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Re: Full MOC run

Postby subzero » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:30 pm

I was also starting to go down the path of acquiring as many trilogo's as I could, but unfortunately iv'e had a sudden shift in financial priorities this summer out of the blue and have decided to stop buying any more and also thin down my collection. Iv'e sold off all the ones I bought just for the sake of building up a collection and kept all the ones that actually mean the most to me, iv'e done the same with my complete loose collection too, iv'e sold off all the ones I never had / played with as a kid ( and there was a lot of them ), and ended up just keeping all the nostalgic pieces.

I understand now though for the first time since collecting vintage SW after reading about people on here buying a figure for the intention of selling on or swapping, but then can't bring themselves get rid of it because they love it too much :lol: I also felt the same way when packaging up what iv'e collected over the past year or so to send them off to the buyers, I felt a bit gutted that I was letting them go, but financial priorities overrules everything sometimes. :cry:

Large amounts of money are in some of these old toys just sitting there and sometimes it just has to be used, but at least we get to enjoy them for a while, after all iv'e always said my whole life we don't own anything anyway, we're only renting these possessions while we're here and eventually one day through choice or not, they will all be given back to someone else.
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Re: Full MOC run

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:34 pm

I only started collecting MOCs this year. I’d had a Logray, Prune Face and battered POTF Lumat for ages but they didn’t do anything for my collection in my eyes, so I sold them off.

I decided I was going to try and do an offerless 20/21 Back run as it’ll be an ongoing long-term challenge, plus I love all the first 21. All my favourite figures, with the exception of one or two, are from this era. I also absolutely adore the huge SW logo on the cards and a lot of my favourite card back artwork comes from this run too (which is strange as I’m pretty sure I would never of seen the SW artwork as a kid growing up in the Jedi era).

It’s funny I have 5 20/21 backs so far and none of them are my favourite card back arts. But I do have one of my least favourite card Back arts (Ben Kenobi)... or so I thought... I reckon it’s my favourite MOC at the moment. :D

Despite going for 20/21 backs my first MOC purchased this year was a Luke Jedi because he is my favourite figure along with Yoda (outside of the first 21). Recently when I picked up 3 21 backs in the same week I told myself I would need to sell him to fund the purchases. But I just couldn’t bring myself to sell him (and I guess that’s because I have been buying stuff that I actually want rather than what I think I should want, have been told is cool, or started a run that contains stuff I’m not interested in).

I would just pick up stuff you like from now on, rather than set yourself targets that include figures you’re not interested in. It could just be MOCs you like, like Yoda, TFP, At At Commander etc... or maybe a small run like the bounty hunters.

The great thing about collecting is, it can be about whatever you want it to be... and even better, you can just get rid of the stuff that doesn’t make you happy. Just don’t make any rash decisions.

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Re: Full MOC run

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:42 pm

subzero wrote:after all iv'e always said my whole life we don't own anything anyway, we're only renting these possessions while we're here and eventually one day through choice or not, they will all be given back to someone else.

Interesting observation, like it :D

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Re: Full MOC run

Postby Clarkspie&chips » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:47 pm

So Edd you have nearly a full trilogo run plus the extras for nearly a full 96 run as well as your 70b/70c focus? That’s a lot of Mocs so it’s probalby a good job you don’t collect anything else like vintage computer games. :wink:

When the trilogy was released on DVD, Woolworths did a promo that came with a free Darth Vader. This was in a nice skinny Star case that fitted tightly to the moc. I also have a similar case with some of the Macquarie concept figures so there must be a manufacturer out there that does make smaller cases.

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Re: Full MOC run

Postby Robstyley » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:12 pm

I think anyone who starts collecting Mocs will have the thought cross their mind about getting all the figures carded or some sort of completed run. It’s human nature, collector mentality. But not everyone is the completist. It’s not easy, especially on their film cards let alone debut cards. I started buying loads of Jedi Mocs and although I just wanted all my favourites to begin with, I then started thinking maybe I could go for a 79 run on Jedi cards. I had 40 but soon realised it was going to take too long, too much money and it wasn’t for me. I don’t need 40 Mocs, defo don’t need 79! I’m now selling some and having a rethink. I’m going to keep the ones I really like and have some variety even among the Jedi cards with different backs, offers, Kenner, Palitoy etc. For me it is no fun to be on a big mission to complete things all the time, it’s boring. It’s more interesting to collect lots of different things and be free to change your mind and buy whatever takes your fancy. As mentioned collect whatever you like. I’m getting into cardbacks, never would have thought that. You get the visual aspect of the card for about 1/10 of the price. And I’m interested in the back of them, not the front. Sounds like you already have a fat Moc collection Scott! Well done, good achievement 48 :o

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Re: Full MOC run

Postby Mini99 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:31 pm

Robstyley wrote:I think anyone who starts collecting Mocs will have the thought cross their mind about getting all the figures carded or some sort of completed run. It’s human nature, collector mentality. But not everyone is the completist. It’s not easy, especially on their film cards let alone debut cards. I started buying loads of Jedi Mocs and although I just wanted all my favourites to begin with, I then started thinking maybe I could go for a 79 run on Jedi cards. I had 40 but soon realised it was going to take too long, too much money and it wasn’t for me. I don’t need 40 Mocs, defo don’t need 79! I’m now selling some and having a rethink. I’m going to keep the ones I really like and have some variety even among the Jedi cards with different backs, offers, Kenner, Palitoy etc. For me it is no fun to be on a big mission to complete things all the time, it’s boring. It’s more interesting to collect lots of different things and be free to change your mind and buy whatever takes your fancy. As mentioned collect whatever you like. I’m getting into cardbacks, never would have thought that. You get the visual aspect of the card for about 1/10 of the price. And I’m interested in the back of them, not the front. Sounds like you already have a fat Moc collection Scott! Well done, good achievement 48 :o

Got to agree, I never thought I would collect card backs, but they are really appealing to me now!
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Re: Full MOC run

Postby subzero » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:16 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:
subzero wrote:after all iv'e always said my whole life we don't own anything anyway, we're only renting these possessions while we're here and eventually one day through choice or not, they will all be given back to someone else.

Interesting observation, like it :D


It does make things better on the mind when it comes to sell things. :lol:
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Re: Full MOC run

Postby scooternick » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:47 pm

All comes down to how much money you have or may have or potentialy want to spank on toys in the future? I run a pretty strict policy that if the mocs i have don't excite me or don't tug on my nolstagic strings then they are surplus to requirement. Hasn't let me down yet! Sell and reinvest is what i'd do. Plus, displaying a whole run is not easy without the space.

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Re: Full MOC run

Postby theforceuk » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:16 pm

I want all the figures on all the Kenner cards they were released on. :lol: If I die still wanting to do this then collecting will have been fun for me and never ending. Buy what you want as long as you have the cash, sell what you want but remember you will probably regret it one day at some point. :)
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Re: Full MOC run

Postby Cazza » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:33 am

scooternick wrote:All comes down to how much money you have or may have or potentialy want to spank on toys in the future? I run a pretty strict policy that if the mocs i have don't excite me or don't tug on my nolstagic strings then they are surplus to requirement. Hasn't let me down yet! Sell and reinvest is what i'd do. Plus, displaying a whole run is not easy without the space.


Exactly what I have done! When I started collecting again, I retrieved my collection from my Parent's loft. There were a lot of Tri and POTF figures in there. Lots of last 17. I'd had them for around 20 years, but they had very little nostalgia for me, so decided to sell them and reinvest in an ESB MOC run, as that was my main era as a kid. Completed this, but wasn't entirely happy with it, as there were several meh figures e.g. Bespin Guards, Lobot etc, that I never had as a kid. So, decided to sell some and focus mainly on a 'Childhood' collection. I'm nearly there. Just need one more MOC, a mailer box and a couple of more obscure bits.

As money is tight, it's made so much more sense to me to focus on the stuff that I really want- stuff that totally has that nostalgia. When I started, my approach was very scattergun. Then I focused a bit, but it was still a wide focus. I'm happy with what I'm doing now, with a much more specific focus and have thankfully found a couple of tricky pieces recently, to keep me going, thanks to helpful folks on here.
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Re: Full MOC run

Postby scooternick » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:24 pm

Cazza wrote:
scooternick wrote:All comes down to how much money you have or may have or potentialy want to spank on toys in the future? I run a pretty strict policy that if the mocs i have don't excite me or don't tug on my nolstagic strings then they are surplus to requirement. Hasn't let me down yet! Sell and reinvest is what i'd do. Plus, displaying a whole run is not easy without the space.


Exactly what I have done! When I started collecting again, I retrieved my collection from my Parent's loft. There were a lot of Tri and POTF figures in there. Lots of last 17. I'd had them for around 20 years, but they had very little nostalgia for me, so decided to sell them and reinvest in an ESB MOC run, as that was my main era as a kid. Completed this, but wasn't entirely happy with it, as there were several meh figures e.g. Bespin Guards, Lobot etc, that I never had as a kid. So, decided to sell some and focus mainly on a 'Childhood' collection. I'm nearly there. Just need one more MOC, a mailer box and a couple of more obscure bits.

As money is tight, it's made so much more sense to me to focus on the stuff that I really want- stuff that totally has that nostalgia. When I started, my approach was very scattergun. Then I focused a bit, but it was still a wide focus. I'm happy with what I'm doing now, with a much more specific focus and have thankfully found a couple of tricky pieces recently, to keep me going, thanks to helpful folks on here.


Good work - definitely my type of collecting, but again everyone does things differently. You can go pretty far by buying and reinvesting (with a bit of luck thrown in for good measure!).

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Re: Full MOC run

Postby Robstyley » Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:49 pm

Cazza wrote:As money is tight, it's made so much more sense to me to focus on the stuff that I really want- stuff that totally has that nostalgia.


This is kind of where I’m at too mate. Moved to a bigger house, had another child and have had some health problems. I don’t have the spare income I used to have but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. I feel like the items mean more to me now. I also am becoming drawn to the Mocs/figures and other things I had as a kid. I had a 3PO removable limbs up for sale but then realised I didn’t want to sell it because I had it as a kid and have memories of it. I think that’s what can happen collecting this stuff, you have to sometimes go with your heart rather than with your collector head.

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Re: Full MOC run

Postby Michael Sith » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:02 pm

That's it in a nutshell, I've been reading posts and posting myself for years now, and that little nugget nails it for me

" go with your heart...not your collector head". Your a real life Yoda with that comment. Seriously though, that's it for me, go with your heart, don't be clouded by what the" in thing is" or what others say you should go for , just use your experience and the knowledge you have, but never lose sight of what makes you smile, what gives you the buzz, what floats your boat :)

I think then you are truly happy with what you have for YOU not what other collectors perceive you as, who cares TBH what others think, it's what you think that counts....bring on the reseals and sliced bubbles for me :)
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Re: Full MOC run

Postby TrooperWill » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:32 pm

to echo just about every reply above me, collect what you want, not what you think other people would expect you to collect.

perfect example is last year, I stumbled onto quite a large amount of mask vehicles (m.a.s.k) all in great condition, and complete. I really like them but have never owned any so I decided to keep them, even though I would triple or quadruple my money if I resold them. as I was only about 8 vehicles off a full set, I figured I would grab the last ones to complete it and show off. except when I came to buy several of the ones I was missing, they were quite expensive, they sucked in comparison to the ones I already had as the shows writers had lost all plot towards the end of the show, and I really didn't want to pay what they were worth for them. because they were not worth that much to me. so I still don't have a complete run, because I don't want one.

it would have been easy to suck it up and just buy the three sets I don't like but what's the point really? unless you are one of those twats on Facebook doing a "mailcall" post showing off your new stuff for likes from strangers, who gives a shit?
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Re: Full MOC run

Postby AndyPreston » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:15 am

I’m just 2 away from a full Palitoy carded set, with each character on the correct movie cardback, although a few of the rarer ones are more affordable reseals or cut bubbles. I’ve been working on this for some 20 years and was lucky to get a good head start before the prices rose to current levels.

I totally agree that it’s best to collect what you love, not what you think you should have, but for me the action figures and particularly the Palitoy logo cards are such an integral part of my childhood that I love having them all. Sadly I’m not able to display the: st the moment but when I’ve go5 those last two I’ll get them all out for a photo.
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