LAJ_Fett's Question and Answer Thread V. 2.0

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by Mara_Jade_Fan, Nov 18, 2003.

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  1. Celsius_Nivlek Jedi Padawan

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    Yes, its the rather obvious error card.
  2. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I did a quick Google. There was an auction for one recently on Ebay and it went for $12.99 Buy It Now. My 3rd edition of Star Wars Super Collectors Wishbook (2005) says $35 US. If you want to do some Googling the card number was 207 and it was a Topps Green card. That should get you a few hits.
  3. noll8maffian Jedi Padawan

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    hi everyone!


    i'm sorry if anyone has already asked this, but i searched both the boards and googled it, and came across nothing. so i was hoping one of you guys would know.


    a friend of mine has a father who works in advertising. he promoted one of the first star wars-movies (not sure which one), and was able to get his hands on one of the original ewok costumes. so my question is, simply; how much would an original ewok costume be worth today?



    thanks!
  4. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    That's hard to say. A lot depends on if your friend's father has some way to prove it's authentic, and what kind of condition it's in. If he does have proof, his best bet might be to contact a specialist film memorabilia auction house for a valuation. Normally we tell people to search Ebay for recent closed auctions for a ballpark valuation on figures, but I doubt that will work for you.

    Even if he would have a hard time proving authenticity, an email or phone call couldn't hurt.


    You could also try asking in our Costuming and Props forum here.
  5. LORDWROTH Jedi Knight

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    Nov 5, 2004
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    Hi All
    My names Lou and I usually am part of the film activities Forum but recently I have been on the fence about something and I need some helpful advice.
    I have been feeling lately like I need to sell my entire collection and not really sure if it's even worth my time to list everything on Ebay ( which I hate, sorry power sellers)

    I feel Ebay is more for the garage sale mentality and not the collector. For the past 15 years I have been slowly selling off my collection and some to even Mr. Seth Green of Chicken fame, (No Kidding!)
    But in the last 3 years I have had another child and more room is needed and like Toy Story.
    I have to make room, sigh[face_worried]

    So I am asking if selling on Ebay is my only option or are there other fan based sights I can go and list my items and see if I can make at least what I paid and no more.?

    Mostly everything is gone except for 12 inch line from star wars hasbro line and
    a few of the sideshow. no japan exclusives sorry

    20 of the rare Jedi 4 inch
    and 10 different lightsabers including three I just got that I;ll be selling after I finish my third star wars film.

    I have various artworks over the years and you can view what they look like here:
    http://www.pencilsandinks.com/list_artists.aspx?Letter=K

    I dont know, my wife says to keep them . But I just dont know anymore, My friend of 15 years just got rid of everything on ebay at a fraction of the cost and I dont want to give these away. just what I paid for them.

    Thanks everyone,.
  6. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    We don't allow advertising/selling here. There is a private Fan Force board where you can sell items but you have to be a Fan Force member and be vouched for by your Chapter Rep to gain entry. It doesn't get a lot of traffic though.

    Rebelscum has selling and trading forums. You have to sign up to post but it's free. You might take a look over there.

    If you have any collecting shows or conventions that are happening nearby, you might look into getting a selling table at one. If you have any friends interested in selling items maybe you could split the cost of a table.

    If you have any items you think are really valuable, you could look into a toy auction at an auction house if any are fairly close by. I know here in the UK I occasionally see ads for them in London.

    If you do go the Ebay route I'd split your items up. Don't put them all in one auction. You're more likely to get buyers that way.
  7. LORDWROTH Jedi Knight

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    Thanks LAJ_FETT
    I;ll go the route of rebelscum. I dont like Ebay and tried that twice and didnt enjoy the experience.
    Much appreciate on the advice, it helped.. [face_peace]
  8. Darth_Foo Force Ghost

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    Feb 24, 2003
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    i just saw a new "build your own lightsaber"

    does anyone know if these parts work with the older one therefore giving more options? or are they not compatible?
  9. EUReader Jedi Knight

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    Feb 10, 2004
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    I want to start up a Star Wars collection but don't know what I should collect. I already collect and read the novels and comics. I was thinking maybe of getting the RPG books for more EU resources.

    As for action figures, I only have Walmart and TRU to choose from here. Same goes for Lego. Some of the Lego sets are super expensive, are they really worth the investment for fun? It seems that you put it together once and then it's over with.

    I really like collecting cards. Too bad there isn't a TCG/CCG going right now. I may collect the Clone Wars cards though.
  10. The_Scream_Man Jedi Grand Master

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    After a long hiatus from Star wars toys, the BMF has made me want to come back to the fold, at least to a degree.

    I realise that there is a pack coming out that compliments the BMF set, including threepio, Artoo, Obi Wan, Luke and Leia. however, Im not sure if they'll be good versions or not, so I ask u here: What are the best versions of the lead characters currently out there. Im looking for somethign with a good mix of sculpt and articulation, ideally in their iconic costumes, though Han in his TESB jacket, Leia in her Cloud City clothes and Luke in his Black Jedi costume would be my preferences there.

    I was also a big fan of the pilots and fighter craft. I know there is a B Wing (Dagger Squadron? I dont know what thats from...) and an A Wing coming out soon, and that the Y Wing was released not to long ago. Is there an Xwing, of the same type as Lukes Xwing, but without the blackened nosecone etc etc? And pilot wise: Are there newer better articulated versions of Wedge, Tycho, Janson and any of the other main pilots from the movies or the EU?

    Thanks for the help all :)
  11. VaporTrail Force Ghost

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    May 19, 2002
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    Does anyone know if there's going to be a 12" figure for Darth Vader's secret apprentice from The Force Unleashed?
    I love his design, and it's be great if I could add him to my every-growing collection of 12" figures.

    -Vaportrail
  12. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Two questions that have been troubling me:
    1. What's the current status on the fx saber license? After MR lost it, I didn't hear much, though I've now seen sites selling them with Hasbro attached, but Hasbro's site was... not helpful.

    2. I've been trying to find out more info on the TOMY helmet collection series that Gentle Giant is selling in the U.S., and am trying to figure out what the chase figures are. In particular, for the second series I've found reference to there being 2 chase helmets, and I've got the standard 6 helmets, plus the camo biker scout, but can't figure out at all what the remaining chaser helmet is. I'm also not sure if the first series had one chase helmet or two.

    Much thanks on either of those.
  13. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    eFX got the MR license, and one of the products listed as upcoming over on Rebelscum is an Obi-Wan saber. You can check out our eFX thread here.

    I haven't been following the TOMY helmets, but you might find out more on GG's website here.
  14. Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost

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    Much thanks on the saber clarifications.

    The TOMY helmet issue is not being helped by Gentle Giant as far as the chase helmets go. For the countertop displays they say "There are 2 chase figures for Series II, and for each counter top display you purchase you are guaranteed 1 of the 2 rare chase figures!" but they're cruel in not telling me WHAT those chase figures are. I just know I've got one of them. It seems not a good move to not tell people what they're chasing to get, but that might just be me.
  15. Thumper09 Force Ghost

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    Dec 9, 2001
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    Hi, everyone. This is my first post in this forum, so please let me know if there's a different place this should go. I've looked through this forum and elsewhere online for information and couldn't find it.

    I just purchased the new Wal-Mart exclusive Green Leader A-wing Fighter with Arvel Crynyd. Only, the action figure included is Tycho Celchu, not Crynyd. It's even got Tycho's correct helmet in it. The other A-wings on the shelf correctly had Crynyd.

    My first thought was that someone had purchased this A-wing, removed Crynyd, put in Tycho and then returned it to the store. However, as far as I can tell from examining the box and the tape on it, it's factory sealed.

    My questions are, are these sorts of action figure substitutes common, and has anyone ever heard of this particular substitution before?

    Thank you! :)
  16. yodastatue Jedi Padawan

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    May 3, 2009
    I have been searching around the internet and I have been unable to come up with an answer to how rare or how much this item is worth. What I have is a (I think) life size concrete garden statue of Yoda.

    Interesting story of how I acquired this piece. Before college I delivered pizzas for a few years. One delivery I made there was this Yoda Garden Statue sitting in front of the house. I thought it was neat and complimented the owner on it. He then asked if I wanted it as a tip. So of course I said alright. He did not tell me where he got it and I have not been back to ask him anything more about it.

    Here are some pictures of the statue. One flaw with it is that the right ear has broken off but I feel it can be easily attached with a strong adhesive. It is solid concrete and fairly well detailed.

    http://img514.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=yoda5.jpg

    If anyone can tell me anything about this I would be grateful. How old it is, how rare is it? etc.

    Thanks
  17. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I think I have seen these on Ebay in the past. Try searching there for closed auctions to get a price estimate. I checked my collecting books but didn't see anything. My newest book is a 2005 edition so the item might be newer than that.
  18. majav0501 Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 28, 2009
    any idea how much a full size darth maul figure is worth? the ones that Pepsi used to display.
  19. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I'm pretty sure CrazyMike has one of those - you might drop him a PM to ask what he thinks. You could also try searching Ebay recent closed auctions to see if any have sold lately.
  20. hunter_ofthe_myst_ra Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 23, 2003
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    Ok, I don't know if anyone can help me with this. I am looking for a website that sells Star Wars dog collars for a large breed dog who happens to be named Wookiee. :D
    Please and thank you.
  21. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Couldn't find Star Wars dog collars with Google, nor are there any mentioned in my collecting books. However Urban Pup will do personalized ones. (Scroll down past the jeweled ones for plain letters). I've never dealt with the site so I don't know how reliable they are.
  22. X-Factor Jedi Knight

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    Jul 18, 2009
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    Hello all! I'm a total newb at collecting and I've just made my first purchase of two Star Wars action figures. They are C-3PO and Obi-Wan from the Saga Legends Legacy Collection series. I was going to buy the 501st Clone Trooper but was convinced that it wasn't worth it by a family member. I'm kinda regretting it now 'cause he looked so damn cool. The figures were pretty cheap, they cost $7.46 in total. Do you guys think I made a good purchase? And should I take the figures out of their boxes? I'm really wondering what to do with them now that I have them. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.:)
  23. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    We have collectors who keep things packaged and we have ones who liberate their figures. If your figures were vintage I'd say leave them in the packaging since removing them would lessen their value considerably. However with modern figures this is less important (unless the figure is a limited edition). I'd say if you feel like removing them to display them, then go ahead.
  24. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    Jul 8, 2005
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    I was browsing ebay today and stumbled over a very nicse article. Too bad it was only sold in a whole colelction for 1,200 which I can't afford.

    Here's a link to the auction.
    If you look at the selection of pics, in the second row, thrid form the left, there is a nice Boba Fett Bust.
    Where is it from, who produced it, how can I find it?[face_batting]
    I'd surely keep my eyes open for that one.
  25. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    From the pic in Star Wars Super Collectors Wishbook Second Edition, it looks like an Illusive Originals Boba Fett. It's a limited edition - 10,000 were produced. The third edition of the same book gives a price of 275.00 USD. The book came out in 2005. My Universe of Star Wars Collectibles book calls it a Maquette and says it stands 15 inches tall and was sculpted by Mario Chiodo. No picture in this book though.

    Edit - and a look with Google turned up this link. I don't know anything about the sellers though. They have it billed under 'Illusive Concepts'. And a note - the cheaper one for sale by darthshemp is damaged.
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