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Re: Look what I just bought for my son!!

Post by thebear » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:02 am

StickHead wrote:
thegrizzlybear wrote:Using those as coasters is more the equivilant of buying a toy to just sit in a box than what I'm doing

What u doing is like buying those games and, shock horror, playing them
I agree mate, there's nothing worse than a toy sealed away in a box never to be played - it's what they were made for, after all. I think it's seriously cool that your kid is into Star Wars toys. Unfortunately my boy is all Thomas the Tank and Peppa Pig (need to re-educate I think!).

The Panzer Dragoon thing was just a joke, don't get your knickers in a twist :lol: .

Lol I figured it probably was

Ah don't worry mate, that's all I had, then he slowly got into Star Wars Clone Wars cartoon (which I not a fan of) but that gave me chance to get him waqtching the films!
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Re: Look what I just bought for my son!!

Post by thebear » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:03 am

Scapegoat wrote: I applaud you whole heartedly, if your son gets so much enjoyment out of the AT-AT that it eventually gets trashed due to heavy use then it was a worthwhile purchase.

Now all you need to do is post pictures of you burning the box after he's opened it. :wink:
Absolutely, even if it last only a few months, the happiness it'll give him means far more than it sitting on a self somewhere doing nothing

Plus as I as said I managed to pick it up for 30 odd quid anyway so not like I'm breaking the bank here!!!

And I also won this auction last night (collectors look away now, near mint condition X-Wing original toy that's about to get played with)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170811755601? ... 1439.l2649

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For a grand total of 67 quid I gonna have one very happy little boy on his birthday

And that means far more to me than any thoughts of letting it sit on a shelf and do nothing
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Re: Look what I just bought for my son!!

Post by StickHead » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:06 am

Aah, the Clone Wars cartoon! That's my 'in' - if it's animated, he'll watch anything! You are a genius. I'm going to watch one with him tonight.
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Re: Look what I just bought for my son!!

Post by thebear » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:10 am

StickHead wrote:Aah, the Clone Wars cartoon! That's my 'in' - if it's animated, he'll watch anything! You are a genius. I'm going to watch one with him tonight.
Yep worked for me anyway mate!
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Re: Look what I just bought for my son!!

Post by StickHead » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:21 am

thebear wrote:
StickHead wrote:Aah, the Clone Wars cartoon! That's my 'in' - if it's animated, he'll watch anything! You are a genius. I'm going to watch one with him tonight.
Yep worked for me anyway mate!
If that fails, I'm falling back to Droids as a plan B.
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Re: Look what I just bought for my son!!

Post by thebear » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:26 am

StickHead wrote:
thebear wrote:
StickHead wrote:Aah, the Clone Wars cartoon! That's my 'in' - if it's animated, he'll watch anything! You are a genius. I'm going to watch one with him tonight.
Yep worked for me anyway mate!
If that fails, I'm falling back to Droids as a plan B.
Or the Ewoks movie :lol:

or The Holiday Special :oops:
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Re: Look what I just bought for my son!!

Post by SoupDragon » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:37 am

Nice present! Ive been looking at vintage Star Wars stuff recently too. I sold a huge collection for £10 years ago.
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Re: Look what I just bought for my son!!

Post by thebear » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:47 am

SoupDragon wrote:Nice present! Ive been looking at vintage Star Wars stuff recently too. I sold a huge collection for £10 years ago.
yeah me too, quite possibly for the same fee, I would guess in about 1987/88
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Re: Look what I just bought for my son!!

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:16 pm

StickHead wrote:
thegrizzlybear wrote:Using those as coasters is more the equivilant of buying a toy to just sit in a box than what I'm doing

What u doing is like buying those games and, shock horror, playing them
I agree mate, there's nothing worse than a toy sealed away in a box never to be played - it's what they were made for, after all. I think it's seriously cool that your kid is into Star Wars toys. Unfortunately my boy is all Thomas the Tank and Peppa Pig (need to re-educate I think!).

The Panzer Dragoon thing was just a joke, don't get your knickers in a twist :lol: .
Thomas the Tank Engine pisses all over Star Wars.

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Re: Look what I just bought for my son!!

Post by Megamixer » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:31 pm

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joefish wrote: To be frank, a four-year old will trash that. The plastic around the screwed joints will be even more brittle and fragile now that it was originally. It'll be limping on three legs before long.
Yeah, Star Wars collectors will be weeping into their Darth Vader voice-changing helmets :lol: . I would have just gone for one of the cheaper 90's models like the one I had (but sadly binned :( ).
Screw the collectors, these things are toys and were made to be played with!

Plus I got it for only 30 odd quid as missing cockpit cover (I guess collectors MUST have that bit?)
Oh I wasn't having a jab at you - just musing over what a collector would think if they saw this. I guess it's the old hoarder mentality in me; seeing something so old that has survived so long and all that.

Totally agree that if you aren't of the collecting mind yourself then they should be played with. It'll all be dust one day anyhow so might as well get the proper useage out of 'em :)
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Re: Look what I just bought for my son!!

Post by joefish » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:43 pm

£67 quid for an X-Wing? Even at £50 the latest LEGO one wees all over that.
Loads more detail, torpedoes, two astromechs, Luke and Porkins.

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Re: Look what I just bought for my son!!

Post by paranoid marvin » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:16 pm

No probs with him playing with it til it breaks - just don't let him rip the box up!
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Re: Look what I just bought for my son!!

Post by ToxieDogg » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:06 am

joefish wrote:£67 quid for an X-Wing? Even at £50 the latest LEGO one wees all over that.
Loads more detail, torpedoes, two astromechs, Luke and Porkins.
Doesn't have the nostalgia value for his dad though. :wink: Plus, he also said for a grand total of £67, so I assume if the AT AT was £30, then that X Wing was only £37.

Seriously, I started reading this thread with a 'What the hell are you thinking?' vibe when I saw you'd bought an original boxed AT AT to give to your son, and had a little chuckle at Stickhead's joke, but by the time I got here...
thebear wrote:I gonna have one very happy little boy on his birthday

And that means far more to me than any thoughts of letting it sit on a shelf and do nothing
I was won over. :) You're absolutely right. If that AT AT gives him half as much fun as the one my mum and dad bought me for Xmas one year when I was little, and he grows up with the same fond memories of his birthday as I have of that Xmas, then to hell with the collectors. Like you say, it should be out of it's box and played with and enjoyed. Kudos to you for convincing an old cynic like me, and hope your son has a brilliant day (and you too, when you get to have a proper go with those things yourself :lol: :wink: ).
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Re: Look what I just bought for my son!!

Post by GigaPepsiMan » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:38 am

Makes me think, I just recently bought my brother the T-Rex from the original megazord.
Not sure how your at-at will hold up but this megazord is doing good at staying in one piece.

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