jeffafett wrote:The ten rarest Vintage Star Wars MOC figures in my opinion are:
1.47 back zuckuss
2.Toltoys ESB 41 Leia Bespin w/ Survival Kit Offer
3.ESB Square Card Meccano Boba Fett
4.4-LOM 48 Back Offerless
5.Meccano VC Jawa
6.Poch ESB Boba Fett
7.ESB 31/32 Survival Kit Offer sticker Bespin Guard (32 back)
8.SW 20b Toltoys Vader
9.PBP 65 back Rebel Soldier Dark Brown
10.ESB Harbert Yoda
No offence but that is a very traditional list full of the 'desirable' rare figures.
Not saying they aren't rare but Joe's post on RS highlighted how many figures exist in only ones or twos on certain card backs.
Is there any card back that doesn't have at least 5 known VCJs? I suppose with the popular figs more people are looking and keeping count - no doubt we will see a few more FX7s now like we did with the Pal VCJ
Because of the size of the original production runs any US production figure isn't really rare, just very desirable - Zuckuss and 4LOM fall into that category - if there are 20 each of them that is a lot a more than some of the European examples. I'm no expert on these so feel free to tell me only one of each is known
I can only really speak for Han Hoth and there have to only be a handful of Palitoy 45a and b cardbacks - less than 5? The 45b is a good test, no logo so less desirable and presumably not locked up in collections. So the two currently known is a fair estimate
The other rare Han Hoths are POCH, Meccano and the ESB Candians - but as these are so sought after there could be quite a few but they are all locked up in collections.
Gary will have the best idea on Palitoys but I think Leia Bespin on 45b is super rare if not yet confirmed
A very interesting thread