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Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby gammoguard » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:30 pm

Thought I'd best introduce myself:

Name: Chris
Age: 44
Single/married: Married
Residence: Birmingham
Occupation: Retail
Kids: 2
Pets: None at the mo
Collecting focus: Anything Star Wars that grabs my interest
Character focus: Gamorrean guard
Other interests: Collecting toys especially Disney (Star Wars, Muppets, Cars etc)
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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:28 pm

Hi, my name's Jay. I've been collecting Star Wars on and off since my car boot days at uni in Nottingham Trent in 1997.

I had to sell most of it off in 2006 when I moved in with my then girlfriend in her pokey one bedroom flat in Stoke Newington.

Started collecting again in 2014 when I sat opposite a Star Wars nut in my new job. Been trying to piece together a complete set of mint figures ever since.

Earlier in the year lost my job and went freelance. With the spare time I started off selling my doubles and trebles and was going to pack in the collecting, but got the bug again and have continued to upgrade and nearly completed the set.

Recently I've been getting into Poch and PBP figures. Just bought a copy of Javi's book "Star Wars Made in Spain Comprehensive Catalog". Awesome.
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Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:28 am

Welcome to the forum Duncan Allen, Jonathan Robinson, Anthony, John Galantini, Ryan Lowe, John, Andy, Tan, David, Mike, Neil, Phil, Chris and Jay. Wow 14 new members :shock: that is fantastic :D

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby VintageForce » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:26 pm

Hi!

I'm David I've been collecting star figures for 20 years. I had hundreds when I was a kid but my mother gave them away to a Scout jumble sale... I've forgiven her now! I've been trying to rebuild my collection for a while but lost all my figures moving house a couple of years ago. I lost all hope then they turned up again! I'm now trying to rebuild my loose collection with C8+ figures.

I'm going to start with the first 12 and try and collect in order to build up a full set. I have about 70 figures including a few carded . I've a few dodgy weapons from unscrupulous of sellers on ebay due to my naivety so I'm trying to replace everything.

Hopefully you guys will help me out!

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Pomse2001 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:50 am

Hi David welcome to the forum :D

Sorry to read about what your mother did, great that you forgive her. My mom and dad throw out all the boxes and cardbacks from my childhood :roll:

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Snaketibe » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:37 pm

Yes, welcome to all the new members! I hope you stick around and enjoy the Forum :-)

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Hello! (Reintroducing myself after a long absence)

Postby TheWiseRabbit » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:23 am

Hi all. After a long absence I've been allowed by the wife to continue my Star Wars collection. I was collecting loose vintage figures and a few autographs of the main guys.

Last week I finally dug out the box from the spare room, dusted it off and fell in love again with those small little plastic guys. (Still looking for the autographs)

I bought quite a few figures from this forum in the past and only have a about 10 figures left with a few weapons to track down but fingers crossed with your help I'll get there :)
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Re: Hello! (Reintroducing myself after a long absence)

Postby TheWiseRabbit » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:27 am

*sorry just realised there's a whole thread about introductions. Can the powers that be pop me in there pls :)
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Re: Hello! (Reintroducing myself after a long absence)

Postby Grant_C » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:56 am

You'll find the prices have gone way way way up since the last time you were here. Good luck. :)

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Re: Hello! (Reintroducing myself after a long absence)

Postby TheWiseRabbit » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:49 pm

Grant_C wrote:You'll find the prices have gone way way way up since the last time you were here. Good luck. :)



So true! Luckily I've got the majority of stuff already. Just need a few weapons and 6 figures. I remember buying a vc jaws from a chap in this forum about 7 years ago. Now I think I'll need to sell a kidney first. Needless to say I'll be posting in the relevant sections about stuff I need

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Name: Adrian
Age: 44
Single/married: Married
Residence: London
Occupation: Train driver
Kids: 1
Pets: 2
Collecting focus: vintage loose
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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby 21B » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:42 am

So, I joined the forum last night after hearing about fake Leia blasters on ebay, a couple of which I've unfortunately purchased like a prize sucker...

I had an almost complete figure collection as a child, many of which were lost or stolen over the years.

Around 2000-2001 I got interested again and added to the collection with a few more complete figures - this time around I actually cared about having the weapons, accessories etc. - and acquired a few carded figures too.

Skip forward another 15+ years to the present day where recently I've been on a quest to complete my loose figure collection, having moved house and got a bit of display space to play with on my walls. Not bothered about minor variations, but would like one of every figure, complete and in decent condition.

Until yesterday I thought I was just missing R2D2+saber and Blue Snaggletooth (and obviously stuff I'll never get like Vinyl Jawa, Rocket Fett etc.) but apparently a couple of my Leias are also incomplete due to the fake weapons.

Not bothered about ships etc. but I do have a Wampa and a complete Jabba playset. I'm in the market for a Rancor monster and Sy Snootles and the Rebo band too.

My favourite figure of all time is probably the Imperial Gunner.

So, there we go. That's me, that is.

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Mini99 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:15 am

A warm welcome to you.
Enjoy your time here, your find a friendly bunch on here.

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:49 am

Welcome back Adrian to the forum, I am glad to read the wife says it ok for you to collect star wars :wink:

Welcome 21B to the forum :wink:

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby TheWiseRabbit » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:40 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:Welcome back Adrian to the forum, I am glad to read the wife says it ok for you to collect star wars :wink:

Welcome 21B to the forum :wink:


Oh it's tough mate. Everytime Im especially nice to her she knows I'm about to buy a figure :lol: :lol:

Just been given the green light to buy 2 more. Not many to go now until I finish off the loose collection. I dont have the heart to break it to her yet about my next Star Wars focus :lol: :lol:
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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:41 am

TheWiseRabbit wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:Welcome back Adrian to the forum, I am glad to read the wife says it ok for you to collect star wars :wink:

Welcome 21B to the forum :wink:


Oh it's tough mate. Everytime Im especially nice to her she knows I'm about to buy a figure :lol: :lol:

Just been given the green light to buy 2 more. Not many to go now until I finish off the loose collection. I dont have the heart to break it to her yet about my next Star Wars focus :lol: :lol:


Sounds like she will be surprised in the future :lol:


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