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by Dannywhiteley
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Becoming desensitised to money due to collecting?
Replies: 28
Views: 491

Re: Becoming desensitised to money due to collecting?

Over the years you just get used to spending more on stuff and as your working career (hopefully) progresses you have a little more disposable income to support it. I remember my first £10, £100, £500 and recently £1k purchases. Each one a milestone, but justified if you are getting a decent deal th...
by Dannywhiteley
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Becoming desensitised to money due to collecting?
Replies: 28
Views: 491

Re: Becoming desensitised to money due to collecting?

One that always gets to me is that I can spend $100s of dollars for an item online with no issues (via eBay, FaceBook, etc.) but when at an actual toy show, with physical cash in hand (and with the actual item in hand as well), it ALWAYS is much more difficult to justify purchasing said item. Proba...
by Dannywhiteley
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Sellers to Avoid
Topic: Avoid this seller
Replies: 24
Views: 575

Re: Avoid this seller

Post back an empty box with recorded delivery :lol:
by Dannywhiteley
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Destruction of ships/vehicles is getting too much.
Replies: 14
Views: 408

Re: Destruction of ships/vehicles is getting too much.

No different to a car breakers yard imo. The parts usually end up going back to build full ships again (perhaps childhood toys) so apart from the cost, which does get a bit silly, I don't really see a major problem. Controversial perhaps? Anything in parts will generally cost more than a complete it...
by Dannywhiteley
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Reproduction Weapons
Replies: 76
Views: 2711

Re: Reproduction Weapons

Hate to say I purchased a set of these last week to see what they are like in person. Cost me £5 plus post for a set of 16 and on first glance they are quite good. There are some obvious tells on them, especially the imperial blaster, but unfortunately many people will get taken by these and the hob...
by Dannywhiteley
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Yellowing bubbles - observations
Replies: 34
Views: 3505

Re: Yellowing bubbles - observations

My thoughts are that plastic quality is the number one factor, with off gassing number two and environmental conditions either speeding up or delaying the deterioration. In 75 years will any still be clear, I don't think so. Which will last longest? Probably early SW and Trilogo as so far these seem...
by Dannywhiteley
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Cardback Top Tips
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Cardback Top Tips

Is the bigger one from Taiwan?
by Dannywhiteley
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Reproduction Weapons
Replies: 76
Views: 2711

Re: Reproduction Weapons

It's exactly the same as saying, I can't afford every boxed item or foreign carded figure but I want them all so I'm just going to buy repro for my whole collection and lie to myself. You might as well just have a photo of said item as essentially that's all it is. No historical context, no value, n...
by Dannywhiteley
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Reproduction Weapons
Replies: 76
Views: 2711

Re: Reproduction Weapons

The factory didn't make those decisions. But you knew that right?
by Dannywhiteley
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Card back rarity.
Replies: 15
Views: 648

Re: Card back rarity.

Kellerman did something similar in his book, needed updating as soon as printed though but at least gave the known examples of not relative rarity.
by Dannywhiteley
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Reproduction Weapons
Replies: 76
Views: 2711

Re: Reproduction Weapons

Like anything achieved very quickly, it's not appreciated the same as something that's taken time, effort and research to achieve. As a result the likelihood of a £1 BIN collector dumping their collection in 12 months time is exponentially increased. Does that person care if their repros end up in t...
by Dannywhiteley
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Reproduction Weapons
Replies: 76
Views: 2711

Re: Reproduction Weapons

Using the term; 'lazy mans collection' is not helpful when describing the collection habits of people who don't have the funds or time to search out genuine vintage parts for their figure. They are every bit a valuable member of the collecting community as anyone else. Actually I'd argue this point...
by Dannywhiteley
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Reproduction Weapons
Replies: 76
Views: 2711

Re: Reproduction Weapons

Anything repro devalues your collection to the extent you might as well stick a toothpick in Luke's arm than a repro DT sabre.
by Dannywhiteley
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Rarity perception
Replies: 15
Views: 686

Re: Rarity perception

Chances of it being a wax sculpt? Haha :lol:
by Dannywhiteley
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Rarity perception
Replies: 15
Views: 686

Re: Rarity perception

Fair enough, we disagree. I think that using the noun definition that describes the "actual holy grail" (not even confirmed to exist and likely one of the most valuable and revered things on the planet if ever discovered) probably doesn't belong in SW collecting anyway. Personally I think ...

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