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by Lee Bullock
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Elliott Ashton - Memorial Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 911

Elliott Ashton - Memorial Thread

I am very sad to report that an old school UK collector, and dear friend to many of us - Elliott Ashton passed away yesterday, he had been ill for sometime. Many of us here knew Elliott and all deeply mourn his passing. Here’s to the great memories at the NEC shows dude! Please share your memories a...
by Lee Bullock
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Latest Acquisitions
Replies: 34398
Views: 1334738

Re: Latest Acquisitions

Had this for a couple of months but figured I would add this to the fold. Here is the australian Toltoys Star Wars Darth Vader. The text on the box was completely reblocked to exclude the 15" designation. There are less than 10 of these bad boys known - second only to the ESB Vader in Australia...
by Lee Bullock
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Star Wars Items for Sale
Topic: Original Accessories...loads of 'em!
Replies: 19
Views: 2406

Re: Original Accessories...loads of 'em!

Endor Commando Rifle: £6
Luke Stormtrooper Helmet: £30
Endor Blaster (blue/grey): £19

If available mate
by Lee Bullock
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: RotJ yellow bubbles
Replies: 20
Views: 1320

Re: RotJ yellow bubbles

Just listened to that podcast, didn't have a clue what he was talking about! Far too scientific. And there is no conclusive evidence what makes them yellow and brittle. It's pretty obvious that plastic degrades over time and once it's extremely yellowed is likely to start breaking apart. Unfortunat...
by Lee Bullock
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Latest Acquisitions
Replies: 34398
Views: 1334738

Re: Latest Acquisitions

VERY happy to add this gem to the Large Size Action Figure Asylum!!

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by Lee Bullock
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Any new stories to do with dealing with the other half?
Replies: 37
Views: 2617

Re: Any new stories to do with dealing with the other half?

I was upfront from day one with Julie - I have been collecting for 28 years, I have travel over the world with this stuff, 50% of my friends are from the hobby - my collection is going nowhere. And she is mega cool with that! She still glazes over when I explain the minutiae of variances in logo siz...
by Lee Bullock
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: What's your most & least favourite type of SW toys to collect?
Replies: 30
Views: 1920

Re: What's your most & least favourite type of SW toys to collect?

Likes: Large Size Action Figures (duh!), Palitoy logo MOC, Early Palitoy Vehicles and Playsets, major loose variants, Beyond the Toys stuff No interest: Micro Collection, Top Toys, most Jedi logo stuff, AFA grade chasing, baggies, Poch variants Former foci/just an admiring spectator: foreign MOC, bo...
by Lee Bullock
Thu May 25, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: ESB Leia Bespin - Toy Toni identification
Replies: 24
Views: 1628

Re: ESB Leia Bespin - Toy Toni identification

This kind of highlights the problem with TT - there are few universal tells and its become a minefield. I have got the the point that I am wary of ANY mint palitoy 45b, 45c or 65 back and german/Clipper cards.
by Lee Bullock
Thu May 25, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: ESB Leia Bespin - Toy Toni identification
Replies: 24
Views: 1628

Re: ESB Leia Bespin - Toy Toni identification

My understanding is that this having a triangular punch that this is a indicator for a TT.

Lee
by Lee Bullock
Tue May 02, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Star Wars Events
Topic: What's happening at Jeff Glanville stand at FF?
Replies: 14
Views: 2070

Re: What's happening at Jeff Glanville stand at FF?

I think aggression and confrontation will be extremely counter-productive. At the moment he hasnt gone to ground and that is a good thing for people owed money. Lets have a good, friendly and open FF. If you want to take Jeff to task there is a time, place and a way of doing it. Now someone who is o...
by Lee Bullock
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Faded/Discoloured grey plastic on stored Star Wars Vehicles
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Faded/Discoloured grey plastic on stored Star Wars Vehicles

I was the guest on the Podcast on this subject. It's oxidation causing cross-linking of the Carbon bonds which weakens the structure and makes it change colour. UV and sunlight isn't only cause - a major cause is elevated temperature. A rule of thumb is every 10 degree Celsius rise in temperature do...
by Lee Bullock
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Star Wars Items for Sale
Topic: 100ish star cases for sale can split if required
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: 100ish star cases for sale can split if required

I'll have them at 50 notes mate
by Lee Bullock
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Star Wars Events
Topic: last ever donnington toy fair today
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Re: last ever donnington toy fair today

It was Donnington that Monica Deagan had the Clipper LSAF cases of Lukes and Leias - I picked up a sealed, case fresh Luke for £80 back in 1992. In fact I strongly suspect that all the sealed or NRFB Clippers out there come from this find.
by Lee Bullock
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: What would be your ultimate miscard?
Replies: 39
Views: 1485

Re: What would be your ultimate miscard?

For me...

Death Star Droid on a solid limb C3PO card SW or ESB
Boba Fett on a Stormtrooper card (the clone connection)
Imperial Dignitary on Trilogo Anakin card
Emperor on Trilogo Imperial Diginitary card
Imperial Commander on ATAT Commander card (General Veers? watchu talkin' about mama!)
by Lee Bullock
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Long term solution for tape sealed boxes/baggies etc?
Replies: 16
Views: 866

Re: Long term solution for tape sealed boxes/baggies etc?

I really think let time take its course - the contents are sealed and the box hinge uncreased. I think adding new tape is like gluing down a lift on a carded figure. You still have a great looking piece that is shop stock without retaping.

Lee

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