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What are your Prized Collectibles & Holy Grails?

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by PadmeLeiaJaina, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Got a pic? I'd suggest searching recent eBay auctions to see if any have sold and what they went for without an autograph.
     
  2. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Humm is it a Don Post mask? Or was it Halloween quality? If it was Don Post it might be worth quite a bit, I know his early masks are pretty highly sought after.
     
  3. Kato Sai

    Kato Sai Jedi Master star 4

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    A frame with all the Star Wars posters and the original film strips that Lucas used when cutting the movies.
     
  4. lovelikewinter

    lovelikewinter Jedi Knight star 4

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    These are two pieces I added to my collection recently
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  5. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    That Chewie is in great shape! Congrats!
     
  6. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I love the Kenner role play weapons!
     
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  7. lovelikewinter

    lovelikewinter Jedi Knight star 4

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    Thanks. The Chewie came from ebay and I was surprise how soft it was. I think it was hardly played with.

    The Kenner blasters are great, they don't look small in an adult hand and are pretty authentic for the time.
     
  8. KeithyT

    KeithyT Jedi Knight star 2

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    I used to have the ESB version of Han's blaster above. Really regret selling my childhood Palitoy/Kenner collection back in 2008. As a job lot. Arghh!
     
  9. Smile_youS.O.B

    Smile_youS.O.B Jedi Youngling star 1

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    As far as vintage goes, my goal some day is to own the original 12back Figures, which Vader being the one I want the most.
     
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  10. whostheBossk

    whostheBossk Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Oh man, I missed out on one today on Ebay, Tusken Raider! But card was cut, but there will be some opportunities in the future to grab one, maybe even Vader!
     
  11. whostheBossk

    whostheBossk Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    My most prized collectible of a Blue Snaggletooth may have been topped when i purchased a lot that included a Yak Face! Has some paint loss but after selling most from the lot it paid for him so i cant complain...a free Yak Face after selling is an unbelievable achievement. Managed to get that Tusken Raider 12 back also!
     
  12. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Color me Jealous - he and Stormtrooper Luke are the 2 vintage figures I still need to finish my collection.
     
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  13. whostheBossk

    whostheBossk Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Ha just lucky that the lot i bought him in had rare figures from other countries MOC. To tell you the truth i get just a big kick of finding items like a Republic Gunship at a thrift store for cheap. That is an awesome feeling too. Great find.
     
  14. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Wow, great pick-up whostheBossk! Lots are tricky, but if you get lucky you can get the figure(s) you want and piece out the rest, paying for them in the process.
     
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  15. Attichitcuk

    Attichitcuk Jedi Master star 2

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    1. 1977 Rumpf Chewie tankard
    2. Original teaser poster (reprint), covered with autographs
     
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  16. WebLurker

    WebLurker Jedi Knight star 4

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    Beyond the movies, I'm mostly into getting copies of books (the novels) that I like.

    I'd kind of like to upgrade all my old books to the new "Legends" reprints, but I'm not sure how badly I want to spend the money on that (I've gotten most of mine used for a few bucks).
     
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  17. CT1138

    CT1138 Jedi Master star 4

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    Either my hand-made ANH Luke lightsaber:
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    Or my SW: Rebels replica E-11 I made from a Rubies Halloween prop:
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  18. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Very nice Dinos4Ever :)
     
  19. cathiecat

    cathiecat Jedi Master star 4

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    well my holy grail is the Robert Tonner Queen Amidala porcelain doll with her trunk of clothes. I see one every now and again, but I never have a couple grand laying around when I see them.

    I have a life size ANH Leia. Actually I need a new body for her, the body she has right now is almost 6' tall. I admit I haven't been looking for one though. also I have a drawing of Padme with Leia as a toddler in her lap and Luke looking out the window. It was made for me by Phil Sims, not well known in star wars circles but he is very well known in tattoo circles. One of these days I am going to get it professionally framed, hopefully a day sooner than later. .
     
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  20. Scavenger Rey

    Scavenger Rey Jedi Youngling

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    Some incredible things in some of the collections here! Both my collection and my grails feel quite humble, but I'm relatively new to actively collecting Star Wars stuff (only over the past 2-and-a-bit years, and mostly on a student's budget), so I've got plenty of time and hopefully future money to get more ambitious.

    Probably my main grails so far are the Hot Toys Hoth Leia and Rey with BB-8, and the D23 Premium Elite Series Hoth Leia. Since I almost don't want to go down the slippery slope of Hot Toys, I'd say the latter is what I'd be most tempted to cough up for now if I had a sudden windfall.

    If pushed to pick one favourite from what I've got so far, I'd say I'm perhaps most fond of either my Rey Pop with the X-Wing helmet - which I'm not entirely sure ever even officially made it to any big UK retailers - or my Black Series Rey's Speeder (or rather, the accompanying Scavenger Rey figure, whose use of soft goods I adore). Both easy enough to get hold of in many places, but finding them affordably in the UK at the time was no mean feat and I treasure them both.
     
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  21. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 5

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    My most treasured SW ship model is my Venator. It's my favourite ship design, and the diecast models are really expensive second-hand these days.

    Sure, the control towers of the model are angled weirdly, but it's worth it for the chance to have a Venator.
     
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