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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby kingshearer » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:40 pm

ChallengerFox wrote:Never been a big fan of these cardboard playsets, even as a kid I thought they were a bit naff which is probably why I had none, am I the only one who thinks they are a bit rubbish ?


I loved to display my figures more than actually play with them, so official cardboard playsets were amazing in my eyes.
I never had a playset as a kid either but that picture of the DS on the back of a 20 back card would always fire my imagination. I only started collecting SW in around 1982 so the Palitoy DS had probably flew off the shelves years previously but it still didn't stop me hoping and everytime I visited the toon department store I'd prey there'd be one waiting for me. It was never going to happen so I just used to make my own very naff versions out of cardboard and felt tip pens - happy days :D
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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby TK-7785 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:49 pm

ChallengerFox wrote:Never been a big fan of these cardboard playsets, even as a kid I thought they were a bit naff which is probably why I had none, am I the only one who thinks they are a bit rubbish ?


I've never owned this one but have always thought it superior in many ways the Kenner counterpart. I wouldn't mind picking one up one day for a good price. But it's not as high on my list as the playsets like the Hoth Probot and Imperial Attach Base sets.
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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby Mr-Trilogo » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:43 am

ChallengerFox wrote:Never been a big fan of these cardboard playsets, even as a kid I thought they were a bit naff which is probably why I had none, am I the only one who thinks they are a bit rubbish ?


I completely agree with this, as a kid I was fascinated by the Turret & Probot plastic playset but I would have never wanted any of the cardboard ones.
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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby theforceuk » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:53 am

I agree they look prett6 shit, but they are still one of the first Star Wars play sets released and a very cool boxed mint item to own. It’s funny the cantina creature adventure set is a bit of folded card board!!! :lol:
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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby kingshearer » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:42 pm

I can't believe there's no love for the cardboard Death Star, it's the ultimate playset from the 1977-85 line.
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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby ChallengerFox » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:57 pm

I think also it has a lot to do with that I used to look after my toys and a cardboard toy like that would have been easily destroyed when my friends came round to play.

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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby kingshearer » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:41 pm

ChallengerFox wrote:I think also it has a lot to do with that I used to look after my toys and a cardboard toy like that would have been easily destroyed when my friends came round to play.

Yer but that doesn't detract from the fact that the DS is a thing of beauty and perfect for reenacting loads of famous scenes.
I wouldn't of let my mates near my DS if I was one of the rich boys who was fortunate enough to own one.
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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby Palifan » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:43 am

kingshearer wrote:I can't believe there's no love for the cardboard Death Star, it's the ultimate playset from the 1977-85 line.


I couldn't agree more, my favorite toy/playset growing up without doubt and way better than the Cantina that I didn't end up playing that much with (which ironically I still have unlike my childhood DS).

Maybe the DS compared to say Castle Grayskull would be a tough competition but the end of the day the DS is based on SW so it's always going to win out for me :D

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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby Robstyley » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:12 pm

I’ve never understood the appeal. I wouldn’t pay £500 for it, never mind 5k. I’m talking as a collector but I’m not sure I would have liked it as a kid. I played with an AT-AT and a Falcon as a kid and compared to them this is just lame. It’s prob because I don’t have any connection to it. Slightly before my time, I was Empire and Jedi era.

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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:47 pm

I think nostalgia will undoubtedly have a lot to do with many collectors liking it (as it does with collecting vintage Star Wars in general for most of us, of course). I'm sure there will be some people who never owned one, but still appreciate the toy too of course, but if you never owned one as a child, you won't have the nostalgic thrill of remembering how awesome the Palitoy Death Star was to actually play with. I spent hours playing with mine, sending Luke, Han, Chewie and Leia sailing down the trash compactor chute, then trying to crush them with the moving wall just before they managed to escape at the last moment through the door! The central chasm was used for Ben to stand perilously close to as he switched off the tractor beam to let the Falcon escape! Our heroes would race through the rooms and across the bridge as they fought their way out against the Stormtroopers and Death Squad Commander, but had to be very careful not to fall down the lift with its rising Stormtroopers :-)! Ben would face off against Vader as Luke watched on, horrified, before they finally made it to safety! Meanwhile, a stormtrooper would sit in the gun chair and battle my X-Wing as it swooped overhead looking for the exhaust port! :-D

If you played with one as a kid, I challenge you not to love the thing today! If you didn't, well, you can save yourself a few hundred quid then ;-)

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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:06 pm

I never owned one as a kid, but I’d love one now. Will never own one as I can’t justify that kind of money. I like it because of the racetrack, the huge SW and Palitoy logos. I love the Star Wars Logo, the first 12 and everything to do with ANH which explains why I like this I think. It would fit in with how I see my collection developing.

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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby kingshearer » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:45 pm

Palifan wrote:
kingshearer wrote:I can't believe there's no love for the cardboard Death Star, it's the ultimate playset from the 1977-85 line.


I couldn't agree more, my favorite toy/playset growing up without doubt and way better than the Cantina that I didn't end up playing that much with (which ironically I still have unlike my childhood DS).

Maybe the DS compared to say Castle Grayskull would be a tough competition but the end of the day the DS is based on SW so it's always going to win out for me :D

Ian

Nice one.
I suppose the best comparison would be the Action Force headquarters but that was pure fiction
unlike the Deathstar which is out there somewhere 8)
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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby kingshearer » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:50 pm

Snaketibe wrote:I think nostalgia will undoubtedly have a lot to do with many collectors liking it (as it does with collecting vintage Star Wars in general for most of us, of course). I'm sure there will be some people who never owned one, but still appreciate the toy too of course, but if you never owned one as a child, you won't have the nostalgic thrill of remembering how awesome the Palitoy Death Star was to actually play with. I spent hours playing with mine, sending Luke, Han, Chewie and Leia sailing down the trash compactor chute, then trying to crush them with the moving wall just before they managed to escape at the last moment through the door! The central chasm was used for Ben to stand perilously close to as he switched off the tractor beam to let the Falcon escape! Our heroes would race through the rooms and across the bridge as they fought their way out against the Stormtroopers and Death Squad Commander, but had to be very careful not to fall down the lift with its rising Stormtroopers :-)! Ben would face off against Vader as Luke watched on, horrified, before they finally made it to safety! Meanwhile, a stormtrooper would sit in the gun chair and battle my X-Wing as it swooped overhead looking for the exhaust port! :-D



I think you've got all the elements of a blockbuster film here :P
I never had one as a kid and never seen one in the flesh either, but still yearned for one well into adulthood and ended up paying ££ to get one - it was well worth the expenditure 8)
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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:31 am

Nice set, but I think the price is crazy :shock:

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Re: Wow stunning example but what a price

Postby kingshearer » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:09 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:Nice set, but I think the price is crazy :shock:

All vintage is crazy now though, you could probably get a boxed DS for the same price as a carded last 17 r2d2.
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