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Mattofthespurs

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Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« Reply #615 on: 18 December, 2016, 02:51:18 pm »
My 38 year quest for a complete standard loose set* of vintage Star Wars figures draws perilously close to an end. Just a last 17 Ewok left to acquire (warok).

Man, those "last 17" figures have really shot up in price in the last couple of years.....I passed on a few of them a few years back as they were way too expensive. Wish I hadn't now as they were relatively cheap compared to what they cost now! Have recently got rid of all my modern 3.75 inch figures to fund these and my growing 1/6 (bad) habit.




* not including the two expensive variants : vinyl cape jawa and blue snaggletooth!

Nice collection. Mid life crisis has hit here so I've started to collect the original figure again in a vain attempt to recapture my 10 year old self. Have Chewbacca and Obi Wan so far...It's going well.
If anyone wants to sell any doubles of the original figures (77-85) then please let me know. Thanks!

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Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« Reply #616 on: 18 December, 2016, 04:18:07 pm »
It's fair to say that I filled most of the gaps in this collection about 5 years ago......which was just prior to me turning 40, so midlife crisis probably is appropriate. I do have a terrible collecting illness though!  Probably about a third of these figures are my actual childhood ones.
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Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« Reply #617 on: 18 December, 2016, 09:04:18 pm »
I initially thought you had a shelf for each film but I see you have had to add a few interlopers on to the Episode IV shelf.

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Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« Reply #618 on: 19 December, 2016, 06:16:18 am »
Yeah , there are a lot more jedi figures......and less new hope. The biggest crime though is the massive over representation of ewok!

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Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« Reply #619 on: 06 January, 2017, 09:54:37 am »
Should we re-start this thread and update everyone's photos?

No doubt I'll be a grumpy killjoy Mr Negative...

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Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« Reply #620 on: 30 August, 2017, 08:28:46 pm »
SIP made me aware of this thread, hopefully its still alive.
Been collecting toys and Prog's for a third of a Century.  :o
So I will be posting pic's of my collections.
Stay tuned.

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Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« Reply #621 on: 30 August, 2017, 09:12:37 pm »
I'll start with a non-2000AD kit-bash of mine.
Around 2001 my idea of custom, was to put some extra kit on a figure.  ::)
Check my custom 3A/2000AD fig's in the 3A thread to see I have progressed (only slightly  :P).


My kit-bash of members of the 101st P.I.R. on D-Day (WW2).
Google "Filthy 13 + D-Day"" for more info if you are interested.

21st Century Toys Jeep and 2 figures.
Also 2 Dragon Models Ltd figures (a lot superior to 21st).
I really appreciate the earlier release stuff.
To see how Hot Toys, Sideshow etc got their influences and how much progress has been made with man dollies.
Sorry "Collectible Action Figures"  :lol:
I'll stay with one pic of each set to keep my posts short, but will post more if there's interest.
Just ask.

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Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« Reply #622 on: 30 August, 2017, 09:42:04 pm »
Sad to see that all of the photobucket nonsense means that a lot of the pictures on the thread have disappeared.

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Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« Reply #623 on: 30 August, 2017, 09:47:21 pm »
Usually save my pic's on my PC before using an image host.
So sad and frustrating the photobucket drokkers have screwed the world over. >:(

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Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« Reply #624 on: 01 September, 2017, 07:47:32 pm »
Sticking with the D-Day theme.
Of course, the British were not going get out done in the crazy-brave stakes.
My kit-bash of a 6th Airborne Division Trooper, D-Day 1944.


Apparently, they ditched the Jump Helmet quickly after landing.
With Nat-zee's trying to kill you everywhere, they chose to wear their bright Maroon Beret !.
Shortly after D-Day (due to many head-wounds) the order was "no beret's in combat".
Originally maroon beret's, the S.A.S. changed to the now famous Tan (their L.R.D.G. roots, in the desert).

Replica Ginger Flock, GI Joe (Cotswold Collectible's), with (2001) 21st Century Toys uniform and kit.
All molded pieces, but a really good representation of the Military kit of the time.

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Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« Reply #625 on: 02 September, 2017, 10:28:10 am »
That Action Man is fantastic.

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Re: Where dust goes to gather...
« Reply #626 on: 02 September, 2017, 08:24:09 pm »
Cheers JimboC, glad you like him.  :)
I figured a crazy Para running around France, must be a Ginger  ;).

Every collection has to have the "bad guys", to battle your "heroes" right ?.
I'll stay with D-Day, but move over to the Dark Side, cue Vader's March music.
German NCO, Normandy 1944.


I had only seen B&W, historical pic's of WW2 German Camouflage.
When I saw this uniform set (semi-accurate) it blew me away.
The "blocky" pattern with artificial "rain" was so cool.

German Panzer Grenadier, Normandy 1944.


The Grenadier is wearing a "Zeltbahn" (camouflage Poncho) over his uniform.
You could combine 4 Zeltbahns together, to make a 4-man tent !.
Armed with a "Panzerfaust", English translation = Tank-Fist (for punching holes in Tanks obviously !).

Since I was a kid, I have found this stuff so fascinating.
The creative ways Humans find to destroy each other. :o