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First ever toys as a collector?

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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby Palifan » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:51 am

A complete Farmboy Luke for me, can't really remember exactly when but I think it was around 2006. Wow, I'm pretty new to the game! :D

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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby maxf » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:39 am

I bought a complete boxed Palitoy Falcon for £20 (still have it!) in about 1995. Probably a year later I bought my first moc - Palitoy 12 bk Vader for £80 or £90. I remember my dad going mental saying the sellers were taking advantage of me!
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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby Cazza » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:48 am

First carded figures were two Palitoy ROTJ Lograys for £7 ea in around 1995. Sold one years ago, but still have this one. Bought from a small comic shop in Cheltenham- was only around for a couple of years. I remember looking at a figure poster and seeing the last 17, most of which I didn't know existed. One of the guys who worked there said Amanaman was rare and could fetch £10-15! I was gobsmacked- SW figures worth that much? :lol:

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Also bought a loose Slave 1 from the same place. Was £3 I think, but no Carbonite. Was pleasantly surprised to find a mint Boba inside when I got home.


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First boxed ships were Falcon and AT-AT from a private seller in Churchdown near Gloucester. Always wanted these as a kid. Think they were around £40 each. Also bought EV9D9, Luke Stormie and Pop-up R2 from this guy.

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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby Dannywhiteley » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:29 am

subzero wrote:
Dannywhiteley wrote:First figure as a 'colector' was a Chewie and a naked Vader for 25p each in 1993. First carded figure was a Palitoy Jedi Ree Yees for £3.50 in 1994 from Preston market and first ship was a loose Snowspeeder for a pound from a charity/junk shop around 1993.


It's weird for me reading that some people were out there buying as adult collectors in 1993, that was the time when I was still a little kid and they were still in my family toys that I actually was playing with in mud and dirt. :)


Yeah I find it wierd now that it was so soon after they were available in the shops. I remember seeing bins of Droids era boxed items in discount bins at TRU (I had no interest in the 'cartoon' stuff).

What's even more strange is that when POTF2 came out in 1995 it was only 8-9 years after proper vintage SW was available in shops at retail. That's ridiculous considering it was 22 years ago when POTF2 launched. It's ridiculous it was even called 'vintage' back in the mid-90's.

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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby subzero » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:34 pm

Dannywhiteley wrote:
subzero wrote:
Dannywhiteley wrote:First figure as a 'colector' was a Chewie and a naked Vader for 25p each in 1993. First carded figure was a Palitoy Jedi Ree Yees for £3.50 in 1994 from Preston market and first ship was a loose Snowspeeder for a pound from a charity/junk shop around 1993.


It's weird for me reading that some people were out there buying as adult collectors in 1993, that was the time when I was still a little kid and they were still in my family toys that I actually was playing with in mud and dirt. :)


Yeah I find it wierd now that it was so soon after they were available in the shops. I remember seeing bins of Droids era boxed items in discount bins at TRU (I had no interest in the 'cartoon' stuff).

What's even more strange is that when POTF2 came out in 1995 it was only 8-9 years after proper vintage SW was available in shops at retail. That's ridiculous considering it was 22 years ago when POTF2 launched. It's ridiculous it was even called 'vintage' back in the mid-90's.


That is something I ponder on quite a bit and do find quite weird, how perspectives can change over time, 10 years passing when you get older seems like nothing, like whenever someone mentions 2008 or 09 that's almost a decade but only seems like a couple of years ago. But when you're younger 10 years earlier seemed like a lifetime away. Some things get called vintage by younger people where it's actually dismissed as vintage altogether by older people, like when you see SW toys on ebay that are from just say 2007 but the seller says they're vintage, I always suspect that seller is quite young.
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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby Fawns61 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:35 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:
First carded figure was a ROTJ Prune Face 77 back from eBay in 2003. Sold most of my MOCs off but still got that one.
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I had a spare MOC Prune Face which I sold on Ebay, possibly around that time. Would be a brilliant coincidence if it was the one that you bought, ha ha!


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