SWTOTW, Week 3, 2019, Part 2/2 Tatooine Skiff Vehicle

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Mini99 wrote:I don’t vollect the ships Lars, but if I did I would love one as great as yours.
And I’m sure that Jeremy will be along soon (once his Laptop has been fixed) with another nice one.
Thanks mate, then I hope you will get one soon, I wish you good luck with the hunt :wink:

Yes we must cross our fingers for him that his pc will be fixed soon so we can see some pictures of his vehicle 8)
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TK-7785 wrote:Lovely example, Lars. I've never owned a Skiff but have always loved it.
Thanks mate for the kind words :D I am very surprised that you never have owned one with all the cool things you always have for sale :shock: that I would love to have if I had the money for it :lol: I must say I really love some of those palitoy boxes you added for sale today, awesome items 8)
Ha! I guess it's strangely always been one of those items I would "pick up another time". It's on my 2019 collecting goals list...as long as I can keep focused and not keep getting distracted by everything else that comes my way. :lol:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 3, 2019, Part 2/2

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TK-7785 wrote:Lovely example, Lars. I've never owned a Skiff but have always loved it.
Thanks mate for the kind words :D I am very surprised that you never have owned one with all the cool things you always have for sale :shock: that I would love to have if I had the money for it :lol: I must say I really love some of those palitoy boxes you added for sale today, awesome items 8)
Ha! I guess it's strangely always been one of those items I would "pick up another time". It's on my 2019 collecting goals list...as long as I can keep focused and not keep getting distracted by everything else that comes my way. :lol:
I hope you find one in 2019 for your collection :wink: so you are getting distracted by everything else :lol: the same here, I have tried to buy the kenner death star and the sonic controlled landspeeder for years but I also get distracted by everything else :lol:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 3, 2019, Part 2/2

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Pomse2001 wrote:
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Pomse2001 wrote:Here are some older pictures of my good old Tatooine skiff :D

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What a super example, Lars! Thanks for sharing :-)

Alas, my PC chose yesterday to die, so I cannot access my picture files currently (I am posting this from my work laptop). Once I get my PC back from the repair shop, hopefully I can post some pics of my own Skiff... although it's not as nice as yours! :lol:
Thanks mate for the always so kind words :D

Wow sorry to read about your pc :( what did happen ? I hope they can fix it and that it does not cost much :wink: I can't wait to see your skiff :wink:
Thanks, Lars. OK, the PC is back after having a new power supply fitted and one hard drive rebuilt from its mirrored backup, so I'm all good to go again!... Albeit also a bit poorer than I was this time last week! :lol:
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The Tatooine Skiff! A truly elegant looking craft, in my opinion, and also one of my personal favourites, both as an on-screen vehicle and as a toy... I just wish Kenner had made their version a bit bigger and less flimsy! It's woefully undersized and can barely squeeze in all the figures you're going to want to stand on it, and the rear vanes are an absolute nightmare to keep mint! This is especially true if (as I sadly don't), you have no inner packaging to store it properly. And if you are missing the inner, the best way to store a skiff is actually upside down with the feet retracted! That's certainly how I keep mine when in its box :D

I bought this skiff many years ago and one of the rear vanes had broken and been carelessly reattached with copper wire poked through the circular part of the vane (and I do mean through it!). It looked every bit as bad as it sounds, and so a few years back I bit the bullet and bought a vintage replacement vane I found for sale on eBay, and now my skiff's as good as new! Sadly the same cannot be said for the box, which certainly isn't bad, but is also a long way from being mint. That said, I'm very happy to have one and pleased I can share it with the forum here:
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And here's a quick set up I did years ago to see what it looks like with some figures standing on it... And yes, that is toilet paper with felt tip on it for the Weequay Skiff Master's jacket and brown paper for his trousers. And yes, that's also a poorly disguised Rancor Keeper sneaking in behind him ;-):
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Snaketibe wrote:The Tatooine Skiff! A truly elegant looking craft, in my opinion, and also one of my personal favourites, both as an on-screen vehicle and as a toy... I just wish Kenner had made their version a bit bigger and less flimsy! It's woefully undersized and can barely squeeze in all the figures you're going to want to stand on it, and the rear vanes are an absolute nightmare to keep mint! This is especially true if (as I sadly don't), you have no inner packaging to store it properly. And if you are missing the inner, the best way to store a skiff is actually upside down with the feet retracted! That's certainly how I keep mine when in its box :D

I bought this skiff many years ago and one of the rear vanes had broken and been carelessly reattached with copper wire poked through the circular part of the vane (and I do mean through it!). It looked every bit as bad as it sounds, and so a few years back I bit the bullet and bought a vintage replacement vane I found for sale on eBay, and now my skiff's as good as new! Sadly the same cannot be said for the box, which certainly isn't bad, but is also a long way from being mint. That said, I'm very happy to have one and pleased I can share it with the forum here:

Undersized and Flimsy - 01.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 02.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 03.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 04.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 05.jpg

And here's a quick set up I did years ago to see what it looks like with some figures standing on it... And yes, that is toilet paper with felt tip on it for the Weequay Skiff Master's jacket and brown paper for his trousers. And yes, that's also a poorly disguised Rancor Keeper sneaking in behind him ;-):

Undersized and Flimsy - 06.jpg

And for completeness (and if you'll pardon the intrusion of a modern vehicle and figures :o), here's the same set up using the modern line for comparison:

Undersized and Flimsy - 07.jpg
Thanks mate for sharing pictures of your skiff, it looks fantastic, great box and the scenes you have done also looks awesome 8)
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Snaketibe wrote:The Tatooine Skiff! A truly elegant looking craft, in my opinion, and also one of my personal favourites, both as an on-screen vehicle and as a toy... I just wish Kenner had made their version a bit bigger and less flimsy! It's woefully undersized and can barely squeeze in all the figures you're going to want to stand on it, and the rear vanes are an absolute nightmare to keep mint! This is especially true if (as I sadly don't), you have no inner packaging to store it properly. And if you are missing the inner, the best way to store a skiff is actually upside down with the feet retracted! That's certainly how I keep mine when in its box :D

I bought this skiff many years ago and one of the rear vanes had broken and been carelessly reattached with copper wire poked through the circular part of the vane (and I do mean through it!). It looked every bit as bad as it sounds, and so a few years back I bit the bullet and bought a vintage replacement vane I found for sale on eBay, and now my skiff's as good as new! Sadly the same cannot be said for the box, which certainly isn't bad, but is also a long way from being mint. That said, I'm very happy to have one and pleased I can share it with the forum here:

Undersized and Flimsy - 01.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 02.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 03.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 04.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 05.jpg

And here's a quick set up I did years ago to see what it looks like with some figures standing on it... And yes, that is toilet paper with felt tip on it for the Weequay Skiff Master's jacket and brown paper for his trousers. And yes, that's also a poorly disguised Rancor Keeper sneaking in behind him ;-):

Undersized and Flimsy - 06.jpg

And for completeness (and if you'll pardon the intrusion of a modern vehicle and figures :o), here's the same set up using the modern line for comparison:

Undersized and Flimsy - 07.jpg
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StarWarsFan wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:The Tatooine Skiff! A truly elegant looking craft, in my opinion, and also one of my personal favourites, both as an on-screen vehicle and as a toy... I just wish Kenner had made their version a bit bigger and less flimsy! It's woefully undersized and can barely squeeze in all the figures you're going to want to stand on it, and the rear vanes are an absolute nightmare to keep mint! This is especially true if (as I sadly don't), you have no inner packaging to store it properly. And if you are missing the inner, the best way to store a skiff is actually upside down with the feet retracted! That's certainly how I keep mine when in its box :D

I bought this skiff many years ago and one of the rear vanes had broken and been carelessly reattached with copper wire poked through the circular part of the vane (and I do mean through it!). It looked every bit as bad as it sounds, and so a few years back I bit the bullet and bought a vintage replacement vane I found for sale on eBay, and now my skiff's as good as new! Sadly the same cannot be said for the box, which certainly isn't bad, but is also a long way from being mint. That said, I'm very happy to have one and pleased I can share it with the forum here:

Undersized and Flimsy - 01.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 02.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 03.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 04.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 05.jpg

And here's a quick set up I did years ago to see what it looks like with some figures standing on it... And yes, that is toilet paper with felt tip on it for the Weequay Skiff Master's jacket and brown paper for his trousers. And yes, that's also a poorly disguised Rancor Keeper sneaking in behind him ;-):

Undersized and Flimsy - 06.jpg

And for completeness (and if you'll pardon the intrusion of a modern vehicle and figures :o), here's the same set up using the modern line for comparison:

Undersized and Flimsy - 07.jpg
Love it
Thanks :-)

It's amazing what you can do with a yellow T-Shirt and a blue pillow case! :lol:
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Snaketibe wrote:
StarWarsFan wrote:
Snaketibe wrote:The Tatooine Skiff! A truly elegant looking craft, in my opinion, and also one of my personal favourites, both as an on-screen vehicle and as a toy... I just wish Kenner had made their version a bit bigger and less flimsy! It's woefully undersized and can barely squeeze in all the figures you're going to want to stand on it, and the rear vanes are an absolute nightmare to keep mint! This is especially true if (as I sadly don't), you have no inner packaging to store it properly. And if you are missing the inner, the best way to store a skiff is actually upside down with the feet retracted! That's certainly how I keep mine when in its box :D

I bought this skiff many years ago and one of the rear vanes had broken and been carelessly reattached with copper wire poked through the circular part of the vane (and I do mean through it!). It looked every bit as bad as it sounds, and so a few years back I bit the bullet and bought a vintage replacement vane I found for sale on eBay, and now my skiff's as good as new! Sadly the same cannot be said for the box, which certainly isn't bad, but is also a long way from being mint. That said, I'm very happy to have one and pleased I can share it with the forum here:

Undersized and Flimsy - 01.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 02.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 03.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 04.jpg

Undersized and Flimsy - 05.jpg

And here's a quick set up I did years ago to see what it looks like with some figures standing on it... And yes, that is toilet paper with felt tip on it for the Weequay Skiff Master's jacket and brown paper for his trousers. And yes, that's also a poorly disguised Rancor Keeper sneaking in behind him ;-):

Undersized and Flimsy - 06.jpg

And for completeness (and if you'll pardon the intrusion of a modern vehicle and figures :o), here's the same set up using the modern line for comparison:

Undersized and Flimsy - 07.jpg
Love it
Thanks :-)

It's amazing what you can do with a yellow T-Shirt and a blue pillow case! :lol:
indeed :lol:
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