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Title: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: bobafett14 on February 24, 2005, 11:07 PM
Been wanting it for years, and it took an extra few weeks, but it was worth it!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/bobafett14/vintageROTJarcadegame.jpg)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 25, 2005, 09:10 AM
Ooh, thats a very nice Xerox box with feather duster.  :D  J/K

Man, thats in very nice condition, Congrats on acquiring this piece of nostalgic history.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on February 25, 2005, 09:54 AM
Very awesome!!! That must be really nice to have.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: bobafett14 on February 25, 2005, 09:56 AM
Ooh, thats a very nice Xerox box with feather duster.  :D  J/K

Man, thats in very nice condition, Congrats on acquiring this piece of nostalgic history.  8)

Thanks, and check out the condidtion on that "Pullman" egg box...don't see too many in that condition these days do ya ;^)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on February 27, 2005, 01:40 AM
oh that's sweet man, a great piece to pick up. i remember first seeing that game in an arcade at six flags great america in like 92, i had never seen it before and from that point on i kept lookin for it. was lucky to find a rom for it on mame several years back. a fun game to play. congrats on the pickup!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 19, 2005, 04:23 PM
I can't see the picture. :-[

Hey, why don't we make this the official Vintage Acquisitions thread?

I just picked up the desert sail skiff mini rig and the Land of the Jawa's playset last night from a collectors shop, both loose.

The mini rig completes my regular mini rig set. Of the POTF ones, I have the Desert skiff and need the other two. I also need the ewok battle wagon, but don't know if that qualifies as a mini rig.

The Land of the Jawas is actually the first of those cardboard back drop playsets I've ever owned. It was in very good shape as well. The base and the escape pod were pristine clean with the stickers nice and sharp. The Cardboard was in very good shape. There are some dings, and the top two corners were a little creased, but over all, it's very solid. It also has all four of the standies and the elevator is incredibly clean with a pristine sticker. I'm very happy with it.

Now I need only 17 more loose vintage items to complete my collection. :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Commander JediSearch on June 20, 2005, 09:40 AM
For Father's Day I got a couple of loose Vintage figures that I needed.

Luke, Leia, and Death Squad Commander
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on June 20, 2005, 12:15 PM
What a thoughtful gift.  Congratulations and I hope that you enjoyed fathers day.

DBK

For Father's Day I got a couple of loose Vintage figures that I needed.

Luke, Leia, and Death Squad Commander
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on June 23, 2005, 02:24 PM
My most recent is a complete Death Star w/ box as I have mentioned in another thread.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on July 16, 2005, 05:33 PM
I just scored a Luke Bespin and a grab bag of accessories.

I know where most of the accessories go, but there are a couple I'm not sure of. I think one piece belongs to a bigger playset or vehicle, and there's a cape that I don't think even belongs with vintage Star Wars, since I've looked on 12back.com and thumbed through Sansweet's books and still I cannot identify either part.

I did get a robe for Luke Jedi, a cloth Jawa robe, some Ewok headresses, and the main reason I bought the set, removable limbs 3PO's bag and Jabba's pipe and bowl. I also got a Bib Fortuna robe and a broken Squid head cape that I'll need to get rid of somehow. I also got a ROTJ product catalog that's been scribbled in, but it's still neat to see it anyway.

I think it was worth the $7 I paid for it.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on July 17, 2005, 12:12 AM
definitely sounds like a good deal. what parts are you not sure about? got a pic, perhaps we can help?

in the meantime, I finally have a picture of some of my recent acquisitions as while I was in montreal for work, a nice little package arrived in the mail for me. it was the final piece to the puzzle of a long awaited complete POTF General Lando. Many thanks to DBK for hooking me up with the blaster, this is the first time since 85 I've had a complete Lando, way cool! I wanted to wait until I got the blaster to take this pics, so I'm happy to share them with you all...

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/colroom/vintage05a.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/colroom/vintage05b.jpg)

The Millenium Falcon I bought at C3, it's mint and complete with all parts and came in an ESB box w/ SW photoart. I got all of the figures off of eBay and includes the first complete Green Saber Jedi Luke I've had since the late 80s. Thanks to Billy Boy for helping me identify the Brown Hair Luke as the light brown early Hong Kong Luke with uber-thin tip (which you cant see due to the angle of the pic). Also to round things off are two more steps to a complete loose vintage set, as the Han and Amanaman leave me with only 7 more POTF figures to go, woo hoo!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Gregorbian on July 17, 2005, 05:20 PM
Nice acquisition CorranHorn!  I just got an Amanaman a little while ago (finally!)

Here are my 2 latest vintage buys:

Vintage Luke Stormtrooper (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5984736868)

Vintage ROTJ Vader MOC (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5987122427)

About $50 each, and now I've almost got all of the vintage figures!  Just need a few more... ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on July 18, 2005, 12:51 AM
definitely sounds like a good deal. what parts are you not sure about? got a pic, perhaps we can help?

I would, but the computer I'm using now doesn't have a digital camera port, or at least I can't find it. It's not on front, and it's not on back.

To be perfectly honest, I think they're just junk thrown in to make the bag feel heavier. I was just happy to get another Jawa robe and the 3PO's bag.

I noticed that the pipe and bowl is missing the stand for the pipe and bowl. I really have to watch these things more carefully.

This store has another bag full of lightsabers and blasters, but I'm not sure if they're repro or vintage, since the bag is sealed by some factory. They look real, but I can't be sure, and if I'm going to blow $20 for a bunch of vintage weapons, I'd like them to be the real deal.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on July 18, 2005, 12:57 AM
Not sure if this counts, but I won this today.

Ebay linky. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5987450800&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT)

I had a difficult time finding one that had the handles and snowshoes intact. At least there isn't much competition for this guy. Makes the fact I got outbid on a v1 Leatherneck, Dusty, and Shockwave a little easier to swallow.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Bob Crane on August 4, 2005, 02:09 PM
Very cool, Snow Job was one of my favorite little Joes, he’s long lost and I don’t collect G.I.Joe anymore, but I do have this dude who might be considered his 70’s ancestor:
(http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0UQD8AoMaBnro72*NDnOlkI0NUh0R4JY!OD7MOgXC5Rnf3Fn5zXFy*0aNLZMpS2IjPgpbVVNkEfOVwfBmGW4MLDeeY0JENW4VcdUPUT4*uhaFl9R3U6th0d9yvr86PLJV/matchboxmacsnowrescue.jpg?dc=4675533622496883769)

mmmmmmm, proto-joe
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Brian on August 8, 2005, 11:31 AM
I finally had a chance to pick up a few more vintage figures since the modern line has slowed to a standstill around here recently.  I picked up three more minty loose figures from an ebay seller that I started buying from directly after I had good luck with him.  Anyways, no pics right now, but I picked up the following:

Loose Complete Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi (white hair)
Loose Complete Stormtrooper
Loose Complete Lando Calrissian (no teeth)

I had the grey haired Obi and Lando with teeth from my childhood, but they weren't in the best shape (missing accessories), so I was happy to add these two to the collection.  This is also my first vintage Stormtrooper, as shameful as that is to say ;).  A few more down, it sure is fun (and in many cases less stressful) picking up the vintage stuff.  Its pretty much always out there (unless you go for very rare stuff), so there isn't a timetable to pick things up.  Great scores (and pics) by everyone else here too, the stuff looks great.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on August 8, 2005, 07:29 PM
Congrats on the pickups mosnab.

I think you're partiallly right that buying vintage items can be less stressful than buying modern items. You don't have to worry about running to every store to find the latest hottest figure or concern yourself that an online shop will be out of stock of the figure(s) you want. You also don't have to deal with keeping yourself up to date on what is actually available and whether or not it's worth the effort.

On the other hand, with buying vintage you sometimes have to deal with whether or not the item you want is in your price range. Are you willing to wait until the item comes along again at a better price, or do you  want the item here and now. That in of itself can be stressful, if you can't find the item you want in the condition or for the price you're willing to settle with. I know it's bothered me over the years, but then again with vintage time is on our side.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on August 8, 2005, 09:10 PM
mosnab,

Glad your stoked on your new purchases, congrats.

Jason,

I could not agree more.  One thing I do not miss about collecting modern brick and mortar collectibles is driving around like a rabid zombie to Walmarts and Targets to get the latest hot item.

DBK 

Congrats on the pickups mosnab.

I think you're partiallly right that buying vintage items can be less stressful than buying modern items. You don't have to worry about running to every store to find the latest hottest figure or concern yourself that an online shop will be out of stock of the figure(s) you want. You also don't have to deal with keeping yourself up to date on what is actually available and whether or not it's worth the effort.

On the other hand, with buying vintage you sometimes have to deal with whether or not the item you want is in your price range. Are you willing to wait until the item comes along again at a better price, or do you  want the item here and now. That in of itself can be stressful, if you can't find the item you want in the condition or for the price you're willing to settle with. I know it's bothered me over the years, but then again with vintage time is on our side.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on August 10, 2005, 02:04 PM


On the other hand, with buying vintage you sometimes have to deal with whether or not the item you want is in your price range. Are you willing to wait until the item comes along again at a better price, or do you  want the item here and now. That in of itself can be stressful, if you can't find the item you want in the condition or for the price you're willing to settle with. I know it's bothered me over the years, but then again with vintage time is on our side.

The biggest stress for me is that there is no local market, so ebay is the only place I get stuff pretty much.  And it's always a risk.  I want truly minty stuff (no paint loss, complete original accessories, etc.) and regardless of the description, it never shows up that way or seldom does.  I've received far better pieces in lots than in single auctions for "Near Mint" pieces.   ::)  The most frustrating was buying a complete Yoda with brown snake and proper cane only to have the seller send the wrong cane >:(  And of course it was a "US only auction" so I got it sent to Jim but forgot to tell him about the cane.  He checked the figure, it was complete and very nice condition so it looked fine and I left feedback.  After Jim fired it up to me, I realized the error.  Seller had feedback already and was disinterested in fixing the problem since she'd already sent the cane out in another auction.  So I have not one, not two, but three Yoda's. Two brown snakes, one orange snake.  Two canes, both for the orange snake version :'(  The third has no cane.  So the search continues but obviously I'm a little jaded. 

Anyway, long boring rant detracting from Brian's nice purchases.  Good job Brian, glad you're pleased. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 10, 2005, 04:04 PM
Thanks to Brent, I now have a very nice Canadian carded Ewoks King Gorneesh.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on August 10, 2005, 09:28 PM
No worries at all Dale.  I don't know if you remember, but a long while back (early 2004) I got a bunch of weapons and we couldn't figure out at the time what they were.  Turns out they were weapons from the Ewok series :D  I picked up a loose and nice Gorneesh without the weapon for $5.  No problem at all though as that was one of the weapons I had.  I think I have two more yet, maybe three, so I just bide my time looking for bargains 8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 10, 2005, 11:41 PM
Nice stuff Brent, I can't remember off hand about that, must be the age in me.  :-\  I get closer to completing my Ewoks and Droids figures.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on August 11, 2005, 10:35 PM
I'm close on the Droids, only Sise, Kez and Kea Moll for them.  Naturally aside from Kez Iban, the prices are through the roof on most auctions.  They'll cool as soon as I get the figures ::)  I may pick up another Fett and A-Wing pilot for ***** and giggles.

For Ewoks I only have the King Gorneesh.  But thus far it's much less hot than the Droids.  Smaller series too.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 4, 2005, 03:33 PM
I just won an EV-9D9 (loose) from e-bay, $35 shipped. It does have a broken left arm from the shoulder, but at least I have one now.

Any tips on the best way to secure the arm?

Anyway, one more loose vinatge figure to go, Luke Stormtrooper, and one more proper weapon needed, A-wing/Imperial Gunner gun.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on September 9, 2005, 01:25 AM
I just won an EV-9D9 (loose) from e-bay, $35 shipped. It does have a broken left arm from the shoulder, but at least I have one now.

Any tips on the best way to secure the arm?


How bad is the break on the left arm? My childhood EV-9D9 lost his left arm years ago (strange isn't it how many people have problems with the left arm only?) and I eventually got a replacement from The Earth in 2000. The replacement though only had a "stub" at the joint, just enough that I could place the arm into the hole left on the figure and it would hold without falling off. Of course if you tried to move it, it would fall off.

If you're looking to get some motion out of the arm, you could try to customize it a bit. Depending on the damage to the arm, you could find a small piece of plastic, maybe a cut piece from a pen or straw that would fit in the arm hole, glue it to the arm and then slide the piece into the hole. If done right, it could be like a whole new joint.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 9, 2005, 12:50 PM
Thanks. I was thinking about doing something like that, but received it yesterday and the arm stays in fairly well, even when moving it (knock on wood.) The arm was stubbed, just like yours, but is seems that the stub was mangled just enough to have it almost snap into place, but it still comes back out with almost no effort.

It's fine standing next to my POTF2 Ev-9d9 for now. The arm will definatley stay put for display purposes, but later on, I may try a more semi perminant solution.

You would think that with this beeing a common problem with the figure, that someone would have devised a method, or built a kit, that would fix the problem. :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on September 29, 2005, 09:59 PM
Today was a great day:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/c6254ef1.jpg)

Lady Gorneesh came from an ebay auction that ended without bids, so I picked her up under the asking price.

Same goes for Sise Fromm there.  Auction ended with no bids, emailed the seller and voila.  Basically got him for going rate for a loose figure and shipped free.  Very happy to have him and the droids are now finished. 

That Kez Iban in there came via Bob/stormie on the board here, totally free of charge to help out my collection.  Thanks kind sir. 

But the best part is this little guy...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/c0c7d34c.jpg)

Yep, as best I can tell, he's completely authentic:

-cape is snug on arms and around back
-smooth on inside, textured on outside; sound and appearance are correct
-cape is flexible and older obviously than new material
-bottom of cape is 4 mm from bottom of feet, exactly how long it's supposed to be

Price was pretty good, IMHO (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5999720053&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1).  Not sure what was the better deal for my vinty collection, this, or the $65 Yakface.

So I finished off my Droids figures today and also wrapped up the basic vintage set to completion.  Lots of variations left to get, but the important one is out of the way 8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 30, 2005, 12:55 AM
Very nice Brent, good scores.  8)

The Vinyl Cape Jawa looks stunning.   :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on September 30, 2005, 08:58 AM
The Jawa looks awesome, I can't bring myself to buy one becuase i am so afraid of getting a fake one.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 30, 2005, 09:25 PM
Auction ended with no bids, emailed the seller and voila.  Basically got him for going rate for a loose figure and shipped free. 

That was such a smart idea!  I'm seriously going to have to remember that in the future for eBay auctions that slip through without a bid.

Congrats on the VC Jawa - it looks to be in fantastic condition.   8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Gregorbian on October 3, 2005, 08:56 PM
I won this on Friday, what do you guys think?  I didn't really expect to win, which leads me to believe that something is wrong...
What does he mean by "Factory Error?"  ??? I hope that was some sort of "bait" move because I don't care about errors (I'd rather not have them). 

Star Wars Vintage STORMTROOPER ROTJ MOC factory ERROR (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6001613604&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)

Here is a pic:
(http://i16.ebayimg.com/03/i/04/ed/74/d2_1_b.JPG)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JohnH on October 3, 2005, 09:02 PM
What does he mean by "Factory Error?"  ??? I hope that was some sort of "bait" move because I don't care about errors (I'd rather not have them). 

I have a feeling you might not be too happy with this one then.  ;)  He says pretty clearly that the "factory error" is that the Trooper's thumb is broken, and it's caught in the tape holding the gun in place. 

John
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 3, 2005, 09:09 PM
That's a nice looking card and with the uber rare thumb off error, at least it's not bugs in the bubble.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Gregorbian on October 7, 2005, 01:34 PM
Well, I received the Stormtrooper today and I have to say, it is much better than I had anticipated!  The card is in really good condition (I can't find anything wrong with it - no veins, bends, marks, etc) and the bubble is really clear!  I could care less about the "error" that the seller mentioned, and as such, I think it's a great display piece! 
Thanks for your feedback guys  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on October 7, 2005, 10:57 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on October 9, 2005, 08:22 AM
Here is my latest. Finally I've been able to complete my Takara 8" Collection. I've been looking to complete this set for about 3 years. That damn Vader has been bugging my for a long time now. All the cards are a bit banged up, but in all honestly, condition doesn't worry me that much. I think the ware gives a bit more an old feel to them. These are now officially my babies.
(http://www.ne.jp/asahi/getnood/now/Graphics/jpeg/StarWars/Takara/8-inch/set4of4.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 9, 2005, 09:53 PM
Congrats on completing the set Simon, those are real cool.  8)
I saw the Chewy figure at C3 but it was way out of my league.  :-\

With those out of they way, any plans for collecting something else?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Hes No Good to Me Dead on October 9, 2005, 11:46 PM
Got 1 ESB Popy figure to go, and I'm working on a Takara 12 Back Set. I don't expect to finish either for quite awhile. Both are rare, even in Japan.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on October 14, 2005, 08:51 AM
I've been trying to pick up a ROTJ Hoth Han for a while and was outbid in the final minutes on one yesterday.  So I waited and sniped one yesterday afternoon.  The bubble is a little yellow, but I finally go this.  My MOC focus right now is trying to get a Han on each cardback, SW, ESB, ROTJ, and POTF. I'm going for a basic run and then may go back later and try for different cardback variations.  I'm trying to get one Han in each outfit on each cardback.  The SW/ESB smuggler gear outfits are going to cost me a bit so I decided to start kind of low end.  I'll post pics sometime of my run.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6005149420&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1

(http://i5.ebayimg.com/02/i/05/28/c0/16_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob L on October 26, 2005, 06:37 PM
3 More German General Mills figures in my collection.  There are a few items that I'll never find on UK Palitoy cards for a cheap enough price, so I'm happy with the German issues. They were still made by Palitoy in their factory in the UK so it's not totally cheating.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/ger1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/ger2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/ger3.jpg)


Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on October 26, 2005, 08:16 PM
Gotta come over here and brag now don't ya Rob??
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 26, 2005, 09:51 PM
Dang! Nice carded figures Cris and Rob.  8)

I picked this up locally from Shane, unpainted Leia Boussh helmet.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Opening%20Figures/Leia%20Boushh%20Unpainted%20Helmet.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Delaton on October 29, 2005, 11:02 AM
Although my latest grab isn't a Mint item, or even a complete item, it's parts. ;D
(http://www.customizerscookbook.com/Images/acp_lot1.jpg)
The snowspeeder parts complete a loose one I have.  The Dagobah boxes make me well on my way to buying a cheap Dagobah base with good foam.  The falcon parts will help complete one of the many falcon hulls I have sitting around stripped.  The other parts...will probably go back to Ebay unless someone here needs something....hint, hint.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: darth punkinhed on November 1, 2005, 03:47 PM
I got a vintage Chewbacca in box (basically still sealed too-all tape in place and the twist ties intact along with all inserts) at a toy show not long ago, traded a dealer a TRU 4 pack from the POTF2 line, a Battlestar Galactica carded Cylon Commander and a Vintage Dungeons and Dragons Warduk on italian card for it. I'd say about $80 in trade for it.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on November 2, 2005, 01:43 PM
Here is my latest. Finally I've been able to complete my Takara 8" Collection. I've been looking to complete this set for about 3 years. That damn Vader has been bugging my for a long time now. All the cards are a bit banged up, but in all honestly, condition doesn't worry me that much. I think the ware gives a bit more an old feel to them. These are now officially my babies.
(http://www.ne.jp/asahi/getnood/now/Graphics/jpeg/StarWars/Takara/8-inch/set4of4.jpg)

Incredible! I have always liked those. Great work on getting the set. They look awesome.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob L on November 2, 2005, 03:26 PM
Gotta come over here and brag now don't ya Rob??

Yep, don't we?  ;D

You know how it is...if the pic's already online then post it everywhere  ;)

Here is my lastest buy: a Palitoy ROTJ 65-back Vader.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/vader.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on November 3, 2005, 12:43 AM
Rob,

Congrats on the pickup, I have that very same carded Vader. My own vintage carded piece, definitely a keeper.

Cheers!
Jason
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carl on November 3, 2005, 11:24 AM
Nice one Rob! Looks great  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2005, 11:27 AM
Vader pretty 8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob L on November 3, 2005, 05:09 PM
Rob,

Congrats on the pickup, I have that very same carded Vader. My own vintage carded piece, definitely a keeper.

Cheers!
Jason

Yep, the Palitoy version is great...ROTJ price but no yellowing  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on November 3, 2005, 08:13 PM
Congrats on the Vader Rob. Very nice looking.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on November 18, 2005, 08:45 AM
I wanted to ask about this.  I didn't feel that I got a really clear response over at RS when I asked, so I'll ask here.  (BTW, referring to a conversation in Watto's, I only visit RS for the vintage and trade sections.)

Anyway, in a link here on page 3 of this thread, I've put up a picture of my most recent Han purchase.  I was a bit nervous about the purchase because the figure had a stormie gun (later determined by me to be a freak occurence).  Once it arrived, I was terrified that I had a faked figure.  So I put it under the light, searching the bubble seal, and then ran a search on TRG.  I came to find out it was a variation I hadn't been aware of, an ROTJ 48A Hoth Han.  John Hamm helped me out as best he could, but I'm still not sure about the figure/cardback variation and rarity.

The ROTJ 48 was obviously the first run on that cardback.  My question, how hard to come by are the figures on that cardback?  Also, is that particular variation HTF?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: ruiner on November 18, 2005, 12:02 PM
I don't purcahse vintage figures MOC often, but this one I could not pass up!  Yoda was one of my favorite figures as a kid.   :P

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v342/somber77/esbyoda.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on November 18, 2005, 12:08 PM
Chris,
I'm sorry, I don't know the answer to the question.  Not wanting to take anything away from here, but over at snowtroopers.ca they've got some good vinty guys paying attention as well, you may want to ask there.  Dale or someone else may answer here, but that forum is getting slightly livelier as well. 

ruiner, damn, nice piece. :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Andy_R on November 18, 2005, 07:35 PM
Chris, here's a good thread (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=963927&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1) about those ROTJ 48 backs.
Shawn Gouty completed his run a year ago.  According to him, the hardest to find are:
1) Ben
2) Luke Xwing
3) Han Solo
4) Stormtrooper
5) Chewy.

Hope that helps,
Andy
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on November 18, 2005, 08:28 PM
I glad some information came up for Chris as I don't have a clue.  :-\  Thanks for posting that Andy.  :)

A very nice Yoda ruiner.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on November 19, 2005, 06:09 PM
I've been visiting Montreal on business the last few days and I got a chance to visit Legends Action Figures on St. Hubert. I picked up a really nice loose Imperial Gunner mint w/ weapon and coin. The limbs are nice and tight, there's only a slight paint blemish, and the coin is nice and crisp as if it was just minted. I was even able to haggle the price down a bit.  ;) No pictures now, but I fly home tomorrow :( so I'll have a pic of this guy with the rest of his POTF brethren. 6 more POTF to go, woo hoo!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on November 19, 2005, 09:21 PM
i normally wouldn't bother to post for a crappy carded c3po, but i got it for freaking $8.51.

(http://members.aol.com/ANNBOB46/331)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on November 20, 2005, 08:46 AM
Holy crap that's awesome!!!!

Thanks for the responses guys.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on November 20, 2005, 05:39 PM
Wasn't really dying for a carded Rancor Keeper, but what the heck.


click me (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6012289088&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on November 20, 2005, 05:54 PM
wow... 2 carded figures sold for $8.50 in just a couple days.    previously the least i had paid was $9 for a smashed but clear bubble gamorean guard.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on November 20, 2005, 06:49 PM
holy crap, great pickups Brent and John, seeing carded vintage being sold at single digit prices is really an odd sight.
Title: Latest figures
Post by: Carl on November 30, 2005, 06:18 AM
Picked these up at the weekend ;D


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/carlwaterworth/100_0807.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest figures
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 1, 2005, 10:05 AM
Very nice! Do tell us how you aquired them.

Also, probably could post this in the Latest aquisitions thread. ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2005, 10:29 AM
Those cards are very nice Carl, Brent would love the Tri-Logo.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on December 1, 2005, 11:10 AM
Those cards are very nice Carl, Brent would love the Tri-Logo.  8)

Indeed I do.  That's the exact same figure I recently picked up on trilogo as well.  Mine's unpunched though :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carl on December 1, 2005, 01:09 PM
Sorry for not posting them here :-[

I picked them up at a Uk collectors fair, Sci Fi Toys (http://www.scifi-toys.net/) is his site, great guy :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: HWR on December 1, 2005, 03:04 PM
My three laster figures are:

Boba Fett (Lili-Ledy, loose rocket)
Rebel Soldier (tri-logo darkbrown)
Yoda (Toptoys)

All loose and in good condition.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 2, 2005, 01:31 AM
My three laster figures are:

Boba Fett (Lili-Ledy, loose rocket)
Rebel Soldier (tri-logo darkbrown)
Yoda (Toptoys)

All loose and in good condition.

Cool beans Henrik, nice very nice.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on December 2, 2005, 06:10 PM
My three laster figures are:

Boba Fett (Lili-Ledy, loose rocket)
Rebel Soldier (tri-logo darkbrown)
Yoda (Toptoys)

All loose and in good condition.


Great pickup Henrik, I may be wrong, but is the Toptoys Yoda one of those that came with the green snake?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob L on December 2, 2005, 06:14 PM
Very nice buys, Carl  :) I assume the Leia is German? Mine's a German GM too. A Pal-45B would be too much to hope for  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carl on December 3, 2005, 04:22 AM
Very nice buys, Carl  :) I assume the Leia is German? Mine's a German GM too. A Pal-45B would be too much to hope for  ;D

Yeah! its a german 45bk, Personally I am not bothered by that logo!! as long as the card is mint, I dont care if its Palitoy or Kenner or anything else
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: jokabofe on December 8, 2005, 12:04 AM
While this is not a vintage figure, it is a vintage piece that I am just loving at the moment:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/dcastle/collection/posters/77_stylea.jpg)

It's not in mint conditon - it's got some pinholes and a lot of edge wear - a lot. But IMO that just adds something to this piece, seeing as it was more than likely hanging in a movie theater some 27 years ago, and survived all this time. Plus I got it for a steal (under $10).
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 17, 2005, 12:59 PM
I just picked up a Trash compactor for replacment parts for my Death Star. Dispite the fact taht I was pretty maticulous about keeping my vintage stuff complete, somehow I lost one of the windows on my compactor. :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on December 23, 2005, 12:26 AM
Was able to score a couple more loose figures this past weekend at a place called the Toy Vault in New England (I want to say North Attleboro, MA, perhaps Delaton can correct me, he was there with me).

I got an A-Wing Pilot complete w/ coin and the no-teeth variant Lando complete all for about $45. It fits a couple nice holes in my collection and brings me just 6 figures closer to a complete set from SW thru POTF.
Title: Re: Latest figures
Post by: Darth Tedious on December 23, 2005, 12:20 PM
Picked these up at the weekend ;D


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/carlwaterworth/100_0807.jpg)

Hey you could kill a few hours shaking that Rancor Keeper card around trying to get this head-dress back on his head! You really scored 2 toys in 1 on that one!

I just bought a Cloud Car for $20 Canadian. It isn't in perfect shape, but it's okay. The store owner even threw in a Bespin guard (with mustache) as well.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on December 25, 2005, 09:05 PM
don't all the trilogos come with the headdress off?  anyhow... if you can get that headdress back on, you can try to get the lightsaber in on my tri ben.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth Tedious on December 26, 2005, 09:19 AM
don't all the trilogos come with the headdress off? 

For some reason, I'm not ashamed that I can't answer that question.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on December 26, 2005, 02:02 PM
don't all the trilogos come with the headdress off? 

Mine is the same, headdress is off. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 26, 2005, 03:57 PM
I picked up a non mint SW carring case for $4 today. The clasp was missing, but it still had the cardboard inset. Dispite it's non-functioning clasp, these are still the best figure carriers, hands down.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 4, 2006, 10:20 AM
I picked up the original display stand, with a decent cardboard backing, for $15 last night.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on January 11, 2006, 10:39 AM
I was a bit hesitant to buy this because I'm trying to spend any money because my wife and I are hoping to get a house this summer, but I decided shortly before the auction ended to take a stab at this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6027100429&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1this) figure.  I just hope I didn't overpay for it.

(http://i10.ebayimg.com/04/i/05/e1/82/13_1.JPG)

(http://i7.ebayimg.com/01/i/05/db/f5/f7_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on January 11, 2006, 10:38 PM
i had the high bid on these (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6027822338&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1) a couple days ago.  i too hope i didn't pay too much, but if they both have clear bubbles i will be ok with the price.

(http://i15.ebayimg.com/02/i/05/e3/11/75_1.JPG)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Errex on January 12, 2006, 12:11 PM
I got a loose Nien Nunb made by Ledy.
 ;D

Pretty good shape, although it has no  gun. Doesn't look much worse than my old Kenner Nien Nunb, in any case.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on January 13, 2006, 07:30 PM
I just scored this Scout Walker (http://cgi.ebay.com/SCOUT-WALKER-AT-ST-KENNER-1982-w-BOX-STAR-WARS-CATALOG_W0QQitemZ6027278380QQcategoryZ50275QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) the other day. It looks pretty nice and will complement my Hoth playsets nicely.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on January 13, 2006, 07:49 PM
very nice.  it seems like i paid more for my potf2 one during the at-st's are hard to find era.

did you notice that they even included the backing that the stickers came off of?  what the heck kind of kid keeps that?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CanadianCollector on January 13, 2006, 08:04 PM
In my never ending searches of obscure categories I picked up some ESB Ad Slicks. $21 for 17 sheets.

Images are thumbnails - click to open a larger image in new window.

(http://www.womprat.com/images/OriginalArt/artsmall/ADSlicks1.jpg) (http://www.womprat.com/images/OriginalArt/ADSlicks1.jpg) (http://www.womprat.com/images/OriginalArt/artsmall/adslicks2.jpg) (http://www.womprat.com/images/OriginalArt/adslicks2.jpg)
(http://www.womprat.com/images/OriginalArt/artsmall/Adslicks3.jpg) (http://www.womprat.com/images/OriginalArt/Adslicks3.jpg) (http://www.womprat.com/images/OriginalArt/artsmall/Adslicks4.jpg) (http://www.womprat.com/images/OriginalArt/Adslicks4.jpg)

I thought I'd share these first here.  The last image has the footers for the ad.  Those ovals would be cut out and pasted up in the white space under the above ads with the theatre information and showtimes.  I really love stuff like this as I was doing manual pasteup for university newspapers back in '93/'94 back when laser printers were 8.5" x 11". (and 300 DPI to boot)

-Mike
www.womprat.com
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on January 13, 2006, 09:49 PM
Those are sweet. And a great price to boot. Good job.

I love that old vintage stuff.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 13, 2006, 10:05 PM
Pretty darn good stuff there Mike, I have seen something like these before in a I guess a press book that advertise what size and shape of posters and whatnot are available to the theaters. I have this book for my Thunderbirds (puppets) and Silent Running sets.

BTW, the last pic is not showing up as shown when I click on it.  :-\
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CanadianCollector on January 13, 2006, 10:22 PM
The slicks I have were most likely sent out to newspapers.  When Fox wanted to run an ad, they could specify what size ad to run.  Full page down to miniscule.  They'd be waxed or glued onto the layout boards and then the film would be shot and plates made for the web press.

Thanks for the heads up on the pic, Dale, fixed it!

-Mike
www.womprat.com
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 13, 2006, 11:06 PM
Ah much better, nice Mike.  :)

Yep, they sure do look like they were sent to the newspapers, I dug mine out but I couldn't find Silent Running but I did have advertising press kit and mine are for the theaters (posters/daybill). I wonder if they ever had anything like I have for when SW was going to be released? I can't find any in the archive.  :-\

Here's some pic's I took so others can check it out.  :)

Thunderbirds Are Go Pressbook 1966.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Thunderbirds%20Press%20Kit%202.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Thunderbirds%20Press%20Kit%201.jpg)

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun Advertising Publicity Promotion booklet 1969. This also has on the back page, 2 mail away orders for free commercials and radio spots.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Journey%20to%20the%20Far%20Side%20Of%20the%20Sun%20Kit%202.jpg)

Advertising Supplement 1969.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Journey%20to%20the%20Far%20Side%20Of%20the%20Sun%20Kit%201.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on January 13, 2006, 11:28 PM
And so it begins.... (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6019308032&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)

There are the four pin holes, as indicated plus the damage to the card in the upper right corner and a pretty healthy crack in the bubble.  Still, it's in pretty nice shape and the seller did an excellent job of packing it to protect it. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: jokabofe on January 13, 2006, 11:41 PM
WOW. $75... I would have jumped all over that if I had seen it first. Nice score.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 13, 2006, 11:42 PM
Nice score indeed Brent!  ;)  ;D  :-*
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on January 19, 2006, 10:10 PM
Yes, thanks Dale for pointing Leia out to me and for pointing this one out as well:  Finally! the right cane! (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6028714460&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)

The figure has lost paint on hands and feet, the cloak is worn through at the back but the damn cane is the right colour.  Fourth time is the charm ;)  Now to try and sell it off without a cane or just parcel out the parts.  But Yoda is now happily complete and in great shape with both a brown and an orange snake and their correct, corresponding canes 8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 19, 2006, 10:18 PM
Yes, thanks Dale for pointing Leia out to me and for pointing this one out as well:  Finally! the right cane! (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6028714460&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)

Very cool Brent.  I knew of the brown snake variation, but I don't think I knew that the cane was a darker (?) brown as well.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 19, 2006, 10:21 PM
Yes, thanks Dale for pointing Leia out to me and for pointing this one out as well:  Finally! the right cane! (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6028714460&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/woohoo.gif)   (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a052.gif)

Your more than Welcome Brent!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a041.gif)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on January 19, 2006, 10:48 PM
This link is well known by the vinty folk around here (http://www.loresdelsith.net/rincon/armeria/index2.htm), it will prove useful for you as well Jesse.

I suppose we could start talking about green snakes now, if we'd like too :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 19, 2006, 11:03 PM
Yeah, that's a great link.  I guess it would help if I actually read it all  ::)  (Dale sent me that link a while ago too).

But I'm confused - they list 4 snake variants (http://www.loresdelsith.net/rincon/armeria/c_snake_i.htm).   ???  I knew about that third green snake, but not a 4th dark brown one.

And 3 cane variants (http://www.loresdelsith.net/rincon/armeria/c_yoda_i.htm) as well.  Regular brown, darker brown, and a lighter brown.  Yowza.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 19, 2006, 11:13 PM
Have a looky at the variations on the RS link for Yoda (http://www.rebelscum.com/VINtYODA.asp)

Now let's get to the elusive green smock Ugnaught. (http://www.rebelscum.com/VINtUgnaught.asp)   :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Andy_R on January 20, 2006, 12:08 AM
To me, there are just two Yoda snakes: orange and brown.

I guess it depends on how anal you want to get, but different shades of the same color do not constitute a variant for me. 
And the green snake still doesn't look green to me.   :P

I know many loose collectors will disagree with me, so flame away.   ;)

Andy
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on January 20, 2006, 12:13 AM
Actually I won't.  I remember the discussion from RS from a year or two back.  I've never seen one in person, but the pictures I've seen haven't made me die wanting to get a green snake. 

I was actually looking at this snake tonight and thinking y'know, that one's a little paler and in just the right light.... ;)

I'm done on Yoda.  Two colours of snakes, two colours of canes and two body colours for Yoda.  I'm good.



Now let's get to the elusive green smock Ugnaught. (http://www.rebelscum.com/VINtUgnaught.asp)   :P

Curse you Sansweet! :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Gorkoracing on January 20, 2006, 03:02 PM
Since I'm new these are the the last few i've gotten.

Newest (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6028720983&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)

Some ESB and ROTJ cardbacks (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6028672247&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)

Couldn't beat the price (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6026049928&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)

Trilogo (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6024636331&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)

I thought it was a good price (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=50281&item=6015369636)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on January 21, 2006, 01:03 PM
Brent: great pick up on the brown snake Yoda, I would so have nabbed that had I  seen it first. :D

To me, there are just two Yoda snakes: orange and brown.

I guess it depends on how anal you want to get, but different shades of the same color do not constitute a variant for me. 
And the green snake still doesn't look green to me.   :P

I know many loose collectors will disagree with me, so flame away.   ;)

Andy

I won't flame ya Andy, but I hope my scan of my own Green Snake Yoda will help give insight to the topic...

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/yodas.jpg)

I've had this guy for about 5 years now, it's quite green to me. There is no indication of a brown snake fading, a common reason given by proponents of this being really a brown snake. Nor have I seen anything to show that this green is really just a different hue of brown.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Skyhoucker on January 26, 2006, 01:21 AM
I won this auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6028745244&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1) a few days ago and it arrived today.  All of the figures are minimum C-8.5 and all of the accessories are original, no repros...!  Not bad for $60!!!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 26, 2006, 03:29 PM
Yep, that a pretty good deal. Congrats.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Skyhoucker on January 26, 2006, 08:05 PM
Thanks, Dale! I couldn't resist! I was up late and decided I'd check eBay to see what vintage figures were ending soon... I about crapped myself when I saw that... YESSSS!  :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on January 26, 2006, 08:07 PM
that's a really damn good deal. $5 per fig, hell that's less now than what TSC figures cost at walmart. well done skyhoucker!

I just won this Loose & Complete Endor Luke (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6031067562&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1), have to send payment out tomorrow and then I will finally have a complete figure for the first time in 21 years!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Skyhoucker on January 26, 2006, 08:10 PM
Sweet pickup, Horn! I've got my eye on a carded ROTJ Tusken Raider... I want that figure soooooo bad... Yeah, I thought $5/figure for those guys was a helluva deal... couldn't stop thinking how lucky I was after it ended and I won!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 26, 2006, 09:57 PM
The Luke Poncho is a good deal, he has gone for a bit more loose. Comes with a green saber eh!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/a015.gif)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on January 28, 2006, 05:35 PM
The Luke Poncho is a good deal, he has gone for a bit more loose. Comes with a green saber eh!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/a015.gif)

yeah the saber has me a bit confused too. could be nothing more than the seller not realizing this figure shouldn't come with the saber. but on the flip side, the pic isn't good enough to tell if the blaster is a repro or not, so i could wind up with a couple of repro accessories. still worth the risk just to get the poncho and belt.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2006, 06:04 PM
I just noticed something else too, there is something in the hand of the figure pictured.  ???
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on January 29, 2006, 01:51 PM
I just noticed something else too, there is something in the hand of the figure pictured.  ???

I'm not sure what you're seeing Dale, looking at the bigger picture I can see thru the opening in the hand to the poncho. But no worries even if the figure is damaged, I have another figure I can swap the accessories with, then it's onto making a ROTJ Throne Room Duel Luke  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 29, 2006, 03:00 PM
It almost looks like he's holding a broken branch, dark on the outside and lighter brown at the tip. Guess it's just the way the colors of the poncho is coming through the hand.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth Slothus on February 10, 2006, 03:37 AM
Today while I was wasting my time downtown at the stores ::), mini-slothus(my son Tyler) went to the thrift store and nabbed a vintage jackpot for me :o! He nabbed me a vintage Rancor, also a Jabba's playset, a tauntaun, and a wampa. Got a Max rebo too but couldn't remember if that was part of Jabbas playset or not. Atta Boy! 8)

--J
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on February 20, 2006, 05:34 PM
It almost looks like he's holding a broken branch, dark on the outside and lighter brown at the tip. Guess it's just the way the colors of the poncho is coming through the hand.

Well I finally got the Endor Luke on Saturday, took 3 weeks to get it, sheesh! I am glad to say that the figure and the poncho are just fine, however the blaster and saber were indeed repros. I knew going in that I was taking the risk, but it was worth it for the price to score the hard to find (on their own) poncho and belt. Alas, the hunt for an original blaster will continue.

In fact, the hunt took me to a nearby vintage toy shop in Chicago and while I didn't find the Endor Luke blaster, I did score an A-Wing Pilot blaster, Rancor Keeper Staff, and 2 left flaps for a Speeder Bike for a grand total of 5 bucks. I was amazed to get the blaster for so little a price as it now completes my A-Wing Pilot. Oh and if anyone has a right speeder bike flap to trade for a left one, do let me know.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on February 24, 2006, 06:28 AM
Not hard to find or anything, but I finally decided to get the camo collar Han (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6037007364&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)just so I could add that variation.  If things go well, I may add another Han this weekend.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 25, 2006, 04:11 PM
Very nice Endor Han Chris & a good price.  :)

Well I finally upgraded my loose Imperial Dignitary, no more nose chip.  8)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Upgraded%20Imperial%20Dignitary.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Gorkoracing on March 2, 2006, 11:13 PM
Got my newest carded in the mail today.  A ESB 32 back (i think) Yoda i won off ebay for $30
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 3, 2006, 01:31 AM
I won this auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6028745244&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1) a few days ago and it arrived today.  All of the figures are minimum C-8.5 and all of the accessories are original, no repros...!  Not bad for $60!!!

I'm sorry to say the the Han Blaster is not original. Blue blasters did not ship until the ESB line and none shipped with the ANH Han. :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth Paul on March 7, 2006, 12:21 AM
Well, I bought a figure lot on ebay the other day and picked up because the seller was local.
The auction was nothing special, just a bunch of figs in a Darth Vader carrying case.  When I got home I opened up the case and looky what I found that wasn't in the auction pictures:


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v715/phildebrand/walkinR2005.jpg)


His stickers are gone and he doesn't walk very well, but he is in very nice shape, clean and white.
Not something I was looking for, but now that I have it it's nice to own this little piece of Canadian SW toy history. 8)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 7, 2006, 12:56 AM
Nice score, congrats. A very sweet hidden treasure. 8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on March 7, 2006, 12:45 PM
What a great bonus!  He looks great though, in spite of the lack of stickers. 

That's one figure I got a pretty good deal on as well, $45 with stickers and walks well, though it's not nearly as clean as that one. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 7, 2006, 01:15 PM
What a great bonus!  He looks great though, in spite of the lack of stickers. 

That's one figure I got a pretty good deal on as well, $45 with stickers and walks well, though it's not nearly as clean as that one. 

Since you're moving and packing stuff up, you'll likely want to sell that to me since it takes up so much space.  $10 sound fair?  :-*
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on March 7, 2006, 01:40 PM
Uh, no.  Sorry, little guy is safely tucked away, napping in bubble wrap right beside the pop-up saber R2 :-*
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Madcow on March 16, 2006, 11:20 AM
I found a really cool Antique mall in PA while on my mini-honeymoon. I picked up a loose/mint/complete, closed-belly Tauntaun for $12. They had ALOT of vintage SW memorabilia like puzzles, glasses, books, etc. but I only stick to the figures. Not much in the way of figures though and they ones they had were way overpriced. They did have an ESB X-wing still in the box for $125 and a couple of Mini-rigs for $20 but I passed. Now if it had been a mib Falcon, that would have been a different story. lol... :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on March 19, 2006, 11:27 PM
Darth Paul, that was a great surprise and awesome pickup, congrats!

I got a couple of new acquisitions today off of eBay that I'm excited about...

Ewok Catapult Complete w/ Box (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=6043427424&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT)

I was surprised to get the Catapult for so little, I've seen it go for at least $10 more on a regular basis. I then also picked up...

Dagobah Playset Complete w/ Box (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=6043195630&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT)

Another surprise in terms of the price, it looks to be in such nice condition. I'll just have to put together a new foam piece which shouldn't be too difficult.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: ruiner on March 20, 2006, 04:22 PM
Nice score on the Dagobah playset!

That was my favorite vehicle/playset from the vintage days.  Too bad I sold it at a garage sale when I was "too old" for toys!   :'(

Someday I'd like to buy one along with a Death Star Playset (never had one as a child).

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 21, 2006, 10:40 PM
Nice to see some of the foam intact but yes, it looks like it needs replacement being mushy over time. A nice score on the items.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on March 27, 2006, 01:22 AM
thanks guys. I got the toys this week and they're a great addition to the collection. unfortunately in a vain attempt to find a spot for Dagobah, my Battle Damaged X-Wing fell off its shelf and the top right wing broke!  :'( well now it gives me an excuse to upgrade it, get a box for it this time around...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CanadianCollector on March 28, 2006, 06:20 PM
(http://www.womprat.com/images/foreign/LLcap2Front.JPG)
(http://www.womprat.com/images/foreign/LLCap2Back.JPG)

Expanding my horizons a bit here.

-Mike
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 28, 2006, 08:22 PM
Ohhhhhhh, a Lili Ledy item.  8)  To bad for the paper tear but still nice none the less.  Congrats Mike. :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 29, 2006, 08:17 PM
I just acquired this beauty today, need I say more.  (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/woohoo.gif)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Australian%20Vinyl%20Cape%20Jawa.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CanadianCollector on March 29, 2006, 10:07 PM
Dude, too bad about the ben kenobi cape... ;)

Very nice!  Australian ESB, correct?

How many grannies did you rob to get that one? :p
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 30, 2006, 02:01 AM
Congrats on the Aussie Jawa.  Did you get Ryan to go down on his price?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: kirk_dougall on April 2, 2006, 03:09 PM
I bought  complete 13" Boba Fett from Ebay this week for £30! (around $55) Absoltue Bargin really as I've seen them sell complete without a box for around £100 before.
It even had a box which isnt in bad condition.
The front of the box is very good the sides and back are a little bowed looks like its been stored somewhere damp and its caused a bit of distortion to the shape, the actual pictures on the box are still in good condition however just needs reshaping, I may try and find a piece of wood and put it inside the box for a week or so and hopefully bend it back into shape.
The actual figure is in very good condtion, one of the wookie braids is alittle fraid at the end though.
I'll post some pictures on Tuesday, as I'm not at home until then.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 3, 2006, 08:30 PM
Sounds like a great deal for Boba, looking forward to the pictures.  :)

I received this little puppy in the mail today, an unpainted production piece from the Ewoks Preschool line.  8)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Unpainted%20Production%20Piece%20Ewoks%20Preschool%20Line.jpg)

It will go nicely with my undocumented Preschool Ewok 1st shots, Ewok Firefighter 1st shot & Ewoks Preschool proto (production and prototype).  8)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Undocumented%20Preschool%20Ewok%20First%20Shots.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Ewok%20Firefighter%201st%20Shot%20Playskool%20Prototype.jpg)  (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Ewoks%20Preschool%20Production%20and%20Prototype.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 3, 2006, 09:54 PM
I get such a kick out of those preschool Ewoks pieces.  Very nice acquisition Dale.   8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Madcow on April 4, 2006, 11:30 AM
I bought a huge box of loose action figures from a guy on the Spawn boards, mostly all Sin City and McF stuff, but buried in the bottom was a l/m/c Greedo with blaster. My eyes nearly popped outta my head since I wasn't expecting it...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: kirk_dougall on April 4, 2006, 04:30 PM
Heres the Fett Pics, picked up a boxed complete Slave 1 today, will post pics once it arrives.
There looks to be yellowing along the joints (mostly on the legs) this isn't actually there its just been caused by the flash.
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/4584/dsc011739dy.jpg)
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6827/dsc011831qj.jpg)
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/1475/dsc011849tr.jpg)
(http://img415.imageshack.us/img415/4528/dsc011856tg.jpg)
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/8117/dsc011885wt.jpg)
(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/6923/dsc011894kc.jpg)
(http://img415.imageshack.us/img415/7540/dsc011907yi.jpg)
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9673/dsc012009pk.jpg)
(http://img313.imageshack.us/img313/7610/dsc011965hg.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on April 4, 2006, 07:48 PM
Great pickup Kirk, the Fett looks fantastic and for such a steal too! I'm not into the 12" line, but I'd have picked that up if I coud.

Dale, cool pickups on the Ewok preschooler line. I'm not sure though what you mean by "undocumented", could you clarify?

Cheers!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: HWR on April 10, 2006, 02:16 PM
Last week, I got two new figures for my loose vintage variation collection.

Luke Bespin (tri-logo with dark brown boots)
See-Threepio (Takara)

Hopefully some pictures of my collection will be out soo.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on April 11, 2006, 06:47 AM
I've been gunning for one of these (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6048732147&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1) for a while.  77back Death Star pic Han Solo.  I was not planning on picking up any more figures until after my wife and I get into our house, but I saw this and saw that the price was still pretty low with not too much time left to bid.

(http://i24.ebayimg.com/01/i/06/bd/b6/d5_1.JPG)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on April 14, 2006, 01:57 PM
One down, two more to go for the complete C8+ loose collection:

(http://www.yakface.com/TGuide2004/ActionFigures/vintage/94/lf5.jpg)

 ;D

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on April 15, 2006, 12:04 AM
That looks pretty nice.  What's left?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on April 15, 2006, 06:31 AM
Carbo Han and R2 with Pop-Up Saber.   :'(
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on April 15, 2006, 09:57 AM
Good looking Yak.  That's the only one I have left to finish my loose set.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: ruiner on April 25, 2006, 05:46 PM
One down, two more to go for the complete C8+ loose collection:

(http://www.yakface.com/TGuide2004/ActionFigures/vintage/94/lf5.jpg)

 ;D



Irony at it's best!

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: HWR on May 11, 2006, 06:24 AM
Got a TopToys Stormtrooper and a palitoy lightsaber for my tri-logo Luke Bespin, at a convention this past weekend.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth Slothus on May 15, 2006, 02:07 PM
Picked up a loose 'big-head' Han at a flea market yesterday for 1$. :-\
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on May 17, 2006, 03:26 PM
I hadn't planned on buying any stuff until my wife and I got into our new house...hope to finish negotiations on that this week.  Someone pointed me to this and I couldn't resist.

(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/DSC09473_JPG.jpg)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 21, 2006, 01:40 PM
 :-[ >:( Outbid in the last seconds

Vlix (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6058545955&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEDW%3AIT&rd=1)

I guess today was not my day to get Vlix.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 23, 2006, 02:29 PM
Hopefully another Vlix will show up evenflow, that's still a good price it went for.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 23, 2006, 02:39 PM
Just got this in the mail today, a Blue Harvest Preschool Ewok Firefighter.  8)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Blue%20Harvest%20Preschool%20Ewok%20Firefighter.jpg)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Angry Ewok on May 23, 2006, 02:56 PM
That's probably the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life.

 :'(
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 23, 2006, 10:23 PM
Hopefully another Vlix will show up evenflow, that's still a good price it went for.

Thanks,
 I hope so, damn dial up connection screwed me over on that one.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: HWR on May 24, 2006, 05:25 AM
Just got a wind-up Takara R2-D2 i won on Ebay, in the same auction the was 3 moc vintage Takara pins.

Right now I'm negotiation on two loose TopToys figures (Darth Vader and Chewbacca). I'll let you know if I buy them ofcause.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: HWR on June 4, 2006, 05:21 AM
Got myself two loose TopToys figures (Chewbacca and Darth Vader) friday. now I'm only one TopToys figure away from having a complete set (Luke Jedi).
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: kirk_dougall on June 9, 2006, 04:39 PM
I just managed to grab Warok, Romba and an Imperial Dignitary with no nose damage on Ebay. Once they arrive I just need A-wing Pilot and Blue Snaggletooth to complete my loose vintage collection ;D
It was only 8 months ago I decided to star the collection, I won't be collecting anything else from the vintage lines though I only really wanted the figures... I may pick up/make the occasional vintage custom too add to them but other than that my vintage collecting is finished. I did start getting in to variations but when I had 3 farm lukes 5 obi-wans etc i decided to stop and sold them on and just kepy my favoutire variation.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: kirk_dougall on June 10, 2006, 03:45 PM
Just grabbed myself a sneaky a-wing pilot in a job lot at a bargin price ;D
Just need to grab a blue snaggletooth now. No way can I afford a mint condition one anything above C7 will do.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on June 10, 2006, 04:13 PM
Congrats on your narrowing down your figs Kirk, nothing like getting close to completing your collection.  8)  Keep us posted.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: kirk_dougall on June 10, 2006, 04:52 PM
I've been meaning to do it for a few months now but have been a little hesitant due to the price of those last 17 figures on U.K Ebay compared to what they were about 6 months ago when i first started collecting.
Now I've actually got them all out and displayed in my store (I just havent got the room at home) in a glass cabinet I decided to take the plunge and get them.
I'm hoping to get snaggletooth this week theres a few on Ebay that I've got my eye on and at the minute there going for good prices so nows the time to get one.
Once I have them all in hand I'll get a few photos of the collection.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: michael_machika on June 27, 2006, 01:40 PM
My latest grab, an MISB ISP-6:

(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data//500/medium/06-25-2006_001.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on July 4, 2006, 03:13 PM
Pretty. 8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on July 20, 2006, 11:23 PM
michael a nice pickup, the ISP-6 is one of my favorite mini-rigs and the box is especially pleasant to the eye.

my latest pickup, just 5 more to go...

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/potfr2d2.jpg)

the sticker is a bit yellowed, but what R2 really doesn't have this affliction?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on July 24, 2006, 05:50 PM
Just in the mail today, Leia Engineering pilot marked #5.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Leia%20EP%20Engineering%20Pilot.jpg)

Thanks to my good buddy Wayne Thompson.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on July 24, 2006, 06:49 PM
michael a nice pickup, the ISP-6 is one of my favorite mini-rigs and the box is especially pleasant to the eye.

my latest pickup, just 5 more to go...

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/potfr2d2.jpg)

the sticker is a bit yellowed, but what R2 really doesn't have this affliction?

WOW! That's a nice R2, I need one of those as well to complete my loose collection. Congrats.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on July 26, 2006, 08:04 PM
Thanks Jaybird, I was stoked to get the R2. Only took me 20 years to get another one  ;)

Dale, congrats on the Leia, certainly a sweet pickup. Hard to tell from the pic, but I'm guessing the #5 is on the bottom of the left foot?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Angry Ewok on August 5, 2006, 03:15 PM
Thanks to Dale, I've got 3 Vinty's added to my collection! I've finally got a complete Wicket, a much-loved Skiff Lando, and my first POTF figure to my collection... Barada... and it may be the LAST POTF figure I get, too, heh.

It's always fun opening up Vintage packages.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 5, 2006, 03:30 PM
Dale, congrats on the Leia, certainly a sweet pickup. Hard to tell from the pic, but I'm guessing the #5 is on the bottom of the left foot?

Yes it is, I took a better pic of the feet.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Leia%20EP%20Engineering%20Pilot%20Foot.jpg)

Congrats on your vinty figs Brad.  :-*
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 6, 2006, 02:59 PM
I just got my first Vintage carded figures, all from Jedi. I got them from a friend. Only one, Weequay, was in decent shape, but has a yellow bubble.

What I got, all have yellow bubbles:

Weequay
Nein Numb - broken bubble
Emperor - un punched, card issues
Royal Guard - card issues
Logray - card issues
Klaatu - card issues
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob L on August 19, 2006, 05:37 AM
A decent Tri Luke X-wing:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/trilukexwing.jpg)

and a very nice German 45-back Leia...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/gerleia.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 19, 2006, 10:32 PM
Whoa! 2 more nice carded figs, great stuff Rob.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob L on September 1, 2006, 12:35 PM
I'm starting to realise that a UK/Euro MOC collection can't be done on the cheap.

But at least I've got another of the expensive ones out the way  ;)

A German 45 Yoda

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/DSCF0379.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on September 1, 2006, 01:14 PM
I'm always amazed when I see a vintage piece, 20 some years old that's better than most product I see coming fresh out of a modern case.  That's a beauty, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 1, 2006, 02:48 PM
Dang that German Yoda sure is sweet Rob, very nice.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on September 1, 2006, 05:48 PM
I'm always amazed when I see a vintage piece, 20 some years old that's better than most product I see coming fresh out of a modern case.  That's a beauty, thanks for sharing.

Brent, I totally agree. The vintage packaging stands the test of time and will remain fresh. I guess that's why Hasbro found itself replicating it in the last couple of years.

Rob, the Yoda looks fantastic, very pristine - great score. I'm not familiar enough with cardback country origins - could you fill us in as to what makes this a German Yoda? I notice that under the ESB logo within the film photo it's black as opposed to being able to see more of the photo. Is that a key identifier there? Also is that a brown or green snake, hard to tell from the pic.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob L on September 1, 2006, 06:44 PM
Hi Guys, many thanks for you kind comments  :)

The German General Mills cards were actually mostly made in the UK by Palitoy and from the front they are identical to UK Palitoy 45B backs (45As were the last cards with Pal logos and 45Cs were the first ROTJ cards).  The black strip under the logo is common to all 45Bs, UK and German, and also certain ROTJ 65 backs.  Some of the German hangers are a slightly different shape (triangular at the top) and nearly all were factory punched.

It's the back of the card which is different.  German text replaces the Bounty Hunter offer that comprised the lower half of the UK ESB 45 backs.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/gerback1.jpg)

When I started collecting vintage I was aiming for all UK cards but it soon became clear that some figures would be too expensive even if I could find them.  So I now have quite a few Tri Logos (still "proper" Palitoys) and a few German cards which I try to convince myself are Palitoy.  I suppose what i really have now is a European rather than a UK collection.

I like the German figures because more often than not they are in mint condition.  The overstock was bought up in the late-mid 80s from the Palitoy factory in Leicester and so most of them never made it onto the shelf.  As I mentioned, although they are all punched this was done in the factory.

Jason, my Yoda has a brown snake  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: HWR on September 5, 2006, 11:19 AM
Got two new vintage variaitons for my collections since last time I visited JD.

A Lili-Ledy Bib Fortuna (burgundy cape) and today I got a Biker Scout (made in Macao).

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on September 7, 2006, 10:51 AM
Awesome yoda and leia guys.

I reently picked up some pristine loose pieces.

Darth Vader
Hoth Han
Bespin Han
Jawa

So many to go... but there must be patience...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on September 8, 2006, 10:15 PM

Quote

 Also is that a brown or green snake, hard to tell from the pic.
Quote

Thats what i would like to know.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on September 9, 2006, 04:04 AM
evenflow, Rob did mention in his reply that the snake is brown.

Rob: thanks for the lesson on the cardback, neat info!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 20, 2006, 12:35 AM
I picked this up tonight.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/SW%20Droid%20Factory.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 20, 2006, 12:41 AM
I picked this up tonight.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/SW%20Droid%20Factory.jpg)

Very cool!  Is it still sealed or will this be a loose specimen?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 20, 2006, 12:48 AM
She's loose... ahhh that don't sound right.  :-X
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on September 20, 2006, 05:08 PM
Dale, a sweet looking Droid Factory box it looks like it has almost no flaws. Is the playset inside complete?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 21, 2006, 08:05 PM
Yeah the box is in pretty decent shape, just 1 small tear along the edge (bottom left of pic) & minor surface edge wear.

I'm just missing the 2 metal axels but I have another loose set so I can transfer them to this set plus I also have the instructions.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 25, 2006, 05:18 PM
Ahh the droid factory.  I have some great memories of constructing various droids with that.

My best friend had the companion set which was a droid torture chamber.  To think you could play with a torture chamber when we were kids!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 26, 2006, 09:44 AM
A few weeks ago, I picked up the first vinyl carrying case that closed since mine from childhood. To this day, these are still the best cases for carrying figures.

Yesterday I picked up the first version (loose) of the imperial troop transport. Don't know if the electronics work yet. It just occurred to me that the prisoner thingies weren't included, but that's okay. I happened to have an extra set.

I was tempted to purchase more, but had to watch myself. The dealer also had a nice Cantina play-set and a B-Wing in fairly good condition for reasonable prices that I still need yet.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 1, 2006, 03:26 PM
Just a couple of items added to my collection:

ROTJ Dutch Clipper Gamorrean Guard.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/ROTJ%20Dutch%20Clipper%20Gamorrean%20Guard.jpg)

ROTJ Endor Forest Ranger Box Proof.  ;D  (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Opening%20Figures/Party%20Time.gif)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/ROTJ%20Endor%20Forest%20Ranger%20Box%20Proof.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on October 3, 2006, 08:22 AM
I just ventured into the darkside...

Just picked up a:

ROTJ Endor Leia MOC
ROTJ Madine MOC

I think I am in trouble now  :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 4, 2006, 08:41 PM
Were all in trouble.   ;)   ;D

Just received this today: ROTJ 77 Back Darth Vader made in Mexico.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/ROTJ77BackDarthVaderMexicoFront.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/ROTJ77BackDarthVaderMexicoBack.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/ROTJ77BackDarthVaderMexico.jpg)

A few creases across the front of card, 2 small cracks in the bottom two corners of bubble. From what I understand, this is a Lili Ledy Vader that has the thicker saber tip.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 5, 2006, 03:19 AM
Oh, me likey.  :D

I love the Lili Ledy variation's thicker saber.  Remind me though, does he also have a different head sculpt?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on October 5, 2006, 08:53 AM
Nice !

I hope to score a vader soon !

This is more addictive than the current stuff. The nostalgia is what gets to me !
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Brian on October 5, 2006, 03:21 PM
Very nice acquisitions everyone.  Not a big deal, but just to participate - I picked up a loose/mint/complete Hammerhead in a purchase from our friend Jeff here at JD.  Slowly but surely adding figures to complete the loose collection, and Hammerhead is one I've been looking forward to picking up.  He's been my favorite "background" alien since I was a kid :).  Anyways, nothing like the stuff you guys are getting around here, but its still nice to get a "new" vintage piece :).
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on October 23, 2006, 02:53 PM
Couldn't resist (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=009&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=190040808579&rd=1&rd=1)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 23, 2006, 07:40 PM
Nice catch Brent, even with the coin missing.  8)

When I got home after work today, this little gem was waiting for me, text from the auction:

Early conceptual hard copy for the Wicket fireman outfit. The final figures were very different from this! Only a very small number of these hand-cast prototypes would have been made.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Playschool%20Hardcopy%20Ewok%20Wicket.jpg)

Ewok Firefighter 1st Shot Prototype to show the difference between the two.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Ewok%20Firefighter%201st%20Shot%20Playskool%20Prototype.jpg)

I'm very happy to add this piece to my collection.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a049.gif)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 23, 2006, 07:44 PM
From behind he looks like a cowboy.  Yeehah!  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on October 23, 2006, 10:45 PM
A furry, annoying cowboy, but yeah. ::)  Nice piece Dale, if you're into small, furry things.  I guess. ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 23, 2006, 11:06 PM
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Nanner2.gif)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on October 25, 2006, 05:43 PM
after not picking up anything for months, i picked up these 3 recently.  it always seems like there are no good deals to be had, or too many too close to each other.

Rebel Soldier (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=004&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=140025801558&rd=1&rd=1)

Barada (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=001&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=110039729392&rd=1&rd=1)

FX-7 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=015&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=250039821367&rd=1&rd=1)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on November 3, 2006, 08:54 PM
I needed a new escape pod so i picked one up. The latch is still intact and the stickers are all on.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob L on November 10, 2006, 02:46 PM
Been looking for a DSD for a while.  This one's a Palitoy 45C:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/DSCF0414.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: IncomT65 on November 11, 2006, 02:42 PM
My latest add-ons are 2 Lando Calrissians (General Pilot), a Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise) and a Death Star Gunner. All loose, but in very good condition.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 17, 2006, 05:17 AM
I finally got my hands on a loose 12" scale Darth Vader in great shape.

Now I just need a CDN boxed one.   ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 18, 2006, 01:25 AM
Oooh, more goodies today!

I received each Micro Vader, except for the unpainted Bespin Freeze Chamber version, as well as the POTF Vader coin.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/Vader/IMG_3273-MicroVaders2.JPG)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on November 20, 2006, 07:59 PM
Very nice Jesse, a great addition.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Deanpaul on November 27, 2006, 12:29 AM
I decided to pick up a few mini rigs on ebay for my kids Christmas, and did alright tonight.

These images are rehosted from the auctions I won:

(http://www.congruentinc.com/imagestopost/ebay/1.jpg)
$6.01

I already have an MTV-7, 2 MLC-3 & a PDT-8, but the ISP-6 looked great.  I'll either upgrade my existing mini rigs or keep these as extras.
(http://www.congruentinc.com/imagestopost/ebay/2.jpg)
$15.50

Not a mini rig, but was on my "don't have" list and looks fun for the kids since it fits two figures:
(http://www.congruentinc.com/imagestopost/ebay/3.jpg)
$26.02

And the one that got away:
(http://www.congruentinc.com/imagestopost/ebay/4.jpg)
$13.48

I'm pretty bummed about not winning the Endor Forest Ranger.  It seemed like a really cool ship, and all four of these auctions were from the same seller so I was looking forward to the combined shipping.  Maybe I'll look around the forums for one?

Anyway, these are my first vintage purchases in some time.  I'll probably be checking in around here more over the next few months as I look at filling holes in my collection.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on November 27, 2006, 12:39 AM
Nice grabs Deanpaul, the kids will be happy.  :)

The Droids Side Gunner box looks to be in pretty good condition.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 27, 2006, 08:32 PM
Wow, $15.50 for 4 mini-rigs?  Nice find, they look to be in excellent shape.  I myself still need that PDT-8 to this day.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on November 27, 2006, 10:14 PM
Very nice buys, great prices too.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CanadianCollector on December 21, 2006, 03:55 PM
(http://i20.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/7b/7f/ea8c_1.JPG)

Landed on my desk today.  I've only peeked into the box, waiting to get home to unwrap and display!

-Michael
wwww.womprat.com
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 21, 2006, 05:07 PM
Whoa! Nice Uzay Michael.  8)
Title: got a really nice afa 85 lumat
Post by: lumat on December 23, 2006, 10:20 AM
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f124/youpey/Ewok/Vintage_ROTJAFA_14176375.jpg)

it is a 79 Back type C. I cant wait for it to arrive, should be by friday of next week. i really do like ewoks....and if you couldnt guess by my username, lumat is my favorite.

I still need to get the perfect wicket, but i think since i cant find one, i am going to try and get another nice bunch of lumats, like a POTF (as close to the same as this one) and maybe some different cardback types...etc.

well thanks for looking
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Bantams-bcfc on January 4, 2007, 05:18 AM
Hi all,
I'm new to this forum but i thought i'd share you this little gem i bought a while back now.......

as you can see i paid just short of £40 which is roughtly $60.

ebay link (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130044964252&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3Fcgiurl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcgi.ebay.co.uk%252Fws%252F%26fkr%3D1%26from%3DR8%26satitle%3D130044964252%26category0%3D%26fvi%3D1)

whoops cant get the link to work.....................

If you really want to see go to ebay uk and type in item number  130044964252 
 
Cheers Matthew..... (ps how do you get pics on here?!?!?!)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: lumat on January 4, 2007, 12:29 PM
i was busy this week. i got a tri logo lumat in very decent shape, some small bubble damage, but it is expected with a trilogo. i will post pics of that when i get it in

i also got an AFA 85 wicket ROTJ card
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=008&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=180068414138&rd=1&rd=1

and a POTF lumat, i may know someone selling an AFA 85 lumat, that i will probably buy, but for now i got this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=002&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=120069117579&rd=1&rd=1
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on January 4, 2007, 02:07 PM
Nice score on those Ewoks  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2007, 03:30 PM
Bah.  Ewoks. >:(
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 4, 2007, 04:24 PM
Yep, very nice Ewoks. Nice additions.  8)

Bah.  Ewoks. >:(

Ewok hater!  :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on January 20, 2007, 09:39 PM
i picked up this 8d8 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=007&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=170065808293&rd=1&rd=1) for $9.04 a week or so ago.  its not in great shape, but the seller might have gotten a little more if he had tried a little goo gone.  his digital camera does a much better job of toning down the yellowing though.

(http://users.aol.com/jtodd6/8d8pre.jpg)               (http://users.aol.com/jtodd6/8d8post2.jpg)


Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 20, 2007, 10:00 PM
Nice grab John, sure looks nice after cleaning it up. I noticed that you took the coin offer sticker off, you no likey?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 21, 2007, 12:05 AM
Wow, I've seen Goo Gone do some amazing clean ups, but that takes the cake.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on January 22, 2007, 05:34 PM
Nice grab John, sure looks nice after cleaning it up. I noticed that you took the coin offer sticker off, you no likey?

when they are placed on there nicely, i think those stickers are a very nice variation, but this one pretty much covered the whole picture.  so, while i had the goo gone out it had to go.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 22, 2007, 05:40 PM
Following in Brent's footsteps, posted in another thread:

I was bidding on the AFA one and a whole bunch of other stuff from the seller. Didnt win anything  :-[

Man I know that feeling.  I've been trying to get stuff off ebay for three weeks now and have won nothing.  Well...almost nothing (http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230076385876&sspagename=ADME:L:RTQ:CA:1).

A 12-back C-3PO for $89?  It looks to be in great shape, what a steal.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/C-3PO12back1.JPG)  (http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/C-3PO12back2.JPG)

Yep, steals can be had if you find them. I just received this little 12 back in the mail today.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/StarWarsVintage12BackR2D2.jpg)

Vintage Star Wars R2-D2 MOC 12 back card (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=019&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=290065939463&rd=1&rd=1)

I could not pass that up & I used the $50. eBay gift certificate that I won from (shameless plug) ToyTraderz (http://www.toytraderz.com/) so that dropped the price down to $75.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 22, 2007, 07:29 PM
Nice find kimberly!  :-*
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 23, 2007, 07:56 PM
Received these 3 figs in the mail today, Teebo, General Madine (Green Hair) & Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit-Snap Cape).

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/StarWars3NewVintyFigures.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 23, 2007, 11:32 PM
They look to be in nice condition.  I like the Luke with snap cape.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on January 24, 2007, 08:22 AM
Nice pieces. I need a luke like that. Good haul !
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob L on February 1, 2007, 05:14 PM
A very nice 45c Palitoy Zuckuss.  Apparently no Pal ESB-logos have been found so I had to "settle" for this one  :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/DSCF0433.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 1, 2007, 08:12 PM
Very nice, card & bubble looks to be in pretty darn good condition.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Angry Ewok on February 1, 2007, 09:48 PM
I got Prune Face and Rancor Keeper, as well as R2 and FX7... Only need about a half dozen before my pre-POTF collection is finished. Probably won't bother with the POTF figures.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on February 4, 2007, 08:05 AM
Finally picked up the Han Solo in carbonite I've been needing for ages to complete my initial Han run.

Check out the thread in this section if you want to see the full run as of now.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on February 4, 2007, 08:55 AM
I picked up a Top Toys Chief Chirpa out of boredom. I really have the urge to buy some things i need but the prices are always higher than they should be.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on February 5, 2007, 08:07 PM
First...huge thanks to Dale for helping me nab this beauty...vinyl cape jawa.  Thanks again Dale, left you some positive feedback bud.  As you can see, he has found a happy home  :).

(http://inlinethumb55.webshots.com/1462/2547010560049214505S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2547010560049214505rfdatm)

Second...snap cape Luke with blue saber and molded face.

(http://inlinethumb16.webshots.com/1103/2178867730049214505S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2178867730049214505XzPflW)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 5, 2007, 08:38 PM
Very nice Matt, the collection is coming along mighty fine. I'm very happy to help you out on the VC Jawa. Congrats! 8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on February 5, 2007, 10:19 PM
Cool stuff Matt; nice assist Dale (not that I've ever seen that before). 

How can you tell Luke's face (blue saber; snap cape) is molded?  Is that the standard for the release, or something different?  I ask because I pulled mine minty fresh off a thrashed card.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on February 5, 2007, 10:28 PM
I guess this one fits in here too, or could go into the poster section.  I picked up this little beauty earlier this week:

(http://i11.ebayimg.com/06/i/08/d8/a0/f7_1.JPG)

I got some other pictures from the seller to check it out and based on that it looks legit.  It's still not in hand, so I'm still a little nervous on it.  The bidder that finished second though is a vintage poster seller and I've seen some of his stuff before that is legit, so it adds a bit of credence as well.  I like outbidding and winning when knowledgeable sellers are involved, helps convince me of authenticity like when I won my VCJ and beat out Andre from Legends.  That was legit, hope this was too. 

This completes the poster run I wanted and gives me two vintage posters from each movie:

Star Wars:
Style A One Sheet
Re-release (two weeks only version)

Empire:
Advance
1981 re-release (common as dirt)

Jedi:
Style A One Sheet
Style B One Sheet

The others can be seen in this thread (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11006.75)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on February 5, 2007, 11:39 PM
I have been getting the urge to buy soemthing and have been looking to fill the hole that is a vinyl caped jawa but have not had any luck. Great stuff with your, awesome.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on February 6, 2007, 08:32 AM
DBK, I like the stand you use. I could use something like that. What is it ?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on February 6, 2007, 02:47 PM
Nice to see some posts in this vintage thread!

Brent, nice poster thanks for sharing.  Regarding your question, the Luke Jedi  was produced with either:

1. Head moulded in flesh-toned plastic with painted hair
2. Head moulded in light brown (the hair colour) with the face painted on.

I believe that #1 is a lot rarer than #2.  So I purchased #1 to have the harder to find of the two versions to pair up with the snap cape and blue saber.

Sure wish I would have jumped on these two years ago because both eluded me for a long time...

Darknight2k4,

Plain old cd cases.  Stacked with the center cd holder removed.  Cheap but efficient.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on February 6, 2007, 03:33 PM
Thanks Matt, I'll have to check and see which I have. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: mash on February 6, 2007, 04:57 PM
Firstly I will introduce myself My name is matt i am 32 and have been collecting for about 3 years now since discovering my box of figures and ships in the attic. I am 3 figures away from a complete loose collection these are EV9D9, Amanaman, Bluesnag.
 
My latest purchase is Luke Stormy but it is not yet with me. :'(

I am also a big fan of hammerhead and have quite a few eye variants as soon as I work out how to post a pic :-[ I will let you have a look.

Thanks people this sight is a great read and I have been using the info for a quite a while

mash
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 6, 2007, 08:08 PM
Great stuff Brent, congrats on the poster collection.  8)

The RS archive has pics of different versions of the Luke Jedi. (http://www.rebelscum.com/VINtLukejedi.asp) Out of the 2 versions that I own, I have the one Luke that just has a normal cloak has the Hong Kong coo & the face & hand is painted in darker flesh, sort of pink. The other Luke (snap cape) has the Taiwan coo & the face & hand is painted in a lighter flesh.

Edit: got me versions mixed up a tad.  :-[

I'll also note that both the blue sabers are different in color & length, the Taiwan Luke has a dark blue color & the Hong Kong Luke has a light blue color plus it is a tad shorter than the Taiwan version. Both check out real to me, did the old scratch test & they look fine. Need more info on these.  :-\

Welcome to JD Matt (Mash), have a looky in this picture thread of posting pictures (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=1203.0), hopefully it will help you out.  :)

I received these in the mail today, Droids & Ewoks card game from Spain. 33 cards in all with scenes from the Droids & Ewoks cartoon. Has an instruction card but all the printing is is Spanish.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/StarWarsDroidsEwoksCardsSpain.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on February 6, 2007, 09:50 PM
Welcome to JD Mash - look forward to seeing some pictures from you.

Dale, the first time Luke blue saber I got three years ago failed that same scratch test!  Luckily, I got a refund with no problems so it was nice to finally get a legit one.  Mine is the Taiwan version.

Also, just as an FYI - I had a minty Jawa and was going to do the "switch a roo" and noticed that the v/c one was slighlty darker - actually my wife pointed it out and the trademarks were slightly larger in size.  A noticeable difference.

Nice pick ups!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 6, 2007, 10:21 PM
Here is a pic of both my blue sabers. The Hong Kong is on the left & the Taiwan is on the right. Looking at the Armory Of The Jawas Repro Photo Guide (http://www.loresdelsith.net/rincon/armeria/index2.htm), the end of the handle is more rounded & the guard is round. Tho light blue & glossy, it is not painted but molded in blue plastic. I am thinking this one is fake.  :-\

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/StarWarsLukeJediVintyBlueSabers.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: mash on February 7, 2007, 04:53 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome 8)
 here is the pics of my hammerheads hope you like them
anyone on here have any different ones for sale let me know cheers


First picture Left to right are: Eyes straight ahead no coo, 1 left 1 down HK, No eyes HK, white eyes HK, black eyes HK 8) 8)
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f128/Mashed74/hamhead1.jpg)


Left to right are: Eyes left no coo, 1 left 1 ahead HK, eyes left HK, Eyes Right No coo. 8) 8) 8)
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f128/Mashed74/hamhead2.jpg)


By far the hardest to find was the eyes right hammerhead it took months.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on February 7, 2007, 07:18 PM
Your welcome, just curious why the focus on Hammerhead? 

The no eyes and white eyes could the paint have been removed or painted over?  Or legitimate errors from the assembly?


Thanks for the warm welcome 8)
 here is the pics of my hammerheads hope you like them
anyone on here have any different ones for sale let me know cheers


First picture Left to right are: Eyes straight ahead no coo, 1 left 1 down HK, No eyes HK, white eyes HK, black eyes HK 8) 8)
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f128/Mashed74/hamhead1.jpg)


Left to right are: Eyes left no coo, 1 left 1 ahead HK, eyes left HK, Eyes Right No coo. 8) 8) 8)
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f128/Mashed74/hamhead2.jpg)


By far the hardest to find was the eyes right hammerhead it took months.


Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: EdSolo on February 8, 2007, 07:19 AM
I was wondering the same thing about hammerhead.  I see a lot of vintage collectors with like ten variations on a figure that I would think are just bad paint applications and not legit variations like the Yoda snake color, Lando w/ and w/o teeth etc.  One guy I saw said he had like 12 different X-wing Luke variations which I thought were really paint apps.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: mash on February 8, 2007, 03:05 PM
Quote
just bad paint applications and not legit variations

Edsolo you are absolutely right mate these are just paint variations i would not class them as true variants but I enjoyed just seeing how many I could get with different eyes.

Quote
The no eyes and white eyes could the paint have been removed or painted over?  Or legitimate errors from the assembly?

Kahuna no idea really and no way of proving it either way, the ham heads all still have the paint around the neck so if they were stripped and repainted they done it very carefully.

why did i focus on hammerhead he is cheap and i already had 3.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: commander apoc on February 11, 2007, 06:25 AM
I just got the complete vintage collection that my brother used to own. ;D
3 vehicles: millenium falcon, an endor speeder and a snowspeeder.
A lot of figures too, most of them with original gear and stuff....

A shame that my brother used too play with em, but even getting them for free is a surprise ::)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on March 2, 2007, 01:15 PM
I just picked up a MOC death star droid. I wanted one without paint missing. yellow bubble but not bad.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on March 7, 2007, 07:08 PM
Here are my 2 latest purchases. Glasslite C-3PO  ;D

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/glasslite.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: aka DaBigKahuna on March 11, 2007, 12:20 PM
Congrats and those look nice.  Post  a pic of the VC Jawa when it makes it to it's new home.

Here are my 2 latest purchases. Glasslite C-3PO  ;D

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/glasslite.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 12, 2007, 12:01 AM
Yes, Congrats. Very nice cards, looking forward to seeing a pic of the VC Jawa too.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on March 12, 2007, 12:12 AM
Just got a short mouthed v. Biker Scout to add to the vintage display.  Now I just need to find a reasonable price on a Blue Snaggletoof.  :o
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on March 15, 2007, 07:33 PM
The jawa arrived  ;D

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/jawa.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 15, 2007, 07:38 PM
Sweet! Congrats on the VC Jawa! So Vlix is next or the 63rd coin or something else to tide you over?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on March 15, 2007, 08:38 PM
Thanks, nice to finally have one.

Vlix is the goal, i have been saying for a while, so basically that money is set to the side just waiting for one to come along. The 63rd coin would be nice. I had one offered to me in the past for 650.00 if i remember correctly, i regret not buying it then.  :-[
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on March 16, 2007, 12:09 AM
The jawa arrived  ;D

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/jawa.jpg)

Cool!  How can you tell if its for real or not?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 18, 2007, 07:48 PM
Just received this Lili Ledy C-3PO today, has wear & the limbs are loose. Pretty happy with it.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/LiliLedyC-3PO.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on April 18, 2007, 11:21 PM
all you people make me sick!!!!
sick with jealousy...
nice P0 and vc jawa ( my favorite figure )
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 19, 2007, 09:29 PM
I received these Canadian department store Consumers Distributing catalogues in the mail today. Issues 1977/1978, 1979/1980, 1980/1981, 1982/1983 (US version) & 1983/1984.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CanadianDepartmentStoreConsumersDis.jpg)

Talk about taking a trip down memory lane.  ;D   8)

Just a few tidbits inside them:

1977/1978: Kenner's Six Million Dollar Man $9.49, Transport Repair Station $12.49, Bionic Woman $10.49, Space 1999 Stun Gun $6.97, Space 1999 Utility Belt 3.75. Oh man that hurts!  :'(

1979/1980: SW Death Star Station $29.99, Die Casts as low as $4.99, Millennium Falcon $35.55, Jawa Playset $12.77, 12" Boba Fett $19.99, other 12" $12.97, 3 pack Figures $6.99 & the Wind Up Walking R2 a whopping low of $2.99. Oh that price on the R2 really hurts more now.  :'(  :'(

1980/1981: Star Trek Movie Figures (4 pack) $8.88, Buck Rogers Figures (3 pack) $6.99, SW Snow Speeder $19.88, Dewback $9.99, Cloud Car $11.44, Land Speeder $8.88, Radio-Controlled Jawas Sand Crawler $44.98, 5 pack figures $14.44. Ouch, time to kill me!  :'(  :'(  :'(

1982/1983: US version, SW Darth Vader Figure Case $9.86, Action Figures $2.57 each. Dang!  :'(  :'(  :'(

1983/1984: SW Wampa $9.44, AT-AT & 3 Figures $39.76, Slave 1 $24.99, AT-ST Walker $14.99, SW Figures $3.99 each, Jabba the Hutt $17.77. Holy crap on a stick!  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(

Tho back in those days, it was big $$$ to our parents.  :-\

I really miss Consumers Distributing, ahhh the good old days!  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on April 20, 2007, 02:20 AM
know wonder Lucas is rich the freaking prices are the same as they were almost thirty years ago. nice bathroom read though...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JohnH on April 22, 2007, 09:59 PM
I was quite pleased to receive this recently:

(http://www.toytraderz.com/toydatabase/starwars/vintage/figures/starwars/deathstardroidrotjofferless.jpg)

It's a beauty.  :)

John
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on April 23, 2007, 12:39 PM
That is gorgeous. Nice score !
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: David on April 23, 2007, 08:02 PM
Wow, that Death Star Droid kicks the crud out of the loose, all weapons included, C9 IG-88 I got in the mail today. Nice!

I still like my IG-88 though...hes very cool, in great shape, theres like no paint wear.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 23, 2007, 09:27 PM
That Death Star Droid sure is cherry John, beauty indeed.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JedioftheNorth on May 3, 2007, 03:33 PM
Picked up a 77back ROTJ Darth Vader on Canadian card (sorry I'll try and add a pic later) it's the non-pointing version. Nice MOC the bubbles alittle yellow but no major flaws and looks great in my collection room now only 5 more Vaders to go  ;D.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 3, 2007, 06:19 PM
JUst picked up a Hong Kong Metallic Green pouch Chewbacca
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 4, 2007, 03:56 AM
Picked up a 77back ROTJ Darth Vader on Canadian carda

Excellent choice.  :D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on May 14, 2007, 10:13 PM
After a long hiatus, some vintage stuff fell into my lap this week.  A co-worker's parents found his childhood toys and he brought them in to work to sell.  I bought a pair of biker scouts, a pair of jawas, a pair of AT-ST drivers, a Jedi Knight Luke with perfect (and I mean perfect) paint to replace my nose-dinged one... Weapons for all of these, then I bought Echo Base, as well as the probe droid and turret from the other hoth set, a Y-Wing (complete and in great shape) and a Cloud car missing one of the canopies.   I also picked up a few extra weapons to replace one or two that I think might have been repro in my set like a blue saber for Jedi Luke and I also bought an extra Barada/Yak staff with the idea that I'll be in the market for Yak Face sometime later this year.

So I'm looking for a cloud car canopy if anyone has a spare. :)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 14, 2007, 10:20 PM
Welcome back to the vinty zone Rob, nothing like it.  ;)

Some nice stuff you picked up, keep it going.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on May 14, 2007, 10:34 PM
Thanks. :)

I was going to buy a dewback from him, but he decided to keep it and there was an Interceptor, but the stickers were peeling up.  He's also got another pile of stuff he's going to bring in sometime that may or may not include an Ewok Village and some other good stuff.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 15, 2007, 09:17 PM
Thanks. :)

I was going to buy a dewback from him, but he decided to keep it and there was an Interceptor, but the stickers were peeling up.  He's also got another pile of stuff he's going to bring in sometime that may or may not include an Ewok Village and some other good stuff.

Wow - you never hear about stuff like this these days.  Great catch!  If he has anything left, you should have him post here - I'm sure people would scoop up the rest of the leftovers!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on May 21, 2007, 01:40 PM
Tell me about it... Here's what is left if anyone is interested I'll put you in touch with him (I warn you though, I took most of the good stuff).

Slave I
TIE Interceptor
Snowspeeder
Droid Factory (Pretty much just the base)
Jabba and Dias
Some misc figures, many of which are sticky


A few days after I first posted about this, he brought in a very nice AT-ST (minus one of the side guns) that I gave him $15 for - so I'm also in the market for a side gun (right side, left side if facing).
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 30, 2007, 11:45 PM
I picked up a few items while at C4.

Kenner SW Commercials DVD.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Celebration%20IV/StarWarsDVDFront.jpg)(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Celebration%20IV/StarWarsDVDBack.jpg)

Tri-Logo FX-7 from the Steve York collection, will go great with my ESB & Revenge FX-7 proofs.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Celebration%20IV/C4SteveYorkCollectionTri_LogoFX-7.jpg)

This little puppy I am ape **** all over, a Dunkin Dulok Shaman from Panrico Snack Cakes in Spain.  8)  ;D

This measures 1 3/4" high & wide, very hard to come by.  :-*

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Celebration%20IV/C4PanricoSnackCakesbyDunkinSpain4Di.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 31, 2007, 02:27 AM
That Kenner Commercials DVD would be a blast to watch.  And FX-7 will make a very nice addition to your other pieces, like you mentioned.  Congrats!

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 31, 2007, 08:09 AM
The DVD is cool, but that Dulok is awesome. Are there anymore in that series?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 31, 2007, 11:25 PM
Yes there is, a few from the Droids & Ewoks series. I found a bunch on the bay last year & I had to find the pics that I kept of them. They come in four colours & I think a complete set will go for $600 plus.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/Dunkins1.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/Dunkins2.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/Dunkins3.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/Dunkins4.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/Dunkins5.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on June 1, 2007, 07:11 PM
Very cool, i had never seen those before.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on June 6, 2007, 10:20 AM
Started a little restoration project this week.  The co-worker I was blathering about a few weeks ago brought me an Ewok Village.  He gave it to me for free.  It was missing half of the pieces, and was filthy - but I've been slowly cleaning it with diluted rubbing alcohol and water on q-tips.  I managed to win everything that is missing except the drum off of eBay for $25.00 shipped.  So I'm one drum away from having a very nice Ewok village for around $30.00 or $35.00.  Hooray.  You can see some before/after stuff in these pictures as far as the dirt on the base was concerned.  The good news is almost all of it is coming off - there are a few spots I missed that I'm going to go back and run over a second time once I finish getting the majority of the crud off.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Ewok_Village_0001.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Ewok_Village_0002.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Ewok_Village_0003.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Ewok_Village_0004.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Ewok_Village_0005.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on June 9, 2007, 11:00 PM
I picked up this La Guerre Des Etoiles puzzle by Waddingtons at a local antique mall today.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/PE%20Diecast%20Eagle/SWLaGuerreDesEtoilesPuzzle.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on June 25, 2007, 08:12 PM
Came home to see this neat little piece waiting for me, an Uzay Darth Vader limbs on tree.   8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/UzayDarthVaderLimbsonTree.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on June 26, 2007, 08:27 AM
I saw that on ebay. Cool  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on June 27, 2007, 02:17 PM
Got a nifty box from Dale today in a deal that's been going on for a while (too long).  I'm now the very proud owner of a DT Luke.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 27, 2007, 03:36 PM
Wow!  That must've been one hell of a deal!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JedioftheNorth on June 27, 2007, 05:51 PM
Items that I picked up in the last week are:

- MIB Rancor
- MIB Jabba the Hutt (canadian)
- AFA 75 Luke Jedi
- MOC C-3PO with removeable limbs 65back ROTJ

Most are still enroute but still pretty excited about these pieces as I've finally jumped into vintage collecting.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on June 27, 2007, 07:34 PM
Got a nifty box from Dale today in a deal that's been going on for a while (too long).  I'm now the very proud owner of a DT Luke.

I'm very glad he arrived Brent, Canada post had me a bit worried.  :-\

About time you dived into the vinty scene Ryan, some nice stuff you aquired. Keep it going & you will be broke as we are.  :-*
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JedioftheNorth on June 27, 2007, 07:47 PM
That's what I was thinking ;D but am trying to focus on Vader and Tri-Logo items but should be fun.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on June 28, 2007, 01:00 AM
Congrats Brent!



I'd love to pick up a DT Luke eventually - but once I finish out the last 5 figures I'm missing, I'm going to upgrade a few, then I'm going to go after the VC Jawa.


I picked up the rest of my co-workers old toys today.  There was a Slave I that needs a boarding ramp, an AT-AT that needs a side door but is otherwise complete, a Jabba's Dungeon, another Speeder Bike, some Star Destroyer Parts, the Harpoon for my Snowspeeder, a few Mini-Rigs and a handful of parts like a Falcon Radar dish.

So I know this isn't the place, but if anyone has any of the following - I'm looking for some parts to complete his old stuff:

1 Cloud car Canopy
1 Ewok Village Drum
1 Slave I Boarding Ramp
1 Slave I Cockpit Glass (this one is scratched up bad)
1 (of each side) Snowspeeder Rear Exhaust Cones
1 Snowspeeder Harpoon MOUNT
1 Princess Leia (White) Cape
1 Ewok Village Rail (the flattest one, I think it only has 3 prongs)
1 Imperial Attack Base Roof Panel
1 AT-AT side door
1 Droopy McCool Mic

There might be more, but off the top of my head that's what I'm looking for.



Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on June 28, 2007, 09:38 PM
I picked this up on the bay awhile back & it arrived today, I thought the price was pretty good.  ;D

Ewok Battle Wagon complete w Box (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=017&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=270133342039&rd=1&rd=1)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on June 29, 2007, 06:57 AM
Very nice, the best thing about the POTF vehicles is the artwork. I still have intentions of getting a skiff and the battle wagon but they need to have the boxes. Very nice pic up.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 5, 2007, 09:59 AM
I picked up a loose Hoth Command center Playset for $20 last week. The cardboard was in great shape.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 5, 2007, 11:28 AM
Is that the one with the same molded base as the land of the Jawa's set only white and the cardboard backing of the Echo Base Hangar?

If so, did you get the figures as well?  I have that set somewhere in my parents' basement.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on July 5, 2007, 06:12 PM
I picked this up on the bay awhile back & it arrived today, I thought the price was pretty good.  ;D

Ewok Battle Wagon complete w Box (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=017&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=270133342039&rd=1&rd=1)

Holy hell, that was an outstanding score there. Congrats Dale!

Matt: both the Hoth Ice Planet (http://www.12back.com/playsets/hoth.php3) and Sears Exclusive Rebel Command Center (http://www.12back.com/playsets/rebel.php3) playsets came with a white version of the plastic base from the Land of the Jawas playset.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 6, 2007, 12:45 AM
Right.  I had almost forgotten about the Hoth Ice Planet set.  My best friend has that one whereas I have the Rebel Command Center.  Both were really cool ideas!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 6, 2007, 09:24 AM
Is that the one with the same molded base as the land of the Jawa's set only white and the cardboard backing of the Echo Base Hangar?

If so, did you get the figures as well?  I have that set somewhere in ym parents' basement.

That's right, it's called the Rebel Command center. That's the one I picked up. The figures weren't included, but I happen to have a spare set anyway.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on July 6, 2007, 11:44 AM
My very first bootleg, a Polish unarticulated Han.  Not real sure if I want to keep it though.

(http://i8.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/a3/a8/e34d_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 7, 2007, 01:24 PM
I just picked up the entire vintage micro Hoth World complete with all the mail in figures and chewbacca with gun. I even got the hoth ion cannon box with instructions. Now I've got to get Bespin World or Death Star World.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 7, 2007, 08:25 PM
Very cool.  I bought the 3 Bespin pieces earlier this year and hope to grab the Hoth set in the near future.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on July 8, 2007, 12:43 AM
My very first bootleg, a Polish unarticulated Han.  Not real sure if I want to keep it though.

(http://i8.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/a3/a8/e34d_1.JPG)

Nice unarticulated Han, congrats on the first boot.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: IncomT65 on July 11, 2007, 03:10 PM
Got my fourth one a little while ago (far right):

(http://album.zoom.nl/user/10119/images/388/2829775/mx2ryS.jpg)

Need to clean his hair, which has been painted with some kind of marker. Should pose no problem.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on July 13, 2007, 10:55 PM
Okay, I'm curious - what's the difference?  Or are you army building Stormtrooper Luke's?

I'm currently in the market for one and have been watching them on eBay- he's one of the last 4 figures I need to finish out my set.




As for latest acquisitions, this week I picked up the parts I needed to finish my Slave I, bought an Ewok Glider, just sent a money order out for Han and his Carbonite block, and received the bare base for a Probot and Turret set (had the rest).   Also picked up a Dewback and the side door for the AT AT Walker I'm restoring (from my co-worker).  And I've got a few more items coming in the mail, one of which I'm very very excited about - more on that when it gets here.



Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on July 20, 2007, 10:09 PM
I scored a Han with Carbo Chamber of ebay last week and received it today. God is this thing mint. Han looks fresh off the card. I never had one as a kid so this acquisition has been a long time coming.

(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/vintagehan.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2007, 10:13 PM
Congrats on the Han, nothing like getting a minty fresh figure.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on July 21, 2007, 06:55 PM
My Han/Carbonite got here this morning.  :)

4 figures and a couple of upgrades to go and my loose set is finished.  Until I start looking for a VC Jawa and a small-head Han and a brown-haired Luke and so on...   :P



Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on July 23, 2007, 10:49 PM
The one I was excited about came this afternoon!   8)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/rfoster/072307/Gargan_0001.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/rfoster/072307/Gargan_0002.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on July 23, 2007, 10:53 PM
WTF! Where is that from?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on July 23, 2007, 11:26 PM
About 4 or 5 years ago Ryan Shaw did a small run of custom Gargan figures.  It's been a long time coming, but I finally managed to obtain one. :)



Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on July 24, 2007, 06:31 AM
That is so awesome, i very much want one.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on July 24, 2007, 06:01 PM
wow... i can't believe someone gave one of those up.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on August 5, 2007, 11:46 PM
Well after a lot of q-tips and cleaning and a lot of eBay rummaging for missing parts, I've completed all the items from my co-worker.  This whole thing has me completely back into vintage now... I've tracked down most of the figures I still needed to finish off my loose collection (4 to go) and started buying Kenner Baggie figures.  Here's some pictures of the latest stuff:


Leia is new, got the gun from the co-worker and won her on ebay for an astonishingly low $4.25 - the pictures were blurry and the cape was real dirty - but it all cleaned right off and the paint is pretty much perfect.  Luke is new - I'll need a saber with a tip eventually.  Ben's saber is new too (the old one was missing the tip).  Artoo is new, he's pretty much perfect and is the third one I've owned to find a good one.  2 of the Jawas came from the co-worker and Small Head Han is a new addition too.
(http://www.jedidefender.com/rfoster/080507/New_Vintage_0001.jpg)

One of the Ugnaughts came from the co-worker, and Brown Haired Luke is a new pick up.
(http://www.jedidefender.com/rfoster/080507/New_Vintage_0002.jpg)

Han and Carbonite is a new pick-up
(http://www.jedidefender.com/rfoster/080507/New_Vintage_0003.jpg)

Best acquisition yet, Yarna!  Also the Jedi Luke and his weapons came from the co-worker.  I'm pretty sure mine had repros, and he had a nose ding.  This one has perfect paint and now I know the weapons are original.  I kept the snap-cape from my other one.
(http://www.jedidefender.com/rfoster/080507/New_Vintage_0004.jpg)

A-Wing Pilot is a recent pick up (eBay) - as are 2 of the Biker Scouts (from co-worker)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/rfoster/080507/New_Vintage_0005.jpg)

The Dewback is new.
(http://www.jedidefender.com/rfoster/080507/New_Vintage_0006.jpg)

The Playset and Mini-Rigs came from him (had to buy the base for the playset online).  The Baggie Figures are my new joy... Klaatu, Weequay, Hoth Han, and Madine are in the mail now...
(http://www.jedidefender.com/rfoster/080507/New_Vintage_0007.jpg)

Slave one was a bitch to clean up - sticker gunk everywhere... replaced the cockpit glass and had to get a boarding ramp for it.  Missing some stickers but otherwise great.  Even with the cockpit glass and ramp I spent under $35.
(http://www.jedidefender.com/rfoster/080507/New_Vintage_0008.jpg)

Ewok Village was a big clean up too - he gave me what he had for free on this one.  I bought two of the rails, the fire pit, the drum, the glider, the rock, and the net on eBay... Came out real nice given the before pictures.  I think I spent about $25 total on the village and $12 or so on the Glider.
(http://www.jedidefender.com/rfoster/080507/New_Vintage_0009.jpg)

The Y-Wing is from him too - he said it was one of the last toys he got as a kid... like new, has the bomb, required very little clean up.  The Snowspeeder is complete except for the Harpoon Block - which I should have soon.  That one was a gift from someone else, but I recently got the Harpoon and the rear exhaust cones added.
(http://www.jedidefender.com/rfoster/080507/New_Vintage_0010.jpg)

The AT-AT came from him, I gave him $30 for it - had to buy a side door ($15) and clean the crap out of it.  The chin guns are legit... the legs have those yellowed sections but other than that it came out fantastic.  For $45 total I'm definitely not complaining.
(http://www.jedidefender.com/rfoster/080507/New_Vintage_0011.jpg)

Lastly, the AT-ST and Cloud car were his too - had to get a second canopy (thanks Paul if you're reading this) and had to buy a side gun for the AT-ST, but both came out great.  Spent about a total of $30 for the pair.
(http://www.jedidefender.com/rfoster/080507/New_Vintage_0012.jpg)

And there you have it.  It was a lot of work, but there's something real rewarding about bringing these toys back and getting them cleaned up and into the collection - not to mention the reduced cost on a lot of them.  So it's onto the next project...  Baggie figures, Blue Snag, Stormtrooper Luke, Pop-up Artoo, Yak Face, turtle neck Leia, Brown Hair luke, an upgrade to warok... POTF Coins, and more vehicles/playsets are up next.

I've definitely re-caught the bug.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on August 6, 2007, 12:23 AM
Rob,

That's a great collection you've put together in such a short time. It's good to see you've caught the bug, collecting vintage can bring a lot of joy as you reminisce and look back on your own toys to add to the display.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 6, 2007, 12:29 AM
Looking really sharp Rob, coming along nicely.  :)

I've tracked down most of the figures I still needed to finish off my loose collection (4 to go)

Which 4 are you down too? Blue Snag, Vinyl Jawa, Luke Stormtrooper, Yak Face...

I've definitely re-caught the bug.

Yeah, vinty is the way to go, glad you caught the bug.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on August 6, 2007, 01:06 AM
Which 4 are you down too? Blue Snag, Vinyl Jawa, Luke Stormtrooper, Yak Face...

Thanks guys!

The four are Blue Snag, Luke Stormtrooper, Yak Face, and Pop-up Artoo (the one in there is a Droids one, and it has a repro saber).  After those, I'll probably try to get into the Droids line.

Rob,

That's a great collection you've put together in such a short time. It's good to see you've caught the bug, collecting vintage can bring a lot of joy as you reminisce and look back on your own toys to add to the display.

Cheers!


For the record, most of those loose figures were assembled slowly over the last 5 or 6 years - I bought most of them in college and got down to needing about 10 and then took a 3 or 4 year break.  In the last few months I've added 1977 Luke, Leia, Artoo... A-Wing Pilot, Han Carbonite and the Max Rebo band.  I've also upgraded a few that weren't up to the standard I'm trying to set, leaving four - 5 I guess if you count that VC Jawa - which I do want to get eventually.  I'd also like to pick up a Smiling Lando, turtle neck leia, brown hair luke, etc...  I've got a few more I'll upgrade, like Warok and the Death Star Droid.



Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 6, 2007, 12:09 PM
Very impressive Rob, and considering that it's vintage, what a bargain!

By the end of the year we'll be moved into a house and my parents are going to ship me all my vintage stuff...not sure if I'll get bit by the bug or not.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on August 7, 2007, 05:09 PM
Thanks!

My collecting habits have definitely changed this year.  I started getting into Gentle Giant busts and Vintage a lot more.

The problem is that I'm still buying assloads of modern stuff.  Hopefully that will slow down.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on August 10, 2007, 12:16 AM
Rob, awesome stuff and sounds like some great deals.  Very nicely done overall. 

I'm not to the point of stopping modern, but I think I'm going to drift back to OT/CW only and see what the new shows bring. 

For vintage, I'd like to pick up the Droids unmade figures but even as customs they command a mean price too.  I'm also thinking of trying for one of every vintage figure on a card.  I was going trilogo but it went crazy about a year after I started buying them, so too pricey now.  Plus I'm too cheap to finish out the 12-backs. 

I also need to wrap up the beasts and the mini-rigs, but I'm trying for those complete, preferably sealed but definitely with box and inserts. 

I think I've also lost my mind and I'm about to go into vintage Indiana Jones figures too :-X
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on August 10, 2007, 07:32 PM
Thanks Brent.

I'm leaning the same way - but I haven't stopped my modern leanings yet.  I'm just buying too much. :)

I'm definitely getting into these baggie figures.  I decided to hold off on starting to collect carded vintage - expensive as hell and I'm too worried I'll spend a fortune and 10 years from now the glue will be so worn that bubbles will start falling off.   
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on August 11, 2007, 12:31 AM

I'm definitely getting into these baggie figures.  I decided to hold off on starting to collect carded vintage - expensive as hell and I'm too worried I'll spend a fortune and 10 years from now the glue will be so worn that bubbles will start falling off.   

Oh you mean like my really nice 21-back Power Droid :'(  Really nice card with very few flaws, clear bubble, nice colors but now the bubble is bouncing around in the star case?  That kind of thing?  Did I use this yet? :'(

My concerns with vintage carded are like that too, but more with price dropping out of the sky within 10 years.  You know, drop $250 on a 12 back stormtrooper today, retire in 15 years, decide to move to Maui and go to sell it only to get back $60.  I really do think the market is too high and entirely driven by baby boomers with too much cash and not enough brains.  It's way too reminiscent of the early days of McFarlane sportspicks.  Yeah, these are much more rare and vintage, but there were guys thinking they were funding their college educations with sportspicks.  Only problem is figures they dropped $450 on are now worth about $250.  That's not cool. 

Kinda the rationale I have for finishing a vinty collection of each figure, but cardback type not really mattering so much.  92 figures and only one guaranteed to be really expensive?  Kind of appealing. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on August 11, 2007, 02:01 AM
"Kinda the rationale I have for finishing a vinty collection of each figure, but cardback type not really mattering so much.  92 figures and only one guaranteed to be really expensive?  Kind of appealing. "

Definitely!  If I start collecting carded, I am not sweating which card back they are on at all.  Which one is the expensive one?  I haven't done much research when it comes to carded collecting and price.

Sorry to hear about that GONK.   :-[
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on August 11, 2007, 03:14 AM
Well, expensive is a relative term ;)

But Yakface was what came to mind.  You could find most of the rest for relatively less than $100.  Though now that I think of it, the POTF stuff would be nasty, so reset that to 17 figures that would be expensive.  Those were on trilogo too, but sometimes that's worse :-\

Geez, now that I think of it this wouldn't be such an inexpensive thing to do after all :-X
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on August 11, 2007, 08:49 AM
I actually thought about doing this and actually started looking. It pretty much confirmed i wont be doing a carded set. I really believe the prices are too high right now. I really didnt care which card the figure was on either but even ROTJ carded figures i was watching went for insane prices. I need to find soemthing else to go with.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on August 16, 2007, 02:34 AM
These Baggie figures are fun.

In the last 3 weeks or so I've picked up:


And I'm hopefully buying Chirpa, Rebel Commando, and Bespin Han from a local gun on Friday.  And hopefully they're all real.  :-\
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob L on August 16, 2007, 10:24 AM
My latest 2, a perfect Palitoy 65C free from any nasty yellowing, and a Tri Imperial Diginitary with a decent bubble for a trilogo.  It always makes me laugh when I see the £1.59 price sticker on the last 17: if only I'd known at the time  ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/DSCF0554.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 16, 2007, 07:35 PM
Very nice figures, thay look sharp Rob.  8)

I received this in the mail yesterday, Han Solo Hoth with moulded legs variation .  8)

Some paint loss & the holster is split at the top but better than nothing.  :P

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/SideShow%20Greivous%20Statue/HanHothMouldedLegsVariation.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on August 18, 2007, 01:47 AM
I'm new to that one Dale - what's different about it?  And how rare is it?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 18, 2007, 09:56 AM
The legs are moulded in tan plastic, not painted. I have been after one for a long time, not many pop up but when they do you are looking to pay $70. depending on the condition. I have seen the odd ones go for around the $200. range.

Han Solo Hoth Outfit (http://www.rebelscum.com/VINtHanhoth.asp)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: David on August 18, 2007, 09:04 PM
My Weequay came...

Very nice condition, with weapon.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on August 19, 2007, 03:01 PM
Dale, nice score on the molded leg Hoth Han. Since it's become apparent that this variant may be more readily available than previously thought I have started to slowly look for one. I went through about 20 in a bucket yesterday at a local vintage shop, thought I found one but my eyes were deceiving me.  :-\

I did get some nice pickups though at the shop for just a few bucks total...

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/newvintage0818.jpg)

Though hard to tell from the pic, the SW-78 C-3PO is absolutely GOLDEN. I've never seen such a sample in this or any other type of toy shop, had to get it. The Obi-Wan is the white-hair variant which marks another variant completed, though he doesn't have his saber.  :( And the Lando is an upgrade for my collection display. Previously, my childhood Lando stood in for the "w/ teeth" variant but I've been looking to get a better looking figure for that display. The childhood Lando has now moved into my Creature Cantina where many of my childhood figures are on display.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 28, 2007, 07:45 PM
I just got this Plush Ewoks 24 Tag Proof Sheet (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270149035065&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=017) in the mail today, I'm very happy with the price.  :)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/SideShow%20Greivous%20Statue/EwoksPlushTagProofSheet.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 30, 2007, 04:18 AM
That is definitely a unique piece.  Nice find!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DarkKnight2k4 on August 30, 2007, 08:58 AM
Very Unique... congrats...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: David on September 6, 2007, 08:11 PM
I got two loose figures in the mail today from an eBay order: C9 Hoth Leia and C9.5 Logray. I'm very happy with them, and the price was really decent.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 7, 2007, 10:06 PM
Just received my end of a trade which contained:

A B-wing,
Hoth Playset (the cardboard At-At one,)
2 different ESB figure cases,
a replacement top level for my Death Star,
a Stormtrooper Luke Blaster and
a Endor Han Blaster.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 9, 2007, 02:55 PM
Some very nice acquisitions guys, nice stuff.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: David on September 16, 2007, 11:16 AM
I picked up a very nice Han w/Trenchcoat (along with my first Kubrick, also a Han!  ;D) at a local toy store yesterday for a great price. He's missing his blaster, though.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on September 25, 2007, 07:12 AM
I hadn't planned on purchasing anything as it's been a while since I've spent more than $5 on any SW item and I had the cash earmarked for another softball bat.  However, I came across these auctions and the 79 back Endor Han was still really low and it's been a bit elusive so I took a stab at it.  The other, although the bubble is torn, was still a good price and it will fill in nicely in my Han focus.  I'm not real particular about some pieces as long as they are original and displayable.

(http://i12.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/b6/ee/24ac_1.JPG)

65 back ROTJ Han
(http://i8.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/b8/1c/4846_12.JPG)

The tear:
(http://i2.ebayimg.com/03/i/000/b8/1c/4933_12.JPG)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on October 2, 2007, 11:15 PM
I don't have the figure yet, but the Hoth Han on the left is the one on it's way. 

(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL483/1153387/17111032/265188841.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 2, 2007, 11:37 PM
LOL! I have the Lando in that pic on the way plus the 3rd gen Weequay shown below.

(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL483/1153387/17111032/265189090.jpg)

Bootleg heaven!  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on October 3, 2007, 07:20 AM
If I had a bootleg focus, I would have grabbed as many of those figures as possible.   Those things look really nice and clean...for bootlegs.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 6, 2007, 09:20 AM
Wow, I've never seen bootleg pictures like that, very cool.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 6, 2007, 11:36 AM
I've never understood the fascination with collecting bootlegs, but those look pretty cool!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: David on October 6, 2007, 03:11 PM
I went to the flea market today.

I found someone who was selling a ton of vintage weapons, so I got two to complete my Trenchcoat Han and my Bossk.

I also got this:

(http://www.d2i.net/novel/c3po.jpg)

It was a very good price and still sealed, so I grabbed it. Can anyone tell me what it is?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 6, 2007, 03:52 PM
Looks like C-3PO with removable limbs (http://www.rebelscum.com/VINtC3POlimbs.asp).
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on October 6, 2007, 04:32 PM
I don't have the figure yet, but the Hoth Han on the left is the one on it's way. 

(http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL483/1153387/17111032/265188841.jpg)

These are awesome!  Did this come from Evilbay?  I must get one of those biker scouts!

On a side note, I have a few vintage capes and weapons missing from my collection.  Anyone know of a good authentic or maybe even repro seller?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 6, 2007, 04:43 PM
They are from a member (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=2839172&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#2839172) on RS, looks like he still has them.

As for weapons, maybe try The Earth (http://www.theearthtoymall.com/star-wars-action-figures-accessories.html) or check the vintage classifieds at RS, I have seem the odd members with stuff for sale.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on October 6, 2007, 10:21 PM
They are from a member (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=2839172&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1#2839172) on RS, looks like he still has them.

As for weapons, maybe try The Earth (http://www.theearthtoymall.com/star-wars-action-figures-accessories.html) or check the vintage classifieds at RS, I have seem the odd members with stuff for sale.

Thanks!  I'm going to see if I can pick up a few...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 12, 2007, 09:03 PM
A big haul from the postman today.  ;D   8)

To start things off, I finally found a MISB Endor Forest Ranger.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/MISBEndorForestRangerFront.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/MISBEndorForestRangerBack.jpg)

This will go well with my Endor Forest Ranger proof I aquired awhile back.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/EndorForestRangerROTJProof.jpg)

Next up is what appears to be a prototype unpainted first shot of the TaunTaun.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/StarWarsPrototypeFirstShotTaunTaunL.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/StarWarsPrototypeFirstShotTaunTa-1.jpg)

You can see the limbs are darker grey than the rest of the body in this pic.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/StarWarsPrototypeFirstShotTaunTaunS.jpg)

I have been after a few Kenner store display's since I picked up my diecast display bin header back in 2004.

Kenner Diecast Display Bin Header.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/SW%20Die%20Cast%20Display%20Header.jpg)

So today, I am pleased to receive these 2 grail pieces to add to my collection.

Kenner 12 Back Display Header, a little rough but better than nothing.  ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/StarWars12ActionFigureDisplayHeader.jpg)

Collect All 21 Bell: Hanger Display. Damn cherry!  :o   8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/StarWarsActionFiguresCollectAll21Di.jpg)

Man, I have got to get those framed for display.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 13, 2007, 02:05 AM
That 21 Bell would look amazing framed, what a great idea.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on October 13, 2007, 05:58 PM
Dale,

Congrats on the pickups, the bell is super sweet. From the sounds of it, you don't seem completely sure on the status of the Taun-Taun, did you happen by it labelled as something else?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 13, 2007, 07:27 PM
The TaunTaun was only labeled a prototype that was originally purchased from The Earth Collectible Toy Mall, no idea when. I talked to Gus & he mentioned that this is likely a unpainted first shot. Was thinking of getting ahold of The Earth for any background info on this piece.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 13, 2007, 09:50 PM
Nice pieces Dale!  I've always liked the minirigs and the displays are nice.

I am curious about theauthenticity of vintage prototypes....seems to me that stuff could be easy to fake, but I've never tried to get anything like that for my collection!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on October 15, 2007, 08:16 AM
Picked up a Yoda with "green" snake.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 22, 2007, 08:10 PM
Nice pick up on the Yoda.  8)

Another item arrived today & in tip top shape, a Japanese Takara Diecast Landspeeder.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/JapaneseTakaraDiecastLandspeeder.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 23, 2007, 01:14 AM
Wow, amazing condition.

I just love the Japanese packaging.  I'd love to pick up some pieces myself.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on October 23, 2007, 05:19 PM
wow... i have never seen one of those before.

andrew "mususa" used to use that googly eyed native from that package as his avatar.  i had no idea it was sort of star wars related.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 23, 2007, 08:19 PM
I seen this diecast on the bay long ago but the price was to much, now with the Canadian dollar doing good against the US dollar I jumped on this & the auction was late in the evening so got it at a fair price.  ;D

Another neat item I received today, a countertop store display bin with backer cards with a sealed package of SW collecting stamps. I remember back in the day picking up this stamp set & Woodwards, it comes with other space stamps but I don't remember seeing a store display.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/VintageStarWarsCounterStampDisplayS.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JedioftheNorth on October 23, 2007, 08:53 PM
Dale that landspeeder kicks a$$ nice pick up.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth1 on October 24, 2007, 07:29 PM
Yha Dale I am jelious of that landspeeder, I don't have that one yet and as you know I have a little landspeeder focus.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 24, 2007, 08:11 PM
Yes, the Landspeeder focus. Gotta see what ya got now b'y, hell I'm taking like a newfie.  :D

Did you see this (http://www.theearthtoymall.com/lainsecamabo.html) at "The Earth" b'y.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth1 on October 24, 2007, 08:55 PM
I actually didn't but I do have a sealed one packed away, I may have to think about grabbing that one to display along side of it
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on October 24, 2007, 09:38 PM
My 2 latest purchases:

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/sidegunner.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on October 25, 2007, 07:20 PM
Nice Dan, I still don't have the Droids vehicles. 

Been a while since I posted anything, so....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/PA250049.jpg)

Got this two pack (above) for $15 shipped.  It was an item that didn't sell and had a crappy picture and description on ebay.  Sadly, it was beat before and the seller sent it in a bubble mailer :o  Still, I liked the 2-packs and wasn't about to pay top dollar, so I still have a beat up piece of history. 

In my ongoing quest for the $1200 for 12 - 12-backs I continue to stay on target price-wise:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/PA250048.jpg)

The Jawa has a pretty substantial bubble ding along the top, but it's not cracked and the seal is intact all the way around.  Part of my $1200 total means I obviously have to allow for some degree of damage to the pieces, though this still displays quite nicely.  The Jawa was $96.

Below was another piece that I picked up.  No one else bid on this piece at all.  Price: $100.  It is in very nice shape. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/PA250047.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on October 25, 2007, 07:29 PM
i hadn't heard that you had that goal.   my goal for years has been to get the 1st 79 (and a few potf) for under $50 each.  i thought i would never find an acceptable Luke farmboy.  the only 12 backs i got with that goal are an R2 with no pop, a bent stormtrooper and a partially resealed DSC.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on October 25, 2007, 07:51 PM
Well, it's sort of an unrealistic goal for the most part but it's my target.  I don't honestly expect to get the likes of Vader, Stormtrooper, Han for $100 or less each, but I'll try. 

And I do have conditions on the card/bubble condition I'll accept.  POP has to be there, bubble has to be sealed.  The piece can have creases but no breaks in the ink.  My C-3PO has a diagonal crease that's pretty obvious and my Leia has four pin holes, one in each corner but is otherwise fine and since it cost only $50, I'll live with those four holes.  I'd prefer things to be like the Death Squad Commander obviously, but you don't get that very often.  It lies flat, has no real creases, the bubble is tight and clear - AFA 75-80 I'd guess. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 25, 2007, 08:25 PM
Nice Droids Side Gunner Dan, it it sealed?

Nice to have the ROTJ 2 pack Brent, mines beat up but it was not sent in a bubble envelope. You can see where the sticker tear is & it was marked in with a black marker.  ::)  Also the card has a fold where the top bubble is attached, still nice to have at a cheap price tho.  ;)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/ROTJ2Pack.jpg)

Dang Brent, that Death Squad Commander  looks cherry. Nice grab & the Jawa looks sweet.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on October 26, 2007, 08:35 AM
Hey Brent, very nice. I didnt know you had that goal either. Very cool. Good luck. I still toy with going for a carded collection.

As for the Side Gunner, i was told it was sealed when i bought it, but. It doesnt look used at all though, seems more like it was opened, looked at and put back. Next up with be the ATL, but the A-wing isnt going to be easy. I always told myself if i buy the POTF or Droids vehicles i want the boxes becuase i enjoy the art.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on November 10, 2007, 12:47 AM
Just a few original animation cels I picked up from the Droids & Ewoks cartoons.  8)

Droids C-3PO.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%20Series%206/DroidsCelC-3PO1.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%20Series%206/DroidsCelC-3PO2.jpg)

Ewoks Latara.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%20Series%206/EwoksCelLatara.jpg)

Ewoks Wicket.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%20Series%206/EwoksCelWicket.jpg)

Ewoks Wicket, Kneesaa & Teebo.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%20Series%206/EwoksWicketKneesaaTeebo.jpg)

Ewoks Logray.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Kubricks%20Series%206/EwoksCelLogray.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on November 11, 2007, 11:07 PM
Dale, cool pick up on the animation cells.  They look really sharp, do you plan to frame them?

I got pretty excited yesterday for a new piece I got, a POTF Romba on a beater card. I was able to get the price down to $35, what you expect to pay for a loose Romba nowadays. The bubble was crushed and had plastic degradation (which wound up eating a bit of paint off the figure's belt) and the card was cracked and bent pretty badly. So I had some fun and for the first time in almost 20 years, I purposely opened a vintage carded figure....

Romba as purchased:
(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/colroom/potfromba1.jpg)

After Romba's liberation from his plastic prison:
(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/colroom/potfromba2.jpg)

My apologies to those who don't like to see carded figures opened, but this guy was not in a good enough condition to keep carded. The figure retained the new figure smell I remembered as a kid, it was an exciting time yesterday. :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on November 12, 2007, 02:57 AM
Once my collection room is done I may have the cel's framed. Will have to see how much room I have on the wall.

Yeah, that carded Romba is pretty beat up so freeing him is not a biggie. A loose Romba with coin will go for around $50. & no coin for around $28.-$40. Getting him with a real spear is the chore tho. I say ya done good at that price & getting a minty fig.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: AndyG on November 12, 2007, 05:46 AM
Did the same thing with a Romba myself earlier this year as I wanted to upgrade and wanted a real spear.

I was lucky though as it only cost me $22 and the seller charged me $8 shipping to the UK, so $30 all in  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on November 12, 2007, 02:41 PM
My new vehicle arrived today, a Canadian boxed La Guerre Des Etoiles Twin-Pod Cloud Car.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/LaGuerredestoilesCloudCarBox.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/LaGuerredestoilesCloudCarLoose.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on November 12, 2007, 05:38 PM
Yeah getting a minty figure with definitively real accessories was a part of the excitement I had. Maybe I'll be able to do this again in the future, then again the figures I need left cost $100 a pop loose...

Nice score on the Cloud Car Dale. I remember when the US Kenner boxed vehicle was going for $20 or so on eBay and I kept passing (I have the vehicle, but need the box) as I figure I'd get it later. Now I'm seeing them going up in price to around $50 or more. Same pattern is developing with other boxed items from what I can tell.  :-\
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on November 18, 2007, 03:59 PM
Not vintage but pretty cool. SW Starbles from 1997, I'm sure Scott Bradley knows more.  ;)  ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/StarWarsStarblesFront1.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/StarWarsStarblesBack.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Desfiy on November 28, 2007, 12:36 PM
Love the figures guys and good scores, my fav however has to be the Tins, I think they held sweets at one time I could be wrong, but I like these and eventually want to add a set to my collection.

As well as finish off my pez set.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on December 11, 2007, 09:53 AM
Picked up my newest figure yesterday in the mail.  Got an Endor Han in a Hong Kong baggie.  I'm now working on getting one of each Han in a baggie.  That's the newest part of my Han focus...nice because for the most part, it's a cheaper than getting carded figures.  I'm not going for bagged variations, just one of each.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 11, 2007, 07:37 PM
Sweet stuff, keep up with the focus.  :)

I received this beauty n the mail today, a German YPS Snowtrooper.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/YPSSnowtrooper2.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/YPSSnowtrooper4.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/YPSSnowtrooper3.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/YPSSnowtrooper1.jpg)

Notice the copyright/COO on the back of the leg & that the cape has 2 holes instead of slits.

More on this can been found in the link below.

German YPS Snowtrooper and Comic (http://www.kennersuperpowers.com/snowtrooper/germanypssnowtrooper.html)

Looks a bit yellow from the lighting but this guy is pretty white, just needs a bit of cleaning plus I need to find the other gun & I'm all set.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 17, 2007, 09:47 PM
I got this in the mail today just intime for the holidays.  ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/ChristmasInTheStarsCD.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on December 19, 2007, 11:53 PM
I picked up a sealed Droids ATL Interceptor. Just the A-wing left to be done with the Droids line. I'll try to get some pictures up tomorrow.

EDIT-----

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/atl.jpg)

The tape looks legit, so it is still sealed.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on December 29, 2007, 06:20 PM
So a friend of mine gave me a box of vintage figures over the holiday and in it was a Gray Beard Obi-Wan.  I was pretty sure that I had the White Hair Version, but I'm not really sure.  Here's a picture of what I now have (I know it's a bad picture):

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/obi-wan_beard.jpg)

The heads are clearly different, the one I'm considering gray (left) has less detail and smoother plastic, it's shinier - the hair is definitely more gray.  The other one is definitely lighter but I'd hesitate to call it white, and it has more detail.  The eyes are very different too.  But the shades of Gray vs. White aren't as distinct as I figured they would be.

So can anyone tell me if this picture represents one of each?  Or do I have two of the same thing?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on December 29, 2007, 06:21 PM
And here are the rest of the figures he gave me.

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/find_0002.jpg)

  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/find_0001.jpg)

Most of it is in very good condition, and there are a few items I can use for my own collection - the gray beard obi-wan (hopefully), the Scout Trooper and Royal Guard.  I'll also probably keep this Vader and get rid of mine.  This Threepio might be in better shape then mine too.

So anyway, it's not the biggest haul in the world - but it's another pile of figures found in an attic and back into circulation. :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 30, 2007, 12:05 AM
Nice stuff Rob.  I'm fairly certain you have one Grey and one White haired Obi-Wan there.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 30, 2007, 12:16 AM
Here's shot of my 2 Ben's Rob. White on the left & grey on the right.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/SideShow%20Greivous%20Statue/WhiteGreyHairBen1.jpg)

One thing I did find taking the pics is the COO on both figs. The White version has "Hong Kong" & the grey version has "Made In Hong Kong.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/SideShow%20Greivous%20Statue/WhiteGreyHairBenCOO.jpg)

Pic from RS archive (http://www.rebelscum.com/VINtben.asp).

(http://www.rebelscum.com/vintage/vintagebencomp.jpg)

Nice score on the figs Rob.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on December 30, 2007, 01:56 AM
Thanks guys. :)

I'll check the stamps on the Bens tomorrow - but I'm thinking I have the right ones here too.

In the meantime, does anyone happen to have an extra Ackbar Staff?  I have the yellow version, this new one is the grayish/olive version, so I figure I'll complete it and add it to the shelves.  I'd also be in the market for a Biker Scout gun to go with this scout, and an Ugnaught case.

There's a pile of weapons here, but some are missing.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 30, 2007, 12:10 PM
Rob, have a looky at this link I found below.

Ben Kenobi Variations (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2008605050048389672LcMzmt)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on December 30, 2007, 04:52 PM
Thanks Dale.

The consensus with the RS members is that I have two slightly different versions of the Gray Hair version and that I should still be on the lookout for a super-white one.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JedioftheNorth on January 3, 2008, 05:11 PM
Just recieved my tri-logo Darth Vader on card in the mail today pretty sweet I'll post a pic later.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 4, 2008, 01:05 AM
Just recieved my tri-logo Darth Vader on card in the mail today pretty sweet I'll post a pic later.

Oooh, sweet. Can't wait to see!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 12, 2008, 11:19 PM
A few more original animation cels added from the Ewoks cartoons.  8)

Ewoks Kneesaa.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/EwoksKneesaa.jpg)

Ewoks Kneesaa & Teebo.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/EwoksKneesaaTeebo.jpg)

Ewoks Wicket & Teebo.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/EwoksWicketTeebo.jpg)

Ewoks Logray, Thanks Chris.  :)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/EwoksLogray2.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on January 22, 2008, 08:48 PM
No problem Dale.  Glad I could help you out.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on January 24, 2008, 01:30 PM
Well, day before yesterday a Han Hoth in a Kenner baggies showed up at the house.  Looks awesome.  I was planning to get one of each basic Han in a baggie for this year.  I was able to accomplish that this month. I got Han Hoth (arrived), original Han and Bespin Han in the past week.  Two of them in one transaction.  I've already got an Endor Han.  So I'm stoked about this.  I'll get some pics eventually of the ongoing focus, looks pretty good in my IKEA cases.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on January 25, 2008, 10:38 PM
Congrats!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on January 26, 2008, 01:35 PM
I have been wanting this one for a long time now. I guess this means i have to get the other 3.  ;)  :o

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/takarachewbacca.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 26, 2008, 02:29 PM
Nice grabs Chris, looking forward to the pics.  8)

That is a sweet Takara Chewy Dan, congrats.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on February 6, 2008, 05:09 PM
Thanks!  ;D


I mentioned a long time ago i wanted to pick up American versions of the 3 carded Canadian Droids figures i have. I love the artwork from the Droids and Ewoks and figure to go all the way. This one just came in the mail today.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/thall.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 6, 2008, 09:42 PM
Nice piece....something tells me you disn't get it for the sticker price.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 6, 2008, 11:11 PM
I have been wanting this one for a long time now. I guess this means i have to get the other 3.  ;)  :o

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/takarachewbacca.jpg)

Woah, somehow I missed this.  That's an awesome figure you got Dan!

Someday I'll have a Takara Vader, but it's going to be a while yet...  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on February 6, 2008, 11:32 PM
Okay, here you go for the pic of the new baggie figures.  Eventually I'm going to get all my Han focus uploaded and linked so you guys can see what I've been assembling over the past few years.

(http://threads.rebelscum.com/photogallery/data/500/medium/DSCI0087.JPG)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 6, 2008, 11:38 PM
I'm looking forward to it, I really enjoy focus collection pictures.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on February 7, 2008, 06:46 PM
And here is #2. I didnt even realized it was unpunched when i bought it.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/jord.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 7, 2008, 08:04 PM
Nice Droids figs Dan, I too love the artwork for them, very appealing.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on February 7, 2008, 08:25 PM
Thanks, I think my Jann Tosh is on a Canadian card too. So i still need to get him, but then i will have a complete American carded set and a couple of extra canadian ones. I think i need to get a Glasslite one too for that artwork.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on February 14, 2008, 08:56 AM
(http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8112/dscf0045sc6.jpg)

The Han Solo you see there is on it's way to me as we speak.  Got a great price on it.  The one below was an auction I was keeping an eye on, but never got any word back from the seller about the feet and I wanted pics.  John A Graham over at RS posted that he had won it and I had mentioned that I had been eyeballing the piece but never put in a bid because the seller never contacted me.  He won it for a whopping $5...and guess what shows up at my house on Friday...that very figure.  So, no matter what issues many have with the powers that be at RS, many of the members are top notch in my book.

In addition to the two figures mentioned above, I've also got an unpainted micro bending/shooting Han from the Hoth set.  Lego Rob hooked me up with the piece.  Now I've got two unpainted Hans to go and I'll have a complete unpainted micro run of Han.  I think that's all I've got going on for now.  I've got a couple of other deals I'm working, but I've also got all my wife's medical bills from her DNC coming due, so the belt is having to be squeezed for a couple of months until that's handled.  That said, I've gotten a steal of deals the past two months from several RS members on stuff for my collection.

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-7/271732/55e6_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 14, 2008, 08:53 PM
Nice grab on the Han micro & boot & awesome score on the molded Han.  8)

Yeah, the RS vinty crowd are very close. Good people, good friends. Can't beat it!   ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on February 19, 2008, 08:24 PM
On my doorstep today and something I've wanted for a very long time for my Yoda focus.

32-back ESB Yoda - Unpunched
(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/vintage1.jpg)
(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/vintage2.jpg)

bubble has a crease and the card has a vein in it but otherwise flawless.  8)

My other unpunched vintage:
(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/vintage3.jpg)
(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/vintage4.jpg)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 19, 2008, 10:45 PM
Wow! Congrats on the Yoda, looks mighty fine. All unpunched, sweet!  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 20, 2008, 03:59 AM
Nice find Jayson!  Yoda is a great addition, and that display table is a very neat way to show him and the others off.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on February 23, 2008, 04:55 PM
this year so far i got a 12 back sand people, a 12 back jawa both about a C-8. and an AFA 80 Jord dusat and a AFA 85 Canadian Uncle gundy. in December i got a Leia endor POTF, a Canadian Jann tosh and a dulok scout also about a C-8+. Hell yes my wife is pissed. 10 more months left in the year.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 24, 2008, 03:39 PM
Nice finds.  Jayson, I really like how you display those vintage carded figures.  Very cool.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on February 26, 2008, 03:21 PM
Nice find Jayson!  Yoda is a great addition, and that display table is a very neat way to show him and the others off.

Nice finds.  Jayson, I really like how you display those vintage carded figures.  Very cool.

Thanks. I'd like to refinish the coffee table at some point with a black finish and new hardware, but for now it works and looks pretty good.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 1, 2008, 09:38 AM
Made my first "newly listed" BIN purchase on e-bay and scored some authentic Snowtrooper capes to re-cape some of the capeless troopers I've acquired over the years.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 14, 2008, 09:51 PM
A couple of new loose figures in the mail today.

Lili Ledy Short Mouth Biker Scout.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/LiliLedyShortMouthBikerScout.jpg)

Squidhead w/Orange Cape.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/SquidHeadOrangeCape.jpg)

I have been told that the Squidhead is 100 % authentic & guaranteed. I'll be showing it to the guys at the toy show at months end for some thoughts. I may send this to the AFA which I really hate but...  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Desfiy on March 16, 2008, 04:38 PM
My little collection which I have just started to put together (I would say they range from C7.5 to C9).

Without any further ado here they are.
(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb236/CIMTER/STAR%20WARS%20VINTAGE/100_1708.jpg)

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb236/CIMTER/STAR%20WARS%20VINTAGE/100_1709.jpg)

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb236/CIMTER/STAR%20WARS%20VINTAGE/100_1710.jpg)

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb236/CIMTER/STAR%20WARS%20VINTAGE/100_1711.jpg)

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb236/CIMTER/STAR%20WARS%20VINTAGE/100_1713.jpg)

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb236/CIMTER/STAR%20WARS%20VINTAGE/100_1712.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 16, 2008, 05:37 PM
Those look great, R2 looks very bright. Keep up the collection.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Desfiy on March 16, 2008, 05:53 PM
Thanks DSJ, I have no clue about these Vintage Figures other than I played with them when I was a kid, I loved them and I thought I would start a collection of them again, its always going to be loose figures I collect, I cant afford the MOC Figures I would love to be able to but alas I know my budget, and the Wifes Temper (She's a Red Head so I dont want to upset her, lol).

To be honest I wouldnt be able to grade them, I wouldnt know where to start, they look between C7.5 and C9, but dont ask me which is which, if anyone can help me, I would appreciate it, all of them have tight limbs (apart from the princess leia, however I have another 14 figures waiting in England for me, and one of those is a C9 Princess Leia Organa).
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Desfiy on March 17, 2008, 03:35 PM
Just got these in the Mail today.

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb236/CIMTER/STAR%20WARS%20VINTAGE/100_1771.jpg)

(http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb236/CIMTER/STAR%20WARS%20VINTAGE/100_1770.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on March 18, 2008, 06:00 PM
Nice.  Those are all clean and crisp looking figures.  When I was working on my loose set of figs, the hardest one I found to find that was nice and neat was the Death Star Droid, followed by C-3PO.  For whatever reason, the limbs on those figures got loose quickly and were easy to chip.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 18, 2008, 07:47 PM
Great looking figures Desify!

The R2 and R5 look great...the decals on mine are a bit worn due to years of play!  :D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Desfiy on March 18, 2008, 11:15 PM
Thank you for the compliments gentlemen I have just won a C9 Turtleneck Bespin Princess Leia this afternoon, unfortunately the Cloak is wrecked but she does have her pistol.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on April 6, 2008, 06:10 PM
I was helping my buddy move today and we found this with his stuff. he gave it to me for helping. It pretty beat up but hey it was free  ;D

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/emperor.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 6, 2008, 07:33 PM
Not bad for a moc emperor...the price was definitely right!  Nice score.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 6, 2008, 07:55 PM
Very nice, great score for helping out.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 8, 2008, 07:29 PM
A nice little addition to my bootlegs, a Polish unused cardback. As seen is this link on A Guide to Polish Bootleg Star Wars Figures (http://www.starwarsy.pl/opowiadania/podroby_eng.htm), this cardback was used for containing weapons from my understanding. Man, this cardback is in awesome condition.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/PolishBootlegCardbackforWeapons.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on April 8, 2008, 11:33 PM
Just won this beauty on ebay:

(http://i24.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/e3/ea/b6c1_1.JPG)

It's also my first vintage MOC figure, and probably my only one for a very long time. It's a little more expensive that the going rate on these, but I wanted one without any special offer stickers on it.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JedioftheNorth on April 8, 2008, 11:33 PM
Nice pick up for the bootleg collection.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on April 9, 2008, 11:50 PM
Just won this beauty on ebay:

(http://i24.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/e3/ea/b6c1_1.JPG)

that is a good 1st carded figure.   brian's toys had the vader/luke jedi combo for sale many years ago.  i thought i would just get those 2 and be happy.  i can't believe how wrong i was and how easily i got sucked in.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on April 10, 2008, 12:08 AM
I now see how addictive these are. I just paid for that Luke, and now I'm browsing for a Chewbacca on the 2nd Jedi card.  ::)   :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: iFett on April 10, 2008, 12:56 AM
I now see how addictive these are.

I don't even want to go there.   ::)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 10, 2008, 06:43 PM
Oh yes you do.   ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 12, 2008, 05:52 PM
Some stuff I picked up at the local antique show.

Black Bespin Guard, Han Hoth & Tusken Raider.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/BespinGuardHanHothTuskenRaider.jpg)

Canadian ROTJ Rancor Keeper.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CanadianRancorKeeper.jpg)

Canadian ROTJ Klaatu Skiff Guard.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CanadianKlaatuSkiffGuard-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 12, 2008, 07:00 PM
Nice score Dale...set you back much?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 13, 2008, 02:37 AM
Pretty cool that you were able to find a couple Canadian cards.  Sometimes I dream of a carded collection in all it's bilingual glory.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 13, 2008, 11:08 AM
Nice stuff Dale. What's my latest vintage acquisition? It would probably be a couple of Leia and jawa guns. I'm trying to give all of my vintage figures their accessories back. Does anyone have a good source for cheap vintage accessories?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on April 13, 2008, 02:18 PM
Nice stuff Dale! I always like seeing those clearance price stickers on them so I can appreciate the irony of paying big bucks for something that could hardly be given away twenty years ago.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 13, 2008, 04:45 PM
Thanks guys, I'm pretty happy with them.  :)

Nice score Dale...set you back much?

Nope, gotta haggle at these shows.  ;)

Pretty cool that you were able to find a couple Canadian cards.  Sometimes I dream of a carded collection in all it's bilingual glory.

Yepper, that would be a life long dream & lot's of bucks I'm afraid.  :-\

Nice stuff Dale! I always like seeing those clearance price stickers on them so I can appreciate the irony of paying big bucks for something that could hardly be given away twenty years ago.  :)

Yeah, quite something seeing those price tags for back then & for me, seeing the Top in Toys sticker. Toy stores of last century past, them were the days long gone.  :'(
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 21, 2008, 05:54 PM
A few items I picked up at the toy show Sunday from my good friend Luis who is in town.  :)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/LiliLedyStormtrooperHanBespin.jpg)

Lili Ledy Stormtrooper & Han Bespin.


This is a really cool item, some kind of bootleg Stormtrooper blaster from the sounds of it.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/StarWarsBootlegBlaster.jpg)

It's a fair size so not sure what this came with or where it came from. Pretty big next to the Lili Ledy figs. If anyone has any info on this piece, PLMK.  :)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/LiliLedyStormtrooperHanBespinBootle.jpg)

Last up something I was waiting for in the mail. Not 1 but 2 Dunkin Wicket's from Panrico Snack Cakes Spain.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/DunkinPanricoSnackCakesSpainWickets.jpg)

A little bigger & more plastic than the Dulok Shaman I picked up at CIV. 

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/DunkinPanricoSnackCakesSpainDulokSh.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on April 21, 2008, 06:30 PM
Pretty cool that you were able to find a couple Canadian cards.  Sometimes I dream of a carded collection in all it's bilingual glory.

Quote
Yepper, that would be a life long dream & lot's of bucks I'm afraid.  :-\

if you just wanted a couple though, the klattu skiff and nikto are usually available for pretty cheap.   i have always wanted at least one GDE, but those are just way too expensive.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on April 22, 2008, 09:02 AM
Pretty figs Dale.  Very, very nice looking indeed.

How much are you selling that Han for? :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 22, 2008, 02:34 PM
I've got some vinty additions to my collection thanks to the Edmonton Collectible Toy and Comic Show I attended this weekend (same show that Dale was at - I can't believe how it's grown in the 2 years since I was there last time!)


I grabbed a couple mini-rigs and the Imperial Trooper Transporter for $20 total - they're in great shape and the Transporter is only missing a couple "clamps".  The R5-D4 was $15 and his sticker is in pretty nice shape.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/EdToyShow2008/P1010090-800x600.JPG)


Canadian SW 20B (http://web.ncf.ca/cn333/swfigs.htm#20) cardback:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/EdToyShow2008/P1010091-800x600.JPG)


Canadian ESB 32B (http://web.ncf.ca/cn333/esbfigs.htm#32) cardback:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/EdToyShow2008/P1010094-800x600.JPG)


Canadian 77-back B-Wing Pilot:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/EdToyShow2008/P1010097-800x600.JPG)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JedioftheNorth on April 22, 2008, 02:49 PM
Picked up the following at the Edmonton Toy show this past weekend:

- Loose Complete Stormtrooper
- Loose R2-D2 with nice stickers still loads of color on them.
- ROTJ R2-D2 with Sensorscope MOC
- ROTJ Snowtrooper with Anakin offer MOC

Looking to pick up some more vintage this weekend at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo but not sure how many vintage dealers will be there but that's the thrill of the hunt.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 22, 2008, 05:59 PM
Jesse, I think that troop transport is complete.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 22, 2008, 06:09 PM
Yeah, finding figs with goods stickers is hard, glad ya found some & great pick ups guys.  :)

Jesse, here's a link for the Imperial Troop Transporter (http://www.12back.com/vehicles/transport.php3), I recall mentioning that it makes sounds but I think the guts/electronics are gone. Let us know.

Pretty figs Dale.  Very, very nice looking indeed.

How much are you selling that Han for? :)

Thanks Chris, the limbs are great on those two & Han just has a bit of paint loss on the hair. Sell, nope. Hanging on to him for awhile.  :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 23, 2008, 12:45 AM
There were two versions of the Troop Transport, one with electronics and one without. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 23, 2008, 01:09 AM
Well wadda ya know, no wonder it was strange to me. I have the electronics version.

Found some info on the archive:  Imperial Troop Transporter (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=39611)

Thanks for the info Matt.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 23, 2008, 01:19 AM
"In 1980, a modified version of this vehicle was offered exclusively through Sears. Although often referred to as the "Imperial Troop Transport (non-talking)", the vehicle's actual title was Imperial Cruiser. The main difference in the newer version of the Transport was the lack of the talking feature." - 12back.com

Thanks for the info guys, I had no idea there were two versions, so technically I have the Imperial Cruiser since it doesn't have the electronics.  I guess another way to tell them apart is based on the color of the buttons - the electronic Transporter has red buttons, the non-electronic Cruiser has black buttons.

Transporter pic from 12back.com:
(http://www.12back.com/vehicles/trans-top.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 24, 2008, 12:51 AM
Yeah, the battery cover on the one from sears was converted into a place to hold weapons.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 7, 2008, 07:33 PM
I received this puppy in the mail today, a Canadian Sears Shrink Wrapped ESB Dengar (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=42006) cardback with Dengar figure. Not the best cardback as it has the pop cut out & tearing on the lower left of the card but I'm pretty happy with it.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CanadianSearsShrinkWrappedEmpireStr.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 7, 2008, 09:13 PM
That is pretty awesome!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on May 7, 2008, 10:07 PM
I received this puppy in the mail today, a Canadian Sears Shrink Wrapped ESB Dengar (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=42006) cardback with Dengar figure. Not the best cardback as it has the pop cut out & tearing on the lower left of the card but I'm pretty happy with it.  8)

that is really neat... and maybe a sort of affordable way to own a really unique piece.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 8, 2008, 02:05 AM
Great find Dale.  Definitely a unique piece of history there.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on June 29, 2008, 06:13 PM
It's been a while since I made any vintage purchases and then yesterday I went to Wizard World here in Chicago. Started off with getting upgrades for 2 loose figures - AT-ST Driver and Nien Nunb. But then the spending went through the roof when I picked up this bad boy...

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/colroom/ATATWalker1.jpg)
(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/colroom/ATATWalker2.jpg)

I was waffling a bit on whether I wanted to buy it. The price was right and all that but I'm in the market for a home so I'm trying to curb my spending. Then I figured if I'm buying the BMF and AT-TE, I should easily be able to get a vintage AT-AT while I still have the green for it. I'm excited to have this new addition to the vintage collection and can't wait to finally get a new home so I can build a new collection room centered around the vintage.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on June 29, 2008, 06:55 PM
Very nice AT-AT, looks to be in very good shape & the box looks nice too. Congrats.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 29, 2008, 06:59 PM
Very nice find.  Do the electronics work?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on June 30, 2008, 02:24 AM
 you can always get the newer stuff later and maybe cheaper, but vintage stuff is hard to come by specially local. imagine if you would of had to get it shipped from eBay or another on-line store. you did the right thing. and to see it before you buy it is always a plus...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on June 30, 2008, 05:33 PM
thanks all!

you can always get the newer stuff later and maybe cheaper, but vintage stuff is hard to come by specially local. imagine if you would of had to get it shipped from eBay or another on-line store. you did the right thing. and to see it before you buy it is always a plus...

you're absolutely right, it's this line of thinking that convinced me to stop screwing around and buy the AT-AT.

matt: i haven't tested the electronics yet, I need to scrounge up some D cells. I'm hoping it works would be fun to play with.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 30, 2008, 07:25 PM
I always preferred the electronic chin guns on the vintage as opposed to the POTF2 AT-AT.  I need to get my vintage stuff out of my parents' house!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on July 1, 2008, 10:33 AM
That AT-AT looks fantastic.  Very, very nice pick up.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on July 6, 2008, 02:31 AM
Nice pick-up with the AT-AT there. I love how Kenner tried to cram as many cross-sells on the boxes as possible.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on July 6, 2008, 09:24 AM
I don't have the pic yet, but I picked up an unpainted micro Hoth Han.  I now just need an unpainted Han in shackles and unpainted Han on tauntaun to have a run off all the Han production micros, both painted and unpainted.  I've got a deal working to get the shackles figure, but I'm waiting for the seller to callme back.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on July 7, 2008, 01:09 PM
Just a tad over a year ago, I picked up the Uzay Darth Vader limbs on tree. Today in the mail, I received a complete Turkish Uzay Snowtrooper.  ;D  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/UZAYSnowtrooper.jpg)

Uzay Snowtrooper & Kenner Snowtrooper.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/UZAYSnowtrooperRegularSnowtrooper.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on July 7, 2008, 04:09 PM
Oooh, pretty.  Nice pick up Dale.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 9, 2008, 01:32 AM
That's a beauty Dale!  Fantastic.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on July 9, 2008, 02:22 AM
 Just got anakin, 8d8, pruneface, weequay, nien numb, b-wing pilot, and genaral madine. All  in Kenner baggies...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on July 14, 2008, 05:38 PM
Nice pick-up with the AT-AT there. I love how Kenner tried to cram as many cross-sells on the boxes as possible.  :)

That's always been my favorite part of the vintage packaging. By giving kids ideas on play patterns they easily can push more product.

Dale: great score on the UZAY Snowtrooper, the visor is just awesome on it.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 28, 2008, 09:09 AM
I picked this beauty up off the bay for $14.00, an ESB In-Store Play Disc LP/Vinyl 1980 unused.  ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/ESBStoreDisplayRecord.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/ESBStoreDisplayRecordLabel.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/ESBStoreDisplayRecordSticker.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on August 28, 2008, 02:38 PM
nice pick up on that record.I've never seen one of those before.  :)...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CookieeMonster on August 29, 2008, 01:59 PM
Sweet record, and a steal for 14.00 dollars.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 4, 2008, 04:43 PM
Not really SW but from the same era, this is a Canadian Sears Cryotron action figure case from 1981. This case is frickin' huge!  :o

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CryotronFigureCaseF.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CryotronFigureCaseT.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CryotronFigureCaseI.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CryotronFigureCaseO.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CryotronFigureCaseC.jpg)

You can read more about it in the Canadian Vintage Star Wars Resource (http://www.womprat.com/articles/cryotron.html) site.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 4, 2008, 10:15 PM
Very cool Dale!  I didn't have one of these when I was a kid, but I think one of my friends must have because it looks really familiar.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 5, 2008, 03:19 PM
Yeah, that figure case is quite something.  ;D

Another addition to my Dunkin focus, a blue Wicket to go with the others I have.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/DunkinWicketBlue.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/DunkinPanricoSnackCakesSpainDulokSh.jpg)

So that's 4 of these buggers now, just gotta hunt the rest of the characters down.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 8, 2008, 09:57 PM
Received this beauty in the mail today, an Ewoks Battle Wagon skull 1st. shot unpainted.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Ewok%20Battle%20Wagon/SkullFirstShotLeft.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Ewok%20Battle%20Wagon/SkullFirstShotRight.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on September 12, 2008, 05:29 PM
Dale, you've been rocking with the pickups lately - some very neat and obscure pieces. Do you focus on any particular type of vintage or just what you can get your hands on?

Cheers!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 13, 2008, 01:24 AM
I really don't have a focus, I just randomly pick up stuff from various lines that is eye candy to me.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 4, 2008, 04:13 PM
Received this beauty in the mail, a Polish Bootleg Deluxe AT-AT Driver.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/PolishBootlegDeluxeAT-ATDriver.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on October 4, 2008, 09:01 PM
That AT-AT Driver is pretty sweet.  I picked up a great condition 8" vintage Jawa via a guy on RS recently.  Still need to get some weapons, Obi-Wan, and R2, but I'm getting closer!  (Would also like to upgrade my Luke, Threepio, Stormtrooper, and Vader at some point.  ::)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 20, 2008, 02:59 PM
Just received this gorgeous beauty I got of the bay, I have been after this puppy for a few years. Nice thing about this set is it's MISB (old store stock), just a very small paper tear on the bottom of the box & minor shelf ware. Absolutely a stunning piece & I'm very happy to add this to my collection.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/EwokWoodlandWagonPreschool.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on October 20, 2008, 07:56 PM
Very awesome. I have been wanting to add the 3 preschool sets to my collection for a while. Great set!  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on October 20, 2008, 08:12 PM
That's a nice find Dale. i got one of those a few years back but is wrapped in cellophane. don't know if its factory or someone wanted to preseve it and took really good care of it.Its one of those items that people just look at and start to smile.anyway your collections is looking really good. when are we going to see a picture of all the vintage stuff.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 20, 2008, 11:25 PM
Congrats Dale - you're lucky to have found it in such pristine condition!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 21, 2008, 12:47 AM
Great find Dale.  It must be a great feeling getting that after searching for so long.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 21, 2008, 04:58 AM
Thanks guys, I was pretty stoked when I bin'd it. The seller also had a Famiy Hut MISB but I didn't have the funds for it so that one will come in time & I already have the Fire Cart. I just love the preschool stuff.  8)

when are we going to see a picture of all the vintage stuff.

Going to be awhile yet, I just bought my parents house that I have been living in for a couple of years & still so much stuff in the place. I have been going through my stuff that I have collected over the past 40 yrs & weeding it out, it'a mostly in my old bedroom which will be the collection display room when all said & done. Jesse stayed at my place for the toy show & has seen the room packed with boxes.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: EdSolo on October 21, 2008, 07:24 AM
That is a neat find.  I hadn't heard of vintage preschool stuff before.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on October 21, 2008, 06:05 PM
that is pretty cool. i had never even heard of it before either.

everyone else needs to start posting their acquistions... take some of the pressure off dale to keep this section alive.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: TerdVader on November 3, 2008, 10:55 PM
Just the other day I got a Boushh, Boba Fett, and IG88, with two old joes, for 1.04 on ebay. Shipped it was like $6, SO basically a little over a buck a figure. I was happy! ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on November 13, 2008, 12:48 PM
A nice little addition to my bootlegs, a Polish unused cardback. As seen is this link on A Guide to Polish Bootleg Star Wars Figures (http://www.starwarsy.pl/opowiadania/podroby_eng.htm), this cardback was used for containing weapons from my understanding. Man, this cardback is in awesome condition.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/PolishBootlegCardbackforWeapons.jpg)

I just added another Polish unused cardback to go with the one above. From my understanding in the link above, this was used for the figures. I think these 2 cardbacks would look nice framed together.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/PolishBackerCardBootleg.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 14, 2008, 03:21 AM
I think these 2 cardbacks would look nice framed together.  8)

Absolutely!  They would look fantastic on the wall together.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Brian on December 9, 2008, 03:56 PM
Nothing fantastic like many of you are now searching for, but I'm still (slowly) working on completing a loose/complete vintage collectiong (and replacing my well worn childhood figures).  Anyways, in the past month or so, I've picked up the following via ebay:

Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot)
R2-D2
Princess Leia (Hoth)
2-1B

For the most part, I think I'll try to go by each movie line to focus in on what I'm looking for a bit.  I bit on the Hoth Leia and 2-1B because the prices were low and I was already buying the Luke X-Wing figure from the same seller.  Otherwise, I'm trying to finish the original Star Wars (ANH) figures first, then moving onto the ESB ones I'm still missing.  Anyways, like I said, not outstanding purchases by any means, but I just thought I'd share.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 9, 2008, 04:22 PM
Hell...they're still some nice additions to an ambitious project Brian.  Congrats!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Brian on December 9, 2008, 04:28 PM
Hell...they're still some nice additions to an ambitious project Brian.  Congrats!

Thanks, I'm pretty happy with them.  I used to try to get a couple of figures every other month or so, but with the increase in modern releases per year recently, I've had to put this on the backburner for awhile.  I'm trying to get back into a bit, so I'm just starting up again.  I've been watching Star Wars/ANH figures primarily, and it really seems like the Leia and R2 from that line can get a little pricier sometimes.  Also forgot to mention that I got a SW Luke Skywalker as well, but I'll eventually have to replace that one as its missing the tip from the saber.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 9, 2008, 10:11 PM
I've been slowly doing the same thing.  I've been buying weapons for my childhood figures, adding figures I didn't have as a kid, and replacing a couple of the really beat up ones.  I've got a Hoth Rebel Soldier and Luke Hoth in the mail as we speak, after which I'll just have the POTF figures to complete my loose collection. Of course, they're much more expensive, so a little harder to commit the money to.  All in due time I guess.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 11, 2008, 12:57 PM
I received these beauty's in the mail today.   ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/PolishBootsonSprues.jpg)

Polish bootleg TIE Pilot, AT-AT Driver & Boba Fett still attached to the sprue trees.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/PolishTiePilotAT-ATDriveronSprues.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/PolishFettonSprue.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on December 11, 2008, 03:01 PM
Funny, I'm working on a complete carded collection now :-X  Well, sort of. 


But good stuff Brian, excellent progress.  The only request I have is that in the vintage section you not refer to Star Wars as A New Hope, it has no place here.   ;)

I've made some recent acquisitions as well, but I'm waiting for them to be in hand before unveiling them. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Brian on December 11, 2008, 03:35 PM
But good stuff Brian, excellent progress.  The only request I have is that in the vintage section you not refer to Star Wars as A New Hope, it has no place here.   ;)

I agree fully, that's why I just put it in parentheses after the proper title :P.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 12, 2008, 03:15 AM
I won a couple auctions on eBay tonight that may have opened a large can of worms - 2 carded figures.  I've always wanted a carded set, and going with a Canadian theme will make them a little more unique.  I also have an Endor Leia from when I was a kid and bought a B-Wing Fighter earlier this year, so that makes 4 down, 73 to go.   ;)

Funny, I'm working on a complete carded collection now :-X  Well, sort of. 

I've made some recent acquisitions as well, but I'm waiting for them to be in hand before unveiling them. 

I'm looking forward to the unveiling.  Are you still working on the Trilogos?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 12, 2008, 10:32 AM
One of my long sought after grails arrived in the mail yesterday, a Canadian Regal Jawa.  8)

Tho not complete, he's missing his bandolier, pouch & tag. When you press on his left hand, he squeaks.  ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CanadianRegalJawa1.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CanadianRegalJawa2.jpg)

More info on womprat.com (http://www.womprat.com/misc.html) & the archive (http://www.toyarchive.com/SWRegalJawaPlushes.html).
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on December 12, 2008, 12:20 PM
That is so awesome, i have wanted one of those for years.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 13, 2008, 02:57 AM
Another awesome addition Dale.  I still remember my buddy having one of these when I was a kid, I should have traded him for something.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on December 13, 2008, 12:30 PM
I'm looking forward to the unveiling.  Are you still working on the Trilogos?

Sort of on the trilogos.  I'm sure you're aware the prices for a lot went through the roof a couple of years back.  So I watch most of the auctions but very rarely bid on them once they get above what I'd like to pay.  I have most of the cheaper figures on trilogo I think, but not all.  Honestly I don't search very hard, so I miss lots of the less than perfectly labeled auctions where the good deals can be had. 

I'm just sort of tired of collecting in a lot of ways though, with not having had much displayed for several years.  Now the carpet is causing a huge delay in the room, until January ::)  After that the huge task of putting stuff out.  I'm totally overwhelmed at the prospect of doing that stuff.

But I am almost halfway through the 12 backs now and have a couple of other Star Wars carded figs, plus some ESB carded figures to go with my trilogos (and I think I might have one or two ROTJ/POTF cards too).  Not totally sure, but I might have about 20-30 of the figures carded now.  With around 30 of the figures made being on relatively inexpensive ROTJ cards, that's not too bad.  I don't think I have mny ROTJ cards, though I know I have POTF and trilogo versions of ROTJ released figures.  The last 17 will be a big pain, of course.  I'm sort of toying with a collection of each figure on its original release cardback :-X

The most annoying thing I own is a Star Wars carded Power Droid where the glue on the bubble dried up and just fell off :'(  I had it carded and now it's loose.  I'll probably reglue it but I don't know what kind of glue to use for best appearance.  It's sitting there in the star case, the figure in the bubble lying in the bottom of the case and the card sitting perfectly.  It's quite tragic.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 13, 2008, 04:29 PM
Ouch, tragic is right.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on December 13, 2008, 06:35 PM
i got these 2 guys kinda recently.   i was pretty happy.  i have been looking for these 2 guys at a decent price for quite a while.  that just leaves me needing bossk to finish my esb's and emperor, rancor keeper and 4 ewoks to get me to "collect all 79".

(http://i13.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/1c/ac/584d_1.JPG)

(http://i18.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/0e/ef/a489_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 13, 2008, 07:17 PM
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, pretty.  8)

I must say at least you guy's focus on certain items to try & complete an area of a focus, not like me bouncing all over the place.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on December 14, 2008, 07:55 PM
I received these beauty's in the mail today.   ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/PolishBootsonSprues.jpg)

Polish bootleg TIE Pilot, AT-AT Driver & Boba Fett still attached to the sprue trees.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/PolishTiePilotAT-ATDriveronSprues.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/PolishFettonSprue.jpg)

Dale, I'm not too knowlegeable on bootlegs but are the biker scout arms legs used on all these?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 14, 2008, 09:27 PM
Dale, I'm not too knowlegeable on bootlegs but are the biker scout arms legs used on all these?

Ah yup, most of them.

Quote
In another attempt to keep costs low the bootleggers used a uniform set of limbs for almost all of the figures. In fact 16 of the 20 figures all share the limbs of a Biker Scout. Of the remaining 4 figures 3 of them; Pruneface Weequay, and Barada, have Tie Pilot limbs, and Leia is almost always the only one to shown up with AT-AT Driver limbs. There’s been one Zuckuss to also show up with AT-AT Driver limbs as well as one Death Star Gunner and two ATST Drivers to show up with Tie Pilot limbs just proving once again how you never know what will turn up.

Archive Polish Bootlegs (http://theswca.com/images-speci/polishboots/1st-gen.html)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on December 20, 2008, 02:04 PM
One of my long sought after grails arrived in the mail yesterday, a Canadian Regal Jawa.  8)

Tho not complete, he's missing his bandolier, pouch & tag. When you press on his left hand, he squeaks.  ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CanadianRegalJawa1.jpg)


He's so cuuuuuuuuuuuute :D

That's a really great pickup, this would have been a fun one to have as a kid.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on December 20, 2008, 07:34 PM
Over the last few weeks I've suddenly caught the bug again and have started upgrading some of my loose figure with more "minty vinty" versions and I'll be replacing some of the more heavily worn figures first.

The worst offender I had was my original Leia as Boushh, where my childhood dog had chewed on her helmet enough for puncture it in several places and her body had a few teeth mark on it. Well today I received a heavily worn carded version of her off ebay for a decent price. Although it felt odd in a way doing so, I removed her from her yellowed bubble and she now has a place front and center in my collection.

(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/boushh.jpg)

From the looks of it, Ree Yees might need an upgrade soon. Those eye stalks have seen better days.  :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 22, 2008, 03:46 PM
I won a couple auctions on eBay tonight that may have opened a large can of worms - 2 carded figures.

They arrived a couple days ago.  Unfortunately the box was beat to hell and the small amount of padding inside did nothing to protect them.  :'(  I've e-mailed the seller so we'll see what happens I guess.  It's just such a damn shame that these figures stayed MINT for 25 years until this happened.  :-\

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1020038.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1020036.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1020039.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1020040.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1020041.jpg)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: iFett on December 22, 2008, 04:18 PM
Wow....That really sucks Jesse.  Probably a good example (at least for me despite the high prices) as to why I haven't gone down the carded vintage road.  Sorry to hear/see.   :'(
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on December 22, 2008, 10:47 PM
EEEEEEEEEEEEK!

I have nightmares about stuff like that.  What a waste, but at least they are still sealed.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 22, 2008, 11:39 PM
Nightmare indeed. What a shame, they were good cards from those auctions.  :'(

Hopefully the seller will compensate you Jesse.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on December 23, 2008, 02:30 AM
That sucks Jesse. I had some chick send me a mint Bossk on an Empire card is a large envelope. dumb bi#$. I lost the paypal case and she gave me negative feedback saying that i wanted my money back and didn't want to return the item. some people have no common sense.and if you return the item they don't want to give you back your S/H when it was all their fault. man that makes me mad.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Brian on December 23, 2008, 09:34 AM
I picked up a couple more vintage loose figures, a Star Wars Jawa (Cloth Cape) and an Empire IG-88.  I've continually been putting in bids attempting to get a Star Wars Princess Leia, but continue to lose out.  That definitely seems to be one of the pricier non-POTF figures out there to get a hold of.  I was hoping to pick one up before year's end due to a big "tightening of the belt" as far as collecting in 2009, but oh well.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CookieeMonster on December 28, 2008, 06:01 PM
I am complete on my loose Vintage Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back figures (bar the accessories some of the figures need) and I am now working on my ROTJ figures.  And then I will be on the look out for POTF figures (loose of course and these are going to cost, lol - I have one already, a Anakin Skywalker without coin).

I also have a Vintage Landspeeder and Snow Speeder (which I have pieced together, still need the harpoon).
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on December 30, 2008, 01:37 PM
Nice work guys.  I still have to go back and upgrade a loose figure or two and I think I'm missing two weapons.  I'll know better once I pull them out of storage, which should be fairly soon. 

I went on a bit of a tear to end the year I'm afraid :-[

So Jesse, yeah, I'm still working on the trilogos.  As I mentioned before I'll use them as fill-ins for 12 backs for the time being I think and would like them more than the ROTJ carded counterparts, but at the same time the prices have been quite annoying for some time on a fair number of them.  Vader and R2 are unpunched.  My latest trilogos:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/PC300005.jpg)


I think I also mentioned that I'm working on the carded set, sort of, on original cardbacks where I can.  So I managed to find a few Star Wars carded figures.  They're in ok shape, AFA would be pretty harsh I'd guess due to some damage to the backs, but from the front they're not too bad.  The Sand People figure is a 12-back and fits my category of $100 or less.  I'd have preferred to have the others without the offer, but oh well. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/PC300004-2.jpg)


Along the same lines, a few carded ESB figures came my way.  All are unpunched and quite nice indeed.  I think Dale is wanting the FX-7, which is a 31A back by the way (4-LOM is a 48C; Leia is a 31B; Ugnaught is a 41E for those that care).  I think you were hoping for a 48 back, so if you no longer want it, I'm really ok with hanging onto it :o

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/PC300006-1.jpg)


Finally along the same line as my infatuation with trilogo stuff I also wanted to pick up an example of Canadian carded stuff with the French on it.  I'm always watching the mini-rigs with fascination and my goal is for them to be complete, of course, but also to have the inserts.  This one was a bargain, under $20, MISB.  Not sure why there were so few bids, but I was pleased.  I'm pretty sure I already have a nice Desert Skiff in a good box, but it didn't have the Francais:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/PC300008.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/PC300007.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 30, 2008, 01:47 PM
I think Dale is wanting the FX-7, which is a 31A back by the way I think you were hoping for a 48 back, so if you no longer want it, I'm really ok with hanging onto it :o

That would have been a 45 back & yes I'll take the FX-7.  :)

Very nice additions Brent, the tri-logos are cherry to the eye. The others well meh!  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 30, 2008, 03:33 PM
Well what a way to end the year, this just arrived a short time ago & completes my preschool playsets.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/EwokFamilyHutTreeHouse.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 30, 2008, 04:42 PM
Very nice additions guys!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on December 30, 2008, 08:39 PM
Very cool.

I pulled the trigger on a damaged carded Ree-Yees on eBay. The bubble was yellowed and cracked on the bottom near the feet but the figure is minty fresh. Pics to come...

I also bought a repro vinyl cape off eBay for a couple bucks to "upgrade" one of my vintage Jawas. I know I'll never get an authentic Vinyl cape version so I thought this was the next best thing.  8)

(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/vintyjawas.jpg)

And by the looks of this photo I need to swap the capes for this two figures as the vinyl one should go on the left Jawa.  :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on December 30, 2008, 08:59 PM
looks like it's on the right one. big eyes and spaced closer together...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on December 30, 2008, 09:26 PM
looks like it's on the right one. big eyes and spaced closer together...

Thanks. I couldn't remember off hand the tells for the determining the VC vs. CC Jawas.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 31, 2008, 06:40 PM
Nothing wrong having a repro if your cool with that. Vinyl Jawa's are hard to come by as the prices are high, $300. up now & best to get one through a reputable dealer/member so you know it's the real deal. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 7, 2009, 07:32 PM
Not exactly a new acqusition, but UPS finally delivered all my vintage playsets/vehicles from my parents' house!  The collection includes:

-Death Star Playset
-Land of the Jawas playset (Base and Escape Pod)
-Rebel Command Center Playset Base
-Dagobah Playset
-Turret and Probot Playset
-Droid Factory
-AT-AT
-Snowspeeder
-Landspeeder
-Speeder Bike
-Imperial Cruiser (Imperial Troop transport minus the electronics)
-CAP-2
-MTV-7
-Tauntaun
-AST-5
-Vehicle Maintenance Energizer
-Darth Vader's TIE Fighter

There's also a few old manuals, a sticker sheet for the snowspeeder and a bunch of ESB and ROTJ figure cards.  Most of this isn't in the best of shape (lots of dust from the basement, bad stickers and deteriorated foam), but they should look pretty damn good once cleaned up a bit.  Although well played with, I took very good care of my toys as a kid.

I'll have to have my parents look around for some of the cardboard backs for the Land of the Jawas and Rebel Command Center playsets...they were not with the bulk of my stuff.  There's also the Sears exclusive Cloud City playset somewhere...but that may have been thrown out since it was made out of cardboard.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 7, 2009, 11:28 PM
Nice.  I didn't have any of the playsets as a kid, so consider me jealous.  They're going to make for some great displays.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 8, 2009, 12:31 AM
I hope so.  The top floor of the Death Star really needs some work.  The gun was broken years ago and so id the mechanism to make it pop off the turret.  There's also some discoloration on the top floor...must have happened while in storage.   :-\

Still, it's going to look pretty cool in my "vintage section".   ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 8, 2009, 08:03 PM
Nice stuff Matt, just like going back in time looking at that vinty stuff eh!  8)

I have the same problem wth my Death Star gun, 2 pieces. Have a looky here (http://cgi.ebay.com/vintage-star-wars-death-star-part-LASER-CANNON-GUN_W0QQitemZ280297693690QQihZ018QQcategoryZ50270QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem), might help.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 8, 2009, 08:06 PM
It's the long piece that's missing, but ironically, part of me does not want to fix it since it's been that way for longer than I can remember.   :D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 20, 2009, 09:00 AM
With the help of my good friend Brent, this beauty arrived yesterday. A 31A back ESB FX-7 for my little focus.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/ESB31BackFX-7.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 20, 2009, 09:21 PM
It looks to be in great shape, unpunched too.  Very nice addition Dale.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on January 22, 2009, 07:44 PM
Got myself an early birthday gift  ;D

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/HPIM0411.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 22, 2009, 09:59 PM
Pretty, looks to be in good shape.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 23, 2009, 12:40 AM
Meccano - what a unique piece!  Do you normally keep your vintage figures in cases?  It could be pretty tricky to find one for a Meccano figure.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 23, 2009, 01:49 AM
Oscar's cases (http://www.oscarscases.com/01-swvint.html) come in all shapes & sizes plus if you need any custom work, he can do it.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on January 23, 2009, 10:57 AM
Yeah it is surprisingly in good shape. I usually try to keep them in a case, will have to pick one up eventually.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 31, 2009, 08:56 PM
I picked this up of the French eBay site, Dorothée Les Petits Ewoks 45 record from 1985.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/LesPetitsEwoksFront.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/LesPetitsEwoksRear.jpg)

Have a listen here (http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=FL5zrYoRRdg) or here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i755M9MpTC0) for the subs in French & English.  :D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 3, 2009, 01:09 AM
Did the seller have another one?  I imagine Brent would like to add one to his collection.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 3, 2009, 09:28 AM
I'll be sure to add some kind of Ewok thingy for Brent when I send him something.  :-X  ;D

I received this in the mail yesterday, another grail piece that I have been hunting down for awhile now done.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/MicroFalconFront.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/MicroFalconRear.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/MicroFalconLoose.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/MicroFalconFigures.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 3, 2009, 05:57 PM
WOW!  That Falcon is awesome!  The box looks in good shape as well...I really love the captions on the back!

How much did that set you back Dale?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 4, 2009, 02:33 AM
Better than I have seen them go for, $168.50 including shipping.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 4, 2009, 02:56 AM
Nice...especially in that condition.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 4, 2009, 03:07 AM
What really impressed me was condition of the micro figures, not a mark on them. Very minty.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on February 4, 2009, 08:20 AM
That is an awesome set, nice pick up
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on February 9, 2009, 08:56 AM
Nice pick up Dale.  That thing looks fantastic.

I recently sold my loose Micro Falcon, but for the life of me can't remember how much I sold it for.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 14, 2009, 05:13 PM
This was waiting for me when I got home, an Estes X-Wing Maxi-Brute rocket.  8)

I had this back in 77, I picked it up at a toy clearance centre for $5.00 CDN. It was either Tops & Toys or Toys & Wheels, not sure off hand but a little price tag on ST Bridge playset will let me know. So long ago, ahh the good old days. The stuff that was on clearance, I should have gone at midnight instead of 10am the next day when most of the stuff was gone.  :'(

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/StarWarsEstesMaxi-BruteX-Wing.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 31, 2009, 10:34 AM
A few things I picked up at the toy show this past weekend.  ;D

Lili Ledy figures complete with accessories.   8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/LiliLedy1.jpg)
 
More Lili Ledy figures incomplete. Big Thanks to my friend Luis for these Ledy's.  :)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/LiliLedy2.jpg)

This was the best of the bunch, a complete POTF Tatooine Skiff. Box, inserts, instructions...  :o   8)   ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/POTFTatooineSkiffBox.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/POTFTatooineSkiff1jpg.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/POTFTatooineSkiff2jpg.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on March 31, 2009, 01:57 PM
Awesome on the skiff...i have wanted one of those for a long time.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 1, 2009, 01:03 AM
I think the Ledy Emperor with the black Chirpa staff is my favourite.

The Vader's not bad either.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 1, 2009, 04:26 PM
Here's my latest addition.  Hollow Tube Tusken Raider.  I picked up a Blue Snags a few months back, so this was the last vintage variation I needed.  I'm just about done with vintage now outside of a brown snake for Yoda and another Boushh helmet.

(http://i6.ebayimg.com/07/i/001/3b/e2/fc8e_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 2, 2009, 05:32 PM
Some new stuff I picked up in the last few days. 8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Ewok%20Battle%20Wagon/4SWFigsLoose.jpg)

Ugnaught's (purple & blue apron), Jawa & Greedo.
These figs are cherry, just like they came off the card.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Ewok%20Battle%20Wagon/EndorForestRangerLoose.jpg)

Loose Endor Forest Ranger.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Ewok%20Battle%20Wagon/Skiff.jpg)

Loose Desert Sail Skiff.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Ewok%20Battle%20Wagon/Chewbacca1.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Ewok%20Battle%20Wagon/Chewbacca2.jpg)

Canadian version 12" Chewbacca MIB. "La Guerre des Etoiles".
Open box but Chewy has never been removed from the insert.
Price sticker on the box from Toys & Wheels $17.49.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Ewok%20Battle%20Wagon/EndorForestRangerTri-Logo.jpg)

Tri-Logo Endor Forest Ranger off eBay. Opened box & contents unused.  8)

Hopefully more stuff at the toy show tomorrow.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 2, 2009, 06:47 PM
I'm loving the CDN Chewie.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 3, 2009, 12:28 AM
Did that picture of the ugnaughts just come out funny?  My purple smock one looks Minnesota Viking purple, but those two both look pretty blue to me.  Am I going color blind?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 3, 2009, 12:41 AM
The pics were taken outside in the sun, the pic came out lighter kinda flushing the aprons. I'm just looking at the figs on my shelf you can see the difference so nope you're not going color blind. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on May 4, 2009, 10:14 PM
The last general release figure I needed (excluding variants) for my loose collection.

The sticker is slightly yellow but I don't mind too much as it looks more "vintage-y" that way.
(http://jedijaybird.home.comcast.net/vintageR2/lf5.jpg)
(http://jedijaybird.home.comcast.net/vintageR2/parts.jpg)

Now to track down a Blue Snag.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 5, 2009, 12:20 AM
The dome looks great - still nice and silver.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 5, 2009, 04:09 AM
Nice pick up, looks great.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on May 5, 2009, 10:03 AM
Good looking stuff guys.  But you're killing me.  I can't even remember the last time I made a SW purchase (excluding my Wii Lego Star Wars).  I've been debating getting back in, but just don't have the inclination to do so right now as I'm not sure what I even want.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: john todd on May 5, 2009, 07:30 PM
i got this the other day. i have been wanting an emperor for a while, but hate the way he looks with a yellowy bubble, but didn't wanna pay alot.  i think he displays pretty good even with a smushed bubble.

(http://i24.ebayimg.com/07/i/001/41/cb/9fd3_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on May 5, 2009, 08:14 PM
Nice. I love those unpunched cards  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: iFett on May 5, 2009, 08:32 PM
Nice. I love those unpunched cards  8)

I've yet to delve in the vintage carded dept - or even loose for that matter, but are there still a lot of carded vinty figures out there?  If so then why are some left unpunched.  Surely nobody knew back then that they'd be able to make a small fortune on this stuff especially if pulling straight from a case.  I do remeber getting the Emperor as a mail away and I kept loosing his damned cane as a kid and that always ticked me off.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on May 5, 2009, 09:00 PM
Nice. I love those unpunched cards  8)

I've yet to delve in the vintage carded dept - or even loose for that matter, but are there still a lot of carded vinty figures out there?  If so then why are some left unpunched.  Surely nobody knew back then that they'd be able to make a small fortune on this stuff especially if pulling straight from a case.  I do remeber getting the Emperor as a mail away and I kept loosing his damned cane as a kid and that always ticked me off.

My guess is that some were in free standing floor or shelf displays where putting them on a peg hook wouldn't be necessary, thus no punchout.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 5, 2009, 11:02 PM
My guess is that some were in free standing floor or shelf displays where putting them on a peg hook wouldn't be necessary, thus no punchout.

That and I think some cases maybe were found in the 80s and figs were probably sold off without pegs.  I also know of at least two people that have a fairly decent vintage carded set because they did think the figures would be worth money down the road.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 6, 2009, 06:55 PM
Since i am often bored at work i have decided to again attempt to start a carded collection.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/HPIM0456.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 9, 2009, 12:16 PM
Very nice carded fig's guys.  8)

I received this Billiken (Argentina) Logray bootleg yesterday.  ;D   8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/BILLIKENARGENTINALogray.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 12, 2009, 07:57 PM
And the carded collection continues.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/HPIM0457.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on May 13, 2009, 12:16 AM
Stay away from my trilogo stuff.  >:(
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 13, 2009, 02:33 AM
Stay away from my trilogo stuff.  >:(

LOL!   :D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 13, 2009, 11:46 AM
Stay away from my trilogo stuff.  >:(

LOL!   :D

Brent isn't going to be happy to hear this...I was going to save this for the next pic i posted but i think I am going with a tri-logo & POTF focus. Sorry Brent.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on May 13, 2009, 11:57 AM
Nah, no worries.  I'm too cheap to chase many of the trilogos at this time.  That said though, I was seriously tempted to drop $500 on the Yak Face that went without any bids last week.   :o  If I had that much lying in paypal I probably would have. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 13, 2009, 02:16 PM
Part of my logic is that already have a few MOC POTF and Tri-logo figures (Yak happens to be one of them) so why not continue that trend. I love the look of the POTF cards and figure the tri's are different enough to keep me content. I knwo eventually i will regret it when i want a POTF Nikto, AT-AT Driver & Gamorrean Guard, and of course that Tri-Logo Boba Fett.  ::)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 13, 2009, 02:25 PM
Good luck on the hunt for General Madine (http://theswca.com/images-speci/Tri_bubbles/trilogo_swca.html).

A Tri-Logo Tutorial (http://www.rebelscum.com/feature-trilogo.asp)

Vintage Tri-Logo General Madine AFA 60  (http://www.brianstoys.com/store/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SV3CTGENERALMADINE*AFA11007314)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on May 13, 2009, 04:29 PM
Good luck on the hunt for General Madine (http://theswca.com/images-speci/Tri_bubbles/trilogo_swca.html).


Vintage Tri-Logo General Madine AFA 60  (http://www.brianstoys.com/store/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SV3CTGENERALMADINE*AFA11007314)
:o :o :o is Brian's toys doing collectors a favor or hurting the hobby
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on May 13, 2009, 06:07 PM
Brian's Toys?  My opinion would be hurting the hobby, but they are running a business and trying to turn a profit, so if someone is willing to pay that, more power to them.  Not me though. 

I really dig the trilogo stuff and would love to fill in holes with those figures.  But I started just before the prices went silly, so I mostly just watch for bargains these days.  My Obi-Wan and Vader carded vintage are on trilogo because I won't pay for the 12 backs.  I'd like to have everything on the first release cardback at some point but I'm not sure I'll stay motivated long enough to achieve that.  Maybe if I turf all the modern crap :-X
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: EdSolo on May 14, 2009, 08:07 AM
Good luck on the hunt for General Madine (http://theswca.com/images-speci/Tri_bubbles/trilogo_swca.html).


Vintage Tri-Logo General Madine AFA 60  (http://www.brianstoys.com/store/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SV3CTGENERALMADINE*AFA11007314)
:o :o :o is Brian's toys doing collectors a favor or hurting the hobby

I've said for a long time that they are really nothing more than a big scalper ring.  While vintage prices are always what the market bears, just look at what they have done with the modern line through the years pricewise...especially exclusives.

People can argue all they want about them being a business and making a profit, but when a company like New Force Comics, which appears to be a much smaller business, can sell cases for a much cheaper price, you have to wonder just how much profit someone like Brian's Toys is making.  It seems half the vintage auctions are very high priced items from Brian's Toys.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 14, 2009, 10:38 AM
I totally forgot about Madine...no rush though. If i am buying a big money figure Vlix is who it will be anyway.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 14, 2009, 10:44 AM
If i am buying a big money figure Vlix is who it will be anyway.

Thata boy!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a023.gif)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on May 17, 2009, 09:20 PM
My latest is a personal best for me - a Regal Jawa.  I posted pics of him and my Jawa focus on my blog (http://pissjitters.blogspot.com/).
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 17, 2009, 09:31 PM
Darb, that is a great piece & bloody complete by the looks of it with the bandolier & pouch.  8)

Does he have the tag & does he squeak? 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on May 17, 2009, 09:47 PM
No tag sadly, but he squeaks.   :)  Given that this is the best specimen I've ever seen myself, I have no complaints.  Now, my last Jawa holy grail is the vinyl cape Jawa... yeah, right.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 20, 2009, 09:46 PM
Latest update, not the one i was expecting first but nicer than i thought they were going to be:

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/HPIM0460-1.jpg)

and

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/HPIM0459-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on May 26, 2009, 11:04 PM
It's been a while since I've posted my new vintage acquisitions but as I continue work on my new Collection Room (http://www.ffurg.com/FForums/index.php?showtopic=4570) I felt compelled to share some pics in an effort to try to get back into discussing vintage...

Labor Day weekend I picked up upgrades for my Bespin Security Guard (black), Nien Nunb, and AT-ST Drive from the Toy Vault in Rhode Island...
(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Colroom_v2.0/sw_newfigs_1.jpg)

Then in April, I made a nice score at a local toy shop Quake Collectibles with a MIB Speeder Bike, MIB ESB Radar Laser Cannon, an empty box for the AST-5, the Sears exclusive Imperial Cruiser w/ box, and the Rebel Transport w/ yellow box. The Imperial Cruiser and Rebel Transport are in really good condition, though they aren't exactly complete as the Cruiser is missing the head restraints (soon to be rectified thanks to Delaton) and the Transport didn't have any of the backpacks or gas masks (easily obtainable)...

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Colroom_v2.0/Colroom_v2.0_041909_02.jpg)

And then finally two weekends ago at the Motor City Comic-con I picked up three figure variants I've looking to get for some time, Brown Snake Yoda, Orange Emblem AT-AT Driver, and Green Hair General Madine....

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Colroom_v2.0/sw_newfigs_8.jpg)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 26, 2009, 11:47 PM
Nice additions!  I'm still trying to track down a brown snake of my own.  That Imperial Transport looks cherry - these are really great additions to your vintage stash CH!  Thanks for sharing the pics...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 27, 2009, 02:44 AM
Nice pick ups, nothing like upgrading. The collection room looks sweet, nice & clean.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 27, 2009, 06:17 PM
Latest tri-logo arrival

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/HPIM0467.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on May 27, 2009, 11:37 PM
My loose vintage figure collection is now complete* after today's arrival:

(http://jedijaybird.home.comcast.net/bluesnag_takaraR2.jpg)


*Aside from some variants of course  :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 27, 2009, 11:41 PM
Wow, those are some great additions Jay!  The Snags looks very minty and nice to see the matching torso and limbs.  I Din't remember the wind up artoo from my childhood - was this a foreign release?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 28, 2009, 01:20 AM
Nice recent additions.

Jayson - Congrats on "completing" your loose vintage collection!

Corran - I really like the Vintage set up where you're showing those new vehicles.  Great stuff!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 28, 2009, 02:43 AM
I love that Rebo Band, very nice.  8)

Nice Blue Snaggy, did the weapon come with him?

The wind up R2 looks good, does he walk OK & any sticker on the backside?

The wind up R2 was available in Canada carded & in Japan (Takara) & sold loose in a baggie I believe.

Walking Wind Up R2-D2 (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=39745)

Takara Walking R2-D2 Store Display (http://theswca.com/images-forei/JAPAN.html)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on May 28, 2009, 07:06 AM
No weapon with BS, but I have a bunch of extras so outfitting him won't be a problem. As for the Takara R2, he still walks, albeit slowly, but unfortunately he is missing the Star Wars/R2 sticker on the back.

I've never been really all that familiar with the R2 as I've seen some photos with and without the blue utility arms on the front. Anyone know if there were 2 versions of this or were the blue arms just stickers as well?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 28, 2009, 09:56 AM
I have always wanted the carded wind-up R2. Mine is sealed in a baggie.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on May 28, 2009, 10:14 AM
I have always wanted the carded wind-up R2. Mine is sealed in a baggie.

I'd be interested in seeing a pic of that for reference.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 28, 2009, 10:19 AM
Just remember, the BS blaster is a blue translucent.

Blue Snags: Getting to the bottom of it... (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB1&Number=3066683&Forum=f1&Words=blue%20snaggletooth%20blaster&Searchpage=0&Limit=9999&Main=3066683&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=0&newertype=w&olderval=1&oldertype=m&bodyprev=#Post3066683)

As for the the R2, the blue utility arms are a sticker. Here's a pic of mine for the front & backside.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/WalkingR2.jpg)

I'd love to have a R2 sealed in a baggie plus a carded one but a little out of my league right now.  :-\
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on May 28, 2009, 10:31 AM
That's quite a nice sample there - thanks for the pics.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 28, 2009, 04:43 PM
I have always wanted the carded wind-up R2. Mine is sealed in a baggie.

I'd be interested in seeing a pic of that for reference.

I'll try to dig it out...may take a bit though.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on May 28, 2009, 05:51 PM
Nice recent additions.

Jayson - Congrats on "completing" your loose vintage collection!

Corran - I really like the Vintage set up where you're showing those new vehicles.  Great stuff!

Thanks Matt and to everyone else for the comments. Putting all of my vintage back together for display really started my engines revving for more vintage fun.

Jayson - great score on the Blue Snags and Takara R2. The Snags looks especially pimp, I've been trying to find a nice one for a long time but I tend to find overpriced junkers mostly. Do you mind my asking where you were able to pick him up?

Cheers!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on May 28, 2009, 06:08 PM
Jayson - great score on the Blue Snags and Takara R2. The Snags looks especially pimp, I've been trying to find a nice one for a long time but I tend to find overpriced junkers mostly. Do you mind my asking where you were able to pick him up?

I picked up both items on eBay (in one auction) from a seller in Canada. $179 shipped.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 30, 2009, 04:51 AM
That's a pretty nice price for those figures considering they're in great condition.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on June 8, 2009, 04:40 PM
Not really an acquisition so much as just a fun find...

So I had to go to the attic to get TMNT **** out for a guy that wants my old childhood collection, and I was rooting around and found a bag of random stuff.  I found:

-Well of the Souls playset
-Maproom base playset piece
-couple Vintage Indy figures in sad shape

But the kicker for Star Wars!

-Bow and quiver to one of the POTF Ewoks
-Staff to Romba I believe
-Luke Stormtrooper's Stormie helmet!

Kick ass.  I completed some Ewoks I've had chilling for a while, and I also found the original helmet to my Stormie Luke which I replaced, but which now means I have an extra I can sell or something, or get another Luke without one I guess.

Small, but it meant something to me since these were original parts to my original figures...  That makes it cooler I guess.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on June 8, 2009, 11:39 PM
Very cool. 

Romba came with a spear though I believe, not a staff.

Buncha trilogos ended today and commanded some dollars I'd consider surprising.   :o
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on June 9, 2009, 12:28 AM
Not really an acquisition so much as just a fun find...

So I had to go to the attic to get TMNT **** out for a guy that wants my old childhood collection, and I was rooting around and found a bag of random stuff.  I found:

-Well of the Souls playset
-Maproom base playset piece
-couple Vintage Indy figures in sad shape

But the kicker for Star Wars!

-Bow and quiver to one of the POTF Ewoks
-Staff to Romba I believe
-Luke Stormtrooper's Stormie helmet!

Kick ass.  I completed some Ewoks I've had chilling for a while, and I also found the original helmet to my Stormie Luke which I replaced, but which now means I have an extra I can sell or something, or get another Luke without one I guess.

Small, but it meant something to me since these were original parts to my original figures...  That makes it cooler I guess.

I have dreams of **** like this all the time you lucky SOB. The last actual experience I had like this though is when I was going through some old vinyl carry cases and upon removal of the trays I found an A-wing Pilot blaster, Jawa blaster and a purple Ugnaught cape allowing me to have a blue and purple variant on display.

I do have a similar story though. About 10 years ago, my family and I went back to an old property we own and used to live in when I was a kid. I remember playing with my figures in a sand box in the yard which now was very over grown with weeds and junk. I decided to dig around in that old sand box and found one of my Leia figures I buried! What's funny is I like this figure more then my display quality version simply because it was my original Bespin Leia figure:
(http://jedijaybird.home.comcast.net/sandboxleia.jpg)(http://jedijaybird.home.comcast.net/sandboxleia2.jpg)
(http://jedijaybird.home.comcast.net/sandboxleia3.jpg)(http://jedijaybird.home.comcast.net/sandboxleia4.jpg)

She's faded, worn and looked a hell of a lot better back in the day, but then again so did Carrie Fisher.  :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on June 9, 2009, 03:48 AM
I like how you can tell she was ass up.  :)  Passed out face-down in a sandbox...  Again, just like Carrie Fisher.   :-X

On the Raiders playsets, the WotS set is actually fairly complete for the structure.  I just need one more set of the golden arches.  I also need my Ark top which I cannot find.  No snakes, mummy, torches, etc.  Still, though, these are great things to me, to just display with my figures from the modern Indy line.  I would like to make a scale Staff of Ra now to go with the Deluxe Indy, and the WotS set is just gonna get Indy/Sallah put into it with torches and such I believe. 

I didn't get much for my TMNT stuff but at least it's on its way outta here too, and the Indy/Star Wars parts were worth the trip up into the hell that is my attic.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on June 9, 2009, 06:26 AM
Nice to find old stuff laying around, heard lot's of stories over the years but this one back in 05 on RS takes the cake.  :D

The long lost Stormtrooper (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB1&Number=1324866&Forum=f1&Words=branch%20tree&Searchpage=0&Limit=9999&Main=1324866&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=0&newertype=&olderval=1&oldertype=y&bodyprev=#Post1324866)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on June 12, 2009, 07:19 PM
1 more down

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/HPIM0474.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on June 12, 2009, 10:19 PM
Pffft.  I have so many of those I opened one.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on June 13, 2009, 10:05 AM
Pffft.  I have so many of those I opened one.  ;)

HAHA, ill try to make the next ourchase more impressive.  :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on June 13, 2009, 06:46 PM
I finally drummed up the motivation to finish out the Vintage Sandtrooper that I got from Ryan Shaw:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/VintageSandtrooper_Front.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/VintageSandtrooper_Back.jpg)

The paint is a little sloppy (particularly the arm stripes)... I had to get the arms and legs off of an old beat up stormtrooper, and I had to paint it by hand.  But it looks good from a distance.

Goes nicely with Yarna:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/VintageSandtrooper_withYarna.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on June 13, 2009, 07:02 PM
Ha! I have that same Sandtrooper sculpt from Ryan too Rob. Someday when I actually have a hobbie room to work in, I can enjoy getting things done like him. Nicely done.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on June 13, 2009, 07:08 PM
Thanks!

Did you ever buy any of the other ones from him?  I've got this Yarna, but I bought it from him several years after he did the small run of them.  So mine is the last one unless something changed (he told me the molds were shot after he finished it) and it's painted differently than the others.

I wanted to buy the Stormtrooper Han badly but he said the molds on that were shot too.  Although, I bet it'd be a pretty simple head-swap to make one on my own.

I'm still waiting around hoping he finishes the Slave Leia some day.   8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on June 13, 2009, 07:19 PM
The only other things I got from Ryan was a Han & Lucas head cast, 2 Vlix's & a Rocket Fett.

Bantha5's Vlix's Awesome! (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=15;action=display;threadid=1686)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/VLIX%20x2.jpg)

The Vlix on the left was his first hand sculpting & the Vlix on the right is the rare cast from an original. Repro is marked on the foot & numbered.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Repro%20Rocket%20Fett.jpg)

The rocket Fett is nicely done & is the closest I will ever get to owning a real one as with Vlix.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on June 13, 2009, 07:43 PM
Nice!  When he was really cranking these out I was in college and couldn't afford any of them.  A little over two years ago I emailed him about Yarna and he was nice enough to dust off the molds and make me one.  Unfortunately I missed the boat on most of it.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on June 21, 2009, 11:05 AM
I hope these are more exciting for you Brent  :P

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/HPIM0475.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on June 21, 2009, 02:34 PM
They are, though I have to admit I have the AT-ST driver on both that card and with the coin.  The Gam Guard is very nice, those bubbles are seldom in that good of shape with such a big figure.  I don't have that one.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on June 28, 2009, 12:48 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/HPIM0072.jpg)

My POTF quest continues: I nabbed the DS Gunner in May, and Endor Luke, General Lando and Romba (all for $100!) this month.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on June 28, 2009, 01:04 PM
Nice stuff, they look really good & for $100., sweet!  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on June 28, 2009, 01:05 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 8, 2009, 09:27 PM
July score: R2 with pop up saber!  This thing is a gem, and for $63, a real bargain:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/HPIM0076.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/HPIM0077.jpg)

Remaining on my POTF quest:
Amanaman
Barada
EV-9D9
A-Wing Pilot
Imperial Dignitary
Stormtrooper Luke
Yakface
Warok
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt R. on July 8, 2009, 10:40 PM
WOW  :o  R2 looks like he came out of the package.  

That is F%$%$ Awesome  :D

So Darb, what is next on your POTF hit list.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on July 8, 2009, 11:10 PM
YIKES!  That is super-clean for $63.

Was this on eBay?  And if so, how'd I miss it - I've been looking for one and every time I see a decent one it ends up over $90.

If the saber and sticker are original that's a really great deal.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 9, 2009, 02:54 AM
Nice score!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 9, 2009, 08:36 AM
Yeah, it was on ebay.  And he's all all original.   ;D  I've been noticing lately (to my benefit) that most POTF figs can be had for relatively cheap if you're super paitent.  The prices range quite a bit - I've seen figures like the Dignitary range from $100 to $20, even in great shape.  All of mine have come from folks who are letting go of their collections after 25 years.  Sad for them, good for me.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on July 9, 2009, 01:38 PM
Nice clean R2 pop Darb, the price was right.  8)

What's next?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 9, 2009, 07:51 PM
Next happened really fast.  Which is good and bad.  I have come across a 1984 Jabba's Dungeon with Amanaman, Barada, and EV-9D9 in super minty freshness (figs still in baggies) for an INSANELY good price and I feel I'll have to pull the trigger.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on July 10, 2009, 04:18 AM
Well if the price is that good then pull that trigger, hate to see someone loose out & regret it later.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on July 10, 2009, 11:58 AM
Next happened really fast.  Which is good and bad.  I have come across a 1984 Jabba's Dungeon with Amanaman, Barada, and EV-9D9 in super minty freshness (figs still in baggies) for an INSANELY good price and I feel I'll have to pull the trigger.

I say go for it and don't tell us where before you do becuase i want to jump on it.  :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on July 12, 2009, 11:14 PM
Just got another cheap EV-9D9 that's missing the opposite arm of the one I already have. Does anyone know if it's an easy swap out/in from that figure? I'm hoping to get a whole figure out of the two. Boiling required?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: BillCable on July 13, 2009, 10:32 AM
Those things are super fragile.  I don't know if you'd succeed boiling and removing the arm... no idea how large the inner peg is... If you want to try, I'd boil and pull out one of the broken arms.  If it comes out easily, you might have a shot.  But those things snap under almost no force.  Very risky.  Though I guess the worst you'll do is break the good arm off a one-armed figure.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on July 13, 2009, 05:08 PM
Well, I officially have one with just a left arm and one with just a right arm now. At the very least, I can pry apart one of them, but the trick will be getting it to fit peacefully into the other one. Maybe if I buy it a few drinks first. The worst I'd do is waste the money on the one I just got, really, which I'd rather not do.

Anyone ever make this fix before?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on July 14, 2009, 01:37 AM
I don't think it helps you very much if you're trying to make one that's actually correct, but back in the day I bought one with loose arms and I just put a little bit of stick-tack in there.  They haven't come off since and that was like 8 years ago. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on July 15, 2009, 06:17 PM
Yeah, that totally doesn't help me at all.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on July 16, 2009, 12:17 PM
Yeah, well, who cares about you anyway?  ::)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on July 16, 2009, 12:27 PM
My mom totally does.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on July 17, 2009, 12:52 AM
Spuffy - great score on the R2, looks beautiful especially at the price. and as everyone else said, if you can afford it go for the Dungeon set, you'll be kicking yourself if you don't.

Well, I officially have one with just a left arm and one with just a right arm now. At the very least, I can pry apart one of them, but the trick will be getting it to fit peacefully into the other one. Maybe if I buy it a few drinks first. The worst I'd do is waste the money on the one I just got, really, which I'd rather not do.

Anyone ever make this fix before?

my childhood EV-9D9 lost his left arm as a kid, i eventually got a replacement arm at the Earth in 2000 but the arm peg was worn down so I rebuilt it. Just find a peg of the right size, glue it to the arm where it should be and slide it right into the hole on the torso - BAM! you've got yourself a good looking torture droid.

cheers!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 17, 2009, 09:47 AM
I did bite on the dungeon set.  Pics soon!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on July 17, 2009, 10:00 AM
Those EV-9D9's are very fragile like Bill mentioned, don't think there is a thing you can oo unless you like super glue.  :P

Might just be better off to get one complete & hope like hell the arms don't fall off.  :-\

I did bite on the dungeon set.  Pics soon!

Sweet! Looking forward to the pics.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on July 17, 2009, 12:56 PM
Thanks, Corran, Dale. I'll give it a try when it comes and see what happens.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on July 17, 2009, 09:44 PM
Update: it came today, and the boil and pop worked perfectly. I boiled one for about 15 minutes and the arm slid right out and into the old one. I think boiling it for an extra long time helped out - if anyone ever tries this, go carefully, but it is possible. I have seen the promiseland.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on July 17, 2009, 11:57 PM
Update: it came today, and the boil and pop worked perfectly. I boiled one for about 15 minutes and the arm slid right out and into the old one. I think boiling it for an extra long time helped out - if anyone ever tries this, go carefully, but it is possible. I have seen the promiseland.

awesome, glad to hear it worked - let's see that bad boy now!  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on July 19, 2009, 03:13 PM
It will be a while until I can post good pics, but I acquired five more ESB carded figures:

Imperial Stormtrooper Hoth Battle Gear
Imperial Commander
Bossk
IG-88
Han Solo Hoth

They are in pretty nice, though clearly not immaculate condition.  I already have 4-LOM and Zuckuss, so that's four of the six bounty hunters carded now.  I have a line on Dengar so that can only mean I have to start considering Fett now.   :-\
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 19, 2009, 04:02 PM
Good luck with that Brent.  I don't think I ever had a carded Bossk, Boba Fett or Dengar.  IIRC Dengar came with the Sears Bespin set, and I received the other two through their mail-away programs.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on July 20, 2009, 12:35 AM
I dug through my email and found some small pictures of the figures I received.  Couldn't find the IG-88 photo though, so can't post it for now.  I'll post better shots down the road.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/bossk.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/hanhoth.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/hothstorm.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/impcom.jpg)



And because the picture of the Dengar I'm trying to get was with the others, I'll show it here too:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/dengar.jpg)

Not really as nice as the others with the yellowing bubble, but otherwise very nice unpunched card. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 20, 2009, 02:24 AM
Wow, those are in fantastic shape Brent.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on July 20, 2009, 10:21 AM
Those are all in really nice shape - congrats Brent!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 20, 2009, 10:38 AM
Fantastic!   ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on July 20, 2009, 10:59 AM
Great stuff Brent, glad you got them. That Imperial Stormtrooper just rocks!  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on July 20, 2009, 12:52 PM
Very nice! Awesome stuff.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt R. on July 20, 2009, 10:56 PM
Great figures, Morgbug.

Today I received my General Lando and my Romba today, perfect and complete with original weapons. I got them $21.00 each.  ;D pics of my collection coming soon.

I am still missing  :(

SW
Princess Leia Organa
Snaggletooth
R2-D2

ROTJ
Jedi Knight Luke
Wicket W. Warrick
Palpoo
Max Rebo Band

POTF
Battle Poncho Luke
Stormtrooper Luke
Lightsaber R2-D2
A-Wing Pilot
Imperial Gunner
Warok
Imperial Digitary
Carbonite Han
Amanaman
EV-9D9
Barada
Yak Face
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 21, 2009, 12:21 AM
So I got my Dungeon set...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/HPIM0079.jpg)

This is absolutely the best, most giddy SW purchase I have ever made.  The figures are in flawless condition - never out of their bags - and so is the rest.  The box has some wear, but I cannot complain.  I owned this set as a child.  I got it for Christmas in '84, and lost it piece by piece along the way.  It was always one of my favorite pieces, and it's a great treat to have it complete once more.  I'll have some more detailed pics soon, and hopefully a pic of me with my original set back in the day.   :)

(instructions and stickers are inside the box - pics to come)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt R. on July 21, 2009, 12:33 AM
That is awesome Darb. It looks great.  :o,  I think it is the greatest acquisition in the history of your collection. Congrats
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 21, 2009, 01:02 AM
Nice score Spuffy.  Congratulations!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 21, 2009, 04:27 AM
This is absolutely the best, most giddy SW purchase I have ever made.  ...  I owned this set as a child.  I got it for Christmas in '84, and lost it piece by piece along the way.  It was always one of my favorite pieces, and it's a great treat to have it complete once more.

Nothing beats reliving these childhood toys.  Definitely a smart purchase.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on July 21, 2009, 10:02 AM
Today I received my General Lando and my Romba today, perfect and complete with original weapons. I got them $21.00 each.  ;D pics of my collection coming soon.

Very nice prices, looking forward to the pics. Save those pennies for the POTF figs, they command.

So I got my Dungeon set...

This is absolutely the best, most giddy SW purchase I have ever made.  The figures are in flawless condition - never out of their bags - and so is the rest.

Glad you jumped on it Darb, super awesome.  8)

Update: it came today, and the boil and pop worked perfectly. I boiled one for about 15 minutes and the arm slid right out and into the old one. I think boiling it for an extra long time helped out - if anyone ever tries this, go carefully, but it is possible. I have seen the promiseland.

Well, I'll be superamalgamated! Nicely done, now pics of it please.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 21, 2009, 12:18 PM
More pics here (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/).

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/HPIM0088.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on July 21, 2009, 12:53 PM
More pics here (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/).

Photobucket requires a login.  :-\
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 21, 2009, 11:12 PM
Whoops.  

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/HPIM0086.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/HPIM0089.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/HPIM0090.jpg)


Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on July 21, 2009, 11:31 PM
Very, very nice Darb. I still can't believe you took the figs out of the baggies!  (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/faint.gif)   :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 21, 2009, 11:38 PM
I always meant to, for my loose collection.  But then when I got them I was sorely tempted to leave them in, given their condition.  But I was too excited to have them hang with my other dudes.   :)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on July 21, 2009, 11:53 PM
I always meant to, for my loose collection.  But then when I got them I was sorely tempted to leave them in, given their condition.  But I was too excited to have them hang with my other dudes.   :)



That is a really nice piece.  I would have had a hard time ripping into these, but kudos on having some fresh out of the package rare figs to add to your collection!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on July 22, 2009, 10:57 AM
Nice stuff - take care with those 9D9 arms!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on July 23, 2009, 02:25 AM
Gotta say I'm disappointed that you took them out of the baggies.  Opening baggie figures is sacrilege IMO.  AFA and this uncirculated grading garbage in particular drives me crazy.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 23, 2009, 10:43 AM
Well, they are for my loose collection (which is the only collection I got!), and as much as I'd like to, I can't afford to buy loose extras of each of them.  I will have to find some way to atone for offending the baggie gods...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on July 23, 2009, 06:55 PM
Yeah, I don't mean to sound all judgmental, but I know almost any baggie collector would buy them from you for more than enough money to buy really pristine loose ones - and sealed baggie figures are dwindling fast thanks to the real villain - AFA. 

Next time let me know - I'll trade you my loose figures and then I'll re-buy them later. :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 24, 2009, 12:41 AM
If I only knew!   ;)

That would have been the smart thing, but I'm happy.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on July 25, 2009, 08:08 PM
If I only knew!   ;)

That would have been the smart thing, but I'm happy.

and that's the most important thing - the set looks beautiful, kudos on a great score!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on July 25, 2009, 08:10 PM
Darb,
An absolutely awesome set.  Like others, I cannot believe you opened the baggies, but hey, they're yours to do with as you please.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ryan on July 26, 2009, 12:37 AM
Very nice set Darb. It's absolutely pristine. I'm usually an opener but I think I would have had a hard time ripping those out of the bag. It's good to see some people can stomach that. What a great addition to your collection. :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 26, 2009, 12:58 PM
Thanks Ryan!

I certainly appreciate the perspective of leaving them in the bag.  Rob really opened my eyes to that side of it; I'm a loose collector and I don't ever really consider the carded/boxed equation (just so you guys know, this box was opened, as the tape had worn off).  It never really entered my mind the rarity of the baggies alone; I was just focused on filling a huge hole in my vintage collection in one shot, and replacing a favorite childhood toy.  If I had chosen to leave them in the baggies - which I did struggle with (a little) when I got them - I would have had to have found other loose examples, and I don't know I would ever find ones as good as this.  I know I wouldn't. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on July 31, 2009, 07:01 PM
I'm stuck at the old folk's home this weekend (dogsitting  :P ) so I decided to get my vintage collection out so I can take it to my new house to display. While I was here, I couldn't resist setting them all up and take a couple pics. Here we go:

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/scififan81/otherstuff002.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/scififan81/otherstuff003.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/scififan81/otherstuff007.jpg)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/scififan81/otherstuff008.jpg)

I've also recently decided to finish this collection off, so I needed to catalog what I had, what I didn't, what weapons I need, and what figures I need to replace. As you can see, the X-Wing Luke, AT-ST Driver, Weequay, Bossk, and Yoda need replacing, and that's just off the top of my head. Plus, that Vader is the Classic 4-pack version, so he'll probably be my first purchase on this new adventure. Anyway, thanks for the look.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 31, 2009, 09:30 PM
Great pics.  Your Stormtroopers have aged well, they still look pretty darn white.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on July 31, 2009, 09:40 PM
Thanks. They were at my LCS about 5 years ago, and were a steal at $10 each, guns included. I've been careful about storing them ever since, because I know it doesn't take much for that great condition to take a turn for the worst.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 1, 2009, 10:24 AM
Awesome, Ben.  Can't wait to see it grow.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 1, 2009, 11:24 AM
Nice collection of figs, looking forward to seeing the upgrades. Those Stormtroopers are sweet condition.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 1, 2009, 01:50 PM
Very nice!  And in great condition too!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on August 2, 2009, 02:35 AM
Thanks guys. And it grew today already- Darth Rock hooked me up with a super minty AT-AT Commander. Off to a good start, eh?  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 2, 2009, 03:05 AM
Sweet.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 7, 2009, 02:11 AM
I was pretty damn stoked to add this to my collection, and just to make it a little more unique, it's a Canadian version.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Darth%20Vader%20-%20Carded%20Figures/P1020686.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Darth%20Vader%20-%20Carded%20Figures/P1020687.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 7, 2009, 02:30 AM
Very nice Jesse, I have the Canadian version too. It's a sweet piece to have.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 7, 2009, 09:33 AM
Sweet.  Love the die cast stuff (I had to be extra good to get one of those as a kid).
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 7, 2009, 08:02 PM
I remember those!  Great find!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 10, 2009, 02:53 AM
I had it in my head that the cards for the diecast ships were the same size as the action figures.  Wow, was I wrong.  They're a LOT bigger.  I was going to use a standard acrylic case, but it looks like I'll have to shop around for one that fits.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 10, 2009, 04:07 AM
I had it in my head that the cards for the diecast ships were the same size as the action figures.  Wow, was I wrong.  They're a LOT bigger.  I was going to use a standard acrylic case, but it looks like I'll have to shop around for one that fits.

Send an e-mail off to Oscar, he has cases that will fit anything.  ;)

Oscar's Cases Site (http://www.oscarscases.com/01-swvint.html)

(http://www.oscarscases.com/00-products/01-swvint-MSC-3.JPG)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on August 11, 2009, 11:08 AM
Just pulled the trigger on a Yak Face from overseas - came to just a bit over $100, about 9.5 condition, with staff. So. I guess I'm done with vintage... weird.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 11, 2009, 11:10 AM
Just pulled the trigger on a Yak Face from overseas - came to just a bit over $100, about 9.5 condition, with staff. So. I guess I'm done with vintage... weird.

Nice, post a pic when he arrives.  :)

No one can ever be done with vintage.  :P   ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on August 11, 2009, 11:13 AM
Pics will be forthcoming, indeed.

I'm done as far as I have one of every loose figure complete with accessories, in the quality and condition that I'm happiest with. I admire carded collections, but it's not for me - takes up too much room (and $$$$). I'm sure I can replace a figure here and there, but I'm happy to sit on what I've got for awhile. It will be strange not to have specific figures to search for on ebay anymore, though.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 11, 2009, 11:32 AM
Way to go.  And congrats on completing your collection!  He's still on my list.  I've seen a couple Yakfaces on ebay this past week... so tempting.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on August 11, 2009, 11:57 AM
Just pulled the trigger on a Yak Face from overseas - came to just a bit over $100, about 9.5 condition, with staff. So. I guess I'm done with vintage... weird.

Nice work.  I'm short four at the moment, but am thinking about dumping birthday cash into getting there next month.  After those I want to pick up a few more variants.  I need a brown hair Luke, Lando with the teeth... etc.  After that, a few vehicles and I'm done.  I'm with you that carded vintage is too much trouble.  It's pretty awesome, but I don't want to spend $200 on something where the bubble might just fall off in 10 years.


Can we see the auction that you won?  Every time I watch a Yak Face that's in decent shape it ends $140+
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 11, 2009, 12:50 PM
Just pulled the trigger on a Yak Face from overseas

That is the way I completed most of my last 17, overseas. I got them from the UK or Germany & found that they ship internationaly, it just did not show up in the US bay as they were listed in their own country. A $100. Yak is a great deal.   ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on August 11, 2009, 02:05 PM
Thanks, all. I'm happy with it, for sure.

Can we see the auction that you won?  Every time I watch a Yak Face that's in decent shape it ends $140+

Sure!

Star Wars Vintage LAST 17 YAK FACE nr MINT C9.5 SUPERB (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300334710873#ht_500wt_1182)

I actually haggled back and forth a few times to get from £69.75 to £64.98 (about $115 to $107). I tried to get him down to the equivalent of $100 but no dice. I'm happy to have gotten it for under $110, though I just saw this completed auction for about $79 with shipping:

YAK FACE / Vintage Star Wars POTF Last 17 complete RARE (http://cgi.ebay.com/YAK-FACE-Vintage-Star-Wars-POTF-Last-17-complete-RARE_W0QQitemZ370240350545QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item56340b6951&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14#ht_500wt_956)

Damn. Don't know how I missed that one.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 11, 2009, 02:16 PM
I think you got the better one. The 2nd one you listed has turned yellow on the torso, the one you got looks way better.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on August 11, 2009, 03:35 PM
That's true. Good call.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on August 11, 2009, 06:45 PM
I think you got the better one. The 2nd one you listed has turned yellow on the torso, the one you got looks way better.  ;)

Still, that's a nice grab for $72.   :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on August 11, 2009, 09:14 PM
Also true. I would have gone for it for sure, had I seen it.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 12, 2009, 10:44 PM
On vacation in Chicago, and so I went to Quake today after hearing so many good things about it.  Definitely glad I did:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/122.jpg)

 ;D  Literally had to PEEL myself out of that store.  Vintage holy land.  What was kind of neat in a weird way was the number of customs in his loose boxes - someone didn't like their work anymore.  One was a very deformed 98 Spacetrooper.  Sad, because I never got that one.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt R. on August 12, 2009, 10:50 PM
Sweet score Darb ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on August 12, 2009, 10:54 PM
On vacation in Chicago, and so I went to Quake today after hearing so many good things about it.  Definitely glad I did:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/122.jpg)

 ;D  Literally had to PEEL myself out of that store.  Vintage holy land.  What was kind of neat in a weird way was the number of customs in his loose boxes - someone didn't like their work anymore.  One was a very deformed 98 Spacetrooper.  Sad, because I never got that one.

I recognize that A-Wing Pilot! He was on the lowest shelf behind the counter right? He's been there for a couple years I believe, glad to see he got a good home.  Is the Land of the Jawas set complete? Quake is a great store, my earlier post where I scored several boxed items occurred there. It's been a while since I've been there I think it's time for me to go back. BTW, what have you been doing in Chicago on vacation, there's tons of fun to do here.

Jesse - that Die Cast Vader TIE is super sweet, brings back memories of getting that at a local Sears.

Carp - nice pickup on the Yak-Face as already said it's a great deal for the price. I've been hesitant to pull the trigger online for Yak-Face (and Luke Stormtrooper & Blue Snaggletooth), to pay so much without having it hand bothers me a bit. Have you had any concerns in that regards?

II - were those your childhood figures you showed? They looked pretty good for being in storage for so long.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on August 12, 2009, 11:17 PM
I too have had some new acquisitions lately, several in the last week or so that have helped knock off a few more variants from my list...

I'll start off with an odd find I had at the Big Apple Comic-Con when I was in NYC in June (the Comic-Con happened to be taking place down the street from where my friends and I were staying so it was an easy thing to check out, especially for free admission). I found this guy in a $2 bin, I was shocked to find such a shiny gold BSG for that cheap...

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Colroom_v2.0/Colroom_v2.0_081209_01.jpg)

In the south suburbs of Chicago there is a somewhat regular toy show, I went for the first time last weekend with one of my buddies from the local collectors group. I came back with a complete Jord Dusat and a red/brown hair Bespin Luke sans saber for a total of $10! Not shown I also picked up a Duloks coin and a couple of extra accessories for a couple extra bucks.
(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Colroom_v2.0/Colroom_v2.0_081209_02.jpg)

Then this past weekend was Wizard World Chicago, I went on Sunday when all the dealers are trying to blow out their stock. And what lucky finds I came back with. An almost complete Ewok Village (just missing the t-cap) with a somewhat faded box (though displays nicely) for $45. A nice added touch, the set came with 5 Ewoks, 2 Teebos and 3 Lograys with variants of each. Now I just need their accessories to check those off the variant list. A Battle Damaged X-Wing with box and missing one cannon for $35. The ship is really good condition, the cockpit cover is clear and the BD stickers are applied which gives a nice contrast to my other BD X-Wing which doesn't have the stickers on it. Also found a red hair Hoth Leia complete with minor paint loss in a $5 bin, another shocking find. And finally scored a Warok for $30, now I'm just down to Luke Stormtrooper, Yak-Face, and Blue Snags to finish off my figure collection before starting with the Droids/Ewoks.
(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Colroom_v2.0/Colroom_v2.0_081209_03.jpg)

A final pickup at WW was a snap cape for Jedi Luke for $8. I've placed the cape on my blue saber/painted face Jedi Luke as seen below.
(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Colroom_v2.0/Colroom_v2.0_081209_04.jpg)

So it's been a vintage-heavy period for me lately, the only catch is I don't have space to put some of the stuff without making compromises. A good problem to have though...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on August 13, 2009, 03:10 AM
;D  Literally had to PEEL myself out of that store.  Vintage holy land.  What was kind of neat in a weird way was the number of customs in his loose boxes - someone didn't like their work anymore.  One was a very deformed 98 Spacetrooper.  Sad, because I never got that one.

Nice, that's only about a mile from where I just moved to.  It's on my list of places to go check out, hopefully real soon.  With the Cubs on a home stand this week, it's tough to go anywhere in the evenings after work.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on August 13, 2009, 12:32 PM
Carp - nice pickup on the Yak-Face as already said it's a great deal for the price. I've been hesitant to pull the trigger online for Yak-Face (and Luke Stormtrooper & Blue Snaggletooth), to pay so much without having it hand bothers me a bit. Have you had any concerns in that regards?

Thanks. I've completed the grand majority of my vintage stuff from ebay auctions (especially the POTF stuff), and I've had very few issues in doing so. I got a Blue Snag a few months ago that way, and I couldn't be happier with it. Haven't gotten the Yak yet, but if the pictures are honest, it should be a good grab as well. I just always make sure to buy from those with good reps, and it hasn't bitten me on the ass too much.

Looks like you've picked up some really amazing deals yourself lately - nice stuff!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 13, 2009, 05:21 PM
Wow, this thread has been a lot of fun to read lately, lots of new stuff being acquired, and a variety of stuff at that.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 13, 2009, 10:54 PM
Really nice pick up guys, nice to you all acquiring vintage stuff.  8)

This is not vintage but just way too cool & thought I would share it in here. I received today, a modern Russian Yoda carded bootleg.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/RussianBootlegYoda.jpg)

Russian POTF2 Bootlegs on Vintage Style Cardbacks (http://theswca.com/images-boots/russian-potf2.html)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on August 14, 2009, 12:52 AM
Those are awesome. I always think it's funny how little discretion there is behind which figures are bootlegged - Vader, Yoda, Chewbacca, and... two different Bossks. Sure, why not?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 14, 2009, 12:56 AM
Dale, that rocks!  I've been considering picking up a Russian Vader for a while now, but haven't quite been able to pull the trigger on the (very cool but very expensive) figure.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on August 14, 2009, 12:23 PM
How expensive are those, anyway? Isn't it sort of ironic that bootlegs would be more expensive? How would you ever know that it was an "authentic" bootleg, anyway? What really went on between Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedys, and who really pulled the trigger on JFK?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 14, 2009, 01:00 PM
How expensive are those, anyway? Isn't it sort of ironic that bootlegs would be more expensive? How would you ever know that it was an "authentic" bootleg, anyway? What really went on between Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedys, and who really pulled the trigger on JFK?

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How expensive are those, anyway?

A few bucks. Hint: Depending on the rarity of the boot & what countrie, anywhere from $20. to $10,099.00 (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=2458671&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=all&vc=1) Best damn auction I watched live!  :o :o  8)

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k130/KristaFoster/0d4c_1.jpg)

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Isn't it sort of ironic that bootlegs would be more expensive?

Nope, unlicensed items/boots are hard to find especially in good/mint condition. Some if not a great amount have been destroyed in their countries. I have seen pics of them getting destroyed.   :'(

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How would you ever know that it was an "authentic" bootleg, anyway?

From the bootleg pros of course.  ;)

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What really went on between Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedys,

Something about a Happy Birthday song that got someone pissed.  ::)

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and who really pulled the trigger on JFK?

Why the Comedian did silly!  :D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on August 14, 2009, 02:49 PM
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How would you ever know that it was an "authentic" bootleg, anyway?

From the bootleg pros of course.  ;)

Well, I guess my point is, if you wanted to reproduce or make a "bootleg" bootleg, how would anyone know the difference? We're not talking about high quality goods to begin with, here. Seems odd to me.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 14, 2009, 06:41 PM
On vacation in Chicago, and so I went to Quake today after hearing so many good things about it.  Definitely glad I did:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/122.jpg)

 ;D  Literally had to PEEL myself out of that store.  Vintage holy land.  What was kind of neat in a weird way was the number of customs in his loose boxes - someone didn't like their work anymore.  One was a very deformed 98 Spacetrooper.  Sad, because I never got that one.

I recognize that A-Wing Pilot! He was on the lowest shelf behind the counter right? He's been there for a couple years I believe, glad to see he got a good home.  Is the Land of the Jawas set complete? Quake is a great store, my earlier post where I scored several boxed items occurred there. It's been a while since I've been there I think it's time for me to go back. BTW, what have you been doing in Chicago on vacation, there's tons of fun to do here.

He was on a back shelf - didn't see exactly where since Dave pulled him out when we were chatting about what I was looking for.  The playset is very complete.  Very happy about that. 

I've been attendeing a writer's conference at NW.  Having a blast.  Just got back from wtaching the Cubs destroy the Pirates.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on August 14, 2009, 11:42 PM
I've been attendeing a writer's conference at NW.  Having a blast.  Just got back from wtaching the Cubs destroy the Pirates.  ;D

You were two blocks from my house then. :)  And you picked a good day to go, they just got swept by the Phillies.

And when you're at NW, you're two blocks from my office.  I work on East Ohio just off Michigan Ave.  I was actually walking around the campus today watching the military jets buzz the city.  

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 14, 2009, 11:57 PM
Sweet. 

They were  buzzing Wrigley during the game, like 20 times.  It was fantastic.  I had a great view of them the entire game.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 15, 2009, 12:01 AM
Just met Jeremy Piven at the movie theater.   :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on August 15, 2009, 12:04 AM
Yep - if you're still in town, the air show is tomorrow, and it's free.  10:00 to 4:00 at the North Avenue Beach.  My girlfriend was at home and was calling me to ask what the hell was going on outside.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on August 15, 2009, 01:14 AM
Yep - if you're still in town, the air show is tomorrow, and it's free.  10:00 to 4:00 at the North Avenue Beach.  My girlfriend was at home and was calling me to ask what the hell was going on outside.  :)

All morning at my office downtown jets were soaring past the high rises, oh the fun this time of year brings. Most importantly, you're both in town for the beginning of Bears season. This is the yea..... er no wait only Cubs fans are that out of touch with reality.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 15, 2009, 04:04 PM
I was downtown yesterday morning, and an F-16 was gunning down Lake Shore.  Scared some older folks on the street until they realized it was for the air show.  I got a picture of one going past the pine comb towers on the river I'll try to post.  Not that great a pic anyways.

Back to vintage, with the A-Wing Pilot I scored at Quake, I need only Stormtrooper Luke and Yakface.  WTF, is that all?  Jeez.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on August 16, 2009, 02:40 AM
Before we return to the regularly scheduled program...I caught the last 4 hours of the air show today.  ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Photography/ChiAirWater_0001.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Photography/ChiAirWater_0002.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 16, 2009, 02:45 AM
Are vintage figures flying those?   :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 16, 2009, 02:50 AM
The P-51 is a vintage aircraft.  And the F-15 is from the base where my first operational assignment was.   :D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on August 16, 2009, 03:29 AM
I'm not sure what you're seeing Dale, but those are all X-Wings and TIE Fighters.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt R. on August 31, 2009, 03:14 AM
I won a Imperial Gunner on ebay for $30 and I sent payment and I got a email from the guy, he say that he accidently sent it in the wrong package, anyway he refunded my money and sent me a free vintage stormtrooper for my troubles. I got it the other day and it wasn't a stormtrooper, it was a Vintage Stormtrooper Luke !!!  :o it had a little yellowing but nothing serious, I didn't have one I was like  ;D check off my list.  I will have a pic soon.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on August 31, 2009, 12:08 PM
I picked up Walrus Man and R2-D2 last night for less than $12 combined. I actually already have both figures but the condition is pretty poor. R2's stickers did not survive well over the years, and Walrus Man had some rather unfortunate burn marks to the face. (Yes, I was a disturbed kid  ;) )

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on September 1, 2009, 11:43 PM
I'm headed back to Chicago on the 11th for the U2 concert  ;D and planning a return trip to Quake.  Have you had a chance to go there, Rob?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on September 2, 2009, 12:48 AM
I picked up Walrus Man and R2-D2 last night for less than $12 combined. I actually already have both figures but the condition is pretty poor. R2's stickers did not survive well over the years, and Walrus Man had some rather unfortunate burn marks to the face. (Yes, I was a disturbed kid  ;) )



Ha!  We used to use fire crackers, lighter fluid and gasoline on the 1/35 scale military models we used to build. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on September 4, 2009, 11:26 AM
I'm headed back to Chicago on the 11th for the U2 concert  ;D and planning a return trip to Quake.  Have you had a chance to go there, Rob?

I did.  Cool store, but I probably won't go back.  I've got pretty much a complete set of the modern, and other than a little bit of vintage it seemed like he mostly just had tons of older late 90's / early 2000's stuff.  He couldn't get Gentle Giant stuff which is pretty much all I buy in those kinds of stores nowadays.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 6, 2009, 09:42 PM
Picked up a Desert Sail Skiff Mini-Rig for $5 + shipping today, looks to be in pretty good shape.

Also nabbed a Han Solo w/Trenchcoat, non-camo lapel version, for about $8 total.

Slowly but surely, I'm narrowing the list...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on September 10, 2009, 11:51 AM
This is killing me, yet it's not.  I haven't bought anything vintage in over a year, probably closer to two years.  I'm just not that interested in anything although I still need a Yak Face to complete my loose set.  I haven't added anything to my Han focus in a while and am actually debating selling my MOC Hans so fund a new Les Paul guitar.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 10, 2009, 11:55 AM
My interest in vintage collecting has really resurged the past few weeks. I find it's a great way to fill the gaps between new product waves hitting the retail outlets. It gets demoralizing when those "dry spells" hit so hunting ebay to fill out my Kenner stuff has been a great supplementary pastime.

At this point I am "guesstimating" that I should have a complete Kenner collection by early 2010. After that, I don't know what I will do to fill the void...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on September 15, 2009, 01:46 AM
I was in Stillwater, MN today and found a few vintage figs in one of the antique shops.  Mostly over-priced junk ($23 for a destroyed landspeeder with no working wheels and missing canopy  ::), but I did decide to pick up a relatively nice Weequay for $4.  No weapon and a little paint rub, but most of the paint is great and joints were all stiff.  It also just said made in "H.K." which I think is different from the other version I have.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 15, 2009, 12:20 PM
Picked up Battle Poncho Leia last night on eBay...surprised what popular auctions these are. I also got a Paploo the previous evening, so some progress this week.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on September 21, 2009, 02:49 AM
Pop-up Artoo showed up yesterday.  Warok, Yak Face, and Stormtrooper Luke are in the mail.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Pop_Up_R2D2.jpg)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on September 21, 2009, 10:44 AM
Wow, that's impressive.  Nice score.  And nice run!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on September 22, 2009, 01:00 AM
Thanks Darby, I'm very happy with him.   8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 22, 2009, 02:30 AM
Very nice R2 Rob, super condition.  8)

Congrats on the other grabs, can't wait to see the pics. Are you going to hunt down a VC Jawa, I did not one in your pics & the animated Droids/Ewoks figs?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on September 22, 2009, 02:56 AM
I'd like to get a VC Jawa... but the prices are outrageous as far as I can tell.  A few years ago they seemed to go for around $250 and recently I was thinking that if I could get one for that much I might, but when I looked it seemed like they sold for more like $400 to $500.  It'll probably be awhile before I can justify something like that.  I've thought about parting with my modest baggie collection and using the money to buy one.  I've got about 20 or so figures in baggies and figure I can probably get somewhere around $250 if I sold them.

As for Droids and Ewoks, I never really thought about it much.  I guess I don't have any real plans to get those, but if I pick up the last few vehicles and variants that I want from the regular vintage line and I still have the itch, that might be a good way to go.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on September 22, 2009, 10:56 AM
I've been in the market for a VC Jawa this year, and Rob's right, they are falling around $500.  I am saving my pennies, hoping it's possible.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on September 24, 2009, 02:31 AM
Yak Face got here today.   8)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Yak_Face.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 24, 2009, 04:38 AM
Very nice Rob, Yak looks awesome.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on September 24, 2009, 07:59 AM
Nice pick ups and to for the Droids and Ewoks figures. Trust me you will want them eventually anyway and they are great  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on September 24, 2009, 09:11 PM
Nice pick ups and to for the Droids and Ewoks figures. Trust me you will want them eventually anyway and they are great  ;D

I second the sentiment. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on September 24, 2009, 10:44 PM
Alright, alright.  Once I pick up a few variants, the rest of the vehicles, few more playsets and the older Gentle Giant stuff I'm missing, I'll start collecting Droids and Ewoks...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on September 24, 2009, 11:50 PM
Well done Rob - those two figs are cherry!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on September 25, 2009, 08:04 PM
awesome pickups Rob, they looked great in person so definitely worth the investment
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: iFett on September 26, 2009, 09:48 AM
Can anyone tell me what this (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3631957&cp=2274249) is?  Guess I was totally unaware that TRU sells used vinty figs on their website.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on September 26, 2009, 01:12 PM
Can anyone tell me what this (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3631957&cp=2274249) is?  Guess I was totally unaware that TRU sells used vinty figs on their website.

That's kind of cool.  I wonder if you always get the same five pictured or different variations?  There's is one comment from 9/5 that someone was happy with their purchase.

It's definitely not as vague as This Star Wars Item. (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3619085)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 26, 2009, 04:43 PM
Can anyone tell me what this (http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3631957&cp=2274249) is?  Guess I was totally unaware that TRU sells used vinty figs on their website.

I think that stuf is sold from Brianstoys, I remember talk about the odd vinty stuff showing up on TRU online. Meh!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 26, 2009, 10:30 PM
Yeah, I've seen that stuff too, seems sketchy to me.


I scored a very minty Big Head Han today...just starting to delve into the long list of variants I still need. (Something like 20 at last count)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on September 30, 2009, 10:20 PM
New Warok (old one was mine from childhood... had a crayola yellow torso and a repro bow) and Stormtrooper Luke are here.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/StormyLuke.jpg)


Blue Snags is the last figure I need... and there's one on the way.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on October 1, 2009, 04:10 PM
Congrats! It's definitely weird to get to the end.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on October 1, 2009, 04:55 PM
Thanks!  Yeah, it's an odd thing.  I still want to nab a Brown Haired farm boy Luke... and a few vehicles... a Dagobah playset etc...  I might do Droids / Ewoks but don't have plans to at the moment.

I'm also toying with the idea of selling my modest Kenner baggie collection.  I've got around 20 of them and I don't see myself collecting the rest given how expensive they get. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 2, 2009, 12:31 AM
Do you plan an trying to nab all the variants too? I was starting down that road but am starting to reconsider...there are nearly as many variants as regular figures. (maybe even more)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on October 2, 2009, 01:27 AM
I certainly don't plan on doing anything that involved.  I've got a pair of Ackbars, a pair of Bespin Lukes... two versions of Obi-wan.  Big and Small head han.  Like I said I wnat to add the Farmboy brown hair Luke... maybe a smiling Lando and a turtleneck Bespin Leia, but I'm not going to start looking for molded Hoth Han or Small mouth Biker Scout...

I would eventually like to get a vinyl caped jawa though.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 2, 2009, 10:11 AM
I hear ya. It's a slippery slope. "Variant" is a VERY subjective term. I've got the vinyl cape jawa, orange hair Luke, etc on my list too, but those may never happen. I wish there was an official catalog of documented variants somewhere. All the information I get is piecemeal.

What is molded Hoth Han? I'm not sure I have heard of this one...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on October 2, 2009, 10:26 AM
Dale can let me know if I'm wrong about this but he was released with legs that were made of tan plastic, and then later with legs that were blue plastic painted tan.  I seem to remember them running about $75-$100ish?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 2, 2009, 10:59 AM
The molded Han variant was released with tan legs (unpainted) & the blue of the jacket painted one. Which version came 1st is beyond me.

Han Hoth (http://www.rebelscum.com/VINtHanhoth.asp)

Normal version.

(http://www.rebelscum.com/vintage/vinthanhothfr.jpg)

Variant tan legs.

(http://www.rebelscum.com/vintage/vinthanhothmoulded1.jpg)

Very nice figures, thay look sharp Rob.  8)

I received this in the mail yesterday, Han Solo Hoth with moulded legs variation .  8)

Some paint loss & the holster is split at the top but better than nothing.  :P

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/SideShow%20Greivous%20Statue/HanHothMouldedLegsVariation.jpg)

I'm new to that one Dale - what's different about it?  And how rare is it?

The legs are moulded in tan plastic, not painted. I have been after one for a long time, not many pop up but when they do you are looking to pay $70. depending on the condition. I have seen the odd ones go for around the $200. range.

Han Solo Hoth Outfit (http://www.rebelscum.com/VINtHanhoth.asp)

Gonna run ya $100. plus for a good one.

VINTAGE Star Wars molded legs  (http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-Star-Wars-molded-legs-HAN-SOLO-ORIGINAL-HOTH_W0QQitemZ380160663739QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item58835760bb&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14)

One sold on RS (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB29&Number=3784459&Forum=f29&Words=%20molded%20han&Searchpage=0&Limit=9999&Main=3784459&Search=true&where=bodysub&Name=&daterange=1&newerval=0&newertype=w&olderval=1&oldertype=d&bodyprev=#Post3784459) for $100.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on October 2, 2009, 11:59 AM
Thanks Dale. 

That's the sort of variant that doesn't really appeal to me... it looks just about the same as the other one.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 2, 2009, 12:06 PM
No problem Rob, always remember that the only difference between a regular version & a variant is the $$$.  ;)

Now once you get a regular VCJ, you have to get the Toltoy version!  :P   :-*   >:D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 2, 2009, 01:34 PM
What's the Toltoy version? (pardon my ignorance)

Thanks for the Han pics. That second one just looks like the legs didn't get painted. Maybe I should add it to the List though...hmm.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on October 2, 2009, 02:17 PM
Now once you get a regular VCJ, you have to get the Toltoy version!  :P   :-*   >:D

Screw that.  I got my VCJ for about $150 and I'll be happily smug about that. 

Once you're done the variants you logically move on to carded figures, right?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 2, 2009, 02:24 PM

Once you're done the variants you logically move on to carded figures, right?

DROIDS & EWOKS!  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 2, 2009, 02:39 PM
What's the Toltoy version? (pardon my ignorance)

A very pricey variant.   ;D

I just acquired this beauty today, need I say more.  (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/woohoo.gif)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Darth%20Vader/Australian%20Vinyl%20Cape%20Jawa.jpg)

Australian Toltoys ESB Vinyl Cape Jawa (http://theswca.com/images-forei/toltoys-esb-vcjawa.html)

Screw that.  I got my VCJ for about $150 and I'll be happily smug about that.

I wasn't talking to you butthead!   >:(   :-*
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on October 2, 2009, 03:40 PM
Once you're done the variants you logically move on to carded figures, right?

Not me.  I'm done with anything carded.  Vintage carded looks awesome, but eventually those bubbles are all going to pop right off.  I don't want to spend $300 on something that will probably eventually be a loose figure.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on October 2, 2009, 06:14 PM
Once you're done the variants you logically move on to carded figures, right?

Not me.  I'm done with anything carded.  Vintage carded looks awesome, but eventually those bubbles are all going to pop right off.  I don't want to spend $300 on something that will probably eventually be a loose figure.

So you've seen my Star Wars carded Power Droid, have you? :'( 


Once you're done the variants you logically move on to carded figures, right?

DROIDS & EWOKS!  ;D

Meh, been there, done that.  ;)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on October 2, 2009, 06:25 PM
So you've seen my Star Wars carded Power Droid, have you? :'( 

Yep, and I feel for you.  My assumption is that eventually every carded figure will follow suit.  It just doesn't seem like a good way to spend large amounts of money IMO.  My Stormtrooper Luke might turn more yellow, but for the most part I'm confident that my loose collection will stay as-is for me to continue to enjoy.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 5, 2009, 10:32 AM
Finally picked up the Endor Forest Ranger last night...loose, but 100% complete and all stickers still on the original sticker sheet. (Not for long) Not a bad get for the price.

Now I can start focusing on those last 3 POTF mini-rigs. (I know, good luck)

Got my smiling Lando and Big-Head Han in the mail over the weekend - both looked great, thankfully.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on October 5, 2009, 09:47 PM
That does it.  The Vintage set is complete.   ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Snags.jpg)

I took a gamble on one that had pretty bad photos and ended up getting him for $120.  :D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on October 5, 2009, 10:43 PM
That is NICE.  Way to go, Rob.  I just have Yakface left.  All of a sudden after a few months of prices being somewhat down ($100) they've gone back up ($200).
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 5, 2009, 10:53 PM
Congrats on finishing the vinty set Rob, that was fast.  ;D

The BS looks pretty darn good, now get the dented toe variation.  :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on October 5, 2009, 11:00 PM
That does it.  The Vintage set is complete.   ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Snags.jpg)

I took a gamble on one that had pretty bad photos and ended up getting him for $120.  :D

Nice.  Congrats on finishing. 

I should also congratulate you on messing with my mind about carded figs.  I'm maybe 1/3 of the way through carded, maybe a little further and now I'm contemplating selling them since they're commanding good coin and I've got some good deals on quite a few so could make a significant chunk of change back. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 6, 2009, 12:58 AM
Fantastic additions Rob!  I still have the POTF figures (minus Anakin) to complete my collection, but I've been very slow to finish them off.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on October 6, 2009, 12:10 PM
Thanks guys.  Here are the pictures from the eBay auction to give you an idea of how bad they were... I decided that even all blurry and blown out, if the boots were messed you'd be able to tell.  I think that with better photos he'd have gotten more like $165 for this one:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Snags_01.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Snags_02.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Snags_03.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Snags_04.png)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/SW%20Collection/Snags_05.png)

Nice.  Congrats on finishing.  

I should also congratulate you on messing with my mind about carded figs.  I'm maybe 1/3 of the way through carded, maybe a little further and now I'm contemplating selling them since they're commanding good coin and I've got some good deals on quite a few so could make a significant chunk of change back.  

Sorry, didn't mean to make you question doing something you enjoy.   :-[  Maybe it's more of my way of convincing myself to avoid spending unseemly amounts of money on carded collecting?  :-\
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 7, 2009, 10:07 AM
I picked up Lumat last night...the last non-POTF fig I still needed.(Variants excepted)

Focus is now on replacing my played out Luke and Death Star Commander.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on October 11, 2009, 08:28 PM
Bitchen, Rob - now get ready to suffer in the void.  ;)

Forgot I never posted pics of my Yakface - these aren't the absolute best pics, but they show the condition well. It's a great figure.

(http://www.megatoothpastemammals.com/yak2.JPG)(http://www.megatoothpastemammals.com/yak1.JPG)

It's still weird to see him in my cabinet - that figure always seemed so unattainable for so many years.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JabbaJoe on October 12, 2009, 09:32 AM
Picked up a carded POTF Warok and a carded POTF A-Wing Pilot at a comic book show on Saturday.  Paid a little more then I would have liked to for them, but I am very happy to add them to my vintage carded collection. :) 8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 12, 2009, 10:25 AM
That's awesome...I can't even find comics I want at comic conventions anymore, much less vintage figs.

What was the "ballpark" price of these items if you don't mind sharing?

I nabbed a replacement Death Squad Commander over the weekend on eBay but otherwise it's been pretty slow going for my vintage collecting lately.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JabbaJoe on October 13, 2009, 08:21 AM
That's awesome...I can't even find comics I want at comic conventions anymore, much less vintage figs.

What was the "ballpark" price of these items if you don't mind sharing?

I nabbed a replacement Death Squad Commander over the weekend on eBay but otherwise it's been pretty slow going for my vintage collecting lately.

$100 for the A-Wing Pilot and $150 for Warok. :'(  I did some checking on the prices online and that is about what they sell for and they are in very nice condition. :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: IncomT65 on October 13, 2009, 03:17 PM

Forgot I never posted pics of my Yakface - these aren't the absolute best pics, but they show the condition well. It's a great figure.

It's still weird to see him in my cabinet - that figure always seemed so unattainable for so many years.

That IS an excellent Yakface Carpeteria3000! No paint rubs, do I see that right? Very very nice.

I've got my Yakface back for some time now, with some minor paint rubs on his hands. You see, I sold my own (from my childhood) to a sci-fi store in Florida in the late 80s for $10 or so. Stupidest thing I've ever done and I'm real happy with my current one.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on October 13, 2009, 07:25 PM
No rubs at all - it's solid, and it was bought from an overseas ebay for a touch over $100. I'm happy with it, for sure.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 19, 2009, 11:16 AM
Really working the Vintage angle lately with no new CW stuff coming out...

Picked up the Bespin Guard and IG-88 variants over the weekend. Man, it is hard to eyeball that stuff on eBay with any degree of certainty. I swear it took me 15 minutes just to figure out if I had the "long mustache" or "short mustache" version. And don't even get me started on those IG-88 eye stalks...

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 21, 2009, 09:20 PM
I got my IG-88 variant today and man, I am pleased with this one. A "true" variant, I can now see the subtle differences in the head sculpt as well as the awesome metallic finish. Much cooler than the dull gray I had growing up.

I also got a very nice Death Squad Commander, which is the next to last "replacement" fig I need. (Original Luke is last)

Still waiting on the Bespin guard to show up...along with a nice minty gray-hair Ben I needed.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 23, 2009, 09:40 AM
Got the Bespin Long Mustache Guard yesterday in the mail...not quite as obvious a variant as I had hoped. Ah well, he was fairly cheap and off the List now.

Picked up Short Mouth Biker Scout last night on eBay. I don't see too many of these, and most look like foreign knock-offs. (Maybe that variation was only part of a foreign production run? Not sure...) Pretty happy about this one though.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on October 24, 2009, 03:47 AM
Picked up Short Mouth Biker Scout last night on eBay. I don't see too many of these, and most look like foreign knock-offs. (Maybe that variation was only part of a foreign production run? Not sure...) Pretty happy about this one though.
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the short mouth Biker Scout is a Mexican Kenner figure. Came in a Kenner card with a dull dark card back. most times with  pencil tip sized hole behind the figure on the card.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 24, 2009, 02:37 PM
Thanks dude, that's exactly what I had suspected...Lili Ledy all the way.

I would have preferred to restrict my collection to domestic variants but this is a pretty noteworthy one so probably deserving of its place in my stash.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on October 24, 2009, 04:28 PM
Thanks dude, that's exactly what I had suspected...Lili Ledy all the way.

I would have preferred to restrict my collection to domestic variants but this is a pretty noteworthy one so probably deserving of its place in my stash.

Nice grab on this!  While it is foreign, it's a pretty cool variation and definitely stands out next to the regular one.  It's easily one of my favorites from the vintage line.  I liked it enough to snag one loose and one carded.   ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on October 24, 2009, 10:40 PM
I've been meaning to post the last few days that my vintage loose figure collection is finally complete.  I snagged Yakface last week, complete with coin for a very reasonable price.  He's in perfect shape.  The pictures from my camera don't really do him justice, so I'm going to try and take some more tomorrow in better light:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/HPIM0097.jpg)

A terrible picture of my collection:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/HPIM0100.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 24, 2009, 10:52 PM
Some nice acquisitions posted here, keep it up gang.  8)

I have the Lili Ledy Scout Trooper & he is sweet.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on October 25, 2009, 05:20 PM
Some better pics of Yak as promised: 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/HPIM0102.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/HPIM0103.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/HPIM0104.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on October 25, 2009, 08:36 PM
Nice score, Darb! What are you going to do now that the vintage collection is done?  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on October 26, 2009, 12:53 AM
I'm going to Disney World!

But really, I have some other major vintage stuff I want (Jabba, Sandcrawler, Vinyl Cape Jawa) to go before I'm done.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 26, 2009, 05:09 PM
How 'bout all them variants Darb? You know you need 'em!  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 27, 2009, 11:18 PM
One more down...Blue Apron Ugnaught.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 29, 2009, 04:12 PM
I'm kicking myself for paying too much, but I finally picked up Brown Snake Yoda. Green snake isn't likely to come cheap either.

I'm pleased to at least be making a dent in the Vintage List. I think I'm down to 10 POTF figures, 1 replacement Luke, and about a dozen or so variants. (That variant total shifts though, as I continue to stumble across worthy additions)

Looking forward to rounding out the vehicles and playsets next.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on October 30, 2009, 01:11 AM
What did you end up paying for the Brown Snake version?  I have the darker green Yoda complete with all but his brown snake and haven't been able to bring myself to spend big when all I'm missing is the accessory. 

And is there truly a green snake version?  I thought this was a dismissed variant.  Here's the comment from RS on the subject:

"There is much talk of a Yoda being released with a green snake, but research and common opinion show this to be a case of plastic degradation and not a true variation, just like the green limbed Chewbacca."
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 30, 2009, 10:35 AM
I paid $25 with shipping for the Brown snake Yoda variant. (The cane is a different color too as is his skin tone, and maybe something different about the eyes, not sure because he is not in hand yet) I generally don't like to pay that much for the more standard variants, but some you just don't see that much and this was a nice copy.

Yeah, the green snake variant may be subject to some conjecture, just like Blue Smock Ugnaught (Which I personally believe is a legitimate variant, not a color degradation). I guess it depends on your own point of view.

There are definitely some eBay autions out there for the Green Snake version, and the photos I have seen look legitimate, but who knows?

Variants are a slippery business, it's really difficult to gauge the legitimacy of a lot of these things because there are just so many out there but not a lot of corroborating evidence.

So how much is too much for a minty loose Sand Skimmer?  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on October 30, 2009, 11:31 AM
That's not a bad price for the Yoda.  I've not looked in a while, but when I was actively searching they were going to $25 before shipping.  The cane is a darker color and the paint on the eyes is different along with the skin tone.  I don't see any difference in the belt or cloak with mine. 

As for variants, I'm no expert, but if the "experts" agree it is plastic degradation, then that's where I net out on it as well.  The Ugnaught was released with a blue smock (common) and the purple one is much harder to come by from what I understand.  I have these two and it is a huge difference in color.  Fabric is also unlikely to "degrade" into another color the way that plastic does.   ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 30, 2009, 11:42 AM
Thanks, I am in total agreement with you on the Ugnaught. I actually had the purple version from back in the day, so I look forward to comparing side by side.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: ironman1972 on November 2, 2009, 04:12 AM
Hi I'm a newb to the site, just wondered if anyone could help me out with some info? I have a set of Star Wars lead miniatures, manufactured by Grenadier Models for West End Games. It's set number 40302, Imperial Forces and the pieces are stamped 1987. Can anyone give me an idea of how desirable and how valuable they are, been gathering dust up in the loft since I was a kid. They're unpainted by the way, thanks :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on November 2, 2009, 08:48 AM
Star Wars Miniatures
Collector's Guide to Grenadier Boxed Sets (http://www.jakestabletop.com/swmb/swgrenboxed.html)

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40302 -- Imperial Forces (1988; 10 figures)
Darth Vader (lightsaber up), Moff Tarkin, 3x Stormtroopers (1 w/ long rifle), TIE Fighter Pilot, Imperial Droid (from Death Star), Death Star Gunner, Death Star Officer (Navy officer w/ cap), Death Star Trooper (Navy trooper)

Star Wars Imperial Forces miniatures box set (1988) 40302 $35.00 (http://outlandct.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=117_312&products_id=744&zenid=4f93e5ec9226abdfd0cd4f9110f6eed0)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 2, 2009, 10:39 AM
One more down...Blue Apron Ugnaught.

This is killing me.  >:(

I finally got the Ble Apron Ugnaught, opened it, and what do I find but the purple apron version. Looks nothing like the pic on the auction.

So of course I write the seller to complain and he says "no, that IS the blue apron version. The purple variant is an even darker shade of purple". WTF?!?!

Are people just color-blind or can they really not tell the difference between blue and purple? I feel like I got totally hosed, and am trying to figure out how to get my money back now.

I've been on eBay over 10 years and the worst experiences I have had by far are with people dealing vintage SW merchandise. There is just something inherently shady about the whole enterprise.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on November 2, 2009, 12:29 PM
Hmmn...I think your view of purple maybe different from others.  The standard "blue" is really more of a Vikings purple on mine, but the purple version I have is a much more obvious skittles-purple if you will.  Here's a comparison pic of how mine look - I have found the purple on the left to be much harder to find.

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/piggies.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 2, 2009, 01:09 PM
Thanks dude, I can't see those pics at work but will inspect closely tonight to compare.

I actually have one from my youth, and the one I just got appears identical, so I'm hoping there is some kind of noticeable difference with the "Skittles' Variant.

The photo on the auction though, looked much bluer than what I got though. That is the main reason I am frustrated. Maybe it is just a really subtle difference though.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on November 2, 2009, 04:05 PM
I share your pain McMetal.  I had the same issue trying to obtain the blue smock Ugnaught, including a seller insisting it was indeed blue and my monitor had shown the color incorrectly. 

I also had a seller send me a regular biker scout instead of the short mouth version and subsequently relisted the one I bid on.  So yes, vintage SW sellers can be a pain.  Mind you so can the buyers.  I listed a lot when I was actively working on my loose collection, selling spares/duplicates.  I'm very careful to list that some items had repro weapons because I felt it fair.  Then I got a negative from a buyer who was disappointed because some of the weapons were repros.  Well duh, that's what the auction said.  Thankfully it was plain as day and ebay got rid of the feedback.  I'm happy to not be buying as much; less grief. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 4, 2009, 11:14 PM
Yeah, the two I have are practically identical, nowhere near as differentiated as in the pic above. I think I can return it minus the shipping, which is better than nothing, I guess. I already have a bid out on another Blue Uggie from a different seller that again, has a photo which looks very blue to me. Let's hope it's not just my monitor again.  ::)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on November 4, 2009, 11:33 PM
So you both had the purple looking version, but not the blue?  I though the blue was the more common by far...  ???
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 5, 2009, 10:39 AM
I honestly have no idea at this point. When I hold my Ug up to the one I got recently, the aprons appear to be nearly identical. (Nowhere near like the picture you posted) The Seller SWEARS he sent me the Blue version, but it does not seem to match the photo from his auction. On the other hand, he has been very responsive and seemingly willing to help, so I don't think it's an outright scam either. I guess I'm going to just have to keep buying these until I can find one that actually looks blue to me.

I just know I'm going to have the same problem with the Klaatu variant. (Grey limbs? Tan limbs? Ugh...)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 5, 2009, 10:59 PM
Bespin Leia with Turtleneck is now off the list, picked her up tonight. (so to speak)

Slowly the list is shrinking.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on November 8, 2009, 12:21 PM
I was reading about Ugnaught and am surprised to hear you are having trouble getting a blue one. It was alwasy the more common version. There is a big difference in color when you see them in person so if they look the same you are probably out of luck.

As for Klaatu, that was a true pain becuase the brown is so slight. I have one with all 4 brown limbs but it wasnt easy to find. Ended up with 1 all brown, 1 all gray, and 1 half gray and half brown.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on November 8, 2009, 02:41 PM
I haven't seen the Klaatu variation.  Do you have pictures?  Is this a difference in plastics used or just discoloration over time?  Seems odd that you would have a half and half version - I guess they just mixed parts at the plant.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 8, 2009, 08:53 PM
The differences are pretty subtle:

http://www.landoslocker.com/range_rotj/images/klaatu/comp_hk_nocoo.jpg
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 8, 2009, 09:45 PM
Well, really it's not so much a question of finding one, as finding one that is ACTUALLY, obviously Blue. The last one I bought off eBay, which I have to ship back tomorrow, looked blue in the photo but when I got it it was the same shade of purple as the one I had. (Seller SWEARS it is really the blue one)

I don't know what to think, honestly. I mean, I can tell purple from blue, the pics from JediJman look obvious enough to me. Compounding my uncertainty is some speculation I have read online that this is not a true variant, but a simple color degradation of the soft goods over time. I'm not sure I buy that, but it does make me wonder.

I'm likely going to try picking up another one this week or next; maybe I will have better luck.

RE: Klaatu: yeah, the mix and match limbs seem to be the more common of the variants for this fig. I actually want one with ALL tan limbs, which I have a line on but haven't pulled the trigger yet. (soon)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on November 8, 2009, 10:51 PM
I'm still curious to see what yours look like.  Do both of yours look like the strong purple in the picture I posted?  When I was younger, I thought I had the purple one because it's not a strong royal blue - more of a blue/violet.  Then I got the true purple one and was stunned at the color difference.  There's no way it's fabric color wear, and pretty much everything I've read says that color degredation is tied to plastics not fabric. 

JV - thanks for the pics on Klaatu.  That is a really difficult color variation to spot.  Looks almost easier to spot the difference in green skin color - at least in the photo. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 9, 2009, 10:34 AM
Yeah, I wish I could post a pic before I send it back. I'm pretty hopeless with that stuff though.

All I know is that I examined both repeatedly and stared REALLY hard trying to convince myself the two were different and I could not. Whereas I look at the pic you posted and the difference is quite obvious.

I went ahead and snagged that All-Tan-Limb Klaatu I had my eye on...even without the weapon this was too good to pass up for the price. I looked closely and definitely have the grey version already, so this should complete my Klaatu run. (Not worried about the mix and match color variants, and I don't buy that "blue face" variant people are trying to pass off on eBay)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on November 9, 2009, 05:09 PM
I wish i could post some pics for you but my stuff is in NJ and i am in hell (Arizona). If you still want them when i go back for Xmas, i will dig them out.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 10, 2009, 10:13 AM
I got my replacement "farm boy" Luke yesterday in the mail and am very pleased with the overall condition, down to the minty lightsaber with tip intact. VERY happy about this one. (My original was in sad shape, no saber and slathered in green paint) Now I just have to debate whether I need to replace my Obi-Wan and Vader due to saber-wear over the years.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 13, 2009, 11:23 AM
I got my refund for the Faux-Blue Apron Ugnaught and promptly re-invested it in a nice Bespin Luke Brown Hair variant.

Making some good head way on the variant list...should be wrapping up the non-premium variants in the next couple of weeks. Then back to the 10 remaining POTF figs, and finally playsets and vehicles.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on November 13, 2009, 03:44 PM
I got my refund for the Faux-Blue Apron Ugnaught and promptly re-invested it in a nice Bespin Luke Brown Hair variant.

Making some good head way on the variant list...should be wrapping up the non-premium variants in the next couple of weeks. Then back to the 10 remaining POTF figs, and finally playsets and vehicles.

Nice work - you need to get us some pics of this stuff!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on November 14, 2009, 04:28 PM
Picked up some loose (bagged) figures today from a local shop today.

Short mouth Biker Scout (complete with blaster)
Rancor Keeper (my orig. vintage one was ****)
Nien Numb (mint with blaster)
Walrus Man (minty with blaster)
Klaatu (grayish face, fuzzier skirt)

all for $36.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on November 14, 2009, 08:19 PM
Picked up some loose (bagged) figures today from a local shop today.

Short mouth Biker Scout (complete with blaster)
Rancor Keeper (my orig. vintage one was ****)
Nien Numb (mint with blaster)
Walrus Man (minty with blaster)
Klaatu (grayish face, fuzzier skirt)

all for $36.

Wow, that's a huge deal.  You'd pay close to that for the Scout variation alone.  Was this Hot Comics?  Any other vint goodies at good prices?  Stang, nice find Jay!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 14, 2009, 08:54 PM
Picked up some loose (bagged) figures today from a local shop today.

Short mouth Biker Scout (complete with blaster)
Rancor Keeper (my orig. vintage one was ****)
Nien Numb (mint with blaster)
Walrus Man (minty with blaster)
Klaatu (grayish face, fuzzier skirt)

all for $36.

Dude, that's outrageous. Splendid work there. I think my short mouth biker ran me close to $20 and didn't come with the original gun either. If I could find stuff like that around here I would be in heaven.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 16, 2009, 11:22 PM
I was lucky enough to win the elusive Security Scout mini-rig tonight on eBay. That is a tough one to find for whatever reason, but I came across a nice loose one for a decent price. Kind of surprised I won it actually, but extremely pleased.

Now I just need to hunt down that Imperial Sniper and Sand Skimmer and I am good to go.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 19, 2009, 11:11 PM
Got my tan-limb Klaatu variant in the mail today. Not one of my favorites I would have to say, the color differences are a little more subtle than I was expecting. The soft goods portion is significantly different though, both in color and texture/thickness. So that's a plus.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 21, 2009, 10:16 PM
Picked up a minty Romba earlier today for a good price on eBay, surprisingly. Just missed on Warok.

Also got the Security Scout in the mail today...I love this thing! Sure, it's gimmicky as hell, but I value it for the sheer weirdness.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 23, 2009, 03:38 PM
Finally got my Grey hair Obi-Wan variant in the mail today, another one off the list. Pretty decent shape, lightsaber w/tip intact, good cape. All in all, I am satisfied.

Have already started some initial forays into playsets and vehicles...prices are generally much better than I'd expected. I definitely see myself moving into these areas sooner rather than later given the escalating price brackets of the remaining figures I still need. (Yakface, Blue Snags, etc)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on November 26, 2009, 12:50 AM
Just got a ESB carded Boba fett in C-8 condition with the printed Revenge offer. the only thing is that the seller put down all flaws but one. i am OK with the rest of the flaws but she failed to put down that the figure has frost all over it and now i am thinking of returning it for the reason of her not being up front about it.I payed a little over $300.00 shipped.I know they go for more and i will never get a cheaper one but that just pisses me off when they hide thing like that. should i return it ?.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on November 27, 2009, 12:54 PM
Picked up some loose (bagged) figures today from a local shop today.

Short mouth Biker Scout (complete with blaster)
Rancor Keeper (my orig. vintage one was ****)
Nien Numb (mint with blaster)
Walrus Man (minty with blaster)
Klaatu (grayish face, fuzzier skirt)

all for $36.

Like sealed Kenner Baggie, bagged?  If so, that's a steal.


Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on November 27, 2009, 12:55 PM
Can any of you guys tell from looking at this picture if this is a molded face Endor Soldier or not?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Endor_Face.jpg)

Looking at Rebelscum's comparison and the way that the face color extends onto the front face of the straps of the helmet, I think it appears to be the molded version, but I'm new to this one...

 (http://www.rebelscum.com/vintage/vintrebelcommandocomp.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 29, 2009, 08:40 PM
Heck, I can't even tell the difference between the 2 figs in the source photo. Would be curious to know also, since I assume this implies some sort of variant.

I picked up a really nice Dulok figure from the Droids series over the holidays when I was on vacation in Delaware. I just happened to stumble upon a vintage toy shop and that was about the coolest thing they had to offer.

I also picked up the Hoth Ice Planet Playset on eBay for only $15. (Just need the backdrop but that seems like a good price regardless)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 29, 2009, 10:27 PM
Looking at your photo and the source photo, I'm going to say it's a Helmet Moulded Endor soldier.  The paint goes out onto the helmet and chin strap.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on November 30, 2009, 07:07 AM
Just got a ESB carded Boba fett in C-8 condition with the printed Revenge offer. the only thing is that the seller put down all flaws but one. i am OK with the rest of the flaws but she failed to put down that the figure has frost all over it and now i am thinking of returning it for the reason of her not being up front about it.I payed a little over $300.00 shipped.I know they go for more and i will never get a cheaper one but that just pisses me off when they hide thing like that. should i return it ?.

First, nice pickup for a great price.

Second, I wouldn't return it.  I believe the remedy for the frost situation is to sit the figure in the sunlight for a few minutes.  Sunlight (http://toyfixer.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/my-figure-looks-like-it-has-white-fuzz-on-it-and-its-still-carded-how-do-i-fix-it/) for a short period of time.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on November 30, 2009, 11:12 AM
Looking at your photo and the source photo, I'm going to say it's a Helmet Moulded Endor soldier.  The paint goes out onto the helmet and chin strap.

How can you tell if it's face paint on the chin strap or if it's molded and simply unpainted on the strap?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 30, 2009, 08:19 PM
20/15 vision.  It looks more like paint than plastic to me.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on November 30, 2009, 10:54 PM
I received this beauty in the mail today, Preschool Ewoks Princess Knessa Latara first shot prototype from the Woodland Wagon playset.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/PreschoolEwoksKnessaFirstShotProtot.jpg)

The Preschool proto's are slowly getting done, just a few more to go.  

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Ewoks%20Preschool%20Production%20and%20Prototype.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Undocumented%20Preschool%20Ewok%20First%20Shots.jpg)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Ewok%20Firefighter%201st%20Shot%20Playskool%20Prototype.jpg)

Edit: Seller named the figure wrong.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 30, 2009, 11:30 PM
Great pieces Dale! 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 4, 2009, 04:34 PM
Snagged the variant silver microphone for Sy Snootles this morning...a most welcome addition. Now I need to hunt down the corresponding variant pieces for Droopy. List is getting nice and small now, I love it.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 7, 2009, 08:39 PM
Ok, one more down...I hunted down the variant Droopy w/silver mic stand and black clarinet today. That leaves me with 9 basic figs and 10 variants to complete the collection. (although 6 of those variants ain't happening anytime soon short of a financial windfall)

I'm doing a comprehensive review now of Gus' variant list posted elsewhere in this forum, but so far I feel pretty good with the group I settled on to begin with. Not sure I will be adding much, if any, to the Master List.

I'm all psyched for knocking out the Droids next though!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on December 7, 2009, 09:59 PM
Just got a ESB carded Boba fett in C-8 condition with the printed Revenge offer. the only thing is that the seller put down all flaws but one. i am OK with the rest of the flaws but she failed to put down that the figure has frost all over it and now i am thinking of returning it for the reason of her not being up front about it.I payed a little over $300.00 shipped.I know they go for more and i will never get a cheaper one but that just pisses me off when they hide thing like that. should i return it ?.

First, nice pickup for a great price.

Second, I wouldn't return it.  I believe the remedy for the frost situation is to sit the figure in the sunlight for a few minutes.  Sunlight (http://toyfixer.wordpress.com/2009/03/09/my-figure-looks-like-it-has-white-fuzz-on-it-and-its-still-carded-how-do-i-fix-it/) for a short period of time.
Thanks for the info. I'll try that.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 8, 2009, 09:20 AM
Got my vintage Hoth Ice Planet playset in the mail yesterday...the cardboard backdrop was all I really needed and it looks great. Very pleased with this one.

It still seems messed up to me that I can pick up all these playsets and vehicles cheaper than the remaining figures I need.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 12, 2009, 11:12 PM
I got my vintage open belly Tauntaun in the mail yesterday, with the original box as a bonus. It's a nice piece, the rubber on the belly is in good shape with minimal yellowing. One of the legs is a bit loose but I can live with that.

I also took another stab at the Blue Apron Ugnaught variant. Let's hope the one that shows up actually resembles the color in the auction photo this time. (fingers crossed!)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 13, 2009, 08:57 PM
Snagged the Chewbacca Green Crossbow variant this afternoon for a decent price. Pretty psyched about this one...I am about done with my variants, outside of the Super Six I can never afford. Still have to grab Blue Snags and Brown Hair Farmboy Luke, but those are easily found, if not affordable.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on December 14, 2009, 06:34 PM
Snagged the Chewbacca Green Crossbow variant this afternoon for a decent price. Pretty psyched about this one...I am about done with my variants, outside of the Super Six I can never afford. Still have to grab Blue Snags and Brown Hair Farmboy Luke, but those are easily found, if not affordable.



What are your super six?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 15, 2009, 02:20 PM
What are your super six?

The 3 Double Telescoping figures, Rocket Firing Boba Fett Prototype, Vinyl Cape Jawa and Orange Hair Luke.

I can see ending up with 2 or 3 of those maybe, tops. If I'm lucky. Boba is pretty much a pipe dream.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on December 15, 2009, 10:01 PM
The vinyl cape Jawa is my #1 ambition out of those - he will happen for me, I know it.  Just have to be paitent...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on December 17, 2009, 02:08 PM
Lets see my super 6  ;D

1. Vlix (its only a matter of time - I'm just that sick)
2. Uzay Blue Stars (I have had my oppertunity but the money is Vlix money)
3. 63rd POTF coin (i know its not a figure but i really want it)
4. Lili Ledy Jawa (probably the most likely one i will get)
5. Uzay Head Man (never happening)
6. Luke Orange hair, Telescoping Ben & Vader, and rocket Fett all fit in this spot. I want but won't regret never having them

Oh and Droids and Ewoks prototypes don't count because that I know will never ever happen, if that was the case Gaff would have been my number 6.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 17, 2009, 02:27 PM
What an awesome list! I can go along with any of those, although not so much the foreign boots. I do think the Head Man is sweet though.

Yeah, Vlix will definitely be on my list too. I just won't let myself think about Droids and Ewoks until I have gotten to a dead end with the other vintage stuff. (Sometime later in 2010 I am estimating)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 19, 2009, 11:03 PM
I won a sweet eBay auction for some vintage Ackbar variants...4 to be exact. This was not a variant on my Master List, but the final price was decent and they seem like worthy additions to the collection.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: pghtorchwood on December 21, 2009, 03:24 PM
I picked up a vintage Imperial Shuttle for $40. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 24, 2009, 10:27 AM
Aw yeah, I got my Blue Apron Ugnaught in the mail yesterday and it was actually the one I needed! (have had mixed success trying to score the right variant in the past)

Looking like a quiet end to the year, not much else out there right now, vintage or otherwise.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 29, 2009, 09:52 AM
Picked up the Rebel Command Center playset last night for a good price on eBay. This was one of the very few playsets I never got as a kid, so I am excited to get my hands on this finally.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on December 29, 2009, 11:00 AM
What is the Rebel Command Center playset?  I don't remember that one...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 29, 2009, 12:12 PM
Rebel Command Center Adventure Set  (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=39656)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 29, 2009, 12:59 PM
Yep, that's the one...no figures included with the one I bought, but I already have them all loose anyway, so no worries. I really just wanted the cardboard backdrop, since I already have an extra snow base, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to find the backdrops by themselves. So you're pretty much forced to shell out for the whole deal.

I still need NINE other playsets, some of my originals did not make it through the years, at least not 100% complete and intact. (Death Star, Star Destroyer, Ewok Village, etc)

This is a good area of focus for me right now because for the most part, they're literally cheaper than the remaining figures and vehicles I have left to acquire.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on December 29, 2009, 02:21 PM
Rebel Command Center Adventure Set  (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=39656)

Wow, that's kind of cool.  I've never even heard of that before.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 29, 2009, 07:59 PM
That was one of those Sears Exclusives back in the day.  I had that in my collection as a kid.  I can't find the backdrop, but I still have the base.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 31, 2009, 06:11 PM
I picked up a couple of loose upgrade figures of Vader & Leia Bespin at Shane's place back in the begining of the month from his toy score. These figs are cherry, very very tight limbs like they just came off the card. Some frosting on Vader but hopefully laying him in the sunlight when it gets warmer will remove that.

Earlier in the year I found & made a purchase to add to my Ewok Preschool collection, a cut blueprint of the Princess Kneesaa figure.  8)

Yes, this is the actual view & yes it's backwards.  ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/PreschoolBluePrintActual.jpg)

Here's the flipped view.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/PreschoolBluePrintFlipped.jpg)

Princess Kneesaa as seen on the box flap of the Fire Cart playset.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/PreschoolKneesaaSideBox.jpg)

Well that ends another year of vinty goodness, I hope next year brings more acquisitions to your collection. Keep the posts coming gang, lot's of good stuff being found & added to collections.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on January 5, 2010, 08:47 PM
Scored Vader's TIE fighter last night for a decent price. I really only needed the wings but I went for the whole thing since the electronics were in 100% working order and that is somewhat rare. That's the last ANH vehicle I needed, except for some replacement TIE parts and maybe an upgrade X-wing. (Mine is shedding stickers badly)

I really am going all out to complete the vintage collection this year, outside of the super-pricey variants at least. As of Jan 1st I have exactly 30 items on my "short-list" to round out my vintage line. (11 figs, 8 vehicles, 9 playsets and 2 mini-rigs) I figure it is realistic to average an item per week (until I get down to the really expensive stuff at least - Yakface, Cloud City, etc) so I am aiming for a September close-out target.

Here's to getting the best of my completism in 2010!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on January 5, 2010, 10:20 PM
1 a week!  I was doing 1 a month last year (sometimes cheating a little).  This year I won't be doing as much this year as I thought, since I just spent 25% of my vintage budget this year on my holy grail... a vinyl cape Jawa!  Pics to come.   ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 5, 2010, 10:28 PM
1 a week!  I was doing 1 a month last year (sometimes cheating a little).  This year I won't be doing as much this year as I thought, since I just spent $25 of my vintage budget this year on my holy grail... a vinyl cape Jawa!  Pics to come.   ;D

You just bought a vinyl cape Jawa for $25?  That's one heck of a deal if it's real!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on January 5, 2010, 11:03 PM
Picked up a minty loose, complete Chief Chirpa over the weekend to replace my worn and loose-limbed childhood version.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on January 5, 2010, 11:59 PM
Sorry meant 25%.   ;D. 25 bucks - I wish!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 6, 2010, 08:52 AM
Picked up a minty loose, complete Chief Chirpa over the weekend to replace my worn and loose-limbed childhood version.

Ebay or local?  We still have to get over to that shop up North you mentioned.  Nice addition to the vinty collection Jay!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on January 6, 2010, 09:39 AM
Yep, it was that local shop again. He's also carrying some nice mint paint variants for some of the figures too, like the rebel soldier, dengar and a few more that I can't remember.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on January 6, 2010, 10:25 AM
Yep, it was that local shop again. He's also carrying some nice mint paint variants for some of the figures too, like the rebel soldier, dengar and a few more that I can't remember.

If there was a shop like that here, I would LIVE there.

About how much did the VC Jawa set you back? $300 ballpark or better/worse?

That's an awesome score.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on January 8, 2010, 01:56 AM
1 a week!  I was doing 1 a month last year (sometimes cheating a little).  This year I won't be doing as much this year as I thought, since I just spent 25% of my vintage budget this year on my holy grail... a vinyl cape Jawa!  Pics to come.   ;D

Congrats! Can't wait to see pics.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on January 8, 2010, 10:22 AM
I scored a minty POTF Barada last night, but it does not include the collector's coin, so I am going to have to hunt that down separately. (dammit) It is hard to find auctions on eBay where the coins are included. Of course, when I actually tried buying them separately, EVERY auction for those figures seemed to include the coins. So I really can't win.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on January 8, 2010, 10:08 PM
First pics of the vinyl cape Jawa:

This is a real treasure by the way, and I'm very happy to finally have what I always thought impossible in my collection:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_0548.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_0549.jpg)

I am going to take better pics with turnarounds and close ups, but I couldn't wait to share!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on January 8, 2010, 11:10 PM
Very nice Darb, congrats. 

I did pick up an ESB carded Dengar the other day, so all the bounty hunters except Fett are represented on ESB cards.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 8, 2010, 11:19 PM
Very nice Darb, congrats. Looking forward to the rest of the pics.  8)

Still working a bit on the carded figs eh Brent.  >:D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on January 9, 2010, 12:00 PM
More Jawa pics:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/333985433_o.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/333169177_o.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/333985414_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 9, 2010, 03:43 PM
He looks really good Darb, again congrats. He needs a blaster tho.  :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on January 9, 2010, 03:47 PM
Yeah, I have an extra one that I'm displaying with him in my cabinet, but I'd like to get the one original to him.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/HPIM0157.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on January 9, 2010, 09:28 PM
Well done, sir. That is a fine looking collection. Do you have other variants displayed separately? I notice Large Head Han in the picture and Yellow Hair Farmboy Luke...

I got my Vader TIE in the mail today but the wings are not as good as I'd hoped. Looks like I may be in the market for these again.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on January 10, 2010, 11:45 AM
The only real variants I have right now are the Jawa, Blue Snags and the two Biker Scouts.  I am slowly working on the others.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on January 11, 2010, 09:57 AM
I picked up the Battle Damaged TIE fighter last night...complete w/original box. I normally eschew the auctions with original packaging as it tends to drive the price up, but this one was surprisingly affordable. ($35) Looks pretty damn minty too.

Lots of stuff I have my eyes on this week too...could be a big week for vintage scores.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on January 14, 2010, 08:54 PM
Finally snagged my Brown Hair Farmboy Luke tonight, and a POTF Poncho Luke w/Coin to boot. That's 2 more figures off the list, a good amount of progress. (But expensive)

Barada showed up in the mail today...a worthy addition. He looks sharp and the color is crisp.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on January 19, 2010, 10:22 AM
I was able to snag the Barada POTF coin for a decent price Sunday, so now I can officially scratch him off The List. And I have definitely decided NEVER to try buying these things separately again. (Except for Anakin and Yakface, due to the absurd expense) Too much stress...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on January 21, 2010, 10:38 PM
Ahhh, good score tonight...Creature Cantina cardboard backdrop for $10! My base is in great shape, so this was a sweet deal to complete that playset.

That leaves me with exactly 30 items to go on The List!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on January 22, 2010, 03:24 PM
So I got my Brown Hair Farmboy Luke in the mail today and I smell a rat. Help me out here...

The face coloring does not match the skin coloring of the neck or hands AT ALL. It's not even close...the face is pink and the other parts are like a pale yellow. Both pieces, independent of each other, appear to be authentic. But they clearly do not match. Is this typical of some kind of foreign knock-off, or did someone pull some kind of fishy head swap?

I've seen other versions where everything matched and they looked much better. I'm thinking I should probably try for a return...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 22, 2010, 05:10 PM
So I got my Brown Hair Farmboy Luke in the mail today and I smell a rat. Help me out here...

The face coloring does not match the skin coloring of the neck or hands AT ALL. It's not even close...the face is pink and the other parts are like a pale yellow. Both pieces, independent of each other, appear to be authentic. But they clearly do not match. Is this typical of some kind of foreign knock-off, or did someone pull some kind of fishy head swap?

I've seen other versions where everything matched and they looked much better. I'm thinking I should probably try for a return...

Hard to say without seeing it, but that does sound fishy.  The skin tones on mine are no different between head and rest of the body.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on January 25, 2010, 10:30 AM
It gets weirder. Upon closer inspection, Farmboy Luke's neck is actually two-tone - the back half is in the normal pink and the front half is in the pale yellow which matches the hands.

Was this an ill-advised attempt at a custom paint job? Factory reject?

Not sure, but I'm sort of tempted to keep him just out of the sheer weirdness.

I went off on another bender this weekend, far exceeding my vintage budget. I did snag the Univisor Snowtrooper Variant, plus the POTF Han w/Carbonite Block and Warok. I just can't stop myself!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on January 29, 2010, 09:49 AM
No new purchases this week, but I did finally receive my vintage Ackbar variants in the mail from the UK. Postmark date was 12/23...WTF?

They're great...I've got a nice little gang of five now, each with unique paint apps. The 4 new addition are all from Taiwan.

Also got my replacement carboard backdrop for the Cantina playset...looks awesome, a steal for $10.

Still waiting on Warok, Carbonite Han, Univisor Snowtrooper Variant, and my battle damaged TIE.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on January 29, 2010, 10:27 AM
I received this in the mail yesterday, an Unpainted First Shot Ugnaught with no dates & holes in the feet.   ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/VintageStarWarsTestShotPrototypeUgn.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on January 29, 2010, 06:32 PM
Wow, great find.   ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on January 29, 2010, 07:50 PM
an Unpainted First Shot Ugnaught with no dates & holes in the feet.   ;D

Is that the Swine flu shot? :D

Nice pick up.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on January 29, 2010, 07:54 PM
Coolio!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 29, 2010, 11:27 PM
Wow, cool pre-production fig Dale!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on February 10, 2010, 08:59 AM
I picked up a few vintage from a local collector yesterday.  I wandered onto Craig's List for some reason about a week ago and found someone selling vintage figures.  Turns out he had a no-dent Blue Snags (I only have the dented one thus far) and a few others that I think may be upgrades or variants to what I already have.  My cost for these was a vintage Land of the Jawas Playset with 2 Escape Pods, Vader's Star Destroyer Playset, 2 sets of Cloud Car Pilot Accessories, and $15 cold hard cash.  Feels like a lot to give up since he got a big box of loot and I got 9 figures, but I think it was a fair swap.

Blue Snags is obviously the big prize, but almost all of these have nice tight limbs.  The paint job on Red Snags, Walrus Man, Hammerhead, Bespin Guard, and Leia are all potential upgrades for me as well.  Bib is missing his accessories, but I just need him to replace one that my dog chewed up as a kid (Can't remember if that should be the Taiwan or HK version though).  Nice minty cape for Leia as well.  The only downside here is that nothing came with accessories, but they will replace figs that already have their weapons, so no worries.

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/SW%20Collection/NewVintage.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/SW%20Collection/NewVintage2.jpg)

Close-ups:

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/SW%20Collection/Feb_Vint_005.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/SW%20Collection/Feb_Vint_007.jpg)
(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/SW%20Collection/Feb_Vint_008.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on February 10, 2010, 10:10 AM
Very, very nice score.  The Snags looks fantastic.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on February 10, 2010, 08:17 PM
Good work, Blue Snags is coming upon my radar soon.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on February 10, 2010, 09:06 PM
Looks like a decent Blue Snag - did the guy know what he had?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on February 10, 2010, 10:19 PM
Looks like a decent Blue Snag - did the guy know what he had?

Thanks - there's a little more paint rub on the boots than the pictures convey, but it is a nice piece.  He seemed more knowledgable about Vintage than me - he even had a short mustache Bespin Guard that I'd never heard of.  I think it was a pretty fair trade given the condition of the playsets I gave him.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on February 11, 2010, 08:22 AM
Ah, well that's fair, then. I think we all dream of finding the yokel with the treasure chest of toys who has no idea the worth of what he's got....
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on February 11, 2010, 09:34 AM
Ah, well that's fair, then. I think we all dream of finding the yokel with the treasure chest of toys who has no idea the worth of what he's got....

Yeah, it's way more common to find the opposite...d-bags who think they're going to fund their own retirement plan by dropping a few crappy vintage figs on ebay at exorbitant prices. (ahem...Brian's Toys)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on February 11, 2010, 09:45 AM
I have to say this guy was pretty fair.  He pegged a "value" of $60-80 for the Blue Snags and $3-7 for all the others, which is better than what you'd probably find on Ebay.  After fees, that's maybe all you would get when selling, so nice for someone to think of pricing that way.  Of course, we priced my stuff  at lower end ranges too to make it even.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on February 11, 2010, 03:08 PM
Yeah, I think you came out pretty well. Depending on the quality of the playsets, those would have been worth $25-$50 each on eBay, not sure about the total value of the misc swag but it works out pretty equitably IMO.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on February 18, 2010, 10:36 AM
Meh, this barely even merits a new post, but I picked up the Vintage A-Wing Pilot POTF coin for $3 on eBay. I figure this will help expand my options for picking up the actual figure since I don't have to worry about picking up one with the coin included. (Of course, that same logic got me stuck with 2 Ewok coins, but whatever)

Really hard to pick up any good deals right now because all the vintage prices have spiked since X-Mas seemingly. Hope that is just temporary.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on February 18, 2010, 11:22 AM
So, I have a vintage 12" Fett that is in really good shape and am thinking of selling.  It has the jetpack, missile, gun, wookie braids, cape, etc.  The only thing missing is the string on the back connecting missiel to jetpack.  I'm thinking of getting rid of it and have a buyer, but have no idea what it's worth.  I've seen complete ones for for $20-100 and not sure what the drivers are based on the wide range of pricing.  I have seen parts go for $20-25 on their own (Jet-pack, missile, braids, cape)...would it be best to sell off the pieces as scrap or as a whole?  Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on February 18, 2010, 12:22 PM
Quick search on ebay shows loose complete Fetts going for $60-80. I think parting it out might get you a similar sum, based on the same search. The braids go for about $30-40 alone, though, so it might get you more to break it up into several auctions.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on February 21, 2010, 09:54 PM
Picked up a great bargain on a vintage battle damaged X-Wing...snagged a very minty version with great color and stickers for only $15. It's missing the canopy and 2 of the wing guns but those are easily procurable on the cheap. I really liked the overall condition of this item and the price seemed to good to pass up. It helped a lot that the seller failed to include the words "x-wing" or "battle-damaged" anywhere in the auction title.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on February 25, 2010, 09:41 AM
Snagged the Land Of Jawas playset cardboard backdrop yesterday. I already had the base and Pod, so this should complete the deal. Although I may still need to pick up the vertical cardboard inserts and possibly the figure pegs, auction was a little vague if these were included. Still, for $16 I can't complain too much. Condition looks pretty good.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on February 25, 2010, 10:48 AM
I was able to pick up a boxed complete Jabba's Dungeon (83 version, 8D8 and crew) with some of the figs still in their baggies for $20.  Yep.   :)  I wasn't even looking for it, but no one bid on it and I thought, what the hell.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on February 25, 2010, 02:17 PM
Great score Darby. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 25, 2010, 08:18 PM
That was always a pretty cool toy.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on February 25, 2010, 08:43 PM
It is.  I have both versions boxed now, and that's pretty awesome.  I'll upload a pic here soon.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Carpeteria3000 on February 25, 2010, 09:02 PM
Nice - the 8D8 is worth it alone!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on February 25, 2010, 10:14 PM
It is.  I have both versions boxed now, and that's pretty awesome.  I'll upload a pic here soon.

There are two versions?  I just do not know enough about vinty variations.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on February 26, 2010, 09:01 AM
Yes, there's the '83 version (orange box) with 8D8, Klaatu and Nikto.  And they released a new version (green box) in 84 with Amanaman, EV-9D9, and Barada.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on February 26, 2010, 02:21 PM
Yes, there's the '83 version (orange box) with 8D8, Klaatu and Nikto.  And they released a new version (green box) in 84 with Amanaman, EV-9D9, and Barada.

Ah, I see.  But the loose playset itself is the same, correct?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 26, 2010, 08:27 PM
Wow...I didn't know that.  I thought the other version you were talking about was the vintage Droid Factory.   :D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 26, 2010, 08:35 PM
Yes, there's the '83 version (orange box) with 8D8, Klaatu and Nikto.  And they released a new version (green box) in 84 with Amanaman, EV-9D9, and Barada.

Ah, I see.  But the loose playset itself is the same, correct?

Jabba's Dungeon was released in two forms. The first was a Sears exclusive and featured a blue base and three ROJ figures; 8D8, Nikto, and Klaatu (Skiff Guard). In 1984, a new version was released that had a tan base and came with three POF figures; Amanaman, Barada, and EV-9D9.  (http://www.12back.com/playsets/dungeon.php3)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: pghtorchwood on February 28, 2010, 10:37 PM
From the Toy Show
Barada
Klaatu
Warok

Ewoks Wicket
King Gorneesh
Lady Gorneesh
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 4, 2010, 11:21 AM
Busy night last on eBay...a few good scores:

Picked up Admiral Ackbar's Probe-Wand and Ugnaught's briefcase because I needed these for my variants. Same seller, combined shipping made for an attractive opportunity.

Snagged the blue Jabba's Dungeon really cheap, although it is missing the branding iron so that will have to be a separate purchase. The overall condition and stickers were really good though, and I am increasingly drawn to the bargain auctions like this to piece my remaining missing items together.

Best of all though, I was finally able to score the vintage POTF Anakin Collector's Coin via a Best Offer. I wouldn't say it came cheap, but certainly a lot cheaper than any of the individual auctions I have seen over the past few months. I've never even bothered to buy the figure because I knew the coin was such a b*tch to track down and I needed them both. This is a HUGE relief.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 9, 2010, 10:43 AM
Scored a vintage TIE Interceptor last night on eBay, a bit pricey but not out of hand. Looks to be in good condition at least. I never had this as a kid, so a good get.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 10, 2010, 10:19 PM
Picked up a nice vintage B-Wing earlier this morning...my bid won out by 23 cents.  ;D

I keep telling myself to slow down, but I'm so close to the end now it's hard to hold back. This is going to be the year no question.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 15, 2010, 12:23 PM
Snagged a nice vintage Anakin last night for less than $10. Hooray bargain shopping.

Less than 20 items to go now!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 16, 2010, 09:16 PM
Just scored a carded ROTJ Jawa for $32  ;D and a carded Klattu for $13.   :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on March 17, 2010, 02:38 AM
Just scored a carded ROTJ Jawa for $32  ;D and a carded Klattu for $13.   :)

 Nice score  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 17, 2010, 11:26 AM
I'll say....what condition are they in?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 17, 2010, 11:31 AM
Jebus Darb, very nice score.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 17, 2010, 06:44 PM
Fair condition.  I'll post pics when I get a chance.  Both have some shelf wear, and price stickers still on them.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 18, 2010, 10:27 AM
Should I be alarmed that my vintage TIE Interceptor is stamped 1978, but the box says 1983? I assume this is just some kind of generic licensing date and not an actual release date stamp?

I got this in the mail yesterday and it is super awesome, great condition, but I found the date thing a little odd. My Vader TIE has the same thing though, so maybe it's just a generic stamp.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 18, 2010, 10:47 AM
Should I be alarmed that my vintage TIE Interceptor is stamped 1978, but the box says 1983? I assume this is just some kind of generic licensing date and not an actual release date stamp?

I got this in the mail yesterday and it is super awesome, great condition, but I found the date thing a little odd. My Vader TIE has the same thing though, so maybe it's just a generic stamp.

Checking the vintage (http://theswca.com/images-toys/figuretoys/tieinterceptor.html) archive (http://theswca.com/images-toys/figuretoys/dvtie.html), both words are a clicky.  ;)

Quote
Description:
The fourth and final TIE Fighter toy produced by Kenner, the TIE Interceptor might have also been the coolest. I mean, check out the wings on the thing! They were huge and pointy and menacing looking. Of course, the body portion was identical in form to those of the original TIE, Darth Vader's TIE and "Battle Damaged" TIE, but the gray color was distinct. It should also be noted that the cockpit lid used on the toy was the later, slatted version that had debuted with the "Battle Damaged" TIE.

First Issued: 1984 (ROTJ packaging)
Re-issues: None

Released in 1979, the Darth Vader TIE Fighter was basically a recycled version of Kenner's original TIE Fighter vehicle. They simply took the molds for the body portion of that original TIE and shot the parts in a darker color of plastic-- an "evil grey" color according to the above quoted Kenner description. The distinctive wings, however, were specially-created for this toy.

First Issued: 1979 (SW packaging)
Re-issues: 1979 and 1980 (SW packaging, with backdrop and "Special Offer" sticker), 1984 (SW packaging, Collectors Series)

So what it comes down to is the mold is from the TIE Fighter & would be costly to change the date so the date stays the same but the packaging has the year release.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 18, 2010, 03:19 PM
Thanks, that makes sense...I figured it had to be something like that. For some reason I guess I imagined that the lettering and date was not part of the mold, but some kind of imprint applied after the casting process. Not the case, I see.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 21, 2010, 09:50 PM
Finally snagged a nice A-Wing Pilot on Saturday night for a better than average price. The auction listing did not include the hyphen, so I think that helped. (If you search eBay on "A-Wing" it won't display listings for "A Wing" apparently)

The last few remaining figures on my want list are going to be pricey, so I'm looking at knocking out a few more of the remaining playsets first. Only 15 items total to go and I'm done. :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 21, 2010, 10:50 PM
Cool.  It always pays to search ebay for mis-spellings and non-hyphens.  Glad you lucked out.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 22, 2010, 04:57 AM
You've been on a tear picking up some great stuff for your vinty collection.  It'll be great to see pics when your all caught up.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 22, 2010, 10:50 AM
Thanks guys, I am working on cataloguing my vintage stuff now and clean-up and pics are next on the agenda. (Then finding a suitable long term storage option - no room to display, unfortunately)

I kinda dig the bargain hunting...it's a bit tedious, but there are some good scores to be had out there if you know how to look.

BTW, I got my B-Wing in the mail Friday and this thing blew me away. Never had it as a kid, but the design is marvelous, and it has some serious heft. One of my favorite pieces so far, for sure. Also convinces me more than ever that the Twilight could be rendered just as awesomely if Hasbro would give it a shot.

My original goal for completing my vintage collection was August-September, now I'm thinking June/July, if all goes well. Some of the remaining items are pretty hard to come by, not to mention pricey as hell. Imperial Sniper will be a tough get, methinks.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 22, 2010, 11:24 PM
As promised, pics of the ROTJ Jawa and Klattu I picked up this week:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_0638.jpg)

Back:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_0640.jpg)

Klattu front:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_0641.jpg)

Back:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_0643.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on March 22, 2010, 11:46 PM
Haven't read that Emperor sales pitch in a long time. Very nice scores.  :)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 23, 2010, 03:29 PM
Some people dislike the price tags, but they're pretty neat on the Klaatu.  Gotta love those clearances back in the day.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: iFett on March 23, 2010, 03:49 PM
Haven't read that Emperor sales pitch in a long time.

Me neither and it was nice to take a gander at that too.  The Emperor is one of the very few vinty SW figs I had as a kid...  Ah - and there's that damn cane I always kept loosing.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 23, 2010, 07:20 PM
I kind of like the price tags, actually.  I can see a MOC collector not wanting them, but it adds a certain character.  Memories - Woolworth's!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 25, 2010, 10:50 AM
Wasn't planning on making any more additions to the vintage collection this week, but $50 for StormTrooper Luke was too good to pass up. I bid early and figured I would get boatraced by other bidders at the last minute, but no other bids even came in...weird.

He's not pristine, but 100% complete with original helmet and blaster. Looks pretty good to me, aside from some faint discoloration on the shoulder (apparently from the cardback).

I can only speculate that the seller's omission of the word "vintage" from the auction listing reduced visibility. He did have "POTF" in there, but not everyone focuses on that when searching eBay.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 25, 2010, 06:56 PM
Wow.  Nice score.   :)  It's amazing the luck you can have sometimes.  I nabbed quite a few of the POTF figs for little ($62 for Pop Up R2) and other nice scores ($32 for the ROTJ Jawa, $20 for the boxed Jabba's Dungeon, and so on).  The deals are out there!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 25, 2010, 08:11 PM
Actually, just got home and found the brown snake Yoda I won recently in the mail.  I've been after this one for a while. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 25, 2010, 08:44 PM
I really loved the Brown Snake Yoda variant because the cane and facial coloring were noticeably distinct as well. This is one of my favorites!

I still haven't decided if the "green snake" version is really a true variant or not.  :-\
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 26, 2010, 09:53 PM
My crazy run continues: got my ESB vinyl carrying case today.  I'll post some pics later.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 27, 2010, 07:23 PM
ESB vinyl carrying case pics:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_0645.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_0647.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_0650.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_0651.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_0653.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_0652.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 27, 2010, 10:09 PM
Great pics, Darby...I totally remember having that thing. I may need to pick this up for pure nostalgia.

I kept my run going this weekend too by picking up what appears to be a pretty decent Star Destroyer playset. Description and pics were a bit vague but for $20 shipping included I can't really complain.

Down to about 13 items left on the list plus some miscellaneous swag now...can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 30, 2010, 10:14 AM
Snagged the POTF Stormie Luke and R2-D2 collectable coins last night. I just missed on the Luke "No Eyes" variant, but was able to win the regular version as a consolation prize. The R2 coin was a measly $4, which amazes me because the actual figure (w/Pop-Up lightsaber) is so damn expensive. It's the exact opposite of the Anakin situation - cheap figure, very expensive coin. That I get, because of the limited carded quantities that actually included the coin, as opposed to the mail-away figures in circulation. But it seems like the R2 coin would be as elusive as the actual figure, and thus command a relatively comparable premium price. (It was definitely the Category 1 version - I know there are multiple versions out there)

I'm not complaining by any stretch, just seems kinda odd.

I got my Stormie Luke in the mail yesterday, and he looks even better than I had hoped. :) Now that I have the coin on the way I can scratch him off my list entirely. Glad to have the R2 coin too, because I rarely see auctions for that figure with the coin included. He is next up on my figure list, followed by Blue Snags and Yak Face and then I am done with figures - yay!

That Yak Face POTF coin is going to be a real bear...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 30, 2010, 11:15 AM
From the Toy Show this past weekend.   ;D

These Canadian pieces were opened & then stored back in the day, stickers were never used & all parts still sealed in the baggies. The box for the Speeder Bike is in awesome condition but the best of the 3 is the Canadian Endor Forest Ranger for my focus. I have been after that sucker for along time.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CanadianDesertSailSkiff.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CanadianEndorForestRanger.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/CanadianSpeederbike.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on March 30, 2010, 03:37 PM
Cool grabs!  That Ranger is in great shape and a rare find.  I only have a few vintage boxed items, but had to get that speederbike as well.  Easily one of my favorite Christmas memories of all time.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: amvader on March 30, 2010, 06:49 PM
From the Toy Show this past weekend.   ;D


What toy show?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 30, 2010, 09:32 PM
Those are great.   ;D  That's one segment I've been holding off on - mini rigs.  So awesome.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on March 31, 2010, 02:41 PM
Not quite sure what or why I'm still buying stuff at the moment, but it appears I am.  Don't think I've loaded these pics yet so my latest two carded figures:

12-back R2-D2.  Card has a bit (well, maybe considerable) of a wave to it, but is otherwise nice.  I think it can be flattened out considerably so I'm pleased with it.  Fit my $100 criteria for 12-backs as well.  ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P3310053-1-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P3310054-1-1.jpg)

Next up is an Empire Strikes Back Dengar.  Boring character, boring figure but now the bounty hunters are complete save a Boba Fett.  Not at all sure where I'm going with carded stuff - I'm about half done the collection on original cards with a lot of trilogo cardbacks thrown in for the ROTJ figures but I still have yet to decide.  I neglected to take a shot of the back, but it is a 41-back with the survival kit image across the bottom, pretty cool actually.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P3310051-1-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 31, 2010, 03:32 PM
$100 12-back eh?  Pretty nice Brent.  Unpunched too.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on March 31, 2010, 04:45 PM
All six of my 12-backs have been $100 or less.  I currently own:
R2-D2
C-3PO
Death Squad Commander
Jawa
Princess Leia
Sand People

Obviously that leaves the major players behind and they likely won't fall to my price range but I'll have to see how they go.  I have Obi-Wan and Vader on trilogo cards, so they're satisfactory stand ins for now. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 31, 2010, 07:45 PM
Great pieces.

I still think that's a great goal, and very attainable if you're paitent enough.  I've been looking at carded lately too, and not sure why.  I know my primary goal is the Jawa on each card (SW, ESB, ROTJ, POTF) and maybe a Snowtrooper and Yoda, but I think I do want a set of 12 backs.  God, help me.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on April 1, 2010, 01:09 AM
Good scores all, I wish San Diego had a toy show all we have is the Con and everything there is outrageously priced.those guys want to pay for the plane tickets by selling one vintage figure.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 1, 2010, 04:19 AM
I picked up a small piece at the Edmonton Toy Show (same one that Dale went to) this past weekend.  Just a neat Canadian cardback:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1030798.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1030801.jpg)

It`s known as a transition card because it`s actually an ESB card with a ROTJ logo sticker!  Instead of repackaging leftover ESB stock onto the new ROTJ cards, Kenner Canada used this shortcut.

You also gotta love how the original owner was able to get 2 POPs out of this card by peeling back the mailaway sticker on the back.  ;D

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on April 1, 2010, 07:10 PM
That is a really neat piece.  Congrats! 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 2, 2010, 06:03 PM
The R2 card is sweet Brent, 12 backs under $100. are sweeter.  ;)

Yeah, that transition cardback is sure sweet. I happened to get the other transition that Jesse passed up.  ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/SWCardbacks.jpg)

The TIE Pilot transition is beat to ratshit but I could not pass it up.  :P
The Canadian FX-7 cardback I picked up today from my good friend Ryan. Also picked up some other stuff at the show.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/SWCarded.jpg)

The Rebel Commando was from Shane's show & the Canadian Leia I picked up today from the smme person I got the vehicles from last week.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/ESBFigureCase.jpg)

I never collected figure cases but this one was in good condition so why not, another pick up from today.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/ESTESCatalog.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/ESTESRockets.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/ESTESMaxi-Brute.jpg)

The ESTES catalog sure brought back memories, I had all the SW rockets back in the day & crashed them all... lol! The only one I rebought was the Maxi-Brute.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/GDECardback.jpg)

This item from the antique show is this GDE 12 back card, another item from my good friend Ryan. Not often GDE's come up except the carded ones on the bay that command a couple of grand. Carded is to rich so this unpunched cardback is perfect to add to my collection.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 2, 2010, 08:28 PM
Great finds Dale!  That GDE card is a beaut and the rocket catalog is uber cool.

BTW, PM headed your way.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on April 2, 2010, 10:41 PM
Nice stuff Dale. I remember the era of Estes really well and crashing a lot of things too.  Launching them horizontally into garages was a hoot but a one timer kind of thing.   :-X  I still have one of my airplanes we used to fly on the end of strings.  Very cool.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on April 5, 2010, 11:43 AM
Busy night again last night...

Picked up the vintage Ewok Village, long since lost from my original cache. Looks to be a pretty decent set, more or less complete, and the whole thing was only $30 with shipping, so that's not too bad.

Also picked up a replacement vintage Slave 1 (no idea what became of my original) which looks to be pretty decent. The picture was blurry but from what I can tell and based on the description all stickers are intact. It's missing the Carbonite block and rear sliding door, but I already have the block leftover from back in the day, and the sliding door should be easily replaceable. I didn't really need to spend the extra $$$, but I had put in the first bid a few days back and no other bids ever came in, so I won it without even really trying. Good get.

My best score though, mainly due to sheer luck, was snagging a replacement canopy for my battle damaged X-Wing. (I bought one a few weeks back incomplete and needed this to finish it out) I had bid on a few previously, but the prices always got too crazy. Looking back, it's a damn good thing I didn't win those because I was foolishly searching for a CLEAR canopy rather than the TINTED version specific to the Battle Damaged ship.

I just happened to stumble across an auction for one last night, and after some quick research realized what it was and that I had to have it, and luckily was able to stomp the other bidders in the last few seconds. $10 is a bit pricey, but I rarely see canopies at all, much less the tinted versions, and they usually command a pretty steep price. (Saw a clear one go off last night for $28) Luckily this auction did not have the word "canopy" in the title, so I think that helped to my advantage.

Down to 11 items left!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JedioftheNorth on April 6, 2010, 10:01 PM
Awesome stuff guys and Dale I didn't see some of that stuff at the Edmonton show, but great pick-ups. At the Edmonton show I picked up the following:

- ROTJ Ewok Catapult MIB
- ROTJ Ewok Glider MIB
- ROTJ R5-D4 MOC
- ROTJ 2-1B MOC
- ROTJ Han Hoth MOC
- ROTJ 4-LOM MOC
- ROTJ Hoth Rebel Soldier MOC
- ROTJ Bespin Security Guard MOC

The selection at that show was awesome this year and is the place to pick up vintage in Alberta. Also great to hang out with some fellow collectors.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on April 29, 2010, 11:02 PM
Hardly seems worth mentioning, but I have been picking up some spare odds and ends. Got a replacement Rebel Troop Transport gun, as I had lost one of my original pair. Also picked up the boulder for the Ewok Village. That just leaves about 65 other small pieces I need to complete that set.  ::)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on May 7, 2010, 09:14 AM
Really slow progress now that I am down to the last few items...but I did manage to pick up a minty vintage survival kit, still sealed in its original packaging. What a great mailaway offer that was! I have been trying to score this for a few weeks but I kept getting outbid. I finally got lucky last night though so it's on the way.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JedioftheNorth on May 7, 2010, 04:18 PM
Two new pick-ups:

- ESB Hoth Trooper MOC
- SW R2-D2 12back MOC

I'll try and post some pics in the next day or so.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on May 9, 2010, 10:03 PM
Took down a Big One on Saturday...R2-D2 with pop-up light-saber is now mine.  ;D

UK seller + vague description = good bargain. (IMHO, anything under $60 qualifies as a bargain as far as this bugger goes)

This only leaves Yak Face and Blue Snags as the remaining figures on my hit list. (Super pricey variants excepted)

Just out of curiosity, anyone know an easy way I can verify authenticity of the pop-up light-saber? I know there are some repros floating around and just want to be 100% sure I have the real deal when it arrives.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 9, 2010, 10:11 PM
Should help.

Armory Of The Jawas Repro Photo Guide  (http://www.loresdelsith.net/rincon/armeria/index2.htm)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on May 9, 2010, 10:31 PM
Should help.

Armory Of The Jawas Repro Photo Guide  (http://www.loresdelsith.net/rincon/armeria/index2.htm)

Excellent, thanks so much. I see they have an entry specifically for the pop-up lightsaber. I have bookmarked that for future reference...hoping I got the "real deal" though.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 11, 2010, 07:19 PM
I just doubled the size of my vintage carded collection after buying 4 figures today.  :D  I found them listed on a popular Kelowna-local news and classifieds website.  $50 each.

They are all Canadian carded to continue the pattern of my 4 other ROTJ figures.

Nikto and Prune Face:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Collection/P1040020.jpg)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Collection/P1040021.jpg)


The Paploo was a pleasant surprise, I didn't even notice this until I got it home - it's Made in Mexico.  8)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Collection/P1040022.jpg)


But the one I was most excited about was the Rebel Soldier [Hoth Battle Gear].  For a Canadian carded guy, this is huge, a Transition card!  And for just $50 like the others.  8)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Collection/P1040023.jpg)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Collection/P1040024.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 12, 2010, 05:29 AM
Nice pick-ups Jesse.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on May 12, 2010, 09:33 AM
Yeah, well done, those are sharp...great prices too.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 13, 2010, 09:28 AM
I received this beauty in mail yesterday. Die Cast Tie Fighter Dutch Clipper. The search continues for other carded variations (Harbert, Palitoy, Toltoys etc).

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/DiecastTieFighterDutchClipper.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 13, 2010, 12:52 PM
Clipper, very cool. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JedioftheNorth on May 13, 2010, 06:35 PM
Nice pick-ups guys, Jesse really like that transition card.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on May 18, 2010, 12:12 PM
Finally snagged the branding iron and support hook for the Jabba's Dungeon playset. (They were missing from the one I bought on eBay a few months back) Pricey replacement, but a relief to have this out of the way.

I think I've learned my lesson about buying incomplete playsets, ultimately not worth the headaches.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on May 27, 2010, 09:49 PM
Ahhhh yesss, finally picked up the "other" Jabba's Dungeon playset (the tan one) for a very reasonable price on eBay, with the original box to boot. VERY psyched about this one, has proven to be kind of elusive for some reason.

Only 3 more playsets to go...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 31, 2010, 01:12 PM
Nice, what are the last 3
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on May 31, 2010, 10:01 PM
Nice, what are the last 3

Cloud City
Sears Cantina Adventure
Death Star

I had the last 2 back in the day, but only a few remnants of the Death Star remain. I never had the Bespin playset though, so I'm looking forward to scoring that one.

I'm also kicking around the idea of picking up the Palitoy variants at some point. I really like the chipboard Death Star playset they put out.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 4, 2010, 07:37 PM
I found this amazing Canadian Klatuu on ebay for $35 shipped from the UK:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Collection/P1040039.jpg)

I've bought more vintage carded figures in the last few months than the rest of my collecting years combined (a whopping 9 figures now ;)).  I've been getting quite excited about Hasbro's upcoming Vintage Collection that'll be released in August, but then I thought, "if I like the vintage style so much, why don't I just collect the 'real' vintage figures?"  We'll see how far I wander down this path...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on June 5, 2010, 10:25 AM
Very nice.  It's surprising actually what you can find.  I've never been much into carded, but I've getting some (only Jawas) and I think it's natural once you've finished your loose collection.  Plus, some of it can be found for very cheap.  I got a US Klattu carded for like $13 a while back.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on June 14, 2010, 02:25 AM
Picked up a Tatooine carded Fett and a another Ewok catapult.waiting on a  DROIDS Thall Joben.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on June 17, 2010, 09:32 AM
At long last, I scored my Yak Face yesterday.  ;D

He doesn't come with his weapon, but I know I can pick that up separately on the cheap.

He doesn't come with the POTF coin, but I figured I'd have to track that down separately anyway. (NOT on the cheap)

What I DID get was an excellent figure with a crisp paint job, minimal wear, tight limbs, and for a very affordable $75 including shipping. And that's from a UK seller to boot.

I feel pretty good about this one. Next up: Blue Snags
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Chris M on June 24, 2010, 12:27 PM
Congrats!!^^

That's the only figure I have left to complete my loose set.  However, I haven't even searched for stuff or been interested in looking for anything lately.  I'm actually considering selling most/all of my MOC Han focus.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on June 24, 2010, 02:28 PM
Well if the carded 12-back prices are any guide right now it is definitely the right time to sell off carded stuff.  I was watching an auction for a 12 back Obi today that ended way, way above where I expected because the bubble was really crushed on all four sides.  It would have displayed ok because the front of the bubble was clear so you could see the figure, but I had a definite price in mind that was basically tripled in the final price :o
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on June 27, 2010, 09:58 PM
Tough going trying to close out my vintage collection...I'm losing more auctions than I'm winning lately. I did persevere earlier tonight and come out on top in an auction for the vintage Sand Skimmer. VERY psyched about this one. They seem to be becoming somewhat elusive the past few months, fewer and fewer non-carded in circulation it seems. Pretty minty loose version I snagged, for a decent price as well. This just leaves the Imperial Sniper as the lone mini-rig on my list of remaining items to score.  :D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 11, 2010, 07:15 PM
I just picked up an Eletronic Laser Battle game. I've always wanted this as a kid.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/08/!B)KSIvQ!Wk~$(KGrHqN,!g0Ev1+0B2CQBMMQ-ZsBj!~~_35.JPG)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: morrison2951 on July 12, 2010, 02:44 PM
Long time lurker here.   Completed a "block buster" boxed vintage trade for me:  

Traded 14 carded vintage figures in rather poor to average condition ( 6 POTF, 8 ROTJ) ranging from C2-6 with open bubbles, cracked bubbles, yellow bubbles, dark bubbles, creased cards, etc plus a loose C-5 blue snaggle.  

I received a C8+ unsealed boxed vintage 12" Han complete with blaster and medal, and never removed from backer card, with box flap not folded, and likewise similar condition boxed beautiful white with no yellowing electronic working R2-D2 with box flap folded.  

Admittedly, my MOC OCD got the best of me on this one and while my poor-average condition 3" vintage carded collection took a huge hit, my 12" C8+ vintage boxed collection doubled!  lol   To me, in all areas of my carded collection, vintage and modern, condition matters, so these beaten vintage carded figures were just biding time waiting for me to pull the trigger on this trade!  Sorry, no camera and no pics.            
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on July 13, 2010, 09:35 AM
Nice scores, dude. Carded collecting would put me in the poor house, for sure.

I was able to scratch another item off my ever-shrinking list...the Sears exclusive Cantina adventure set. Finding one of these in decent shape with ALL the foot pegs for less than $50 is not so easy, but my patience was finally rewarded.  ;D

My original plan was to finish off my vintage collection prior to the Fall relaunch, but that is not happening short of hitting the lottery. I'll be VERY close though. I think the new goal is my birthday in November. I'll officially be middle aged. :(
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: morrison2951 on July 13, 2010, 09:55 AM
Thanks McMetal!  I really thought long and hard on that one as the POTF vintage carded figures that I traded included Amanaman and Luke Stormie, albeit, the bubbles were open, so essentially I priced them as loose, complete figures in the trade value total of all figures about $500.  Someday, maybe, I'll replace them in much better carded condition.   

But the 12" Han vintage in such a nice box, without the flap having ever been folded, was just too nice for me to pass up- I've never actually seen a 12" vintage box without the flap folded as I'm told the store employees actually folded most of them on the shelves.  I consider the electronic R2 as gravy given the box and figure condition value of the original trilogy's best actor!   
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on July 15, 2010, 10:05 AM
Great week for my vintage collection, first the Sears Cantina Adventure set, and now Blue Snaggletooth!  ;D

I wouldn't call him a bargain, but it was a fair price for a pretty sharp figure with good paint apps, even on the boots where there is just mininmal wear. The belt buckle looks perfect though, and he comes with original blaster as well.

Oh, and it's the "Dented Toe" version to boot. Gotta love that.

This is pretty much the last figure I needed, although there are still the 6 Uber-Variants out there calling to me. (Vinyl Cape Jawa, Orange Hair Luke, the 3 DT figures, and rocket-firing Fett, when I hit the lottery)

So it's now down to the AT-AT, Ewok Wagon, Imperial Sniper, Cloud City, Death Star, and the Yak-Face coin and I'm 100% complete. (And then on to Droids, Ewoks, etc)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: morrison2951 on July 15, 2010, 03:07 PM
Nice score on the blue snags McMetal.  I'm on the look-out for a nice condition one as well so please PM me if you happen to come across another one.  I traded my C-5 or so one wih obviously repainted boots as part of  my recent 12" boxed Han trade deal. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on July 26, 2010, 03:49 PM
In all the hubbub surrounding SDCC last week, I negelected to mention my latest Vintage score - the Imperial Sniper.  :D

This completes my collection of mini-rigs, and a fine addition it is too.

One step closer!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on August 2, 2010, 10:56 PM
Finally broke down and picked up the Vintage Cloud City playset, not very cheaply I'm afraid, but it's a good one. The prices on these have started to jump lately and I have a feeling there may be a resurgence of interest in true vintage stuff due to the recent relaunch of the modern lines.

Flirted with a vinyl cape jawa earlier in the week, but I just couldn't bite without seeing the clear crosshatching on the cape. It just looked too smooth.

Not much left now...Ewok Wagon and Yakface POTF coin are sure to be the hardest. Death Star and At-At should be the easiest. Then I'm 100% complete. :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 20, 2010, 04:09 PM
My latest pick ups from CV.   ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Celebration%205/PolishBootlegFett1stGen.jpg)

1st Gen Polish Bootleeg Fett.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Celebration%205/LiliLedyOrangeCapeSquid.jpg)

Lili Ledy brownish/red cape Squid.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Celebration%205/EwoksPreschool1stShots.jpg)

Ewoks Preschool prototype 1st shots.



After waiting for so many years since CIII in Indy, I finally acquired a prototype for my collection & I am just giddy over this. Darth Vader 4-Up cast in green urethane referred to as dynacast!   :o   ;D   8)  

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Celebration%205/DarthVaderDynacast4-up.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Celebration%205/DarthVaderDynacast4-upback.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on August 21, 2010, 10:53 PM
Cool stuff Dale.  Is the Squid cape truly orange or a faded red?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 22, 2010, 12:13 PM
Woops, asleep at the wheel again after CV.  :-[    ;D

It's a brownish/red cape version. Thx Brent.   :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on August 22, 2010, 02:48 PM
Very cool.  I'd love to have that variation in my collection.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on August 24, 2010, 01:14 PM
Nice on the Squid head. The cape and collar look exactly like mine. Pretty cool.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 24, 2010, 09:45 PM
I picked up a loose complete Jabba at Chicago Comic Con, along with a loose complete Dewback and a sealed boxed Vehicle Maintenance Energizer (say that three times fast).  There were lots of vintage goodies at the con (including a boxed mint Droids A-wing - only $720) but I had to pass on a lot of it.  It was cool just to see some of it.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on August 25, 2010, 09:57 AM
I picked up a loose complete Jabba at Chicago Comic Con, along with a loose complete Dewback and a sealed boxed Vehicle Maintenance Energizer (say that three times fast).  There were lots of vintage goodies at the con (including a boxed mint Droids A-wing - only $720) but I had to pass on a lot of it.  It was cool just to see some of it.

 I would have slapped whoever was selling that A-Wing and told them to take a peek at eBay to see how wildly inflated that price is. Those things are EASILY scored in original packaging for far less than that.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 25, 2010, 01:01 PM
I agree on the over price of that A-Wing, can be had for a lot cheaper.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 25, 2010, 06:59 PM
Everything there was wildly overpriced (except for Jabba, I got him for $35, which is about what he goes for on ebay).  Everyone had their prices on everything jacked up by 100% or more. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on August 30, 2010, 01:50 PM
Not much of a score, but I finally picked up the two folding cardboard inserts to keep my Land of Jawas' Sandcrawler upright. That only took about eight months.  ::)

Slow going right now otherwise.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on August 30, 2010, 06:33 PM
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Celebration%205/DarthVaderDynacast4-up.jpg)

Yikes, what's up with Nazi Vader?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on August 31, 2010, 01:49 PM
I thought of it more as a Travlota Vader but that's just me.  (am I the only one that sees Nazi overtones in SW?)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 2, 2010, 09:27 AM
FINALLY scored my Yak Face POTF Collector's Coin last night on eBay. Not at all cheap, but long overdue. This completes my collection of vintage figures and coins. Still saving room for vinyl cape jawa and a few DT variants, but otherwise I am good to go now.

All that is left is the Death Star playset, AT-AT, and that @#$%&* Ewok Battle Wagon. I have lost more auctions on that stupid wagon that on any other single item ever on eBay.  >:(
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: morrison2951 on September 2, 2010, 10:27 AM
Congrats McMetal!  I want to be you when I grow up!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on September 3, 2010, 12:00 AM
Congrats McMetal!  I want to be you when I grow up!

LOL!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 4, 2010, 10:02 PM
Congrats McMetal!  I want to be you when I grow up!

LOL...start saving up now - this stuff is expensive!  ;D

Thanks, I was lucky to have retained most of my collection as a kid. I didn't have all that far to go to complete the rest.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 12, 2010, 01:12 PM
I have lost more auctions on that stupid wagon that on any other single item ever on eBay.  >:(

Tell me about it. That stupid thing is a pain in my side.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 13, 2010, 09:44 AM
Tell me about it. That stupid thing is a pain in my side.

Yeah, it's frustrating for sure. I recently decided to try a different approach - buying the damn thing piecemeal and trying to assemble a complete one from multiple auctions.

I have scored 2 broken/incomplete ones in the past 2 weeks, and essentially all I am missing now is the ladder and the drum/seat that sits on the top of the thing.

Being in the midst of a pretty pronounced new toy lull, I just feel compelled to make some kind of progress on the vintage front.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on September 22, 2010, 07:52 PM
Landed a longtime grail and nice piece - ESB Sandcrawler.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/sc.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/sc2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/sc3.jpg)

The ESB version was only available in Canada in 1980.  Very happy!   ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on September 23, 2010, 01:02 AM
Sweet!  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on September 23, 2010, 01:16 AM
DUDE! :o
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 23, 2010, 03:28 AM
Darb... dude! Whoa! Bigtime Congrats man... awesome score... holy kak!  :o
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 23, 2010, 09:43 AM
Is this any different from the one released originally here in the States?

Looks like the exact same sculpt to me, but maybe I'm missing something?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on September 23, 2010, 11:00 AM
Oooh, GDE.  Very, very nice.

McMetal, I don't think there's anything different other than the ESB and French markings. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 23, 2010, 11:41 AM
Brent is right, also the box & instructions are in French & English. If it was a complete with everything then... chaching! Canadian exclusives are very sought after by collectors.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 23, 2010, 11:51 AM
Whew, thanks - not worthy of adding to The List.

I do love that Palitoy stuff though, definitely aim to pick all that up someday.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on September 23, 2010, 01:12 PM
It is complete, and other than the label on the remote, is no different that regular.

Thanks guys!  I am over the moon with it.  I don't think it was ever played with either.  It's in excellent condition.  i got it for an outstanding price, less than I've seen regular Sandcralwers go for.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: morrison2951 on September 23, 2010, 01:30 PM
Very nice score!  Not much activity here recently amongst us vintage fans- we must all be broke! 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on September 23, 2010, 03:17 PM
Well at the moment I'm not broke but I have a discrete space for my collection which is unfortunately quite diverse (not compared to Dale's but otherwise...) and I'm trying to make some hard decisions.  It'll take me at least a year to cull out what I'm not keeping.  So I just haven't seen any point in gathering up more stuff at the moment.  As Dale mentions, the GDE stuff is awesome and I'd love to add some of that but I'm really not adding anything of note these days at all. 

Not sure if folks go into my collection thread so just for lack of activity here I'll post the vintage pictures out there to here as well:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/DSC_0008.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/DSC_0011.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/DSC_0004-1.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/DSC_0007.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/DSC_0005.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/DSC_0006.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/DSC_0001.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/DSC_0003.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/DSC_0002.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/DSC_0012.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1140015.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P1140014.jpg)


But that's just an aside.  I'm really digging Darby's sandcrawler. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on September 23, 2010, 07:37 PM
Really digging your collection.   :)

I should take some pics of mine and post them.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 23, 2010, 10:42 PM
Very nice score!  Not much activity here recently amongst us vintage fans- we must all be broke! 

It's funny, in my case I am down to the last few items so I'm getting a bit choosier, just filling in some bits and pieces, looking for good deals, etc.

Just tonight I picked up some good miscellaneous swag - the vintage Slave 1 ramp (missing from mine) and the 2 Ewok village spit posts (that set is almost complete now too). Also scored another Star Destoyer playset on the cheap because the first one I got had bad stickers. That was all less than $35 total, so not too bad.

I think all I really have left to pick up is 2 replacement trees for my Ewok village, most of the Death Star playset, the seat and ladder for the Ewok wagon, and the AT-AT.

Oh and a vinyl cape jawa, the various DT figures, and orange hair Luke.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 1, 2010, 12:14 PM
Oh and a vinyl cape jawa, the various DT figures, and orange hair Luke.  ;D

Well, I came close on vinyl cape Jawa last night. Final bid price was $305...should have hung in there. My max bid was about $30 less, although who knows what it would have taken to actually beat out the top bid.

One day.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on October 2, 2010, 12:57 AM
Today was a great day:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/c6254ef1.jpg)

Lady Gorneesh came from an ebay auction that ended without bids, so I picked her up under the asking price.

Same goes for Sise Fromm there.  Auction ended with no bids, emailed the seller and voila.  Basically got him for going rate for a loose figure and shipped free.  Very happy to have him and the droids are now finished. 

That Kez Iban in there came via Bob/stormie on the board here, totally free of charge to help out my collection.  Thanks kind sir. 

But the best part is this little guy...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/c0c7d34c.jpg)

Yep, as best I can tell, he's completely authentic:

-cape is snug on arms and around back
-smooth on inside, textured on outside; sound and appearance are correct
-cape is flexible and older obviously than new material
-bottom of cape is 4 mm from bottom of feet, exactly how long it's supposed to be

Price was pretty good, IMHO (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5999720053&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1).  Not sure what was the better deal for my vinty collection, this, or the $65 Yakface.

So I finished off my Droids figures today and also wrapped up the basic vintage set to completion.  Lots of variations left to get, but the important one is out of the way 8)

You probably don't want to know what I paid for that VCJ.   :-X
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 2, 2010, 08:22 PM
Scored the vintage Death Star playset today for about $40, mostly complete. I still have a few remnants from the one I owned as a kid, so I should be able to compile a solid set between the two.

Just a few odds and ends for the Ewok village and Ewok wagon to pick up, and the vintage AT-At, and I am all finished.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on November 4, 2010, 03:51 PM
... and I am all finished.  ;D

Uh-huh, sure, I believe that.  So when ya gonna start on the carded collection?  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 5, 2010, 09:51 AM
... and I am all finished.  ;D

Uh-huh, sure, I believe that.  So when ya gonna start on the carded collection?  ;)

Too cost prohibitive, sadly. I do still have the Droids and Ewoks lines to complete though.  ;D

Yesterday I scored some more replacement parts for the Ewok village. That one is about done now too.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on November 17, 2010, 10:51 AM
Got my Death Star playset in the mail yesterday, even better condition than I had hoped for...nothing broken at all, except a small piece off the cannon, which I have an extra of anyway.

Looks like all I am missing is that pesky rope.

Getting closer!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 2, 2010, 07:33 PM
Picked up the elusive Death Star rope via eBay this afternoon. Think I'm all squared away on that playset now. I've actually got the thing assembled right now, crawling with TCW figures: Embo and Shaak Ti versus the Undead Geonosian, etc. Looks wicked.

Got my sights set on the Vintage AT-AT now...last piece I need to complete my collection. (Aside from a few miscellaneous parts which will come in time)

Aw yeah!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on December 3, 2010, 03:34 PM
I've actually got the thing assembled right now, crawling with TCW figures: Embo and Shaak Ti versus the Undead Geonosian, etc. Looks wicked.


Utterly blasphemous.  Big boo.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 3, 2010, 06:09 PM
I agree.  Modern figures (especially of TCW variety) is downright blasphemous!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on December 9, 2010, 07:21 PM
I don't post in vinty much because I don't buy much since the modern line's become so expansive and expensive in the last 5 years, but I did pick up vintage at the last Pittsburgh Steel City Con Toy & Collectible Show.

A guy I know who's gone to the show since it first started (I think I was a teenager?), and who always has one of the primo spots near the show's entrance, was selling vintage loose figures in sharp shape for $5 each and Buy-5-Get-1-Free...  So I figured I'd try to upgrade some vintage I needed to improve in my loose set, and I picked up:

-1 Obi-Wan Kenobi
-1 Endor Rebel
-1 Gam Guard
-1 4-LOM
-1 No Teeth Lando
-1 Very white Hoth Luke (this was a nice improvement to my sample)

I was pretty pleased though, as these were all mint, complete.  Obi cost me a little more however, so my total was $30, not $25, but still I was happy with the purchase.  Not as many variations as I would've liked, as the selection was slim, but I got some good improvements to figures in my collection I'm not quite pleased with, and these were all mint.  Some had limbs that were still sealed like they were fresh off the card.

They had a Death Star in the box, missing some parts but only the cardboard and rope, and the box wasn't bad looking, for $35.  I didn't bite, and I regret that now.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: darth punkinhed on December 11, 2010, 10:56 PM
A Death Star for $35? I wish I had looked around at Steel City more. I was set up there so I didn't get a chance to shop much. I picked up a Vintage Slave 1 for $20, loose and complete but no box, a few loose ewoks in trade and a really clean unbroken Micro Millenium Falcon for just about nothing. Nothing overall too exciting but I haven't collected Vintage in a long time so I'm just slowing starting to get back into it. I had a friend of mine set up behind me who had a mountain of Vintage Star Wars I wish I could have come home with. He had a really nice working RC Sandcrawler but way out of my budget. It's been a long time since I've seen one of those.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 20, 2010, 09:13 AM
I just scored my third Ewok Wagon last night. I really only needed the seat and ladder, but the bidding was so low on this one I felt compared to jump in and take a stab at it. I think I ended up snagging the whole thing for $66 plus $15 shipping. Having watched the eBay prices on these things for over a year, that is pretty damn awesome, especially for a Wagon that is complete with no wear and tear or breakage.

So now I have no use for my other 2 incomplete sets, one of which is in very good shape. Looks like I'll be putting these back on the market....

Vintage AT-AT and I'm more or less done.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on December 23, 2010, 01:33 AM
Punkinhead, why didn't you let me know you were attending the show?  We could've at least hung out a little bit at the show, or maybe even could've had you come along for the dinner Friday evening.  If you're coming in March to that show, let me know and we'll hang out.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: darth punkinhed on December 23, 2010, 02:48 PM
Hi Jesse, it was a last minute decision to go and in the rush I hadn't even thought about mentioning anything on the site. We are going to be there for March. There are a few vendors we set up with at Columbus shows who are making plans too. Heavy vintage guys so It should be a good time. I'm hoping it's a better show than this past December; it seemed a little slow. It was our first time there but we enjoyed it. Did you catch Daniel Logan trying to pop a ballon with a whip? Not that I want to crack on the guy but I think he should have put in a little more practice before trying that in front of a crowd.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on December 24, 2010, 02:41 AM
No, but heard about it from some of the PSWCS guys...  Yeah, I didn't get why he was even trying it, but hey...  All in good fun right? :)

We'll have to try and meet up some time in March.  I'm sure the PSWCS guys who hang out on the boards here are probably going to do lunch or dinner one of the days and you'd be welcome along.  I'm always trying to get the out-of-towners to join us.

Saturday wheN I was there it was busier, but Friday was sort of slow.  The weather was so-so and Fridays are just weird times because of taking off work...  Sunday I heard was dead but I couldn't make it out because of scheduling.  I love going Sunday because I usually find better deals on "Junk" (I buy a lot of stupid stuff like ASP-7 droids for dioramas) that day.

My best finds were the vintage items on Friday.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on December 27, 2010, 09:43 PM
Lots of great pickups lately from everyone. I thought I'd share my scores from CV and WizardWorld Chicago this past summer. Most of these figures are upgrades others are variants I needed. What's especially nice is that with the exception of the Yak-Face, I didn't pay more than $10 for any of the figures below...

R2-D2 (came in an opened baggie), Super clean Boba Fett, Molded Boot Rebel Soldier
(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/NewVintageFigs1.jpg)

Red-Logo AT-AT Driver, Admiral Ackbar, Snap Cape Jedi Luke (actually had the cape already, just scored the minty fig & weapons)
(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/NewVintageFigs2.jpg)

Hong Kong dark stripe Logray, Klaatu Skiff Guard, 8D8
(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/NewVintageFigs3.jpg)

Yak-Face
(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/NewVintageFigs4.jpg)

Baggies! AT-AT Commander & Prune Face
(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/NewVintageFigs5.jpg)

Other pickups not pictured include a POTF General Lando with blaster which was used to complete my POTF Endor Luke. Also a funny pickup was a POTF2 Jedi Luke that came with ROTJ Endor Leia's helmet & poncho.

Only 2 more figures for a complete loose collection, maybe 2011 will finally be the year...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 28, 2010, 11:57 AM
Dude, awesome scores and pictures! Sounds like you cleaned up big time on those...much better than eBay prices.

I have not heard of the AT-AT Driver variant - what color is the "normal" logo?

The dude I won the Ewok Wagon from on eBay returned my money and is claiming now that the item was "possibly" damaged in a fire and he didn't want to hold on to my money while he figured out if it was ok or not.  ???

I'm not letting this drop though because I suspect there are some shenanigans going on. Either someone made him a better offer after the auction closed or he was not satified with my winning bid price. Either way, tough luck. I plan to ask him to honor the original bid anf if not, flame him badly with negative feedback. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 28, 2010, 05:29 PM
Great additions, but I also have to ask the question about the AT-AT driver.  I looked at mine and he's got the red logos...I never thought mine was all that rare.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 28, 2010, 06:53 PM
These are Pal & Tri Variant AT-AT Drivers (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/1105503294051304027tQmPtO) from billyboystoys I found. More in the albums if you look. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on December 28, 2010, 07:31 PM
Very cool stuff, but I thought the snap cape Luke came with a blue saber?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 28, 2010, 07:47 PM
Very cool stuff, but I thought the snap cape Luke came with a blue saber?

I did not even notice that Brent... good eyes!

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) (http://www.rebelscum.com/VINtLukejedi.asp)

Quote
The cape was produced both with and without a snap. It is popularly believed that the version with the snap was the first produced, and likely due to cost restraints was replaced with the sewn-shut version. Though both versions were available with the earlier produced Blue Lightsaber, very few carded figures with the Green Lightsaber have been documented with the Snap Cape
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on December 28, 2010, 11:30 PM
Thanks guys, it was a good year for vintage for me. Hopefully next year will be better.

McMetal - I hope you get that worked out with the Ewok Battle Wagon. Very suspect activity by the seller, more proof that using eBay is hazardous.

Dale - thanks for answering the question on the AT-AT Driver variant, you beat me to the punch. I was doing some online searching for proof of the variant and surprisingly couldn't find much even though I knew of it for years.

As for the Jedi Luke Snap Cape, according to this variation list on the Archive (http://theswca.com/textf/sw-figure-variations.html), the Snap Cape did come with the Green saber. I know the RS link posted references it, but I don't hold the RS Vintage guide highly when it comes to variations as it disregards, ignores, or even attempts to discredit a lot of documented variants. It is good though for quality pictures, so it does have its uses.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: SWJACK on December 29, 2010, 08:22 PM
There is a heap of Luke Jedi info here: http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t504-craigy-s-luke-jedi-last-updated-02-07-2010 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on March 5, 2011, 06:01 PM
There is a heap of Luke Jedi info here: http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t504-craigy-s-luke-jedi-last-updated-02-07-2010 

That's an amazing amount of information. The guy who put that together did a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

I was able to recently obtain a POTF Luke Stormtrooper recently thanks to a really good seller on RS. I've finally been able to complete the run of all movie carded figures loose!

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/LukeStormie.jpg)

I was really excited in getting this figure. Here he is with all his POTF brethren...

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/VintagePOTF.jpg)

Just need Blue Snaggletooth and the original 96 will be complete!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 6, 2011, 04:04 AM
Looking good!  I still need to track down all of the POTF figures, except for the easily affordable Anakin.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 22, 2011, 08:05 PM
I finally picked up the drum/seat for the Ewok Battle Wagon which I have been looking for forever. Now I just need the ladder and I am done with that set.

Starting to window shop for At-At's again too...man, those thing have gone up noticeably in price even in the past few months.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 23, 2011, 10:18 PM
Well, I've officially succumbed to the Dark Side...bought my first carded EWOKS figures, Lady & King Gorneesh. God help me.

At least I only have four left to worry about, and they are not brutally expensive if you're not terribly choosy about the card condition, which I am not.

I could have gone the loose route but it's not that much more to go carded so I figured what the hell.

For DROIDS, I think carded is probably out. A few of those are crazy high.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 24, 2011, 10:53 PM
Upgraded my vintage stash with a much nicer X-Wing complete with original box. The one I had from back in the day was not showing the years well. Think this completes any upgrades for stuff I already own.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 27, 2011, 07:46 PM
Carded Dulok Shaman off eBay...I'm halfway there!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 31, 2011, 08:47 AM
Picked up a carded Logray last night, along with my first DROIDS figure, a carded Kez Iban.

Got my replacement X-Wing upgrade in the mail, the thing looks sweet.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on April 9, 2011, 07:25 PM
Ugh, busy fortnight, picked up a carded Dulok Scout, as well as a carded Thall Joben and a carded Jord Dusat.

I love these crazy animated figures.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on April 12, 2011, 12:07 PM
Picked up a carded, unpunched Wicket to complete my Ewoks collection. I'm officially done with this line - woo hoo!

DROIDS uber alles!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: darth punkinhed on April 12, 2011, 12:12 PM
Nice finds on the ewoks stuff, I managed to snage a near complete ewok village with box this weekend for $40. It has all the pieces but the main platform needs swapped because one of the spit poles was glued in place then broke off. So it has all the pieces but because of that I'm not considering it complete. Also picked up a boxed plush paploo in a trade.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on April 18, 2011, 10:37 AM
Picked up a carded Kea Moll over the weekend.

Getting ready to move so probably time for a self-imposed moratorium on purposes requiring shipping. Dangit.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on April 22, 2011, 10:46 AM
Getting ready to move so probably time for a self-imposed moratorium on purposes requiring shipping. Dangit.

Aw, screw it.

I bought a carded Tig Fromm this morning.  ;D I'll just have the seller hold it for a few days until I am officially relocated.

Loving me some DROIDS!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 22, 2011, 09:31 PM
I guess the last one will be the elusive Droids Fett, he's a bugger to get at a good price. Last one I need to complete my carded set.

I checked out our yearly antique show yesterday & today, had a pass to get in early for helping setting up the hall & unloading boxes for a friend. Before the doors opened for the crowd, score!  ;D

Ewok Assault Catapult MISB... $15.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/EwokAssaultCatapult.jpg)

Ewok Combat Glider MISB... $20.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/EwokCombatGlider.jpg)

Star Wars Super 8 Film... $5.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/StarWarsSuper8Film.jpg)

POTF One-Man Sand Skimmer MOSC... $40.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Carded/POTFOneManSandSkimmer.jpg)

Very happy with this find...  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on April 22, 2011, 10:23 PM
Awesome snag on the sand skimmer! That's a great price!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on April 23, 2011, 12:24 AM
Great finds Dale...  I was actually looking for a loose mostly complete catapult for customizing (for modern Ewoks...  I know, blasphemy, but I figure they shouldn't be too hard to find in rougher shape and able to take some paint)...  To get one MISB for $15?  That's nice man.  Gives me hope on finding that loose beater.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on April 24, 2011, 10:19 PM
I love hearing people buying carded Droids and Ewoks figures, some of my favorites!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on April 27, 2011, 08:48 AM
Picked up a MISB Side Gunner over the weekend, looks cherry.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on April 28, 2011, 01:43 PM
Uncle Gundy and his minty card have now officially joined my DROIDS posse. All hail!

 ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on May 5, 2011, 11:11 PM
I'm jumping into collecting vintage carded figures again - but with a twist. I'm not sure if any of you read (http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2011/04/26/the-carded-vintage-kenner-collection-project/) about my "project", but I got my first carded figure for it today - one of my favorites as a kid:

ROTJ AT-ST Driver probably a C5/6 card for $15
- figure itself look great
- bubble is fully attached to the card with no dents
- slight yellowing to the bubble
- card is punched, wavy, veiny and fray but I love it.
(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/TGuide2004/ActionFigures/vintage/basicfigures/atst_driver/cf.jpg)
(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/TGuide2004/ActionFigures/vintage/basicfigures/atst_driver/cf2.jpg)
(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/TGuide2004/ActionFigures/vintage/basicfigures/atst_driver/cf3.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on May 6, 2011, 02:32 AM
I liked the feature idea Jayson...  the poor man's way to have a vinty carded collection, which is really neat I think.  It proves that it's totally doable too, which I think a lot of folks didn't really consider carded vintage viable at all.

I have one carded figure...  One lone pristine 12-back R2-D2...  When I got it, I drifted away from vintage a bit, wanted to just focus on modern and loose vinty as I see them and want to upgrade.  This makes me think I should just ease my standards on carded stuff up though, and buy up the beat up figures I want instead, and not worry so much about every variation and whatnot.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on May 6, 2011, 08:25 AM
I think this is a cool idea too, but at some point I think you are going to be stuck looking at some hefty prices, card condition notwithstanding. I mean, even Yakface on a crappy card is going to command a premium.

I am doing more or less the same thing with the DROIDS line right now and am facing the same eventuality. There is no way around getting gouged for a carded Fett or Sise Fromm, unfortunately.

I look forward to hearing more on your progress!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on May 6, 2011, 09:41 AM
Yeah, I realize there will be a few figures that will be tough to acquire, but ultimately the goal is to get them as cheaply as possible and it'll be nice not to have to consider card condition when trying to find them.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 7, 2011, 12:16 AM
Cool project Jay!  Is the AT-ST your first or did you already have some vintage that will qualify?  Is that vinty toy store on the North side still open?  I'd be game for going to check it out sometime if you're up for it.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on May 7, 2011, 07:16 AM
No, not my first. I have 8-10 other carded figures that I bought years ago that will count as part of the project. I haven't been to that vintage store in a while but definitely need to make a trip up there.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 8, 2011, 11:19 PM
No, not my first. I have 8-10 other carded figures that I bought years ago that will count as part of the project. I haven't been to that vintage store in a while but definitely need to make a trip up there.

Let me know if you want company - I'd love to check it out!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 9, 2011, 01:06 AM
Cool project Jayson.  Personally, I consider that card in pretty nice shape and think $15 is a hell of a deal!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on May 9, 2011, 01:08 PM
Interesting and it will be fun to watch and see how it goes.  ROTJ should be quite easy for the most part but I'm less enthusiastic about the rest.  POTF will be tough regardless of card condition I think as you'll be running up against the AFA uncirculated crowd at that point.  ESB and SW cards too. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on May 9, 2011, 01:39 PM
Thanks guys. I hope that since card condition is not a priority for me, I should be able to avoid bidding wars with folks looking for AFA quality pieces. I too am excited about the ROTJ cards as those are the ones I have the clearest memories of buying and subsequently tearing the figure from.

Here's a four more I got last week (from the same seller - so cheap shipping):
Lobot: $6.01
(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/jayson/vintage_project/lobot.jpg)

Teebo: $20.00
(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/jayson/vintage_project/teebo.jpg)

Klaatu: $9.07
(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/jayson/vintage_project/klaatu.jpg)

Klaatu Skiff Guard: $7.49
(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/jayson/vintage_project/klaatu_skiff.jpg)

=================
Then one more yesterday

Nikto: $16.00 (image from ebay)
(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/jayson/vintage_project/nikto.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on May 12, 2011, 10:38 PM
Picked up a carded Jord Dusat for a good price today. I actually had bought one a few weeks ago but the SOB backed out of the auction and returned my money. I ended up getting a mintier one for five bucks cheaper, good karma for sure.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on May 18, 2011, 04:30 PM
"The Project" (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150178666316799.298078.202559486798&l=1437ef3490) update  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on May 29, 2011, 12:18 AM
Picked up a carded Jann Tosh today to keep plugging away at my Droids collection. I may as well savor this because the remianing few I need, for the most part, are going to be very pricey.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on June 29, 2011, 10:03 PM
Picked up the final missing part for my Ewok Wagon...the ladder. Hooray! It is now complete.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 2, 2011, 03:29 AM
Here's the latest for my Canadian MOC collection, a Bespin Guard.  It used to be a Transition card, but the ROTJ logo sticker was removed from the front and the large offer sticker was removed from the back.  The offer sticker is still present on the front though, so it gives it a big of a story. :)  (Sorry for the grainy iPhone pics)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/60bd1168.jpg)   (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/0a10bdb7.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on July 11, 2011, 12:12 PM
Ugh, I dropped more on a single action figure over the weekend than I've ever spent before. Not really a great feeling, pangs of buyer's remorse are already setting in.

It's hard for me to set a distinct value on some of the premium DROIDS carded figures because they pop up so infrequently. In the past 3 months alone I've seen a carded A-Wing Pilot go for over $400 and a carded C-3PO go for a little over $200.

I guess generally I feel like a good condition carded 3PO, R2, A-Wing Pilot, Sise Fromm and of course Boba are all worth upwards of $200 or so, obviously with some fluctuations in there from figure to figure. Is that crazy?

Anyway, I actually picked up R2-D2 on a very clean card with minimal yellowing, creasing, etc. More than I wanted to spend certainly but not necessarily more than it is worth. At least I hope not.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on July 25, 2011, 07:37 PM
I finally scored a very minty DROIDS A-Wing fighter, 100% complete, although in a decidedly un-minty original box. I can live with that though, this was too good a steal to pass up. ($150)

Still looking for a nice boxed ATL Interceptor...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on August 1, 2011, 08:28 PM
McMetal - sounds like a great score on an A-Wing, congrats!

I've been picking up a lot of vintage over the past couple months, I've practically doubled my collection since mid-May...

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_MCCC.jpg)
Two day haul from the Motor City Comic-Con in May. The Bespin Control Room is a sealed piece, while the Max Rebo, Dengar, and Stormtrooper are upgrades. Bespin Leia allowed me to complete the 3 major variants of the figure and I finally have a die-cast TIE Fighter for the first time since I was 5!

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_PDT8_Dewback1.jpg)(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_PDT8_Dewback2.jpg)
A nice pair of items from an RS member (Vintage_City) - the PDT-8 rig and the Dewback saddle are upgrades (never had the reins).

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_Ash.jpg)
My buddy Ash gave a me a great hook-up with a number of vintage boxes to complete several pieces. The Rancor and CAP-2 were the only ones to come with toys, though I already have them.

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_BlueSnag.jpg)
Ash also helped me complete my collection of movie figures with the final piece to the puzzle - Blue Snaggletooth! The silver on the belt buckle and boots is obviously not the best, but the blue plastic on the torso and limbs is some of the best I've ever seen in hand.

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_Kenner95.jpg)
Not a spectacular pick-up here, always wanted to nab the POTF2 set and got this for dirt cheap at a garage sale listed on Craigslist. More importantly it was a gateway to the next score...

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_CraigslistHaul1.jpg)(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_CraigslistHaul2.jpg)
The guy I bought the POTF2 set was having a garage sale at his friend's house (I think he owed his buddy $$) and mentioned he had some boxed vintage he was considering selling and wanted to know if I'd come back the next day to check it out. I did go back the next day and after some haggling I picked these 6 ESB pieces. The Slave 1 practically has no stickers on it - an unused sheet came with it. The Bespin Leia came along for the ride in the Cloud Car.

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_Shuttle1.jpg)(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_Shuttle2.jpg)
And finally, the biggest haul of them all! My Holy Grail!! I got a great deal on this Imperial Shuttle from another RS member (dspair) - I've wanted the Shuttle since I was 6 years old and have been so ecstatic over finally having it in my collection. This has become the centerpiece of my collection and I just can't stop staring at.  ;D

This is just the first part of my "Summer of Vintage", I've got more coming in from eBay later this week. Woo hoo!!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 1, 2011, 09:38 PM
That's a hell of a summer you're having!  8)

I love the Micro pieces and the Shuttle.  Congrats on fulfilling a dream!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on August 1, 2011, 11:13 PM
Yeah, that's an insanely awesome haul, I am totally drooling! When I made the decision to complete my vintage collection I decided to go loose, but I have a few boxed vehicles and it really does add a lot to the nostalgia factor.

And I hear you on the Shuttle - my White Whale is the vintage AT-AT, never owned it as a kid, always wanted it. I've purposely left it as the last piece of my collection to complete. The only other non-figure piece I need is the ATL Interceptor.

Your Slave I looks cherry. pretty much like the virgin A-Wing I just received, complete with untouched sticker sheet. I learned the hard way you are better off leaving those on the sheet.

Your photos remind me I need to upgrade my Dewback reins too, mine have broken with age. :(

Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on August 7, 2011, 08:49 PM
Thanks guys, it's been a fun summer so far collecting-wise.

McMetal - I too started collecting just loose items then realized that I should have gotten the boxes as well. Many of my memories of going to a toy store as a kid was seeing all the great displays of the vintage boxed items. And now today a good chunk of my time in my collection room is spent looking at the boxes, lol!

That ATL Interceptor is a rough one to find, I never see one come up on eBay. It's going to be a hunt for me at C6 for that item. Good luck on your hunt for one.

Should have some more pictures taken soon as I've gotten a number of new items.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 12, 2011, 12:25 PM
Been a long while since I've been able to post something in here directly related to the thread title. Nothing super special, but picked up a complete Dagobah Action Playset in a resealed ESB box. The box is in "good' shape. Fun to add some actual vintage to the collection again.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 13, 2011, 04:06 PM
Not exactly SW but I made a fairly massive score today at a local St. Vincent DePaul.  I pulled a G1 technobot Scattershot, vintage MOTU Horde Trooper, vintage Joe Snow Cat and howitzer (not sure the exact name) out of a toy bin all for $2.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/score.jpg)

The Horde Trooper and Scattershot are in pretty good shape, the Joes less so.  But wow!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: EpicGon on August 18, 2011, 06:29 PM
Greetings

I haven´t purchased any vintage kenner figure since vintage time, cuase in my country are scrace and extremely expensive.

I want to buy some figures I missed from the original collection and realize it could be better to acquire loose figures, then after saving a bit go for the carded.

I want some advise please

Could you tell me if this C-8 DSCommander is used or new?

http://www.brianstoys.com/store/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SV3LSDEATHSQUADCOMMANDERC8*C8

All figures with repro gun or weapon are second hand (used toys)?

Thanks in advance,

Sincerely,

EpicGon




Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on August 24, 2011, 02:55 AM
The link is not working but if its Brian's toys then your better off going with eBay.If its bagged then the bag would say kenner on it and have tape or heat sealed.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on August 24, 2011, 09:13 AM
Agreed, eBay is way more appropriately priced than those gougers at Brian's Toys, no matter what figure you are talking about. Their pricing is absurd.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: darth_sidious on September 2, 2011, 09:56 AM
I picked up a loose / mint / complete Yoda with orange snake for $3 at a comic shop.  It was my favorite movie figure as a kid, so I am happy to have it again.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: tyfighter on September 2, 2011, 06:44 PM
Pick up a MLC and MTV mini rig off ebay for $13. 

Also pick up a Paploo POTF on card for $10.  The card is really beat up.  Paploo will come out of broken bubble.  Staff taped to bubble. Coin still sealed to card.

Past on a White Tie Fighter at a thrift store today for $15. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on September 6, 2011, 10:09 PM
Hi All,

Well the Summer of Vintage 2011 keeps rolling on for me as since my last post I've gotten even more items to fill my collection room. At this point I believe I've pretty much doubled my collection from prior to the summer. Here we go...

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_CraigslistHaul3.jpg)
This was a sizable pick-up from Craigslist that netted me some excellent boxes. Every box here came with an incomplete toy, the TIE Fighter is only missing a strut while the Micro Freeze Chamber is missing a number of pieces. The Dagobah set was a big score in that while all the pieces to the playset are missing, the swamp foam was complete and intact!!! That made for a great upgrade to my loose set.

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_CraigslistHaul4.jpg)
From the same haul comes all the die-cast Micro figures I picked up. A notable group is the Build Your Army mailer set, though it's missing 2 of the figures.

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_CloudCityPlayset.jpg)
Not pictured with the Craigslist haul was the Cloud City playset box I picked up. I was shocked to find an empty box w/ instructions for the set so I made sure to nab it. I then went and bought a complete loose set off of eBay later that week to complete the piece. I never saw this playset in person, so I was surprised to find out how small it really is. It's a great piece though, I would have loved to have seen Jabba's palace done like this.

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_JabbaDungeons.jpg)
In August, eBay was very good to me - I picked up both Sears exclusive Jabba's Dungeon playsets. The ROTJ set came with all of it's figures, while the POTF set did not. I really bought this for the POTF set since I had a complete ROTJ set, but for the price I couldn't complain about getting extras.  ;)

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_XWing.jpg)
Not everything from eBay is a winner - I picked up this X-Wing in a bit of haste. The auction was ending, the price was right ($33 after shipping) and the pic looked good to my eyes so I decided to bid and eventually won. Then I got it in the mail and was disappointed - the ship had more yellowing than I expected and was pretty dirty and the box looked like a dog chewed it up and spat it out. I went back to the auction and sure enough the picture did accurately portray the toy, I just saw it with rose-colored glasses. Oh well, the price was good, it shipped fast, and after a thorough cleaning it displays well (the ship, not the box) so I'm holding on to it as a place holder until I find a better one.

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_ChgoCC2011a.jpg)
This is my haul from my first day at the 2011 Chicago Comic-Con - the figures are mostly for customs or upgrades. The Battle Damaged TIE Fighter was to finally get myself the box for the item as it turned out it had the BD stickers already on the ship so now I have on display a loose TIE with and without the stickers. The real big score is the MISB ATL Interceptor I got for only $100! You never see these guys for sale and when you do never a MISB set, loose ones go for at least what I paid for it so I was quick to jump on it. It's a beautiful piece and displays nicely with my Side Gunner and POTF mini-rigs.

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_ChgoCC2011b.jpg)
Here's my Day 2 haul from Comic-Con - the Jabba guards are all upgrades and Thall Joben is a complete figure as I now delve into the Droids & Ewoks figures and the Emperor mailer was rather inexpensive (or so I thought - see next pic). The Imperial Troop Transport was the 2nd biggest score of the weekend - I had seen it during my first visit but it was priced higher than I wanted. My buddy sent me a pic of it that he'd seen from another site's coverage with the still too high of a price tag on it. Well my day 2 visit to the show was the last day for the con and it was still available, after some minor haggling I got the price down to something I was more comfortable paying and now it belongs to me.  ;D

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_Quake.jpg)
And finally just from this past weekend, I stopped by one of my favorite stores in Chicago - Quake Collectibles. I've been going to Quake for a good 10+ years now and as any of you who have been there may know, it's a great place to find hidden treasures and neat items. I've picked up many vintage pieces over there years there and went there explicitly to pickup some weapons I know would be available. What I was surprised to find were several baggie figures of RL C-3P0 and the Emperor for $2.50 ea! I picked them up along with a die-cast Darth Vader TIE and my fave score from the trip - a moulded face Jedi Luke! I was more shocked to find this figure in the cheapie bin than I was the baggie figures, so I quickly picked him up. Now I just need to get a complete set of accessories and my Jedi Luke variants will be all complete!

So there you have it, more vintage greatness for the summer. I'm going out east soon to visit my buddy Ash and I'm sure we'll find more vintage along the way. Getting back so heavily into the vintage has been refreshing and so enjoyable- it definitely trumps all.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 6, 2011, 11:01 PM
Amazing scores once again bro, you are having a great summer no doubt. I am extremely jealous of that minty ATL Interceptor! It's the last non-action figure I need to complete my vintage collection. Outstanding work there.

I did just snag a boxed vintage AT-AT on eBay for the price of the new Republic Attack Shuttle. Sort of holding my breath on this one, description was somewhat vague and the photos not the best, but apparently it is complete and in good condition.

For the prospect of picking one up for roughly half of what these usually go for boxed, it's worth the risk IMO. We'll see.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 10, 2011, 12:35 AM
(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_CloudCityPlayset.jpg)

Wow, you've been on a great run, it's fantastic to have all these pics to look through!  Of all the great items you got, I'd have to say the Cloud City Playset is the coolest.  I'm not sure I've seen one assembled before, it's certainly a fantastic display piece.

Oh, and congrats on the Dagobah Playset having the foam intact!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 15, 2011, 08:46 AM
My Vintage AT-AT arrived yesterday, and I was pleasantly surprised. The thing is in pretty great shape, complete with no discoloration and only minor sticker fatigue. The original box is somewhat dilapidated, but that was more of a bonus than anything. Haven't tried the electronics yet but look forward to testing it out tonight.

My vintage SW collection is now complete.  ;D

Although I would like to supplement it with a few more crazy variants, vinyl cape Jawa, Orange hair Luke and such. Oh, and some of the Palitoy swag. Dang, this could go on forever.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 21, 2011, 09:48 PM
Happy to report I am the proud new owner of a complete, minty boxed ATL Interceptor courtesy of eBay. Super psyched about this one...the vintage vehicle armada is now complete!

One step closer to a complete boxed/carded DROIDS collection as well.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 22, 2011, 03:13 AM
You need to give us some pics of all of these acquisitions you've made!  Especially since it would be nearly like looking at a complete vintage collection.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 22, 2011, 09:17 AM
You need to give us some pics of all of these acquisitions you've made!  Especially since it would be nearly like looking at a complete vintage collection.  8)

Thanks! You are right, but due to space constraints the vintage collection is all chilling in storage bins right now, so not all that photogenic. I could probably get photos at least of the DROIDS/Ewoks stuff though since it is at least a little more accessible.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 16, 2011, 05:57 PM
Picked up a complete in resealed box "Ewok Fire Wagon" with Wicket and Princess Keneessa from the 1984 "Kenner Preschool" line.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 17, 2011, 12:11 AM
Big weekend for DROIDS on eBay...I just missed on 2 separate 3PO auctions, but I struck gold the third time around by snagging a carded Sise Fromm. Not the best card condition, but I am pretty lenient as far as that stuff goes. Pretty psyched to have this guy off the list.

Now it's just down to C-3PO, Boba Fett, and that elusive A-Wing pilot. I swear the A-Wing guy seems even more scarce than Boba Fett, at least judging by how often they come around on eBay. Not easy to find that dude carded for the DROIDS line.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on October 18, 2011, 09:26 AM
I was a little bummed at the vintage SW offerings at Comic Con this weekend.  Lots of Joes, He Man, Transformers, but not really SW.  Part of the problem is I have most of it, and what I'm looking for is slim pickings, but still.  I did see one seller with a loose Yak Face for $200, which is the first I've ever seen him in the wild.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 18, 2011, 12:19 PM
Yeah, $200 for a loose Yak Face is ridiculous. Did it even come with the coin? I didn't even pay that much for my carded Sise Fromm.

It's frustrating when people have an inflated sense of worth for their items.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on October 20, 2011, 08:40 PM
Um, $200 is probably a little high, but not outrageous.  I got mine for a hundred, but that was a couple years ago.  He didn't have the coin.  Good condition.  For a show and his rarity, it would have been ballpark for somebody.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on October 26, 2011, 09:16 PM
Wow, you've been on a great run, it's fantastic to have all these pics to look through!  Of all the great items you got, I'd have to say the Cloud City Playset is the coolest.  I'm not sure I've seen one assembled before, it's certainly a fantastic display piece.

Oh, and congrats on the Dagobah Playset having the foam intact!

Thanks guys, it's been a lot of fun picking up the vintage this past summer and sharing it when I have the time.

McMetal - congrats on the nabbing your last boxed item, how's the accomplishment feeling?

Though we're halfway through Fall, there were two more summertime scores...

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_Quake.jpg)
In Chicagoland, there's a great vintage store called Quake Collectibles. I've been going there for years, though as I move farther away from the city it gets more and more difficult. Anyways, the baggies were a CHEAP pickup - $2.50 a piece! But the biggest deal out of all of this was the moulded face Jedi Luke for only $7!

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/VintageNE.jpg)
At the end of the summer, I went out to New England for a few days on vacation. In visiting my buddy Ash, we stopped at a pair of vintage shops known as Toy Vault. There I picked up a snap cape Jedi Luke for the express purpose of giving the accessories to my moulded face Luke I got earlier. Also the boxed MTV-7 was a nice snag as it was only $10!

The Summer of Vintage has ended and allowed me to practically double my collection. But the score is still rising, this past weekend was the Kane County Toy Show and I had some amazing finds there. Soon I'll have pics to share on those as well...

Cheers!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 28, 2011, 02:53 AM
A couple weekends ago I journeyed out to a toy show on Vancouver Island and managed to find a number of great pieces.


CDN Luke X-Wing 77-back, unpunched -- I was ecstatic to find this, I couldn't believe the great condition.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1060804.jpg)


CDN Lumat 77-back, Made in Mexico -- One of 2 figures on Canadian cards that can be found with the "Made in Mexico" label.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1060806.jpg)


CDN Walrusman 20-back, RESEALED -- it was only $20, I figure even the cardback is worth more than that, and it displays beautifully.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1060807.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1060808.jpg)


CDN Star Wars action figure case -- The only case released in Canada that actually has the bilingual text, not bad for $10.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1060801.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1060802.jpg)


Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on October 29, 2011, 12:51 AM
WOW.   :o

That is some great stuff.  Love the case.  I seriously have a vintage fix right now.  I haven't got anything in a long time and NYCC was a bust.  Must rectify soon...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 29, 2011, 08:22 PM
Saw some nice vintage stuff today at a local comic convention. Carded Hoth Han ($150), carded Boba Fett ($500), etc. I picked up a loose Darth Vader for $10 because it had a perfect original lightsaber. I think the one I have already is tweaked somehow.

They had a nice bin of loose vintage Stormtroopers too, in various stages of degradation. Also a few Imperial Guards and even a Sim Aloo.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on November 5, 2011, 12:03 PM
Great pickups Jesse, that case looks brilliant. With picking up the carded figures in the way you have, have you had any concerns with eventual degradation of the card or bubble? I've had opportunities to pickup some carded figures but passed cause I'm not too sure if I want to go down that path knowing what could possibly happen to the card/bubble.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on November 12, 2011, 12:34 PM
My first vintage purchase in a long time, actually in better condition than the piture suggests and the first one i have actually seen so either way i am happy.  Fuji (Takara 8 in scale) R2-D2.  Now I just need C-3PO, Vader, and the Stormtrooper  ::)

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l59/evenflow666/FUJIr2-d2.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 13, 2011, 11:58 PM
Great pickups Jesse, that case looks brilliant. With picking up the carded figures in the way you have, have you had any concerns with eventual degradation of the card or bubble? I've had opportunities to pickup some carded figures but passed cause I'm not too sure if I want to go down that path knowing what could possibly happen to the card/bubble.

Sorry, I missed your question earlier!  Sure, there's a chance that the bubbles could yellow, but I'm really not a finicky collector when it comes to condition of these.  I've been lucky and found a few that are in fantastic shape, but that was just luck of the draw really.  It's more about just finding them, even if they're beaten up.  It adds to the charm and history of the figure to me.  8)

My first vintage purchase in a long time, actually in better condition than the piture suggests and the first one i have actually seen so either way i am happy.  Fuji (Takara 8 in scale) R2-D2.  Now I just need C-3PO, Vader, and the Stormtrooper  ::)

Nice find, those Takara figures are very neat.  Good luck with your hunt!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on November 14, 2011, 09:49 PM
Thanks, I never intended to pick them all up, originally only wanted Chewbacca. Now that I have 2, why not go for them all  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on November 18, 2011, 10:01 PM
Some of you may have seen this elsewhere on the web last week, but I am now the proud owner of a fantastic piece and a real treasure, really.  This is a 1978 12 back shelf display that is complete and virtually intact.  There is some minor wear, but considering its age and condition, it's hardly distracting.  The best part - maybe - was that it came with 6 original 12 backs, all of them the 'A' version.  One of them is an UNPUNCHED R2-D2. 

This is the centerpiece of my collection now to say the least.  I had the Jawa from before, so now I have 7 of the 12... guess I have a new goal now. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_3139.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_3143.jpg)

Let's play store!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_3145.jpg)

R2:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_3141.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on November 19, 2011, 02:11 AM

CDN Lumat 77-back, Made in Mexico -- One of 2 figures on Canadian cards that can be found with the "Made in Mexico" label.


Were did you get info on these figures? I have the other Ewok like this.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on November 19, 2011, 03:46 AM
Some of you may have seen this elsewhere on the web last week, but I am now the proud owner of a fantastic piece and a real treasure, really.  This is a 1978 12 back shelf display that is complete and virtually intact.  There is some minor wear, but considering its age and condition, it's hardly distracting.  The best part - maybe - was that it came with 6 original 12 backs, all of them the 'A' version.  One of them is an UNPUNCHED R2-D2. 

This is the centerpiece of my collection now to say the least.  I had the Jawa from before, so now I have 7 of the 12... guess I have a new goal now. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_3139.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_3143.jpg)

Let's play store!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_3145.jpg)

R2:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_3141.jpg)


EPIC.

That is all.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on November 23, 2011, 08:15 PM
Very awesome on the display!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 28, 2011, 05:05 PM
Let's play store!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_3145.jpg)

R2:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_3141.jpg)

This is incredible! This really takes me back to my first two Star Wars figures I've ever bought. I saw this exact display at Thriftys. My dad and I came in for ice cream cones after buying the Christmas tree in the lot outside.

On one of the endcaps, this display was sitting with two figures left on it. They had Luke and R2.  I grabbed both!

That was the first time I've ever seen Star Wars figures.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on November 29, 2011, 09:43 PM
Thanks.   :)

I remember this also, vaguely as I was pretty young at the time, but these were featured at local grocery stores and Ben Franklin's at the time.  This is like a holy grail for me, so I am pretty happy.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on December 3, 2011, 01:20 PM
Man Darby, you are lucky I don't have my "real" job I would of sent in an offer on this in a heart beat. This is one of the best auctions I've seen in awhile, well at least it went home with some one on this site. Now I can tell my friends that I know the person who got it.Very cool in deed. 8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on December 3, 2011, 07:32 PM
Darby, that's an amazing score. Congratulations on such a wonderful looking display piece - now you have to get the rest of the figures to fill it up properly.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on December 7, 2011, 07:43 PM
Exactly!  It will be a challenge and a joy to fill up.

Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 7, 2011, 09:50 PM
A little pre-holiday present for myself...picked up a carded DROIDS C-3PO tonight to further enhance the vintage collection. It's a nice piece too, unpunched and all. Cost a pretty penny but not at all out of line for this sort of item.

Now it's down to a carded A-Wing Pilot and a carded Boba to round out the DROIDS collection. CHA-CHING!

(Oh, and that VLIX guy ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: morrison2951 on December 20, 2011, 08:50 AM
Great pickups Jesse, that case looks brilliant. With picking up the carded figures in the way you have, have you had any concerns with eventual degradation of the card or bubble? I've had opportunities to pickup some carded figures but passed cause I'm not too sure if I want to go down that path knowing what could possibly happen to the card/bubble.

My concerns exactly- I guess that I'm just alittle too OCD to collect carded vintage as there really are lots of issues with the cards and bubbles, so I recently traded about a dozen of my worst condition carded vintage ROTJ and POTF, mostly C-6 or less, consisting of loose bubbles, cracked bubbles, yellow and dark bubbles, creased cards, etc, as to me they were essentially just mint loose figures for the purpose of sale/trade, and turned them into a mint conditon chronometer watch complete with its wooden box and COSC certificate! 

Swiss watches are another collecting vice for me!  ;D   

I do still have 7 slightly better condition vintage carded figures in the collection, rannging from SW to POTF, but of course none are what I would consider as C-9 or above, which was my POTF2 collecting passion for all those years.       
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on December 24, 2011, 05:27 PM
Though my Summer of Vintage ended, the Fall brought its own surprises and acquisitions. So as everyone prepares to receive Vintage for the Holidays, I'd thought I share my latest pickups to get everyone in the mood...

This past October was the annual Kane County Toy Show here in Illinois. It was my first time at the show and besides selling some items, I made some big scores...

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_Kane1.jpg)

This was the starting point, a number of miscellaneous items including a minty Snaggletooth all for next to nothing.

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_Kane2.jpg)
(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_Kane3.jpg)

Walking through the various sections of the show, I found a number of quality looking pieces and in the end after some wheelin' & dealin' they were had for a very good price. Of note, the Cantina Adventure set while missing the figures still includes the original inserts and baggies! The X-Wing is supremely pure white, it will make for a great displayed piece someday. All of the cardboard parts from these sets are in near perfect shape, I was really thrilled with all of these scores.

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_Landspeeder.jpg)

One of the things I need to do as part of my vintage collecting hobby is to go back and pick up boxes for loose vehicles/playsets I've bought over the years. One of those items was a Landspeeder I picked up at The Earth in Cincy about a decade ago. Well recently I was able to get the box off of eBay to finally complete this item.

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_Sandcrawler.jpg)
(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_Sandcrawler2.jpg)

Earlier this year I got my holy grail, the Imperial Shuttle. After that, the next big thing to get was a Sandcrawler and surprisingly eBay was the place to be again! This is a complete and working set and in great shape, it was also the most I've ever paid for any single vintage piece. So anything else I buy from here on out will be gravy, haha. Next to the Shuttle this is now a key display piece in my collection.

(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_Books.jpg)

And finally, a set of books my buddy gave me recently. The comic book is in black & white, while the Star Wars novel is an 8th edition print.

So that ends my year for vintage collecting, it was a helluva year. Hopefully 2012 will bring as much excitement for all of you as 2011 did for me.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 9, 2012, 10:37 AM
Nothing amazing here but I picked up a loose c9 gray hair Ben Kenobi. His lightsaber was original with the tip. This replaces my gray Kenobi without cape or saber.  Now if I can find a brown hair Luke for a decent price.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 9, 2012, 11:37 PM
(http://www.ffurg.com/jason/Vintage_Kane3.jpg)


You made some fantastic additions to your collection Jason, congrats!  Someday I hope to add the mail away display to my collection, yours looks to be in amazing condition.


Some of you may have seen this elsewhere on the web last week, but I am now the proud owner of a fantastic piece and a real treasure, really.  This is a 1978 12 back shelf display that is complete and virtually intact.  There is some minor wear, but considering its age and condition, it's hardly distracting.  The best part - maybe - was that it came with 6 original 12 backs, all of them the 'A' version.  One of them is an UNPUNCHED R2-D2. 

This is the centerpiece of my collection now to say the least.  I had the Jawa from before, so now I have 7 of the 12... guess I have a new goal now. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_3139.jpg)

I can't believe that I didn't comment on this kickass acquisition Darby!  That's an amazing certerpiece for sure.  Congrats!

Nothing amazing here but I picked up a loose c9 gray hair Ben Kenobi. His lightsaber was original with the tip. This replaces my gray Kenobi without cape or saber.  Now if I can find a brown hair Luke for a decent price.

Are you working on the major variants? 

I'm not a variant collector myself, but I'm ONE figure away from completing my loose collection, the pop-up lightsaber R2 from the POTF line. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on January 10, 2012, 09:31 AM
I'm working on the major variants. There are at least 3 I am planning to knock out this year with a little luck - Orange Hair Luke, Double Telescoping Luke, and Vinyl Cape Jawa. Those will probably do it for my active collecting...I don't see being able to afford a true rocket firing Fett prototype or DT Vader or Kenobi, probably ever.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 10, 2012, 11:58 AM
Since is there nothing new to collect this year and the prices are too high anyway, I want to work on vintage major variants instead. I didn't know until unpacking my vintage figures that there were two hair colors for Ben Kenobi and I had both! Hopefully I can beat McMetal to the punch and grab a Orange hair Luke and find some of those missing accessories.

I still want those missing custom prototype Ewoks figures.

By the way, what do you think a casting of Droid's Gaff would go for?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 17, 2012, 08:38 AM
I've been wanting to finish off my loose collection for years, but the cost of the POTF figures has always held me back.  I bought a couple figures last year, then someone offered me nearly every figure I needed and I just couldn't say no.  It was certainly more than I planned to spend at once, but the seller was willing to break it up into payments over 3 months.  The Blue Snags I purchased recently was actually part of this lot, I've just finally gotten off my ass to post pics of them all here!

(http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/49524/2476370650056022651S600x600Q85.jpg)  (http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/48206/2465409840056022651S600x600Q85.jpg)  (http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/48402/2840672350056022651S600x600Q85.jpg)  (http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/46773/2663590360056022651S600x600Q85.jpg)  (http://inlinethumb21.webshots.com/45780/2423159320056022651S600x600Q85.jpg)  (http://inlinethumb61.webshots.com/38396/2262322950056022651S600x600Q85.jpg)  (http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/38138/2804255820056022651S600x600Q85.jpg)  (http://inlinethumb41.webshots.com/49704/2550739020056022651S600x600Q85.jpg)  (http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/47317/2915477450056022651S600x600Q85.jpg)  (http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/42928/2013356640056022651S600x600Q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on January 17, 2012, 09:57 AM
I still want those missing custom prototype Ewoks figures.

By the way, what do you think a casting of Droid's Gaff would go for?

I have seen a few Gaffs pop up over the past year, but none of them appear to have been cast from the original molds. They look pretty half-assed to me. Most are less than $30.

I've never seen an actual Ewoks/Droids prototype come up for auction, other than the coins.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on January 17, 2012, 07:22 PM
Very nice Jesse.  There's nothing better than finally putting together those last pieces!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 26, 2012, 01:17 PM
Picked up a really nice condition vintage Obi Wan on a repo 12 back card. Not the most exciting score, but I don't have any real 12 backs so that sold me.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on February 27, 2012, 05:44 PM
Picked up a really nice condition vintage Obi Wan on a repo 12 back card. Not the most exciting score, but I don't have any real 12 backs so that sold me.

Where at?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on February 27, 2012, 11:05 PM
Jesse, that's a great group of figures you picked up there. All are quality pieces, congrats on pulling all of those together.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 28, 2012, 08:27 AM
Picked up a really nice condition vintage Obi Wan on a repo 12 back card. Not the most exciting score, but I don't have any real 12 backs so that sold me.

Where at?

Cedar Cliff Collectibles in Eagan. Fun store to visit every once in a while.

Speaking of which, went back and grabbed the ESB original figs in really nice shape on repo ESB cards of R2 w/ sensorscope, Leia Hoth, and Luke Bespin. Didn't have them so I caved. Works really well as a way for me and my OCD to keep my "official collection" being stuff in the package and yet adding vintage stuff without it being expensive. (Don't ask me how my OCD justifies things.)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 4, 2012, 10:24 PM
Picked up one of the final remaining DROIDS carded figures I needed tonight, the surprisingly uncommon A-Wing Pilot. Really psyched to scratch this off The List, only leaves me with a carded DROIDS Boba Fett to complete the collection, and that pesky Vlix guy.  ;)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 8, 2012, 07:10 PM
Not exactly vintage (or is it now?) but I picked this piece up this week:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_3282.jpg)

I've always wanted the Trophy Obi-Wan since I first saw him.  I don't know why really.  I just really liked Obi in TPM and this is a neat figure (I also really liked the Trophy Maul). 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/IMG_3281.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on March 9, 2012, 03:21 AM
Wow.   8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 12, 2012, 01:22 AM
Wowzers! Some pretty nice acquisitions here the past few months...  8)

Congrats on that display bin Darb... holy lick!  :o  Nice grabs on the figures Jesse, they look stunning...  8)

Keep those collections going gang, it's hard but getting what you want is the cream of the crop... takes time but very well worth it in the end... even if it is a Vlix or carded Droids Fett, yep on my list too...  ;D

I have not really been buying a lot lately, been focusing on my Space 1999 collection & of course those blasted Kubricks. I have picked up the odd items as they come along so my share till prolly CIV...

Spain Droids & Ewoks pvc figures.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shrink%20Wrapped%20LS/EwoksSpain.jpg)

Palitoy 45 back FX-7.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shrink%20Wrapped%20LS/FX-7.jpg)

Canadian 31 back Toyfair Leia Bespin.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shrink%20Wrapped%20LS/Leia.jpg)

YPS Comic.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shrink%20Wrapped%20LS/YPSComic.jpg)

Last up is something I have been after for a few year & this puppy arrived last week & I am very happy to add it to my collection.

Lili Ledy Jawa.   ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shrink%20Wrapped%20LS/LLJawa1.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shrink%20Wrapped%20LS/LLJawa2.jpg)

He now joins his other brothers, the Vinyl Cape & Toltoys Jawa. Fricken' awesome!   8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shrink%20Wrapped%20LS/3Jawas.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 12, 2012, 03:46 AM
Great stuff Dale!  Congrats on the Ledy Jawa, he looks great next to his brothers.

The Palitoy FX-7 will display well with your other FX-7's as well.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 12, 2012, 09:00 AM
Wow, I always learn something new in here. Did not realize the Lili Ledy Jawa had a removable hood - cool! How does that compare to the Vinyl Cape Jawa in terms or rarity/price?

I'm kind of back onto vintage buying right now with the recent lull in Clone Wars offerings. Over the weekend I was lucky enough to finally pick up my Early Bird Double telescoping Luke figure. Pricey, but worth it. Nice to have knocked that off the list as well.

I recently got my annual bonus at work and was hoping to actually parlay some of that love into a VC Jawa, but the prices on those things seem alot higher than the last time I was looking.

I had a chance at a Toltoys cardboard Death Star playset (essentially a licensed version of the Palitoy release) over this weekend but I foolishly balked at the BIN price and put in a traditional bid hoping to get it a little cheaper. Not surprisingly, I woke up yesterday to find my bid had been cancelled. Some douche offered the guy more money and he killed the auction. (That should not even be allowed BTW, but whatever)

Still psyched about DT Luke though!  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 12, 2012, 01:58 PM
Wow, I always learn something new in here. Did not realize the Lili Ledy Jawa had a removable hood - cool! How does that compare to the Vinyl Cape Jawa in terms or rarity/price?

Kinda rare, especially to find in a good condition. Prices vary, he has gone from $455.-$600 mark if not more. AFA'd ,well we know that story..  ::)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 12, 2012, 07:48 PM
Those are amazing finds Dale.  Wow on the Jawa.  Very cool.  I've held off on a Lil Ledy Jawa, but I think he's in my sights now.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 13, 2012, 12:48 AM
I've been tempted by a VC Jawa a couple times recently, but I just can't quite pull the trigger on that much money for one figure...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on March 13, 2012, 12:58 PM
Dale, that Lily Ledy Jawa is cherry.  Nice score man.  What's the Toltoys version?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 13, 2012, 02:35 PM
Australian Toltoys ESB Vinyl Cape Jawa (http://theswca.com/images-forei/toltoys-esb-vcjawa.html)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on March 13, 2012, 05:11 PM
Australian Toltoys ESB Vinyl Cape Jawa (http://theswca.com/images-forei/toltoys-esb-vcjawa.html)

Thanks!  So, basically just a darker cape Jawa from Australia?  That would be easier for me to pass on than the Lili Ledy version with removalbe hoodie. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on March 15, 2012, 08:50 PM
Very nice on the Jawa, I still need that one. I have been trying to find those Spanish Ewoks, where id you find them ?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 15, 2012, 10:41 PM
Thanks everyone... yeah, I am pretty stoked on that LL Jawa, now I just need a carded Droids Fett & a Vlix & I am all set...   ;D

Very nice on the Jawa, I still need that one. I have been trying to find those Spanish Ewoks, where id you find them ?

Some place called RS, just have to catch them at the right time of posting & hope for the best... if you have the bling & can work out a deal, move fast before someone else get's it...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: morrison2951 on March 26, 2012, 02:03 PM
I'm back in the game in one fell swoop-  my favorite carded vintage line has always been the POTF with their great coins and the nostalgia surrounding its cancellation and the "last 17," so I took the plunge and will have 14 carded total, including 10 of these last 17!  Sorry, no photos.     
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on April 2, 2012, 11:26 PM
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/59618536@N07/7040757775/in/photostream/)

Wow, this is so frustrating...I cannot get any of my pics to post. What am I doing wrong? I inserted the hyperlink to where the photo is saved on Flickr between the two [img] prompts, but nothing is displaying?

I have a cool new addition to my vintage collection I was hoping to share, but it's not the same without visuals.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 3, 2012, 12:04 AM
Works his magic... ta-da! 

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7221/7040757775_335a469526_c.jpg)

Very impressive!   8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 3, 2012, 08:08 AM
Sweet!  Where did you get the DT?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on April 3, 2012, 09:05 AM
Thanks Dale!

I have another pic to post with all my loose vintage figs, LMK if I need to do anything different to get that one up too. It's not terribly impressive but it's taken me over a year to even get this far, so baby steps.  :)

So yeah, I had posted about DT Luke recently but the VC Jawa is the new crown jewel of my collection, and by far the most expensive item of the lot.

I picked up both on eBay. DT Luke was sort of an impulse deal...I bid just over the latest bid with a few minutes to go and ended up getting it. I'm fine with him...a little paint loss here and there but no obvious defects, has good tight limbs and the saber is in pretty decent shape.

I had actually bid on a different VC Jawa about 10 days ago that I just missed out on, so I was kind of bummed. I have been watching these for awhile now and the prices do not seem to dip much. I actually found a listing for one at night that had just been posted, was a BIN auction which normally I avoid like the plague but sometimes you can work those to your advantage. I spent some time that evening researching the seller and the item itself so I could verify 100% the authenticity, at least as best I could. Everything checked out, the seller had perfect feedback and had a number of high dollar SW items up for sale, so I went ahead and bit.

I got it for at least $100 less than I have seen any other loose ones go for on eBay the past couple of months, at least any ones from reputable sellers that did not seem fishy in any way. So even though it was a LOT of dough to drop at once I don't feel like I got raped or anything, and after receiving it I was able to confirm that it was in fact the real deal. (Went to far as to actually scratch the cape with my finger and compared it to the WAV file on SWCA to verify)

So I'm really happy with these recent puchases, along with my carded DROIDS C-3PO and A-Wing Pilot. I JUST missed on picking up a carded DROIDS Fett a couple weeks back, so this helped soothe the pain.

Not many gaps now, outside of stuff like DT Ben and Vader, and Vlix of course. Picking up the VC Jawa has sort of re-ignited my vintage interest again though, so I think I'm going to get back into the variant thing again for awhile. This week I picked up a couple of new ones, the Imperial Commander (Long neck + smooth jacket) and that white droid with the circle on his one hip. (Sorry, at work and can never remember his name)

I swear, I could keep going and going with just the vintage variants...what a slippery slope!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 7, 2012, 02:47 AM
Couple items I picked up at our local toy show last weekend.

Canadian FX-7, really glad to find this & add it to my FX-7 focus!  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Poker/CDNFX-7.jpg)

Canadian 12" Boba Fett. Wowsers!

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Poker/Boba1.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Poker/Boba2.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 7, 2012, 02:54 AM
Great finds Dale!  Glad to hear the Edmonton Toy Show was a success for you.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 7, 2012, 03:15 PM
Y'all have been finding some impressive items.  Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 14, 2012, 05:25 PM
Not toy related but pretty cool, just got this in the mail today from the Prop Store of London.   8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/SideShow%20Greivous%20Statue/WampaProp.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 15, 2012, 02:41 AM
Very cool!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on April 15, 2012, 08:25 PM
Wampa fur = awesome  ;D Very cool.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: P-Siddy on April 16, 2012, 08:06 AM
When it says original Wampa fur, is it the 80 version or the SE version (like the picture)?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 16, 2012, 01:27 PM
Well, I just bit the bullet on a huge vintage carded purchase.  I picked up EV-9D9 and Barada on POTF cards, as well as a crisp, unpunched ROTJ Emperor all for $250.  In my insanity, I asked the guy if he had anything else to get rid of and he offered up 49 additional ROTJ carded figures for $1500.   :o  I really don't have that kind of money to blow all at once, but with little planned for Hasbro or Kubrick, my spending is way down this year.  I just couldn't pass this up, especially given that they're mostly still in really great shape, including the Fett, which I never thought I would own. 

I'm mostly missing figures from the first 31, so this is a nice way to tackle many of those for a little less $$$.  I originally intended to get figures with the movie they first appeared in, but idea's been shelved for a while now.  Here's the list of what's on the way.  I'll post a few pictures at a time when they start rolling in.

2-1b
r5-d4
princess leia organa  in white gown
b wing pilot
han solo hoth battle gear
imperial tie fighter pilot
rebel soldier hoth battle gear
jawa
power droid
han solo bespin outfit
prune face
bib fortuna
r2-d2
gamorean guard
klaatu
lando calrissian skiff gaurd disguise
han solo in trench coat
chewbacca
teebo
snaggletooth
cheif chirpa
luke skywalker
at-at driver
princess leia organa boushh disguise
lobot
darth vader
princess leia organa hoth outfit
ben kenobi
luke skywalker hoth battle gear
cloud car pilot
fx-7
lando calrissian
rancor keeper
imperial stormtrooper hoth battle gear
stormtrooper
han solo
ugnaught
princess leia organa in combat poncho
admiral ackbar
tuskan raider sand people
boba fett
biker scout
paploo
princess leia organa bespin gown
wicket w warrick
rebel commando
c3po
greedo

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 16, 2012, 01:30 PM
WOW!!!! Nice! If you end up with any doubles of things you already had let me know. I'd love to add something "new" to my collection again.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 16, 2012, 01:47 PM
WOW!!!! Nice! If you end up with any doubles of things you already had let me know. I'd love to add something "new" to my collection again.

I will definitely have some doubles - might have them ready by the meeting next Wed if you're planning to go.  I already had a lot of Jabba's goons, but figure I can sell off my extras to recoup some of my cost.  I'll be sure to let you know once I have a chance to go through them.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: P-Siddy on April 16, 2012, 04:30 PM
That's a nice haul, Justin. I would just love to see them when they got in! I might snag an extra figure depending on who you have.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 16, 2012, 05:14 PM
I'll be sure to post them to the group.  I'm still pretty nervous about the purchase, so will be eagerly awaiting them myself!!!



*EDIT*  Got them today.  Holy Crap.  There really isn't anything that compares to popping open a box of 50 old school vintage.  I'm like a kid a Christmas.

For anyone interested, I am going to host a month of vintage showcasing the collection.  You can check it out over in this thread:

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=22347.0
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 7, 2012, 10:03 AM
Nothing too exciting but:

Droids carded Kea Moll

ROTJ carded Wicket

ESB carded with resealed bubble Cloud Car Pilot

I have figure envy posting this after JediJman's recent haul though.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 9, 2012, 10:58 AM
Are there any reputable web sites other than Brians Toys that sell carded Kenner stuff?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 11, 2012, 08:48 PM
Are there any reputable web sites other than Brians Toys that sell carded Kenner stuff?

Yeah, Ebay and Rebelscum.   ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 13, 2012, 11:38 AM
That's a choice?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 13, 2012, 12:55 PM
That's a choice?

I've done pretty well with ebay.  Go check out the most recent posts under collections.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on May 13, 2012, 10:27 PM
Of the 3, I would recommend eBay.

You are NEVER going to find any kind of deal at Brian's Toys.

'Scum has some good deals from time to time but you really have to know the community over there.

eBay is your classic risk/reward proposition. If you're smart and careful, you can really come out ahead in the long run.

Just my 2 cents~
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 13, 2012, 10:49 PM
Of the 3, I would recommend eBay.

You are NEVER going to find any kind of deal at Brian's Toys.

'Scum has some good deals from time to time but you really have to know the community over there.

eBay is your classic risk/reward proposition. If you're smart and careful, you can really come out ahead in the long run.

Just my 2 cents~

That's been my experience as well. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 14, 2012, 11:15 AM
I appreciate everyone's two cents. For reasons I won't get into I'm really just looking for something like Brians Toys (I know they are a rip off) where I can just see a figure at some set price, enter my cc number into a secure link and have it shortly thereafter. So it's not looking good for my wants.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: P-Siddy on May 14, 2012, 12:59 PM
Nick, I have been seeing coupons for free shipping from Brian's Toys for purchases over $60 (coupon code: google). 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 14, 2012, 01:02 PM
Nick, I have been seeing coupons for free shipping from Brian's Toys for purchases over $60 (coupon code: google).

Thanks
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 14, 2012, 03:42 PM
I appreciate everyone's two cents. For reasons I won't get into I'm really just looking for something like Brians Toys (I know they are a rip off) where I can just see a figure at some set price, enter my cc number into a secure link and have it shortly thereafter. So it's not looking good for my wants.

Thanks again.

If I can ever get around to going through my dupes, I might end up being a pretty good source.  I spent a few minutes digging out a box pre-ebay purchase the other day and found that I have even more dupes than I thought. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 17, 2012, 09:47 AM
Picked up an Ewoks carded Urgah Lady Ganeesh.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 17, 2012, 10:48 AM
Details man!  From where and for how much?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 17, 2012, 11:04 AM
Details man!  From where and for how much?

Brian's Toys. I paid $50. Based off of Ebay "buy it now" pricing, not that they are necessarily selling for those prices, but oh well, I felt it was an ok price and I wanted to add at least one carded "Ewoks" fig to the collection since I added my first carded "Droids" a couple weeks back. I was quite happy with the shape of the thing. Yellowing bubble, small crease in right upper corner and small ding in lower right corner, but otherwise really nice card.

I was worried my online purchase could start a bad trend since I never order stuff online, but the wife was home when UPS showed up so that probably won't be happening again.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 17, 2012, 11:47 AM
I was worried my online purchase could start a bad trend since I never order stuff online, but the wife was home when UPS showed up so that probably won't be happening again.

Ouch.  Congrats, I think.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on May 17, 2012, 12:12 PM
Nice work. EWOKS is a pretty easy collecting niche to fill...you've only got 6 figures to get and they are not all that hard to come by. I recall Logray and Wicket being the priciest of the bunch, but even those are easily found under $100 if you are patient. (Talking carded here, sure they would be much cheaper loose)

DROIDS is a little bit more of a headache. Those can get expensive. I'm down to just Boba Fett to complete my collection, but I know that is at least a $600-800 commitment if you can even find a legitimate one. LOTS of fakes out there...ugh.

My dream is to one day own at least one of the unproduced prototypes from either line - not a custom, not a knock-off, an actual prototype from back in the day. I realize this will probably never happen because you need to have networking connections with other collectors in this hobby to get a crack at something like that which I lack. But it would sure be swell.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 24, 2012, 12:29 AM
I've added a few neat items over the last couple months:


Here's a few vintage items I'd like to show:

Kenner Darth Vader - this is rather unique because it is a 77back on a US card but it has a CANADIAN Consumers Distributing sticker.  They must have imported some US figures when Kenner Canada couldn't supply enough.  That store was a huge source of figures for me when I was a kid! 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Darth%20Vader%20-%20Carded%20Figures/P1070391-US77BackConsumersSticker.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Darth%20Vader%20-%20Carded%20Figures/P1070393-ConsumersSticker.jpg)


12" Lili Ledy (Mexican) Darth Vader - missing shirt & decal and saber -- A pretty exciting addition to my Vader focus.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Darth%20Vader%20-%20Misc/P1070403-12LiliLedyVader.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Darth%20Vader%20-%20Misc/P1070402-12LiliLedyVader.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Darth%20Vader%20-%20Misc/P1070394-LiliLedyInsert.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Darth%20Vader%20-%20Misc/P1070400-LiliLedyCatalog.jpg)


Kenner 12"-scale Jawa -- I now have 3 Kenner 12" figures, Vader, Fett and the Jawa, this could be starting something...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1070389-Kenner12Jawa.jpg)


Canadian Kenner cardbacks -- Cardbacks are such a neat way to collect without spending the big bucks on MOCs.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1070410.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1070411.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1070412.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1070413.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1070414.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1070415.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1070416.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1070417.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1070418.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1070420.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1070421.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1070422.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1070423.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1070424.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 5, 2012, 09:30 AM
Not very exciting, but I took an original ESB card, original Bossk and gun and resealed it with a current Vintage Collection bubble. Not super pretty, but gets the job done for a fraction of the cost.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: spiderpumpkin on June 25, 2012, 03:05 AM
Not very exciting, but I took an original ESB card, original Bossk and gun and resealed it with a current Vintage Collection bubble. Not super pretty, but gets the job done for a fraction of the cost.

Cool idea.  Do you have a picture to share?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 25, 2012, 10:40 AM
Not very exciting, but I took an original ESB card, original Bossk and gun and resealed it with a current Vintage Collection bubble. Not super pretty, but gets the job done for a fraction of the cost.

Cool idea.  Do you have a picture to share?

I can work on that. I also now have, Snowtrooper, ATAT Driver, Yoda, Luke, Biker Scout, Lumat, Ackbar, Ugnaught. Working on more.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on June 28, 2012, 10:08 PM
Finally locked down one of my "Grail" items tonight...a carded DROIDS Boba Fett.

This is no pageant-winning card...it's got about every kind of conceivable damage you could possibly imagine...bends, rips, warped bubble, etc. But the figure and coin are totally intact and unharmed, and the bubble is still completely affixed, so there's that.

I'm not terribly picky about card condition, especially for old stuff like this, so it's not really a big deal to me. I guess I could have held out and hoped to score one for less than a thousand bucks at some point, but that seems increasingly unlikely. This one was much more in my comfort zone, price-wise. (Still not cheap though)

Anyway, my DROIDS carded collection is now officially complete, many hundreds of dollars later.  ;D

Hmm, there's always still Vlix, I guess.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on June 28, 2012, 10:54 PM
Congrats! That's awesome, it is one of my favorite pieces in my collection.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 10, 2012, 03:43 AM
I've finally completed my loose collection!  The last figure I needed was a pop-up saber R2-D2, but it took me a while because it was so hard to find one without a reproduction saber.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1070874.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on July 10, 2012, 10:34 PM
Congrats Jesse, that one looks to be in very nice shape indeed.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on July 10, 2012, 10:37 PM
Looks fantastic.  Nice score and congrats on finishing off the loose line!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on July 10, 2012, 11:39 PM
Sweet R2, Congrats on the completion of the loose line Jesse. With that done, any idea what you will be collecting next?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 11, 2012, 10:45 AM
Great find there. We need to start a Brotherhood of Loose Vintage Figures.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 11, 2012, 08:32 PM
This is fun to finally say.

Received my loose Yak Face and tri logo card back today.

Excellent.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on July 12, 2012, 10:59 AM
This is fun to finally say.

Received my loose Yak Face and tri logo card back today.

Excellent.

Congrats Nick!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 17, 2012, 06:17 PM
Upon receiving my seen it's better days pop up saber R2 today I now have one version of all 96 original basic vintage figures attached to an original vintage card back in one way or another. 2/3 are factory sealed and the other 1/3 are sealed by me with some sort of newer bubble.

I'm talking one version of and not all the variations. So for example I have a ROTJ Vader and not a 12 back, ESB etc. etc.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 22, 2012, 09:28 AM
I just picked up off of eBay the INT-4, MLC-3 and MTV-7 mini rigs.

I had them all as a kid - but when I grabbed as much of my Vintage stuff out of my parents' house as I could find, the only mini-rigs I came away with were the AST-5, CAP-2, Radar Laser Cannon, Desert Sail Skiff and PDT-8.

I never had an Endor Forest Ranger - so I bought that off eBay a while ago, and the ISP-6 was always a favorite of mine so I grabbed one of those off eBay a while ago as well.

So now I just need the Ewok Catapult and Vehicle Maintenance Energizer to have the rest of the smaller vehicles/accessories that I want.

I'd love to get the One-Man Sand Skimmer, Security Scout and Imperial Sniper mini-rigs from the Power of the Jedi line, but I know those can be very pricey.


Edit: I also just grabbed a 100% complete, display-only (never-played with) condition Ewok Village playset. With all of the Ewoks coming, and the fact that I'm sure the Ewok Village playset would NEVER be re-released by Hasbro, I felt confident picking one up off eBay to give my Endor shelf something else besides the Saga Collection Endor AT-AT...

I'm going to be going for one more thing today to add to it - hoping I get it, it's something I never got as a kid so picking up this additional Ewok accessory would be awesome!  ;D

Edit #2: Woohoo! Just won an auction for the Ewok Battle Wagon - I know some people think it's cheesy, but I have always thought it was rather neat, glad to finally have this in my collection too...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on August 1, 2012, 01:08 AM
Never seen a displayed Battle wagon so It would be cool if you had all of that displayed. After Jar jar, Ewoks rock.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on August 6, 2012, 05:25 PM
Well this has been along coming & will be my last for a bit... untill Celebration CVI rolls around anyway... lmao!

This fellow needs no introduction but I will say, he's real & he's spectacular! Messa one happy camper!  ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Glasslite%20Vlix/VLIX1.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Glasslite%20Vlix/VLIX4.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Glasslite%20Vlix/VLIX2.jpg)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Glasslite%20Vlix/VLIX3.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on August 6, 2012, 09:44 PM
Oh snap, and with the original gun too!!

I'd love to hear more details about how you came by this...certainly the Grail of any collection.

I hope to be like you too one day.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on August 6, 2012, 10:44 PM
WOW.  Where did you get that and who did you have to murder?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on August 7, 2012, 01:54 AM
Very very nice!!!! Still my holy grail the eludes me.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 9, 2012, 09:58 AM
Wow! Paul must pay his staff well. That thing is beautiful!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 10, 2012, 01:55 AM
Holy **** Dale!  That's a beauty, congrats on tracking him down!  Did you have a recent trip to Brazil?  :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Morgbug on August 10, 2012, 09:14 PM
Boo-yah!  Nice work Dale. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 14, 2012, 06:26 PM
Holy ****.

Outstanding piece Dale. I was at Quake over the weekend and bought a MIB Rebel Command Center. Great find. He had tons of great stuff this weekend actually.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on August 17, 2012, 02:29 PM
Wow.  :o

If anyone's in the market for a carded one...

http://www.dallasvintagetoys.com/starwars1988glasslitedroidsvlixmocafa50archival.aspx (http://www.dallasvintagetoys.com/starwars1988glasslitedroidsvlixmocafa50archival.aspx)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Scockery on August 18, 2012, 10:14 PM
Got some Jawa droid factory parts free at a yard sale today. Most of the legs have ripped pegs, sadly, the parts don't hold up well in that regard.  There were actually hoses, though.

A pegless R5-D4 leg and an R2 leg, too...from the actual figures. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on September 4, 2012, 02:39 AM
It's been a wile since i posted a new purchase. A friend that owed me money went to C VI so I told him if he could find something there to get if for me. He picked up a 45 back " Display arena" Cloud car pilot for a steal. He already booked his hotel in Germany for next year, I need to lend him more money so I can get some of the forein stuff next year.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 4, 2012, 10:26 PM
Picked up a vintage diecast x-wing with complete guns and canopy. The guns on mine somehow disappeared.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Star-Wars-Vintage-Die-Cast-X-Wing-fighter-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/$T2eC16F,!)EE9s2ufFjpBQLZphPB4w~~60_12.JPG)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on September 23, 2012, 06:00 PM
Dale - great pickup on the Vlix, it's a beauty. Also great to meet you at C6, what a blast that was. Seems like just yesterday but really it was now a month ago :(

So it's been quite a while since I've shared my latest vintage scores. I went through a dry period earlier this year but still had some good picks leading into C6...

Over the winter I picked up a NRFB POTF Battle Wagon, along with a cheap combo of Barada & EV-9D9 to fill in my POTF Jabba Dungeon set, and a Droids C-3PO (sans left leg which I had previously picked up)...

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/Winter2012_VintageScores.jpg)

Then it was on to the Kane County Toy Show in April where though I did not score big as I did in the Fall, I did get a few nice pieces including 3 Hans! The loose Hoth Han is the molded boots version - a nice way to complete that variant as I got it for $5!! The baggie figures were a nice touch too, as they totaled $40.

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/KaneCountyApril12_VintageScores.jpg)

At some point over the summer I picked up a Hollow Tubed Tusken off of the RS vintage boards. Lots of yellowing on the torso and the head is on the verge of falling off, but it displays nicely overall and I couldn't say no for the price.

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/HollowTubeTusken.jpg)

Then it was on to Celebration 6 where I went a little overboard with my purchasing.  ;D I picked up a lot of loose figures, the Droids/Ewoks figs help fill gaps in my collection and are super mint - the dealer indicated they came off of cut cards. The remaining loose figures came from a couple of bins where it was 5/$40 and all are either upgrades or unique variants (Lili Ledy Jedi Luke!!). The Amanaman I was able to pick up at the Collector's Swap Meet which was a blast in of itself. The baggie Endor Han was a $10 pickup - still looking into details on it as it's not a standard baggie.

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/C6_VintagePurchases1.jpg)

Loose figures weren't the only thing procured at C6, not only did I get a couple of Star Tots from the Archive panels and a great Tatooine Skiff box from Toy Chamber, but I also got one of my holy grails!! An offerless ROTJ Jedi Luke!! A big thanks for the Jedi Luke not only goes to the guy who sold it to me at the Collector's Swap Meet, but to Bill Cable as well who unbeknownst to him helped me score this piece. I was sitting next to Bill at the swap meet and at some point he had to leave but didn't want to take with him a poster from the Clone Wars Season 5 premiere so he left it behind and said I could do with it as I please. Well this guy comes around later and sees the poster and really wants it, it drew him to our table. We get to talking and I notice he has the Jedi Luke in hand and he mentions he wants to sell it. After some discussion and back & forth, I trade him the poster and $45 for the Jedi Luke, SWEET!

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/C6_VintagePurchases2.jpg)

Finally here's a better shot of the Jedi Luke in an AFA acrylic slab (purchased just for the Luke via their website where they honored the C6 price). One reason I was able to get the figure so cheap besides trading the poster is that it has a few creases and the bubble is yellowed. But as you can see it displays beautifully and is now one of the prize pieces of my collection. Unfortunately it sits in a closet right now since I don't have much of a display area at my fiancee's home, but I still look at it often. :)

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/VintageROTJJediLuke.jpg)

In the end it has turned out to be an eventful 2012 in vintage collecting for me. The last few weeks have turned up a couple of Craigslist hauls which I hope to share soon.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 23, 2012, 11:31 PM
Congrats on all your finds, especially on your grail offerless Luke.  That's gotta feel good.  8)

And those Star Tots rock.  :D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on September 23, 2012, 11:47 PM
Congrats on the Jedi Luke!  :) I know how hard they are to find without an offer on the card. I only have one vintage carded figure, and an offerless 77-back Jedi Luke is it.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on September 25, 2012, 05:07 PM
Thanks guys! Getting the offerless Jedi Luke was something that completely came out of left field. On the occassions when I have seen one they were going for some mad money and I wasn't ready to go down that path. But for $45, I'll sure as hell do it.  ;D

Double I - if you're only going to have one carded figure, Jedi Luke is definitely the way to go!

Jesse - the Star Tots are awesome, Chris G and all the SWCA crew did a helluva job with this giveaway.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Force Guy on September 25, 2012, 08:36 PM
Found a loose Dagobah playset this past weekend for $5 at a thrift store.  It's missing the crates and one figure holder but it was in great shape.  Also found a loose Hammerhead for $2 and a single mynock hunt gas mask from the vintage survival pack for .50 at the same store.  Now I have to find this Yoda....if he even exists.     
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on September 26, 2012, 06:13 PM
Was any one else watching this? 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190728407877?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Has to be one of the biggest SW auctions in history.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on September 26, 2012, 07:22 PM
Wow. Almost $10 grand a piece.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on September 26, 2012, 09:38 PM
UM, what?!?!

Whoever was bidding that much must have thought they were bidding on all those items in that one living room photo.

I can't see one of those things being worth more than a Vlix. Does not compute.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on September 27, 2012, 08:51 AM
Dale - great pickup on the Vlix, it's a beauty. Also great to meet you at C6, what a blast that was. Seems like just yesterday but really it was now a month ago :(

Yes, was nice to meet up with you too, good times.  :)  Having some CVI withdraws with the gang, tons of stories, eats & drinks. Will have to wait for the next Celebration in the US, Germany is out for me.  :-\
Great scores Jason, ya got more than I did.   ;D


Will just bring the otheR places discussion in here.  Also check the completed on that seller, 12 header,  20 header with Fett offer & a bin with tray... bidding madness!   :o

3pack trio at $28k  (http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1086807/)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Ben on September 28, 2012, 03:36 AM
I decided to complete my vintage collection recently, so I started by taking the first step into a larger world (POTF) with these two:

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/scififan81/A33M3H-CYAER7aM.jpg)

They're perfect, which is nice. Probably overpaid for Lando, but got Luke a little cheaper than I expected. Got three of the last 17; 14 to go.  :P Plus a few common figures that need replacing.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 28, 2012, 10:11 AM
They look exactly like mine. Very cool.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt R. on September 30, 2012, 06:44 PM
My too.  I am missing 8 of the final 17.  I been going to ebay to finish them off.  They are

Amanaman
Dignitary
Gunner
A-Wing Pilot
R2
EV-9D9
Warok
Yakface

Trying for Amanaman next
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Force Guy on October 2, 2012, 01:24 AM
Trying for Amanaman next

Speaking of Amanaman, what's a fair price for a loose Amanaman, without his staff or coin?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jayson on October 2, 2012, 01:48 AM
Last weekend I scored a cloud car at a toy sale for free (in lot purchase) minus the cockpit canopies. I hit up ebay a scored a couple replacements for dirt cheap.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: bobafett14 on October 10, 2012, 02:16 PM
Here's mine...posted elsewhere..found these in grams attic..been digging through fr 15 years now...didn't think any SW was left, but found a pencil case with my 70's power passes cars...
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v212/bobafett14/?action-view&current=IMAG0465.jpg#!oZZ2QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fsmg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv212%2Fbobafett14%2F%3Faction-view%26current%3DIMAG0464-1.jpg

took a second look and found...

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v212/bobafett14/?action-view&current=IMAG0465.jpg

Pretty neat score!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on October 11, 2012, 11:57 AM
I scored a minty complete Twin Pod Cloud Car for $15 yesterday as well as a $15 Complete Hoth Ice Planet playset.  Some of the cardboard is worn, but the elevator to the AT-AT still works and it looks clean otherwise.  Not a bad haul...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: spiderpumpkin on October 11, 2012, 06:13 PM
I scored a minty complete Twin Pod Cloud Car for $15 yesterday as well as a $15 Complete Hoth Ice Planet playset.  Some of the cardboard is worn, but the elevator to the AT-AT still works and it looks clean otherwise.  Not a bad haul...

Garage sale find, ebay?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: bobafett14 on October 12, 2012, 01:50 PM
Did a little bit of trading last night...fist time in a long time.

Mostly promo, freebie, giveaways, and little stuff..nothing major.

I did manage to get a vintage C-3PO case. Nothing mint, but still nice to have...just one of those vintage items I just never got around to ever picking up.

He also had 2 vintage weapons and some parts, but alas, nothing I needed. Still need a couple weapons for my vintage stuff I never got a round to grabbing.

Everything else was modern, but one less vintage piece I need to get.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on October 12, 2012, 11:27 PM
I scored a minty complete Twin Pod Cloud Car for $15 yesterday as well as a $15 Complete Hoth Ice Planet playset.  Some of the cardboard is worn, but the elevator to the AT-AT still works and it looks clean otherwise.  Not a bad haul...

Garage sale find, ebay?

Comic store find.  I went back again today and snagged a Death Star playset with all the stickers (but missing the attachment for the gun) and the Hoth Rebel Command Center for $40.  Cool to see some of these older cardboard sets.  I'll try to get some pictures up this weekend.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 14, 2012, 01:33 PM
I scored a minty complete Twin Pod Cloud Car for $15 yesterday as well as a $15 Complete Hoth Ice Planet playset.  Some of the cardboard is worn, but the elevator to the AT-AT still works and it looks clean otherwise.  Not a bad haul...

Garage sale find, ebay?

Comic store find.  I went back again today and snagged a Death Star playset with all the stickers (but missing the attachment for the gun) and the Hoth Rebel Command Center for $40.  Cool to see some of these older cardboard sets.  I'll try to get some pictures up this weekend.

What store?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: bobafett14 on October 15, 2012, 01:04 PM
Snagged a vintage boxed AT-AT this weekend for $50.  I have a mint complete At-At, just needed a box, and didn't want to pay rediculous prices for one.

The At-At itslf was a bit beat only missing the 2 clear chin guns...discolored legs, and the corners were beat up, 1 side gun looked like a dog chewed it.  The box was in darn near perfect shape, however the one side flap was cut off, but taped back on (raher nicely) with clear tape.  It still displays well.

Not sure but I'll probably look to sell the At-At, just to try and make a few $ back on the purchase, and or break it down and sell for parts.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: bobafett14 on October 25, 2012, 04:32 PM
Bought a lot...in it I managed to score a few more boxes (and instructions for some)..avg. about $15-$20per, all in just outstanding condition with the excepton being the POP cut out. (side note being some coloring on the DS space station...weird it's probably NM otherwise.

SW DS Space Station
ROTJ Ewok Villiage
ESB Turret and Probot playset
ESB Darth Vader Star Destroyer
ESB Millenium Falcon
ESB Slave I
ESB Dagobah playset

Not a steal, but a pretty darn good score I think.  I'll be picking up on Sat., so I'll save on S&H as well, which can be high due to the sizes of some of the boxes.

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on October 25, 2012, 07:53 PM
And I believe I'm getting one of those off him too.  :)  Box for my original Ewok Playset my brother got for XMas one year that's now in my collection.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on October 26, 2012, 05:34 PM
Good pickups on the boxes bf14, hard to find just the boxes in good shape for many of those. So sometimes a premium has to be paid, I think you did fine personally.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 27, 2012, 07:30 AM
My local comic shop had gotten in some loose vintage figures recently, and they are having a big sale this weekend, so I picked up a complete General Madine and Hoth Rebel Commander for $12 total, mostly just for the weapons, as the ones I already have were incomplete. Turned out to be a great deal because when I got home I realized both of the ones I picked out were variant versions to the ones I already had. (Darker scarf/goggles on the commander and different head sculpt for Madine)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on October 27, 2012, 09:35 AM
Nice score.  I love it when that happens.  When I was buying up vintage carded figs years ago I accidentally snagged two Yodas via auction.  I didnt think I was going to win the first, so I bid on a second.  I was pissy about it until they arrived and one was the Dark Green version.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Force Guy on December 5, 2012, 11:47 PM
Scored a vintage Ewok playset recently.  Okay, I'm lying, it wasn't an Ewok playset, rather, it was the Robin Hood Sherwood Forest playset.  To-may-to, to-mah-to.  I actually prefer the paint job on the Robin Hood set.  Pretty neat piece, but it was missing a few parts. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on December 10, 2012, 09:51 PM
Agreed, that Sherwood set is IMO better.  You get foliage and stuff.  Great set.

I got a Death Star and Ewok box, both missing POP's and the DS had some coloring on the back, but otherwise the colors and stuff were nice, pretty decent shape.  I have an Ewok playset from my brother's childhood here, which now has a box, and I figure I can now opt out for a non boxed Death Star and get one cheaper.  The boxes were $25 from a local buddy so I figured it was a decent deal.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Force Guy on December 12, 2012, 11:46 PM
Not bad.  I need to track down a Dagobah playset box.  I love the picture on the box. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on December 13, 2012, 06:04 PM
I recently landed a few POTF Mini-rigs off Ebay.  I knew about the Security Scout, but I didn't even realize there was a one man skiff.

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/Vintage/POTFSets.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 15, 2012, 03:45 PM
Wow! You must have paid a pretty penny for those.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on December 16, 2012, 09:08 AM
Wow! You must have paid a pretty penny for those.

Well, I definitely paid an upcharge over the original retail price.  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on December 17, 2012, 02:03 AM
The Endor thingie's always been one I wish I could find in sorta crummy shape for cheap and make a custom out of it.  It's one of those blasphemous things I know but that's a vehicle I always liked the looks of it.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 17, 2012, 11:49 AM
I agree. It could use a better paint job.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on December 18, 2012, 01:21 AM
I recently landed a few POTF Mini-rigs off Ebay.  I knew about the Security Scout, but I didn't even realize there was a one man skiff.

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/Vintage/POTFSets.jpg)

Congrats on grabbing those, the Security Scout is the last mini-rig I need.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on December 18, 2012, 01:35 AM
It's one of those designs that to me really looks like it could've been just off-screen.  The MLC and CAP were my other 2 favorites.  Like they just belonged and could've been in any scene.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on December 18, 2012, 09:33 AM
I always liked the INT-4, 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on December 22, 2012, 08:42 PM
I love the one man skiff. Favorite mini rig i have.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on December 22, 2012, 10:33 PM
I love the one man skiff. Favorite mini rig i have.

Got these in the mail last week.  Spendy, but man are they cool.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 17, 2013, 01:49 AM
I finally pulled the trigger and grabbed the last mini-rig I need, the Security Scout.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1080871_zps67427551.jpg)

While I was at it, I couldn't resist this lot of 12 Stormtroopers.  Let the army building begin!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1080869_zps9a7ef6f1.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 17, 2013, 02:41 PM
Those are some nice troopers!  Hard to find them in such nice condition, let along a big lot of them.  How are you liking that Scout ship?  I need to go catalog my vintage soon...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 21, 2013, 12:16 AM
Can you believe I only paid $50 for those 12 Stormtroopers?  They were sold to me as "beaters", but I was amazed by their great condition, some of their limbs are still quite stiff.  Sure, there's a little discolouring, but it's pretty mild.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 21, 2013, 12:46 AM
Can you believe I only paid $50 for those 12 Stormtroopers?  They were sold to me as "beaters", but I was amazed by their great condition, some of their limbs are still quite stiff.  Sure, there's a little discolouring, but it's pretty mild.  8)

Wow.  Wish all my beaters were in that kind of condition!  Nice haul.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on February 5, 2013, 12:16 AM
Last item I collected is the One-Man Sand Skimmer Vehicle MOC, the card has a soft bottom corner and of course the bubble is dark but at $51.00 shipped I'm fine with that.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JDH1173 on February 11, 2013, 10:19 AM
Since I can't find much that I like in the major stores as of late, I have been snooping around thrift stores and such.  I went into Goodwill the other day and almost fell on the floor.  I found an intact vinty Tie Interceptor, an electronic Snowspeeder missing the guns and canopy glass, 2 naboo starfighters, an A-Wing, an ROTS Obi jedi starfighter, and an Electronic FX X-wing  (missing one wing and 2 cannons).  I grabbed them all for $40.  I even left a kinda abused B-Wing hull.  I'm going to be spending more time cruising the thrift stores from now on!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on February 11, 2013, 11:27 PM
Wow, nice find!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on February 15, 2013, 02:35 PM
Well, I just shelled out a good chunk of cash for a Palitoy Death Star.  Mostly complete - just missing a few of the black clips.  Never thought I would own one of these.  I will post pics when I get it set up. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JDH1173 on February 15, 2013, 07:58 PM
I've wanted one of those for years.  I have not been able to find one for a price I like.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on February 15, 2013, 09:44 PM
I've wanted one of those for years.  I have not been able to find one for a price I like.

I snagged it for 100 British Pounds, which is about $160.  Of course, shipping was another $60, but $220 shipped is the best price I have found.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 22, 2013, 12:17 AM
Very cool.  I've wanted one forever as well, I'd love to fill it with my extra Stormtroopers.  Some day.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on March 5, 2013, 04:05 PM
Picked up 4 complete, working Vintage X-Wings today.  Why four?  Good question...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 6, 2013, 09:12 AM
You need to change the markings on them to represent Red 1-4.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on March 6, 2013, 09:39 AM
You need to change the markings on them to represent Red 1-4.

Not a bad idea.  How different are they? My only concern is marking up four good, vintage, fully working X-wings. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 11, 2013, 09:36 AM
They are just stickers. Just modify the wing stickers using a paint program and print them out on sticker paper.

http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/vehiclestickers.htm (http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/vehiclestickers.htm)

(http://www.erikstormtrooper.com/vintage_xwing_stickers_restored.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 18, 2013, 12:04 PM
Off ebay paid $6 for a loose vintage Jawa with repo blaster, Obi Wan's cut to size vinyl cape and a letter from AFA saying this isn't an authentic vinyl caped Jawa.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on March 18, 2013, 12:32 PM
Off ebay paid $6 for a loose vintage Jawa with repo blaster, Obi Wan's cut to size vinyl cape and a letter from AFA saying this isn't an authentic vinyl caped Jawa.

$6 for a mock vinyl Jawa is still a good price, and I'd almost be willing to pay that for the AFA letter.  Nice score!

I took the money that Hasbro doesn't seem to want anymore and put it towards Ebay last night as well:

 - Vintage Millenium Falcon complete with the Jedi Training Ball: $91 - fair deal, though I don't know if the electronics work
 - Vintage Cloud City Playset complete with foot pegs: $42 - probably overpaid, but I've been looking for this for a while
 - Vintage Lot with complete Jabba and both Cantina playsets: $65 - what a deal!  The Jabba set looks fantastic/the Creature Cantina is pretty rough.  But the Cantina Adventure set looks minty fresh, stored in plastic, with all 11 footpegs. This one flew under the radar because of how the seller labeled the lot - no specific names and even "Jaba" was spelled wrong.  I've been tempted by a few of these going around $100, so psyched to get one for so cheap with extra bonus goodies.

They were all from the same seller as well, so combined shipping on all three.  That hopefully concludes my vintage purchases for March. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Scockery on March 23, 2013, 06:00 PM
Chief Chirpa for 50 cents at a resale shop. Had his hood, light paint wear, some discoloration.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: EpicGon on March 24, 2013, 12:21 PM
Hi ladies and guys

I want to share with you

a video review I made scanning my vintage Max Rebo Kenner coloring book (only 6 minutes long)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y0VOLjBsh8

and the respective High res gallery on FB:


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.488648951196865.1073741825.413545935373834&type=1

This coloring book is in white, unpainted.

Thanks for your attention

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Scockery on March 24, 2013, 12:45 PM
I think I had that coloring book or one like it. The illustrations look familiar and I remember seeing characters that Kenner never made into toys, like BG-J38, J'Quille and Hermie Odle.

They put Prune Face in Jabba's Palace!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: EpicGon on March 24, 2013, 03:50 PM
thanks for watching Scockery :)

Yes this Prune Face in Jabba´s palace reminds me

Kenner illustrated the box of vintage Millennium Falcon for ROTJ
with a desert scenario and backround characters like Prune Face and Nien Nunb.


In some old webs I remember some fans brought behind the scenes photos and
cut photos of a sulustan pilot in Tatooine, but I haven´t seen the photo of Orrimaarko
yet from the filming.


Best wishes.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 29, 2013, 06:25 PM
Picked this beauty up at CVI..

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Space%201999/Fett1_zps923f7bca.jpg)

At the antique show this morn, I was able to grab this rarity... more info on the archive:  Darth Vader TIE Fighter (Collector's Series) (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=39801)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Space%201999/DarthVaderTieFighterGDE_zps95d88fc8.jpg)

Stickers applied, inserts intact & came with the instructions.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 29, 2013, 09:34 PM
WOWSA. Very cool.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on March 30, 2013, 12:37 AM
Palitoy Fett?  Nice score, man!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on March 31, 2013, 12:14 AM
Sweet Fett!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 1, 2013, 09:50 AM
That's a very cool Fett. I wonder why the gun seems to be stuck at the top of the bubble and not taped somewhere. Also shouldn't there be a cardboard base for his legs? Just seems strange to me that he is in his bubble loose. Maybe that is the way these were produced.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 1, 2013, 12:55 PM
I initially thought the bubble looked like a repro as well.  I have some bubbles like that from years ago when I had planned to make a custom Revenge of the Jedi Fett carded.  However, I know almost nothing about Palitoy and they surely could have packed their figures this way.  I'm sure some of the vintage experts out there could confirm, but I figured it was legit if it had the AFA sticker on it.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 1, 2013, 02:34 PM
Interesting and great find! You learn something every day.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 1, 2013, 10:44 PM
Yowza, that Vader's TIE is a beauty!  I managed to grab a CDN Collector's Series a couple years ago, but there weren't any inserts.  Congrats on such a cool local find!

At the antique show this morn, I was able to grab this rarity... more info on the archive:  Darth Vader TIE Fighter (Collector's Series) (http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=39801)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Space%201999/DarthVaderTieFighterGDE_zps95d88fc8.jpg)

Stickers applied, inserts intact & came with the instructions.  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 7, 2013, 10:15 PM
I snagged a vintage boxed Wampa at an estate sale yesterday.  The box is opened, but came with the cardboard insert and a minty white figure inside.  I paid $25 for it - not sure if that's a good deal, but happy to upgrade the figure and add a vintage box to the collection as well.  As usual, just nice to find something StarWarsy.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 12, 2013, 12:41 PM
Finding a minty white Wampa is not easy, so to get one with its box and insert for $25 sounds like a great deal to me.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 12, 2013, 04:10 PM
Finding a minty white Wampa is not easy, so to get one with its box and insert for $25 sounds like a great deal to me.

Thanks!  I've gone a bit overboard with my vintage collecting over the last month or so...

X-Wing x4
Battle Damaged X-Wing
Battle Damaged TIE
Open Belly Taun Taun
POTF Endor Security Scout
POTF Imperial Sniper
POTF One Man Skimmer
Droids Side Gunner
Cantina Adventure Playset with all 4 Figs (Dented Toe Snags)
Boxed AT-AT x2
Boxed AT-ST
Boxed Wampa
Dagobah Playset with replacement repro foam (very cool!)
Bespin cardboard playset
Jabba the Hutt playset
Palitoy Death Star parts
Ewok Battle Wagon (pending)

 :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 13, 2013, 12:30 AM
Damn, nice pick ups!  I don't have any playsets, some day I'd love to get the cardboard Death Star to display.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 15, 2013, 02:13 AM
I've been going a little nuts with the army building, here's my Snowtroopers:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/P1090030_zpsa78a0421.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 15, 2013, 05:18 PM
Wow!  That's a pretty slick squad of Snowies!  Are you going to get skirts for them as well?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 16, 2013, 09:41 AM
Adding to the recent list:

Ewok Battle Wagon (confirmed)
Droids A-Wing
Slave-I
Sandcrawler with Remote

And my bank account is now officially at $0.   :-\
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 17, 2013, 02:00 AM
Wow!  That's a pretty slick squad of Snowies!  Are you going to get skirts for them as well?

I'm planning to, though that could take a little longer.  They seem to be tricky to find, and when I do, they aren't cheap.  So I'll just patiently add them over time.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 17, 2013, 09:09 AM
Wow! That is one expensive list of toys you bought yourself JediJman. Did you win the lottery?

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 17, 2013, 09:33 AM
Wow! That is one expensive list of toys you bought yourself JediJman. Did you win the lottery?

No, Tax Returns and a few Ebay sales.   ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 2, 2013, 11:05 AM
I started taking a few pictures of my recent vintage finds.  I'll post them in my Vintage Collection Thread (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=22347.60) if anyone's interested.

Today's update: Boxed AT-ATs
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 3, 2013, 12:17 PM
Updated my vintage thread with X-Wings, a Sandcrawler, and the Cantina Adventure Playset...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 6, 2013, 04:46 PM
Updated with Darth Vader's TIE, TIE Interceptor, Blue TIE, Imperial Attack Base, Wide Belt Open-Belly Taun Taun, Die Cast Vader's TIE, Droid Factory Parts, carded Luke X-Wing, and a couple of loose Jawas.  Linky above.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Dan on May 8, 2013, 12:20 PM
Justin you accumulate at an unbelieveable rate! I think Rancho Justin-wan is going to be the next Star Wars destination. You may have to get a license from Disney soon....

I picked up loose Chewbacca, Han, C-3PO and Death Squad Commander yesterday from a comic shop. Now all I need are a tusken raider and R2-D2 to have the original 12. I know it is a slippery slope, but I am thinking I can stop there, or maybe go up to the 1st 21...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 8, 2013, 04:18 PM
It's called an addiction.  The first step is admitting you have a problem. 

Anyone know what the second step is?  Help me.

I have been a little crazy as of late, but I'm really not spending beyond what I've budgeted for new toys in year's past.  It's crazy, but a six-figure wave of new figures would cost $65.  I can grab a dozen vintage figures at that price.  A $30 vintage TIE is comparable to a $27 new vehicle and a $250 Palitoy Death Star isn't that unreasonable next to a $250 BMF.  Heck, it's cheap next to $400 Kubrick chases! 

I should be saving up for the inevitable release of new Hasbro goodies (or Heaven forbid, just saving period), but I'm kind of enjoying the lull in new products to stock up on some of these great older pieces.  I have tried to limit myself to what I consider good deals in the event that I want to pull a 180 on vintage and a few items have arrived below expectations, but for the most part I'm enjoying collecting more than I have in years.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on May 8, 2013, 11:58 PM
It's called an addiction.  The first step is admitting you have a problem. 

Anyone know what the second step is?  Help me.


Well since you asked...Here are the stages of change for addiction

The six stages of the model are:

precontemplation
contemplation
determination
action
maintenance
termination
 ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on May 9, 2013, 01:32 AM
It's called an addiction.  The first step is admitting you have a problem. 

Anyone know what the second step is?  Help me.


Well since you asked...Here are the stages of change for addiction

The six stages of the model are:

precontemplation
contemplation
determination
action
maintenance
termination
 ;D

I heard there is a pill for that. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 9, 2013, 09:38 AM
Too bad Hasbro has been making us go cold turkey.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 15, 2013, 03:34 PM
Updated my Vintage Collection Thread (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=22347.60) if anyone's interested in seeing some more visuals of my recent acquisitions.  I'm also updating with some recent original SW carded vintage I picked up at an auction...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 20, 2013, 04:35 AM
I'm quite excited to add this Snowtrooper to my Canadian carded collection, it is a ROTJ 65A back:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1090149_zps1b173c96.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1090150_zps84d9c10a.jpg)

It looks pretty cool next to my Sideshow 1/6 scale Snowtrooper, I pounced on the preorder early enough to get the Exclusive version that includes the Kenner style rifle:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/P1090153_zpsbdbe9e43.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 20, 2013, 12:47 PM
Wow, that Snowy looks terrific.  Unpunched right?  Any card or bubble damage?  Looks minty case fresh from the pictures.  Nice score Jesse!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 20, 2013, 07:28 PM
Very nice looking snowtrooper. Very white.

I had one a vintage open belly taun taun off ebay for $10. What he sent me was a rather nice closed belly taun taun with complete harness and a rebel trooper. Do you think I should complain? The open belly one had a broken harness.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/IMG_20130520_152029_zpscee0b0f9.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 21, 2013, 08:03 AM
I would rather have the trooper and pack, along with the nice harness.  I have a spare open belly TT if you need one.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 21, 2013, 12:36 PM
Sure. I would be open to that. Let's make a deal.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 23, 2013, 09:58 PM
Here's the Canadian Micro Hoth World set, which includes the Ion Cannon, Generator Attack and Wampa Cave sets.  The seller also had the Turret Defense set and included it in the sale.

I have the Bespin sets and have been wanting to add the Hoth ones for a long time!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/IMG_0021_zps95bbc91b.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/IMG_0011_zpse8770c16.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/IMG_0022_zps4d59cd51.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/IMG_0013_zps10c7deca.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/IMG_0015_zps4f1ad67c.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/IMG_0017_zps2ac792c3.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 24, 2013, 10:13 AM
I have that set. I love that thing! I've been wanting the Bespin one for a long time. I think I even have a spot for it. I think it would be cool if Hasbro brought this concept back not just the figures like with the unleashed line.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 24, 2013, 02:18 PM
I have that set. I love that thing! I've been wanting the Bespin one for a long time. I think I even have a spot for it. I think it would be cool if Hasbro brought this concept back not just the figures like with the unleashed line.

So, in an oddly related story I just picked up a big pile of Vintage from someone earlier this week (Bunch of open, but boxed ships and 80ish figures.  In the pile were two boxed micro sets - the Bespin Freeze Chamber and Bespin Control Room.  I haven't even opened them up to check them out yet.  Let me know if you're interested and I'll snag a few pictures in case it's what you're after.  I'll hold off on the OB Taun Taun in case you want it, and then I can save you a few bucks on shipping. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 24, 2013, 02:32 PM
Don't worry about that Justin. The Bespin microworld thing is pretty low on my list. But thank you anyway.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 24, 2013, 04:12 PM
Don't worry about that Justin. The Bespin microworld thing is pretty low on my list. But thank you anyway.

I honestly have no interest in the stuff, so if you want it I will sell it cheap.  I was buying for the 4" vintage goodies and these were just extra in a big.

On the Acquisition side, I picked up an electronic stormtrooper blaster and really minty electronic Han's Blaster Pistol at a sale yesterday ($20 for both).  I'm not much into the role play weapons, but I love that Han blaster.  Would like to snag the Biker Scout pistol one of these days too...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: P-Siddy on May 25, 2013, 09:35 AM
I honestly have no interest in the stuff, so if you want it I will sell it cheap. 

Seriously?  Wow!  I loved these things growing up.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 26, 2013, 12:11 AM
I honestly have no interest in the stuff, so if you want it I will sell it cheap. 

Seriously?  Wow!  I loved these things growing up.

I haven't heard from Phrub - are you interested Steve?  I will get some pictures up this weekend.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 26, 2013, 01:18 AM
Really nice grabs here gang, nice to see vintage collections getting bigger. So much stuff to get & it never ends.

I have not picked up much in awhile, just upgraded my Canadian Regal stuffed Jawa. Complete with bandolier & vinyl pouch. Hands still squeaks.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/For%20Sale/RegalJawaUpgrade_zpsae54afe4.jpg)

I will be selling off the other Regal Jawa "hand squeaks/no bandolier vinyl pouch" soon. If you are interested, Pm me.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 26, 2013, 04:40 AM
That Regal Jawa is so freakin' awesome Dale!  Congrats on finding an upgrade!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 26, 2013, 09:55 AM
I've never even seen those before.  Is there a story behind them?  Nice score -Tony it looks cool.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 26, 2013, 09:12 PM
I honestly have no interest in the stuff, so if you want it I will sell it cheap. 

Seriously?  Wow!  I loved these things growing up.

I haven't heard from Phrub - are you interested Steve?  I will get some pictures up this weekend.

You can have the Bespin World Steve.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on May 27, 2013, 05:03 PM
My most recent acquistion - a TIE Interceptor I picked up in Des Moines for $40:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/F6832E2C-FE03-4717-93C8-265152F40FA3-3664-0000015CAC63F5BC_zpsad0bd31f.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/darb/media/F6832E2C-FE03-4717-93C8-265152F40FA3-3664-0000015CAC63F5BC_zpsad0bd31f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on May 27, 2013, 05:05 PM
Also I don't think I shared this amazing piece my brother gave me for Christmas - a French Palitoy AT-ST MIB. Amazing piece!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/88955E46-F900-4288-90DF-F55823155E3B-3664-0000015C659F6CFC_zps82153b79.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/darb/media/88955E46-F900-4288-90DF-F55823155E3B-3664-0000015C659F6CFC_zps82153b79.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 27, 2013, 07:04 PM
I've never even seen those before.  Is there a story behind them? 

Canadian Regal Jawa (http://www.toyarchive.com/SWRegalJawaPlushes.html)

Regal Canadian Line (http://www.womprat.com/misc.html)

Nice scores Darby, love the AT-ST Walker!  8)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on June 5, 2013, 10:37 PM
Have finally been getting around to picking up some of the missing accessories I've lost over the years. I had catalogued a list months ago and am now actively in the process of checking them off.

In the past week or so I've picked up the Snowtrooper skirt, Gammorean Guard axe, Chief Chirpa's staff, and just last night the Emperor's Royal Guard Force Pike.

There are still a number left to go (Jawa gun, Biker Scout gun, a variety of imperial and rebel basters, etc) on my list but it's nice to be making progress.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 7, 2013, 03:23 AM
A new addition to my Canadian collection, a 77back ERG:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/4E34EDEF-147D-4033-9432-9AB969E5CFDB-16177-000008E381671E9D_zps98c64f65.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on June 9, 2013, 01:01 AM
Nice score!  Local find or evilbay?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 9, 2013, 05:05 AM
RS.  I've only ever had one local find, I'd sure love to have more!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Scockery on June 16, 2013, 12:35 AM
Vintage yard sale finds today:

Dagobah play set missing parts, foam rotted.
Imperial Hoth attack base, missing parts
Hoth Ice Planet, just the base (broken footpeg) and the radar to the little radar laser
Death Star play set Elevator, no ledge
Jabba the Hutt missing left arm with play set base missing the railing/pipe stuff (did have slave "chain")
4 of those Display Arenas, the white colored (now yellowed) backdrop L shaped display stands, they were mail-ins, no backgrounds.
Micro Collection Ion Cannon set, missing everything that it can miss
Millennium Falcon, discolored, missing canopy/glass, gun, gun station cover, ramp, etc..

All for absurdly cheap, like under $5. Some of its discolored and dirty, but rare to find anything old these days. I never owned any part of Hoth Ice Planet and didn't know it's base was softer plastic than Land of the Jawas. Never owned the display arena stands, either. Some friends of mine had them back in the day. I wanted figures and vehicles, not stands or cases.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on June 16, 2013, 12:31 PM
Nice!  I like finding old stuff like that.  I scored another Vintage Death Star Playset at a garage sale yesterday - box included!  It doesn't have the original foam or the rope (grrr!), but everything else was there and in seemingly great shape.  Planning to build it with my son tonight!   :)  They had a big tub of what looked like a few more death stars, x-wing, some of the vintage bases, but they were all very rough.  I would have bought it for cheap, but at $75 it stayed behind. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 18, 2013, 12:15 PM
Super jealous. I want a Death Star with box and to find one at a garage sale. Nice
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on June 18, 2013, 12:49 PM
That's awesome, I dream about finds like that.

I picked up a few more vintage blasters over the past week, Hoth Leia, Cloud Car Pilot, etc and a couple of biker scout guns courtesy of eBay.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 30, 2013, 01:21 PM
Picked up a complete w/ box Jabba the Hutt's Dungeon at a local comic shop yesterday. Not super exciting but fun to buy something.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Scockery on June 30, 2013, 11:32 PM
Which version? Where the figures included?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 2, 2013, 01:45 PM
Which version? Where the figures included?

The Klaatu, Nikto, 8D8 one and yes they were included but in zip lock bags, not original baggies.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on July 6, 2013, 11:10 AM
I sure have missed a lot of great acquisitions from you guys lately. I need to get my act together and check things out more often. Congrats to everyone.

I've been busy over the last few months, but had opportunities to pick up some vintage items along the way.

From a couple of stores here in Chicagoland (Quake & Forever Young), I picked up a sweet Collector Series Vader TIE Fighter and a few figures. I was looking to get a boxed DV TIE to help complete the run, but this piece was shocking. Not only was it inexpensive, but the vehicle is pristine - stickers unapplied and contains the original inserts. Likely it was opened, removed once or twice and then displayed as is. The Tig Fromm was a nice score too, helps me get ever closer to completing the Droids run. The die-cast Snowspeeder was a cheap $7 pickup..

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/Sept2012_VintageScore.jpg)

Then at the Kane County Toy Show, it was quite a haul of cheap but quality items. An incomplete ESB Droid Factory set - I still haven't figured out what exactly is missing, not much though - along with 2 carded figures for $20 total, a couple of die-cast ships, and a Boba Fett Mailer for $50! I'm still researching the Fett, but I believe the box belongs to the Survival Kit, so not a complete set but for the price who am I to complain?

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/April2013_VintageScore.jpg)

And most recently, I picked up a DROIDS A-Wing Fighter. It's only missing the inserts, but its a beautiful piece. It now brings me to needing only 1 vehicle (the Sonic Controlled Landspeeder) to complete the US run. Looking forward to that...

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/Summer2013_A-Wing.jpg)

Picking up the A-Wing also will give me the opportunity to sell off a couple of loose A-Wings that I picked up last year off of Craigslist. But before I do that, I couldn't resist snapping a picture of 3 A-Wings together in flight. It's not every day you see something like this...

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/VintageA-WingSquad.jpg)

The break in the modern line has been a blessing. Picking up so much vintage is such great fun.  :D

Cheers!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on July 7, 2013, 11:25 PM
Nice scores Jason!  The A-wing especially is a great score.  Is that front one vintage or the modern version?  Looks brand new!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on July 8, 2013, 08:25 PM
Droids A-Wing was the only ship I kept after a sell-off of my vehicle collection years back.  Love it.  Love that sculpt.  Love it even today when Hasbro re-uses it.  It's pretty much perfect.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 8, 2013, 08:44 PM
AMAZING scores. Love the A-Wing and the collector series TIE.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 8, 2013, 08:51 PM
is Forever Young still on Belmont?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 10, 2013, 10:07 AM
Possibly the most boring post one will make in here, but picked up a Ewok Village box to go with my Ewok Village yesterday.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on July 10, 2013, 11:30 AM
Possibly the most boring post one will make in here, but picked up a Ewok Village box to go with my Ewok Village yesterday.

Those vintage boxes are sweet.  You need to stop buying vintage now - I'm going to be listing a bunch of vintage for sale by the end of the month!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 10, 2013, 07:55 PM
Possibly the most boring post one will make in here, but picked up a Ewok Village box to go with my Ewok Village yesterday.

Those vintage boxes are sweet.  You need to stop buying vintage now - I'm going to be listing a bunch of vintage for sale by the end of the month!

Sweet!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on July 10, 2013, 08:08 PM
I did the same thing recently Nick...  I was equally excited.  Got a Death Star too, but no Death Star set yet...  Got them last year sometime.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on July 11, 2013, 10:12 PM
Got one of my grail Jawa items a few months ago, a ROTJ two pack with Jawa and Rebel with gun. I don't care about the rebel but at least he has his gun.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 12, 2013, 09:49 AM
Picked up a Palitoy Ewok Combat Glider w/ box but missing one of the rocks yesterday.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 13, 2013, 07:20 PM
Received my "Sy Snootles and the Rebo Band" empty box in the mail.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 14, 2013, 01:31 PM
Off ebay paid $6 for a loose vintage Jawa with repo blaster, Obi Wan's cut to size vinyl cape and a letter from AFA saying this isn't an authentic vinyl caped Jawa.

Got a Jawa 20 back card back. I know it's not the right card, but the front does the trick so I now have a home made vinyl caped Jawa.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on July 16, 2013, 09:58 PM
Nice scores Jason!  The A-wing especially is a great score.  Is that front one vintage or the modern version?  Looks brand new!

Thanks Jman! The A-Wing in front is my new vintage fighter, it's a beaut.

Darby - Forever Young is still on Belmont. The owner has been trying to sell it for years, she's in financial trouble I think, but still overcharges significantly. I had to work the Tig Fromm to a reasonable price.

Nick - getting boxes is exciting, it helps us complete our sets. I've bought a lot of boxes over the years, so kudos on your pickup
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 17, 2013, 01:01 PM
Added the ESB Turret/Probot Playset w/ okay shape box (missing a flap) to my collection.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on July 17, 2013, 10:41 PM
Added the ESB Turret/Probot Playset w/ okay shape box (missing a flap) to my collection.

Nice!  Local finds or Ebaying?  You're snagging some great stuff!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 18, 2013, 09:42 AM
Added the ESB Turret/Probot Playset w/ okay shape box (missing a flap) to my collection.

Nice!  Local finds or Ebaying?  You're snagging some great stuff!

About half and half.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 22, 2013, 11:01 AM
BIN a Vintage Wampa w/ not so pretty box off ebay yesterday. Even had the wife's blessing since we just named our new albino baby rat "The Wampa".
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 26, 2013, 01:22 PM
Picked up a ESB "Trip Pod Laser Cannon" with box
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on July 26, 2013, 11:57 PM
Amanaman coin, courtesy of our good local buddy James. :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Force Guy on July 27, 2013, 02:36 AM
ESB 41-back Bossk, unpunched
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on July 27, 2013, 04:13 PM
Nice I need a nice carded Vinty Bossk myself.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 28, 2013, 01:23 PM
Ebayed a complete ESB Taun Taun (closed belly) w/ decent box. One flap is completely off but if you tuck the tab in its hard to tell. It also had the cardboard insert that keeps the taun taun from moving and the shape to the box.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on August 6, 2013, 10:39 AM
Recently got 6 jawas via Ebay and this guy to add to my vintage collection...

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/Vintage/photobucket-1706-1375581570925_zpsae886986.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/user/jman5544/media/Vintage/photobucket-1706-1375581570925_zpsae886986.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 6, 2013, 11:05 AM
Cool! A Blue Stars. I made one of those as a custom once. You don't see those much anymore.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on August 6, 2013, 11:33 AM
This is a $30 custom as well.  I never even see auctions for a real one and I'm sure I couldn't afford it anyway.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 7, 2013, 10:01 AM
A boot leg of a boot leg.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Force Guy on August 7, 2013, 12:39 PM
A boot leg of a boot leg.

Right? 

Looks real good.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on August 10, 2013, 11:24 PM
Finally got around to picking these guys up.  I've been looking for them at a good price for ages, but just haven't found the right deal.  I found a seller willing to part with both in minty shape with coins for $300.  Not cheap, but totally worth it!

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/Vintage/photobucket-10028-1376188497612_zps01e3de06.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/user/jman5544/media/Vintage/photobucket-10028-1376188497612_zps01e3de06.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 11, 2013, 09:23 PM
That's a great score Jman. I got an R2 the other day at Quake in Chicago. No coin though. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/6BBF24DC-2EA8-408D-8ABA-A239ED067C01-40618-00000F4F95C5C807_zpsf524ae51.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 11, 2013, 09:28 PM
Found quite a bit of vintage awesomeness at the Chicago comic con. The best thing was the die cast TIE Bomber. Got a great deal on it too. Saw a lily ledy jawa, Toltoys (Toltoys!) DS playset and a boxed 12 inch IG88. Didn't have the spread for all that but great to see. I did nab a boxed vintage sand crawler and boxed dew back, which I shipped home and will have tomorrow.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/24C0B624-7ECB-4F86-A72C-2D4751ED8C42-40618-00000F4F9B58EBB7_zps83397b0e.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on August 11, 2013, 11:19 PM
Wow, great scores Darby!  What did you shell out for each?  Took me quite a while to snag a Sandcrawler and didn't even target one with a box.  Can't wait to see your pics!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 12, 2013, 02:44 PM
Can't wait to get home tonight to find them! I paid a hundred for R2, and $175 for the TIE. I paid $60 for the dewback and $400 for the sandcrawler. It was more than I wanted to spend, but given the scarcity of boxed examples, the condition, and the fact that the toy still works, I couldn't pass it up. BTW I found the Sandcrawler and Dewback at Ka-Pow Collectibles in Chicago, at the lake end of Belmont (near the Belmont Red Line stop). Amazing store. Probably a little overpriced, but lots and lots of gems in this store. Check it out if you have a chance.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on August 12, 2013, 04:34 PM
Can't wait to get home tonight to find them! I paid a hundred for R2, and $175 for the TIE. I paid $60 for the dewback and $400 for the sandcrawler. It was more than I wanted to spend, but given the scarcity of boxed examples, the condition, and the fact that the toy still works, I couldn't pass it up. BTW I found the Sandcrawler and Dewback at Ka-Pow Collectibles in Chicago, at the lake end of Belmont (near the Belmont Red Line stop). Amazing store. Probably a little overpriced, but lots and lots of gems in this store. Check it out if you have a chance.

Chicago's a bit out of my toy hunting radius, but I would definitely stop in if I ever get down that way.  Thanks for the tip!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 12, 2013, 08:55 PM
And here's the Sandcrawler and Dewback! Hard to get in the same shot:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/AB3F18D1-E464-4A64-958C-C810791C559B-41323-00000F8F770E6D75_zps7fee760d.jpg)

Back of Sandcrawler:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/BBA38410-1044-4E19-8A5B-FB5C275DA94E-41323-00000F8F8AC90FD7_zps52282588.jpg)

Dewback up close:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/07368290-056D-4290-97A7-9693A7AC2922-41323-00000F8F91864D3A_zps91d32f2e.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 12, 2013, 08:56 PM
And just for fun, not so great pic of my Jawa focus:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/BC5687A9-BE22-4EE5-AAFF-B39293C5AAE8-41323-00000F97CCC86D42_zpsbf71d88b.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 12, 2013, 11:33 PM
Great stuff, that Jawa focus is looking fantastic!  Is that a Regal Jawa in the corner?  Awesome.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 13, 2013, 08:58 AM
Sure is.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on August 16, 2013, 08:39 PM
I bought a loose vintage jawa sans cape and gun for $5 and a somewhat busted up imperial troop transport for $5.75 at a local secondhand toy store here at the beach. The troop transport had a perfect top gun assembly so I plan to swap this out for tag broken one I have now. Also came with a couple of those doodads that fit over the characters heads. Not sure i had the full complement of those. (Should be 4?)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on August 17, 2013, 12:11 PM
JMan - congrats on picking up the Droids duo, they're such a pain to find and for you to get them at the same time is quite a feat. kudos!

Darby - you had a great haul at Chicago Comic-Con - the Sandcrawler and TIE Bomber look awesome. And what a catch at Quake, I haven't been to the Chicago store in about 6 months (a 2nd store has opened in Schaumburg just a few miles from me) and damn do I now regret it, haha. But good to know that a Droids R2 went to someone from these boards.

Oh and that Toltoys Death Star you saw at Comic-Con, I think I know where that went off to...  ;)

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/Vintage_ChicagoComicCon2013.jpg)

Here's my haul form Comic-Con weekend - I went Friday and Sunday. Once I saw the Toltoys Death Star on Friday I knew it had to be mine. I've never seen a complete set in person, whether it be Palitoy, Kenner Canada, or Toltoys, so after thinking about it for 2-3 seconds I took the plunge. The vendor who was selling it was very helpful and patient as we opened up the box and looked at each piece in painstaking detail. I even got it for less than what he was asking for.

In the end, the playset itself is in amazing shape - the canopy is yellowed and has a crack, but a repro canopy for display purposes should do the trick. The box is pretty beat up, but putting in some foam blocks to give it shape has helped. Here's a pic of the fully assembled set (canopy not pictured)...

(http://home.comcast.net/~negatech1/Toltoys_DeathStar1.jpg)

This has been a busy month for my vintage collecting. I also picked up a Sise Fromm off of eBay as well as a number of other items from RS which I should be receiving next week. The lull in the modern line has led to quite the jump in out of pocket vintage costs. But it's all worth it.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 18, 2013, 10:12 PM
Wow, that's great that you got it! It is truly an amazing piece. If I hadn't already found the TIE Bomber and Sandcrawler I definitely would have jumped at it. But I had a great haul and it's great to see it went to someone here at JD!

Took a day trip down to Des Moines yesterday, and stopped into Jays CD and Hobby, which if you're in Iowa, you should check out. After looking around and not seeing too much (usually score big here) I asked if they had anything else. Lo and behold they bring out this piece of treasure:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/5fa5ad9e-dc18-46f6-a50f-c21a013ff66a_zpscd2ff20f.jpg)

It's complete in the box with an unused sticket sheet. I know the instant I saw it I couldn't leave without it. I was afraid though it would be severely expensive. This is a piece I never expected to see let alone own. Turns out they wanted $300 for it, and I was able to walk away with it for $275. AMAZING find and the cap on a great month for SW collecting!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on August 18, 2013, 11:20 PM
WOW.  Some pretty incredible finds there gentlemen.  That Death Star looks fantastic.  I bought one a while ago, but haven't taken the time to put it together yet.  Yours looks like a fantastic piece! 

Totally jealous of that Skiff find as well Darby!  That's the last ship I need for my collection - pretty amazing that you found one at a second hand store with the box!  I think I would literally piss my pants.  Great box and a seriously hard to find ship as well.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 20, 2013, 10:10 AM
Picked up a Dianoga to throw in my Death Star box with the other random bits of the playset I actually own.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 22, 2013, 10:35 PM
That Death Star is fantastic, I dream of having a Kenner Canada one some day. 


I'm proud to present the Rodney Dangerfield of Star Wars figures, General Madine. :D  This one is Canadian, like all my carded figures.

(http://i74.servimg.com/u/f74/17/56/50/69/p1090110.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 22, 2013, 11:01 PM
Very cool Jesse. I find the Canadian Kenner stuff so interesting. So I thought I was done buying for a long while then I happened upon these two excellent gems for $40 total and well, you know the rest:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/a95f79c6-1841-4abc-8d04-4c6a615a3790_zps225c526e.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on August 22, 2013, 11:16 PM
$40!  What an amazing find!  That packaging looks to be in fantastic shape,
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on August 22, 2013, 11:17 PM
Excellent shape. A little wear but pretty much the best boxes I've seen yet. And the ships are tucked inside with their cardboard inserts and have pretty much never been touched. Great find. But I need an intervention.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt R. on August 23, 2013, 09:29 PM
Excellent shape. A little wear but pretty much the best boxes I've seen yet. And the ships are tucked inside with their cardboard inserts and have pretty much never been touched. Great find. But I need an intervention.

We will hold one for you this weekend
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 24, 2013, 10:33 AM
Picked up a "Generation 2 or 3" Polish Leia figure from a local guy on Craigslist yesterday.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Scockery on August 26, 2013, 09:34 AM
Only vintage figure find all summer, a worn Hoth Luke for around 25 cents.

Saw a Star Destroyer playset for $20, missing the escape hatch....not sure the electronics. Stickers were so-so. It was sort of tempting. The guys selling it were like reseller/scalper types, whose seemed to be stuck with mostly 90's stuff that they refuse to liquidate at prices that any knowledgable collectors would be willing to pay. They set up a few times every year apparently. You can tell someone isn't really interested in selling stuff when their used mass market books are overpriced. That's the type of stuff that other people leave by the curb when their sale is over.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on August 26, 2013, 02:32 PM
Picked up a "Generation 2 or 3" Polish Leia figure from a local guy on Craigslist yesterday.

Cool.  What do you think of it?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 26, 2013, 02:39 PM
Picked up a "Generation 2 or 3" Polish Leia figure from a local guy on Craigslist yesterday.

Cool.  What do you think of it?

In it's own quirky way I really like it. Think it would be fun to get more but not for as much as people want for them. I did see the guy I got it from lowered his silver Snowtrooper from $50 to $40 but still way too much for me.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 30, 2013, 07:35 PM
Picked up a "Jabba the Hutt Action Playset" box w/ some stuff in it. When added to the stuff I already had I believe I am a hooka pipe away from a complete Jabba set with box.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 31, 2013, 03:10 PM
Here is a picture of a happy little boy playing with more parts I got for the droid factory. Hasbro really needs to rerelease this.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/003_zpse846d5b5.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on September 1, 2013, 05:48 PM
Darby - your pickups as of late have been killer man! Finding a Skiff at of all places a record store is quite the achievement and the TIE Fighter and Landspeeder look to be in great shape. Congrats!

JMan - you should give putting together the Death Star a try, it's quite fun and such a beautiful piece to look at in person.

Phruby - great pic of your son enjoying the thrill of playing with vintage. That's the way it should be.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on September 2, 2013, 03:34 PM
Darby rocks!. I want to go down that dark path with you, Take me with you :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on September 4, 2013, 01:39 PM
It's too late for me, Sorlac. Turn back while you still can!  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 13, 2013, 02:53 PM
Picked up:

AFA 75 (C80 B75 F85) carded Tril Logo Palitoy A Wing Pilot.

POTF Lumat. Card is almost perfect with punch still in place. Does have small dent to bottom of bubble though.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 25, 2013, 07:34 PM
Picked up a carded King Gorneesh. Very nice shape
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on September 26, 2013, 11:28 AM
Picked up a carded King Gorneesh. Very nice shape

Nice!  I've been tempted to pick up Ewok and Droids stuff, but have mostly held off.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 27, 2013, 09:18 AM
Yah, the Droids and Ewoks stuff is kind of weird but worth picking up. Once you have those, you have to go for the unreleased wave 2 figures from those series. Someone a while back made molds of those. I have all the Droids but I'm still looking for the unreleased wave 2 Ewoks.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 27, 2013, 09:31 AM
Picked up a carded King Gorneesh. Very nice shape

Nice!  I've been tempted to pick up Ewok and Droids stuff, but have mostly held off.

I had tried to just buy the one Droids and one Ewoks I already did to have a representation of each line, but I got King Gorneesh for $22 so I couldn't say no. Slippery slope though
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on September 27, 2013, 05:37 PM
I don't even have room to display all of the regular line vintage stuff, so staying away from the carded Droids and Ewoks has been fairly easy for me.  On the loose side, I almost dropped big money on mostly complete sets a few times.  But I scored R2 and Threepio a few months back and have all but forgotten about the rest of the cartoon lines.  Unless I can find them on the cheap, I'll continue to avoid them, but they are a cool corner of the vintage universe.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Scockery on September 27, 2013, 05:46 PM
I remember in the 90's you could get most of the Droids/Ewoks figures for under $10 each MOC. I never had much interest. Now even loose figures are going for good money.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on September 28, 2013, 08:26 AM
My MOC Droids and Ewoks figures are probably my favorite part of the vintage SW collection. I love the card art. Wish I could get the second series figures, even if customs but I don't ever see them for sale.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 4, 2013, 10:24 AM
After many attempts I finally won a Rancor with box off ebay. Got it yesterday. Very happy! Figure and box in great shape.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 4, 2013, 11:53 AM
Envious. I don't have a vintage Rancor for some reason.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on October 4, 2013, 09:37 PM
I don't either. One of those pieces I've been waiting to get with the box.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 5, 2013, 08:01 PM
Local FallCon buys:

MLC-3 w/ box

Empty box for my loose Y Wing
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on October 7, 2013, 12:22 AM
Just got a Die cast ESB Twin pod cloud car from a small comic con on it's second year here in San Diego. The weird thing is that it has a Deutsche General Mills sticker on it, and I cant find anything on the net about it. Any help out there will be great  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on October 7, 2013, 12:52 PM
Just got a Die cast ESB Twin pod cloud car from a small comic con on it's second year here in San Diego. The weird thing is that it has a Deutsche General Mills sticker on it, and I cant find anything on the net about it. Any help out there will be great  :)

Cool find.  General Mills owned the Kenner banner from 1967 to 1985.  They released products in several countries including Germany (Aka Deutschland).  Your cloud car was probably a German release that has made its way to the states over the years.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 8, 2013, 04:24 PM
Not really a vintage acquisition, but picked up an all white, no articulation reproduction Vlix figure today from local collectible store.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 8, 2013, 05:22 PM
It's always good to have a reproduction of Vlix considering the high price of the real thing. It fills the spot until you hit the lottery.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 11, 2013, 11:41 AM
Carded Droids Jord Dusat

I think I may have a problem........
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on October 11, 2013, 07:16 PM
Carded Droids Jord Dusat

I think I may have a problem........

Nice!  Where in the world are you getting all this stuff!?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 11, 2013, 07:32 PM
Carded Droids Jord Dusat

I think I may have a problem........

Nice!  Where in the world are you getting all this stuff!?

Let's see: ebay, Hot Comics (both), Craigslist, Mr Zeros, Cedar Cliff, comic shows, I think that's it
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 15, 2013, 12:47 PM
And it continues.....

carded ESB Lobot. However, you can pull Lobot right out of the bubble, but it was cheap.

carded AFA 70 ESB 2 1B.

carded UKG 75 ESB Rebel Commander.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 23, 2013, 12:03 PM
Finally after many years of trying and looking I have added a Blue Snaggletooth w/ gun to my collection. Missing a little paint but overall quite nice.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on October 23, 2013, 12:29 PM
Congrats!  Do you have them all now?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 23, 2013, 07:31 PM
Congrats!  Do you have them all now?

Sort of (in my mind anyway). I don't have all the variants of figures (big heads, double telescoping sabers, short mouths, etc.).

I even went after Rancor, Dewback, Jabba, Rebo, Tauntaun (only one of the versions though), Wampa, Death Star for Dianoga, Probot playset to have all living/droid figs. But my OCD fights itself on whether I need to have a Slave I for the Han in carbonite. I can't bring myself to pay for a complete Droid factory to have three legs R2 and the bunch of fake droids. I'm probably forgetting something too.

And I really need a new pop up saber R2. It was the last figure I needed of the 96 that came carded and I got impatient and bought one that had been mugged and got it's butt kicked really bad.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 28, 2013, 03:52 PM
Ewoks carded Dulok Shaman (cheap because card isn't too hot)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on November 20, 2013, 04:57 PM
With the addition of a Han in Carbonite Block from Slave 1 set and three legged R2 from Droid Factory set and using my definition of original figure versus variation of a figure I believe I now have all the vintage figures.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on November 20, 2013, 05:13 PM
Woohoo!  Congratulations Nick!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on November 20, 2013, 08:57 PM
I just realized other than a few pieces the "extras" as far as I was concerned with my R2 are pretty much a full set of the Droid Factory. Nice.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on November 24, 2013, 12:05 AM
This probably means nothing to most. You either collect loose so packaging means nothing or you collect IN the packaging, but anyway:

Recently added cardbacks of:
Droids: R2D2, C3PO, Tig Fromm, A Wing Pilot, Kez Iban, Jann Tosh, Uncle Gundy, Thall Joben.
Ewoks: Wicket, Logray, Dulok Scout

Other than the Kez Iban and Dulok Scout which the paper is missing where the bubble was removed, the rest had the bubble cut off so the part glued on is still there, thus the artwork is all still there.

Really excited about the R2 and 3PO seeing as how I will certainly never have them actually carded.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on November 24, 2013, 11:33 AM
That's pretty cool. I have a small growing collection of cardbacks. I always get some at Quake in chicago for a buck or so, and always pick some up at shows too for cheap. You always find really interesting variations and it's a nice way of collecting carded without doing it.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on November 24, 2013, 01:08 PM
it's a nice way of collecting carded without doing it.

So glad someone else out there thinks like me!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on December 10, 2013, 07:26 PM
Had to share my latest acquisition - a MIB Jawa Bop Bag. This was the last of my major Jawa pieces and one that vexed me for years. I actually never imagined I would have a vinyl cape Jawa years before this guy, but he's very, very uncommon:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/EEA23FC6-8FB1-4C78-AF85-9897BF9EDE32-9467-00000F1A50B83765_zps11e4e802.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/A0201BF9-F9DA-4380-BCBE-6E32CBE2061E-9467-00000F1A5DC2C699_zpsa839fe8b.jpg)

Forgot how heavy these bags were, all rolled up in that little box - a real treat to find and put up on the Jawa shelf.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on December 10, 2013, 09:17 PM
That's wicked cool. I want to see a picture of the Jawa shelf!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on December 10, 2013, 09:19 PM
Dude, that is so awesome.  I didn't even know that existed.  Cool addition.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on December 10, 2013, 10:54 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/C9419A11-781B-4BE7-A01E-DF2B0D059E65-4031-00000211AFD3677B_zps99983f4c.jpg)

Not great pic of jawa shelf atop vintage swag.

Different view with the regal jawa and tomy jawa:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/BC5687A9-BE22-4EE5-AAFF-B39293C5AAE8-41323-00000F97CCC86D42_zpsbf71d88b.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 11, 2013, 11:53 PM
That's really cool. I love the bop bag. I use to have a Darth Vader one myself. Your jawa collection is complete! Now you need to write a children's book about jawas and how they helped Santa save Christmas.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on December 12, 2013, 04:57 PM
Almost finished with my vintage collection.  Picked up these guys last week...

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/Vintage/20131125_210402_zpsofopjlsk.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/user/jman5544/media/Vintage/20131125_210402_zpsofopjlsk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 12, 2013, 06:16 PM
Wow! That was a great deal at $3.49 each.  That seller didn't know what they had.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on December 12, 2013, 08:52 PM
Nice Justin! I love those three. They were some of the first I splurged on back in the day when I could throw my money at whatever.

Just bought a custom made carded Uzay Tie Pilot (Savas Piloto) for about $20 on ebay. Fig and cardback look just like the real thing and I couldn't pass up the chance to pretend I had a carded Uzay fig.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on December 12, 2013, 10:39 PM
Wow! That was a great deal at $3.49 each.  That seller didn't know what they had.

Well, plus tax.   ;)  Actually, I couldn't believe it when the package arrived.  He used one of those ultra small fixed price USPS shipping boxes that looks like it wouldn't fit a single carded figure.  He put two face to face and the other at an angle just to squeeze them in, with no support or packing material at all.  I was shocked when the package came and figured he hadn't sent all three, then opened it in horror.   Amazingly, they don't look any worse for wear vs. the pictures I saw, but how cheap/lazy can you get?

Nice Justin! I love those three. They were some of the first I splurged on back in the day when I could throw my money at whatever.

Just bought a custom made carded Uzay Tie Pilot (Savas Piloto) for about $20 on ebay. Fig and cardback look just like the real thing and I couldn't pass up the chance to pretend I had a carded Uzay fig.

Thanks!  I never had these as a kid, so never really sought them out in the past.  Picked up a Luke Endor and Weequay this week as well, so now I just need Pop-Up Saber R2 and *gulp* Yakface.  Nice score on the Uzay TIE Pilot.  Is the figure different than the US or just the packaging?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on December 12, 2013, 11:46 PM
Amazing scores justin!  Three of my favorite figures and cards.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on December 13, 2013, 12:27 AM
Nice score on the Uzay TIE Pilot.  Is the figure different than the US or just the packaging?

It's an ATAT Driver painted black with some red. Same as Uzay did back in the day from what I gathered on uzaystarwars website. Certainly different than the regular vintage version. They even made his weapon look like the Uzay one.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on December 13, 2013, 08:13 AM
I've been stewing more about the way your figs were shipped to you Justin and I'd be super pissed if I were you. I get annoyed when things I buy on ebay aren't packaged well and I'm talking tops $30. The guy had to know what he had, I assume you paid a significant amount of cash for them and I'm sure he could have "splurged" on some bubble wrap or something. Don't have much more to say than that, but that's crazy to me.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on December 13, 2013, 12:33 PM
I've been stewing more about the way your figs were shipped to you Justin and I'd be super pissed if I were you. I get annoyed when things I buy on ebay aren't packaged well and I'm talking tops $30. The guy had to know what he had, I assume you paid a significant amount of cash for them and I'm sure he could have "splurged" on some bubble wrap or something. Don't have much more to say than that, but that's crazy to me.

I hear you.  I got the package at the end of the day and was fuming on my way out of work.  I couldn't even inspect the figures for more than a few seconds I was so ticked off.  I was pissy the whole night until I went down and really looked them over versus the pictures that were sent.  The box was luckily undamaged, but just the shaking around and cards beating against each other still bothers me.  Ultimately, they're in the condition I expected despite this idiot, but I still feel like chewing him out for taking the risk.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 13, 2013, 03:22 PM
Stupid is as stupid does.

Sometimes it's not worth beating yourself up over it. They arrived fine. Just let it go.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on December 14, 2013, 01:19 AM
Stupid is as stupid does.

Sometimes it's not worth beating yourself up over it. They arrived fine. Just let it go.

That's ultimately what I decided.  I will be asking all future sellers to please pack there stuff carefully though...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 31, 2013, 10:25 PM
Wow! I have not posted a new vinty item since May, must be because I am focusing on other stuff I collect like my Space 1999 collection.  ;D

As I look back from my last post, you all have picked up some awesome items. Hopefully in the new year, more goodness will come your way.  :)

I also like to add to Darby, that Jawa focus is fricken bad ass!  8)

As the year ends, not really sure what will be in the cards to pick up. Still looking for the odd grail piece or just dabbling here & there.

These are my latest pick ups:

Romba shipping box.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Glasslite%20Vlix/RombaCase_zpsa0893231.jpg)

Hungarian pig nose Yoda.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Glasslite%20Vlix/Yoda1_zps7777df17.jpg)

International Collectors Event ICE Star Playset.  Sorta vintage, pretty damn cool!

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Glasslite%20Vlix/ICE1_zps1b2d5d1b.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Glasslite%20Vlix/ICE2_zpsa2e73bbf.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 1, 2014, 01:00 PM
What's with the midget playing with the I.C.E Star on the box art?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 2, 2014, 11:36 PM
Finally added a loose open belly Tauntaun to my collection.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 3, 2014, 12:31 PM
I snagged a carded Tusken with hollow cheeks recently and it finally arrived.  I'll try to get a picture out.  I've decided I want to snag a small head Han carded and a no-teeth Lando as well to round out the big carded variants. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 3, 2014, 09:51 PM
I snagged a carded Tusken with hollow cheeks recently and it finally arrived.  I'll try to get a picture out.  I've decided I want to snag a small head Han carded and a no-teeth Lando as well to round out the big carded variants.

Cool. I would just like a hollow cheeks loose for a reasonable price.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 3, 2014, 10:29 PM
I snagged a carded Tusken with hollow cheeks recently and it finally arrived.  I'll try to get a picture out.  I've decided I want to snag a small head Han carded and a no-teeth Lando as well to round out the big carded variants.

Cool. I would just like a hollow cheeks loose for a reasonable price.

He's a cool variation, but pricey.  I think my loose one was $40ish back in the day.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 12, 2014, 12:32 AM
Just bought a cardback w/ bubble (No figure or coin) Droids Sise Fromm on ebay. Offered the guy a little more than 50% of his BIN price and he took it. I was thinking he would at least counter. I figure I will never have the figure itself so the cardback is better than nothing.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 15, 2014, 07:22 PM
Not sure what era I consider 1990, but since it was all of $3.40 I picked up a Euro Disney Stormtrooper. At quick glance it looks just like a vintage Stormtrooper with his crown painted grey so it's close enough to vintage for me.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on January 15, 2014, 11:36 PM
Got an absolutely dead mint MIB never opened speeder bike today - it's like I time travelled to 83 for this thing:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/7f1fd4cb71d34597a1b14982f8181559_zpse796af8a.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 16, 2014, 09:11 AM
Wow! That thing is beautiful. Let's open it!   ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on January 16, 2014, 09:51 AM
 :)  Ah no... won't be doing that. Got in trouble before or opening some things here...  ;)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 17, 2014, 06:13 PM
Not sure what era I consider 1990, but since it was all of $3.40 I picked up a Euro Disney Stormtrooper. At quick glance it looks just like a vintage Stormtrooper with his crown painted grey so it's close enough to vintage for me.

Do the arms and legs move or he a static figure?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 17, 2014, 08:45 PM
Not sure what era I consider 1990, but since it was all of $3.40 I picked up a Euro Disney Stormtrooper. At quick glance it looks just like a vintage Stormtrooper with his crown painted grey so it's close enough to vintage for me.

Do the arms and legs move or he a static figure?

I believe he is completely static.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on January 23, 2014, 08:37 PM
Is the trooper a Bend-um figure with a dark gray lid?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 23, 2014, 11:36 PM
Is the trooper a Bend-um figure with a dark gray lid?

I believe he is made of PVC. He does have the grey lid, but he is not "bendy" like the 1993/4 or whatever Bend ems were. It looks like he is articulated at a glance, but is not.

I knew that ahead of time. I just like that it looks like a weird painted vintage Stormtrooper.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 29, 2014, 02:59 PM
I've has some pretty boring acquisitions posted here, but this may take the cake. For $6 I bought an "Escape From Death Star Game" at a used book store. Box is in decent shape and all the pieces were there so I couldn't resist.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 30, 2014, 09:14 AM
That's a fun game. My kids still love playing it.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 30, 2014, 04:31 PM
Using my super illogical mindset, I now have all the vintage figs I absolutely want/ can afford to have in my collection after receiving a loose Ewoks Dulok Scout today. (ie some variants are too expensive or I don't care much about and then from the Droids line, the two Fromms and the two droids are too much for not being from the movies).
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 30, 2014, 04:38 PM
Congrats Nick!  Nice to feel "finished" with an element of your collection.

That said, I fully expect to see another "Latest Vintage Acquisition" from you in the coming weeks...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on February 1, 2014, 10:25 PM
Just got a Power Droid on a Clean ROTJ card, only thing wrong is that the bubble is yellow. Good price and this is one of my favorite droids.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on February 2, 2014, 08:26 AM
Starting the new year off to a good start with a few new grabs.  ;D

Lili Ledy Yoda
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Bootlegs/LiliLedyYoda_zpsa91c22f9.jpg)

Dunkin Panrico Droids Jord Dusat & Ewoks Dulok Shamans
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/DroidsSpainDunkinPanricoJordDusatampEwoksDulokShaman_zps5f821880.jpg)

Plastic Galaxy The Story of Star Wars DVD signed edition (sponsor)  8)
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/PlasticGalaxyTheStoryofStarWarsDVD_zps1c1687ad.jpg)

If you have not picked up the Plastic Galaxy DVD, you better! Chalked full of amazing great googly moogly vintage history. This is the best $21. bucks you will spend!  ;)
 
DVD plug ------------>  Plastic Galaxy (http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1105836/)      Plastic Galaxy the Site (http://www.plasticgalaxymovie.com/index.html)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on February 4, 2014, 07:18 PM
 :)

(http://i.imgur.com/XPOVA0x.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 6, 2014, 09:18 AM
Very nice! What parts make up Leia?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Rob on February 6, 2014, 11:17 AM
None, she was sculpted from scratch.  The guy who made her has been working on it off and on since 2003.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on February 10, 2014, 01:31 PM
I recently picked up a Small Head Han for my carded collection.  Pricey, but he's in great shape on an unpunched card.  Only knock on this is that the bubble is just starting to peel away from the card a bit. 

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/Vintage/20140209_224011_zps0i6aqj2s.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/user/jman5544/media/Vintage/20140209_224011_zps0i6aqj2s.jpg.html)

I also recently won an auction for a vintage GI Joe Headquarters.  I thought this might make a nice custom addition to my Death Star platform.  Not sure now though since it is HUGE.  Man, Joe had some cool toys back in the day.

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/Vintage/20140209_090250_zpsmzx3wuno.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/user/jman5544/media/Vintage/20140209_090250_zpsmzx3wuno.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 11, 2014, 02:17 AM
Neat GI Joe find!  You could go either way with this, perhaps a Rebel base on Hoth or part of the Death Star.  Pretty cool.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 11, 2014, 07:24 AM
Very cool Justin. Very cool
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 11, 2014, 08:27 AM
To make a short story long:

Recently I bid on a Tig Fromm Droids loose coin and watched it sell for $49 plus shipping. Which is like four times what I would have paid. There has been another Tig Fromm coin on ebay for a handful of weeks that was with an actual figure that was graded by UKG, but the seller says the case broke so he removed the fig and was just selling the coin still in it's holder inside the combo plastic case that would have had the figure. It still has the UKG sticker showing grades of the fig and coin with the coin being an 85.

He had slowly been dropping the BIN price with make an offer a choice. This morning it was down to $20 so I offered $12.50 and he accepted. With shipping it's still less than $15. Nothing about the one that went for $50 made me aware it was pristine so why did I get mine for so cheap? The case is somewhat obnoxious for sure, but I can't believe it would be that hard to open if I chose to.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on February 11, 2014, 01:41 PM
Nice grab!  I think a lot of things are just timing.  When is someone looking vs. when someone is selling.  I almost pulled the trigger on a Han Endor clear label variant a few weeks back for $20 when it was one of the only options I could find to get the figure.  I procrastenated and now there's a dozen different options out there, most much cheaper.  Ebay definitely rewards the patient.  I've also had really good luck emailing people that haven't been able to sell something to buy direct.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 14, 2014, 02:33 PM
Picked up a loose Darth Vader's Star Destroyer Playset. It is missing the hatch door, the gun, and most important to me the top part of Vader's chamber. That said it was less than $10 total. Hopefully with some patience I can get the other pieces cheap. I am, however, the type of person who is willing to pay a little more total if I can pay in "installments" so I am happy.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on February 14, 2014, 04:11 PM
Picked up a loose Darth Vader's Star Destroyer Playset. It is missing the hatch door, the gun, and most important to me the top part of Vader's chamber. That said it was less than $10 total. Hopefully with some patience I can get the other pieces cheap. I am, however, the type of person who is willing to pay a little more total if I can pay in "installments" so I am happy.

I might have a lot of that stuff for you...let me check when I get home. I have doubles of the SD playset along with the Ewok village.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 14, 2014, 04:16 PM
Picked up a loose Darth Vader's Star Destroyer Playset. It is missing the hatch door, the gun, and most important to me the top part of Vader's chamber. That said it was less than $10 total. Hopefully with some patience I can get the other pieces cheap. I am, however, the type of person who is willing to pay a little more total if I can pay in "installments" so I am happy.

I might have a lot of that stuff for you...let me check when I get home. I have doubles of the SD playset along with the Ewok village.

Cool
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 20, 2014, 04:08 PM
Just nabbed a sealed on a cut card Droids Sise Fromm coin on ebay. VERY cut card, as in I have pretty much a rectangle cut around the coin, but still like that it's "uncirculated" AND am happy that the back of the card is where the picture of the Sise Fromm fig itself is.

Now I at least have something that came in the same package as the Sise and Tig figures with my other recent purchase. (yeah I have weird theories)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on March 1, 2014, 10:46 AM
Picked up a loose Darth Vader's Star Destroyer Playset. It is missing the hatch door, the gun, and most important to me the top part of Vader's chamber. That said it was less than $10 total. Hopefully with some patience I can get the other pieces cheap. I am, however, the type of person who is willing to pay a little more total if I can pay in "installments" so I am happy.

Sorry, I spaced on this, but just checked and here's what I found:

I have the gun that goes on the front
Did not have the hatch door - sorry
I have the top of Vader's chamber, but it is missing the cap to the very top of the cylinder where the batteries go in I believe

LMK if you're interested in either of the 2 pieces above and I'll be happy to work something out.  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 1, 2014, 11:57 PM
Picked up a loose Darth Vader's Star Destroyer Playset. It is missing the hatch door, the gun, and most important to me the top part of Vader's chamber. That said it was less than $10 total. Hopefully with some patience I can get the other pieces cheap. I am, however, the type of person who is willing to pay a little more total if I can pay in "installments" so I am happy.

Sorry, I spaced on this, but just checked and here's what I found:

I have the gun that goes on the front
Did not have the hatch door - sorry
I have the top of Vader's chamber, but it is missing the cap to the very top of the cylinder where the batteries go in I believe

LMK if you're interested in either of the 2 pieces above and I'll be happy to work something out.  :)

I am interested! I've never bought something not on ebay or a website so let me know what you are thinking. Thanks
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on March 14, 2014, 08:37 PM
Back in 2012 just before Celebration VI, I acquired a grail piece called Vlix. Now I have acquired another grail piece for my collection. IIRC, 9-10 of these are known in collectors hands.

GDE Canadian 12 back store display bin header.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Toy%20Show/Canadian12BackDisplayHeader_zps5cfe4c9f.jpg)

Think vintage collecting will take a break now.  :-X
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 15, 2014, 01:14 AM
Wow. Amazing score!  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on March 15, 2014, 09:30 AM
Very cool!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 16, 2014, 01:12 AM
Holy ****, Dale, congrats!  What an amazing find.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 16, 2014, 10:46 AM
I got a nice lot of stuff off craigslist for $90 shipped the other day. Great deal. All of it was upgrades except for the Ewok Village, which I;d show if photobucket didn't pass out in the middle of this post... it isn't complete, but came with the catapult:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/196160F6-1C4B-4EE8-BE6A-45E2737CCBDD-14049-000013910A0A9A0F_zpsd4b5a078.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/EE4042B3-E432-412C-88E8-A965FA3761BB-14049-0000139118F8CB66_zps0b7d6c6a.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on March 17, 2014, 10:35 AM
Nice haul!  Craigslist shipped?   ???
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 17, 2014, 01:11 PM
Shipped.  :) Out of the way to go get.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on March 17, 2014, 05:03 PM
I just shipped my pants.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 23, 2014, 11:41 AM
Was in Chicago over the weekend and along with the usual stops at Quake and now Ka-Pow, I stopped by Forever Young also. I hadn't been there before and wasn't sure if it still was, knowing she was selling the place. Turns out she is still there and I had a great haul. Got all this for just over $200:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/30BC4D86-7B0E-4B7E-9A26-524A84F044A7-1072-000000D708BCD275_zps560382ab.jpg)

A lot of great fun stuff, but I think the Spanish PVC Droids 3-PO was by far the coolest find. If I remember correctly this was Comic Figuras? Not sure. I think there was an R2 also but she didn't have him. Also loved the complete set of ROTJ candy dispensers with the candy still inside! I loved these as a kid.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/8B88A932-B60E-409A-9C06-04053A128ACF-1072-000000D71316465A_zps357600f0.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on March 25, 2014, 07:49 PM
Got a long sought figure finally off ebay the other day:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/4C99F41F-C47E-4DEF-9E25-EFA339F05273-2219-0000020DF7DCFD72_zps299f3d46.jpg)

Fair price, and he came with the non-Droids coin. I still have the Droids cartoon coin from the 3-PO I had as a kid (sadly did not survive many moves and puberty) so this was a nice addition. Together at last:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/80AF64F9-5D69-4B88-96C1-8FAFAC95E516-2219-0000020DF174CCDC_zps9120d5cd.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on March 25, 2014, 11:42 PM
I love that pair from the Droids line.  Nice score Darby!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 26, 2014, 07:01 PM
Recently purchased and received today a loose Rebel Transport. I've always wanted one but just never have picked it up even though they aren't that pricey. I believe it is complete with all decals with the exception it only came with four backpacks and two gas masks (one of each would have been good enough for me). Even got the instructions that had been gnawed on by some sort of rodent.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 29, 2014, 03:26 PM
Received a lot of four "1988 Star Wars Action Figures" that I recently bought for $10 on ebay today.
POTF2 Biggs-my son can have that
POTF2 8D8-he can have that too
vintage long mouth Biker Scout-add him to my vintage army builders
and the reason I bought the lot, a vintage short mouth Biker Scout. If I have read up correctly it is the Lili Ledy version too.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on March 29, 2014, 10:17 PM
Received a lot of four "1988 Star Wars Action Figures" that I recently bought for $10 on ebay today.
POTF2 Biggs-my son can have that
POTF2 8D8-he can have that too
vintage long mouth Biker Scout-add him to my vintage army builders
and the reason I bought the lot, a vintage short mouth Biker Scout. If I have read up correctly it is the Lili Ledy version too.

Nice score Nick!  $10 alone for the short mouth scout is a terrific deal!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 31, 2014, 02:18 PM
Not something I would usually splurge on, but had some money from selling some cards on ebay:

Bought a loose vintage 12 inch Lili Ledy Darth Vader. No saber or foil chest decal, but all other "clothes" with him and in nice shape.

Love this thing. Not because it is great looking, but it's just so funny looking. Looks like they took a vintage basic figure Vader head and enlarged it and then put it on a Ken Doll body that was painted black. and then given black clothes to wear with a cape.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 1, 2014, 01:01 AM
Not really new acquisitions for me, but I am doing a little work to some vintage playsets.  I replaced the foam on my vintage Dagobah playset with some repro foam off of ebay and I also purchased some repro foam for my Death Star Trash compactor.  I am also going to see if I can replace the old broken turret.

I'll post some pictures when I'm done.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on April 2, 2014, 02:34 PM
Posted a "Want to buy" ad on Craigs list and a guy called me about a Land speeder in SW first Kenner box and never been played with. Also came with inserts and catalog, and to boot I found a sealed Emperor while diging in his toys bins. Total $40.00. He also wanted to sell me his complete vintage SW traiding cards series for $50.00. what do you guys think I should do call him back on the cards, he would also throw in the Wonder bread cards too.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 2, 2014, 04:47 PM
I'm not a big card guy as those would just sit in a box or binder, but great score on the Landspeeder with box.  Great addition to your vintage collection!  I had a guy offer up a complete set of the original colored border cards about a year ago, but I didn't even entertain a price on them. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on April 2, 2014, 07:15 PM
Not sure on the cards either but good deal on the Landspeeder. Looking at ebay $50 seems fair if they're good shape.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on April 2, 2014, 07:23 PM
Some new pick ups:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/1D0995D1-DD66-4931-96A1-DB6D4585DD32-4863-0000050FD4992F92_zpsafd573e2.jpg)

Very quickly found a companion for 3PO for a great price. Also picked up carded unpunched EWOKS Logray there in the back. Along with him came a loose Logray and what I thought was a Comics Figura Wicket, but pretty sure now is Disney:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/EBE30269-E24F-4019-BBB2-5EEA8A467591-4863-0000050FCE15B0A5_zps0913bf09.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/2C656647-AB4D-4988-BDF8-CBB2BDAA9799-4863-00000510E7DB2458_zps499f8627.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: P-Siddy on April 2, 2014, 08:31 PM
$50 isnt' bad for the cards if it's got all the series and they're in good shape.  The orange series, the last, is one of the hardest to get.  The Wonder Bread ones I've seen listed for @$15.  I wonder if he has the stickers as well?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on April 2, 2014, 11:35 PM
Great recent pick ups everyone. Not much has been added to my collection lately, did score a very good Blue snaggletooth for $80 around the holidays.

Darby - good scores at Forever Young. That lady has been "closing" shop for years. How's the vintage selection at Kapow? I've been meaning to go there myself some day.

Dale - sweet Canadian header, looks to be in great shape. How are you displaying it?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on April 3, 2014, 07:32 PM
Jason - Ka-Pow is well worth going to. Lots of great stuff to look at... Star Wars is hit and miss. He did have a boxed 12 inch Fett that was spectacular. I got my Sandcrawler there last fall. Higher priced than Quake for sure.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 4, 2014, 03:14 PM
Another one down, three to go.

Added a loose Droids R2D2 to the collection today. No saber. Sticker is a little dirty and where the two ends meet it is missing a small piece of the bottom corner of sticker. But I'm happy with him. Paid a little more than I wanted to, but I still had some paypal sale balance and in the same lot I got the R2 Droids coin in a holder as well as a 1986 PVC Spain Droids C3PO.

Now I just need a relatively cheap Droids C3PO, Tig Fromm and Sise Fromm and, unless I win the lottery I'm not counting Vlix, I will be done with the "non variations" vintage figures.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on April 5, 2014, 08:09 PM
Great scores Nick. Sise and Tigg Fromm are moving up my list, especially now that I finished off R2 and 3-PO. Oh, and these guys...

Amazing score of all four of these guys together for a tremendous price. All are complete save for Boba, who is missing the cape and gun. Otherwise a HOF score. Never imagined I own an IG88 much less ever see one, but now I do!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/E7B8B0D3-4646-4A5B-BFC5-900BB2521C7F-5900-0000063224B677BF_zpscf8f7746.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/4FEBA8AC-1D74-4488-8ED8-409599E61643-5900-000006322D4E9D9F_zpsf56c3a49.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on April 7, 2014, 03:00 AM
My boss is, I believe, going to be giving me her collection of childhood SW figures, and in a dark pic I was sent today while she was packing all of it up to bring to work and show me, I saw Blue Snaggletooth in the mix...  I'm kinda shocked. :)

Now if there were only an Amanaman staff in there somewhere. :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 7, 2014, 07:40 AM
Wow, giving or selling?  Pretty nice boss!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 7, 2014, 09:16 AM
Yum. 12" IG88. I still do not have one of those. I think it's one of a handful of vintage items I don't have. Lucky dog!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 7, 2014, 09:33 AM
Yum. 12" IG88. I still do not have one of those. I think it's one of a handful of vintage items I don't have. Lucky dog!

That is impressive.  I have one, but not stocked with the bandolier and grenades.  Niiiiiice.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 7, 2014, 09:41 AM
Very nice pick up's Darb. Too bad you are looking for loose fig's, I have some carded that I have been selling off. Vlix, he is not going anywhere soon tho.

Great score Jesse, nothing like free stuff & from the boss!  ;D

Dale - sweet Canadian header, looks to be in great shape. How are you displaying it?

I also have the US header so was thinking of getting both done in the same frame. I have to wait till the Calgary Comic Con is done with at months end. A friend at work has been taking his stuff to the same place since the 70's & the frame work is fantastic so will be having them do the job. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 7, 2014, 11:21 AM
Let me know what carded vintage you're looking to sell off.  I might be willing to buy or trade if you're looking for anything.  I've just about completed my vintage wall,  but have a few gaps yet to work through. 

Here are a few repro carded figs I picked up over the weekend.  I wanted variants of Brown Hair Luke and Small Head Han, but not willing to pay hundreds for them.  They look spectacular, but does the Small Head Han figure look touched up?  His hair and eyebrows are colored different than my loose versions.  He came from England and the guy swears he does not touch up his loose figs, but I'm not so sure now.  I snagged a vintage repro card Fett as well, but he his bubble got dinged in transit. 

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/Vintage/20140406_213524_zpsk5dovdf4.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/user/jman5544/media/Vintage/20140406_213524_zpsk5dovdf4.jpg.html)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/Vintage/20140406_213556_zpsyeh2mxph.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/user/jman5544/media/Vintage/20140406_213556_zpsyeh2mxph.jpg.html)

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/Vintage/20140406_213741_zps4iceonu9.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/user/jman5544/media/Vintage/20140406_213741_zps4iceonu9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on April 7, 2014, 03:40 PM
Actually giving.  She said she doesn't want any of it and doesn't want to sell it.  We talked about how condition etc is a major factor in value but that was before I saw snags.  I told her his value and she didn't seem to care.  Curious to see it all in person.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: P-Siddy on April 7, 2014, 05:31 PM
Gee, that's quite nice of her.  I should try and finish out my vintage collection some day... I'm missing a few... and not overly worried about condition.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on April 8, 2014, 01:14 AM
She said she'd rather not be bothered with selling it...  I told her I'd look and see at the toy show this weekend, but she said she'd probably just bring them into work a day and let me geek out with the stuff.

She said the $ doesn't matter to her, but when I saw Blue snags in the pic I was a bit floored.  I am now anxious to get to see condition.  She said she found weapons and a carded Endor Han too, but the card is beat to piss.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on April 11, 2014, 08:32 PM
Hey Dale what carded figs are you selling?. Nice score all, man its cool to see the good luck we're all having. There is only one guy here in San Diego I know that has a Vintage collection and he's been jobless for years so he can't buy anything. All the shops here are a rip-off and the stuff they sell is beat.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on April 12, 2014, 12:47 PM
I picked up a couple figures at Steel City Con.  Upgrades and a well priced brown snake Yoda.  He was my prize for the weekend.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on April 16, 2014, 05:42 PM
Any news on those figures from the boss Jesse. Sounds like a nice score.

As for the stuff I am letting go, carded POTF, Droids, Ewoks & the odd carded figs. I have them loose so changing my focus on thinning the carded stuff. I will post in the vintage classified's here after the months end when I am done with the Calgary Comic Con.  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on April 16, 2014, 08:44 PM
Nah I haven't seen her...  She's on the road one way, I'm on the road the other, so we're not crossing paths for a bit I think.  She said she'd bring them when we're both in the same spot which should be within a month or so since there's inventories going on I'll get stuck helping her with.  >:(
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 19, 2014, 02:49 AM
Here's something a little different, the Ewok Woodland Wagon from Kenner's Preschool line. I'm a huge sucker for cute stuff like this and am stoked to add it to my Ewok Fire Cart.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/IMG_0490_zps05700f59.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/IMG_0492_zpscaecf2be.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2014, 11:11 AM
That is really cool Jesse, I didn't even know they existed! I like the cute/obscure angle, and they didn't seem to have too much in the vintage days.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on April 19, 2014, 11:36 AM
I remember these at KMart right at the end when everything got blown out. I know we got some of the plush Ewoks along with some of the figures.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 22, 2014, 04:20 AM
Thanks guys, I've been eyeing up these sets for quite a while and finally decided to jump in. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 30, 2014, 12:40 AM
I added a few great pieces to my collection this past weekend after attending a toy show in Victoria, BC.

First off, my Canadian Ewok Village.  Box is a bit beaten up, but the playset is complete.  I never thought I'd jump in on one of these!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/IMG_0635_zpsa6572c0b.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/IMG_0630_zps2d245ab1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/IMG_0638_zps7a747ae4.jpg)

I also found a boxed Laser Cannon and 3 minty Snowtroopers to add to my growing army.  I actually thought the Cannon was a Canadian box when I bought it at a vintage toy store, but when I got home I realized it was a Trilogo (or is it referred to as bilogo?).  I totally missed the presence of six languages (!).  I didn't expect to find a foreign box like this!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/IMG_0650_zps3461733c.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/IMG_0654_zpse86784e2.jpg)

And finally, an ESB figure case, it'll display nicely with my CDN SW one.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/IMG_0657_zpsbeaee8e7.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 30, 2014, 01:08 AM
Nice grabs Jesse!  Is the Canadian EV the same as the US one except for the box?  Those snowtroopers look right out of the shell.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on April 30, 2014, 08:05 AM
Is that home to French Canadian Ewoks?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 30, 2014, 04:17 PM
Latest acquisition in what I like to call my "junkyard version attempt at a complete vintage collection" (yes that's an oxymoron):

Traded (really sold the card and then bought the toy) a Willie Mays card for an incomplete loose Droids A Wing. Missing one landing gear, the battery cover (I can live without both of those) AND the canopy. No canopy sucks. Hope to some day pick up the canopy or worse case half ass a POTF2 one onto it.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on April 30, 2014, 04:43 PM
That's not a bad deal at all.  You could probably piece together most of what you need from other parts or the POTF2 version like you said.  I'd call that a win. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on April 30, 2014, 07:53 PM
Does the canopy have the innards and the button to pop it on the back hull?  The POTF2 is a darker red is why I ask, but a generally better canopy.  I don't think the innards were changed at all.  Same with the landing gear, IIRC.  The battery lid has the same different red color issue though.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on April 30, 2014, 07:59 PM
Does the canopy have the innards and the button to pop it on the back hull?  The POTF2 is a darker red is why I ask, but a generally better canopy.  I don't think the innards were changed at all.  Same with the landing gear, IIRC.  The battery lid has the same different red color issue though.

I believe it does. When giving it a quick look over I was thinking it looked like there was a piece to hook the canopy onto. Just need to figure out where my loose POTF2 A Wing is hiding.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on April 30, 2014, 09:39 PM
I can pop one apart if you want a pic and can't find yours.  I think mine are sitting in a weird stack somewhere handy in my work room.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 1, 2014, 07:37 AM
I can pop one apart if you want a pic and can't find yours.  I think mine are sitting in a weird stack somewhere handy in my work room.

Sure! Thanks!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 1, 2014, 01:50 PM
I forgot to post these little custom gems that I bought a while back.  Found a guy who was selling them carded and asked if he could make me a few loose for a lower cost.  Voila!  I love the look on both these guys.  Makes me realize how many more characters they could have done in the original line.

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff43/jman5544/Vintage/20140404_104743_zpslhn1wbmk.jpg) (http://s243.photobucket.com/user/jman5544/media/Vintage/20140404_104743_zpslhn1wbmk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 1, 2014, 05:19 PM
Very cool. Really is too bad they never made a vintage Sandtrooper.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on May 1, 2014, 07:09 PM
Here's some looks inside a POTF2:

You can see how the lid mechanism works basically and how the gear mechanism works.  That's essentially all that's in both versions save for the electronics/motor of the vintage one of course.  Everything SHOULD be pretty interchangeable but colors I'm 99% sure won't match exactly... I think the greys may be different too on the guns and gear.

(http://www.JediDefender.com/jmccracken/RandomImgs/AW01.jpg)

(http://www.JediDefender.com/jmccracken/RandomImgs/AW02.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 1, 2014, 11:40 PM
Thanks a lot Jesse! May give myself a month or so to think about the real thing and if not I will have to make one of the dreaded, which box in the garage has what loose modern stuff in it searches.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on May 1, 2014, 11:42 PM
May be more worth buying one off Ebay for $5.   :D

Or maybe that's just my storage situation :-X
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 2, 2014, 03:55 AM
Nice grabs Jesse!  Is the Canadian EV the same as the US one except for the box? 

Yep, the Village itself is exactly the same as a US one.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 4, 2014, 04:24 PM
Everything I bought had either one or two of these issues:
1)incomplete 2)dirty 3)some sort of defect
But grand total was $75 at the local antique toy show. All loose. All vintage. Quite happy.

Vader's Tie Fighter
white Tie Figther
12" Han
12" Stormtrooper
C3PO carrying case
Brown hair Luke farmboy
Yoda w/ pac man eyes and brown snake.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 5, 2014, 01:10 AM
That's a great haul despite the condition.  I nabbed a boxed Jabba at Hot Comics for $22 for FCBD.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on May 5, 2014, 07:31 PM
Wanted to share my latest acquisition and definitely one for the ages for my collection: DT Luke. Huge thanks to Bill McBride for setting me up with this one. I've been hunting for this for a long time. Never thought I'd make it back to him. My brother and I had one from the EB set as kids. I remember carrying around the empty chute forever after we lost the extending part. Not this time!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/FA2BAF6F-426B-47F1-80DA-67FA5BD8053D_zpsniyzimjb.jpg)

Lightsaber sounds!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/757AA885-D91E-4F5B-AFA1-F33F143CB092_zpsati9qlpz.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on May 5, 2014, 08:10 PM
That is a beauty Darb. Welcome to the DT Luke club!  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Dan on May 5, 2014, 08:14 PM
Wow, that is one cool piece of star wars history- congrats!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on May 5, 2014, 08:31 PM
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on May 5, 2014, 08:57 PM
Like Dale said, welcome to the DT Luke club.  :)  It's my favorite Vintage piece honestly.

So talked to my  boss over the weekend, saw her and her bro's childhood stuff.

She had a few POTF in there including a good Amanaman...  I told her I can't take it for free, so I'd help her sell it all.  She has very few weapons though, so most of it was just average stuff or heavily worn.  Amanaman, Blue Snags, and a couple other pieces were nice condition though...  Not 10's but I'd say solid 7's and 8's, which is pretty sellable.  Given how much and the condition of most of it I couldn't just take it though.  The Amanaman alone made me cave and tell her I'd just help her sell it all, haha.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on May 5, 2014, 09:39 PM
Darby, that's a freakin awesome score! Congratulations on getting such a gem.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 6, 2014, 04:15 AM
Great find Darby, it must've felt pretty good the day Luke arrived.  :)


Just a small acquisition today:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/IMG_0703_zps492ad713.jpg)



...for my Snowtrooper army!  79 and counting...  I think I have a problem.  :D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/IMG_0708-crop_zps6f1b134f.jpg)


Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 6, 2014, 07:27 AM
Whoa - that's one heck of an invasion force.

Darby - that DT Luke is awesome.  Where did you get it?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 6, 2014, 05:35 PM
Congrats on the DT Luke!

This is like the bike riding chimps that had to follow the Beatles after the DT thing, but I can't bring myself to pay for a repainted pull apart C3PO (ie Droids C3PO) even though I love the look of it so I am now instead the owner of just his head and torso. Maybe over the years I will pick up the limbs and pretend I bought him on a pay plan with interest.

Now if I can get my hands on most likely a scuffed up Tig and a most likely robeless Sise my half ass collection of basic figs will be complete (my definition of complete anyway).
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on May 6, 2014, 07:33 PM
I like how you have the Yellows to the back (cowards?) in that line-up.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on May 6, 2014, 09:25 PM
Thanks guys. I got Luke from Bill McBride.

LOVE the Snowtroopers.  :)

Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on May 12, 2014, 07:12 PM
Trouble... trouble again...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/EE271603-2896-4F73-A8C9-5C2DBDA333C0_zpsykotzqqc.jpg)

Huge THANKS to Jason (CorranHorn) for helping me close a pretty big hole in my collection. Been looking for the DROIDS A-Wing for a very long time, and the Side Gunner and ATL Interceptor too. Very happy to finally add these to my collection!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: CorranHorn on May 12, 2014, 11:38 PM
Happy to have helped you out Darby. How do you plan to display them? Enjoy!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 12, 2014, 11:40 PM
Nice grab!  Those Droids ships are tough to find in nice shape.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 13, 2014, 09:26 AM
Very jealous Darby. I have that same hole in my collection. Congrats!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 13, 2014, 10:51 AM
Very jealous Darby. I have that same hole in my collection. Congrats!

These come up fairly regularly in the vintage classifieds on RS.  I've get spares of the smaller ships I believe and found the A-Wing in great shape with sounds for $75.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on May 13, 2014, 06:58 PM
Jason I'm toying with a few options on displaying them. I wanted to put the A-Wing with my Skiff, which is in a smaller display case where I kind of keep my 'neato' stuff. Won't exactly fit though with some of the other things in there so I need to make some adjustments. Right now besides the boxed skiff I have a MIB Palitoy Jedi AT-ST Walker, Regal Jawa, and an amazingly minty Kenner plush Chewie. Kind of filled up.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 13, 2014, 09:13 PM
Checked Tig Fromm off my list today. After watching paint rubbed, no staff or coin loose versions sell for $100+ on ebay and complete loose ones sell for closer to $175 I decided to jump on one at Brianstoys that I've had my eyes on for a while. It was right in the middle of those as far as price. AFA graded carded version. C50 B70 F80. I thought it was a steal of a price. Not sure why it lasted. At $150 (-$15 w/ coupon so $135) it was a little more than I wanted to spend on a loose Tig Fromm which is what I was expecting to own some day, but I sold some sports cards I decided I could let go in place of this and am happy I did so. Cool to have one carded.

I know AFA is not everyone's favorite, but it can't be that hard  to bust open one of those cases. Again just surprised it was that price. Obviously the card and bubble aren't great, but it's just a couple creases and dent to the lower right of bubble. The figure, staff and coin alone are worth that (again if the recent ebay auctions I've watched are a good judge). So needless to say I'm excited about it.

Sorry to make a short story long.

Here Sisey Sisey Sisey........
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on May 13, 2014, 09:24 PM
Great score Nick. I've been meaning to pick him up, along with Sise, and like all the other pieces I've dithered on (like, I don't know, 12 backs...) the market has lost its mind.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 14, 2014, 12:59 AM
Great score Nick!  Sounds like a rare find.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on May 15, 2014, 07:24 PM
Because I have no self control:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/A2DA6BA7-0396-4723-9CF0-9EE60ABE1F1F_zpstcrq2y52.jpg)

Made a mistake not finishing off my 12 backs a few years ago when prices were cheap. Now i"m paying for it. Still I'm committed to trying to get the last remaining ones I need - just four now: Obi-Wan, DS Commander, Sand People and Vader - under $500 each. We'll see. But off to a great start with a great deal on a really good Chewie. He's got a dent on the top of the bubble but he's all right with me.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 16, 2014, 07:35 AM
Very nice addition Darby!  Did you get him for the TRU sticker price or did you have to pay more?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on May 16, 2014, 08:13 AM
Sadly I paid a little over sticker price...  :)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 16, 2014, 08:39 AM
Sadly I paid a little over sticker price...  :)

He had to pay tax and shipping too obviously Justin.

But seriously that is cool. I will never have a 12 back and it's neat to see people who do. So pretty.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 16, 2014, 09:32 AM
Sadly I paid a little over sticker price...  :)

He had to pay tax and shipping too obviously Justin.

But seriously that is cool. I will never have a 12 back and it's neat to see people who do. So pretty.

Never say never...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 16, 2014, 04:18 PM
Maybe someday I'll buy a 12back Luke or R2-D2 in honor of my first two Star Wars figures.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on May 16, 2014, 05:23 PM
I own a lot of things now I never expected to, so yeah, never say never. A set of 12 backs has always been a goal of mine. I really should have finished them off a few years ago but my focus has always been loose and on Jawas, so I've passed up some 12 backs time and again in favor of some pretty great Jawa related pieces.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 18, 2014, 12:41 AM
A fun addition for me, the Takara wind-up R2.  It's a beater, missing the front sticker but the walking feature still works!   click the pic to see him in action:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/th_IMG_0771_zpsbb480195.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/IMG_0771_zpsbb480195.mp4)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 18, 2014, 05:02 PM
Sweet.  Think about this guy once in a while, but have never pulled the trigger.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 19, 2014, 05:24 AM
I think I got pretty lucky, $25 plus shipping.  He's definitely showing his age, but I'm stoked to have him.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 19, 2014, 03:49 PM
(I believe) complete remote control R2D2. He is a little dirty, but comes with R2, the remote, the antenna, the instructions, a couple tabs I think went around his legs saying "electronic do not drop", both styrofoam inserts to hold R2 and keep the box's shape and an, I'd say, good to very good condition box.

Grand total after bid, shipping, (unfortunately) tax was $18.18. I thought it was a home run. The fact only one other person bid maybe says it isn't. Fun to get something with a box AND inserts though.

Oh and seller had it listed as "untested". I probably will leave it untested.

And now I type this more for myself than any other reason, my vintage funds need to replenish so unless I can find a reasonable priced Sise Fromm or the item is less than $10, I WILL NOT BE HAVING ANY LATEST VINTAGE ACQUISITIONS FOR A WHILE!!!! Self control, self control, self control, self control....................
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 19, 2014, 03:52 PM
I think I got pretty lucky, $25 plus shipping.  He's definitely showing his age, but I'm stoked to have him.

Nice! I'd have jumped at that price.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 29, 2014, 04:04 PM
And now I type this more for myself than any other reason, my vintage funds need to replenish so unless I can find a reasonable priced Sise Fromm or the item is less than $10, I WILL NOT BE HAVING ANY LATEST VINTAGE ACQUISITIONS FOR A WHILE!!!! Self control, self control, self control, self control....................

A guy I know, goes by the name of GrandMoffRick, picked up a 12" (15") IG88. No accessories and no right hand so price was low.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on May 29, 2014, 05:49 PM
No hand!?  I wonder if you could find another on the cheap and mix parts.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 6, 2014, 03:35 PM
Sise Fromm, no robe arrived today. Got him for pretty much right what I wanted to pay too.

I now have every vintage Kenner Star Wars figure (at least one version of each anyway, don't have all variations).

About 70% are carded and thus complete. Of the 30% loose some are not complete. As simple as a weapon or as expensive as my Droids C3PO having no limbs (yes I know it's a stretch to say I have that figure then).

Now for the long process of figuring out what accessories I am missing and finding them on the cheap. That'll have to wait though. Finally wallet you get a rest.

Fun day, but kinda sad too.........
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: evenflow on June 7, 2014, 12:41 PM
Its interesting you say sad day. I remember that feeling when I got all of the main variations I wanted. Of course there are still more that I need (Vlix, minor variations), but it was sad knowing you are done.

Congrats though!  ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on June 19, 2014, 03:04 AM
I added the 12" Luke and Leia, pretty clean and complete except for Luke missing his grappling hook.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/IMG_0919_zps47797c38.jpg)

And here's the 6 I have:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/IMG_0925-12InchKennerJune2014_zps930fd575.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 19, 2014, 09:08 AM
Those are nice. That Leia is expectantly nice since it came with the hair styles book and combs. I very rarely see her hair still tied up like that. I wish my sister didn't get a hold of it and straighten the hair. You should scan in that hair styles book.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on June 19, 2014, 09:54 AM
Yeah, nice additions!  The boots and accessories are often missing, so that's a nice find. 
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: solrac on July 2, 2014, 12:40 PM
Finally got a Slave 1, Fett's my favorite figure but never got his ride as a kid. The ship is all there complete with all the stickers, some in a ziplock bag but I will glue them back.The ship also came with  the Han block. Got it at a local vintage store that opened up in down town a few months ago. Payed $38.00 for it. Almost didn't get it, We left the store and went to eat ice cream and when we were getting in the car my wife said " You better go get that thing cause I don't want to hear you talk about it for a week".
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 5, 2014, 02:09 PM
I know that technically this is the wrong thread, but I bought both of these for MY Star Wars collection so I'm posting here.
Recent universally acknowledged SW rip offs:

1980 Playmobil GE5P. Pretty much R2D2 with arms.

1977 "Ideal" 12" Knight of Darkness. I have him lined up with my 15" vintage Vader and my 12" vintage Lili Ledy Vader. It looks like the "Evolution of Darth Vader".
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on July 5, 2014, 10:17 PM
Nice, I love the Ideal Star Team line...I have all of them MISB except for Kent and the Cosmic Cruiser. The Knight of Darkness was one of my favorite toys growing up.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on July 30, 2014, 10:52 PM
Some new gets:

Upgraded my Blue Snags:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/F7D27E01-530B-4A30-BD33-E904B1BBB16C_zps5lkfjdou.jpg)

Finally got two carded figures I've been after forever, ESB 32 back Yoda and POTF Carbonite Han:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/darb/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/eaa6c10d-07b5-4efd-9f51-65b52c8bf2e1_zps67ade030.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on July 31, 2014, 01:30 PM
Nice pick ups!  That unpunched Yoda looks great and CarboHan is tough to come by.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 4, 2014, 02:46 PM
Talked myself into 1/23 (made that up) of a Palitoy Death Star. Picked up the half circle piece that has the Death Squad Commanders looking out the Death Star viewport while they round Yavin. Makes a cool backdrop for loose figs.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 5, 2014, 10:13 AM
I have the scanned artwork for that if you wanted to print out your own Death Star.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 5, 2014, 10:16 AM
I have the scanned artwork for that if you wanted to print out your own Death Star.

Yeah that'd be cool!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on August 5, 2014, 10:44 AM
You'd need a big printer.  Maybe partner with Jay?  I built mine over the weekend and it's pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 2, 2014, 09:10 PM
Few things I picked up in the last couple months.

MISB ESB Micro Collection Bespin Control Room. This will go well will my 4-up Vader from the set.  ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shield/MicroBespinControlRoom_zpsf3a91661.jpg)

Tri-Logo ROTJ Rebel Commando. Thanks Bill.  8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shield/TrilogoRebelCommando_zps0d523950.jpg)

MIB Droids Lightsaber. Always wanted one & finally scored.  ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shield/DroidsLightSaber_zpsea6442ce.jpg)

Grail piece for my Preschool Ewok focus. MIB European Ewok Woodland Wagon, contents unused & with it's paperwork/catalogue.  ;D 8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shield/EuropeanEwokWagon_zps48ef944d.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shield/EuropeanEwokWagonContents_zps1eea944c.jpg)

American & European together for box size difference.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shield/EwokFireCarts_zps3cdb1179.jpg)

Now back to collecting Space 1999!  :P
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: McMetal on October 2, 2014, 10:04 PM
Outstanding...particularly jealous of that cherry Droids Saber and Woodland Wagon! Very nice scores.

I would love to see a picture of the Space 1999 stuff too sometime!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 8, 2014, 10:10 PM
Cool.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 9, 2014, 02:25 AM
Few things I picked up in the last couple months.

Grail piece for my Preschool Ewok focus. MIB European Ewok Woodland Wagon, contents unused & with it's paperwork/catalogue.  ;D 8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shield/EuropeanEwokWagon_zps48ef944d.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shield/EuropeanEwokWagonContents_zps1eea944c.jpg)

American & European together for box size difference.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Shield/EwokFireCarts_zps3cdb1179.jpg)

Now back to collecting Space 1999!  :P

Wow, some pretty cool finds Dale.  I've never seen a pic of that European version to know the box was so different!  I've got a US Woodland Wagon and Fire Cart (loose but with boxes), and I really hope to add a Family Hut someday.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 16, 2014, 08:03 PM
Here's something a little different, my Sigma cookie jar!  I've been wanting one of these for quite a while, so I decided to treat myself for my birthday when I found a good price on it on one of the Facebook pages.  It's in great shape with the tag on the handle.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Darth%20Vader%20-%20Misc/bd4e818e-a381-4f1c-89f5-dc8fc0219324_zps528fd28e.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Darth%20Vader%20-%20Misc/IMG_2402_zps5bcf82a7.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on October 16, 2014, 10:08 PM
Nice pick up Jesse, looks awesome!  8)  I had to post it!   :D ;D

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/PhotoShop/5263845_b55e1562a7ff036d3dd9ead5eb4b3bc2_zpsb0d98f7f.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 21, 2014, 04:25 AM
I love it!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 24, 2014, 02:20 PM
Not very exciting, but I picked up the cardboard backdrop piece and the supports (no plastic playset piece) to the Rebel Command Center. Relatively cheap that way and I can check it off the list.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on November 18, 2014, 06:55 PM
Latest pick up from the The Edmonton Collector Con this past Sunday.

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Glasslite%20Vlix/DroidsSideGunnerfront_zps44ff11ac.jpg)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Glasslite%20Vlix/DroidsSideGunnerContents_zps70aa8f4a.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 19, 2014, 09:40 AM
That is pretty. I wish I had one of those. The two mini rigs from Droids I still don't have.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on November 19, 2014, 11:20 PM
Agreed!  That's a quality piece.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on November 20, 2014, 08:45 AM
Been a little out of contact due to traveling in Ireland but all amazing pieces! Found a shop in Dublin with some vintage palitoy I'll need to dig into before I head home.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on November 28, 2014, 08:51 AM
Nice score.  I love those Droids rigs.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: DSJ™ on December 1, 2014, 10:35 PM
Latest score. An unused ESB Shelf Taker, has some warping & a couple chips. Very happy with this piece!   8)

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i306/DSJcdn/Anaheim/ESBShelfTalker_zpse1e4edbc.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Darby on December 3, 2014, 10:08 AM
I've always loved these and wanted to get some. Great score!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Jesse James on December 3, 2014, 03:11 PM
If anyone, anywhere, sees an Amanaman staff for an ok price, hit me up...  I'd appreciate it.  :-\
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 6, 2015, 03:22 PM
Not too exciting, but upgraded my Snowspeeder and Imperial Troop Transport to complete versions from a local toy/comic store.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 7, 2015, 07:39 AM
I actually picked this up a couple weeks ago, it was a great way to end 2014.  A Canadian boxed Death Star, I certainly never expected to own this!  It was only missing the rope, but I lucked out and already tracked one down.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v687/JesseVader08/Canadian%20Stuff/IMG_2693_zpsf14b4089.jpg)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 8, 2015, 02:36 AM
Nice addition Jesse.  Anything different about the Canadian version besides the box?
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on January 8, 2015, 07:10 AM
The hockey rink on the bottom floor.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 8, 2015, 08:44 AM
The hockey rink on the bottom floor.

 ;D
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: P-Siddy on January 10, 2015, 06:15 PM
The hockey rink on the bottom floor.

I think the hockey rink is on the command level and the penalty box is the trash compactor...
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 11, 2015, 10:04 AM
The hockey rink on the bottom floor.

LOL!  So, no....
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 17, 2015, 12:57 PM
Picked up a loose R2D2 Switcheroo for $10 at comic shop today. Good shape too.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 19, 2015, 01:11 PM
Picked up a loose R2D2 Switcheroo for $10 at comic shop today. Good shape too.

Switcheroo?  Is that like an Underoo?  ???
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 19, 2015, 01:56 PM
It's a light switch plate. You push R2 to turn the lights on/off. They had a Darth Vader and C-3PO versions.

(http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/5253/8178426_1.jpg?v=8CA95512243BC10)
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 19, 2015, 04:03 PM
Never heard of that before!  Cool acquisition...Way better than underoos.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: P-Siddy on January 19, 2015, 05:18 PM
Ahh, I didn't recall the name.  I've still got the Vader one.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 20, 2015, 09:20 AM
When I was a kid I had the Vader one. The eyes glow.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 27, 2015, 05:46 AM
The hockey rink on the bottom floor.

I think the hockey rink is on the command level and the penalty box is the trash compactor...

Ha!  Nice!  ;D  No, there's no actual differences between the playsets themselves.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 30, 2015, 09:19 PM
Picked up a carded POTF Sand Skimmer from Brianstoys today for $54.99 w/ free shipping. I think it's a steal considering what I've thought about spending on loose versions.

When that arrives I will have a version (many incomplete mind you) of every vintage figure, vehicle, and playset including Droids and Ewoks. Now the long and arduous journey to completing the many that aren't complete.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: JediJman on January 31, 2015, 09:48 AM
Carded?  That is a great deal.  I think I paid close to that for the loose versions, and those were a deal at the time.  Nice score!
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 2, 2015, 09:13 PM
Got the Sand Skimmer today. Yellow bubble, some veining in card, but overall very nice. Think I got lucky here.
Title: Re: Latest vintage acquisition
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 3, 2015, 02:33 PM
You luck