I thought I'd set up a thread where us military guys could discuss Star Wars collecting.
Branch: US Air Force
Time in Service: 9.5 years
Current Location: Washington DC Area
What do you collect?: Classic Trilogy 3 3/4" figures, some Legos
So, has anyone been stationed overseas? I was in Korea from July 99-July 00. My wife stayed in the US, so she bought me all of the figures I wanted during that year (and while I was deployed in 2001. While I was in Korea, I picked up some bootleg SW figures. Man, they're ugly. I got "Episode 1" Qui-Gon and Anakin with fake Commtech chips. I also bought some figure 8-packs. I'll post some pics when I get a chance. I have one extra.
Most of my collection is loose for 3 reasons:
1. They are more fun
2. PCSing every 2 years takes it's toll on carded figures
3. Military housing doesn't have much room for large collections
I saw AAFES started to carry some Star Wars figures again. Well, since I don't go to the BX very often, the only figures I saw were Jar Jar Senator and Dexter. Nothing like the good old clearance days back in 98-99.
So how about you?