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by TK-7785
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Astons auction
Replies: 30
Views: 480

Re: Astons auction

Tbf the vectis stuff makes Aston’s lots look like tat, so can see why people didn’t bother Surprised the sealed hoth rescue went so cheap though as I know they go for around 1k+ in nice condition How much was it? (Apologies for not using google) It went for £830 with commission, so not too far out ...
by TK-7785
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Restoration advice
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Restoration advice

Avoid using anything abrasive. You'll only end up damaging the plastic. Soak it in methylated spirits for 5 mins. This will soften is sufficiently to enable you to pick off the paint with a plastic implement.

Chris
by TK-7785
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Astons auction
Replies: 30
Views: 480

Re: Astons auction

The run of the mill stuff went for market or above. The beater job lots of figures, well, what can you say? Crazy money. Apart the beaters :?: Is this a sign there is a slow down / recession in SW vintage? Possibly. Time will tell. You could read into it that a lot of collectors who got back into c...
by TK-7785
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Rarity perception
Replies: 14
Views: 252

Rarity perception

This one bounces around my noggin every once in a while and after watching yesterday's auction at Aston's I thought I'd throw it out there for discussion. There seems to often be a disparity between the relative rarity and the prices attained or expected of comparable items in this hobby. Everyone k...
by TK-7785
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Astons auction
Replies: 30
Views: 480

Re: Astons auction

Anyone know what the Droids Fett went for? Bids went to £1200 but the lot passed. Didn't meet the reserve which i believe was £1400. Can't see why the auctioneer didn't use their discretion and let it go for that. They probably could have squeezed it to £1400 if they worked a little harder to sell ...
by TK-7785
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 37, 2018, Part 2/2
Replies: 19
Views: 211

Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 37, 2018, Part 2/2

Hi andy, I hope you find one for your great collection :wink: thanks Lars, I used to pass on these when they were £40 thinking that was too much for three common figures and a box. How times change :lol: I agree prices is crazy today and have been for many many years. I bought mine nearly 10 years ...
by TK-7785
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Astons auction
Replies: 30
Views: 480

Re: Astons auction

I should have been working. Did anyone win anything nice. I got nothing towards the end i thought some MOC's went at OK prices possibly everyone was skint. Aaaaaand that's were i got my "bargains". :lol: I got properly outbid on the items I had earmarked, so bought a couple of the MOCs ri...
by TK-7785
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Astons auction
Replies: 30
Views: 480

Re: Astons auction

Mini99 wrote:Haven’t you lot got any work to do! :lol:


Self employed, mate. I cleared it with the boss. :wink:
by TK-7785
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Astons auction
Replies: 30
Views: 480

Re: Astons auction

Stubbs wrote:I cant wait to see what the moc's go for. But i also noticed all the loose going to the same person i dont know wye she felt the need to mention that.


Probably one of those Ebay dealers that list individual beater figures for £10 Buy It Now. :roll: :lol:
by TK-7785
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Astons auction
Replies: 30
Views: 480

Re: Astons auction

Those loose lots have just gone for daft prices! And from the sounds of it, most have gone to the same bidder...probably a "dealer". Good luck making profit on that. :roll:

And then two loose complete Jabbas and Taun Taun for £100 plus commission (£127). Riiiiiiiiiiight!
by TK-7785
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Astons auction
Replies: 30
Views: 480

Re: Astons auction

Yes, wouldn't be the first time repro has been seen here. Not often I feel the need to say it, but the auctioneer is really, really bad at this :? No warning on knocking a lot down. Half a dozen words could draw at least one, probably two, bids out. As for the Lego prices, I wish I could get those ...
by TK-7785
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Astons auction
Replies: 30
Views: 480

Re: Astons auction

Watching at the moment...I don't know if those Lego prices are average or not, but the pre-bidding on some of the vintage is just stupid. Not sure whether we're looking at collectors or resellers here, but they are either paying over the average value or kidding themselves there's a profit margin le...
by TK-7785
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Sellers to Avoid
Topic: Avoid this fucknugget
Replies: 19
Views: 155

Re: Avoid this fucknugget

So they randomly refunded me today which is happy days, it does leave me out of pocket if I pay postage to return the cards so I was thinking just chuck them in a jiffy bag, address them and pop them in the postbox thus give them the headache of (a) collecting them and (b) paying the postage and fe...
by TK-7785
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker Book.
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker Book.

I was thinking of doing the same, Nick. Would be good to hear feedback from those who have it in hand.

Chris
by TK-7785
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Sellers to Avoid
Topic: Avoid this fucknugget
Replies: 19
Views: 155

Re: Avoid this fucknugget

Well that's got them banged to rights. Glad to hear it, Carl.

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