It doesn't sound silly at all - in fact, I felt much the same way ordering the Han Stormtrooper after I finally got the og Kenner Luke Stormtrooper. It was awesome...as silly as this may sound, getting an all new figure (even if it's not official) or creature for my Vintage collection feels way more satisfying than grabbing a TVC or Black series.
While the corner ding sucks...just look at how damned good that figure looks. It's fantastic...I may have to get one for display until I find an actual vintage one.
Thanks but I don't think I'm going to keep it. It was bought specifically to display at my desk and I can't unsee the ding. It's like the focal point every time I look at it - my eyes are magically drawn to look at the ding and not the rest of the card. urgh.
I'll probably post it FS here before too long.
My mom passed away a week ago today. So between Funerals and burials and family stuff, I haven't gotten a chance to post my new Stan Solo stuff. I will I got 7 new figs.I'm addicted now to Stan Solo customs! I just received another shipment today of incredible creations.
Oh no! I'm sorry for your loss Lobotscomb. Hopefully, she is in a better place and watching over you.My mom passed away a week ago today. So between Funerals and burials and family stuff, I haven't gotten a chance to post my new Stan Solo stuff. I will I got 7 new figs.
Booster already said he didn't get it directly from Chris so the point is Moot. Let sleeping dogs lay.Wow! You are actually complaining about a ding that I for one cannot see?? I would assume that the reason you purchased this was because you didn't fancy spending $700 upward for an original in the same condition? I am absolutely stunned by this. Chris has given collectors something to look forward to again without breaking the bank. Hold a real trilogo in one hand and Cbris,s in the other and you will not beleive how good they are, and we should appreciate that his hard work had paid off. Now people on limited funds can display these without having to be rich to do so with originals.
Chris does lose his rag, but trust me he is 100% a vintage Star Wars guy. If you saw and heard the daily abuse and whining he puts up with then you would realise why he does it.
I have been collecting for years and have owned original various moc, prototypes and anything else related to the vintage line. I think what Chris is doing is absolutely fantastic and he isn't trying to dupe anyone. His work is amazing and he has helped myself and many other collectors get that vintage kick without breaking the bank. I don't give a hoot about what other people think, and that's coming from someone who only used to collect original. I've owned all the last 17 trilogo and the quality on Stan Solo,s stuff is amazing and makes me realise I can put money into further developing my home or taking my wife and kids on holiday whilst I still have my own collecting habit. I don't buy the repros argument anymore, it's a horse that has long bolted. Most ' collectors' are currently worried about their investments crumbling which is why they are so against repros. They do no harm to the hobby and I also echo Chris sentiments about research. I posted the same line in here many,many years ago - if you are too ignorant to buy something 'real' without doing research then that'd down to you. Unfortunately deep pockets and arrogance had started the problems in the first place. As I said before it is hitting people in the pockets massively.
As for Hasbros offerings, they are awful. And don't give me the ' licensed' spiel because most know full well that these can do the same 'damage to the hobby as Stan Solo,s but his are even better than Hasbro. Look at the cardbacks for crying out loud?!!! There is no contest.
Lastly, I don't care what anyone thinks of me or my collection. I still have around 50 original vintage moc in my collection and they will stay. Stan solos fit in with them perfectly. However if I can sell a vintage figure for £500 and buy a replacement from Chris then I'm happy to do so, especially if it means I can do more for my home and family with the extra funds.I don't collect for financial gain but moreso because I love Star Wars. So whether or not you collect repros , never ever tell the next person how to collect or make them feel a lesser person, because that is rubbish. Some people can only afford paying the repro price for the same visual value of a vintage MOC so don't ever look down on them.
And as Chris mentioned, if you are offended by repros don't ever start collecting props because you will have a meltdown. Props are another area of my collection and the same applies, if I find a Trooper helmet for £100 that gives me the same appeal as a £500 one then I'm going to buy it. Forget he accuracy poop too, because I've seen licenced ones that's look laughable for high prices when custom produced cheaper ones are far better.
Anyway, keep it up Chris.
Fair point bud,Booster already said he didn't get it directly from Chris so the point is Moot. Let sleeping dogs lay.
I do agree his repros and new originals are head and shoulders above the retro line. Later i want to snap a few pics of my recent arrivals. As someone that completed his Kenner run, It's nice to hace new offerings. Amaulaman is one of my favorites.