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egglett wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 3:24 pm
Hello I am new here so id better introduce myself
My name is Martin
I have recently got back into collecting vintage loose. I used to have a collection as a kid which my brother sold at a boot fair for 20p each (I dare say lots of people have similar horror stories) Also had a collection of 90s onwards stuff but ended up selling it as my parents wanted the space back and my Mrs wouldn't have it all at ours
So around 6 months ago I took the plunge back into vintage. Bought the first 12 off ebay but ended up giving them away as I wasn't happy with the weapons (a couple of repos but that cast doubt on the rest, even after spending ages looking on tig) A learning curve there !
I have since replaced every thing and only need a few to complete ESB before I move onto ROTJ
Anyway hello all :)
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Hi am new to this page as well just want to post some of my stuff
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GeoBack82 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:28 pm
Hi am new to this page as well just want to post some of my stuff
Welcome to the forum.

Those are some very nice items, so thank you for sharing them. However, the correct place to share photos of your collection is in the 'Vintage Showcase' section here:

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If you start a new thread and post your photos there, more people will see and enjoy them :-)

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Hey guys, just wanted to say hope you’re all well, I’ve started collecting a few bits again, so I may pop up from time to time and just wanted to say hello 😀
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:35 pm
Hey guys, just wanted to say hope you’re all well, I’ve started collecting a few bits again, so I may pop up from time to time and just wanted to say hello 😀
Hello, and welcome back! :-D

It's always nice to see collectors coming back to the hobby.

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Hi there, I've just signed up as I'm looking for a few valuations but it's only polite to introduce myself first :)

I'm Mat and I was born on May 4th so Star Wars fandom was inevitable. Like most poeple my age I had the Kenner/Palitoy toys when I was a kid and sold them all in the mid 80s to fund a Transformers habit!

I started collecting them again while I was at Uni in the mid 90s and picked up around 95% of my collection before the prices started to go crazy in the early 2000s. I had all the newer POTF2 range and lots of vehicles and playsets but thined the collection down a bit about 15 years ago, just retaining a complete set of vintage loose figures, a few carded ones, my favourite vehicles and lots of R2-D2s as he's my favourite character :)

Nowadays I don't buy much to add to the collection, although I have been trying to improve the quality of a few of my figures over the last couple of years and occasionally pick up something newer if it takes my eye.

Here's a few recent pictures of some of my collection (I also collect retro video games). Sadly I can't display the full set of loose figures so I rotate them around once a year.

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Welcome...
Nice collection, great selection of R2’s, and a nice twin pack and Revenge proof.
I’m sure @edd_jedi will be interested in another retro video game collector. :D
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JP6 wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:04 am
Hi everybody,

I’ve just joined the forum as I await the arrival of my first 3 vintage figures. I’ve always loved Star Wars since I saw them in cinemas when they were rereleased in the 90’s. I’m only 31 so wasn’t around for the original release but have always loved the look and history behind the vintage toys.

I’ve decided to attempt a loose graded run, starting with the first 12. I have two daughter aged 2 and 6 so I didn’t want loose with weapons and things in risk of getting lost or eaten so thought graded loose was a good way to go. I’ve always loved Stormtroopers so if I see a moc going for a nice price I might pick one up.

I will post a picture on the latest acquisition page when I get my first 3 figures. Looking forward to joining in some good discussions and getting to know you all.

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Joe
Welcome joe to the forum and good luck with the new collection :wink:
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Justin72 wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Hello to all...

Firstly what a great place you have here!

I’m Justin, huge Star Wars fan, saw A New Hope as a 5 year old and was instantly hooked... 43 years later I still am and genuinely feel lucky to have grown up with the galaxy far far away never too far from my consciousness.

My earliest Star Wars figure memories are if pestering my parents in Toy n Hobby Chester for a figure before eagerly ripping the bubble off, binning the card...

The childhood collection was literally played with to death, I remember a Luke farmboy tied to the end of a shoelace and left hanging from next doors aerial for what seemed like years, then a Han small head unearthed from our front garden years after his burial... fond memories of the best line of toys that’s ever been.

I’ve always had the collecting bug and started amassing a collection in the 90’s, loose mint figures and cards with some nice scarce items too. Then it’s marriage... a child (she’s 10 now and a massive Star Wars fan too)...

I’ve started to collect again, I’ve lots of nice stuff to trade, I’m looking for a couple of items that I’ll post else where and I’m looking for info on Euro ROTJ bi/tri logo boxes and variations of.

Looking forward to contributing/helping if I can and once again congratulations on a fantastic space.
Hi Justin, welcome to to the forum. I am sure that you can find info here from other members about bi and trilogo variants :wink: I wish you good luck with your collection :D
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Lee77 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Hello again. It’s been several years since I sold up my collection. It was about 3 months before the toy Toni drama kicked off. I’ve just read through the whole thread. Last time I visited it was about 40 odd pages.

Since I sold up I’ve been collecting Hot Toys which is fairly enjoyable and joined the 501st. I currently have a cleared Sandtrooper, Praetorian Guard, First Order Stormtrooper and am currently building a sith trooper.

Anyway, I’ve just dipped my toe in the vintage world again. I’ve been putting a loose run together. I currently have the first 21 so I’ll be going on to the next wave soon.
I see there are still a few familiar faces on here. Look forward to getting involved again.

Lee
Hi Lee, welcome back mate. I remember you from bedore toy toni, great to see you are back on the forum :D

I wish you good luck with your new focus and cool that you joined the 501st :D
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todler wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:50 am
Hi, I've been collecting vintage figures on and off for the last 30+ years and delve back in every now and then. Currently with the covid lockdown I've been going through my collection and seeing what variants I have. When I first started collecting it was the visible differences I looked at (colours, paint, accessories etc), then next time it was COO's and now it appears people have gone down to the minute detail :o .
Now looking actively for various figs again. However with all the fakes out there now its a bit of a minefield, but I have been using TIG to help.

While on Vintage Star Wars collecting breaks I have collected (and still do), Star Wars & Marvel Lego and Arcade Pinball machines. The pinball all started off from buying a Star Wars pinball (what else :D )

One of my biggest regrets was selling 25 vintage POTF carded figures :( . Decided I didn't have room to display them and they were only sat in a box so sold them. Also again sold all my ships and vehicles for the same reason. Still have all my loose 3" and 12" though which are all on display and can be enjoyed.

Cheers
Hi todler, welcome to the forum, sorry to read about your regret sales, but I guess we all have done sales that we regret. I have for sure sold something that I regret :( I agree variants is a minefield today and weapons and moc is also a huge minefield today :(
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egglett wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 3:24 pm
Hello I am new here so id better introduce myself
My name is Martin
I have recently got back into collecting vintage loose. I used to have a collection as a kid which my brother sold at a boot fair for 20p each (I dare say lots of people have similar horror stories) Also had a collection of 90s onwards stuff but ended up selling it as my parents wanted the space back and my Mrs wouldn't have it all at ours
So around 6 months ago I took the plunge back into vintage. Bought the first 12 off ebay but ended up giving them away as I wasn't happy with the weapons (a couple of repos but that cast doubt on the rest, even after spending ages looking on tig) A learning curve there !
I have since replaced every thing and only need a few to complete ESB before I move onto ROTJ
Anyway hello all :)
Hi Martin welcome to the forum :D sorry to read about the repro that you bought on ebay. Ebay is a minefield today with a lot of repro :( Congratulations with nearly completing your esb collection. I wish you good luck with the ROTJ hunt :wink:
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DarthHamblin wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 3:42 pm
Hi everyone, I’m Dale and I’m new here,after going through my loft and finding my old loose collection along with a couple of boxes of Lego Star Wars I thought I would get back into collecting loose figures. I’ve been searching through the forum and finding all of it very interesting and the knowledge some of you guys have is unbelievable and very helpful.
Thanks everyone 👍
Hi Dale, welcome to the forum :D Great that the forum can help you, I wish you good luck with your collection :D
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GeoBack82 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:28 pm
Hi am new to this page as well just want to post some of my stuff
Welcome GeoBack82 to the fourm, nice collection that you have, my favorite is the ugnaught moc 8) thanks for sharing your items :D
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TwistedMetal wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:35 pm
Hey guys, just wanted to say hope you’re all well, I’ve started collecting a few bits again, so I may pop up from time to time and just wanted to say hello 😀
Welcome back mate, great to see you again on the forum :wink:
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