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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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.
’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves, Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe... -------------------------------------------------------- Stop your Jibba-Jabba you Big Walking Carpet
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.
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
Here's me -
Name: Adrian Age: 44 Single/married: Married Residence: London Occupation: Train driver Kids: 1 Pets: 2 Collecting focus: vintage loose
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.