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Walking Wookiee Down the Hall.

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Walking Wookiee Down The Hall. (Vintage Stormtroopers, Vintage Chewbacca)

Walking Wookiee Down The Hall.
(Vintage Stormtroopers, Vintage Chewbacca)

Happy New Year to all the passionate followers of this blog. You know who you are. Messing around with all these wonderful toys is fun, but it’s your involvement and encouraging words that really make it worthwhile. So a profound ‘thanks for coming around’ is definitely in order. With your support I vow to keep at it ’til the wheels come off!

From the bottom of my heart: to all a happy, safe, and prosperous 2013. Cheers everyone!

Buying Notes on the Vintage Stormtrooper

Check out the current vintage Stormtrooper listings here.

The vintage Stormtrooper is among the most iconic of the vintage Kenner figures. The good news is they’re plentiful and you can pull a gorgeous, like-new one off the auction table for not much dough. Certainly no more than $15 delivered. But you’ve got to be a bit careful as you go.

First it’s common to see reproduction accessories. The vintage Stormie came with a beautiful little imperial blaster that helped him shoot up jawas and rebels alike. But small and fun often equals small and lost. Enter the repro accessory makers and with them a lot of confusion on how to keep things straight. How to tell? Thanks to the good guys over at Imperial Gunnery, this is a nut easily cracked. Check out their awesome guide first before you buy something your unsure of.

Second, take a good look at the photos to spot yellowing. The vintage figures molded in white plastic are the ones most prone to a change in color due to plastic degradation. Some are yellowing and some aren’t, just keep a keen eye on what the seller is showing you and ask for more or better photos if its unclear.

And lastly be sure to inquire on whether or not the figure has loose joints or not. Stormtroopers saw a lot of play in their day and the limbs became loose quickly. If this is important to you (it’s important to me) drop the seller a line through the eBay message system before bidding.

Feel free to add any thoughts in the comments and drop me a line if you run into any trouble!

Check out the current vintage Stormtrooper listings here.

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Written by ratherchildish

December 28, 2012 at 3:54 PM

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  1. Wookiee has two “ee’s”.

    Richard

    December 28, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    • Thanks Richard, I wonder if I actually knew that.

      ratherchildish

      December 28, 2012 at 5:01 PM

  2. Happy new year, and thanks for the pictures!

    routchanenicolas

    December 29, 2012 at 11:58 PM

  3. actually, here is a part of my collection I have put recently online
    http://www.collection-starwars.com/collection-chiktabba
    the picture a crap, taken rapidly with my mobile, soon I will do better pictures
    chears

    routchanenicolas

    December 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM

  4. Another fine pic. :) Funny thing is that I had posted a pic with a similar title a while back. :D
    http://www.home-of-boushh.com/?p=160

    Dennis

    January 8, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    • Hey that’s a sweet shot Dennis!

      ratherchildish

      January 8, 2013 at 1:15 PM


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