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-what's a true holy grail...

Postby rdpla » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:43 am

Theres only one holy grail in mythology, but we use it all the time when describing figures
for many of us, a dt luke/ben /darth/boba prototype would be a holy grail..

but there are many out there, so
in this day and age, just curious what you might truly class as a holy grail..?

im gonna go with lily ledy boba fett ... have only seen 2, or ESB VCJ, 2 also...
would love to hear other peoples ideas and if possible, pics...

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Postby Michael Sith » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:10 am

I think your Grail actually changes as you travel the collecting road, as your focus changes and you get bitten by a certain bug ( I.e. Baggies, Palitoy Mocs etc etc).

So there is a general perception of Grail and then the collectors Grail

For a long time for me my SW Grail was first 12 stand and complete first 12 figures, once you have it then something else becomes your particular Grail

That's the beauty of collecting as its a passion and hobby as opposed to collecting for an investment.


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Aston Martin DB9 8)

For me would be Karmen Ghia convertible 8) 8)
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Postby Bunglebubs » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:38 am

It's just another word that is becoming over used these days and doesnt relate to its actual meaning. Just like thousands of listings on ebay claiming what they are selling is rare etc.


But like Mike says it can be whatever you percieve it to be to you, or a goal or target to set yourself to acquire :)
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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby Lindo » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:47 am

I think that if it is an expensive item people claim its a "grail" item, stick that word on and they think it will help their sales, for me it would be completing my POTF moc run
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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby Frunkstar » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:54 am

Foe me it's an easy question, this -

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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby Lindo » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:59 am

Frunkstar wrote:Foe me it's an easy question, this -

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whats that frank a cardboard box :P
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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby Mr-shifter » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:16 pm

Lindo wrote:
Frunkstar wrote:Foe me it's an easy question, this -

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whats that frank a cardboard box :P


Yeah but it's what it contains that's special.

Geoff glanvilles soul. It's currently in satans private collection, traded for a few thousand moody plastic bags.......,.
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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby lejackal » Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:54 pm

Lindo wrote:
Frunkstar wrote:Foe me it's an easy question, this -

multipacks-large.JPG

whats that frank a cardboard box :P

Ben could be right with Jeffs eternal soul but a second guess would be this

http://theswca.com/index.php?action=dis ... m_id=38075

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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby Michael Sith » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:02 pm

A thing of beauty 8) 8)
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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby robpmarsh » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:02 pm

Mine was the 1st 12 and display stand...now it's a leia hoth 1st shot
Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold!


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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby wrighty » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:35 pm

One person's grail is another person's thrash! :lol:

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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby Wreck-It Ralph » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:05 pm

Michael Sith wrote:I think your Grail actually changes as you travel the collecting road, as your focus changes and you get bitten by a certain bug ( I.e. Baggies, Palitoy Mocs etc etc).

So there is a general perception of Grail and then the collectors Grail

For a long time for me my SW Grail was first 12 stand and complete first 12 figures, once you have it then something else becomes your particular Grail

That's the beauty of collecting as its a passion and hobby as opposed to collecting for an investment.


Example Cars.....


Aston Martin DB9 8)

For me would be Karmen Ghia convertible 8) 8)


Cars and Star Wars what a beautiful combination.

Permanent Car Grail Duesenberg Coupe Simone (Midnight Ghost).

Current Star Wars Grail 30 Back Boba Fett.
Because he's holding a thermal detonator!!

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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby Frunkstar » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:09 am

It's a 16 figure multi pack, only 2 known to exist to date, though I do like cardboard :lol:
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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby Lindo » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:29 am

16 figure mailers! do they know what figures were in them ? would be good to think it would be the likes of luke and leia etc
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Re: -what's a true holy grail...

Postby lejackal » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:16 am

Frunkstar wrote:It's a 16 figure multi pack, only 2 known to exist to date, though I do like cardboard :lol:

Any idea why it has the same number on as a 10 figure multipack? I thought the number was supposed to tell you which pack it was?
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