Star Wars as your hobby.

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  1. RSG-503 Jedi Knight

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    I was thinking back to what got me started in collecting Star Wars, and it made me wonder how did all of you that collect Star Wars items, get started collecting? Also what are some of your goals for your collection, oh and also post pictures of your collection if you would like.


    I always liked Star Wars even before I saw one of the movies. I was 6 months old in May of 1977, so the first film I saw was Jedi when I was 6. After that I soon got my first action figure (Luke Jedi). I had about 40 figures in my childhood collection, but I sold them in 1989 to buy a Nintendo.

    Christmas of 1990 my sister gave me all three films on video. Not long after that I started collecting. At first I only wanted a few figures and the Falcon, but soon I was buying anything that said Star Wars on it. I did trim down my collection around 1997/98.
    I'm more of a vintage collector, but I really like the ROTS items, I just picked up the EP III teaser poster today (they're on sale for $7.50 at the one video store in Salem Center :D )

    My current goals are to finish my vintage loose set of figures (I still need Yak Face, Amanaman, Blue Snaggletooth and some misc. weapons) I also need to pick up about 10 more ROTS figures to finish that set.

    here are some photos of my collection, they are outdated but I want to finish a couple displays before I take any more pics.

    photos
  2. crashdown Force Ghost

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    I love your collection. I am very jealous.[face_alien_1]
    And I love how you have organized it all. That is my weak side. Even if I had such a good collection, It would be in boxes or scattered on shelved in an unorganized fashion.

    So, was the Nintendo worth it?[face_chicken]
  3. RSG-503 Jedi Knight

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    Thanks :)

    it's not nearly as organized as I'd like it to be, right now I have EP III figures everywhere.

    Yes and No :D I also collect Nintendo games and misc. items on the side, and have had many hours of fun out of it (the system is still going strong) but I would love to have the figures I played with as a kid back.

  4. jawafett Oregon Fanforce Chapter Rep

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    Most impressive collection. My SW collection is in various stages of storage due to moving numerous times this past year, but it will be displayed in a room for myself and others to enjoy. I have a few vintage loose figures, lots of Carded figures from Red Card to Current Saga collection, tons of comics, books, a few store displays, lots of various resturant and food items. Man I need to get buisy unpacking. AH, a collector show is this weekend 3/5 at Memorial Coliseum Exhibit Hall @ RoseQuarter. 10-5pm, $6. Lots to goodies to add to the collection. This show happens a few times a year here, so I make the best of it by wearing my Solo outfit to it. I consider that outfit part of the collection also. I try to buy something of SW each time I go shopping, picked up a DV backpack buddie a few days ago. Too much stuff and we'll have to open our own museum.
  5. grumpydevil Jedi Knight

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    Wow - great collection, RSG-503!

    I have very little in the way of Star Wars figures, but two words can sum up the bug that bit me: Bounty Hunters.

    The baddies from ESB were a pivotal element in not only my Star Wars collection, but also my Godzilla collection (of which I am most proud). I have the originals (all loose), the newer ones (although I don't pretend to the assortment), the 12" Bossk and the 12(ish)" Zuckuss, the Unleashed versions of Bossk and IG-88.

    My son has more than I do - in fact, we just submitted photos to Rebelscum.com - you should do the same, RSG-503...

    -Kyle
  6. jawafett Oregon Fanforce Chapter Rep

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    I guess what started my collecting of SW was seeing original '77 and waiting for the figures to show up in stores after seeing them in the Sears catalog. First ones I got were Luke, Han, Chewbacca, DV, Stormtrooper, and a Jawa. It was the Jawas that drove me crazy with their jibberjabber. Tried making a Sandcrawler out of Legos, and I remember having a tshirt with a Jawa on it. I still have all of the vintage loose Jawas with some of their robes and guns, and I still have a card back of a Jawa from ESB. '90 When Heir to the Empire came out, I was hooked again but far from home and my collection. Passed by a mini mall comicbook store in Va. and went in to check things out when I spotted a glass case with vintage SW figures. It was then I knew I had to get my collection back so when I went home on leave, I got out of storage my toy box with my figures in the ESB collector's case. Been collecting SW stuff ever since. Funny how things come full circle.
  7. Bowen Force Ghost

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    I have a rather out of control Star Wars collection, it keeps expanding, and it spans two large rooms now, while not really taking up the second much, the stuff has become so packed in my bedroom that it's now taking over the computer room area.

    Thanks to a few recent purchases, and blowing many thousands of dollars on Star Wars already this year (yikes), I now own every Master Replicas Star Wars prop replica (full size only) except one, the Obi-Wan As First Built By lightsaber, which I'll add fairly soon. A few of my best items are my Mace Windu Signature Edition saber, my Obi-Wan AOTC Artist Proof (not even here yet, but coming this week), my Clone Trooper LE helmet with plaque #1, my Special Ops helmet with numbered plaque and one of the few hand-painted ones, my Rebel Trooper Blaster #5, Dual Signature Vader ANH saber, Luke ROTJ Elite Edition saber, plus a few others ;)

    Besides Master Replicas stuff, I have a very large lithograph / art collection, four original works total, maybe about 125 framed or unframed signed lithographs. Not enough space to display them all of course, or anywhere close. I think I have about 45 on display.

    I have a few Gentle Giant pieces, just two really, Yoda and Assajj Ventress. I have a large Star Wars reference book collection, including Star Wars Chronicles and the Prequel Chronicles books, all of the Making Of books, the Visual Dictionaries, the Incredible Cross Sections, etc.

    I really love collecting Star Wars stuff, I love how it reminds me of the films and lets me be part of the universe far, far away even while just relaxing, not watching the movies or whatever.
  8. RSG-503 Jedi Knight

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    Come on guys post pictures of your collection here also :D please I'd love to see them and I'm sure everyone else would too :)

    grumpydevil, do you post over at RebelScum? If so what is your user ID? Over there I go by RussG, I would have used the same ID here but everything close to RussG was taken.

    Bowen, your collection sounds awesome. There's a guy in the Salem area that has almost every MR item made also. I have his email somewhere when I find it I'll pass it on to you, you two really need to talk Star Wars collecting :) Very sweet stuff MR puts out.
  9. grumpydevil Jedi Knight

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    The most impressive part of my SW collection are my Force FX sabers...when they're on. But I just ordered a Mace Windu one, so I'll have three in total hanging on my wall. I'll snap a photo of them at that point.

    I don't post at Rebelscum.com - I'm not really a collector and sometimes I feel like I have a million message boards that I have to keep track of posts and such (DUDE! I'm such a nerd!!!) so I never signed up... I do like the site because I love those toys.

    Speaking of, I'd totally appreciate it if anyone who comes accross a new Saga Scorch or an Utapau Clone in a store like Target or Toys'R'Us (someplace where you can just buy toys at the price they're supposed to be) could tell me where I can find one. My son wants those so badly he's trying to use eBay to get them. And he doesn't even have an account!!

    Here's a photo of him just after I found the 501st trooper in town:
    [image=http://www.freak23.com/images/501st_woohoo.jpg]


    -Kyle
  10. RSG-503 Jedi Knight

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    Now that is an awesome picture! That what it's all about, a child's love of Star Wars :)

    I'll keep my eyes open for the new clones for you. It stinks that so many adult collectors buy them all up to army build. I'm all about kids first when it comes to the modern figures. Sith was the first modern line I have bought more than a couple figures from, and even with EP III figures I bought only 1 of each and passed a couple hard to find figures on to kids shopping at the same time and got mine later.

    Also you should really think about joining RebelScum there are a lot of great collectors on there that are more than happy to help others with their collection especially if they know it's for a kid :)


    Russ
  11. Bowen Force Ghost

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    Alright here are some pictures, not the greatest but once I move to L.A. I'll have everything really well displayed, going to buy IKEA shelving units for them and all that good stuff. I'll go all out to display my collection in my new home (condo) later. The final picture is not of props, it's misnamed, but oh well...

    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/Props1.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/Props2.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/Props3.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/Props4.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/Props5.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/Props6.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/Props7.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/Props8.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/Props9.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/Props10.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/Props11.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/Props12.jpg

    Here is some of the art collection -- keep in mind that a lot of my signed art prints are not even framed, they are in tubes awaiting framing soon, or just hanging around. Stuff I got good deals on but knew I couldn't display...

    http://orbitalreviews.com/Lithos1.jpg
    http://orbitalreviews.com/Lithos2.jpg
    http://orbitalreviews.com/Lithos3.jpg
    http://orbitalreviews.com/Posters1.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/MattBuschSigned.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/SarahWilkinsonArt1.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/SarahWilkinsonArt2.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/TPMLucasSignedBanner.jpg
    http://www.orbitalreviews.com/TPMOriginals.jpg

    That's what I have pictures of, but since I took those pictures I've added quite a lot, Luke ROTJ EE, Dual Sig Vader ANH, Clone Trooper helmets (normal one, Star Corps, Special Ops), a few Gentle Giant maquettes, and got my Obi-Wan AOTC LE Artist Proof just today. So all that stuff arrived this year, just no pictures yet.
  12. grumpydevil Jedi Knight

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    OMG - where's the little emoticon for my jaw falling to the floor?

    That collection is amazing.

    -Kyle
  13. RSG-503 Jedi Knight

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    Bowen that is a sweet collection!
  14. crashdown Force Ghost

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    I'm not sure if I even have words to discribe my awh [face_hypnotized]

    Can I come over for a sleep over? Spending just one night in your place would be a Star Wars dream.
  15. Bowen Force Ghost

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    Hey,

    Thanks guys. :) It's taken about 9 years to build the collection, with most of the art purchases being probably in the first few years, and most of the props in the last few years because Icons (which was around back with the Special Editions) only made 5 pieces, which I have, but then MR started cranking out like 8-14 per year.

    I'm still waiting for my Darth Vader Dual Signature Edition helmet from Master Replicas, but with their quality control problems those are delayed until probably May I think. But I'm very excited for that one to come, it's going to be totally sweet.

    I have actually a large Star Wars card collection, both trading cards and CCG, but I'm not really very knowledgeable about the cards, I just always thought the CCG cards were sweet because they had all of this info about minor characters and weapons and stuff that you don't know otherwise. I used to play the TPM card game, whatever that was called, was it Young Jedi or something? I can't remember. Anyway, I have about 15-20 unopened boxes of CCG cards, but it's a big time issue to open them up, try to make complete sets, etc. I have the time here before I leave for film school and would love to do that, but I just have to get down to it. I'd like to have a complete set of every CCG card set released, in binders, that'd be really sweet for reference sake.
  16. RSG-503 Jedi Knight

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    being the Star Wars art collector you are and card collector, are you into collecting the artist sketch cards?

    I love them, but so far I've only pulled one (well my niece pulled one lol) and I have trust issues with ebay sellers and those cards

    Russ
  17. Bowen Force Ghost

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    Hey,

    Well I bought one sketch card from Sarah Wilkinson, before I bought two original paintings from her. I think the sketch cards are a fantastic idea because they allow people to own original works of art for a fairly small price. Although I don't personally collect them, I'm more into the larger art pieces, I think they are a neat idea and often very cool.
  18. MaraSkywalkeriii Jedi Knight

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    Anyone here into SW legos. I only have two so far, but to me they are the two I would own if I only had two. I found the X-wing for $12 on clearance one day. I was so excited, then for Christmas my sisters got me the Millennium Falcon. I nearly fell out of my seat I was so excited. My favorite ligtsaber I have is the blue Anakin one with the two buttons for recordered quotes, lightsaber sounds, and a "password" code. I've seen nothing like it since. It is weird how if one lightsaber makes sound just by moving it, another only makes sound on contact. . .why don't they all have all that stuff? alas.
  19. RSG-503 Jedi Knight

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    The Lego sets are awesome! I would love to get the Falcon, but I'm running out of room. I do pick up some of the smaller sets. So far I have a couple Tie Fighters, Anakin's jedi fighter, Grevious wheel bike, the older A-wing, the older Slave 1, the skiff, landspeeder, speeder bike set and I just picked up a Tie Interceptor a couple weeks ago.

    I'm 29 and the first thing I do at a store is run to the toys and see what cool Star Wars toys they have :D :D
  20. MaraSkywalkeriii Jedi Knight

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    I'm all about checking out the star wars toys[face_alien_1]. Generally its me and my nephew checking them out together. Although lately the supplies of SW legos have been few and far between. Also it takes me so long just to put one together. I watched Revenge of the Sith, Return of the King(extended version), and various other movies while putting together the falcon together. I was up till 3, and then had to crash about 80-90% through. I love though how my falcon and x-wing are Empire Strikes Back themed. What could be cooler? I just don't know.
  21. jawafett Oregon Fanforce Chapter Rep

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    There's so much to collect that I have to pick sometimes as to which kind of Toy, Lego or SW tidbit is added to my collection. Comics are a monthly thing for me from TFAW(Things from another world), and there's always extra stuff there. Mini busts are cool, as are the larger busts.
    What makes me laugh the most about my collecting habit, isn't really collecting but just about everyday I hear or see something to do with SW, outside of net stuff. I hear something on the radio or see on TV or the daily comics from newspapers. SW is everywhere daily for me.
  22. grumpydevil Jedi Knight

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    I just posted this to the Costuming boards under a thread about the Force FX lightsabers. My Mace Windu version just came in. These are a little too expenisve to collect, but they go well with my Jedi outfit.
    http://www.freak23.com/jedi/grumpydevil_fx_sabers.jpg

    -Kyle
  23. crashdown Force Ghost

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    It looks like you also have Luke's and Anakin's sabers, which I also have. But I was lucky, I didn't have to buy them myself, I was given both as gifts (sweet). I love fencing with my 5 year old outside in the dark. You can see drivers slow down as they come up the street.......and you know that they are thinking......"what the #!$%!, are those two jedi battling?"
  24. RSG-503 Jedi Knight

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    Sweet! I really like how you have them displayed

    I love the FX sabers! I haven't bought any yet, but I almost picked up Luke's the other day, if they would have had Vaders I would have bought one.
  25. Bowen Force Ghost

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    I completed my Master Replicas collection today with my Holy Grail, the last MR item I was missing, after making a huge push this year with lots of money to get it all so that I'd finally have an ultimate MR collection. So here it is...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6612946830&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    Obi-Wan As First Built By factory sealed Artist Proof, courtesy of Paul Ens, formerly with TheForce.net, then with Lucas Online of Lucasfilm. Thanks to Paul and his auction, my collection is now complete, and in the best possible fashion -- with an Artist Proof.
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