Vintage die cast resource

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Vintage die cast resource

Post by spoons » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:32 pm

I'm very pleased to announce that I've just about finished a vintage Star Wars die cast website and wanted to share it with the forum first - two months early Stu!

vintagestarwarsdiecast.co.uk

I'm sure there are a few typos and I still need a few photos but the key thing for me was to put something back into the community - and you'd be amazed at how hard it is to find out what ships were released on what cards. I hope the matrix is easy to use.

Many people have helped with photos (some are still to arrive) - and a big shout out to Mark Daniels. The site would also be a lot less glossy without Kim Simmons letting me post his original photo art - really stoked that he was happy to help.

I also pinched a couple of Craig Stevens' musings from here - I pm'd you Craig but the message is unread?

Feel free to give good and bad feedback and point out any errors. I'd like the site to become something akin to the Jawas Armory which helped me so much when I started.
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Post by currymonster6290 » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:21 pm

great site nice and easy to use. any plans to put the store display on!

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Post by shawn_k » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:07 am

It looks great from the quick read I've just had. It's great to see another hobby resource come online. Great work!

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Post by chipsteak » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:37 am

Agreed.

I'm looking forward to reading it all. One small thing - which you'll know anyway - is despite what the cardback says the Bomber wasn't released with the Falcon, Y-Wing, and Cruiser.

From the quick glances I had, I've learned new things. Great stuff.

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Post by BlueDog » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:42 am

Nice one Spoons, easy to use site. Straight to the Toltoys page for me. 8)
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Post by spoons » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:25 am

Cheers guys and Ryan any help with Toltoys images would be great!

And Chipsteak - the Bomber page should make that clear. Likewise the Darth Vader TIE was after the other series 1 ships.
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Post by spoons » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:35 am

currymonster6290 wrote:great site nice and easy to use. any plans to put the store display on!
Would love to put the display on and might do a feature on store displays at some point. I need to buy one first :)
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Post by BlueDog » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:48 am

spoons wrote:Cheers guys and Ryan any help with Toltoys images would be great!

And Chipsteak - the Bomber page should make that clear. Likewise the Darth Vader TIE was after the other series 1 ships.

I've not owned a TT die cast before mate but I would try either James or Jonathan. Pretty sure Jonathan would have a few within his amazing cardback collection.

I'll drop James a message.
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Post by SAVORY100 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:59 am

Awesome Website! Real easy to browse around too - thanks for sharing :D

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Post by ScruffyLookingNH » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:10 am

Great site, Andy :) Learnt a few things already. Would love to know a little more about why Kenner cancelled the Tie Bomber. Also interested to know whether it was usual they made small releases of toys around their before the wider release?

One thing; your links needs amending at the bottom of the separate vehicle pages after the Series I vehicles: for the Star Destroyer, Y-Wing, Falcon, etc. they seem to link to the previous page rather than the next one.

Excellent all round though. Look forward to watching it grow!

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Post by spoons » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:32 am

Keep the feedback coming - that's a good spot Simon! I'll get that sorted

Ryan - James is on the case and has sent me cardback images. MOCs would be good too.
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Post by spoons » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:41 am

ScruffyLookingNH wrote:Great site, Andy :) Learnt a few things already. Would love to know a little more about why Kenner cancelled the Tie Bomber. Also interested to know whether it was usual they made small releases of toys around their before the wider release?

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That's a good question too Simon - and in short I don't know and no. The bomber didn't have a large scale counterpart and didnt do anything - my guess is that it's was release was an attempt to boost the line but interest was low.

I'm not aware of any other test marketing releases but not sure we would be if the marketing worked and then ship or figure was a goer.
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Post by Stuart Skinner » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:50 am

Wow Andy I'm in shock, you said you'd do it and delivered it early.

Looks really really good pal, a fantastic resource, will have a better look this evening but top top work.

Now all we need is you to sort yourself out and get the book written :wink:

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Post by SublevelStudios » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:04 am

Brilliant site and a valuable resource, was an honour to have been asked to contribute some images.

Great work Andy (and your dad!).

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Post by Joe » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:21 am

Great work Andy, die cast is one of many areas of Vintage that I have zero knowledge about so it's great to finally have a dedicated website! Really enjoyed reading up on them so far and Kim's pictures are a nice touch!
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