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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1665 on: August 13, 2017, 07:37 PM »
Got a fitty cent Taun-Taun (open belly) at a yard sale. No reigns, but hey at this age, I'm happy the saddle is there.

Only other vintage find this year was a Rebel Commando amidst some 80's JOE. He's an honorary Joe, I guess.

Here's the taun taun in a deleted scene from Rogue One...deleted for being out of focus.  :P
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1666 on: August 16, 2017, 09:15 PM »
Hah I like that tower.  Can't quite place what it is but it works.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1667 on: August 17, 2017, 12:59 PM »
Hah I like that tower.  Can't quite place what it is but it works.

It is a small parts bin on top. Those plastic bins you can find at hardware and home improvement stores. I got that free at a yard sale with others that my father took to use as parts bins (how unimaginative!)

As for the legs...I've no idea.  I found a bunch of them at my local township's recycle dumpster and grabbed them because they looked like good props. Someday I'll probably get in trouble for taking stuff out of there. 

I didn't permanently connect the parts or anything, but it wouldn't be hard, just some screws or even glue.

I mean...uh...its a SPACE TOWER (tm) that I'll be selling soon for for the low price of $69.99 each. 
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1668 on: September 29, 2017, 07:01 PM »
Darth Vader carrying case...missing the upper things that hold figures and the lables...BUT...it had the original cardboard insert with picture of the figures. And it had gotten damp a bit  (tragically, from a brief early morning shower as the people had set up their sale) but seems to have dried out okay.

Inside was chewie's bowcaster. (and non vintage stuff).
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1669 on: October 1, 2017, 12:39 PM »
Estate sale finds. ROTJ TIE Fighter missing one wing label $18. AST-5 with a C-3PO (rem limbs) inside for $8.

Some guy beat me to the Y-wing with box and loose B-Wing.  :(

Passed up a Snowspeeder for $28 and 1SP-6 for $12.  They also had a POTF2 x-wing in opened box marked $45.

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1670 on: April 6, 2018, 02:04 PM »
Ok, so I'm way behind those of you here on the vintage forum, but I'm finally getting around to trying to complete the vintage run (loose). Over the last few months I finished the Star Wars lineup, and this week I got the last two ESB figures I needed, Bespin Guard and Imperial Commander. Now I'm moving on to ROTJ, where I have 7 figures left. I'm not counting different variations for now, just the main line run. I'm a little ashamed that I don't have a complete run after all these years, but it just kept getting put off due to expendable spending or just having years in the modern line that had 80-100 figures. I didn't have a great start from childhood, with only 17 figures I think total.

I don't know if/when I'll be able to dive into the POTF run, due to the prices, but maybe I'll treat myself to a couple per year or something. Other than that I'm moving onto beasts, and working on restoring my vintage Falcon and Snowspeeder.

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1671 on: April 6, 2018, 03:45 PM »
Sounds like a fun project Brian!  I had a pretty extensive vintage collection, but embarked on a similar path a few years back to get completed ships, figure variations, etc.  It was a blast.  I still enjoy going through the old stuff more than almost anything made since the 90's. 
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1672 on: April 18, 2018, 04:13 PM »
Exactly. There is just something about those vintage toys. I'm having a lot of fun tracking them down. I think I have six Jedi figures left, then I'm going to start looking at things like the Wampa and Rebo band. It sure seems like vinty prices have taken an uptick since I was last actively looking. Some of the common Jedi figures I've been looking at are a little higher than I expected.

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1673 on: May 1, 2018, 09:34 PM »
I got a carded ROTJ Walrusman the other day. Card is a little creased but still displays good. I'm sure this is one of the "Made in Spain" figures. I need a list of the MIS and MIM ROTJ Kenner cards if anyone has one. 
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1674 on: May 2, 2018, 07:05 PM »
I got a carded ROTJ Walrusman the other day. Card is a little creased but still displays good. I'm sure this is one of the "Made in Spain" figures. I need a list of the MIS and MIM ROTJ Kenner cards if anyone has one.

Via the TIG Lili Ledy guide (http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t2135-the-lili-ledy-guide-discussion-thread-part-1) below is a photo of all the Made in Mexico carded Kenner figures...

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1675 on: May 17, 2018, 03:13 PM »
Thanks, I got the list from the otheR Site.
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1676 on: July 12, 2018, 08:26 PM »
Ok, as a little update to my earlier post, this past week I received in the mail the last two figures I needed to complete my loose collection of the first 77 - Prune Face and Rancor Keeper. I know most here probably have not only these figures, but the POTF figures as well, but it is sort of a "holy grail" goal for me so I'm pretty excited. Working on a way to get them displayed, and now I'm moving onto some beasts and the Rebo band. It sure is fun tracking down vintage toys again.

As a side note, it is amazing to see how much prices have risen on vintage stuff since the last time I was collecting them. Even things like the Rancor Keeper went higher than I thought.

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1677 on: July 12, 2018, 10:50 PM »
I think that's an unfortunate side effect of Disney cranking out new movies.

Happy hunting Brian!
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1678 on: August 7, 2018, 03:25 PM »
I think that's an unfortunate side effect of Disney cranking out new movies.

Happy hunting Brian!

Thanks! It has been fun. I've since picked up a few other things like the Wampa, Taun Taun, and Rebo Band. Hoping to track down a Dewback as well. I'm sort of trying to decide what to do about the vehicles. I only had two as a kid, hand me down Millennium Falcon and Snowspeeder from my cousins. I still have both and hope to try to restore them to their original glory. I started looking at the X-Wing, as it is one that I always wanted growing up. Even now, although underscaled and all that, I just love it's simplicity as a 70s/80s "space toy". I've just started looking, but sheesh do they seem pricey these days.

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1679 on: August 8, 2018, 09:02 AM »
I didn't have a lot of vehicles when I was a kid either - mostly just the smaller stuff.  But I started picking them up here and there along with the playsets over the last few years and they weren't as hard to track down as I thought they would be.  You have to be a little patient, but you can generally find a good deal here or there on the Bay or at comic shops.  I used some soapy water and a toothbrush to get them cleaned up - you won't regret getting any of them.  I just nabbed another Snowspeeder at Hot Comics last week for $24.  Has most of the stickers, working landing gear, and all the parts except for the harpoon/string piece on the back.
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