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I've just taken my first step into a much larger world...
« on: February 19, 2003, 07:35 PM »
Well, after about a 10-12 year Vintage hiatus, I've finally jumped back into the Vintage arena.  My loose Vintage figure collection has been 2 figures short of being complete for more than a decade (Yak Face & Stormtrooper Luke), but for some reason or another, I never went back and pursued them to finish my collection off.

But with my plans of attempting to put together a complete Vintage carded collection soon, I figured I should polish off the loose ones first.  Therefore, I hit the eBay circuit and came up with this beauty:

Vintage Star Wars Luke Stormtrooper complete!

Pretty good price, C-9.5 condition with not even a hint of yellowing in the limbs, and the seller is Jeff Correll who's a very reputable member of the Vintage boards over at GH and RS and a staff member at the great 12back.com site.  It feels really good to finally get my feet wet in the Vintage arena again after all this time.  Most pleased I am!   :)

Just a loose Yak Face left to go now...

Then things are gonna get real hairy...

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Re:I've just taken my first step into a much larger world...
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2003, 10:18 PM »
Nice job Matt,
Soon you will be in the loose completed collection club.  ;)
Go get that Yak.

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Re:I've just taken my first step into a much larger world...
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2003, 10:34 AM »
Great score on the Luke.
 
 Welcome back into the hunt. Keep me posted on the Yak hunt I may be able to give you a few leads. A guy I know had a couple and was selling alot of stuff last year to fund his new business. I can try to get intouch with him to see if he has one. He had 2 and they were nice.
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Re: I've just taken my first step into a much larger world...
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2003, 03:29 PM »
Thanks for the offer Sarge - I'm definitely interested.  Maybe you could drop your buddy a line for me to see if he's still got either of the Yaks.  I'm looking for a solid C-9+ specimen, preferably with it's original staff.  Based on what I've seen on eBay, I'm inclined to be looking right around the $100 range, but not much higher than that - even if it means that I'll have to be somewhat patient.  LMK if you come up with anything, thanks...   :)

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2003, 03:52 PM »
Will do
 
 I will put in some calls tonight when I get home. I hope he has them. The ones he had were nice. He was one of those kids who never played with his toys just displayed on a shelf. I will update you when I know more.
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Re:I've just taken my first step into a much larger world...
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2003, 12:58 PM »
You just had to trump me on that Luke Stormie didn't you JMac ;D

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Re:I've just taken my first step into a much larger world...
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2003, 01:51 PM »
Nice score Matt!Sweet fig and a very nice price.

I'm still in the hunt for mine, hope I'm the next in line to pick one up. ;D

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2003, 11:47 AM »
JediMac I hate to say the Yak was sold shortly after the others he got rid of. He has 1 left but is unwilling to part with it at this time. If he changes his mind I will let you know.
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Re: I've just taken my first step into a much larger world...
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2003, 12:47 PM »
Thanks for the kudos fellas!  Nice to see that others agree that this is a nice piece.  Hopefully it looks equally as beautiful when it shows up today or tomorrow.  Sorry DP, didn't mean to one-up ya' there!   ;)

Thanks for looking into the Yak Face sarge, I appreciate it.  No worries on your buddy not having one - just gives me a little more time to look around and research the market.  I'll get that Mr. Yakker soon enough...   :)