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by AndyPreston
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Cheeky little Dublinjeff SWFUK Competition
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Re: Cheeky little Dublinjeff SWFUK Competition

Yay! I love a Grammy ... and a Heineken! PM coming :D
by AndyPreston
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Best Buy of 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: Best Buy of 2019

I've been very fortunate to pick up a few good pieces in 2019, but I think this is my favourite. I love the wallpaper, had it in my bedroom as a kid so this is a very meaningful item.
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by AndyPreston
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Star Wars Films
Topic: SPOILERS THREAD-The Rise of Skywalker-SPOILERS THREAD
Replies: 64
Views: 1686

Re: SPOILERS THREAD-The Rise of Skywalker-SPOILERS THREAD

I for one really enjoyed it. Sure it’s not perfect, but after the mess that was TLJ it stands as a very worthy end to the saga. Most unresolved plot threads are wrapped up (and some new ones left hanging - Palpatine had offspring??), there were some great character moments, I thought Carrie was exce...
by AndyPreston
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: End of 2019 Collecting Review and 2020 goals
Replies: 36
Views: 1582

Re: End of 2019 Collecting Review and 2020 goals

My 2019 goals: 1. A couple more significant U.K. store display pieces; 2. The elusive Helix 10 fibre tip pens set; 3. The pieces I need to finish my Westbrook birthday cards, Frankel & Roth bags, and/or Deeko party ware runs; 4. An original trilogy prop or cast & crew item; 5. Some great memories fr...
by AndyPreston
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Star Wars Events
Topic: Farthest From XXI Sunday 1st of December
Replies: 48
Views: 3475

Re: Farthest From XXI Sunday 1st of December

FF was fantastic as always! I picked up some great items, and there was lots of amazing vintage goodies for sale. Lovely to see Dave’s Palitoy store display, and the talk on retro gaming was really good. As others have said though, the highlight is always the chance to catch up with good friends and...
by AndyPreston
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Star Wars Events
Topic: Propstore Auction - 26th Nov
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Propstore Auction - 26th Nov

Now sorted thanks 😀
by AndyPreston
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Star Wars Events
Topic: Propstore Auction - 26th Nov
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Propstore Auction - 26th Nov

Hi, is anyone at the Propstore auction, who could pick up an item (maybe a couple depending on what I might win tomorrow!) and bring it to Farthest From, please?

Thanks in anticipation!
by AndyPreston
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Latest Acquisitions
Replies: 36098
Views: 1547589

Re: Latest Acquisitions

Just received this, best thing I’ve picked up in a long time! It’s the vintage plush Chewbacca, in great condition, and the bandolier is still attached with the plastic tag. I’m surprised how big it is, must be 2 feet tall. This one came from a guy in the UK, so although it has a Kenner label, it mu...
by AndyPreston
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Latest Acquisitions
Replies: 36098
Views: 1547589

Re: Latest Acquisitions

Lom wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:56 pm
This turned up today; it’s amazing how happy a tatty old box makes me! Trebor cherry chew box from 1977.
Love this Lom, congratulations! A real rarity. Love these old SW boxes. I didn’t miss the bubblegum box behind as well!
by AndyPreston
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Forum update
Replies: 24
Views: 522

Re: Forum update

I’ll add my thanks Edd for all the work you put in behind the scenes to keep this place running. It’s still home, just got the decorators in at the moment, looking forward to seeing the new paintwork when you’re finished!
by AndyPreston
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Latest Acquisitions
Replies: 36098
Views: 1547589

Re: Latest Acquisitions

Great find Grant, congratulations!
by AndyPreston
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Were they rare
Replies: 16
Views: 703

Re: Were they rare

The Imperial Troop Transporter was definitely available in the ESB era. Like the Darth Vader TIE Fighter and Snowspeeder, it was re-released by Palitoy in 1982 in a different box (the difference being the addition of the Bounty Hunter logos on the packaging). These box variations are reasonably comm...
by AndyPreston
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Were they rare
Replies: 16
Views: 703

Re: Were they rare

It's worth mentioning that some of the toys were not released in the UK (other than the odd few that may have been imported), only in America and some other territories. Items like the Dewback and Sandcrawler, the electronic X-wing, the Kenner variants of the 3 Star Wars playsets, the Tatooine Skiff...
by AndyPreston
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Latest Acquisitions
Replies: 36098
Views: 1547589

Re: Latest Acquisitions

It’s been a Topps week for my collection! Managed to pick up not only a good upgrade for my British 1st series store display box, but also the elusive 2nd series box, which I’ve been after for years. That one needed a bit of fixing up, but it’s come out very well. Really pleased to have one at last....