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by spoons
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Response to Claims
Replies: 259
Views: 16154

Re: Response to Claims

I'd be a bit concerned about genuine baggies being written off. There is a tendency for state side speacialists to instantly rule out any UK curiosities. These guys are right more often than not, but the Palitoy VC Jawa and Woollies 8 packs have been incorrectly questioned in the past.
by spoons
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Latest Acquisitions
Replies: 32368
Views: 1009828

Re: Latest Acquisitions

Some lovely pieces on here. Particular congrats to Carl on getting your Ben back and Martin for that AT-AT driver 45A, i know how tough they are. Really like the bubble bath Chris and the suit Apack! I picked up my first dixie cups from Doncaster Toy Fair today. Not seen them close up before I love ...
by spoons
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Kenner ROTJ Moc rarity
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: Kenner ROTJ Moc rarity

Some of the ESB figures on offerless 79 backs are very rare. Only released in Australia and very fragile bubbles
by spoons
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: 2017 Collecting Goals, hopes and dreams
Replies: 90
Views: 2726

Re: 2017 Collecting Goals, hopes and dreams

Good question! A simple list for me 1. Han Hoth offerless 48 back (fingers crossed this is currently on its way to Iain's house) Done 2. A Palitoy die cast X-Wing MOC Done 3. A longtime grail that is tantalisingly close and I dont want to Jinx it :mrgreen: Was struggling to remember what this was bu...
by spoons
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: First ever toys as a collector?
Replies: 29
Views: 929

Re: First ever toys as a collector?

First loose were in 1991 - think it was a Luke Stormie for around £1 that got me back in as I had no idea it existed. Can't remember which vehicle I got first but I do remember buying an Imperial Troop Transport from York Races Car Boot for 5 p in 1993 :lol: I bought a snowspeeder from the Corn Exch...
by spoons
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Klaatu over-representation
Replies: 18
Views: 418

Re: Klaatu over-representation

So he's not only over-represented generally, he also has the dubious distinction of being one of the figures with the most variants overall! (http://www.starwarsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=34008). I really do struggle to like him though, and when I first got back into collecting in the earl...
by spoons
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Budget Foreign MOCs - Don't all laugh at once
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Budget Foreign MOCs - Don't all laugh at once

lejackal wrote:

spoons wrote:Die cast is a good way of getting the foreign logos cheap too.
- if only there was a website to tell you all about them :!: shameless plug ahead :lol:



if only :lol: :lol:

Good points on Ledys and Toltoys Grant and Subzero
by spoons
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Budget Foreign MOCs - Don't all laugh at once
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Budget Foreign MOCs - Don't all laugh at once

Good question Carl, Reckon you could put a very nice run of foreign backs together pretty cheap. Harbert R2D2s were £100 up to a couple of years ago, but have gone crazy now. As you say, Meccano Jawa has doen the same. Tsukuda ROTJ figures are still cheap, doesnt seem to be any premium in that stick...
by spoons
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: THE VINTAGE REBELLION : Episode 40 LAUNCHED
Replies: 13
Views: 424

Re: THE VINTAGE REBELLION : Episode 40 LAUNCHED

About half way for me - interesting stuff so far.

As to the chewbacca display debate, there is a further option. Wait to get a chewbacca cardback and swap that with the 3PO.
by spoons
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Vintage Reference Library
Topic: Die cast reference site
Replies: 15
Views: 1215

Re: Die cast reference site

Here's the first new article in a while. Not strictly die cast but some great insight from Colin Cantwell model maker and concept artist behind many of the ships. I never knew the Falcon was originally lizard shaped or the Death Star Trench was an accident! http://vintagestarwarsdiecast.co.uk/featur...
by spoons
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Star Wars Tracker Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 550

Re: Star Wars Tracker Advice

your purchase date solution seems very sensible. setting it very early shouldn't skew the tracker date either. Well just to be clear - any price information you add stays private to yourself, it *never* contributes to the price guide. It's the only way to enforce the integrity of the data and preve...
by spoons
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts
Replies: 54
Views: 2045

Re: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts

some entrepreneurial bright spark is now selling prints of these ads for £5 a pop

cheaper to buy the comic

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302473362345?ul_noapp=true
by spoons
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Star Wars Tracker Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 550

Re: Star Wars Tracker Advice

Hi, Struggling a little with the portfolio section. The tool/settings button is really hard to hit on my mobile. And I need it to edit things, it also insists on a purchase date and location. Just had a look and I think I know what you mean about the tool/settings button. I do insist on a purchase ...
by spoons
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Star Wars Tracker Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 550

Re: Star Wars Tracker Advice

I just signed up for he free trial, and it does look really comprehensive. Struggling a little with the portfolio section. The tool/settings button is really hard to hit on my mobile. And I need it to edit things, it also insists on a purchase date and location. Some of the stuff I own is from too l...
by spoons
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts
Replies: 54
Views: 2045

Re: Old Comic Star Wars Adverts

There are some really terrific ads in this thread. Many thanks to all the posters, but especially spoons for the latest flood of gold :-) No problem at all. I love these things and will post more as I read my way through the old comics Mark - could you have seen them in a UK version of a US comic? ...

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