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Did potf mocs make it to uk shelves ?

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Re: Did potf mocs make it to uk shelves ?

Postby Gadders » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:02 am

Mini99 wrote:
chipsteak wrote:I know the question waa about figures but what's the consensus on POTF boxed items appearing here? I'm sure I've read memories of combo packs ( eg Tauntaun / Wampa ) or the body rigs turning up albeit very sparsely.

Sorry this doesn’t answer your question, but I’ve never seen a Tauntan/Wampa pack before, do you have one?


I have 2 of the 3 POTF sets. Absolutely love these. Juat need the Ewok Combat set.
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Re: Did potf mocs make it to uk shelves ?

Postby retrotoyinfo » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:14 am

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Mini99 wrote:
chipsteak wrote:I know the question waa about figures but what's the consensus on POTF boxed items appearing here? I'm sure I've read memories of combo packs ( eg Tauntaun / Wampa ) or the body rigs turning up albeit very sparsely.

Sorry this doesn’t answer your question, but I’ve never seen a Tauntan/Wampa pack before, do you have one?


I have 2 of the 3 POTF sets. Absolutely love these. Juat need the Ewok Combat set.


They look great, well done for having them. Good luck with finding the third.
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Re: Did potf mocs make it to uk shelves ?

Postby Gadders » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:17 am

Thanks. I put them in acrylic over the weekend. They look amazing but the photo is poor and doesnt do them justice. I narrowly missed out on the 3rd set about 18 months ago. Maybe one day...

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Re: Did potf mocs make it to uk shelves ?

Postby Mini99 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:43 pm

That’s a nice pile of play sets, your very lucky.
I suspect that the acrylic cases really set them off.

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Re: Did potf mocs make it to uk shelves ?

Postby pizzathehutt » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:52 pm

I'd not seen the teebo one before either.

I've only ever had one potf card to hand and that was a b wing pilot from the modellers loft, I think I paid £25 for him about 2006 and I only bought him because it was the frostiest figure I'd ever seen! sold him a few years later because I had no interest in collecting carded figures but I wish I'd taken a pic now.
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Re: Did potf mocs make it to uk shelves ?

Postby Paullaura » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:57 pm

Really like the hoth set . 8)

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Re: Did potf mocs make it to uk shelves ?

Postby subzero » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:09 pm

Love those sets, bet they look stunning in those cases. 8)
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Postby Darkest_Logic » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:35 pm

I came across a POTF Jawa down my Nans house. This belonged to my Father, definitely bought in the UK back in the day.
He cant remember where his mother bought it from and she cant remember either. It must be terrible to be old :( .

What my Father can remember is that his figures where bought from Tesco, Woolworths and Kays Catalogue.

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Postby retrotoyinfo » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:40 pm

Very nice figure. I think there is proof now they were around in some UK stores
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Re: Did potf mocs make it to uk shelves ?

Postby Mini99 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:05 pm

Darkest_Logic wrote: It must be terrible to be old :(

Yes it’s terrible, but better than dead... :wink:

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Postby retrotoyinfo » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:18 pm

Very true :D I have to add some Buddhist philosophy here, I'm sure it's something Yoda would have agreed with :wink:

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Re: Did potf mocs make it to uk shelves ?

Postby Darkest_Logic » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:08 pm

Mini99 wrote:
Darkest_Logic wrote: It must be terrible to be old :(

Yes it’s terrible, but better than dead... :wink:


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Re: Did potf mocs make it to uk shelves ?

Postby Darth Bobby » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:59 pm

Gadders wrote:
Mini99 wrote:
chipsteak wrote:I know the question waa about figures but what's the consensus on POTF boxed items appearing here? I'm sure I've read memories of combo packs ( eg Tauntaun / Wampa ) or the body rigs turning up albeit very sparsely.

Sorry this doesn’t answer your question, but I’ve never seen a Tauntan/Wampa pack before, do you have one?


I have 2 of the 3 POTF sets. Absolutely love these. Juat need the Ewok Combat set.


Wow! Beautiful.

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Re: Did potf mocs make it to uk shelves ?

Postby Darth Bobby » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:12 pm

been thinking a lot about this thread recently. I know it got mentioned on the latest VR podcast. A bloke put a list of figures that he bought as a kid on Facebook. He kept them unopened. He said he bought them all locally in Oxford.

If they were for sale in the UK roughly what would the dates have been?

Hope he doesn't mind me putting his list on here...
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Re: Did potf mocs make it to uk shelves ?

Postby theforceuk » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:16 pm

That’s a very cool list to still have. 8)
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