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  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,060
    edited March 2017
    Also came across this in a dark corner of my Star Wars collection , Barbie and Sindy would have killed to get one of these. :)

    pharmjodbookmumClutchPowerJackad7
  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 247
    Yes I also play x wing and Armada. Armada being my favorite.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    I was talking to a coworker of my today and he said his dad's "claim to fame" was that he made the metal molds that were used to cast the original Star Wars figures. He said that when he was a kid he had big piles of test figures/rejects (unfortunately long gone).
    catwrangler
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,567
    Err, @sumolego, don't you collect sealed (numbered) LEGO polybags?
    I'm missing your point.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    ricecake said:
    I was talking to a coworker of my today and he said his dad's "claim to fame" was that he made the metal molds that were used to cast the original Star Wars figures. He said that when he was a kid he had big piles of test figures/rejects (unfortunately long gone).
    Is his dad still in the land of living? If so, could he find out WTF happened with ET's love-child....I mean the original Han Solo figure? 
    SumoLegoricecake
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,567
    ^ He was never meant to be... always second best... different from the rest...
    gmonkey76sonsofsceva
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    VorpalRyu said:
    Is his dad still in the land of living? If so, could he find out WTF happened with ET's love-child....I mean the original Han Solo figure? 
    Lol I'm not sure, I can try asking when I'm back at work (we are snowed in today).
    bandit778VorpalRyu
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    edited March 2017
    xwingpilot said:
    I won't be collecting these...
    ...

    I really must resist getting the other four (Han Solo, Biker Scout, Sand People and Greedo)...
    Oh dear...



    I guess I'll be needing an ESB figure from Vintage Saga wave 2 to complete my 'collection' now :-s

    Guess what - collecting retired action figures is just like collecting retired LEGO - expensive!

    Oh, and here's some trivia: it turns out that MOC is also an acronym on action figure collecting forums, but it doesn't mean the same as on here...
    ClutchPower
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    xwingpilot said:

    Guess what - collecting retired action figures is just like collecting retired LEGO - expensive!

    Oh, and here's some trivia: it turns out that MOC is also an acronym on action figure collecting forums, but it doesn't mean the same as on here...
    indeed, the same hold true for Hot wheels collecting, sealed vintage MOC hot wheels, are expensive (relative to the $1.00 of a new in retail one)

    (for those that don't know MOC is Mint On Card in this context)
    bgl_84gmonkey76AllBrickClutchPower77ncaachamps
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    @GallardoLU - I sold the Surf Crate STH... £22.

    Mustang Mach 1 went for £18.

    My Micro Machines collection is up too and, found an old , beaten up Corgi Hillman Hunter Rally Car for 25p which returned £5.

    I seem to have moved from die-cast collector to dealer.
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 270
    I recently started collecting Knives.
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    ^errrr... vintage blunt type I hope. 
    ImABrickManNow
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 270
    @bookmum Um no pocket knives and some smaller sheath knives, but don't worry I'm really careful and I never bring them anywhere in public. (although legally I could where I live.) I also have three Batarang shaped throwing knives.
  • Werewolf_pooWerewolf_poo Bonnie ScotlandMember Posts: 71
    Mostly Judge Dredd/2000ad universe graphic novels. Much better than all this American marvel nonsense ;).


    TheOriginalSimonB
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    edited March 2017
    I guess I'll be needing an ESB figure from Vintage Saga wave 2 to complete my 'collection' now :-s
    Oh well there we go - one from each of the OT: http://www.xwingpilot.uk/albums/72157681453414306

    Vintage Saga Collection Bossk Bounty Hunter Vintage Saga Collection Bossk Bounty Hunter Cardback

    Hopefully I've got that out of my system now!
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797


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  • bendybadgerbendybadger 127.0.0.1 ::1Member Posts: 1,141
    Mostly Judge Dredd/2000ad universe graphic novels. Much better than all this American marvel nonsense ;).


    That reminds me that I still have my collection of original 2000AD comics up in the loft.  I even have the cursed earth ones with Ronald McDonald and Jolly Green Giant etc.  Forgotten all about these and probably have some of the sci fi specials and maybe some graphic novels too.  Will have to have a good root around when I get back home.


  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    This is a bit of a collectors question - you know the books that were part of a series in the 80s/90s and came out with a couple of titles a month - Goosebumps, Sweet Valley, Babysitters Club etc - well is there a specific term to describe them? Collectable Series 's? What is the actual plural of 'series '? Thanks!! 
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    edited April 2017






    The glory days of 3 3/4" Star Wars collecting (and action figures in that general scale) are probably over, we're only getting scraps now.  I wish I had picked up more of the Legacy Collection (2008-2009) and Vintage Collection (2010-2013) when I had the chance.






    Heads-up @solid_strider, good news from Star Wars Celebration:

    http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=20111

    Oh, and it turns out I hadn't quite got it out of my system - I just picked up the Stormtrooper and Boba Fett from the 2004 Vintage Original Trilogy Collection :)
    solid_strider
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442

    bookmum said:

    This is a bit of a collectors question - you know the books that were part of a series in the 80s/90s and came out with a couple of titles a month - Goosebumps, Sweet Valley, Babysitters Club etc - well is there a specific term to describe them? Collectable Series 's? What is the actual plural of 'series '? Thanks!! 


    Series.

    Best sold in a lot.
    Because of age, the glue may be brittle and the pages may tear from the binding.
    Hopefully they're white (not yellowed from sun exposure) and crisp with no writing!
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    Thanks. But what is the plural? I am doing a little book sale and I can't decide what to actually refer to them as. I might just go for "80s/90s collectables" 
  • solid_stridersolid_strider TexasMember Posts: 206










    The glory days of 3 3/4" Star Wars collecting (and action figures in that general scale) are probably over, we're only getting scraps now.  I wish I had picked up more of the Legacy Collection (2008-2009) and Vintage Collection (2010-2013) when I had the chance.








    Heads-up @solid_strider, good news from Star Wars Celebration:

    http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=20111

    Oh, and it turns out I hadn't quite got it out of my system - I just picked up the Stormtrooper and Boba Fett from the 2004 Vintage Original Trilogy Collection :)



    Nice!  Now we can vote for Yak Face or another Jabba thug!  And nice score on the Boba Fett.  You might want to go and get the VTAC IG-88 and the TVC Dengar, 4-LOM and Zuckuss.
    xwingpilot
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 318

    bookmum said:

    Thanks. But what is the plural? I am doing a little book sale and I can't decide what to actually refer to them as. I might just go for "80s/90s collectables" 


    Series is already a plural, technically speaking. It's one of those funny words that could mean one thing 'World Series' or many things 'A Series of Books/Movies/Games/Toys' that sort of thing.
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    So '80s/90s collectable series' is the correct way to advertise them? 
  • OdeinoichusOdeinoichus CanadaMember Posts: 318

    bookmum said:

    So '80s/90s collectable series' is the correct way to advertise them? 



    I'd say so, yes.
    bookmum
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    @solid_strider Don't tempt me to start bounty hunter collecting on vintage cards! Truth be told, I'm not that much of a fan of the others. Bossk and Fett rock though :)

    You mentioning VTAC IG-88 made me realise you're on Rebelscum too - I only recently joined but I thought I recognised your username from the LEGO forum.

    I wonder how many other Brickset members are active on other collecting forums?
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681
    I think that unless we have virtual reality/3D tactile sensors, we will keep collecting LEGO until the end of time (Minecraft is likely to get there first, but not yet)...which is why most media/tangible items are being replaced by online service.

    For example, for as much as I love DVDs and blu-rays, there will be a day (soon) where the quality of streaming a movie will be as good as the disc stream, and where I get to enjoy all the special features offered in disc/physical media...same with music albums...don't get me wrong, I love the tangibility of an item, but when there is no more quality benefit of having a CD or DVD (don't get me started on vinyl), then the need for them becomes null.

    In the meantime, to add to my list, I also try to collect silver coins, especially Mexican silver (which I didn't know, was very sought after by collectors), the new Star Wars books, blu-rays from specific movies, and photographs I take (that is still collecting, right?). 
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,381
    Quite active on starwarsforum.co.uk. Up to a few years ago my big grail collections was to get a full set of 96 vintage Star Wars figures from 1977-1984 all carded, something I completed about three years ago. For a long time I bought modern 1994+ Hasbro figures and by 2011 I had one of every figure and vehicle released. The collection was so big I couldn't display a thing, it was all boxed and floor to ceiling in one of the rooms in the house.

    it was a tough hobby to keep up with since Hasbro released so many exclusives for each convention or through various US retail stores every year it cost 1000's just to keep up with and a lot of enjoyment eventually went. By the end of 2011 I'd had enough so I sold all but a few of the modern lines. I kept the full set of comic two-packs (63 I think). SOTE POTF2 figures and vehicles and the POTF2 EU figures. The full set of 21 VOTC figures including the mail away Lucus trooper, and my favourite, the Disney Parady line, which were crazy hard to complete, including all the very limited exclusives and box sets.

    if I can dig out some old images of that stuff I will post them up (they are all boxed up again). I also have an almost complete carded and boxed set of M.A.S.K serise 1 and 2 figures and vehicles and a smattering of Takara Reissue Transformers, although thinking of selling those (which would be the second time I have bought and sold them...)
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  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 598



    if I can dig out some old images of that stuff I will post them up (they are all boxed up again). I also have an almost complete carded and boxed set of M.A.S.K serise 1 and 2 figures and vehicles and a smattering of Takara Reissue Transformers, although thinking of selling those (which would be the second time I have bought and sold them...)


    I"d love to see the M.A.S.K. Stuff!!
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    ^ The MASK stuff brings back memories from my childhood too.

    Love the complete set of VOTC/VTSC/VTAC figures!
    Yodaliciouscatwrangler
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,381
    Yeah, loved M.A.S.K growing up. It will be interesting to see what IDW do with it over the next year or so with the relaunch following on from the Revolution crossover, sat on the shelf unread right now but next to read after the new Thrawn novel. If it does well I can see a new wave of toys and maybe a big screen outing down the road and Hasbro look to build their own cinematic universe off the back of transformers and the slightly duff GI Joe films.

    i have a boxed Switchblade and a few other vehicles somewhere as well, Manta, Vampire I think.
    catwrangler
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,567
    I suddenly want to take back selling my Boulder Hill and Rhino to the neighbor kids in 1991.
    SprinkleOttergmonkey76Yodalicioussnowhitie
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 598
    Thanks for posting...that's just a sight to see all that lovely stuff!  Man, the memories. M.A.S.K. was my fave back in the day. 
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    M.A.S.K & V.E.N.O.M... That brings back memories, the first series of vehicles flew off the shelves so fast here that I didn't get any, but the second series, I had several of them especially the vehicles that split into two vehicles & were manned by a 'hologram' of the driver. My favourite of them was Detonator, the Volkswagen Bug that turned into a hovercraft/attack bike, driven Jacques LaFleur.
    xiahna
  • supervir2supervir2 united statesMember Posts: 25
    I started off collecting Transformers (beast wars on), but have since branched out to Lego, superheroes, and general late 80's/early 90's items that his my nostalgia buttons.  At the moment, my main focuses are:

    Masterpiece Beast Wars Transformers
    Masterpiece G1 season 1/2
    Lego (modulars and a smattering of city, superheroes, speed champions, architecture, seasonal, ideas, CMF, and creator)
    superheroes (various DCUC/ML/Mafex/SHF/ONE:12/Figma/HotToys)

  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    So now I seem to be collecting 6" as well as 3 3/4" Star Wars figures. Worse still, I appear to be making sure I have both the LEGO and Hasbro versions...



    And yes, the black pauldron on the LEGO Sandtrooper does niggle a bit, but that figure is much nicer than the older variant with the orange pauldron (Hasbro did actually make a variant with the black pauldron, but to me an iconic Sandtrooper has an orange pauldron).
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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,759
    So now I seem to be collecting 6" as well as 3 3/4" Star Wars figures. Worse still, I appear to be making sure I have both the LEGO and Hasbro versions...



    And yes, the black pauldron on the LEGO Sandtrooper does niggle a bit, but that figure is much nicer than the older variant with the orange pauldron (Hasbro did actually make a variant with the black pauldron, but to me an iconic Sandtrooper has an orange pauldron).
    What, no matching constraction figure for each? (I know, they don't all exist.) 
  • typotypo Member Posts: 185
    ...Funko Pop
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    So now I seem to be collecting 6" as well as 3 3/4" Star Wars figures. Worse still, I appear to be making sure I have both the LEGO and Hasbro versions...



    And yes, the black pauldron on the LEGO Sandtrooper does niggle a bit, but that figure is much nicer than the older variant with the orange pauldron (Hasbro did actually make a variant with the black pauldron, but to me an iconic Sandtrooper has an orange pauldron).
    What, no matching constraction figure for each? (I know, they don't all exist.) 
    Now that would be going too far ;)

    Actually, for me the minifigure is iconic, but I prefer larger figures to look realistic.
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 915
    My Transformers shelf :)


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  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,667
    I haven't actually started collecting anything else, but I've got my eye on a line of 6 inch Jaeger action figures from Pacific Rim 2.
    ricecake
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,703

    Ah, Transformers and Pacific Rim - I've looked at both. And while it was fairly easy to get hold of the Transformers I wanted (the new ones, not vintage ones, being easily available on Amazon) I was a bit late to the party for PR, so I've only got Striker Eureka. Might get hold of Gypsy Revenger from the second film if I like the look of it in action.

    Also got into a little bit of the die-cast Star Wars HW models. But I've managed to get all the ones of those I want. Also bought the little Thunderbirds vehicles and the 3 slightly bigger ones because they were so cheap. Would love Lego versions of those, but not sure the Ideas project is going anywhere...

    Then there's Metal Earth, which I'm happy to leave in the package rather than get infuriated at how awkward they are and when I inevitably break one of the pieces.

    Can't post photos of anything as they're in storage at the minute awaiting the time when my office is less full of rubbish. They'll be waiting a while, I think.

    ricecake
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,667
    ^um, it's actually Gypsy Avenger.
    MaffyD
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,703
    ^um, it's actually Gypsy Avenger.

    Oops! I thought it sounded just a little too cheesy as I wrote that, but forgot to check it before posting! I must've got it confused with the line from the Thor: Ragnarok trailer.
    FowlerBricksMAGNINOMINISUMBRABrixfan02
  • Game_onGame_on USAMember Posts: 92
    I just collect the usually goodies from my childhood.  Transformers and Legos.  Unfortunately most of it is in bins and nothing is really on display.

    I need to find a good site for locating transformer parts ... or just replacement parts in general for robot toys.  My Voltron needs a little TLC to get back into display shape. 
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 915
    Also collected the Thomas diecast trains, though they're mainly for the kids to play with. 



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  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 815
    I got into boardgames a year after I got into Lego, and have been slowly amassing my collection. Sadly I only have a certain amount of disposable income, so the more boardgames I buy, the fewer Lego sets I can afford. It's a very strong dilemma.
    catwrangler
  • VictorLovesToysVictorLovesToys California Member Posts: 13
    edited October 2017
    I have lots of toys but nowadays I focus mostly on LEGO. And some Gundam. I'm surprised I saw so little mention of them here. I feel like LEGO led me to Gundam when, at some point, I wanted a more involved building experience.
    ricecake
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 915
    I have lots of toys but nowadays I focus mostly on LEGO. And some Gundam. I'm surprised I saw so little mention of them here. I feel like LEGO led me to Gundam when, at some point, I wanted a more involved building experience.
    I collect Gundam as well, both the toys and models kits.

    Below are some of the fixed up kits. Also have a few of the PG kits, but yet to open and fix them.





    Some of the Gundam toys.




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