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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2023 TVC Wave 4 (New TVC Wave 30)
« on: May 30, 2023, 11:22 PM »
I don’t mind them reusing and recombining parts to make interesting new stuff like that Jabba’s Denizens pack, but lazy kit bashing for a figure that we have 8 versions of… blah.

That’s basically the price I had mine all preordered at.  I bought 12 and once I had them all set up, it felt like too many.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2023 TVC Boba Fett's Starship
« on: May 27, 2023, 11:30 AM »
I sold mine.  I complained about it before, but the paint apps just weren’t different enough for me.

Kenner Retro Collection / Re: 3rd Party Kenner Retro-Style Toys
« on: May 27, 2023, 09:51 AM »
I’ve always just sold on eBay.  The fees suck, but the buyers are there… that’s kind of what you pay the fees for. 

I also like the ease of getting shipping labels and getting paid.

They only have Hoth Soldiers left but you can stack EXTRA25 with SHIPMAGIC and get four of those sets for $89.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2023 TVC Wave 3 (New TVC Wave 29)
« on: May 26, 2023, 09:17 PM »
I did find a Clone a Target.  Piett too.

Hunter gets here Sunday…

No sign of Starkiller yet.

Kenner Retro Collection / Re: 3rd Party Kenner Retro-Style Toys
« on: May 24, 2023, 06:03 PM »
I counted the other day.  I have 238 mini-busts in TEN Detolf cabinets.

I don't have room for an 11th.  So when these are full, I'll have a problem.

At the moment my plan is to stop pre-ordering uglier busts (Endor Han, Bespin Luke) and picking them up when they're clearanced out later because no one wanted them.  But once these cabinets are full...

I've toyed with keeping just OT... I could get rid of a ton of them and still have a collection that way...

I bought a bunch of extras of these around Black Friday or Christmas when they were similarly priced and just don't need more.

The price is right for sure, but I have two Deathtrooper packs and two Shoretrooper packs in a cabinet just waiting to get used somewhere...

Kenner Retro Collection / Re: 3rd Party Kenner Retro-Style Toys
« on: May 24, 2023, 04:39 PM »
Ultimately, there's a huge difference between selling your stuff for fair market value and scalping.  If I know a hot new toy sells for more on eBay and I buy them up, that's kind of ******.

If I have something I've collected and it has more value now than when I bought it, there's nothing weird or wrong or questionable about selling it for it's going rate. 

I love the Stan Solo stuff, I just paid an arm and a leg for a few of the ones I'd missed, and I'm lucky that I got into them when I did.  Even ones I got for $40 a few months ago are $150 or $200 now... Someday when if I sell them, it'll be for whatever they're worth when that day comes. 

As for ditching stuff... 3.75" Star Wars will be the last to go for me.  If I sell those, it means I straight up quit collecting.

I quit collecting ReAction figures about 3 years ago, I have 450 of those I'm getting ready to throw onto eBay. 

If I decide to keep pairing down, Gentle Giant Mini-Busts are on the chopping block next.  The costs have gone up dramatically, and the sculpt quality has gone down dramatically (on some of them at least... some look great still).

Rome... Punisher... he'll be in Ahsoka soon...

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2023 TVC Wave 3 (New TVC Wave 29)
« on: May 22, 2023, 11:28 PM »
I actually found him and a Clone Trooper at Target today… my Amazon order was supposed to be Wednesday, but the Target I was at still had them marked as $13.79, so I bought them in store
and canceled the order.

Damn. Ray Stevenson died.  58 years old.

This one gave me pause... I know those Vaders are kind of expensive, but aren't they like $100 each?  This guy thinks they're worth $900 each?!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« 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...

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« 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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