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Where next?

Postby Woolyniner » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:55 pm

I joined this forum and started collecting vintage star wars to restore my childhood collection and complete the first 77 loose. I've done that and got few boxes and mocs but where next? I did think that was it, but I've still got the collecting urge.

I recently sold some mocs as for me they just provide poor £ per enjoyment. I also can't bring myself to sell any loose, I like all the pieces I've bought, which suggests something in the loose direction is the way to go.

But I bought a bunch of snowtroopers and decided variants or focus collecting was not for me either.

So I'm thinking either playsets (I have quite a few already) or vehicles. Any other ideas?

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Re: Where next?

Postby poncho » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:50 pm

loose ships restoration

buy a knackered ship.and bring it back to life....

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Re: Where next?

Postby theforceuk » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:51 pm

The boxed items are still reasonably priced at the moment as long as they are not graded, or even MISB. Mini rigs are a good one to go for. :D
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Re: Where next?

Postby x-wingMark » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:09 pm

I agree with the guys above comments. Vehicles are good to go for.
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Re: Where next?

Postby Michael Sith » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:20 pm

Sticking with loose, you could go down the 12 inch vintage loose, I think they look super on display
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Re: Where next?

Postby robpmarsh » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:21 pm

I have a few boxed mini rigs for sale if you go in that direction
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Re: Where next?

Postby Woolyniner » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:30 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys, I'm thinking either mini rigs with boxes or larger vehicles loose. I'll think on it for a little while, Rob I'll be in touch if I go for the former option.

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Re: Where next?

Postby SAVORY100 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:35 pm

Mini Rigs are a great shout. Generally available at sensible prices across forums, Facebook and at Fairs/events. They all have multiple variants (Palitoy/Kenner etc) and many come across a couple of film logos too, so you can build a decent run with variants at a good rate to keep interest as well as being able to display variety.
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Re: Where next?

Postby Robstyley » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:34 pm

I love loose ships, started collecting them immediately I started collecting, along with loose figures. You get an awful lot for your money and as long as you have space for a big cabinet or shelves to display them they look great. I used to like finding the cleanest ones I could or completely unused and un-stickered ones with or without box. I have pretty much all the ones I wanted now except a really nice At-At which I'd like. There are also a few variations or updates of the ships themselves some of which I'd like to add when I have more space. Playsets is a good shout, not for me but there is a load to explore there.

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Re: Where next?

Postby rhyfelyser » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:06 pm

When i was searching high and low for SW toys as a kid in 87/88 all i could find in shops were mini rigs like INT-4, radar laser cannon , ewok catapult et al. They were a godsend for me. Nice in display and still cheap these days too.
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Re: Where next?

Postby bosk70 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:35 pm

I always loved Bendems, I know, not strictly vintage, more of a crossover line between vintage and modern, affordable and really cool card designs, and miss-cards to boot, what more could you want.
Also vintage instructions, offer cards and comic advert look cool framed in the den. The adverts can be found in most of the late 70's early 80's uk comics and show some cool designs, below picked up for pence. :)
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Re: Where next?

Postby Hooch » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:08 am

I would have said mini rigs like others before. Boxes are not very big so easy to display in Detolf cabinets etc. Maybe combine with your loose and recreate the scene on the box with the box behind?
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Re: Where next?

Postby coomber75 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:13 am

mini rigs for me as small and display well... great for creating display scenes with your loose!!
may also have some spare if you are after a couple

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Re: Where next?

Postby edd_jedi » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:55 am

Cardbacks are a nice thing to collect, most are cheap and there are literally thousands of different ones

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Re: Where next?

Postby Robstyley » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:33 am

edd_jedi wrote:Cardbacks are a nice thing to collect, most are cheap and there are literally thousands of different ones


Indeed, hadn't thought of that.. but just started picking some up myself. Again you get a lot for your money, a fraction of the Moc price.


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