Anybody into Star Wars ? The movies - sure, but more the plastic junk

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  1. Mike Eskimo

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    I got a text from my old buddy Dave and he said , after we were talking at length about collectibles losing money, “ Oh by the way I have a ton of Star Wars stuff I’d maybe like to sell.

    It’s a lot more than this, The rest is in plastic bins..” :eek:

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    And he wondered if he should just sell it all together?

    And then I had to go into the whole Frank and Mike routine about bundling only benefiting the buyer not the seller.

    I’ll keep you posted but I told him there’s no time like the present and there’s no guarantee on anything holding value these days...


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    These collecting obscessions/addictions can sometimes be as destructive as drugs, alcohol, or gambling.
     
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    I still think there is time for appreciation I definitely wouldn’t sell them now
     
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    “I lost my home due to Star Wars!”

    As in every room is filled

    Yes this might be a problem
     
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    I've always wanted a light sabre, not a plastic one, a real one. I think it would be so neat to whack.... Uh, to have one.
     
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  6. Mike Eskimo

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    I don’t know… Have you been into a high-end bike store lately? There ain’t no bikes. Like, no bikes.

    There’s still discretionary money floating around.

    Little plastic toys might be different though…
     
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  7. Mike Eskimo

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    I don’t know, do you really “whack“ somebody with one of those?

    Isn’t it more of a zzzuuunzzz or a zzzuuuurrrnnnn ?
     
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    I remember when I was a kid I had a sweet Toy light saber, I think it was a tree that I whacked it against.....

    The tree won

    Goodbye light saber.....

    I wasn’t destructive with toys as a kid in my mind the light saber would be the clear victor
     
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    Okay, zzzzuuuurrnnnn....WHACK!
     
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    Back when I was still living in California, I had a friend who was a network engineer, who was a Star Wars obsessive, including the novels and the D&D-style role playing game(s). He would tell us about the inner workings of the TIE fighters and X-Wings to the nth degree, and on at least one occasion, other friends would remind him, "You do know it's just a movie, right?!" I could keep up with most of his conversations because I had read the early Star Wars books and other ancillary material when I was 12, not 40.

     
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  12. John Backlund

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    Nah....not into Star Wars plastic stuff, nor am I into firecrackers anymore either, but....if I were, I'd probably combine the two for some juvenile shrapnel-icious fun.
     
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    When I was going to high school in Arkansas, Uncle Ned one of the kids going to school there (we called him uncle Ned, 'cause he was seventeen years old and still in the ninth grade) and his buddy Puzo decided to make a carbide bomb. He wasn't sure how much carbide to use, so they put a 25 pound can of it against the back wall of the high school gym. They mudded it in, poked a hole in the can and made a ditch and added water, and set it off. It would have made a spectacular addition to some Star Wars footage. Fortunately the gym was unoccupied at the time.
     
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    I had a bigger post... I’ll simplify and just say if it was me, I’d sell the bundle, just for the convenience. Imagine what one could do with all the new space... see what I did there? Space?
     
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    Holy crap, that’s a ton of Star Wars stuff!!! It’s like a museum! What I would have given to be able to have access to some of those toys as a young kid! I guess if I were him and I really wanted to sell it I’d do it individually or in small bundles. But if I were him I’d maybe wait until post pandemic and a slightly more recovered economy... don’t know though, hard to say...
     
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    For all those kids that won't get off the lawn?
     
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    Has he compared prices on eBay both before the Coronavirus lockdown and now?
     
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    dude did a nice job putting everything up on display. i have a couple things stowed away. in my defense, i bought them all before i hit puberty.

    also this vid is fun



     
  20. Mike Eskimo

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    Speaking of lawns, I bet you could do quite a tidy job both edging and trimming with a light saber…
     
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