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Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

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Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Postby lejackal » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:37 pm

As ridiculous as this might sound I think there is a lot more value for money available in MOCs at the minute - £28 for a foreign Jedi MOC anyone?
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Postby retrotoyinfo » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:05 pm

My genuine sealed 12 back carded Leia would not have cost me more than £100, I bought it around 2002 I think

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Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Postby chipsteak » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:43 pm

Nice one.

I got a slightly less beautiful Star Wars Jawa MOC for £56 about five years ago. I never thought I'd own a first film MOC. I love it and its never far from the front of my display.

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Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Postby Heith » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:22 pm

I got a paploo staff in a vintage Action Man Lot a couple of weeks ago so thought I might have a go at putting a loose run together, been shocked at the price of some loose figures and job lots of loose figures, one lot just went for over a grand on ebay so I think I’ll take my time this time around

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Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Postby jared007 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:57 am

Heith wrote:been shocked at the price of some loose figures and job lots of loose figures


Actually that's one thing that's changed in recent years in my experience. Job lot's used to be really good value and that's how I got most of my loose figures here in the UK, then sold off extras. But Job lot's seem to go for a price which is pretty much just the sum of all the individual figure prices now. There's not much economy there anymore.
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Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Postby chipsteak » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:49 am

Yes, job lots were a large part of why I have a collection.

I'm sure we've both watched job lots with weapons in them, for example, hoping to save a few quid at the expense of an afternoon's work relisting the unwanted ones. For nowt.

I did feel great quite recently when I effectively got a complete die cast TIE for free by selling the items I bought it with. It doesn't happen often though.

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Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Postby subzero » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:34 pm

I did the same thing a few months ago I bought a job lot of figures and sold off everything accept one figure, after fees & postage I got my money back with a little bit of profit and a free complete Jawa. 8)

Haven't had another opportunity like that since though :( just got really lucky that one time.
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Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Postby chipsteak » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:38 pm

I thought I was at a loose end for checking every auction that mentioned simply Star Wars to find the vaguely described ones at the height of my enthusiasm and aforementioned boredom.

Then I heard of a man who waded through every toy listing to find the ones that never even mentioned Star Wars.

I drew a line there. :D

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Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Postby Heith » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:08 pm

chipsteak wrote:I thought I was at a loose end for checking every auction that mentioned simply Star Wars to find the vaguely described ones at the height of my enthusiasm and aforementioned boredom.

Then I heard of a man who waded through every toy listing to find the ones that never even mentioned Star Wars.

I drew a line there. :D


I have been known to type in 70s in the toy category on ebay and while a morning away, you soon get pissed off once you get past the 1st couple of hundred pages though!

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Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Postby bosk70 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:55 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
theforceuk wrote:Certainly not, collect what the rich don’t want. :wink:

What, Bend-Ems? ;-)

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What's all this hate for bendems i love them always have but then again i'm mad, you know you get miscards as well, the possibilities are endless with very little quality control :D its a trap no its a miscard :)
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Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Postby Snaketibe » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:05 pm

bosk70 wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:
theforceuk wrote:Certainly not, collect what the rich don’t want. :wink:

What, Bend-Ems? ;-)

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What's all this hate for bendems i love them always have but then again i'm mad, you know you get miscards as well, the possibilities are endless with very little quality control :D its a trap no its a miscard :)

That's excellent! :-D The good Admiral can pretend to be an Emperor's Royal Guard whilst surrendering at the same time (is he French?)... or possibly performing semaphore... or is he directing traffic?... Or just warning customers away from the toy aisle? ;-)

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Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Postby bosk70 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:10 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
bosk70 wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:What, Bend-Ems? ;-)

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What's all this hate for bendems i love them always have but then again i'm mad, you know you get miscards as well, the possibilities are endless with very little quality control :D its a trap no its a miscard :)

That's excellent! :-D The good Admiral can pretend to be an Emperor's Royal Guard whilst surrendering at the same time (is he French?)... or possibly performing semaphore... or is he directing traffic?... Or just warning customers away from the toy aisle? ;-)


Don't forget the bonus limited edition collectors card's i thought i was going to pay my mortgage off by now picking these beauties up back in the day :lol:
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Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Postby theforceuk » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:25 pm

Darth Bobby wrote:The prices on loose figures are crazy. I couldn’t imagine starting a loose run now. However I think you just have to pace yourself. It’s not a race after all. Non of the big ticket items really appeal to me. I collect for fun and I’m not that bothered about having loads of expensive items in my collection. If I won the lottery then yes maybe I would buy some? I think it’s about being realistic and not over spending. I’d love a load of 12 backs etc but it ain’t going to happen so I’m happy with a few ROTJ MOCs.


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Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Postby _Lee_ » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:23 am

No, its not for the rich.

Star Wars is for anyone, you make it what you want it to be. Whether you own a complete MOc set or a set of Erasers, you are just the same as them. Don't ever think different because the people who do are self centered,ignorant big headed tools.
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Re: Is Star Wars only for the rich ?

Postby lejackal » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:14 pm

_Lee_ wrote:No, its not for the rich.

Star Wars is for anyone, you make it what you want it to be. Whether you own a complete MOc set or a set of Erasers, you are just the same as them. Don't ever think different because the people who do are self centered,ignorant big headed tools.

may I remind you that it's time to move over and let the big boys in :?: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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