I Bought Them All - the Figures, the Ships, even the LEGO! (Part 2)

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  1. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    A double helping of SW goodness in the post today - Insider #150 and the Summer 2014 issue of the UK SW Comic magazine. Beats bills any day.. :p
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  2. Sgt Crowfield Chosen One

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    Vhoa, an acquaintance just brought me several boxes filled with roughly 60 blistered Hasbro 3 3/4" Star Wars figures from the 90s. He found them in the attic and didn't want them anymore. I haven't sighted them yet but Jabba's dancers and a dewback are among them ... I'm really, really ... shocked.
  3. whostheBossk Force Ghost

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    Wow and to think this is my birthday week, wish I had an acquaintance like that! I did receive a small box full of vintage figures, all in very nice condition, some even smelling new (is that possible?) they were in plastic sleeves. I'm gonna keep a few of them and sell the rest with their original weapons once I get them.
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  4. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    Lucky ducky Sgt Crowfield!
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  5. Sgt Crowfield Chosen One

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    Very lucky indeed :). I certainly didn't deserve this, because I'm a collector who unpacks her stuff (and plays with it, yes, I actually do). If a certain friend of mine (who's a 'real' collector of NOB Star Wars figures and other memorabilia) knew about this, he'd have an instant critical existence failure.
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  6. Gamma626 Jedi Master

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    Nothing wrong with playing with your figs! That's what they're meant for! ;)
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  7. Sgt Crowfield Chosen One

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    Sure, but I'm like, 48. People may nod in approval if one of us silverbacks admits that s/he collects stuff, but they certainly don't expect us to play with our prizes ...
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  8. whostheBossk Force Ghost

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    I think that is awesome. Most of us here are grownups, but will always be a child at heart and probably will live longer for it! I never thought those collectors who display their figures would have any fun doing so because they're meant to be played with, but setting them up and displaying them can be just as fun...especially for those. eh em.. adults.

    On that note, I received a birthday gift to myself today in getting last 17 Barada in mint condition no weapon!! Also a few other skiff guards and Weequay and an MOC ESB Rebel Commander with a few bends and paper rips, but all in all not bad.
  9. Sgt Crowfield Chosen One

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    Well, congrats on the loot! Happy Birthday :).
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  10. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    Pfffttttt...what's the point if you don't do that? It helps to keep us young.
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  11. KeithyT Jedi Master

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    Got my next one! Animated series Yellow Clone Trooper from All The Cool Stuff excellent independent toy store near me in the UK.

    I'm officially obsessed again. 3 more to go...
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  12. Gamma626 Jedi Master

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    Bought my first vintage figures!

    Bespin Fatigues Luke for 2.99 he had no accessories. Paint is decent on him though!

    Palace Disguise Lando. He was complete, and in GREAT condition, along with his card back (no bubble) for 12.99!
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  13. Grievousdude Jedi Grand Master

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    Got a couple of Bantam books earlier. I got The Paradise Snare, Rebel Dawn, Showdown At Centerpoint, Shield of Lies and Tyrant's Test. That should make for quite a bit of reading. I just need Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, Specter of the Past, Tales From the Empire and Hard Merchandise and then I'll have all the Bantam books. Well there is the other tales books but I can get them on kindle so pretty happy.
  14. Gamma626 Jedi Master

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    So tempted to open some of my black series figures.
  15. whostheBossk Force Ghost

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    Nice finds everyone! I am tempted to open a lot of figures, but it seems I can get by with two to six opened per year. Carded figures are so cheap and nice to display so it makes it difficult to open them. I just keep filling my display with cheap vintage figures (picked up a huge lot last week, including Royal guard, Rancor keeper, and 2 1B weapons) so it helps keep newer figures carded.

    Picked up Jan Doddonna, carded Rebel Commando, weapons lot (including completing my vintage set with Luke X wing pistol and Greedo pistol), and B Wing in good shape but bottom gun broke off in shipping (glued back on).
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  16. Sithaldo Jedi Master

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    I added to my collection last week. It's not complete yet as there's still more to be added to it. But Episode I was completed after 6 hours.

    [IMG]Star Wars Tattoo by Smithald0, on Flickr
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  17. whostheBossk Force Ghost

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    Nice!

    Just received Return of the Jedi Imperial Red Guard carded today. A few bends and creases, but overall a great addition.
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  18. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Made the pilgrimage to Forbidden Planet in London today. No Black Fetts but I did pick up a Boba Fett Ice Cube Tray (the cubes are freezing now at home) and the pb of SW: Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void. Also the postie brought the next load of Fact Files today.
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  19. Sithaldo Jedi Master

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    Star Wars fact file arrived a few days ago. For the last 3 in a row there has been a note on the invoice about the free binder they were supposed to send out with the 5th delivery but still no sign of it arrived.

    Also checked on my pre-order of the next wave of 6" BS figures. Hoping they arrive before I head off to Texas for a week on the 2nd August.
  20. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Post lady brought the August issue of the UK SW Comics Magazine today. I am so far behind on reading these. Waiting for a rainy afternoon to catch up..
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  21. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Snagged an elusive Mara Jade at my local Wal-mart today! Score!
  22. Grievousdude Jedi Grand Master

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    Got Specter of the Past. 3 Bantam books remain.
  23. lovelikewinter Jedi Master

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  24. Ewok Poet Jedi Master

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    Gawd, I love those Comic Spain things. I got one in May and it's err...one of the two toys I have now.

    [IMG]

    Also, enjoyed reading @Sgt Crowfield posts on this page - from having such an incredible friend, to playing with toys at 48. :)
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  25. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    Very nice Han and Chewie! Your Han's shirt is in better condition than mine, then again, mine's from when I was a kid - it saw a lot of playwear.

    I have all of those small guys. I got 2 of those bright yellow 3POs at a flea market for pennies each eons ago - the other 3 I got at Disneyworld back in the early 90s.

    Ewok Poet - I like that ewok, I haven't seen it before!
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