Thanks, so where are you at with your vintage collection? Do you still need figure / accessories? Are you going after variations?
sorry for not responding sooner, shortly after you posting that question we lost the internet connection at home for about 4 days, so I kind of forgot to answer this question. I was just looking at your collection pics and was reminded about it.
I think I'm done except for a vinyl cape Jawa and some accessories. A weapon or two here and there. To be honest, I've really lapsed in paying attention to vintage since I got my Warok and blue snag.
As far as variations go, what I think I need right now (from memory, not doing this post at home, so not positive) is a blue smock Ugnaught, small head Han Solo and that might be about it. I've picked up both grey and white hair ben, brown haired Luke (farmboy and Bespin), collar/no collar Bespin Leia and a few others. I'm sure Dale will poke his nose in and list about 75 other variations I could own, like different biker scout helmets or some other nonsense
For weapons I need a few standard Han blasters, probably one more Leia blaster, axe for a stoopid Ewok and that's about it. Just haven't been really paying attention for a while.
All my figures are in pretty nice shape. I wouldn't mind improving a few but it's hard to do without avoiding the risk of a poor grading on ebay. If I'm going to pay the bucks for an upgrade, I really, really want it to be an improvement. Probably my worst figure is Chewbacca - it seems everyone had one and everyone really liked playing with it. Strange, I never thought he would give me difficulty. I do have the green limbs version as well and would like to pick up a green bowcaster as well.
I'll have to go through the collection around Christmas to check on what's missing and what needs upgrading. I know the last 17 are all very nice, save for that accursed arm on EV-9D9. It stays on fine, but knowing it comes off bugs me. Most of the rest are nice from memory but I know once I look really closely, some will need to be upgraded. Would love to find some thrashed cards for relatively cheap to replace them.
Biggest pain is running out of room to display stuff. I'm still very big into modern stuff so way too much in storage
Not sure what I want to do with future stuff in the vinty line. I was thinking trilogo, but think I've talked myself out of it for the most part, largely due to those really expensive pieces that will prevent a complete collection. Always contemplate a full 12 back collection on somewhat downgraded cards but even that would be quite pricey.
Unlike most people I don't have a really strong, driving attachment with nostalgia associated with the vintage line. I appreciate the origins of the toys and now that I own them, I am extremely pleased with them. But I just don't generate any childhood memories from them - I was just on the wrong side of 13 for the toys to be meaningful to me. So finding packaging, carded, vehicles etc is cool, but not that important. Blasphemy, I know.
BTW, I have a spare Warok, I think I read in your collection thread you need one? If so, drop me a PM. I don't remember how complete it is, so you might end up chasing something on it but I know it has the cowl and I believe the bow as well. It might be missing the satchel thingy off his (her?) hip but I'll have to check. I'm away on holidays starting this Friday, so nothing will happen quick, but if you're interested, LMK.