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Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 08:34:47 PM »
I have a box of those that I let my nephew play with.

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Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 08:58:28 PM »
Wish I would have thought of this 30 some years ago.

Every year I buy a complete MLB card set for my son.  I bought one the year he was born and every year since.  They are all unwrapped.  He doesn't quite get the value now, but maybe in 30 years he will be able to buy a house or boat when he sells them.
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Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 09:05:22 PM »
Wait a second!

"IG-88 droid sells for £4,200 and Han Solo figure £2,000"

Are you telling me that they thought Han Solo was worth less than half as much as an IG-88 Droid? that's just silly
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Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 09:57:21 PM »
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Are you telling me that they thought Han Solo was worth less than half as much as an IG-88 Droid? that's just silly

Perhaps, but so few people actually know what you are talking about - it was quickly shelved from manufacturing... along with a dozen or so other more obscure characters.

What is sad is that I told my Dad that some day those things would be worth something, but he absolutely refused to let me buy them. /sigh Perhaps sadder is that I know what the IG-88 droid is.

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Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 10:58:41 PM »
AGGGGGGGGGGG!
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Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2015, 11:19:18 PM »
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Are you telling me that they thought Han Solo was worth less than half as much as an IG-88 Droid? that's just silly

Perhaps, but so few people actually know what you are talking about - it was quickly shelved from manufacturing... along with a dozen or so other more obscure characters.

What is sad is that I told my Dad that some day those things would be worth something, but he absolutely refused to let me buy them. /sigh Perhaps sadder is that I know what the IG-88 droid is.

Not me. I love Star Wars and I'm not ashamed. Not saying I'm going out dressing like the characters or anything but I do own the prequels on DVD.

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Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2015, 11:24:24 PM »
Not me. I love Star Wars and I'm not ashamed. Not saying I'm going out dressing like the characters or anything but I do own the prequels on DVD.

Yes !  There is a middle ground - I don't dress up like freaking Chewbacca or go to the sci fi conventions, but I own all the movies on dvd. You can like Star Wars and have a spouse (or girlfriend), and a life.   :D
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Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2015, 11:44:27 PM »


Not me. I love Star Wars and I'm not ashamed. Not saying I'm going out dressing like the characters or anything but I do own the prequels on DVD.

Yes !  There is a middle ground - I don't dress up like freaking Chewbacca or go to the sci fi conventions, but I own all the movies on dvd. You can like Star Wars and have a spouse (or girlfriend), and a life.   :D

I admit, I waited in line for the midnight showing of Phantom Menace. I had a Darth Maul Taco Bell cup topper crazy glued to the dash of my first car. But I've never played dress up. My son was a stormtrooper last Halloween, but that doesn't count...
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Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2015, 11:45:55 PM »
OTOH if there was such thing as a real light saber I would wield one.

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Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2015, 11:51:28 PM »
 ;D  Yeah, a lot of feuds would get settled by the saber.

EDIT - My son is 13 and dresses up like Star Wars characters most Halloweens, which is great. Not so great for his 48 y/o Dad.
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Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2015, 01:47:52 AM »
Wait a second!

"IG-88 droid sells for £4,200 and Han Solo figure £2,000"

Are you telling me that they thought Han Solo was worth less than half as much as an IG-88 Droid? that's just silly
I saw that and immediately thought, these are not the droids you're looking for.

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Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2015, 02:16:04 AM »
Nothing wrong with dressing up

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Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2015, 01:04:11 PM »
Star Wars?  Never heard of it.  ;)

I dressed up as Luke Skywalker at a Halloween party in college once.  Got pretty wasted too but thankfully no so wasted that I tried doing backflips off the roof and anything stupid like that.  I do think I cross over to the dark side a little bit and tried to force choke a couple people though.  ;D
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Re: Nerd Alert! Star Wars Action Figures
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2015, 02:42:02 PM »
I am not afraid to say I love Star Wars.  It was a huge part of my childhood.  One of my friends as a kid used to get one figure to play with and one to keep sealed.  I cant imagine how much the collection he had would be worth.  My parents got rid of most my Star Wars stuff, but somewhere buried in a stone tomb in their yard is the Han Solo bespin. He was one of my favorite figures and needed to be buried properly rather than thrown out.   
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