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Effective Collective.

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Effective Collective. (Vintage Jawas, Vintage Death Star Droid)

Effective Collective. (Vintage Jawas, Vintage Death Star Droid)

Written by ratherchildish

October 10, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Entourage.

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Entourage. (Vintage Death Star Droid, Vintage Stormtroopers)

Entourage. (Vintage Death Star Droid, Vintage Stormtroopers)

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.

Written by ratherchildish

September 14, 2010 at 8:02 AM

Death Star Droid.

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Death Star Droid. (Vintage Death Star Droid, Vintage Death Squad Commanders)

Death Star Droid. (Vintage Death Star Droid, Vintage Death Squad Commanders)

Written by ratherchildish

January 7, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Twisted.

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Twisted. (Vintage Death Star Droid, Vintage Boba Fett, Vintage Bib Fortuna)

Twisted. (Vintage Death Star Droid, Vintage Boba Fett, Vintage Bib Fortuna)


There are dozens of groovy creatures from the original Star Wars trilogy that still hold up well in the sci-fi movie genre 30 years later. Among the top of that heap is Bib Fortuna. Mammoth skull-born tentacles. Red eyes all aglow with malice. I can’t say there was anything like him before or since Return of the Jedi. Happily, Kenner took great care to make a faithful representation with their 1983 figure. The sculpt and paint are sweet. The removable vest and twisted staff are right on point. But let’s face it, it’s the imitation suede cloak, unique to this figure, that really puts vintage Bib Fortuna over the top. Yo, high five Bib!

Written by ratherchildish

September 24, 2009 at 8:39 AM

Trio in Chrome.

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Trio in Chrome. (Death Star Droids)

Trio in Chrome. (Death Star Droids)

Written by ratherchildish

May 15, 2009 at 6:34 AM

Droids #1.

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Droids #1. (Vintage C-3PO and Vintage Death Star Droid)

Droids #1. (Vintage C-3PO and Vintage Death Star Droid)

ed: This is one of the earliest shots pulled off for this website and still one of my favorites.

Written by ratherchildish

April 21, 2009 at 10:20 PM

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