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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1710 on: March 12, 2023, 05:50 PM »
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Got another one yesterday, my first Droid / Ewoks figures outside of an Artoo I've had since I was young. 


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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1711 on: March 14, 2023, 01:48 PM »
Got it, thanks!


Another new pick up... got it a few weeks ago but finally managed to get it all cleaned up.



That looks fantastic!  Mine has all kinds of yellowing going on.  Id be interested to hear how you cleaned yours up. 

Im also still trying to track down the cannons for the gunner station. 
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1712 on: March 14, 2023, 04:57 PM »

That looks fantastic!  Mine has all kinds of yellowing going on.  Id be interested to hear how you cleaned yours up. 

Im also still trying to track down the cannons for the gunner station.


This one's problem wasn't extreme yellowing - you'd have to do peroxide in the sun or retrobrite for that... This one was just grimey.  It was covered in dirt and scuffs.  I used diluted rubbing alcohol and q-tips to basically scrub it all off.  It took 2 or 3 hours total.  You have to avoid stickers or painted parts though doing that, you can take them right off. 

Here's a before image.


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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1713 on: March 22, 2023, 06:14 PM »
One more today...


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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1714 on: March 22, 2023, 09:10 PM »
Nice, Rob. I love those goofy guys. I am happy to have completed a MOC collection of those before prices went crazy. Id still like to get some of the custom unreleased ones though. And I wish theyd release a proper Blu Ray of all those Ewoks episodes!
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1715 on: March 23, 2023, 09:56 AM »
Amazing.  I wish Id been smart enough to do that.  I bought all my other vintage stuff 20 years ago when a real A-Wing pilot costs what a Stan Solo one does now really expensive ones were Stormtrooper Luke and Pop Up Artoo at about $100 each, and Blue Snaggletooth and Yak Face set
Me back about $150 each.  Regular figures in good shape with accessories could all be had in lots at about $8 to $15 per figure.  I remember Fett being more expensive at about $30. 

Im fully expecting a nice loose set of Droids and Ewoks with real accessories is going to run me $5000 maybe when its all said and done?  Maybe a little more.  Its to the point where a few of them are even hard to find listings of in good shape.  Everything is carded
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1716 on: March 24, 2023, 09:55 AM »
Hell, I wish I was paying attention around 1985 when you could get most of these for around a dollar!
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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1717 on: March 25, 2023, 01:15 PM »
Yeah that'd have been nice, you could have bought 250 of them for what I paid for these two that just arrived. :)


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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1718 on: March 25, 2023, 09:19 PM »
Great looking pickups on the Droids and Ewoks Rob. Ive been surprised at how high those figures have gone up since I finished my set about a decade ago. I often wonder if I was starting now would I be willing to actually finish.

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Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« Reply #1719 on: March 27, 2023, 05:18 PM »
Kea Moll got here today... she's a little dirtier than the others so I might upgrade this one someday, but it's good for now.