Repro Palitoy Deathstar

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Repro Palitoy Deathstar

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Replicator boxes and repro are well covered on this forum and elsewhere in the web but I just want to highlight again the sheer stupidity of buying into this shady area of collecting.

A buy it now for £125 for an inkjet, hand cut, minus ALL the plastic parts and an inferior print of the Palitoy Deathstar. Absolute madness when you consider a loose complete one with the stands will cost you around £250.

How the hell does anyone weight up this option and still choose to buy repro is totally beyond me.
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Thanks, I wasn’t aware the these were about.
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Wow. If you buy this shite and all the repro parts you are going to be at the £250 mark by the time you finish.

I saw some of these the other day.
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A complete speeder runs £20-£25 and say £5-£8 for the instructions and the same again for the catalogue.

Or buy a complete boxed one with all the inserts for £50.
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Nasty stuff. :x
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It just doesn’t make an sense either financially or as aseptically, it’s just cheap and nasty at an expensive price :x
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Looks bad.
My feedback:
http://www.starwarsforum.co.uk/viewtopi ... 22&t=26702

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Well, I haven't seen any of his work up close, but if it's printed on an inkjet printer then it will be truly shite.
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For those interested, I reviewed one of Darrens reproduction boxes a while back.
The box is well constructed and printed using a very high quality printer and paper, not an inkjet printer.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs60XRtj9GU&t=5s[/youtube]

Check out the video and you can see it close up and all the details.

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moosinthehoos wrote:For those interested, I reviewed one of Darrens reproduction boxes a while back.
The box is well constructed and printed using a very high quality printer and paper, not and inkjet printer.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs60XRtj9GU&t=5s[/youtube]

Check out the video and you can see it close up and all the details.

Cheers
Are you fucking kidding?

Promoting this shite?

Fuck off
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Thanks for the response. No need to be so rude though. Cheers
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The person that gives his this stuff to copy needs to be hung drawn and quartered first.. them Orme will hopefully do one after that.

Anyone promoting this crap needs to naff off too. There is enough of this repro stuff around and we don't need more of it.
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MarkG wrote:The person that gives his this stuff to copy needs to be hung drawn and quartered first.. them Orme will hopefully do one after that.
Wow, really? That seems a little drastic. Imagine if someone said something like that to you?

Cheers
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moosinthehoos wrote:
MarkG wrote:The person that gives his this stuff to copy needs to be hung drawn and quartered first.. them Orme will hopefully do one after that.
Wow, really? That seems a little drastic. Imagine if someone said something like that to you?

Cheers
I really couldn't care less to be honest..

I must say that people do rave about your restoration site and have watched a few vids myself.. but you now are showing your true colours and are very much a repro fan..
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MarkG wrote:
moosinthehoos wrote:
MarkG wrote:The person that gives his this stuff to copy needs to be hung drawn and quartered first.. them Orme will hopefully do one after that.
Wow, really? That seems a little drastic. Imagine if someone said something like that to you?

Cheers
I really couldn't care less to be honest..

I must say that people do rave about your restoration site and have watched a few vids myself.. but you now are showing your true colours and are very much a repro fan..
The problem is an agressive response does nothing to solve the issue that you have. I reviewed the boxes to show a balanced view of their quality after reading all the negative comments given on places likes this. Many people seem to really like them, maybe more than don't like them from what I have seen.

I have original items in my collection, I have repro items where I can't afford to have originals. I also have bits I have made myself. I just enjoy having the toys and don't get hung up on who is right or wrong, or what is the right or wrong way to collect and appreciate toys. So my true colours are that I enjoy collecting toys and can see the merit in all ways of collecting.

Thanks for watching my videos.

Cheers
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