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So CO Collectors Anonymous (Collection Pics Added 6-8-05)

Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by Jyro-Kyrn, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I admit it. I've become a collector. I've avoided this my whole life. I never collected anything. Now I'm hooked.

    I've probably spent $4-600 on SW toys in the past month. Now, that doesn't really make me a collector per se. Stupid maybe, but not a collector.

    But I'm hooked on the Walmart Exclusive Titanium ship miniatures. The first ones came out in January and I hadn't a clue! So, I ended up spending HOURS in Walmarts and having family look in other towns for the first four ships. I then spent HOURS on eBay and the Net looking for them. And once I found out how the prices were skyrocketing I did the smartest thing I could think of. I bought two of each! Some orders ran out of stock, etc, etc, etc... So I ended up with THREE of the most elusive of the ships: The X-Wing! 9 ships (3 X's, 2 Tie's, 2 Slave 1's, and 2 Falcons), almost $200! Then there were the other 8 ships that I had to go back to Walmart and get another set of! All total, I've bought 27 ships so far including the two extra I bought to play with at my desk at work. Can't wait for the next wave to come out!

    Other than that I've picked up:
    [ul]
    [li]4 Unleashed figures (2 Aayla Secura's, Obi & Ani fighting, and Greivous (uber cool))[/li]
    [li][hl=black]Greivous' Wheel Bike (which, by the way, is BACKWARDS from the film!)[/hl][/li]
    [li]Obi's Starfighter[/li]
    [li]Droid Tri-Fighter[/li]
    [li]Holo Yoda figure[/li]
    [li]Role Playing game and two expansion packs[/li]
    [li]ROTS novel[/li]
    [li]the Making of ROTS book (not reading either until AFTER the movie)[/li]
    [li]SIX other paperback SW novels (so I won't read the ROTS novel yet!)[/li]
    [li]12" Greivous (had to have someone in Lamar find this guy for me)[/li]
    [li]ROTS Calendar[/li]
    [li]Numerous 3" figures (two for me, the rest for the kids to play with)[/li]
    [li]A couple of the Galactic Heroes figures that my wife wanted.[/li]
    [/ul]
    Aigh!

    And I would guess I'm forgetting something...

    How about you. Need to get the buying frenzy angst off your chest? I sure feel better... :D
     
  2. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 26, 2002
    AIGH!

    I just went and bought Obi-Wan EP II and Mace Windu .45 scale lightsabers off eBay!!!

    Someone better hide my PayPal account!

    I'm so ashamed!
     
  3. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, I'm going to give in. If anyone has a source for a Master Replicas Obi-Wan EP I or EP II saber or a Mace Windu saber (not the scaled ones, the full size ones, and yes I know they'll be very pricey) then please let me know.

    If you are hurting for cash and are willing to part with something of the sort, let me know. We're talking big bucks here.
     
  4. Imperial_Birrer

    Imperial_Birrer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jan 10, 2003
    I am not much of a collector. always wanted to be, just never had the funding. I have the book relese cut outs from AOTC
     
  5. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Gave in and picked up Mace's ATOC MR saber hilt. Payed a pretty penny for it. Can't wait to see it on my shelf at home though!

    Now to find Obi's ATOC or TPM MR saber...

    I'm incorrigible.
     
  6. DarthDallas182

    DarthDallas182 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jyro im afraid your having a melt down. 600$? dear lordy thats a lot!

    ...i wish i had 600 spare bucks to spend on SW stuff...

    i really wanna start collecting those .45's they look awesome... did they come out with a full-size darth sidious for EP. 3? I WANT ONE!!! hey jyro can you get one so i can pretend i have it?!

    PS- Sorry for trying to live through you :)
     
  7. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://www.masterreplicas.com]Master Replicas[/link]

    Yes there is a Sidious saber at MR. It's quite different than any other saber. It's only $350 and I'm certainly tempted.

    And yes, I'm slightly crazy.
     
  8. DarthDallas182

    DarthDallas182 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Mar 20, 2005
    Yes the design on it looks much more intriquite (spell check) and is it less expensive then the others? Im to lazy to check the MR site so ill wait for someone else to post on here. hehe...
     
  9. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    No, most of the MR sabers are $350 when they come out. It's once the limited number of them are snapped up that the dollar figure goes up.
     
  10. invisible66

    invisible66 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Man, it sounds like you need to take a break. This is just the beginning of the merchandise.
     
  11. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Don't I know it!
     
  12. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, got my .45 scale Mace Windu saber today. Sweet!

    My wife got me a Target gift card. Man those are very cool! Light up and make the saber sound and you hear Vader breathing. The gift card was a gift in and of itself!
     
  13. Imperial_Birrer

    Imperial_Birrer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    JK. I might have a line on those sbaers for you.Ill report back.
     
  14. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    That would be awesome!

    But better be fast. Got my eye on one on eBay that ends tomorrow at about 3pm. And it's in the shipping box that has never been opened!
     
  15. Imperial_Birrer

    Imperial_Birrer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'll keep my ear to the ground for you. Dont take your eyes off that one on ebay.
     
  16. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I won't even blink.

    Can't understand people who place bids days before an auction ends. I don't post my bid until 5-6 minutes before the ending and then I refresh the screen every 5 seconds from then on in... But I'm obsessive that way.
     
  17. Imperial_Birrer

    Imperial_Birrer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    welcome to ebayaholics. When i bid its alwaystowards the end and it continual refreshing the whole time.
     
  18. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Somebody wants that Obi saber more than I do. It's already at $860 and still has almost 7 hours to go!

    Bumer.

    You gotta come through for me IB! I can reasonably spend up to $750 on it, but more than that and I think I'll have to pass.

    Guess I just got in on the game too late.
     
  19. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    $930.

    Nine Hundred Thirty Dollars!

    Ah, if only money grew on trees.

    IB, you gotta find me that other saber. I'm not buying for investment or to re-sell. I want it because I love that saber. See what you can find. I just can't pay that much for that saber.

    Granted, that one on eBay was still in the original SHIPPING box from MR. And was numbered within 60 of the end of the run (the number matters to some collectors). But still, 930! :eek:
     
  20. Jedi_Knight_Birr

    Jedi_Knight_Birr Retired RSA star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    i met the guy who owns MR today. we just talked for a sec while iw was at the FF table looking for ppl. they are supposed to have a little gathering tonight.
     
  21. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Did you punch him hard in the arm for not making more of those sabers?

    (lie to me, tell me you did)
     
  22. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Got my Mace Windu Master Replica saber hilt today! Very sweet! I'll try to post a pic later.
     
  23. Imperial_Birrer

    Imperial_Birrer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    JK, my line is unable to get them.he has accounts with MR, so he can only get the stuff they still have. srry man. ill keep alook out for them on the net.
     
  24. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey, thanks!

    Last night I purchased the EP III Anankin, Yoda, and Sidious MR Sabers!

    I'm hoping that I can barter with someone for the Obi saber later.
     
  25. Jyro-Kyrn

    Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Pics!

    Small:
    [image=http://www.stoneartgallery.com/tfnposts/MacenoFlashSmall.jpg]

    [image=http://www.stoneartgallery.com/tfnposts/MaceFlashSmall.jpg]

    [image=http://www.stoneartgallery.com/tfnposts/MacewithCaseSmall.jpg]

    Large: (Really big)
    [link=http://www.stoneartgallery.com/tfnposts/MacenoFlash.jpg]Mace without Flash[/link]
    [link=http://www.stoneartgallery.com/tfnposts/MaceFlash.jpg]Mace with Flash[/link]
    [link=http://www.stoneartgallery.com/tfnposts/MacewithCase.jpg]Mace in acrylic case[/link]

    The little one in the front is the .45 scale saber.