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by Starrider
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Investor or Collector?
Replies: 35
Views: 2395

Re: Investor or Collector?

I've never really collected as an investment, but occasionally sell pieces when either a better version comes out or I decide to streamline things. I would say from the selling I have done of my own collection over the years I am marginally in profit, some pieces I have lost on others I have gained ...
by Starrider
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: When was the last time you saw a carded figure out in the wild?
Replies: 31
Views: 2255

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

Cant remember any figures on regular toy shelves past the late 1980's, but I distinctly remember a mint boxed AT AT sitting unwanted for years in a toy shop called Dines in Grimsby, it was there till around 1993 priced at £29.99. Sadly I hadnt got back into Star Wars at the time so didnt show much i...
by Starrider
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Modern MOC 'investing'
Replies: 43
Views: 2474

Re: Modern MOC 'investing'

Power of the Force through to just before Episode 1 was a crazy time for collecting. Those figures were hotter than hot and in hindsight many including myself neglected and even traded vintage to get these shiny new figures. Hasbro didnt release all the figures in the UK and the ones they did get we...
by Starrider
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Star Wars Items for Sale
Topic: Star Wars Memorabilia book signed copies
Replies: 0
Views: 591

Star Wars Memorabilia book signed copies

Just thought I'd let everyone one know my new book Star Wars Memorabilia from Amberley publishing is out now. The book is a potted history of Star Wars collectables with a particular focus on the vintage period. As well as featuring a lot of the more well known rarities the book also looks at many o...
by Starrider
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: What do you regret the most from your time in the hobby?
Replies: 18
Views: 1309

Re: What do you regret the most from your time in the hobby?

Too many regrets to mention all caused by that usual thing of a total lack of foresight and thinking stuff will be around forever. Being out of Star Wars in the late 80's/early 90's when stuff was being virtually given away, concentrating too much of my energies on collecting new Hasbro stuff in the...
by Starrider
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Fake SW collectors?
Replies: 28
Views: 1978

Re: Fake SW collectors?

As owner of a sci fi/comic shop for the last 20 years, I have come across a lot of people over the years who claim to have rare items usually large collections of original carded Star Wars figures supposedly never touched in pristine condition but produce zero evidence they have them. Usually they s...
by Starrider
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Help needed for forthcoming Star Wars Collectables book
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Help needed for forthcoming Star Wars Collectables book

To answer a few of your points. There is a lot of stuff in the book besides what was on the list and I have done thorough research about many of the products. Its certainly not a case of expecting people to provide everything for me. I should explain the book like most of Amberley's collector guides...
by Starrider
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Help needed for forthcoming Star Wars Collectables book
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Help needed for forthcoming Star Wars Collectables book

My names Paul Berry and I've posted on this group a few times before about a book I've got coming up next year called Star Wars Memorabila from Amberley Publishing. It follows hot on the heels of my book about Doctor Who for the same company. As well as covering all the well worn stories like Rocket...
by Starrider
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Star Wars Films
Topic: Return of the Jedi Super 8mm
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Return of the Jedi Super 8mm

My names Paul Berry and I'm currently writing a book on Star Wars Memorabilia due for release from Amberley publishing next year. One of the chapters covers Star Wars home entertainment and I'm covering the super 8mm releases. I know Ken films did compilations for Star Wars and Empire but in 1989 De...
by Starrider
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Information needed on UK Topps Bubblegum cards
Replies: 14
Views: 1236

Re: Information needed on UK Topps Bubblegum cards

Many thanks. I'll check those out.
by Starrider
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Information needed on UK Topps Bubblegum cards
Replies: 14
Views: 1236

Information needed on UK Topps Bubblegum cards

My names Paul Berry and you will probably start to see regular postings from me over the next few months. I am writing a book titled Star Wars Memorabilia due out from Amberley publishing next year, this follows hot on the heels of my book Doctor Who Memorabilia from the same company which is out no...

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