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by chipsteak
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Imperial Blaster Colour Question
Replies: 24
Views: 259

Re: Imperial Blaster Colour Question

I've always thought there's a relative abundance of light blue Imperial Blasters out there considering it only officially appeared with two figures and the Survival Kit. This has made me wonder if it did regularly appear where it shouldn't. However, I've also thought that their abundance in the mark...
by chipsteak
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Send away offer paperwork Palitoy/Kenner Parker 1984/85
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Send away offer paperwork Palitoy/Kenner Parker 1984/85

I never kept anything including cardbacks due to my like of cutting things out with scissors: characters, logos. And not for any real purpose. If there was a scrapbook or colage I could now have seen the masterplan.
by chipsteak
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Star Wars Films
Topic: 3 more movies announced from GoT Writers
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: 3 more movies announced from GoT Writers

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that at least one of these projects won't get to production or will have director(s) changed to 'a safe pair of hands'.
by chipsteak
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: You try and help some people.......
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: You try and help some people.......

Would this man perhaps only use social media as a guide to prices, believe that everything is sold at the absolute top end of its value and have a suspicion that everything sold anywhere else for less is a fake because he can't tell the difference anyway? Utter guesswork on my part. Awesome price, b...
by chipsteak
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Toy toni crystal ball!!
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: Toy toni crystal ball!!

Yes. I know hindsite is a wonderful thing but, in retrospect, he was hiding in plain sight. I think I've got one Toni, and people more learned than I disagree. But I was certainly conned by the recent ( and i know lesser ) floating repro weapons fraud and, again looking back, I thought 'these are di...
by chipsteak
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Stickers on Mocs
Replies: 18
Views: 380

Re: Stickers on Mocs

They add value to me too. The fact that they subtract value for the world at large makes them a win/ win as far as I'm concerned. I'm more ambivalent toward overseas price labels but show me a UK label and I'm gushing. I don't have any strong feelings of nationality but show me a British distributed...
by chipsteak
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 6, 2018, Part 2/2
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 6, 2018, Part 2/2

I've actually got my eye on a 12" threepio. I'm working my way through the 12" line of large man's sized figures for hardnuts. Actually just the non-human characters. Those people ones with their actual clothes do look a bit like dolls! To tell the truth I've never loved the C3P0 one. He l...
by chipsteak
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?
Replies: 83
Views: 1830

Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

In addition to that, I have wondered if some future humans might give a shit about our stuff inside a more general hobby of collecting 20th century film memorabilia like classic film cinema posters so on. I do think of Star Wars as a kind of king-pin of collecting, a little bit like stamps and coins...
by chipsteak
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?
Replies: 83
Views: 1830

Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

I thought most of the posts here were along the lines of 'just be thankful for what you've got'. Eventually, ultimately... as a summation after some middle aged griping of course.
by chipsteak
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Stickers on Mocs
Replies: 18
Views: 380

Re: Stickers on Mocs

The only stickers I don"t enjoy are POTF Coin Offer labels. I own one - an ESB Lobot. I bought that one as I enjoy the fact that it presumably sat unwanted from 1981 until it got POTF-stickered in 1985.
by chipsteak
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Vintage Valuation Requests
Topic: Fett - name cut out
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Fett - name cut out

Jesus I was such a good little boy. That's some brass neck required in going into John Menzies, balls out, with scissors cutting out nameplates. I'd have never hung about with those boys.Looking back, I wish I did though. :lol:
by chipsteak
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Toy toni crystal ball!!
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: Toy toni crystal ball!!

Is the make-them-at-home-guy a man with serious suspicions and no proof so fancied a joke, I wonder. It's a peculiar thing to say. I can't imagine thanking someone for a lovely MOC and joking they it's so good it's like you made it yourself. Then following it with a great many exclamation marks. I ...
by chipsteak
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Toy toni crystal ball!!
Replies: 22
Views: 646

Re: Toy toni crystal ball!!

Is the make-them-at-home-guy a man with serious suspicions and no proof so fancied a joke, I wonder. It's a peculiar thing to say. I can't imagine thanking someone for a lovely MOC and joking they it's so good it's like you made it yourself. Then following it with a great many exclamation marks. BTW...
by chipsteak
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?
Replies: 83
Views: 1830

Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

I thought I was at a loose end for checking every auction that mentioned simply Star Wars to find the vaguely described ones at the height of my enthusiasm and aforementioned boredom. Then I heard of a man who waded through every toy listing to find the ones that never even mentioned Star Wars. I dr...
by chipsteak
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?
Replies: 83
Views: 1830

Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Yes, job lots were a large part of why I have a collection. I'm sure we've both watched job lots with weapons in them, for example, hoping to save a few quid at the expense of an afternoon's work relisting the unwanted ones. For nowt. I did feel great quite recently when I effectively got a complete...

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