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When was the last time you saw a carded figure out in the wild?

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When was the last time you saw a carded figure out in the wild?

Postby pizzathehutt » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:36 am

The last one for me was about a year ago. I was walking through Portobello road and one of the stalls had a carded jedi gamorrean guard with a mega yellow and crushed bubble for £25

I passed on it.

a lot of these collectables shops get loose figures and boxed ships in from time to time but very rarely carded figures
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Postby pizzathehutt » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:40 pm

I've just had this cool video sent to me from an old member of this site

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3I6h_HAfys

enjoy!
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Postby Wreck-It Ralph » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:58 pm

Great Video.

I have never found a MOC in the wild but I did find a vintage Star Wars No 1 comic in Camden Market in one of the stalls when I was in my early thirties which was equally as exciting for me.
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Re: When was the last time you saw a carded figure out in the wild?

Postby Robstyley » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:01 pm

Prob about 1985! As after I started secondary school in 1987 I had no interest in Star Wars toys for 20 years until I started collecting in 2007. I have never seen a carded figure in the wild other than in Modellers loft in Caterham and Snoopers Paradise in Brighton.

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Postby bosk70 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:50 pm

Have mentioned this before but about 1995 I saw my sisters friends boy playing with some Jabbers goons and asked where they came from, she said a woman on a greeting card stall was selling them down the market for 40p each carded, he had ripped them open , even back then :o I shot down there and bought the last 4 out the box, she said she may have had a few left and would bring them the next week , never saw them there again and should have tried a bit harder but it was 1995 and was not to fussed :D Think you can see the 40p in marker on one of them :lol:
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Re: When was the last time you saw a carded figure out in the wild?

Postby bosk70 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:56 pm

correction 50 p I was robbed :D this was one of the cards the boy had opened bless him :)

How lucky to find these super rare highly sought after mint examples of vintage sw goodness :lol:
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Postby edd_jedi » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:17 pm

pizzathehutt wrote:I've just had this cool video sent to me from an old member of this site

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3I6h_HAfys

enjoy!


Is it just me or i that video clearly fake? Anybody could walk in to a supermarket with a MOC and put it on a hanger to make a video like this.

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Postby Jamas79 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:22 pm

I have never ever stumbled on a carded figure in the wild post 86-87 (Still sold in Sweden by then).
Me and my brothers always kept an eye out for figures in the early 90’s but never found anything. Did never see any in discouny bins either.
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Postby Wreck-It Ralph » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:55 pm

edd_jedi wrote:
pizzathehutt wrote:I've just had this cool video sent to me from an old member of this site

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3I6h_HAfys

enjoy!


Is it just me or i that video clearly fake? Anybody could walk in to a supermarket with a MOC and put it on a hanger to make a video like this.


He does put it through the till, but I suppose that could be set up to.

It reminds me of a 80's film called Street Trash where a shop owner finds some old bottles of Alcohol hidden behind a panel in his shop which he decides to sell to the local Alcoholic Vagrants unfortunately the Alcohol turns out to be contaminated causing the Tramps to melt and explode.

At least the finding the Gamorrean Guard in a shop video had a happy ending.
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Re: When was the last time you saw a carded figure out in the wild?

Postby theforceuk » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:36 pm

Probably about 1986 for me, apart from last week in one of my dreams.
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Postby pizzathehutt » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:32 am

I popped into a toy shop in South Harrow in 1999 called Graham’s toys and they still had mask figures on the rack
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Postby Cazza » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:47 am

theforceuk wrote:Probably about 1986 for me, apart from last week in one of my dreams.


Glad I'm not the only one! :lol: :?
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Re: When was the last time you saw a carded figure out in the wild?

Postby Dannywhiteley » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:11 am

Not carded but I remember heavily discounted Droids boxed toys (no figures and no A-Wings unfortunately) in TRU in Preston in approx 1992 when I just started collecting. Didn't buy any as didnt know much about them back then.

Also a small post office in a village near where I grew up (now closed and converted to a house) had some ESB / Jedi minirigs on the shelves as late as 1989. I remember them clearly and can pinpoint the year.

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Postby Wreck-It Ralph » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:46 pm

I wonder what it is like in other countries with other franchises like Glasslite in Brazil, it would be nice to stumble across a MOC Vlix in a little corner shop.
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Re: When was the last time you saw a carded figure out in the wild?

Postby Mini99 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:08 pm

Wreck-It Ralph wrote:I wonder what it is like in other countries with other franchises like Glasslite in Brazil, it would be nice to stumble across a MOC Vlix in a little corner shop.

Now that really would be something!


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