lejackal wrote:ScruffyLookingNH wrote:Mini99 wrote:Well, all the chatter about TRI Logo and their charms in my post about "when did they become more sought after than they were in the 80/90s" I took the plunge!
Saw this and thought that the bubble was good, so hey why not
One question though, the original price sticker has been removed and a Kay Bee $.99 has been stuck over the top, well mostly.
Did this happen in the 80s, ie Kay Bee over stock, or has this been done more recently to cover up litho damage and make the MOC more appealing?
Does anyone else have one like this?
Overall very pleased.
He's very nice, mate. And whilst it wouldn't surprise me KayBee had removed a sticker first, it's more normal that they just went over the top of the old one. The other thing that's got me thinking is the label itself. KayBee clearance stick started at 79c before going 2/$1.00 (usually hand written in red over 79c label). I don't recall seeing a 99c figure before. Also the code is different to usual: 402079 when it's usual to see 402073. Carl is your man for KayBee as he has a thread on KayBee price stickers. Out and about so can't check my variety or perform a decent search on the forum at the moment but will check again later as I may well be speaking balls.
Regardless, it's a lovely looking figure and a great start on a Trilogo run, hopefully!
My KayBee library is still fooked because of photobucket, will need to download all the pics and then add them again. Just had a look on PB though and I had a Jedi Nunb with a $1.29 sticker on and an Ewoks Logray that was $3.79 originally then marked down to $1.99 in red. Also a Circus World stickered Lango General POTF that started at $3.49 so whilst most things were $.79 or 2 for a dollar there was a range of prices.
The codes aren't uniform either so I honestly think it's fine. Someone would have to have pulled the sticker off another MOC or cardback perfectly and then reapplied it to try and gain what, ten quid? Unlikely in my opinion.
You say that but there's a guy in Florida that specialises in flogging on undeclared sticker transplants. The only thing that makes me think that this might be fine is that fact that if you were going to transplant a sticker you'd make the effort to cover up the damage you were trying to hide!
Fair points on the variety of prices and codes. The only thing I'd say is that the POTF and Ewoks aren't the same clearance stock. And the Jedi card would depend on whether Kenner or Palitoy/Tri. Frickin PB. That thread was an interesting read and great reference.
And you're right, Mini99: finding a TL in that condition is a miracle in its own right, especially such a heavy figure. Would grace any TL collection for sure