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First ever toys as a collector?

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First ever toys as a collector?

Postby subzero » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:22 am

Here is the list of my first ever toys I purchased as a collector ( not as a kid )...

First loose figure ( 8D8 ) - price £6 in 2001
First carded figure ( Biker Scout ) - price £25 beater card in 2001
First boxed ship/vehicle ( Speeder Bike ) - price £95 mint in 2017

What's yours?
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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby pizzathehutt » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:35 am

First loose figure (amanaman) I threw one back for a £1 when I was at a collectors fair as a kid not knowing it was star wars

First carded figure (leia Boussh) it was also the first carded figure I bought off ebay from a dealer called "jedi-diesels" paid £23 about 2004

First boxed ship/vehicle (Slave 1) Always wanted one as a kid and never found one so treated myself
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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:55 am

First loose figures were a pair of jawas (one Vinyl Caped, one cloth Caped both with weapons) from a car boot in Colchester in the summer of 1996. Turns out the Vinyl Caped Jawa was a Repro blaster and cut down Obi Wan Kenobi original cape.

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.

First boxed ship was Millennium Falcon. This was my favourite ship as a child and was the very first thing I bought when I opened my eBay account in 2003.
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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby Hooch » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:17 pm

1st loose: At-St Driver
1st Moc: Trilogo At-St Driver, bought from the same seller as my first loose fig
1st Ship/Vehicle: Loose Scout Walker for the driver :D but my first boxed vehicle was a Speeder Bike that I still have
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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby StarWarsFan » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:43 pm

First boxed figure POTF2 Luke Jedi £4.99

First Loose Droopy £2, Gamorian Guard £3 and Luke Farmboy £2

First Ship Speeder bike POTF2

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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby peekaygee73 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:51 pm

As a collector...

First loose figure: Han Trench ~£3 in 1993
First carded figure: Teebo ~£5 in 1994
First boxed ship/vehicle: EDIT: Pomse's post reminded me I bought a Palitoy boxed AT-ST around 1994 from a comic mart for around £15.
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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:58 pm

Well I bought my own childhood collection back from my little brother :lol: after I had given him it because I was to old to play with it :lol:

I do not remember what was my first figure that I bought that was not from my childhood.

But I remember my first box that I bought that was not from my childhood. I bought them from another dane that was also a collector it was an AT-ST with box and a Ewok Combat Glider with box :D

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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby Dannywhiteley » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:55 pm

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.

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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby subzero » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:45 pm

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. :)
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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby Robstyley » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:56 pm

I was given a loose Han & Chewie by one of my best mates, which started it all. Hence the profile pic. First thing I bought was a childhood collection in a Vader carry case off ebay, about 60 odd figures and loads of accessories in about 2008.. for £70 I think...! :D

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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby edd_jedi » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:02 pm

I can't remember what the first loose figure I bought was, but I'm pretty sure the first MOC I bought was a Jedi Logray in 1994. From memory it cost me £12.

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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby Dr_Ball_MD » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:26 pm

I had a collection around 2011 but had to sell it all.

I started my loose collection again in 2014 with these two!

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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby subzero » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:32 pm

Some of these early 90's prices i'm reading, oh my :shock:

I know money back then had more value anyway, but the prices were still so cheap!
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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby chipsteak » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:55 pm

A boxed Palitoy AT-AT, no less!

I had found my childhood AT-AT, so I took the parts i needed to complete 'my' Walker and sold what was left of the bought one. Then the floodgates opened.

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Re: First ever toys as a collector?

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:15 pm

I'm struggling to remember, but it would have been a bit of a beater! It was 1993 and it took me a few months to find a source for good condition complete figures, so before then I was buying incomplete 'well-loved' ones :-)


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