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by Wreck-It Ralph
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Telescopic, or not Telescopic, that is the Question?
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Telescopic, or not Telescopic, that is the Question?

I'm sure that AFA would be able to tell. There are a number of tells as AJ has pointed out that it would be pretty catastrophic if AFA couldn't I'd a bona fide DT sabre from a broken tip saber. http://www.imperialgunnery.com/lightsabers Sorry that is not what I mean. Assuming it is in fact a DT Sab...
by Wreck-It Ralph
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Telescopic, or not Telescopic, that is the Question?
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Telescopic, or not Telescopic, that is the Question?

Derby said the break point on the shaft just up from the tip is only found on DTs https://www.hakes.com/Image/MediumRes/220272/4/image.jpg So what if it is a double telescopic sabre with a broken tip (broken before it was put in the bubble) would AFA be able to differentiate between a fully retract...
by Wreck-It Ralph
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Investor or Collector?
Replies: 28
Views: 873

Re: Investor or Collector?

To call it *investing* implies that you are eventually going to realize any profit and cash in at some stage. That's certainly not me, I'd find it too hard to part with any of the items I've spent so long chasing. As for an investment, it's probably the riskiest thing you could ever sink money into...
by Wreck-It Ralph
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Telescopic, or not Telescopic, that is the Question?
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Telescopic, or not Telescopic, that is the Question?

I read a post on Facebook (Fount of Knowledge) that claimed the MOC Telescopic Vader for sale at the Hakes Auction could in fact be a broken tip and not actually a telescopic saber even though it is AFA graded, is this possible?
by Wreck-It Ralph
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Investor or Collector?
Replies: 28
Views: 873

Re: Investor or Collector?

I think I am more Collector than Investor as I don't see what I collect as a particularly good investment which means I am either stupid or I have a passion for it, hopefully not the former. If we look at rare vintage MOC as an example from a financial investment perspective: 1. Rarity can not be es...
by Wreck-It Ralph
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Advice on display of 12 back
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: Advice on display of 12 back

I have a number of reseals and damaged cards, one of which is a torn litho area of a LFB 12 back with no bubble. I would like to source a bubble for this but would like to repair the litho tear as well. The bubble would need to be an original bubble ( yes I would need to research to ensure I had th...
by Wreck-It Ralph
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Investor or Collector?
Replies: 28
Views: 873

Re: Investor or Collector?

Collector and investor. I collect, but I invest my time and patience in learning about and collecting the things I enjoy collecting, the payoff in that investment is, I learn more, I build a collection I know about, I enjoy my interaction with a community of likeminded enthusiasts, I will keep coll...
by Wreck-It Ralph
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Investor or Collector?
Replies: 28
Views: 873

Investor or Collector?

With so many well established Asset Classes why would an Investor pick Star Wars to Invest in, do Star Wars Investors exist or are we all just Collectors?
by Wreck-It Ralph
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: When was the last time you saw a carded figure out in the wild?
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: When was the last time you saw a carded figure out in the wild?

I remember going into a large shop near Malaga in Costa Del Sol around 1985 with my Dad and there were loads of MOC'S hanging on the wall. I don't remember what they were but I presume they were tri logo and there must have been at least 50 if not more and I didn't buy one.
by Wreck-It Ralph
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Where do you buy Rare MOC?
Replies: 30
Views: 1014

Re: Where do you buy Rare MOC?

[I guess I have been lucky with all of my deals/purchases so far as they have taken weeks or sometimes days so patience has not been an issue for me. I have accepted I will have to be patient for certain items like 30 Back Fett as they are so rarely available for sale. 3 years seems like a very lon...
by Wreck-It Ralph
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: How Many Known Examples Exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: How Many Known Examples Exist?

That Hoth Trooper story is pretty awesome, i'm taking it owners of other examples spotted this news online and checked what they had in their collections and found the same one that they never knew they had, then decided to cash in on it's rarity, which is why several of them surfaced just after yo...
by Wreck-It Ralph
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: How Many Known Examples Exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: How Many Known Examples Exist?

This question and topic should always be considered when some clown appears on eBay or FB etc listing a piece as extremely rare because “there are only 3 known graded examples” :!: There may also be 20 known ungraded examples :!: :!: and indeed many unknown examples :!: :!: :!: This is a conversati...
by Wreck-It Ralph
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: When was the last time you saw a carded figure out in the wild?
Replies: 22
Views: 891

Re: When was the last time you saw a carded figure out in the wild?

I wonder what it is like in other countries with other franchises like Glasslite in Brazil, it would be nice to stumble across a MOC Vlix in a little corner shop.
by Wreck-It Ralph
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Where do you buy Rare MOC?
Replies: 30
Views: 1014

Re: Where do you buy Rare MOC?

Thanks for all you responses. Looks like I will have to improve my networking skills as to date they have been poor. You will more likely to succeed in networking on forums with old timers, show offs on FB are usually newbies and they may or may not have the rare items you want. Locating the item i...
by Wreck-It Ralph
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: How Many Known Examples Exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 898

Re: How Many Known Examples Exist?

This question and topic should always be considered when some clown appears on eBay or FB etc listing a piece as extremely rare because “there are only 3 known graded examples” :!: There may also be 20 known ungraded examples :!: :!: and indeed many unknown examples :!: :!: :!: As Jon says above ne...

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