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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby chipsteak » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:35 am

Regarding price tags.

I'm not a focus guy but one thing I enjoy is obsessively looking at the price labels of UK bought stuff to see if it's one of my old haunts.

I've thought about starting a swap shop so that I could get people's unwanted Jolly Giants for my unappreciated Toy And Hobby.:) But with inevitable variable conditions, and more, it would be impractical.

I dunno if I'm confessing to being insane ( I'm among friends hopefully ) but I collect bags and other ephemera - or detritus probably - from old shops, mostly with a tenuous Star Wars toy connection.

It's boxed away like some secret shame. I keep meaning to get it out and start a thread about it.

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby lejackal » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:21 pm

jedi_mister wrote:Thanks to Iain for shipping this over from the States.

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That's a cool item, not seen one before either - thanks for sharing
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Postby lejackal » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:23 pm

chipsteak wrote:Regarding price tags.

I'm not a focus guy but one thing I enjoy is obsessively looking at the price labels of UK bought stuff to see if it's one of my old haunts.

I've thought about starting a swap shop so that I could get people's unwanted Jolly Giants for my unappreciated Toy And Hobby.:) But with inevitable variable conditions, and more, it would be impractical.

I dunno if I'm confessing to being insane ( I'm among friends hopefully ) but I collect bags and other ephemera - or detritus probably - from old shops, mostly with a tenuous Star Wars toy connection.

It's boxed away like some secret shame. I keep meaning to get it out and start a thread about it.

No shame there- I love price stickers and having a run with all the same sticker looks the mutts nuts. Bags are also brilliant, I've currently got a KayBee one in my cabinet and have my eye on another one to buy this month :D
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Dr_Ball_MD » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:41 pm

chipsteak wrote:Regarding price tags.

I'm not a focus guy but one thing I enjoy is obsessively looking at the price labels of UK bought stuff to see if it's one of my old haunts.

I've thought about starting a swap shop so that I could get people's unwanted Jolly Giants for my unappreciated Toy And Hobby.:) But with inevitable variable conditions, and more, it would be impractical.

I dunno if I'm confessing to being insane ( I'm among friends hopefully ) but I collect bags and other ephemera - or detritus probably - from old shops, mostly with a tenuous Star Wars toy connection.

It's boxed away like some secret shame. I keep meaning to get it out and start a thread about it.


I bought a boxed AT-AT last year and it had a Tesco £24.99 price sticker on it. Exactly the same shop and price when my Dad bought me one for Christmas 1982. :D
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Postby peekaygee73 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:56 pm

chipsteak wrote:Regarding price tags.

I'm not a focus guy but one thing I enjoy is obsessively looking at the price labels of UK bought stuff to see if it's one of my old haunts.

I've thought about starting a swap shop so that I could get people's unwanted Jolly Giants for my unappreciated Toy And Hobby.:) But with inevitable variable conditions, and more, it would be impractical.

I dunno if I'm confessing to being insane ( I'm among friends hopefully ) but I collect bags and other ephemera - or detritus probably - from old shops, mostly with a tenuous Star Wars toy connection.

It's boxed away like some secret shame. I keep meaning to get it out and start a thread about it.

Nothing wrong with that!

I've also thought of either starting a thread or a website about this. I'd love to set up a UK-wide map that allowed you to drill down to locations of old toy shops, along with pictures of the shop then & now and any old toys with the price stickers on. I really need to free up some time to do it.

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby chipsteak » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:45 pm

I'm on board.

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Mini99 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:31 pm

chipsteak wrote:I dunno if I'm confessing to being insane ( I'm among friends hopefully ) but I collect bags and other ephemera - or detritus probably - from old shops, mostly with a tenuous Star Wars toy connection.
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Just be careful with those plastic bags, as they do have a habit of falling apart over time.
I think it depends on what type of plastic they are made of and where they are stored.

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Postby apack7229 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:12 pm

I had some old bags in my attic from around 2005 and when you tried to pick them up they just crumbled.
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Postby lejackal » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:24 pm

Another piece of my childhood collection puzzle falls into place with this not strictly speaking vintage (1988) sealed West End Games Assault on Hoth.
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Postby Shaky_BobaFett » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:09 pm

Nice leejackel, love a bit of a board game !
So I've been away for a bit due to work on housss and money has been tight. Now getting back into collecting and adding to the R2 focus I had of loose figures and now trying to get some budget Mocs - when I say budget I mean with issues so Cardbacks with bubbles attached , partially sealed but figure can or can't be taken out.
Here's my first of 3 new arrivals from this month.
C3po tri logo , looks to have had bubble removed / or at least mostly taken off and figures removed. I'm not touching it and happy with how it presents in a case .this was under my budget of £50 so proper chuffed With it!
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Postby Shaky_BobaFett » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:14 pm

Next up was this Kenner R2D2 Rotj with partially attached bubble . I got it with a few Cardbacks too which was nice although they again have issues but it was well under my £50 budget and popped in a R2 (solid dome until I get a sensorscope!). It's nicely displayed in a case and I'm happy with it !
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Postby Shaky_BobaFett » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:18 pm

And now to my final piece which came again with couple of other Cardbacks. This is a Kenner R5D4 Rotj moc with partially attached bubble. I currently am waiting on a R5 figure to arrive to place inside. But in its case it looks good .
So there you go ...I'm back !
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Michael Sith » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:33 pm

Lovely pick ups there Shaky, man after my own heart, great on display, saving damaged cards, and much easier on the wallet, great stuff bud 8)
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby darth_daddius » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:13 am

A couple of items that I've been able to add to the focus over the last few months: a German ESB and a nice Kay-Bee twin pack with Biker Scout - 2 imperials! :)

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ESB Vader 45Bk (German) Rev.JPG


ROTJ Sears Twin Pack (Vader + Biker Scout).jpg
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Alltooeasy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:00 am

darth_daddius wrote:A couple of items that I've been able to add to the focus over the last few months: a German ESB and a nice Kay-Bee twin pack with Biker Scout - 2 imperials! :)

ESB Vader 45Bk (German) Front.JPG

ESB Vader 45Bk (German) Rev.JPG

ROTJ Sears Twin Pack (Vader + Biker Scout).jpg


Damn how much were these beauties??


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