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Your Star Wars Collecting quirks

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by PadmeLeiaJaina, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. Mr. Forest

    Mr. Forest Force Ghost star 5

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    Nov 1, 2012
    1) What are your favorite Star Wars things to collect? (Specific toy lines, vintage, figure sizes, statues, is your collection character-specific? Etc.)
    Right now, I am mainly collecting things related to Tallie Lintra or just new SW home media releases (bring on those 4K restorations!).

    2) What sorts of triggers for an item will jump it to the top of your priority list to buy it? (Price-point, uniqueness, rareness, quality, etc.)
    Accuracy > quality > rareness > price-point

    3) Conversely, what triggers immediately turn you off from acquiring something?
    Knock-offs or poor execution of the product.

    4) What's your greatest find/steal/deal to date?
    The printing plates two separate Tallie collectible cards.

    5) What's your Holy Grail (Item that's unobtainable for you at this time for whatever reason) but on your ultimate dream list to own?
    I don't know. An autograph from Hermoine Corfield? Tallie's on screen helmet that would never fit my head?

    6) If you had a say in a new merchandising line to come into being, what would you want to see?
    A Black Series Tallie. A Funko POP! of Tallie. A bust/statue of Tallie.

    7) What lines do you have zero interest in collecting, and why?
    Any "fad". Nothing like the Forces of Destiny line, please.

    8) How do you display your collection? If it's currently packed away, how would you display it if you could? / How would your dream display look?
    It's currently packed away because I just moved and the old shelves I had wouldn't survive another.

    9) Will you be out buying on Force Friday? What sorts of things are you looking forward to?
    I will go out and look at new merchandise, but I doubt I will buy anything. I'm not sure what they could offer that will get me to buy anything new from TROS.

    10) Any big regrets on things you didn't pick up, gave away, or lost?
    I regret allowing a friend to borrow my family's VHS trilogy set of Star Wars Special Editions back in '98. Never got them back before he moved the same week.

    11) Finally, if you had say in a CURRENT merchandising line and had a say in making improvements/changes to it, what would your suggestions be?
    Upgrade your quality and make more OT and PT stuff to get a lot of us back into the collecting game. And for the love of the Force, give me some new Tallie merch.[/QUOTE]
     
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  2. Viper78

    Viper78 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Jan 11, 2016
    1) What are your favorite Star Wars things to collect? (Specific toy lines, vintage, figure sizes, statues, is your collection character-specific? Etc.)
    I have nothing specific, as a child I was always interested in the toy ships and figures so I tend to look out for these in good condition, also video games and model kits.

    2) What sorts of triggers for an item will jump it to the top of your priority list to buy it? (Price-point, uniqueness, rareness, quality, etc.)
    Rareness, condition and price.


    3) Conversely, what triggers immediately turn you off from acquiring something?
    Condition and price.


    4) What's your greatest find/steal/deal to date?
    Probably the biggest bargain was a brand new Code 3 Millennium Falcon for just £80.

    I also just bought a brand new and still sealed 1997 VHS Silver Widescreen SE trilogy for £15, although I have the Gold SE Trilogy which I bought in 1997, it's a nice addition to my old film collection so I couldn't resist!


    5) What's your Holy Grail (Item that's unobtainable for you at this time for whatever reason) but on your ultimate dream list to own?
    It would have to be the Master Replicas's Millennium Falcon signed by Harrison Ford.


    6) If you had a say in a new merchandising line to come into being, what would you want to see?
    A 4K release of the of the original version of the OT which also has the 4K Special Edition included.


    7) What lines do you have zero interest in collecting, and why?
    Not too fussed about collecting anything from the animated series except maybe the Ghost.


    8) How do you display your collection? If it's currently packed away, how would you display it if you could? / How would your dream display look?
    Most is packed away due to lack of space but I would like a spare room to display everything.


    9) Will you be out buying on Force Friday? What sorts of things are you looking forward to?
    If I have funds available.


    10) Any big regrets on things you didn't pick up, gave away, or lost?
    A family member gave away my near entire Star Wars collection to charity when I was a teenager in the Mid 90's, this was without my knowledge. A fifteen year collection of ships (including my beloved Millennium Falcon) and figures vanished from my bedroom cupboard, luckily my die-cast ship collection survived.

    Still hurts to this day:_|

    11) Finally, if you had say in a CURRENT merchandising line and had a say in making improvements/changes to it, what would your suggestions be?

    I'd like to see a re-release of the OT ships as they were originally, no added sounds or lights, that way I can restart my lost collection.
     
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  3. whostheBossk

    whostheBossk Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Apr 16, 2002
    1) What are your favorite Star Wars things to collect? (Specific toy lines, vintage, figure sizes, statues, is your collection character-specific? Etc.)

    Vintage and some modern 3.75" figures, vehicles and playsets!

    2) What sorts of triggers for an item will jump it to the top of your priority list to buy it? (Price-point, uniqueness, rareness, quality, etc.)

    Price point- try to buy only when on clearance or just released. Clearance to army build or put a peg warmer out of peg misery and just released pertaining to new released 3.75 figures or hard to find other lines.

    3) Conversely, what triggers immediately turn you off from acquiring something?

    Non clearanced items older than one year still on shelves/pegs.

    4) What's your greatest find/steal/deal to date?

    Bought a vintage Vader Case full of figures and weapons for $75. Won an auction for vintage carded figures and a loose Yak Face. Sold most the lot which paid for the Yak Face.

    5) What's your Holy Grail (Item that's unobtainable for you at this time for whatever reason) but on your ultimate dream list to own?

    Vinyl Cape Jawa

    6) If you had a say in a new merchandising line to come into being, what would you want to see?

    Continue the Vintage Retro line with never before vintage made figures (like the Tarkin they did).

    7) What lines do you have zero interest in collecting, and why?

    Funko/Legos/ all but 3.75.

    8) How do you display your collection? If it's currently packed away, how would you display it if you could? / How would your dream display look?
    Currently use five or six open book cases/shelve units with four nice locked display cases. Trying to get more lockable flat display cases to do planet diaromas combining both vintage and modern. If obtained along with nicely detailed shelf diaromas with proper lighting, theatrical poster frames would be a dream! Along with the space!

    9) Will you be out buying on Force Friday? What sorts of things are you looking forward to?

    Absolutely, so move over or dont beat me if you get to the 3.75 figure aisle lol.

    10) Any big regrets on things you didn't pick up, gave away, or lost?

    My original figures from my childhood.
    11) Finally, if you had say in a CURRENT merchandising line and had a say in making improvements/changes to it, what would your suggestions be?

    Make more of our beloved Star Wars merchandise available at retail!!!!
     
  4. TIE Mechanic

    TIE Mechanic Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Sep 1, 2019
    I don't have much: all the movie DVD's, some novels, some comics and a few TIE fighter models (well, all the Hot Wheels SW Starship and Hasbro Black series TIE's and a few others).


    I don't know, I just buy what I like, but I'm not obsessive about it and I can take or leave much of the merchandise. The Hot Wheels Elite FO TIE is on my list.

    The kiddy factor or any obvious exploitation of the franchise without attention to detail.

    The Hot Wheels Elite ESB Tie Fighter model at half price.

    An authentic looking TIE fighter pilot helmet replica.

    An affordable TIE Fighter pilot helmet replica.

    Most to be honest. Simply because I'm not much of a collector anymore.

    I have a shelf in a built in wardrobe, but my collection is quite small.

    No, and I don't even know what Force Friday is about.

    Not really.

    Yes, Hot Wheels, please improve your Starship packaging as it warps the wings of the vehicles.
     
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  5. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost star 6

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    May 23, 2002
    That's horrible. I'm so sorry for you :(
     
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  6. cathiecat

    cathiecat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Mar 24, 2005
    I always hate to see that happen to someone, my cousin had 1000's of dollars of comics, SW toys, marionettes,matchbox and hot wheels cars, and his mom through it all out when he left for college. Whereas, my grandmother that raised me never collected anything so she never saw the point in keeping things, as a result whenever the urge hit her to clean and downsize she would give away any of my stuff while I was away at school (elementary, Jr high, and Sr high)(she also threw out my pink blanket I had had since I was like two years old. I was about seven and came home and it wasn't on my bed. I suffered complete devastation for a several weeks) as if I wouldn't notice any of my things missing. There is no telling how much my stuff through the years, that is considered collectible, would have been worth. Though for me, it's not the money, it's the nostalgia, I did manage to hold on to a few things and I still have them, while every so often I get an urge to replace one of my past figures, dolls, etc and I have replaced quite a few items between ebay and other sites.
     
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  7. Viper78

    Viper78 Jedi Knight star 1

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    Jan 11, 2016
    Thanks, I'm still feeling sorry for myself 25 years later!

    It's my Millennium Falcon that I really miss the most, it was the first Star Wars ship which I got and that was around 82/83. I'd made some special modifications like adding a mini blasted like in the Hoth scene in TESB. A few years ago I bought the mid 90's "Power of the Force" Millennium Falcon for my son which he loved but I've not got around to buying myself a vintage Falcon yet.


    It's brutal when it happens, I struggled when I was a teenager but it must have been heartbreaking to happen as a child. It's the same for me, it's sentimental value rather than the money. It felt like a big part of my childhood had been given away and I very much doubt that my collection would have been worth much as it was all very well played with.
     
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  8. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    May 25, 2002
    Not SW-related but I was at the last NY Yankees game before the stadium was closed for refurbishment in the mid 1970s. People went a bit nuts after the game and started ripping seats out, etc. I didn't rip but I got hold of one that was loose. I hauled that seat back to CT on the subway and train. It was in our finished basement for years. I went off to college and it wasn't there when I came home - my parents had cleared out 'trash'. God knows what it would go for on eBay if I still had it.