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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:22 pm

StarWarsFan wrote:Despite what a lot of people say about this figure I have always liked it. Was one of my first last 17 figures, only last 17 I have boxed and had a few join the ranks of my Imperial Army

Wow, what a lot of love for Sim Aloo! :-D

That's a nice POTF card you have, and a very impressive collection of Imperial figures! Thanks for sharing :-)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby StarWarsFan » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:32 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
StarWarsFan wrote:Despite what a lot of people say about this figure I have always liked it. Was one of my first last 17 figures, only last 17 I have boxed and had a few join the ranks of my Imperial Army

Wow, what a lot of love for Sim Aloo! :-D

That's a nice POTF card you have, and a very impressive collection of Imperial figures! Thanks for sharing :-)


Thanks mate, have finally got round to start displaying my Army again after the move will post pictures once complete.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby StarWarsFan » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:33 pm

its bubbles I worry about!

Ditto, great figure mate thanks for sharing :)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby StarWarsFan » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:34 pm

Mini99 wrote:Ah, my favourite Star Wars “Action” figure :? :roll:
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Lovely figure thanks for sharing.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Mini99 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:34 pm

Snaketibe wrote:OK, Lars, so you have chosen Kenner's Old Woman for us this week then, eh? ;-)

I know a lot of people pour scorn on the Imperial Dignitary, and I have to say that I agree it is indeed a crap choice for a child's action figure, since it has all the action and excitement of a brick. However, I am also a bit of a fan of the figure from a collector's standpoint. Firstly, it's certainly bright and colourful, and stands out in any figure display, but also I'm still stunned to this day that Kenner bothered to make it at all! I'm glad they did, but I can't believe it sold in huge numbers! Perhaps they thought it would compliment the Imperial Shuttle and boost sales of that?

Anyway, here are mine. Another POTF like Nick's and Steve's, plus a loose complete with nose! :lol:

Imperial Old Woman - 01.jpg
The really weird thing about my Dignitary is that when flash photographed (like below), the torso suddenly looks discoloured:

Imperial Old Woman - 02a.jpg
However, when viewed in other light, it looks like this... perfect (I have tweaked this in Photoshop to show how it looks without a flash):

Imperial Old Woman - 02b.jpg
I can only assume there is some discolouration to the torso, but (thankfully) it is for now quite subtle and requires really bright light to show it up. Does anyone else have this issue with their Imperial Grandmas? :? :lol:

That bubble looks nearly clear, nice one!
And the loose one has a perfect nose, had to find like that these days.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:39 pm

Mini99 wrote:That bubble looks nearly clear, nice one!
And the loose one has a perfect nose, had to find like that these days.

Thanks. Yes, there is a slight tint to the bubble, but it could also be a lot worse! And as for the nose, what a design flaw by Kenner! :lol:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby theforceuk » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:36 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
Mini99 wrote:That bubble looks nearly clear, nice one!
And the loose one has a perfect nose, had to find like that these days.

Thanks. Yes, there is a slight tint to the bubble, but it could also be a lot worse! And as for the nose, what a design flaw by Kenner! :lol:


Probably the clearest bubble I've seen for an Imperial Dignitary! Very nice! 8)
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:44 am

StarWarsFan wrote:Despite what a lot of people say about this figure I have always liked it. Was one of my first last 17 figures, only last 17 I have boxed and had a few join the ranks of my Imperial Army


Wow 14 loose imperial dignitary :shock: amazing and I thought I was a army builder :lol: Wow I think you are the first guy I have talked to that like that figure :lol: but there should be toy for all of us, some like one figure and others like another figure :wink: It looks great with all of them standing together :D I can see you also have gunners, now I can't wait to the imperial gunner thread :lol:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:55 am

Snaketibe wrote:OK, Lars, so you have chosen Kenner's Old Woman for us this week then, eh? ;-)

I know a lot of people pour scorn on the Imperial Dignitary, and I have to say that I agree it is indeed a crap choice for a child's action figure, since it has all the action and excitement of a brick. However, I am also a bit of a fan of the figure from a collector's standpoint. Firstly, it's certainly bright and colourful, and stands out in any figure display, but also I'm still stunned to this day that Kenner bothered to make it at all! I'm glad they did, but I can't believe it sold in huge numbers! Perhaps they thought it would compliment the Imperial Shuttle and boost sales of that?

Anyway, here are mine. Another POTF like Nick's and Steve's, plus a loose complete with nose! :lol:

Imperial Old Woman - 01.jpg
The really weird thing about my Dignitary is that when flash photographed (like below), the torso suddenly looks discoloured:

Imperial Old Woman - 02a.jpg
However, when viewed in other light, it looks like this... perfect (I have tweaked this in Photoshop to show how it looks without a flash):

Imperial Old Woman - 02b.jpg
I can only assume there is some discolouration to the torso, but (thankfully) it is for now quite subtle and requires really bright light to show it up. Does anyone else have this issue with their Imperial Grandmas? :? :lol:


Kenner's Old Woman, Imperial Grandmas :lol: I love it :lol:

I never understood why kenner made the figure, but I agree the colour is great :D I never knew any kids who had one when I was a kid and I have only found a few in danish childhood lots, I have found many more anakin that imperial dignitary :shock:

discolouration to the torso, I found one some years ago in a childhood lot, if I remember correct it was beginning to change to purple green or something like that :lol:

Great collection of imperial dignitary that you have, thanks for sharing them :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:06 am

Here are my Imperial Dignitary collection.

2 different no coo variants

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the potf coin

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a Tri-logo bubble is not sealed and I have placed one of my loose figures behind the bubble so it looks better :D

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Another tri-logo cardback where one of my loose figures stand in front of it

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and last another tri-logo, bubble it crushed in the bottom and figure can be removed, I bought it like that with a imperial dignitary figure on the card with a broken nose :roll: all the cards are with danish price stickers 8)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Mini99 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:50 pm

2 different no coo variants

A nice selection of Old ladies you have Lars, but for the life of me I can’t see any difference between those two, can you explain?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby StarWarsFan » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:23 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
StarWarsFan wrote:Despite what a lot of people say about this figure I have always liked it. Was one of my first last 17 figures, only last 17 I have boxed and had a few join the ranks of my Imperial Army


Wow 14 loose imperial dignitary :shock: amazing and I thought I was a army builder :lol: Wow I think you are the first guy I have talked to that like that figure :lol: but there should be toy for all of us, some like one figure and others like another figure :wink: It looks great with all of them standing together :D I can see you also have gunners, now I can't wait to the imperial gunner thread :lol:


:lol: cheers mate have another one for my complete set of figures near mint don't have on display would show it but in a tin somewhere. Will post when I find it :)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:49 pm

Mini99 wrote:
2 different no coo variants

A nice selection of Old ladies you have Lars, but for the life of me I can’t see any difference between those two, can you explain?


It is the no coo that is different, but it is a very little difference. But I have found more than one of both. There could be more out there :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:52 pm

StarWarsFan wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
StarWarsFan wrote:Despite what a lot of people say about this figure I have always liked it. Was one of my first last 17 figures, only last 17 I have boxed and had a few join the ranks of my Imperial Army


Wow 14 loose imperial dignitary :shock: amazing and I thought I was a army builder :lol: Wow I think you are the first guy I have talked to that like that figure :lol: but there should be toy for all of us, some like one figure and others like another figure :wink: It looks great with all of them standing together :D I can see you also have gunners, now I can't wait to the imperial gunner thread :lol:


:lol: cheers mate have another one for my complete set of figures near mint don't have on display would show it but in a tin somewhere. Will post when I find it :)


Yes please post it, can't wait :wink: :lol:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 47, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Stuart Skinner » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:57 pm

I think there is some disgraceful behaviour towards this beautiful figure on this thread - we're discussing Imp Dig in depth on next podcast and I've fallen a little in love with him the last few weeks. Easily a top three figure from the entire collection
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/star-wars-vintage-rebellion/id1001257470?mt=2


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