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Re: Your Latest Pickups........

Post by jawa.57 on Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:26 pm

thanks, yes, one again but it's not last
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Post by TishomingoSith on Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:45 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Ryan, that's a fantastic score.  Well done. clapping

It must be tough to beat those vultures from Enid, OK, to the good stuff. lol!  rofl

Did the Falcon chair arrive yet?

Yes, I forgot to let you know. THANK YOU! My Falcon is now 100% complete, minus 3-4 stickers. Looks great! I just need to clean it up a bit but it looks great now Smile
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Post by Sturm86 on Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:26 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Living in Oklahoma, southern Oklahoma none the less... we don't find too many exciting finds outside a loose figure every now and than at a garage sale with no weapon (wish Kenner was located in Dallas instead of Cincy! lol)

But FINALLY, I got a message from a guy who had a lot to unload from his BIL who had passed away. When I showed up and paid what he was asking, I was shocked with my find. A few LAST 17, nearly the whole EWOKS line and several Droids figure, including both Fromm's! 100 in total. NFS!!!!

PS: no coins but all have their correct weapons. The MOCs are beaters (Cloud City pilot is decent).

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This is seriously awesome Shocked Congrats for the great score! Smile
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Post by Commander Clint on Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:27 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Yes, I forgot to let you know. THANK YOU! My Falcon is now 100% complete, minus 3-4 stickers. Looks great! I just need to clean it up a bit but it looks great now Smile

That's awesome. You'll have to show us some pictures when it's all cleaned up and ready to show off. cheers
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Post by Sturm86 on Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:40 pm

A nice polish Tie Pilot bootleg I've received recently :

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Post by Commander Clint on Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:01 am

Nicolas, that's awesome. cheers I had to take a second look, because I thought it was a regular TFP.
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Post by TishomingoSith on Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:05 am

The Polish Boba I picked up from Johnpaul has really made me want to collect more of those figures, such an awesome history. Of course, it's all depending on wants and needs lol. Having no $$$ changes your plans a bit Smile
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Post by TishomingoSith on Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:07 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Yes, I forgot to let you know. THANK YOU! My Falcon is now 100% complete, minus 3-4 stickers. Looks great! I just need to clean it up a bit but it looks great now Smile

That's awesome.  You'll have to show us some pictures when it's all cleaned up and ready to show off. cheers

Will do! I actually had old GI Joe stickers on her (Cobra stickers mainly), lol. Has some wear on it from being played with outside. How I managed to keep up with the training ball, I have no idea.
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Re: Your Latest Pickups........

Post by Nico on Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:16 am

Nicholas, great Tie pilot bootleg mate, nice pick up cheers
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Post by hellhippie on Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:35 am

Great new pick ups ... thats some haul

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Post by hellhippie on Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:52 pm

god I hate ewoks , nonetheless its another cool variant off the list

Ledy Logray just arrived today Neutral Rolling Eyes

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Post by Nico on Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:26 pm

Nice one Bill, another one off the list mate cheers
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Re: Your Latest Pickups........

Post by the89thchris on Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:09 am

Are you all getting these foreign variants and bootlegs from eBay?

Anyone using a specific FB group and finding it useful?
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Post by Commander Clint on Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:45 am

Well done Bill. clapping
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Re: Your Latest Pickups........

Post by Sturm86 on Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:04 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Nicholas, great Tie pilot bootleg mate, nice pick up cheers

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Nicolas, that's awesome. cheers   I had to take a second look, because I thought it was a regular TFP.

Thanks guys Smile
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Post by Sturm86 on Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:05 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:The Polish Boba I picked up from Johnpaul has really made me want to collect more of those figures, such an awesome history. Of course, it's all depending on wants and needs lol. Having no $$$ changes your plans a bit Smile

I would love to get more, but if I was listening to myself I'll end up with more focus than my wallet could handle  lol! The eastern european bootlegs are a really interesting thing to learn about. Some of these polish bootlegs are quite cheap though, some other are really expensive. I have no idea why such a difference as I don't know enough about the topic. Got the Tie Pilot from Germany for 35€ including shipping which I've found more than reasonable.
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Post by Sturm86 on Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:09 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Are you all getting these foreign variants and bootlegs from eBay?

Anyone using a specific FB group and finding it useful?

I don't use FB so I can't tell you about how things are going there. There are a few bootlegs on Ebay but (as it is often the case on Ebay) prices are crazy.

Be careful with the mexican bootlegs, there are a few sellers on Ebay who claim to sell "vintage mexican bootlegs" but these items are in fact the current cheap bootlegs you can find nowadays on flea markets in Mexico for a few $$. I'm not even sure if these are actually made in Mexico or in China. Some of them look nice and I would get the Tie Pilots just for the fun of adding weird stuff in my collection... except they are sold for $15 or something (+ shipping costs from Mexico to Europe) when the seller probably have bought them for $3/piece in a mexican street.

Anyone going on holidays to Mexico who would get me a few of these? lol!
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Post by the89thchris on Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:55 am

It's funny, they just look like a slightly out of focus version off the real thing lol second gen copy degradation.. entropy wins again lol

I don't really see the appeal. Although, if I had a collection as big as most of you guys, I might start looking into those realms.
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Post by Sturm86 on Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:29 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:It's funny, they just look like a slightly out of focus version off the real thing lol second gen copy degradation.. entropy wins again lol

I don't really see the appeal. Although, if I had a collection as big as most of you guys, I might start looking into those realms.

If I'm not wrong, I think most of the eastern-european bootlegs were casted from molds made by casting original Kenner figures, so the result is most of the time ugly and misformed lol! Seems paint applications were made in the dark as well  Laughing Some of the earliest bootlegs were even casted into a single piece without point of articulations. A lot of mistakes were made, the polish and turkish Tie Pilots were made using the AT-AT Driver mold for example. And painting schemes/colours for the same figure can differ a lot as well, as it seems they were painting them with what they could find on the moment.

Most of the hungarian, polish and turkish "Uzay" bootlegs are from the 80's, back when these countries from the communist block didn't have access to the american evil  Kenner figures  angryfire ! These are considered "vintage bootlegs" as some of them are from the early 80s and were made during the years surrounding the release of ROTJ movie and Kenner Trilogo and POTF figures. The appeal is more historic than aesthetic, a bit like the bootlegs of rock'n roll records people in USSR were making by making copies of vinyls records onto used medical radiography sheets.

Now the recent mexican bootlegs you can find at the moment on ebay are impossible to date. The same are made since the late 90s I think (some sellers even have bootlegs figures of The Force Awakens characters, so that can be a clue to tell how recent those items are). Those cheap flea market figures should actually be called "knock-offs" rather than "bootlegs" anyways, since they are only copies of available figures. Whereas the eastern european bootlegs were copies of figures people couldn't get.
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Re: Your Latest Pickups........

Post by Akial on Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:06 am

My latest pick up LL Chewbacca with green pouch (second from right) yay
from left to right it is a HK brown pouch, HK green iridescent pouch, PBP dark Brown pouch, LL green pouch and LL Grey pouch

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Post by Nico on Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:37 am

Nice Ledy Chewie Dirk clapping And great comparison shot of different colour pouches mate cheers
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Re: Your Latest Pickups........

Post by hellhippie on Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:38 am

nice chewies . great picture

as for bootlegs there has always been one that id love to own . the wojny polish tusken raider that ive seen in wolfs limelight .. super cool but I have a tusken raider fetish so I might be looking through rose colored glasses . I stay away from bootlegs though they are cool to see other people nab em
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Post by Commander Clint on Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Dirk, that's a fantastic pick up. Well done. clapping
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Re: Your Latest Pickups........

Post by poncho on Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:02 am

Dirk - nice chewies you should stick that on the library thread buddy for fellow chewie focus collectors Smile
bill - nice logray buddy. easy to get?
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Re: Your Latest Pickups........

Post by hellhippie on Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:37 am

Yeah logray is pretty easy to find as far as ledy goes Chris

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