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theforceuk

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Great thread and question, I've completely changed my collecting habbits in the last 2 years, the price of vintage Star Wars MOC being a huge factor. I need 23 I think to complete the close as I can get to the full debut run. The price increase has forced me to buy and sell other toy lines to help fund the Star Wars MOC run, lol. This was going really well until one day I decided to keep a He-Man! lol I now collect vintage He-Man and Star Wars! lol I have also decided to just go for the remaining figures I need on bebut cards on any card I can get them on. Still think some figures will be out of reach, Boba Fett being an annoying one for sure. I'm still really into vintage Star Wars, the Pandemic has made me realise I needed to get what I have on display, which I've done and loving looking at other toy lines.

That N64 with Goldeneye takes me back, the late 90's, what a time @lejackal . I'm really annoyed that I sold all my N64 stuff in the 00's, it was really mint with everything boxed and complete. I kept the 3 Star Wars games which is something.
 

Michael Sith

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as said don’t put your email address on the post so I would firstly remove that ( it will be removed by moderators anyway ) as part of forum protocol to avoid issues.

as said take some good clear pictures of your items and put them on the valuation thread, including the weapons, the guys on here will give you advice on the figures/weapons and you will get an idea on valuations, you can then put them on here as a for sale thread. That way you will get a very honest and good idea of value and maybe sell them

at least you will see what they are worth and also ensure you don’t let them go for less than they are worth

get some clear pics up and good luck
 

Frunkstar

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Well it's been a very long time for me clawing my interest / mojo & motivation back, been on a slow boil for a long time, but I am at trying to push myself forward & gaining momentum again, baggies & baggie related items ain't cheap now, but my radar id active again & I am on the prowl.

I plan to go forward with a mindset of enjoy the **** out of it - just as it should be!!
 

Wokling

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I’m still buying Star Wars (and selling it again) changing my display around and piling into my retro consoles and Games Workshop stuff. The cabinet is mostly for me, the gaming and modelling & painting I can do with the kids. Even Sue has a NES so that she can play Duck Hunt 😂

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I need this set up, thank you for sharing. I know its not star wars chat but I also have an old N64 (another victim of my garage) but cant get it to display on our TV, something to do with hertz? Do I need an old style set? I'm also going full retro and moo moo farm is calling? Any advice welcome
 
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Good read, & as a new member on here & digging out my vintage figures recently I’m stating to just get the bug for collecting.
For what I’ve got & seeing others collections on here, I’d love to start collecting card backs & I’d probably only go for my dozen or so favourite/iconic characters,
I think with the prices/values just now, I’d have to sell what I’ve got to try & fund this & this is what kinda puts me off.
Wife asked me if I had an “emotional” attachment to them & I really didn’t when they were boxed away. Now they are out, all I want to do is look at them & I’d feel that detachment if I let them go.

The original trilogy still holds a special place & I think there is just that saturation now with the newer/retro collections. Just too many for my liking & I guess it’s the fact that anyone/everyone is buying them & it takes away that limited/uniqueness.
Although I do love the coloured prototype Fett’s & Stormy’s.
Does this answer the Q’s, probably not, but discovering this forum has certainly given me the bug & I’d be more than happy to go hunting at a boot sale this weekend! 👍🏻😀
 

Mosh

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I have stopped collecting vintage figures since some ten years ago. I got what I most looked for, and the ones I would've like to have are just too expensive for me to find it worthy. I buy recent The Vintage Collection figures now and then, and I am happy with that. Having all the figures and spaceships would mean for me to spend money on some uglies and... it's all just plastic after all. : )
 

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So I have been collecting a number of years now on the vintage front, started off collecting any thing and everything as we all do once we get the fever! and then gradually found my way as to what I wanted to collect vintage SW wise
made plenty of mistakes, but gradually got on point with what I wanted to collect for me, rather than what was being collected at the time

so really my question is, with the impact of the pandemic ( which has made us all stop and think!) where are we now .., today with collecting, we have had the Toy Toni scenario, the baggie gate scenario , then. Covid 19 is the passion still there? Is there still the die hard collecting fraternity ,Are we still looking and searching for the next thing to complete a run, the next rare buy, basically now the films have died down and the furore has died down, is there still a die hard group of collectors there that still collect never mind what happens

i for one still have the passion there, still trawl eBay, still look at what I have on display, still think I need this, I need that!

where are we today as collectors?

just interested in others opinions?
I still consider myself a collector, but as I’ve collected what I wanted, a full loose run and a near full moc run (still looking for an a wing pilot and han Carbonite moc), I don’t really have much to discuss anymore.
I love seeing peoples collections, latest additions, i toy with buying a dagobah playset or a tie interceptor occasionally but don’t ever feel a desperate need to buy them.
I’ve never been in it to make money so buying/selling doesn’t do it for me.
I think I’m just really happy with what I have and it’s more about how to display it now more than anything.
 

Gogsfett

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Hello Folks,

Yeah for me will always continue to collect vintage star wars, have done for many years now, also picking up the odd Modern stuff if looks cool enough, but not going down the route of buying every TPM or AOTC s figures etc etc... DONE all that before and still have them all.

Vintage collecting will always be there... Childhood memories and all that and whilst the prices nowadays are ridiculous I've resigned myself to the point it will be what it will be..

Upgrading some of my loose figures, looking for some variations, part MOC sealed where I can, is where I am at.

Won't sell any of my current vintage, unless really had to, can't bring myself to sell a MOC or complete loose , not that i have loads (dozen or so MOC, need around 8 of last 17 ), but always keeping an eye on the forum, EBay etc to see what is going around.

As long as you still enjoy it and are happy with what you have, long may it continue!😀😀
 

Michael Sith

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Some interesting reading on this, really good to see the collecting mindset as we have gone through a weird period in all our lives.
think it shows no matter what, collecting will still continue generation after generation and there will always be a vintage collecting community SW wise which is good to hear.
prices steadily rising for SW vintage items is always going to be a blocker, but the passion is still there, maybe different platforms now with FB etc, but for me this forum is a must and a stable base to discuss, buy and sell and learn, with like minded people, SW vintage collecting for me will always be a part of my life which I will never tire of …long may it continue

why do we collect ? They are only plastic toys,
amongst a myriad of option for adults, and for girls and boys,
but wait, they are not just toys, they have a draw not easy to explain,
where others may think it’s slightly daft or lame,
we collect for different reasons, but one thing is for sure,
Vintage Star Wars collecting is an affliction for which there is no cure,
A happy affliction and one I think is a good thing,
even though prices nowadays may come with a sting
In a world full of problems worry and stress,
it gives us some respite and some redress,
to remember times gone by, revisit youth with a smile
we all deserve a break from the world just once in a while!
 

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