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by TrooperWill
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: When was the last time you saw a carded figure out in the wild?
Replies: 22
Views: 518

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

Like a year ago in Glasgow. I went for a walk around the old antique shops.: A Palitoy boxed rebel transport, complete and box in good conditions. When I asked the guy for the price I was in shock: He asked for £20! Obviously, I have got it lucky git, my local antiques shack has had one for ages, n...
by TrooperWill
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Ebay Listings
Topic: spot the hidden treasure
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: spot the hidden treasure

To be clear, I certainly wasn't having a go at you; I was making a joke. You did indeed say it would probably turn out to be fake, and you were spot on! gents, don't sweat it, no offence taken, we british have an awful habit of coming across as sarcastic or pissed off via the typed word, or so my y...
by TrooperWill
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Investor or Collector?
Replies: 24
Views: 402

Re: Investor or Collector?

definitely a collector, tried investing once, when a huge lot of 150 figures and 20-25 vehicles turned up at my local auction house, they broke it down into manageable lots and auctioned it, I bought it all, every single lot, which added up to pretty close to a Grand, my GF at the time was asking me...
by TrooperWill
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Imperial Blaster Colour Question
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Re: Imperial Blaster Colour Question

TrooperWill wrote: i started collecting a few years ago, when i found my sadly no longer with us dads childhood figures. he only had 16 figures but kept all the original weapons in a tin (very ocd of an 8 year old) one of which was an ig88 and several others who had imperial blasters, including DSC...
by TrooperWill
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Have prices peaked? Where are they going?
Replies: 25
Views: 528

Re: Have prices peaked? Where are they going?

What do you think will happen with prices when the collectors like us (people that actually played with these toys as children) have moved on? Comics have continued to rise in price even though the collectors that bought them as Children are no longer around will Star Wars be the same or nosedive? ...
by TrooperWill
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Ebay Listings
Topic: spot the hidden treasure
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: spot the hidden treasure

think this is even more ambitious:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vinyl-Caped- ... SwUg9aaNqZ

let me know if this "hey look, another eBay idiot" thread becomes tedious.
by TrooperWill
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Ebay Listings
Topic: spot the hidden treasure
Replies: 14
Views: 233

Re: spot the hidden treasure

hey i did say it'd turn out to be a fake, in the second picture you can see the bottom edge is uneven where its been cut...

amazing what idiots will bid on, amazing what people will pull to boost their sales.....
by TrooperWill
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Imperial Blaster Colour Question
Replies: 24
Views: 286

Re: Imperial Blaster Colour Question

i started collecting a few years ago, when i found my sadly no longer with us dads childhood figures. he only had 16 figures but kept all the original weapons in a tin (very ocd of an 8 year old) one of which was an ig88 and several others who had imperial blasters, including DSC and stormtrooper. a...
by TrooperWill
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Ebay Listings
Topic: spot the hidden treasure
Replies: 14
Views: 233

spot the hidden treasure

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Kenn ... Sw-RFahFHn

shame it'll probably turn out to be a fake.
by TrooperWill
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Gifts - please please stop
Replies: 48
Views: 1155

Re: Gifts - please please stop

glad to hear its not just me, this year was a bumper haul of star wars branded shit, lava lamp, 4 mugs, pencils ( for Christ sake i'm not 7) a razor, several boxes of toiletries, Lego, socks, several t shirts which are oddly horrific considering the awesome artwork i see on everything else! ok so i ...
by TrooperWill
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: What do you regret the most from your time in the hobby?
Replies: 18
Views: 817

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

Hi all, probably been asked before, but what mistakes/cons have you fallen for, what lessons did you learn? I have two id like to share and would love to hear what mistakes other hobbyist have made. 1: at a car boot sale, saw a guy with 6 falcons, 3 AT-ST, 2 AT-AT, 4 Reb troop trans. etc. clearly a ...
by TrooperWill
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Star Wars Items for Sale
Topic: loose updated 17/2/18 added vehicles
Replies: 43
Views: 1871

Re: loose 17/11/17

Hiya mate, what's the best price on nikto, klattu skiff, 8d8, c3po and at st driver?
by TrooperWill
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Latest Acquisitions
Replies: 33001
Views: 1125492

Re: Latest Acquisitions

Mail came today, brought my job lot of loose vehicles, 9 mini rigs, massively incomplete y-wing, lukes speeder, cloud city car, 10 loose figures and this: the reason I actually bid. It's the crispiest white grey I have ever seen a snowspeeder, and the whole lot cost 27 pounds :D Lovelycolour isn't s...
by TrooperWill
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Too good to be true?
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Too good to be true?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-1984-1985-Kenner-Star-Wars-POTF-Last-17-AMANAMAN-figure-staff-stand-lot/162757516188?epid=148637643&hash=item25e51a9b9c:g:DmkAAOSwCtJaDTk~ https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-STAR-WARS-Y-WING-FIGHTER-WITH-A-Y-WING-PILOT-AND-R5F7-DROID-BY-HASBRO/112638780498?hash...
by TrooperWill
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: What are Your Favourite & Least Favourite Vintage Weapons / Accessories?
Replies: 31
Views: 1400

Re: What are Your Favourite & Least Favourite Vintage Weapons / Accessories?

love most of the blasters, most are pretty screen accurate, however, my personal dislike, and im amazed it hasn't been mentioned before is admiral ackbars anal bead rod! seriously, why not just give him a gun!?! why a dodgy looking sex toy?

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