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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Seahawks » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:49 pm

StarWarsFan wrote:Picked up these 3 figures today for £10 at collectobila 2 lat 17s and a LL Rebel Commander.


Great pick up for £10. Congrats!

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:18 pm

Seahawks wrote:This arrived in my mailbox today! As most of you know, this was one of the earliest Star Wars Toys released back in ‘78.

I’ve had the box for awhile, but no lightsaber to go with it. Patience is key in this hobby. It appears the inflatable “blade” has never been used before and the sticker on the hilt is in great shape.

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Congratulations on a tremendous pick up!

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:23 pm

Mini99 wrote:There have been some amazing new acquisitions shown here lately, well done guys.
I’ve not posted here for a while, but I wanted to share my latest acquisition which I’m really chuffed with.
I wasn’t sure if this will be allowed here as it technically isn’t vintage, if it needs to be moved, please feel free.
I’ve been after a copy of this book since learning of its existence shortly after I started collecting again.
I looked into trying to buy one but couldn’t believe how infrequently they popped up for sale and when they did they were inevitably marked or damaged in some way, which was not what I wanted, so I’ve kept looking...
And finally this fantastic example became available after a chance conversation with its previous owner, a deal was done and I now have it in hand.
As the pictures show this one is a as new condition and with the added bonus of its original mailer which is also in great condition.
I suspect that many may see this as outdated, over priced and no longer relevant but it really is a stunning reference book which is full of Star Wars loveliness!
I’m really pleased with this new addition, which I can assure you won’t be going anywhere for a long long time...
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Very well done, Nick! It's always great to finally track down an item you've been after for ages, so congratulations. The Kellerman book really is a lovely piece and well worth owning, so happy reading! :-D

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby coomber75 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:42 pm

love that book... one day... one day lol
grwat £10 pick up

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Takara Wind-Up R2-D2

Postby dienstuhr » Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:07 am

Picked up this little fellow from a Canadian collector pal I met at Celebration Chicago (apologies for the reflections):

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Full story and more pics (and video!) on the blog:
http://vintagekennerstarwars.blogspot.com/2019/07/walking-wind-up-r2-d2-kenner.html

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Vist my vintage Kenner Star Wars blog! http://www.vintagekennerstarwars.blogspot.com

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby StarWarsFan » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:00 pm

Seahawks wrote:
StarWarsFan wrote:Picked up these 3 figures today for £10 at collectobila 2 lat 17s and a LL Rebel Commander.


Great pick up for £10. Congrats!


Cheers mate

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Mini99 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:02 pm

Very well done, Nick! It's always great to finally track down an item you've been after for ages, so congratulations. The Kellerman book really is a lovely piece and well worth owning, so happy reading! :-D



Stunning book, Nick :shock: 8)


Many thanks guys.

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:54 pm

Haven’t had much luck picking anything up for my 20/21 back offerless run at a reasonable price but I did pick up this Gamorrean Guard off of eBay for under 50 squid including postage.The card has a few creases and the bubble has yellowed but it’s fully sealed and ding free.

The Gamorrean Guard holds a bit of a special place in my heart as it’s one of my only real SW childhood memories. The GG was the only figure I can remember getting a duplicate of as a child and so having a dilemma as to whether to open it up or take it back to the shop and exchange it. I elected to keep it as I really liked the figure, and it became my one and only army builder figure (we’ll 1 of 2 anyway) :lol:
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Ruby2511 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:08 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:Haven’t had much luck picking anything up for my 20/21 back offerless run at a reasonable price but I did pick up this Gamorrean Guard off of eBay for under 50 squid including postage.The card has a few creases and the bubble has yellowed but it’s fully sealed and ding free.

The Gamorrean Guard holds a bit of a special place in my heart as it’s one of my only real SW childhood memories. The GG was the only figure I can remember getting a duplicate of as a child and so having a dilemma as to whether to open it up or take it back to the shop and exchange it. I elected to keep it as I really liked the figure, and it became my one and only army builder figure (we’ll 1 of 2 anyway) :lol:


Nice pick up 8)

I have a fondness for ROTJ figures, think its because it was the first Star Wars film I saw, I was 11 when it was released and have been a massive fan since then.

I have 2 loose guards in my collection, 1 for display and the other is a beater that's being eaten by my Rancor :shock: :lol:
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby coomber75 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:55 pm

Few upgrades
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby StarWarsFan » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:21 pm

coomber75 wrote:Few upgrades


Wow nice

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby theforceuk » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:02 pm

StarWarsFan wrote:
coomber75 wrote:Few upgrades


Wow nice


Yes wow, great editions!
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Mini99 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:28 pm

coomber75 wrote:Few upgrades

An Empire R2, that must be one of my favourite card backs AND a die-cast Falcon!
Congratulations

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby coomber75 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:32 pm

thanks guys really pleased with them all the r2 is to try and build in to a mini focus the dsd replaces a reseal place holder and the die cast replaces a boxed but resealed version i had :D

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Ruby2511 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:45 pm

StarWarsFan wrote:
coomber75 wrote:Few upgrades


Wow nice


Agree, nice upgrades Coomber 8)
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