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by ScruffyLookingNH
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Bib Fortuna The Sausage Lady and other amusing names
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Bib Fortuna The Sausage Lady and other amusing names

I can't remember any childhood names I had for figures, but I heard a funny one on Facebook the other day. Someone called Yak Face "Rare"....
by ScruffyLookingNH
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Modern Collecting
Topic: The LEGO Corner
Replies: 738
Views: 37538

Re: The LEGO Corner

Do vintage Lego sets sell for a premium if still factory sealed? The reason I ask is that I have an unopened set from late 70s early 80s and could do with generating some funds to help with an engine rebuild. If the set in question (375) goes for £130'ish complete and boxed on eBay, what do you thi...
by ScruffyLookingNH
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: What's the most confusing toy?
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: What's the most confusing toy?

I hadn't considered any SW toys as confusing until this point. Some daft, yes, but not confusing. However, this does qualify. How, for a start, can you have a base that attacks things? From the earliest concept it is a defensive structure. Also, good point on the whole Imperial thing. They would hav...
by ScruffyLookingNH
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Latest Acquisitions
Replies: 32120
Views: 955749

Re: Latest Acquisitions

Not the most mainstream SW item, admittedly, but you can't deny it's not vintage! 1978 Lyons Maid cardboard advertising board. Used by shops and usually found in a window. Thankfully the colours are bright so this must have been out of the sun. Some smart shopkeeper chopped up a price list sticker (...
by ScruffyLookingNH
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Figure of the week-Dixie Cups
Replies: 15
Views: 777

Re: Figure of the week-Dixie Cups

Very cool, Ricky. The art, descriptions and boxes make these very worthy items for any collection. Great to see them properly :)
by ScruffyLookingNH
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Vintage Valuation Requests
Topic: Palitoy MOC hybrid Greedo
Replies: 24
Views: 462

Re: Palitoy MOC hybrid Greedo

Echo the above. A nice buy, Edd. Worthwhile spending the extra for the better condition items which do carry that premium. But leave it longer in this market and they'll just cost more and more...
by ScruffyLookingNH
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Classic Collectables in Leek?
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Classic Collectables in Leek?

This is a great little shop, little being the operative word. I've been there a couple of times and even bought a few loose, complete figures and a couple of comics from there. Can't remember the guy's name but he's a nice bloke and prices are negotiable. I'd have been half a dozen times but his ope...
by ScruffyLookingNH
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Vintage Valuation Requests
Topic: Palitoy MOC hybrid Greedo
Replies: 24
Views: 462

Re: Palitoy MOC hybrid Greedo

Not the one on eBay by any chance ;) Some fool on Facebook paid £800 for a graded one from eBay a couple of weeks ago. :shock: That's insane- what the fuck is wrong with people? ..... ... ......I should sell up now. be laughing all the way to the bank. £800! ...... You can't retire just yet, Grant,...
by ScruffyLookingNH
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Valuation Requests
Topic: 1883 Airfix x wing fighter in box
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: 1883 Airfix x wing fighter in box

With the slight foxing and out of its cellophane these are about £20-£25. Lovely item.
by ScruffyLookingNH
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: The rise and fall, and rise and fall of Dominoes, Leicester
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: The rise and fall, and rise and fall of Dominoes, Leicester

Dominoes was the toy shop in Leicester in the eighties. I actually don't remember what figures I had or bought from my childhood but what I do recollect is they came from Dominoes. Every week my mum would take me and my brother there with our pocket money and we would get a new figure. The shop was...
by ScruffyLookingNH
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Latest Acquisitions
Replies: 32120
Views: 955749

Re: Latest Acquisitions

Carl, it's great you've found a suitable budget Vader and he looks the absolute mutts for what you got him for. That card will flatten out just fine under some books after a week or two. Seahawks, that Helix stuff is very cool indeed. I've been gradually emptying a counter unit of it, too, and have ...
by ScruffyLookingNH
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: The rise and fall, and rise and fall of Dominoes, Leicester
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: The rise and fall, and rise and fall of Dominoes, Leicester

lejackal wrote:http://starwarsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27385


It only occurred to me to search the forum after posting this up :roll:

Did you make it to the brief period they reopened at Fenwicks?
by ScruffyLookingNH
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: The rise and fall, and rise and fall of Dominoes, Leicester
Replies: 7
Views: 241

The rise and fall, and rise and fall of Dominoes, Leicester

A (very) recent purchase caused me to look into a toy shop called Dominos in Leicester. It sounds like it was an absolutely amazing toyshop in it's day. Any forum members (looking at you, Laurence Dyer!) remember it or been there? Trying to get in touch with Steve Sansom who took it over from his fa...
by ScruffyLookingNH
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Action Figure Display Diorama (Pride Displays)
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Action Figure Display Diorama (Pride Displays)

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Not much. Loose as low as a tenner if you're lucky and MISB maybe up to £60 or so. Great stands, modern or not.
by ScruffyLookingNH
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Star Wars Items for Sale
Topic: Princess leia autograph
Replies: 20
Views: 459

Re: Princess leia autograph

Nice to know when you get stung and robbed everyone can have a laugh at that person's misfortune. It might not seem a lot to some but we haven't all got lots of money to spare and some of us have to save hard and do without to try and get a collection together. I'm down what is to me a bit of money...

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