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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1755 on: May 11, 2023, 11:40 AM »
Brown Hair Luke and Brown Snake / Pacman Eyes Yoda were the two 'bigger' variants I always wanted but never had... Got Luke last week, and Yoda got here last night:

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« Reply #1756 on: May 12, 2023, 06:00 PM »
Got this B-Wing a few weeks ago, but waited for the stand to get here:


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« Reply #1757 on: May 14, 2023, 03:32 PM »
Split Belly Tauntaun... the belly is pretty yellow, but every one I'e seen since I started looking for one was like that, so I decided not to worry about it.



 

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« Reply #1758 on: May 14, 2023, 04:58 PM »
I wonder if the peroxide trick would work on that.
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« Reply #1759 on: May 14, 2023, 05:26 PM »
Might.  Im just not quite sure how to apply it without it getting on the other stuff.  Im just going to leave it alone I think. 

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« Reply #1760 on: May 19, 2023, 11:53 AM »
Another biggie got here last night... it's clean and the color is great.  The top fin is slightly crooked but I can live with it.  The stickers seem to have mold on them, so while it's not what I was hoping for, I've ordered replacements. 

Vehicle-wise, my list is down to an Ewok Battle Wagon, Imperial Cruiser, and Imperial Troop Transporter, but there's a cruiser in the mail. I also need to finish up the rarer of the mini-rigs; ATL Interceptor, Side Gunner, One-Manned Sand Skimmer, Sniper, and Security Scout.

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« Reply #1761 on: May 20, 2023, 07:10 PM »
Imperial Cruiser...


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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1762 on: May 21, 2023, 12:38 AM »
Rob, you have inspired me to post one, too...



I found these at a flea market today. Mini-rigs I have a soft spot for so I have just started picking them up when I find a good deal. And the Rebel was in good shape with his gun (and cheap.) I completed my first 12 figure set a few years back, and finished the rest of the ANH figure run last summer, now most of my vintage purchases lately have been whatever I needed to fill out product photos so they have been from all over the line, but I want to start plugging away at completing the ESB waves now, starting with 1980 and working my way forward. (Quite a few spots already filled, though.)

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« Reply #1763 on: May 21, 2023, 12:29 PM »
Imperial Cruiser...



This is the one in my collection....love this vehicle!
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1764 on: May 22, 2023, 09:49 AM »
Another biggie got here last night... it's clean and the color is great.  The top fin is slightly crooked but I can live with it.  The stickers seem to have mold on them, so while it's not what I was hoping for, I've ordered replacements. 

Vehicle-wise, my list is down to an Ewok Battle Wagon, Imperial Cruiser, and Imperial Troop Transporter, but there's a cruiser in the mail. I also need to finish up the rarer of the mini-rigs; ATL Interceptor, Side Gunner, One-Manned Sand Skimmer, Sniper, and Security Scout.



I see so many of these with the cannon on it upside-down.  How easy is that to fix (or can it not be removed)?

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« Reply #1765 on: May 22, 2023, 10:42 AM »
I see so many of these with the cannon on it upside-down.  How easy is that to fix (or can it not be removed)?

Honestly I didn't even realize it.  I'll take a look later. 

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« Reply #1766 on: May 22, 2023, 10:43 AM »
Rob, you have inspired me to post one, too...



I found these at a flea market today. Mini-rigs I have a soft spot for so I have just started picking them up when I find a good deal. And the Rebel was in good shape with his gun (and cheap.) I completed my first 12 figure set a few years back, and finished the rest of the ANH figure run last summer, now most of my vintage purchases lately have been whatever I needed to fill out product photos so they have been from all over the line, but I want to start plugging away at completing the ESB waves now, starting with 1980 and working my way forward. (Quite a few spots already filled, though.)

Nice!  That mini-rig was the first one I ever got.  The little canopy tab is broken so the glass dome just sits on top.  Maybe I should try to track one down...

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« Reply #1767 on: May 22, 2023, 10:44 AM »
Got two more over the weekend... Uncle Gundy and Thall Joben.  I'm now officially done with the Droids line.  Just a Wicket and I'll be done with Ewoks... if I can find one to buy...


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« Reply #1768 on: May 22, 2023, 11:33 AM »
Man, I had so many of those Droids humans and the Duloks as a kid, I think they were all 99 cent purchases at KayBee once the lines were winding down but I still needed my Star Wars figure fix. They were never my favorites, but they got mixed in with everybody else.

The Mini-Rig purchase that kicked off my adult collecting was at the end of last year, when I found the ISP-6 in a shop...the kid selling it didn't even know what it was, so it was at a better price than it probably should have been with all of its pieces intact. I never got the ROTJ Mini-Rigs as a kid, but this one was always tempting to me back then.


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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1769 on: May 22, 2023, 03:08 PM »

I see so many of these with the cannon on it upside-down.  How easy is that to fix (or can it not be removed)?

I's very easy.  They twist off and you can flip them over and reattach.  There are plenty of YouTube videos to show you how to do it.
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