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    displaying figures 30th anniversary

    I just picked up the episode 2 tin. Hookay, shoudl I keep the toys on the blister, or take 'em out? Should I use the shelf hooks on the card?


    On the one hand, I like how the cards mirror each other. On the other, I like the toys unto themselves........


    So confused.....

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    I don't do "sets" generally, if I buy a figure it'll go into my collection wherever it goes. However, I did do a full set of Vintage-style and kept it separate, and I never found a place for my Vader Evolutions figures. But with these tins, I'd definitely be getting them for the figures to go someplace in my collection, they aren't much of a collection together, 4 random guys that ship together in a commemorative tin - what's the point?
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

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    The Episode 2 tins mirror each other though. You have a trooper with Anakin, contrasted with the source material for the trooper, and a Sith, which foreshadows Anakin's fate.

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    Hmmmm...this IS a dilemma. On the one hand, I am a carded collector, but on the other hand...I am also a loose collector if you consider my troop-building and the few figures that I display loose because they are a good sculpt AND have good articulation. I keep my tins in the package...but I DO want to be able to use the tins for stuff like extra parts. In the end...I am as confused as you, Dom, and can be of no assistance.
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    I say rip em open and play with them. I used to be a carded collector but the space became limited. Now the first thing I do is rip open the cards and display my collection for the world to see (well at least my friends and family.) Hopefully Santa will find it in his heart(his big bag of toys too) to give me a new digital camera so that I may take some pics and share them here with everyone. Here's hoping.
    Looking for CW 2010 Sidious and TX-20...if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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    Seems like a pretty sketchy reason to keep it sealed, but if that's your desire.

    One thing though, if you don't open it now, the likelihood of you opening it later goes way down. If you already have these molds though, no reason to open it.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Cruel View Post
    Hmmmm...this IS a dilemma. On the one hand, I am a carded collector, but on the other hand...I am also a loose collector if you consider my troop-building and the few figures that I display loose because they are a good sculpt AND have good articulation. I keep my tins in the package...but I DO want to be able to use the tins for stuff like extra parts. In the end...I am as confused as you, Dom, and can be of no assistance.

    No worries DC. You are plenty helpful. (Thanks for the lead on long trooer rifles by they way.)


    JT-
    It is just that these display so well in the package, but I do not have the molds for any of them save for the trooper. And, I do not have any Episode II officers.

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    It is doubtful we will ever see more tin sets issued... much as JT suggested, these are oddities like the Evolutions sets (though the tins offer less in the way of new figures, yet more artistically), and are difficult to display with, say, a carded collection. I personally collect some carded and loose figures, plus some loose ships and even fewer MIB ships. Unopened tin sets, as well as unopened Evolutions sets, have no real place in my displays.

    I say open 'em, use what you can for displays/dioramas, and chunk the rest into storage.

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    Open them. That's what I do. I keep a few things in their package when the package really adds in a very unique way to the product. For instance, I keep an extra George Lucas stormtrooper in the package. I did the same thing with the Peter Jackson hobbit figure from the Toybiz LOTR line.

    But I open almost everything and find that I get a lot more satisfaction from that than keeping them in the package and taking up a huge amount of space.
    Galactic Barn Burner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominic Guglieme View Post
    JT-
    It is just that these display so well in the package, but I do not have the molds for any of them save for the trooper. And, I do not have any Episode II officers.
    I'm not seeing it looking that great, they look kinda generic in there to me, I don't view the connection the way you do though. You could do what I did with the Vintage-style figures, cut the bubble at the sides and bottom but not the top, then flop the tray out and mess with the figures - if you don't find a place for them in your collection, slip the figures back into the tray and the tray back into the bubble, it won't look like they've been opened.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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