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by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Star Wars Films
Topic: J.J. ABRAMS TO WRITE AND DIRECT STAR WARS: EPISODE IX
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: J.J. ABRAMS TO WRITE AND DIRECT STAR WARS: EPISODE IX

I think Ron Howard was an upgrade over Lord + Miller, and I think JJ Abrams is an upgrade over Colin Trevorrow.

Maybe it's being English, and used to seeing football managers sacked and replaced on a weekly basis but this doesn't trouble me in the least.
by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Latest Acquisitions
Replies: 32245
Views: 998019

Re: Latest Acquisitions

Six years i've hunted for these, and today I have them. Unapplied stickers from the Palitoy Death Star... Bless the child who didnt stick these on. My fave item in the whole vintage line is finally 'NRFB' completed... https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21731082_1888358221484291_6756256891...
by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Star Wars Events
Topic: Torquay - May The Toys Be With You - June 17th - Sept 3rd
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Torquay - May The Toys Be With You - June 17th - Sept 3rd

It was a full day for 3 people. Setting it up is a lot more fun than taking it down!
by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Star Wars Events
Topic: Torquay - May The Toys Be With You - June 17th - Sept 3rd
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Torquay - May The Toys Be With You - June 17th - Sept 3rd

Thanks for the kind comments boys. There was a visitors book at Torquay Museum and I noticed some familiar names and reference to SWFUK in there. Some quite frankly, bizzarro comments too, I've made a little video compilation of them. I can't post vids on here, but it's on the facebook page if you w...
by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: When Did The Variant Thing Start ?
Replies: 44
Views: 813

Re: When Did The Variant Thing Start ?

I think it has emerged as a way to keep on collecting once you have a set completed. I actually don't think many of us completed full sets back in the 90's which is why the variant thing never came up. And now that many of us have, and we have a bit more disposable cash these days it's the next thi...
by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: When Did The Variant Thing Start ?
Replies: 44
Views: 813

Re: When Did The Variant Thing Start ?

Variant collecting surely started early on at the start of the hobby with the Vinyl Cape Jawa and Blue Snaggletooth, both very early releases in the toy line and clear as day variants. Im a variant collector myself and after collecting a full loose set, I thought it would be fun to collect an 'alter...
by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Luke farmboy dt
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: Luke farmboy dt

It's a bit of a worry that the inner wont come out as the big end (which you cant see) is one of the best ways to identify fakes. My concern is that this is so chewed and abused, that maybe someone bought a £10 repro and went to town on it, to distress it on purpose. I hope im wrong!
by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Star Wars Films
Topic: The Empire Strikes Back Revisited - Review
Replies: 28
Views: 1185

Re: The Empire Strikes Back Revisited - Review

Couple more Hoth screenshots from Revisited... now with better Rebel Transports and disembarking Snowtroopers (although it looks like the AT AT side hatch opens upwards, that's not very vintage!) https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20914230_2001539183193335_4822644425526554721_n.jpg?oh=5eb...
by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: THE VINTAGE REBELLION : Episode 39 LAUNCHED
Replies: 23
Views: 798

Re: THE VINTAGE REBELLION : Episode 39 LAUNCHED

Grant is leaving? That's v.sad to hear. I hope he might occasionally return like Obi Wan as a force ghost, and gently deliver wise musings... "You'll find that many of the toys we cling to are gimcrack from a certain point of view..." http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/36/590x/sec...
by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Shed Of The Year - vintage SW spotted
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: Shed Of The Year - vintage SW spotted

Here's the bloke that built the ABC Cinema in his back garden... https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/nintchdbpict000291453552-e1483100764242.jpg?strip=all&w=960 http://www.readersheds.co.uk/images/sheds/new/6124-AC4AA66A-E757-CCE5-D59913AD35BC9DF6-2.jpg
by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Shed Of The Year - vintage SW spotted
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: Shed Of The Year - vintage SW spotted

That one is accessed through a regular looking shed. There's a hidden trapdoor and it leads down to that mancave. And actually I just spotted on the little table - there is an AT-AT in that photo after all.
by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Shed Of The Year - vintage SW spotted
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Shed Of The Year - vintage SW spotted

'Shed Of The Year' on Channel 4 last night had a little glimpse of vintage Star Wars with a couple of AT AT Walkers on display amongst the decorations in the shed below (out of shot in the pic). Another shed featured was a reconstructed ABC Cinema, complete with a good amount of cinema memorabilia f...
by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Star Wars Films
Topic: The Empire Strikes Back Revisited - Review
Replies: 28
Views: 1185

Re: The Empire Strikes Back Revisited - Review

This all looks great but like the Star Wars one I have no idea how to download this?! Is there no way that there can just be one link that you just click and download and then it will play? As I'm someone with pretty much zero understanding of this sort of thing is there an idiots guide to this or ...
by Bonsai_Tree_Ent
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Vintage Valuation Requests
Topic: Palitoy Imperial Troop Transporter
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Palitoy Imperial Troop Transporter

The toy is such a beater, and you are wanting to get the best £ for it, so I would suggest selling the empty box as one lot £40, the red battery cover as another £15, and the other removable parts too maybe £20 total. Let this one go towards making some better unbroken examples whole again.

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