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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

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Cloud Car Pilot with original accessories
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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.

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Thanks. Will do, just waiting till it's complete before I show it off!
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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.
Good advice, I'd never sell my childhood ones. They are not perfect but way better than most I see up for sale and as you rightly point out hold a lot of nostalgia value! :)
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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! Thanks for the great introduction and well done for nearly completing your loose run. Feel free to share pictures of your collection in the 'Vintage Showcase' thread if you like, and in the meantime stick around and enjoy the forum :-)

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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! Thanks for the great introduction and well done for nearly completing your loose run. Feel free to share pictures of your collection in the 'Vintage Showcase' thread if you like, and in the meantime stick around and enjoy the forum :-)

Jeremy
Many thanks Jeremy, will do!
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Welcome @R2-SM great reading your intro!
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Welcome @R2-SM great reading your intro!
Many thanks, enjoying building up my knowledge reading through old posts on here.
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Welcome @R2-SM great reading your intro!
Many thanks, enjoying building up my knowledge reading through old posts on here.
Thats why I like this forum, you don't need nowledge, just ask what you need to know. lol
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Hi just wanted introduce myself im Neil I live in kendal cumbria

I came across this site as I have decided to sell my large childhood collection of figures and vehicles playsets etc and it has helped find info on pricing so thanks for that

They were all kept at my grandparents house which is probably why they survived, after my grandparents passed on they have been stored in my loft

Rather than the toys just sitting there i thought it would be better to move them on, im going to try sell as a job lot at first and if I have no joy then I will list them separately

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Hi just wanted introduce myself im Neil I live in kendal cumbria

I came across this site as I have decided to sell my large childhood collection of figures and vehicles playsets etc and it has helped find info on pricing so thanks for that

They were all kept at my grandparents house which is probably why they survived, after my grandparents passed on they have been stored in my loft

Rather than the toys just sitting there i thought it would be better to move them on, im going to try sell as a job lot at first and if I have no joy then I will list them separately

Neil
Welcome to the forum Neil :-)

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Good morning all!

I'm Matt, i'm 43 and live in Louth, Lincs.

I came across this site when someone mentioned it in a comments section for a Star Wars blog and have been lurking around in the shadows for a few weeks now :D

Little back story: i've 'been into' Star Wars since around 1981 when TESB was hitting the movie theatres and every birthday and xmas until around 1985 seemed to involve opening plenty of Star Wars figures and vehicles with a few thrown into good measure during the year when my folks were either feeling flush or they just couldn't stand my whigning and begging for that must have item at the time!

Sadly around 2001 i thought it would be a great idea to sell all my childhood toys to raise some money for a deposit for a house. These toys were in great nick as i really looked after anything i had. Big regret looking back! :(

Anyway, i think around 2005, once i had my own place (especially with a spare room to fill with stuff :wink: ) I decided to collect moc/momc/misb off ebay! I think i had around 30 to 40 carded figures ROTJ, 4 or 5 Last 17 and smaller vehicles like speeder bikes etc.

And just like history repeating its self, yep you guessed it i sold the lot on ebay a few years later 'for a profit' :| Looking back now i had some great examples. The boxed speeder bike i had looked brand new. Compared to what you 'have' to pay now they were absolute bargains!

So enter 2020 and the collecting bug has hit again! At the moment i have both The Vintage Collection and Black Series and im also in the process of putting together a loose Kenner Vintage figure collection which i have around 50 figures atm all with original blasters etc.

So the plan is to finish my original loose figure collection, including The Last 17 then I will start buying up any moc/momc ROTJ figures as these cardbacks really resonate with my childhood, opening them and seeing them in the shops!

In the meantime I'll pre-order any new Vintage Collection and Black Series that i take a fancy too which then involves trying to smuggle anything into the house when it arrives!

Such fun! :lol:

Anyway enough of me rambling! Just thought i'd say 'hi' :lol: :D
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Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:12 am
Good morning all!

I'm Matt, i'm 43 and live in Louth, Lincs.

I came across this site when someone mentioned it in a comments section for a Star Wars blog and have been lurking around in the shadows for a few weeks now :D

Little back story: i've 'been into' Star Wars since around 1981 when TESB was hitting the movie theatres and every birthday and xmas until around 1985 seemed to involve opening plenty of Star Wars figures and vehicles with a few thrown into good measure during the year when my folks were either feeling flush or they just couldn't stand my whigning and begging for that must have item at the time!

Sadly around 2001 i thought it would be a great idea to sell all my childhood toys to raise some money for a deposit for a house. These toys were in great nick as i really looked after anything i had. Big regret looking back! :(

Anyway, i think around 2005, once i had my own place (especially with a spare room to fill with stuff :wink: ) I decided to collect moc/momc/misb off ebay! I think i had around 30 to 40 carded figures ROTJ, 4 or 5 Last 17 and smaller vehicles like speeder bikes etc.

And just like history repeating its self, yep you guessed it i sold the lot on ebay a few years later 'for a profit' :| Looking back now i had some great examples. The boxed speeder bike i had looked brand new. Compared to what you 'have' to pay now they were absolute bargains!

So enter 2020 and the collecting bug has hit again! At the moment i have both The Vintage Collection and Black Series and im also in the process of putting together a loose Kenner Vintage figure collection which i have around 50 figures atm all with original blasters etc.

So the plan is to finish my original loose figure collection, including The Last 17 then I will start buying up any moc/momc ROTJ figures as these cardbacks really resonate with my childhood, opening them and seeing them in the shops!

In the meantime I'll pre-order any new Vintage Collection and Black Series that i take a fancy too which then involves trying to smuggle anything into the house when it arrives!

Such fun! :lol:

Anyway enough of me rambling! Just thought i'd say 'hi' :lol: :D
Hi Matt,
Welcome and thanks for the introduction, your story is very similar to a lot of others here... :roll:
If your into your Modern don’t forget to take a look at the modern section especially “the listening post” for new figure releases and feel free to add if you get news of new releases.
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kabuchi7 wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:12 am
Good morning all!

I'm Matt, i'm 43 and live in Louth, Lincs.

I came across this site when someone mentioned it in a comments section for a Star Wars blog and have been lurking around in the shadows for a few weeks now :D

Little back story: i've 'been into' Star Wars since around 1981 when TESB was hitting the movie theatres and every birthday and xmas until around 1985 seemed to involve opening plenty of Star Wars figures and vehicles with a few thrown into good measure during the year when my folks were either feeling flush or they just couldn't stand my whigning and begging for that must have item at the time!

Sadly around 2001 i thought it would be a great idea to sell all my childhood toys to raise some money for a deposit for a house. These toys were in great nick as i really looked after anything i had. Big regret looking back! :(

Anyway, i think around 2005, once i had my own place (especially with a spare room to fill with stuff :wink: ) I decided to collect moc/momc/misb off ebay! I think i had around 30 to 40 carded figures ROTJ, 4 or 5 Last 17 and smaller vehicles like speeder bikes etc.

And just like history repeating its self, yep you guessed it i sold the lot on ebay a few years later 'for a profit' :| Looking back now i had some great examples. The boxed speeder bike i had looked brand new. Compared to what you 'have' to pay now they were absolute bargains!

So enter 2020 and the collecting bug has hit again! At the moment i have both The Vintage Collection and Black Series and im also in the process of putting together a loose Kenner Vintage figure collection which i have around 50 figures atm all with original blasters etc.

So the plan is to finish my original loose figure collection, including The Last 17 then I will start buying up any moc/momc ROTJ figures as these cardbacks really resonate with my childhood, opening them and seeing them in the shops!

In the meantime I'll pre-order any new Vintage Collection and Black Series that i take a fancy too which then involves trying to smuggle anything into the house when it arrives!

Such fun! :lol:

Anyway enough of me rambling! Just thought i'd say 'hi' :lol: :D
Welcome to the forum, Matt! Thanks for the introduction, it's good to have you aboard :-)

Please stick around and get to know the place, as I think you'll like it. It's filled with friendly and helpful members and there's a wealth of knowledge and info here.

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kabuchi7 wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:12 am
Good morning all!

I'm Matt, i'm 43 and live in Louth, Lincs.

I came across this site when someone mentioned it in a comments section for a Star Wars blog and have been lurking around in the shadows for a few weeks now :D

Little back story: i've 'been into' Star Wars since around 1981 when TESB was hitting the movie theatres and every birthday and xmas until around 1985 seemed to involve opening plenty of Star Wars figures and vehicles with a few thrown into good measure during the year when my folks were either feeling flush or they just couldn't stand my whigning and begging for that must have item at the time!

Sadly around 2001 i thought it would be a great idea to sell all my childhood toys to raise some money for a deposit for a house. These toys were in great nick as i really looked after anything i had. Big regret looking back! :(

Anyway, i think around 2005, once i had my own place (especially with a spare room to fill with stuff :wink: ) I decided to collect moc/momc/misb off ebay! I think i had around 30 to 40 carded figures ROTJ, 4 or 5 Last 17 and smaller vehicles like speeder bikes etc.

And just like history repeating its self, yep you guessed it i sold the lot on ebay a few years later 'for a profit' :| Looking back now i had some great examples. The boxed speeder bike i had looked brand new. Compared to what you 'have' to pay now they were absolute bargains!

So enter 2020 and the collecting bug has hit again! At the moment i have both The Vintage Collection and Black Series and im also in the process of putting together a loose Kenner Vintage figure collection which i have around 50 figures atm all with original blasters etc.

So the plan is to finish my original loose figure collection, including The Last 17 then I will start buying up any moc/momc ROTJ figures as these cardbacks really resonate with my childhood, opening them and seeing them in the shops!

In the meantime I'll pre-order any new Vintage Collection and Black Series that i take a fancy too which then involves trying to smuggle anything into the house when it arrives!

Such fun! :lol:

Anyway enough of me rambling! Just thought i'd say 'hi' :lol: :D
Welcome to the forum, Matt! Small world, I lived in Louth from 1984-1987, my dad grew up there and my parents ran Alfred's Restaurant (I believe it's a dog grooming salon now!) I went to Kidgate Primary School for a few years. That period was when I got all my Star Wars toys, I remember buying some of them from a shop in Grimsby.
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Ha would you believe it! Yes small world! :)

I'm originally from Alford but i remember going to Ron Ramsdens in Grimsby/Clee to buy toys back in the 80's. The first floor was huge with every toy you could ever imagine!

I'm sure there was a Toymaster in Louth near the crossing back in the day but my memory is a little hazy!
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Hi guys.
Thought I would join as I’ve recently begun supplementing my child hood toys that I kept in great condition with stuff that either didn’t make it, or I gave away.

I have a young lad who loves Star Wars just as much as me and it’s a joy to see him peowweing with those old figures.

However, having read up a little recently some of the rarer figures now live in my drawer not in his toy box! A complete Luke stormtrooper (with black blaster), warok, romba, complete yoda with snake among them!

Fortunately as I was rather meticulous as a child I have about 40 of the original blasters and accessories. I kept these separate in an old cigar case my grandad gave me. They still live in it!

I’ve recently purchased a complete Jabba (£45), scout Walker with top gun(£35), snowspeeder (no harpoon- £24) and a few other bits and pieces. I don’t know if it’s lockdown but the nostalgia is nice. But I can see how this can become expensive!

I’m enjoying the searching and restoration aspects of it as much as anything. Just bought a good looking y wing to rebuild as well. Always my favourite ship.

So that’s me! Thanks
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