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by BikerScout74
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Star Wars Events
Topic: Echo Live VIII - 5 OCT 19
Replies: 55
Views: 2177

Re: Echo Live VIII - 5 OCT 19

Just booked my room for Premier Inn Redditch North for what will be my first Echobase Live Event! Really looking forward to it and finally meeting some members from the forum! Taffius Toffiius. Darth Bobby Dazzler. Andy S Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan, and we are the Wyld Stallyns. StarWars...
by BikerScout74
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Vintage or Repro Admiral Ackbar Staff?
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Vintage or Repro Admiral Ackbar Staff?

Thanks Snaketibe! :)
by BikerScout74
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 28, 2019, Part 2/2
Replies: 24
Views: 400

Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 28, 2019, Part 2/2

Bespin Han is cool! Seeing this post makes me want to pick up another for my collection to display with the rebel blaster! Thanks for sharing! :)
by BikerScout74
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Vintage or Repro Admiral Ackbar Staff?
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Vintage or Repro Admiral Ackbar Staff? (Update)

Got a replacement Ackbar Staff from the seller today. Looks like it's a version1 Taiwan type. I think it's genuine and it floats without any issues. It seems to have one less injection mark on the side, but the texture looks like an original. I'm not aware that there are repro versions of the versio...
by BikerScout74
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Most Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Vintage Landspeeder internal springs
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Wanted: Vintage Landspeeder internal springs

Can anyone help me out with a couple of vintage landspeeder internal suspension springs that you may have from a broken landspeeder? I've been looking for some replacements, but can't seem to find any springs that would be light enough to not put pressure on the plastic hinges. Also looking for an e...
by BikerScout74
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Modern Collecting
Topic: Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book

Agreed! International Postage rates from US always seem unreasonably high. I believe that Hasbro doesn't have anything to do with this book. Daryl Depriest, Hasbro's ex VP of global brand management is the main author and it has been financed through to publication on the kickstarter website. Althou...
by BikerScout74
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Modern Collecting
Topic: Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book

Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book A comprehensive guide to Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection 3.75-Inch Action Figures and Toys Anyone planning to get this? I was, but then I read that they are charging $80 int shipping!!! :( Apparently there is an 'international backer' opt...
by BikerScout74
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Vintage or Repro Admiral Ackbar Staff?
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Vintage or Repro Admiral Ackbar Staff?

Thanks Snaketibe. I have been in touch with the seller and he seems to be understanding and willing to put it right. We'll wait and see. I am giving him the benefit of the doubt in that he thought that he had the genuine item and listed it as such. Luckily, I didn't spend too much money on the figur...
by BikerScout74
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Vintage or Repro Admiral Ackbar Staff?
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Vintage or Repro Admiral Ackbar Staff?

Thanks for the replies guys. Yes, I'm leaning heavily towards it being repro now. Does the V2 original have round injection mold marks in it? Again, the one I have has none present. I'm guessing that an original would bend, but not snap, but a repro would bend and then snap?
by BikerScout74
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: THE VINTAGE REBELLION : Episode 61 LAUNCHED
Replies: 29
Views: 947

Re: THE VINTAGE REBELLION : Episode 61 LAUNCHED

Many congratulations on the 5 years, guys. Impressive...Most Impressive! Here's to the next 5 and beyond!
by BikerScout74
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Vintage or Repro Admiral Ackbar Staff?
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Vintage or Repro Admiral Ackbar Staff?

This one appears to float only when gently placed on the water. If I push it, it will sink. It also feels that it might snap if I bend it too much. I haven't come across a vintage weapon that will seem to snap in the same way.
by BikerScout74
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Vintage or Repro Admiral Ackbar Staff?
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Vintage or Repro Admiral Ackbar Staff?

I just purchased this Admiral Ackbar Staff with the figure itself on a well known FB group here in the UK. The staff was listed as original, but in hand I'm not so sure. Could some of the experts here chime in? I looked up TIG and it looks closest to a V2, but when I place it in water, it does not f...
by BikerScout74
Fri May 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: RIP Peter Mayhew!
Replies: 26
Views: 834

Re: RIP Peter Mayhew!

Devastating news to hear the passing of the mighty Peter Mayhew! Had the honour of briefly meeting him and getting his autograph in Chicago last month. He is and always will be Chewbacca!
by BikerScout74
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Star Wars Events
Topic: Celebration 2019 is in Chicago.
Replies: 75
Views: 10474

Re: Celebration 2019 is in Chicago.

I just entered my e-mail address that I used to buy my tickets on the link at the celebration website. I didn't need to activate any badge, physical or otherwise in order to enter the lottery for the main morning panels. Got confirmations that i my entries were registered. Hope this helps.
by BikerScout74
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Star Wars Events
Topic: Meet up in Chicago?
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: Meet up in Chicago?

Thank you Mr Shifter! PM sent!