.
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Re: Modern Vintage Repros
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2012, 04:12 PM »
That will only be a problem if these don't yellow first. They are bootlegs so the chances that they are made from poor quality plastic is rather good.

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Re: Modern Vintage Repros and Bootlegs
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2012, 01:52 PM »
That's a possibility, however, today's poorer grade plastics are often superior to originals in many ways, so even poor grades can still last a long time.
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Re: Modern Vintage Repros and Bootlegs
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2012, 05:19 PM »
Did you see Mark's latest creation?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200720918949?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Just 3 left.  Apologies to the custom haters, but this is pretty ******* cool.
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Re: Modern Vintage Repros and Bootlegs
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2012, 12:54 PM »
That is pretty cool. Too bad I missed it.
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Re: Modern Vintage Repros and Bootlegs
« Reply #21 on: April 6, 2012, 12:26 PM »
Did you see Mark's latest creation?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200720918949?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Just 3 left.  Apologies to the custom haters, but this is pretty ******* cool.

That does look pretty cool. I am considering picking one up.

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Re: Modern Vintage Repros and Bootlegs
« Reply #22 on: January 3, 2014, 04:16 PM »
Just finished "making" a Head Man. Very crudely done job by me with no customizing talent, but with the gold and black and then  the shield and the sword, I love how this thing looks. Have a custom Head Man cardback coming in the mail too.
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Re: Modern Vintage Repros and Bootlegs
« Reply #23 on: January 3, 2014, 10:37 PM »
Just finished "making" a Head Man. Very crudely done job by me with no customizing talent, but with the gold and black and then  the shield and the sword, I love how this thing looks. Have a custom Head Man cardback coming in the mail too.

Pics or it didn't happen.   ;)
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Re: Modern Vintage Repros and Bootlegs
« Reply #24 on: January 4, 2014, 10:02 PM »
As soon as I can figure what I'm doing wrong with posting a picture of Head Man, I will.

Got a carded Uzay Blue Stars figure today (repro of course).
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Re: Modern Vintage Repros and Bootlegs
« Reply #25 on: January 6, 2014, 06:26 AM »
As soon as I can figure what I'm doing wrong with posting a picture of Head Man, I will.

Got a carded Uzay Blue Stars figure today (repro of course).

Sweet!  That would be cool to see as well. 
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Re: Modern Vintage Repros and Bootlegs
« Reply #26 on: April 8, 2014, 04:14 PM »
Not very exciting, but picked up a custom printed Mungo Baobab Droids cardback. Okay printing job and straight corners, but the artwork is cool (Mungo knocking out a couple Stormtroopers) and my favorite part is the second wave of Droids figures are all shown on the back with a description of their character.

And it cost me all of 99 cents w/ free shipping.
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Re: Modern Vintage Repros and Bootlegs
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2014, 09:01 PM »
Picked up a custom painted loose Droids C3PO (regular pull apart vintage painted to look Droids). I'd say very good version. Good paint job. Very close to original colors. Blue in the eyes is too big compared to the real thing, but it holds the place of the real thing well enough for me until (I fear "if" is the better word) I get an authentic one.

Paid $11 for it and just watched a loose authentic go for $200+ so I'm happy.

I have a feeling if I ever have one of these for real it's going to just be his torso and head or something like that.
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Re: Modern Vintage Repros and Bootlegs
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2014, 03:10 PM »
I know this isn't everyone's favorite thing, but recent additions:

"vintage" Grand Moff Tarkin. Imperial Commander's body painted to the correct color scheme, rank, etc. with a vintage Battlestar Galactica guy's head. I really like it.

custom painted vintage C3PO so it looks like it's Glasslite. I've always liked the look of that C3PO and won't pay for a real one.
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Re: Modern Vintage Repros and Bootlegs
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2014, 03:29 PM »
I didn't know this thread was here... I'd love to see photos of the Tarkin.

Here's my only bootlegs... although they look so damn good I don't even think of them that way.  Both are from Ryan Shaw.  As far as I know there are only four of the Leia's out there.  He made about 25 Gargans.  This was the last one, and the paint on it is different from the rest.



There's also this Sandtrooper... he just gave me the Torso and while it's a little sloppy, I did my best to paint it and hack it together out of a beat up stormtrooper:

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