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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:37 pm

Snaketibe wrote:They're not very rare at all really. Grey is more common, but the main problem is identifying a white one in a photo where there isn't a grey one standing next to it to help differentiate the colours!

Are they more expensive to pick up?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:43 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:They're not very rare at all really. Grey is more common, but the main problem is identifying a white one in a photo where there isn't a grey one standing next to it to help differentiate the colours!

Are they more expensive to pick up?

Not if the seller doesn't know it's any different from a grey! On the rare occasions where a seller has identified one as a white, they usually charge a bit more, but we're not talking mega bucks.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby tigerham » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:50 pm

Missed this. Here's a late entry, a resealed Palitoy Clipper Chief Chirpa 65bk MOC...

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby tigerham » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:54 pm

This one is the peach of my Chirpa focus, Micro-Meccano MOC...

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:11 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:Nice collection Lars. Here’s my Chief Chirpa. I would like a White Fur variant. Didn’t realise they had specific accessories and don’t think I’ve ever seen that particular variant staff shown in Jeremy’s pic. How rare are the white fur Chirpas?


I dont think it is that rare in the uk, since I have heard the white one came from palitoy :? You can always write white chief chirpa on ebay if you want to buy him from a seller who knows about him. If you want to find him from a seller who do not know about the white one then the picture can be tricky sometimes I think. It could be more easy to try to look for the staff and then buy the chief chirpa with the correct staff. Maybe you get lucky also to get the white chief chirpa :wink: I am not sure but maybe I have an extra that I is not part of my collection :?

and thanks for the kind words :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:13 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
TheJabbaWookie wrote:Nice collection Lars. Here’s my Chief Chirpa. I would like a White Fur variant. Didn’t realise they had specific accessories and don’t think I’ve ever seen that particular variant staff shown in Jeremy’s pic. How rare are the white fur Chirpas?

They're not very rare at all really. Grey is more common, but the main problem is identifying a white one in a photo where there isn't a grey one standing next to it to help differentiate the colours! I bought a couple of loose ones off eBay thinking they were white, only to find they were really grey when I had them in hand :roll: . The highly variable quality of photos used on auctions, plus flash photography lightening the colours of everything can make spotting the whites in amongst the greys annoyingly difficult!


I agree it can be tricky with pictures, try find mine between my chief chirpa lot :lol:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:15 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:They're not very rare at all really. Grey is more common, but the main problem is identifying a white one in a photo where there isn't a grey one standing next to it to help differentiate the colours!

Are they more expensive to pick up?


I think you can win one for £15 today with the correct hood and weapon, buy it now then people want a lot more :wink:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:16 pm

tigerham wrote:Missed this. Here's a late entry, a resealed Palitoy Clipper Chief Chirpa 65bk MOC...

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Thanks mate for sharing this awesome resealed clipper card :wink:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:19 pm

tigerham wrote:This one is the peach of my Chirpa focus, Micro-Meccano MOC...

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Wow, that is a beautiful french meccano chief chirpa moc, I love it 8)

So what is your goal with your chief chirpa focus, what are you still looking for ?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby tigerham » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:26 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
tigerham wrote:This one is the peach of my Chirpa focus, Micro-Meccano MOC...

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Wow, that is a beautiful french meccano chief chirpa moc, I love it 8)

So what is your goal with your chief chirpa focus, what are you still looking for ?


Thank you Pomse. I've got a Tsukuda UP 65bk in the post in great condition apart from a yellowed bubble and next I'd like to get hold of a Top Toys MOC. I missed one back in December as I only started collecting end of January this time round though it had a cracked bubble but would have been a nice addition all the same.

Also looking for a regular Kenner with the green GM circular logo instead of blue which I have on my MIM MOC.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby tigerham » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:29 pm

So far I have a Meccano double stem, a Clipper Double Stem (reseal), Clipper standard bubble, Clipper Standard bubble UP with mini catalogue, Palitoy UP regular bubble, Palitoy Tri-logo bubble, Kenner MIM and on it's way the Japanese Tsukuda UP 65bk.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby apack7229 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:32 am

I forgot all about my chief chirpa cardbacks. :lol:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby tigerham » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:11 am

apack7229 wrote:I forgot all about my chief chirpa cardbacks. :lol:


Nice cardbacks and some UP too. I like he way they're displayed in their casing.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Hooch » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:27 am

Mini99 wrote:
Hooch wrote:Image

Could you tell me about the slide?

Here is a bit of a read up about what they could have been used for, most likely sent out to promote the film
http://blog.theswca.com/2014/10/collect ... enner.html
Hooch, somehow you always make ewoks look cool 8)


My feedback: http://www.starwarsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=23429

My most wanted: http://www.starwarsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23845

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 8, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Plastikheld » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:56 am

A little bit late and the pics are not the best, but here's a bit of my Chief Chirpa focus collection.
I definately need a better way to display them.
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... oh and btw I WANT this slide! :wink:
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