Hi, my names Andy Preston, long time reader of the forum and it's about time I came and said hello. I'm from Somerset, married with a couple of kids.
I have been a Star Wars fan since seeing the first movie in 78, a collector as a kid, and collecting again seriously since about 95. I've got pretty much everything in the action figure range, and I'm just a few figures away from a carded Palitoy set on the correct movie card back (although some of the harder figures are reseals or beaters). I also collect anything that's vintage and British, I love all the oddball stuff, stationery, bathroom products, food packaging, anything really. I've got some production, cast and crew, and prop items from across all the movie saga.
I’ve been a member of the Exewing Fundraisers, a charity fundraising group in the South West since the early 2000s and am lucky enough to have met many of the cast and crew at conventions that we've run. I normally costume as Vader, and have a few other outfits as well as a static R2 replica and a Jawa on a mannequin.
I'm active on several of the collecting groups on Facebook and am an admin on three groups dedicated to photos and artwork from the original trilogy.
This is a fantastic community and I'm looking forward to taking a more active part.
Looking for Palitoy 12 back Jawa and Empire carded Dengar and Leia Hoth. Damaged cards or reseals OK.
Also any non-toy vintage British items esp. store displays, advertising & promotional items, and cast & crew or prop items.