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Welcome @acrescape and @Lord Sadism nice to see some new members, look forward to reading more posts from you,
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Lord Sadism wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:47 am
Hello.

From the UK based in Lancashire.

I am not sure I am classed as a collector. As a child I amassed a collection which then went into storage for 30 years and only saw the light of day last month. During them 30 years I bought odd items but only since my collection came out of storage, Did the flame re-light in me.

I started off with 5 figures. Farm Luke, Tusken Raider, Stormtrooper, Death Squad Commander & R2. I was a fan of SW but the toy side of it did not grab me till I saw ESB and then I went into over drive.

So I finally decided to have my collection on display. First I started on the room.
<img src="https://i.ibb.co/9NVfB7C/20200618-132610.jpg" alt="20200618-132610" border="0">

Then I needed to recover my collection.
<img src="https://i.ibb.co/TrxS5Kn/20200620-133948.jpg" alt="20200620-133948" border="0">

Then set it up
<img src="https://i.ibb.co/C12Gfcw/20200714-080019.jpg" alt="20200714-080019" border="0">

My Figures
<img src="https://i.ibb.co/drV1wCd/20200624-164339.jpg" alt="20200624-164339" border="0">

Ask any question. More than happy to help.
Welcome to the forum, great that you have a big car for all this star wars :D thanks for sharing your collection, do you have more pictures of your collection on display ? :D
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:46 pm
Hi all.
I'm Mark and my story is simple.
A long time ago in a Hertfordshire town not so far away there was a young boy born in the early seventies who couldn't avoid the whole Star Wars saga, right through to the 80's. It was inevitable that this would cause a lifetime passion after ending up with having so many memories which involved Star Wars, as I was raised through the most impressionable stage of my life.

From dressing up as Luke Skywalker at competition fancy dress to being invited to Star Wars parties, the early years were so amazing, so many memories as I grew up spending weekends with my Nan and I have fond memories of going out with her on a bus into the local town every Saturday, where without fail she would treat me to a Star Wars figure. Unfortunately I opened them all up and played with them!, because....well that's what they were intended to be for!

I also collected other items like the hoth battle scene, guns, dioramas and I was treated with some spaceships on birthdays and Christmas time. I just absolutely loved it but then I became a teenager!
Car boots were all the rage and unfortunately I sold the lot, probably for 10 pence 20 pence 50 pence each! alongside with other bits and bobs like Action Man, action force, A-team and lego but the money was very handy at the time and enabled me to fund the teenage habits.

It was not until I got into my late twenties that's I was walking around the shops and I come across the power of the force 2 red/green cards at a very cheap price. So I decided to buy a few and then a few days later I bought some more, then more and more. I spent hours travelling to the conventions, looking for rare potf2, I was hooked again and I was an adult with money!, travelling around the UK on my way to various work locations, I'd see a shop and think to myself ' star wars toys?' I'd pull over and purchase whatever I could get my hands on. This was all in the nineties and early naughties that the collecting had rekindled, but stopped when I got married, kids and starting a new business.

20 years on, I've opened up my collection again, memories flood back, but I'm now in control and a bit more grown up. Luckily I have some special rare cards, variants and paint errors that I've purchased over the years, stuff which I was very very keen to find during the 90's and early 00's. I've recently decided to go back to vintage collecting, so I'm now off loading the modern collection and finding my old roots, but this time.. I will not be not opening them.
Hi Mark, welcome to the forum, thanks for sharing your story :wink:
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Hello there!
I'm a new user (joined yesterday), so thought I should introduce myself...

Name: Lewis
Age: 21
Location: UK
Status: Single
Favourite Star Wars film: The Rise of Skywalker
First Star Wars figure: Obi Wan Kenobi (Clone Wars - The Legacy Collection) in 2008
Collection Highlights: 70+ vintage figures (loose) including Yak Face & Imperial Gunner, 50+ carded figures from 1996 to present day, various boxed vintage vehicles, 25+ Star Wars actor autographs, Galaxy's Edge Luke Skywalker legacy lightsaber,... and lots of other items including Funko Pops, Black series figures, & Disney Store exclusives!
Other Interests: Formula 1 - If there are any other F1 fans here, feel free to say hello!

I've been a Star Wars fan for over 10 years, but thought I'd get involved within a community now. I look forward to contributing to this forum!
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Welcome to the forum, Lewis. Looking forward to your limelight.
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Welcome to the forum Lewis, sounds like you have an impressive collection 😎👍
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Galactic Director wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:26 pm
Hello there!
I'm a new user (joined yesterday), so thought I should introduce myself...

Name: Lewis
Age: 21
Location: UK
Status: Single
Favourite Star Wars film: The Rise of Skywalker
First Star Wars figure: Obi Wan Kenobi (Clone Wars - The Legacy Collection) in 2008
Collection Highlights: 70+ vintage figures (loose) including Yak Face & Imperial Gunner, 50+ carded figures from 1996 to present day, various boxed vintage vehicles, 25+ Star Wars actor autographs, Galaxy's Edge Luke Skywalker legacy lightsaber,... and lots of other items including Funko Pops, Black series figures, & Disney Store exclusives!
Other Interests: Formula 1 - If there are any other F1 fans here, feel free to say hello!

I've been a Star Wars fan for over 10 years, but thought I'd get involved within a community now. I look forward to contributing to this forum!
Welcome Lewis! Good to have you join the forum :-)

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Thank you Capetown, Ruby2511 and Jeremy!
I look forward to my time on the forum! I'll try to get around to posting some pictures of my collection at some point.

I did make a post in the props & autographs topic asking for opinions on an Alec Guinness autograph - I don't know if anyone has seen it?
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Hi everyone.

New here so thought I'd post an introduction. I'm Gaz - based in the North West.

I started collecting modern figures when the Special Editions came out in the '90s. Then graduated to vintage collecting, getting rid of the modern stuff along the way.

My focus is mainly on Original Trilogy vehicles - the figures I have are to only to ensure each has an appropriate crew compliment. I have nearly all the vehicles, with just a couple of exceptions. My collection is all loose/played with, and were bought and stored as found along with any spare parts I acquired along the way - obvs. no repro.

Now I have a bigger space to display them, I'll be working through each vehicle - stripping/cleaning and tracking-down any missing/broken parts. Happy to post up a thread on each one as I move through them.


I had a break for a few years, but have spent lockdown digging them all out of the loft and taking inventory so that I can track down a few missing parts and, having saved up, I can finally bite the bullet on the two missing vehicles that will anger my bank manager the most (Shuttle and Sandcrawler - gulp!).

Thanks.
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Starship speed-shop wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:38 pm
Hi everyone.

New here so thought I'd post an introduction. I'm Gaz - based in the North West.

I started collecting modern figures when the Special Editions came out in the '90s. Then graduated to vintage collecting, getting rid of the modern stuff along the way.

My focus is mainly on Original Trilogy vehicles - the figures I have are to only to ensure each has an appropriate crew compliment. I have nearly all the vehicles, with just a couple of exceptions. My collection is all loose/played with, and were bought and stored as found along with any spare parts I acquired along the way - obvs. no repro.

Now I have a bigger space to display them, I'll be working through each vehicle - stripping/cleaning and tracking-down any missing/broken parts. Happy to post up a thread on each one as I move through them.


I had a break for a few years, but have spent lockdown digging them all out of the loft and taking inventory so that I can track down a few missing parts and, having saved up, I can finally bite the bullet on the two missing vehicles that will anger my bank manager the most (Shuttle and Sandcrawler - gulp!).

Thanks.
Welcome Gaz :-)

Thanks for a terrific introduction and insight into your collection. It sounds great, and I hope you soon manage to sort, clean and complete your vehicles! And as for the Shuttle and Sandcrawler, I hope you manage to add both to your collection; yes they can be expensive, but they also can be found, so best of luck!

In the meantime, please stick around and enjoy the forum. There's tonnes of knowledge here, along with friendly members and a vast library of pictures of people's collections, plus other fun things like figure and vehicle of the year polls, competitions, 'for sale' threads and more :-)

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Welcome to the forum everyone, great to read your stories @Starship speed-shop @Galactic Director look forward to your contributions.
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Hi Folks,

I'm Steve, from North Lincs. A Star Wars addict since seeing it as a 7 year old kid in 78.

Had a respectable collection of figures back then, sold quite a few in the early 80's but thankfully kept quite a few of my favourites. My passion was reignited in the early 2000's and I slowly began building my loose figure collection back up again. Having some time on my hands during lockdown has inspired me to revisit my collection and I thought it was high time to get my figures out of shoe boxes and up on display in all their fineness. I custom built a part acrylic, part wood display cabinet (to house all 96 figures that were released on cardback). I'm happy to say this is now constructed and up on my wall complete with led lighting. I am only missing one figure to complete this long quest which is EV-9D9, but I'm working on it and should get there soon! The majority of their accessories are there and original to the best of my knowledge. I will be upgrading some figures that are not in quite as good condition as I would like, but I'd say it is 93% complete to my liking.

Age: 50
Single/Married: Married
Kids: 1
Collecting Focus: Vintage Star Wars loose in mint condition
Collecting interest: Kenner, Palitoy

Looking For:
Cloud Car Pilot with original accessories
EV-9D9
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@Starship speed-shop @Galactic Director

Welcome to the forum guys 😃👍
Hi i'm Russ 👋

Remember above the clouds the sun always shines

C-3PO (Return of the Jedi): I’m rather embarrassed, General Solo, but it appears that you are to be the main course at a banquet in my honor.
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R2-SM wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:35 am
Hi Folks,

I'm Steve, from North Lincs. A Star Wars addict since seeing it as a 7 year old kid in 78.

Had a respectable collection of figures back then, sold quite a few in the early 80's but thankfully kept quite a few of my favourites. My passion was reignited in the early 2000's and I slowly began building my loose figure collection back up again. Having some time on my hands during lockdown has inspired me to revisit my collection and I thought it was high time to get my figures out of shoe boxes and up on display in all their fineness. I custom built a part acrylic, part wood display cabinet (to house all 96 figures that were released on cardback). I'm happy to say this is now constructed and up on my wall complete with led lighting. I am only missing one figure to complete this long quest which is EV-9D9, but I'm working on it and should get there soon! The majority of their accessories are there and original to the best of my knowledge. I will be upgrading some figures that are not in quite as good condition as I would like, but I'd say it is 93% complete to my liking.

Age: 50
Single/Married: Married
Kids: 1
Collecting Focus: Vintage Star Wars loose in mint condition
Collecting interest: Kenner, Palitoy

Looking For:
Cloud Car Pilot with original accessories
EV-9D9
Welcome Steve, sounds like you have a great collection of figures, please post, we do like to see what and how fellow collectors display their collections.

Keep Safe 😃😷
Hi i'm Russ 👋

Remember above the clouds the sun always shines

C-3PO (Return of the Jedi): I’m rather embarrassed, General Solo, but it appears that you are to be the main course at a banquet in my honor.
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R2-SM wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:35 am
Hi Folks,

I'm Steve, from North Lincs. A Star Wars addict since seeing it as a 7 year old kid in 78.

Had a respectable collection of figures back then, sold quite a few in the early 80's but thankfully kept quite a few of my favourites. My passion was reignited in the early 2000's and I slowly began building my loose figure collection back up again. Having some time on my hands during lockdown has inspired me to revisit my collection and I thought it was high time to get my figures out of shoe boxes and up on display in all their fineness. I custom built a part acrylic, part wood display cabinet (to house all 96 figures that were released on cardback). I'm happy to say this is now constructed and up on my wall complete with led lighting. I am only missing one figure to complete this long quest which is EV-9D9, but I'm working on it and should get there soon! The majority of their accessories are there and original to the best of my knowledge. I will be upgrading some figures that are not in quite as good condition as I would like, but I'd say it is 93% complete to my liking.

Age: 50
Single/Married: Married
Kids: 1
Collecting Focus: Vintage Star Wars loose in mint condition
Collecting interest: Kenner, Palitoy

Looking For:
Cloud Car Pilot with original accessories
EV-9D9
Welcome, yes please let’s see some pictures of your cabinet.😀
Just a thought... If your thinking of up grading some of your figures please ensure that if they are your childhood ones don’t sell them... they will always be priceless and impossible to get back.
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