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 Post subject: STAR WARS> vintage over new?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:45 am 
being at the right age for the first go round i have to say that while the new figures (95 on) are nice and the sculpts are in every way superior, i have been and will always be a vintage man.
they have style.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:01 pm 
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I like what they are doing with the new stuff, but there will always be a specail place in my heart for my Vintage stuff. I still have all of it., but I mostly only display the figures. Everything has been played with... a LOT. It'


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I love the vintage packaging over the new ones...plus the simplicity of the older figures still appeals to me. I'll be picking up some packaged stuff next year, I'm sure.

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Yeah, the nostalgia can't be beat. I still like the simplicity. I think this is where the love of action figures began for a lot of us.

Many, many hours in the basement playing with my Star Wars toys...


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Didn't you used to have a Rocketfett, Chip? Or am I thinking of George E.?

I love the vintage stuff, but some new figures like the McQuarrie Fett are tugging at me to pick up a few SW toys this year...and I hate it! ;)

Bad enough that big wing Tie is the only Tie I don't have (in storage)...

J.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:56 pm 
One thing I didn't like about the vintage Star Wars figures is a select few characters had fragile, plastic heads which could easily break off. Greedo, Darth Vader, and X-Wing Luke Skywalker come to mind.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:51 am 
the heads may have broken off but thats the cool part. you could just run down to the store and get another. you didnt have 20 different vested han solos. there was one and you could find him.
the alco i went to always had what i was looking for.
and when i had 5.00 i could get two figures.


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Love the vintage figures - have mine displayed next to the "best" of the new ones - it's really cool to see how well the vintage figures stand up against the new ones. The Emperor figure is still better than any of the modern ones!

I can't for the next Star Wars Celebration - A carded 12 back Death Squad Commander will be mine!!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:16 pm 
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ToyOtter wrote:
Didn't you used to have a Rocketfett, Chip? Or am I thinking of George E.?


That was me...got it around 1993 for $400 I believe, and sold it in 1996 for $2800.

I used to have a lot of cool stuff...around 1993 my collection was huge and dwarfed Gus Lopez's. Oh how I miss those days...

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Chip

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marillion wrote:
ToyOtter wrote:
Didn't you used to have a Rocketfett, Chip? Or am I thinking of George E.?


That was me...got it around 1993 for $400 I believe, and sold it in 1996 for $2800.


I was under the impression that Fett with the spring loaded missle was an urban myth. "The Star Wars Action Figure Archive" says that none of them ever reached the masses.


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IIRC, Chip (and Georgolias?) discovered the Kenner employee who had the protos.

He's had a lot of protos back in the day.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:40 pm 
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For mine, it was George Emmons who hooked me up with a source for one. As far as documented, totally legit 100% traceable RocketFetts, that was Gus Lopez and Chris Georgoulias' detective work.

The last one sold I heard went for $19,000. :shock:

I have tons of vintage SW stories, d00ds... :)

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marillion wrote:
As far as documented, totally legit 100% traceable RocketFetts


We're talking about a prototype, right?


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Yes. There were around 20 made (maybe more now?)

http://theswca.com/images-unproduced.html

J.


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ToyOtter wrote:
Yes. There were around 20 made (maybe more now?)

http://theswca.com/images-unproduced.html


Wow, I never saw that list, thanks for the link. So this is like the super-elite holy grails, huh?


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