► Jkno's collection from Transylvania ◄

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  1. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    I'm a collector from Eastern Europe my Star Wars focus are Original Trilogy Imperials and Troopers with minor exceptions, I also collect Terminator 1 & 2 Endoskeletons, Predator 1 & 2 and anime (mostly Masamune Shirow stuff - the creator of Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed).


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    The collection with the blue lights (2013):


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    Detailed collection pictures (2013):



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    Helmet collection:


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    Replica Sterling ANH Stormtrooper E-11 blaster with genuine M38 tank scope (and M40 scope), accurate T-tracks, real Hengstler Eagle counter and PWC cylinders, and with special made metal display stand and plaques:


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    MGC ROTJ Stormtrooper blaster:


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    Both together:


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    Pugman ESB Stunt Stormtrooper blaster:


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    Merr-Sonn Power 5 Imperial heavy blaster (metal Denix conversion):


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    Master Replicas Stormtrooper blaster:


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    Life-size LAWS AT-AT Driver helmet and armor on custom bust. Chest-box comes with LED's that have 2 different lighting effects.


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    Elm-Studios ROTJ Emperor bust with Official Pix Ian McDiarmid C6 autograph:


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    RS Prop Masters Stormtrooper armor and helmet built for me by a good 501st friend:


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    My Master Replicas AT-AT Signature Edition #693/750 display. Added 4 custom made plaques autographed by Julian Glover (General Veers), Ian Liston (AT-AT Driver), Richard Bonehill (Snowtrooper) and Doug Robinson (Snowtrooper), plus a tall plaque with AT-AT info, next to the original plaque signed already by Phil Tippett (visual effects producer - stop motion animator for AT-AT's in ESB)


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    My trip to Tunisia in 2008 - SW locations visited too:

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  2. NexusFX

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    wow! :eek what a collection!
     
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  3. Trap Joe

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    It´s looking very good. I love the way, you displayed your collection!
     
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  4. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Thanks IF and Joe :)
     
  5. Mr. K

    Mr. K Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You've got some impressive stuff in there! The mixed items makes the 1:1 props pop even more. Especially loving the AT-AT with all the signature plaques.
     
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  6. Nobby

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    very nice.
    I'm sooooooooo jealous of your wonderful collection
     
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  7. BactaReality

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    Wow, I almost forgot about the AT-AT helmet by the time I got through admiring the rest of your collection. That is the rest of your collection right? Assuming that every room in your house doesnt look this cool.

    AT-AT driver helmet looks great btw.:thumbsup
     
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  8. jkno

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    Thanks a lot for the kind words Mr. K, Nobby and BactaReality [​IMG]

    @ Mr. K: For the MR AT-AT I added 4 custom made plaques autographed by Julian Glover (General Veers), Ian Liston (AT-AT Driver), Richard Bonehill (Snowtrooper) and Doug Robinson (Snowtrooper), plus a tall plaque with AT-AT info, next to the original plaque signed already by Phil Tippett.

    @ BactaReality: I have this room for my collection, but a few pieces are in my office/computer room where there is also my music CD collection - wish I had the entire house at my disposal, but it is not possible alas :D:


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  9. TK-2126_MD

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    Wow ...Breathtaking!!!!!!
     
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  10. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Thank you :)
     
  11. Trilogy

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    Beautiful addition to an impressive collection.
     
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  12. RoCKo

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    Great collection and beautiful display! I especially like this picture:

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  13. JazzK

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    Now that is a fantastic collection.
     
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  14. ecmagee1984

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    Dude that is a badass set up, were did you get the shelves from?
     
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  15. Tom1971

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    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is one awesome collection.

    It appears we have the same goal. To have every Imperial Helmet from the original trilogy.

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  16. jkno

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    Thank you very much Trilogy, RoCKo, JazzK, ecmagee1984 and jameth1971 [​IMG]

    @ecmagee1984: Since there is no IKEA near me I had to think of something else. There is a furniture company here and they made the custom shelves by my specs. I will contact them again as soon as the eFX TIE Fighter arrives to make me a new shelf in the computer office.

    @ jameth1971: Indeed, my Star Wars focus are Original Trilogy Imperials. :) Non-SW I collect Terminator 1 & 2 Endoskeletons, Predator 1 & 2, some Stark Trek, Stargate and anime (mostly Masamune Shirow stuff)
     
  17. vaderdarth

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    Love the driver man, and the collection is phenomenal. Very nicely displayed. I don't often see a collction that "busy" that still looks tastefully presented. :)
     
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  18. DarthWad3r

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    wow I'm jealous of your collection. I need some display cases like that.
     
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  19. Thoth

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    Wow! Just...wow! The blue lighting makes it look even better!
     
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  20. DOGFOX2109

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    Simply awesome love it! It's a fantastic collection!
     
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  21. MClass

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    I will never get tired of looking at your collection. Amazing stuff!
     
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  22. kurtyboy

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    Reminds me a little of what mine was before I started the big purge. God I hate real life! :cry

    Reminds me I need to re-paint my AT-AT gray one of these dacades.
     
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  23. Lando

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    Great collection
     
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  24. jkno

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    Thanks a lot vaderdarth, DarthWad3r, Thoth, DOGFOX2109, MClass, kurtyboy and Lando! [​IMG]

    Being in Romania collecting these is quite hard even today. I grew up with Star Wars when my country was under the Soviet rule (70's and 80's). I watched SW (ANH) and ESB on cinema, but ROTJ had to watch on a friend's VHS player since Ceausescu (the Communist leader/president) didn't allow it to run on cinemas - maybe he was afraid and saw himself as the Emperor who got thrown out of his throne...

    Before 1990 there were hard times in this part of the world, and Star Wars OT was like a light tower for people here, especially for children who watched it. Of course there were no SW toys to be found in this part of the Eastern Block, but even so I considered SW an inspiration, a way to make people forget about their every day problems.

    Times are much better after 1990, but even today it is hard to be a collector here.

    Why is hard to be a Romanian collector:

    - very few people understand your hobby
    - problems with paypal (they ask Eastern Europeans to open US Bank accounts or limit the amount of money one can send/receive through paypal)
    - problems with ebay (because of paypal)
    - huge shipping quotes because of international transport costs
    - 24% VAT tax
    - budgetary salaries lowered by 25% due to crisis, this measure affecting all teachers, doctors, police, etc.
    - customs charges (they tax the shipping cost too, thus is a tax on a tax)
    - problems with people thinking everyone from Eastern Europe is a thief (I encountered this more times than you may think)
    - foreign stores that don't ship to Romania
    - no sci-fi or comic conventions (we can't even think of a Star Wars convention yet)
    - no SW toys or rarely a few SW toys in local stores
    - 99% of the trades/buying are happening outside the country

    And the list can go on and on...
     
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  25. sweeper

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    Where have you bought the grey At-At? I asked DL and MC, but both sell only the white one Set.
     
  26. Fuzzual

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    You have a wonderful collection my friend, and that is a great way to display it! Very very nice!
     
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  27. AMP

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    Awesome collection! The display cases themselves, are just nice.
     
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  28. jkno

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    Thanks Fuzzual and AMP :)

    I got this AT-AT Driver helmet from a cool member here :) The only one who makes gray AT-AT helmets IIRC is DarkAgent - see my second AT-AT lid in the pics above, but that helmet I traded not long ago for another piece.
     
  29. jkno

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    An early birthday present from my girlfriend ACME Trooper by Brian Rood:

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    And waited some time to get the Star Wars DVD set including the Theatrical Versions - these were new and factory sealed:

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  30. Darth Niob

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    My AT-AT Driver helmet is also grey and its made from Dan Laws;)
     
  31. jkno

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    He makes them per special request. I talked to him last month. But Dark Agent makes them gray without any problem.
     
  32. Clutch

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    Very nice! I need to redo my helmet or get a new one. The non-separate ears bother me. I've found some new hose that is about as close as I can get to looking like the real deal.
     
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  33. jkno

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    One day I'll try getting an AT-AT Driver helmet and armor from MonCal or Dan Laws. But will most likely go for white color, the gray helmet I have is enough. And I might display the armor and helmet on a bust - thus need to find a good bust, anyone know some good options please?
     
  34. rebel scum

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    A very nice collection you've got there. Love your trooper stuff!

    Chris
     
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  35. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Thanks Chris! :)
     
  36. jkno

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    The Trooper print is framed:

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  37. Chr2win

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    You know what I think you need to finish off your collection? A Stormtrooper helmet. :)

    Your collection is what I hope to have mine look like one day. Most impressive, sir. Most impressive. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  38. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Thank you Chr2win, greatly appreciated![​IMG] In fact if eFX will release the Hero Stormie Legend lid, I might get that too, unless they will repeat the shipping "fun" international customers had with greedy FedEx for Vader Legend ;)
     
  39. jimjimmyjones85

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    Always love to see your collection my friend. It is always amazing to behold and I know you are quite proud of what you have been able to put together when faced with the adversary you have had to deal with.

    Congrats as always.
     
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  40. jkno

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    Thank you so much Jimmy! :) Indeed I'm glad I managed to get this modest collection considering how hard it was to bring all these items in my country.
     
  41. jkno

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    I finally upgraded my AT-AT lid today with a set of metal tusk greeblies from Elvistrooper - got them from a good friend, always wanted to replace the resin tusks with more accurate metal ones. There is only one thing I might want to upgrade some day, but until then I'm really happy how this turned out:


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  42. Madrid Boba

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    AMAZING !!!

    I love your collection !!!


    Alfredo
     
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  43. jkno

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    Many thanks buddy!! [​IMG]
     
  44. vfxhamilton

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    WOW amazing collection. I am so jealous. Really like all the helmets.
     
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  45. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Thanks for the kind feedback :)
     
  46. forcesensitive

    forcesensitive Active Member

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    well known beautiful collection!!!!
     
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  47. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Thank you my friend ;)
     
  48. R.P. McMurphy

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    That is so great! Thanks for posting your awespme collection. A grey AT-AT is on my want list!
     
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  49. jkno

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    [​IMG]
     
  50. neon2102

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    Wow, spectacular collection. Very nice, clean organized displays and set-up. The AT-AT helmet looks great too!
     
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