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by Hod10
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)

Excessive heat very likely but at what stage I’m not so sure. They could of very easily left factories with these defects. Lights from displays maybe might explain the graded ones?! It just seems especially common across the top of the bubbles in particular. Another interesting one here... http://ww...
by Hod10
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Darth Vader toyshop visits
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Darth Vader toyshop visits

I found this on YouTube a while back, a stills vid. Doesn’t answer the question about the Vader signature itself but gives a little more insight into that time possibly... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77CYLmzL9R0
by Hod10
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)

Quite similar to a post from 2014... viewtopic.php?t=20133

Add a 75 grade to that.
by Hod10
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)

Yep, could be. I would of thought that dents and dings aside, bubbles could of easily left factories for stores with other defects. Hard to find evidence of this as it’s hard to prove I guess. A bubble grade of 75 suggests it hasn’t been deemed to be tampered with was my thinking. If it’s a factory...
by Hod10
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)

Yep, could be. I would of thought that dents and dings aside, bubbles could of easily left factories for stores with other defects. Hard to find evidence of this as it’s hard to prove I guess. A bubble grade of 75 suggests it hasn’t been deemed to be tampered with was my thinking. If it’s a factory ...
by Hod10
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)

Hi there, I just wondered if anyone has advice or insight as to what sometimes appears to be slightly melted or deformed bubbles on figures heat sealed with the waffle pattern. Was there scope in the factories during the vacuum in the making of bubbles or during the heat sealing process itself for b...
by Hod10
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Dumb Question - Palitoy vs Kenner
Replies: 25
Views: 1901

Re: Dumb Question - Palitoy vs Kenner

I get a buzz from both, I get the most nostalgia from the Palitoy logoless cards and I’m not sure why exactly (more of them in my hands at the time probably). I have some vague memory of the Palitoy logo being on some, maybe. I had R2-D2 with sensorscope and C-3PO with fixed limbs bought me at the s...
by Hod10
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Earliest Vintage SW Memories
Replies: 31
Views: 1441

Re: Earliest Vintage SW Memories

My very first memory of anything Star Wars was when I was aged 3... a neighbour who was a few years older was playing with a Stormtrooper or Stormtroopers in his sand pit/box. Vague memory but I remember they stood out from Weebles or Playmobil or whatever, very unique I remember thinking. Striking!...
by Hod10
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Yellowing bubbles - observations
Replies: 34
Views: 3996

Re: Yellowing bubbles - observations

I used to have some Episode 1 and Episode 2 figures stored away all together. Bought in 1999/2000 and 2002. 15 figures maybe and at some point I packed them all together and stored them in darkness. When I opened the box after 5-10 years or so all were as normal bar one, Boss Nass... dark yellow (ca...
by Hod10
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: ESB Palitoy / PBP Bossk Figure
Replies: 34
Views: 2257

Re: ESB Palitoy / PBP Bossk Figure

aussiejames wrote:Fat lips Bossk (no CoO) is a 'mould family' all to itself (similar to PBP Biker Scout & Disco boots Death Squad Commander) IMO it is a Spanish produced figure.


Cheers for that, appreciate the help.
by Hod10
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: ESB Palitoy / PBP Bossk Figure
Replies: 34
Views: 2257

Re: ESB Palitoy / PBP Bossk Figure

'Most' countries imported items ready for retail (packaged already) ie. Americans bought MOCs directly from the overseas factories. UK kids got MOCs assembled in the Palitoy factory - assembled with imported loose figures from the various manufacturers ( probably sent in baggies for Palitoy's speci...
by Hod10
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: ESB Palitoy / PBP Bossk Figure
Replies: 34
Views: 2257

Re: ESB Palitoy / PBP Bossk Figure

Yep, hard to find solid evidence of this particular Bossk being made in Spain. The earliest mint on card samples of this figure are the late 1982 Palitoy ESB 45b carded. One quick search on the web and a big lips Bossk can be found on the Mr Palitoy cardback guide as a legit example that was sold vi...
by Hod10
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: ESB Palitoy / PBP Bossk Figure
Replies: 34
Views: 2257

Re: ESB Palitoy / PBP Bossk Figure

Thanks for the responses, Interesting stuff! I’ve never seen this particular figure (big lips Bossk) on a made in Spain moc or on a carded Poch/PBP card either. Only these Palitoy 45b backs. It appears from the research I’ve done (very limited research) the evidence of this being produced in Spain i...
by Hod10
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: ESB Palitoy / PBP Bossk Figure
Replies: 34
Views: 2257

Re: ESB Palitoy / PBP Bossk Figure

TheJabbaWookie wrote:Beautiful mint figure. Hope the MOC is just as nice


Cheers, had it quite a while now. It’s just something thats been bugging me. One of those people that’s needs answers :D
by Hod10
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: ESB Palitoy / PBP Bossk Figure
Replies: 34
Views: 2257

Re: ESB Palitoy / PBP Bossk Figure

...will add that this is the first figure I can remember being bought individually, on that cardback. Very sentimental to it. Certainly not bought for the PBP element... quite the opposite

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