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BFett88
09-09-2003, 07:35 PM
For school I am making a technical document on collecting Star Wars action figures and merchendise from 1977 to current. I was wondering if anyone out there can help me. I would like to conuct a little survey. If you could just reply by posting what you collect. Also could you state if you open the packages, keep them closed or half and half. Then choose the numbers that best fits you and make a statement about it and put the numbers in the statement. If you have any other ideas that I can add to this survey that would be great. Thank you very much for your help. Also at the bottom of the post could you put what number you are to post.

1a - Every action figure out there from 1977 to current.
2a - Every action figure out there from 1995 to current.
3a - Only the prequal figures.
4a - Just starting, not sure.
5a - Legos and action figures.
6a - 12 inch and action figures.
7a - Unleashed and action figures.
8a - Action Figures and vehicles
9a - Anything that has the Star Wars name on it.
10a - Other, I you choose other please describe what you collect.

1b - Open the packages.
2b - Keep them closed.
3b - Half and Half and half.

Mine would be a 10a and 1b, I collect Action figures, vehicles, legos, unleashed, and prop replicas.

Number: 1

Kidhuman
09-09-2003, 07:47 PM
First this thread will be moved to the General Discussion section.

Second,

I am a 2B, collector. I collect action figures, vehicles, some unleashed,So I guess 7a and 8a. Also 1a.

BFett88
09-09-2003, 11:09 PM
Please everyone help. I see you reading it but not responding. Please.

Thanks in advance.

bobafrett
09-09-2003, 11:58 PM
Well, I'm not quite sure of some of the choices. For instance 1a, I do have some of the figures from that time, but not "all". So would I not put that in my answer? Also as far as what I do to my figures, open, or leave carded, well I leave probably 93% carded, 7% I open and display.

I'll put down what I currently collect:2a;5a;6a;7a;8a;
9a it depends on how cheesy it is. I've seen some real garbage out there with the Star Wars name on it which I won't buy.

10a Gentle Giant mini busts; Code3 Falcon; applause figures; calendars; Pez dispensers; autographs; posters; keychains; 3-D puzzles.............and there is more but I just can't remember off hand.

Jaff
09-10-2003, 01:17 AM
1a - Every action figure out there from 1977 to current.
2a - Every action figure out there from 1995 to current.
3a - Only the prequal figures.
4a - Just starting, not sure.
5a - Legos and action figures.
6a - 12 inch and action figures.
7a - Unleashed and action figures.
8a - Action Figures and vehicles
9a - Anything that has the Star Wars name on it.
10a - Other, I you choose other please describe what you collect.

1b - Open the packages.
2b - Keep them closed.
3b - Half and Half and half.

Since I started collecting in 1978 allot of my habits have changed. Up until 2000 I was a 1a+ collector that bought 2 of every action figure/vehicle/12". I would open one and close the other.

Today I am a 1b collector that is a 6a, and 8a collector. I am no longer a completist, and I never subscribed to the 9a philosophy. To date I have never missed any classic trilogy figure, nor a prequel figure. I do not buy EU stuff, and I am do not buy rehashes unless they are neutral posed or a better sculpt of an earlier figure.

I hope that's what your looking for!

RussUAE
09-10-2003, 01:22 AM
2a (although only started collecting again in 1999)
1b

Number 5

plasticfetish
09-10-2003, 03:30 AM
3b - Half and Half and half.
That's a lot of halves.

I'd say, selectively 5a, 6a, 8a and 3b. I'd like to say 1a, but frankly they're not all worth buying. As for 3b ... it's really not "half and half". At this point I buy to open what I like, find and can afford. Then, only buy to keep carded the best, most unique or rare.

rherk
09-10-2003, 09:26 AM
1A, 1B, Only 3 3/4 inch figures and I open'em all.

mtriv73
09-10-2003, 11:00 AM
8a -occasionally a lego set or other item that seems too good to pass up
3b - I open some things like vehicles and a few figs

TheDarthVader
09-10-2003, 01:18 PM
I am 2a, 2b. That is BASICALLY what I collect.

Guys, I could be wrong here, but I believe he wants to know basically what we collect...you know...in general. I do collect some unleashed and very few vehicles but I am mostly 2a, 2b.

Dark Marble
09-10-2003, 01:28 PM
I am an 8a and a 1b

I collect gangs of figures and vehicles and I open them all. I don't go into vintage much, if at all, and I keep my collection very specific to figures and vehicles.

Post #11

tgr3328
09-10-2003, 01:54 PM
POTF2 and later figures and vehicles, so that would be 2a and 8a.
I open everything, so 1b.

Post #12

LusiferSam
09-10-2003, 02:25 PM
I guess I'm a 1b that collects 1a, 5a, and 8a. Or in other words I'm a loose collector who collectors vintage and modern action figures and vehicles as well as Legos.

Hasbro'sBountyHunter
09-10-2003, 09:55 PM
I am a 8a and 3b

stillakid
09-10-2003, 10:28 PM
Hmm, I'll let you figure out my coding.

Vintage: I have all but about 12 of the original action figures, just about all of the vehicles and most of the playsets. No 12". Many trading cards but not all. Some other superfulous stuff, like the novels and lots of magazines from the time with Star Wars related articles and such. No Ewoks or Droids figures though one day I hope to hunt them down too.

Modern Day: Pretty much all the action figures minus a couple which were released in Europe or were just amazingly hard to find. All the vehicles, all the playsets. Only 1 12" (The Speedbike with Scout). Many of the Widevision cards for all the movies.

No unleashed.

Some legos but mostly just the smaller stuff.

I open virtually every toy I buy except for the special ones in which the packaging has a role in it's "value," such as Jorge Sacul, other convention exclusives, and other exclusive figures.

Most of the major one sheets rolled or flat but not mounted.

All of the Fan Club membership info and "kits" minus one Bantha Tracks (lost :cry: ) and a couple of the "Lucasfilm" magazines.

Some Scale models...some built, some not.

A Star Wars credit card from MBNA (Darth Vader).


That about sums it up.

mista_carrot
09-11-2003, 01:33 AM
I guess I am a 10a and 1b. I basically collect the figures and some of the vehicles, but I'm not a completist. I open most of my figures; I believe you can't know how good a figure truly is until you open it and play around with it a bit.

Hmm I guess I'm post #15?