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Discuss vintage Kenner and Palitoy Star Wars toys from the 1977-1985 era.
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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:35 am

Welcome all recent joiners. Good to see so many new members in a month. This is certainly a great place for completing your collection through trades or sales.

What it really does well at, though, is specialist knowledge. It's always great seeing collectors bringing their collections out of lofts and seeing what's there as there's usually some rare stuff.

Hope you all stick around and get involved. It's a lot less dramatic than Facebook 'round here. Mostly.

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby J1M76 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:12 pm

Hi there - just joined the group, but had seen members of it when I attended Celebration Europe last year at London Excel.

I have been collecting since I was a kid with the original vintage release and whilst I have many of the vintage line (just missing 3 of the last 17) many of my figures have obviously been played with over the years. I still pick up modern items - but have found it difficult in the UK to find a full range and in recent years Hasbro seem to have forgotten UK collectors totally.

I have been involved in a number of UK Star Wars communities and did run my own trading site for a bit - www.wattosjunkshop.com

I have a number of boxed ships and Palitoy cardbacks that I saved from my childhood. Pleased to find UK collectors here and will get involved in the group in any way I can.

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Crumm » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:53 am

Name: Crumm
Age: 41
Single/Married: Married
Residence: West Yorkshire
Occupation: Engineer
Kids: 1 (Also a Star Wars fan)
Pets: 0

Collecting Focus: Just started really so working on a set of graded first 12 (either already graded or loose mint and get them done myself), then will work on loose mint/ near mint for the rest. Hopefully leading to a full figure collection eventually, we will see.

Character Focus: Will probably give Luke some focus at some point. I like his variations the best.

Collecting interest: A full set of original loose figures (not fussed about variations or super rares like vinyl Jawa etc., just one good example of each).

Looking For: At the moment first 12 Vader, Obi-wan, Tusken, R2D2, C3P0, Death Squad Commander, Jawa. Mint/ near mint with weapons.
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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Mini99 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:38 pm

Welcome.
Good luck with your collecting, enjoy the hunt.
There’s a lot of knowledge on here from guys that are more than willing to share it.

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Pomse2001 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:06 pm

Welcome J1M76 and Crumm to the forum and merry christmas :D

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Postby yoda » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:39 am

Welcome its nice to see more new members joining.
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Postby E2SKBase » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:44 pm

Long time lurker but I figured it's time to do an intro.

Name: Eddie
Age: 48
Single/Married: Married
Residence: USA
Occupation: Club/Mobile DJ
Kids: None
Pets: 1 dog
Collecting Focus: Vintage Starwars MOC's. POTF being my favorite line and main focus right now.
Character Focus: None really but I have quite a few Luke Farmboy's & Chewies.

Collecting interest: Vintage Star Wars, Vinyl Records (mostly 70's & 80's Disco, House & Synth Pop stuff)

Looking For: The "Big 5" POTF MOC: Yak Face, Anakin, Gam Guard, AT-AT Driver, Nikto. Totally out of my price range so beaters are welcome ;-)

Big fan of the podcast BTW. Keep up the great work!

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby poncho » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:17 pm

welcome all newbies

:-) nice too see some new blood

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby TimOneBee » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:49 pm

Hello, I'm Tim

I used to collect vintage (mid 90's to mid 00's), had a small collection of Palitoys (12, 20 and 30 backs) - but sold it all many years ago. The only thing I kept was a loose Power Droid - which I've held onto since the 80s. Recently bought the Meccano Trilogo handbook as a vintage refresher -- great book with lots of variant info (mainly for the trilogos, am not a huge fan of GDE - but do remember my original Leia was on a square card bought from a European holiday in the early 80s - wish I'd kept that one carded!!). Thought I'd register a profile on here as I've been surfing recently and you guys have some great info (am also on RS since the early 00s)

Haven't got a particular collecting focus this time round - think I'll leave the Palitoys alone though after checking some of the recent prices on Vectis!, am surprised how much the market has moved on in the last 10 years, but it's great to see so much interest in the hobby

cheers,

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Mini99 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:41 pm

Welcome Eddie and Tim.
Join in for the most fun, your enjoy it.

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Taffius » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:57 pm

Known as: Taff
Age: 46
Occupation: Cyber
Relationship status: Married
Children: None

Collecting focus: Would like to collect some of my childhood figures (ROTJ) for display on shelves around my man cave. Did have a previous spell of collecting during my mid 30s but sold them off. New films got me nostalgic again!

Modern items appealing but got to focus on what I would like to view whilst chilling in my space. Do not trust popular online auction sites so seeking original and authentic figures even if play worn a bit. Original weapons, etc, a must.

Regrets: Not buying more MOC figures from a car boot stall in WSM during the mid 90s. He had hundreds!

Always open to experienced advice and guidance and joined this forum for such prior to restart.

Taff

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Snaketibe » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:59 pm

Welcome Taff and all the new members! This Forum is great and the members are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, so stick around and enjoy it! :-)

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby Stuart Skinner » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:16 pm

Welcome to the forum Taff, you've come to a great place, get involved and active, you'll get more from it
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/star-wars-vintage-rebellion/id1001257470?mt=2

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby laurencedyer » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:14 pm

Welcome to the forum J1M76, Crumm, Eddie, Timm and Taff :D .
Get envolved, there a right motley crew in here :lol:

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Re: Who's Who - Introduce yourself!

Postby SublevelStudios » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:31 pm

Brilliant to see some new members as always - welcome and happy new year to you all.


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