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congrats! although that's kind of a bummer they went over $300. I just looked up on eBay and saw a Dark Apprentice and Dark Force Rising that ended recently at about half that (each). but if it's worth it, it's worth it.
 
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congrats! although that's kind of a bummer they went over $300. I just looked up on eBay and saw a Dark Apprentice and Dark Force Rising that ended recently at about half that (each). but if it's worth it, it's worth it.
I saw the surprisingly low Dark Apprentice from last week and Dark Force Rising from December. However, you never know how much to add if I'd have participated in that bidding. Still, a missed chance for sure. I checked it before I bid, but I did not see them that low for quite some time. Also, I did not see them for months before the last items sold. So I felt like "now or never". No regrets, just a feeling like a hangover today. ;)

However, the previous Dark Force Rising was already quite close to my bid yesterday:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/galoob-Micro-Machines-Star-Wars-Epic-Collection-Figure-DARK-FORCE-RISING-/273622826289?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true

So, within a few weeks, it went from "really low" to "really high". After all those years, ebay can still surprise.
 
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I was watching those bids as well. I have those sets already but was just curious to how high they would go. It's crazy that sets that are from the now legends category can go for so much. It must be the supply and demand that makes them pricey.

Anyway, hope you enjoy those sets.
 
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another question for Dark Jedi: how many of the unlicensed MMs do you have? I don't know if any other sites offer a comprehensive guide to all of the non-Star Wars micros that Galoob released. I just didn't know how far you were planning to go with the site.

I want to have pretty much the other IPs, basic car and military sets as well. It's going to be a monumental task for sure.
 
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So, after my kind of "final" update here, I have almost completed the whole quest. What started with some vintage MMs I knew from when I was much younger, it developed into a full blown hunt, with lists and all. All packs I want loose are there loose, and of course, the Epics 4-6 have arrived safe & sound from Japan. Still some sets are missing, but apart from the Balance of Power, I'd call them "minor", being available from time to time to be snatched off ebay then or being just pure luxury (e.g. all sets with CD/cassette). So, the heavyweights are all here.

Shipping of the Epics was a steal (10 USD via EMS), and without wanting I somehow even dodged some of the import charges, which limited the damage a little bit. Still, I overpaid in full conscious, which is ok. Glad to have them. Finally. In a mix, they were 250 € each.

Even in videogames, I alway collect for the item, never for rarity. Paying a lot of money is a necessary evil. From my point of view, this should have been produced in thousand and widely available - it would not tarnish the joy I would have with it - but would have saved a lot of money.

I am an alway opener, but I think I will leave them as they are for now. And I do not think I will buy them loose as well. ;)

Well, here they are in full glory. Check out my cabinet again here. 2nd one now finally in the works.






The status of my collection looks cool now. Off to new targets.
Classics:


Episode 7:


Playsets:


Specials:


While looking at all this crazyness, I may have one of the most complete Micro Machines Star Wars collections in Western Europe.
 
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Wow!!! You found them...... congrats SEL!!!

I have been hunting them for years but wouldnt pay for the asking price, at least 200 each. Realigning my collections, I gave up on MM and focus on AF instead. But I still keep the first 3 MM Epic books; hoping to complete the other 3..... but dunno when :)
 
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Wow is spot-on, Its, and congratulations are definitely in order! Like most of us, I'm sad that those are 3 sets I'll likely never acquire but I'm still chuffed that you've snagged 'em, the Holy Grail(s). :)
Amazing collection and display, Luke. You've set the bar very high. B)
 
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Thanks guys. Your encouraging words let me almost forget the price I paid. :)

Good news: I just scored the Balance of Power set for only 45 USD + shipping. I always thought that his is more expensive, as some offer it for 200+ USD.

And btw: I just started an instagram on my collection, where I will also feature a lot of Micro Machines, besides Hot Toys, DeAgostini, Art, Books and more, solely focused on Star Wars. As it is totally non commercial, I hope it is okay to give a hint here.
https://www.instagram.com/star.wars.collection/
I'd be totally happy to welcome some fellow scummers as followers, after conversing with so many of you for so many years. Thanks guys!
 
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Micro Machines can still throw a punch! On my previously mentioned Insta, I have a lot of stuff besides MMs. The collect 50-150 "Likes" there. No I posted on my MM setup, and this entry went THROUGH THE ROOF:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BvRAzo0HrkT/

People are even DMing me and inquire about the setup or the line itself. Awesome!

But to be honest: I do not understand the mechanisms of instagram. I don't know where all these people are from, as I have much less followers than likes on this picture...
 
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Micro Machines can still throw a punch! On my previously mentioned Insta, I have a lot of stuff besides MMs. The collect 50-150 "Likes" there. No I posted on my MM setup, and this entry went THROUGH THE ROOF:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BvRAzo0HrkT/

People are even DMing me and inquire about the setup or the line itself. Awesome!

But to be honest: I do not understand the mechanisms of instagram. I don't know where all these people are from, as I have much less followers than likes on this picture...
Awesome display! What are the stands made from?
 
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Hi ThunterCracker, I did a presentation including a making of here in the Limelight Forum:
https://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1127708
I think your questions will be answered there.
While I linked to my setup again in March, I was in the progress of adding LED lighting to this cabinet. I mainly built it for my Hot Toys cabinets, and I have chosen a DIY-approach again, as the ready-to-use versions all demanded too many compromises (visible LEDs from the front, LED colour, ...). It is still work in progress (hide cables, improve backgrounds, ...), but I like it already. Detolf #2 is currently in the works, including Micro Figures...



Let me know what you think, guys and gals!
 
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That looks really nice. I’d love to do something like that but I also want to incorporate the playsets like the transforming heads.
 
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Hey guys, I'm working on completing my modern Hasbro Micro Machines collection and I'm really close! I have everything except for the transforming Star Destroyer playset and some of BB Series 6.

I know there was a Walmart version of the Transforming Star Destroyer that had bonus figures/ships - now that I have everything else, is there anything exclusive to those bonus ships or do I have them already from another set? Trying to determine if I need the Walmart version or if the regular retail version will do at this point.

If it helps, here's everything I have so far on my Snupps: http://snupp.it/XanSYD
 
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Hey guys, I'm working on completing my modern Hasbro Micro Machines collection and I'm really close! I have everything except for the transforming Star Destroyer playset and some of BB Series 6.

I know there was a Walmart version of the Transforming Star Destroyer that had bonus figures/ships - now that I have everything else, is there anything exclusive to those bonus ships or do I have them already from another set? Trying to determine if I need the Walmart version or if the regular retail version will do at this point.

If it helps, here's everything I have so far on my Snupps: http://snupp.it/XanSYD
If you are a full completist and interested in variants, there are 2 ships exclusive to the "Bonus Edition" of the First Order Star Destroyer transformable playset:
- Poe Dameron's X-Wing Fighter (closed wings, snow)
- Resistance X-Wing Fighter (closed wings, snow
 
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^Isn’t the Walmart version of the playset also the only place to get the FO Star Destroyer micro without the “battle damage” burn marks paintjob?
 
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I've just been finishing off with these too :)

Just to let you know, one of the Tie fighters in the walmart set Is a variant too, made from rubbery material (by comparison to the regular ties) with scorch marks on the wings
 
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As we are just talking about finishing collections: While I have all playsets + all figure/vehicle packs loose and MOC, I still look for some of the specials. Just today, I added the loose holographic Royal Starship to the MOC-version I already had:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw-I2MWAjCk/

Still, some minor things to be done, e.g. the mini-Micro cinema giveaway.

After that, I need to focus on the Mini Heads.
 
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I've just been finishing off with these too :)

Just to let you know, one of the Tie fighters in the walmart set Is a variant too, made from rubbery material (by comparison to the regular ties) with scorch marks on the wings
I was so underwhelmed by that Tie Fighter and was glad the other ones were made better.
 
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As we are just talking about finishing collections: While I have all playsets + all figure/vehicle packs loose and MOC, I still look for some of the specials. Just today, I added the loose holographic Royal Starship to the MOC-version I already had:
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw-I2MWAjCk/

Still, some minor things to be done, e.g. the mini-Micro cinema giveaway.



After that, I need to focus on the Mini Heads.

Speaking of mini-micros check out my unproduced protos!!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Buik6liB05l/
 
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I was so underwhelmed by that Tie Fighter and was glad the other ones were made better.

Me too, it's like a weird test to see if they could do them more cheaply!

And oh I saw those mini prototypes when I went back through the forum history :-D they would have been super useful if mass produced! As the A-wing would be about in scale with the X-wings. The Tantive would be about in scale with the hot wheels star destroyers.
 
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I just want one of each :(
I said that originally :) but then I have been finding variants and I can't help myself.

Does anybody have a list of variants?

I just discovered a Galoob sandcrawler with a completely different paint job to the one I had already (Then obviously Hasbro variant too)

Then found a droid tank that is slightly bigger than the one I had already.
 
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I said that originally :) but then I have been finding variants and I can't help myself.

Does anybody have a list of variants?

I just discovered a Galoob sandcrawler with a completely different paint job to the one I had already (Then obviously Hasbro variant too)

Then found a droid tank that is slightly bigger than the one I had already.
There are many variant across the line, usually it's the paint job, size or markings that differ slightly between the versions from the vehicles packs/gift sets and the ones from the playsets.

Regarding the Original Line (before Episode 1), the main variants are:
- X-Wing Fighter: different paint jobs between the standard version from the vehicles and gifts packs, and the one from the Playsets (the one from the Rebel Transport playset was especially dark for instance).
- Darth Vader's TIE Fighter: the one from the Stormtrooper playset is slightly different
- Tantive IV: the one from the Star Destroyer playset is smaller
- Star Destroyer: different paint jobs on the reactors (whith for the Epic Collection, blue on the standard version from the vehicles packs)
- Jabba's Sail Barge: slights difference in size and paintjob between the standard versions and the one from the Ré-D2 transformable environment.

For the Episode I line, the differences are again between the vehicles packs and the playsets:
- AAT (Trade Federation Tank): 3 versions (standard, from Jar-Jar playset, and from the MTT playset). The Jar-Jar playset version is larger than the standard one. The MTT playset version has an "explosion" feature
- other known variants are the Gian Speeder, Coruscant Taxi, Bongo, Naboo Fighter (the one from the Battle Droid playset has a different, triangular hole, due to the built-in stand in the playset)
- the most interesting variant is probably the Sith Infiltrator, with a completely different paintjob for the one coming in the Darth Maul playset.

The new line that was sold starting with The Force Awakens also includes many variants with "snow", "sand" or "battle damages" effects.
 
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There are many variant across the line, usually it's the paint job, size or markings that differ slightly between the versions from the vehicles packs/gift sets and the ones from the playsets.

Regarding the Original Line (before Episode 1), the main variants are:
- X-Wing Fighter: different paint jobs between the standard version from the vehicles and gifts packs, and the one from the Playsets (the one from the Rebel Transport playset was especially dark for instance).
- Darth Vader's TIE Fighter: the one from the Stormtrooper playset is slightly different
- Tantive IV: the one from the Star Destroyer playset is smaller
- Star Destroyer: different paint jobs on the reactors (whith for the Epic Collection, blue on the standard version from the vehicles packs)
- Jabba's Sail Barge: slights difference in size and paintjob between the standard versions and the one from the Ré-D2 transformable environment.

For the Episode I line, the differences are again between the vehicles packs and the playsets:
- AAT (Trade Federation Tank): 3 versions (standard, from Jar-Jar playset, and from the MTT playset). The Jar-Jar playset version is larger than the standard one. The MTT playset version has an "explosion" feature
- other known variants are the Gian Speeder, Coruscant Taxi, Bongo, Naboo Fighter (the one from the Battle Droid playset has a different, triangular hole, due to the built-in stand in the playset)
- the most interesting variant is probably the Sith Infiltrator, with a completely different paintjob for the one coming in the Darth Maul playset.

The new line that was sold starting with The Force Awakens also includes many variants with "snow", "sand" or "battle damages" effects.
Awesome, thank you very much for the information :)

I did not know about vader's tie, jabbas barge or the tantive.

The tantive I am especially interested in, are there any pictures anywhere showing the difference?

I managed to get a naboo speeder variant based on your advice :-D I would have got rid of it as a double if I hadn't known.

I am going to have to look through my taxi doubles too, to see if any of those are variants.

I have all the AATs and the All 3 Sith infiltrators.

I discovered that including the battle damaged Y-wing (galoob not hasbro) I have 4 different types.

The galoob sandcrawler is in two different plastic colours with very different paint jobs.

I noticed two types of Millenium falcon too (galoob), one is cleaner with crisper detail and the other has a creamish kind of finish.

are there two At-St types too? I think I saw a wider longer legged version in the Chewbacca playset, or is the 3 pack one the same? (I might only currently have hasbro versions)

I am so back into this addiction again xD
 
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Hey everyone, how do you store your MM ships and figures when they're not on display?

I used to keep mine all jumbled up in a big tin, but recently started organizing them in some plastic tacklebox-type containers. It occurred to me it might be dangerous to store MMs in these over the long term; could the cheap plastic of the boxes outgas and damage the plastic in the toys? (I've heard this is why you shouldn't store figures in ziploc bags)
 
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Hey everyone, how do you store your MM ships and figures when they're not on display?

I used to keep mine all jumbled up in a big tin, but recently started organizing them in some plastic tacklebox-type containers. It occurred to me it might be dangerous to store MMs in these over the long term; could the cheap plastic of the boxes outgas and damage the plastic in the toys? (I've heard this is why you shouldn't store figures in ziploc bags)
I use these http://gtbag.com/uczipplain.html
 
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Hey everyone, how do you store your MM ships and figures when they're not on display?

I used to keep mine all jumbled up in a big tin, but recently started organizing them in some plastic tacklebox-type containers. It occurred to me it might be dangerous to store MMs in these over the long term; could the cheap plastic of the boxes outgas and damage the plastic in the toys? (I've heard this is why you shouldn't store figures in ziploc bags)
I had them in a tuppaware in baggies, but they were getting a bit squashed and so moved them into bigger baggies...

I used these as they are acid free and by a long standing vintage store with a good reputation http://www.vintagestarwarscollectables.co.uk/Star wars/displaysupplies/gripbags.html

And then I got a "really useful box" that is 10 litres and 9cm height so slots away conveniently. The really useful range is great as they are sturdy, have strong blue clips that lock them shut, and sizes/capacities that can fit most requirements.

I sound like a commercial xD
 
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I appreciate the tips, guys! I've looked into bags like that for my 3.75" figures. I think for now I might just drill tiny holes in the tackleboxes I have so that any harmful fumes can outgas, and not harm the plastic in the figures/ships.
 
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I appreciate the tips, guys! I've looked into bags like that for my 3.75" figures. I think for now I might just drill tiny holes in the tackleboxes I have so that any harmful fumes can outgas, and not harm the plastic in the figures/ships.
Just be wary, as it's the acid from certain plastic containers/bags that can ruin toys.
 
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Interesting conversations here about Action Fleet. Used to be a collector of the ships and packs. Never really got into the pay sets though.

Going through some of my ships I noticed that for some reason Moff Jerjerrod is missing from my Action Fleet TIE Defender. I used to display some of these including that one. He must have gotten lost somewhere, dropped, vacuumed up ...who knows, they are so tiny, when I repacked the Defender. I always saved the box and twisty ties to repack them if possible along with the figures.
Question does he.. Moff Jerjerrod appear in any other packs, ships or playlets so I can get a replacement, or will any Action Fleet Imperial Officer do?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Interesting conversations here about Action Fleet. Used to be a collector of the ships and packs. Never really got into the pay sets though.

Going through some of my ships I noticed that for some reason Moff Jerjerrod is missing from my Action Fleet TIE Defender. I used to display some of these including that one. He must have gotten lost somewhere, dropped, vacuumed up ...who knows, they are so tiny, when I repacked the Defender. I always saved the box and twisty ties to repack them if possible along with the figures.
Question does he.. Moff Jerjerrod appear in any other packs, ships or playlets so I can get a replacement, or will any Action Fleet Imperial Officer do?

Thanks in advance.
Moff Jerjerrod only appears with the TIE Defender. At this scale, it depends if you'll consider any Imperial Officer to be enough, or if that will make you crazy knowing it's not the good figure. If it's for resale, it should be obvious to warn potential buyers that the ship is not "complete".
 
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