SW collecting new & old

Discussion in 'Chicago, IL' started by JediLars, Dec 8, 2000.

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  1. JediJeff13 Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    I am all up to date. In fact, I just got my Rebel pilots today that I had to get off eBay. :( Nice though. But of the new waves, I have 'em all. Plo Kloon is really nice. K3PO is just TC-14 molded in white. Mon Calamari officer is a remold of Ackbar, different paint job. IG-88 is really nice! But Target is the best so far. Though I do have a Calamari & K3PO hidden at a WalMart in Morris. :)
  2. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    Dec 3, 2000
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    Yoda Furby is available for $15 at Mejier. While it's not as low as amazon ($10) you don't have to pay shipping. :)
  3. BoB Moderator Emeritus

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    I'm trying to avoid all toy stores. Last time I went into TRU to get a baby gift for a friend I ended up spending way to much money. I didn't even make it to the SW isle I just filled up a shopping cart with the stuff on the clearance area.
  4. jedigal Jedi Master

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    Sep 21, 2000
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    LOL.

    Bob, I understand what you're saying. Thank goodness down in the St. Louis forum there aren't a bunch of people posting on what they have and haven't found at the various stores in the area. I too have found it perilous to shop for my friends' children. Oh, I accomplish my errand. It's the EXTRAS that kick my butt (and my wallet). And I do not even consider myself a serious collector of SW toys or anything. That's just for fun. Now my SW book collection, that's serious. But I can't even go to Walmart to buy toilet paper without worrying that I'll walk out with some SW stuff that was "such a great deal I just COULDN'T pass it up".

    Hi. My name is Stephanie, and I'm a Star Wars toy addict. ;)
  5. JediLars Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Welcome to the SW Collecters A.A., member since 1977.

    JediLars :p
  6. NOT_JediJeff Jedi Master

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    Dec 18, 2000
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    Nope - no SW toy addiction here. Not at all.

    Now keep your damn hands off that biker scout and boomer damaged battle droid and slowly step back!!!!
  7. JodoKast74 Jedi Master

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    Mar 10, 2001
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    The Wal-Mart on Barrington Rd and Irving Park Rd in Streamwood had a tons of new Obi Wans,Dagobah Darth,a few Ig-88's and Coruscant guards.It also pays to have my mom live in Missouri to scour the Wal-Marts down there.The SW toys gather dust on those shelves.Anyone see any 12" IG-88's anywhere??Email me at jodokast74@home.com.
    Thanks
  8. BoB Moderator Emeritus

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    Actually now all I want id Jeb Porkins, it'll look great next to gonk for my minor characters taht I constantly bring up in jokes.
  9. jedigal Jedi Master

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    Sep 21, 2000
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    Where in MO does your mom live JK? I live in St. Louis, and there's no dust-gathering happenin' here! Walk into any store, find the SW stuff and all you see is empty pegs and empty shelf space, plus like 1,000 of whatever fig it is that they got too many of.

    If anyone sees any of the Micro Machines collections of just the little men, I need bunches of those. The only ones I don't need are the Rebel Pilots, I've got plenty of Rebel Pilots. But I need all the rest, like Jawas, Sand People, Stormtroopers, etc.
  10. JodoKast74 Jedi Master

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    My mom lives in Willow Springs,MO.Its near Springfield,about an hour or so away.Trust me,the dust gets thick on those foigures down there.
  11. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    Dec 3, 2000
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    Target Alert!
    If anyone cares, the 12inch Kadu with Captain Tarplas is on clearance, instead of $59.99 is $41.90.
  12. jedigal Jedi Master

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    Sep 21, 2000
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    Hey, Stardreamer!!!!

    Where are those Micro Men? In the middle of a long layover in "Gathered Together But Still Need To Be Packaged, Addressed, And Stamped"?
  13. JediLars Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    For those who haven't heard yet the B-wing and Tie-intercepter will be coming to a store near you. Also Wal-mart has the POTJ for $5.80 vs. 6.90 at TRU or Target.

    JediLars
  14. JediLars Jedi Master

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    Thanks to the folks at rebalscum.com here is the number for the B-wing when it starts showing up in Target.
    DPCI# 087-06-1954 The price listed is around $49.99

    Has anyone seen the Lando wave yet?

    JediLars
  15. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    Dec 3, 2000
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    For those looking for the 300th Boba Fett, I spotted about a half dozen at Meijer on Route 59 for $12.99. It's with the Cloud City Background. They also had the Darth Maul ObiWan two pack, but no pricing. I took one of each and put them behind the BeastWars Mega Cheetor on the top shelf, so hopefully anyone that's desperate for these will be able to score this.

  16. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    Dec 3, 2000
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    Back again. You might have read about this @ rebelscum.com. Best Buy has all of the new LucasArts Archives on sale. Instead of $14.99, it's $12.99. Plus, buy two and the thrid is free! No rebate, no coupon. They just hand the third over. Titles include Force Commander, Dark Forces 2, X-Wing Allinace, Indiana Jones, Escape From Monkey Island, and three more I can't remember :)
  17. ScoobyDew Jedi Knight

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    Jun 6, 2000
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    Remember when we were talking about how cool it'd be to have a Star Wars card set that would include autographs? Well, Topps is doing it! Check this out:
    http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/2001/05/news20010518.html

    One auto per box!

    You can bet I'll be picking at least one of these babies up!
  18. JediGemini Jedi Master

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    Nov 28, 2000
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    I was at K-Bee Toy's yesterday and they were having a sale on all Star Wars stuff. Buy one get one free on most all of it. I picked up some cool stuff. Check it out.
  19. JediLars Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Just wanted to see if any of you out there would happen to have an extra swimming Jar Jar I could buy off from you. Last figure I need to finish my collection of EP1 figures. Having a tuff time find one at TRU.
    Just email me if you do!!

    Thanks

    JediLars
  20. JediLars Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Well I thought I would let you collectors know before scalpers try to get them and sell them on ebay for ungodly prices. Go to your local Target and check at the service counter using the target item code #087061954 for any B-Wings in back. I pick up two in the Lombard Target last Saturday. They are supposed to be on the shelves by Aug 5th.

    JediLars
  21. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 26, 2000
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    B-wings... yum.

    OK, I was never too big into the collecting aspect of fandom, so I need a little help here. I'm looking for a site that lists the rare SW collectibles, both new and old. Not rare like the holographic R2 was for a while, but rare like the original European Yak-faces, first printings of the Howard Chaykin SW poster, or the gold Vader "test" carrying cases.

    The kind of stuff you don't usually see on eBay because anyone smart enough to get hold of this kind of stuff is smart enough to never ever sell it. Any ideas?

    -Le Penguin
    "Shouldn't Snaggletooth be shorter?"
  22. Incom4 Jedi Master

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    Mar 4, 2001
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  23. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    Dec 3, 2000
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    B-Wings spotted at the Route 59 Target today!

    Happy hunting.
  24. JediLars Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    IT seems that Target has decided not to short ship the B-wings. I have seen quite a few at every Target I have been too.

    Jedilars
  25. JediLars Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Just to let you all know, the SW fan club store has exclusive 3 1/2" cantina band member figures with instraments. Nice figures to add to your collection..

    JediLars
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