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Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Twin30mm » Tue May 23, 2017 3:39 pm

Would be grateful for a second opinion on this chap.

The cheek tubes look fake to me.
Requested a better photo, but nothing forthcoming as yet.

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby mumbo » Tue May 23, 2017 4:20 pm

Hmmm doesn't look quite right :?
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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Richard_H » Tue May 23, 2017 5:36 pm

Look like dremmel drill holes but I'm not an expert on TR tubes. Ask for the COO photo
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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Bootyhunter » Tue May 23, 2017 6:14 pm

Looks like he has 4 eyes!

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Snaketibe » Tue May 23, 2017 6:50 pm

Hmmm, it doesn't look quite right to me either (the holes look too small / the surrounding plastic too thick), but that may just be the photo. You definitely need better, clear photos to be sure, and when you do the figure should hopefully look like the one shown below. If the seller won't provide you with better photos, my advice would be to avoid this. Good luck! :-):

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby spoons » Tue May 23, 2017 6:53 pm

The clue is in the horns - the HT in the pic above has splayed head horns. Non hollow tubes are more upright.

The one in question looks fake to me - upright horns
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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Twin30mm » Tue May 23, 2017 7:35 pm

As usual, many thanks for your for your responses, guys.
TBH you confirmed my suspicions.

The depth and thickness (oo-er!) of the tubes set off the alarm bells.
No response regarding better photos, so I'll give this one a wide berth.

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Been after a Hollow Tubes for what seems like f**king years. :cry:
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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Dannywhiteley » Tue May 23, 2017 7:44 pm

It's a fake. The cheek holes are too big, they are dremelled out.

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:50 am

Damn is there also fake hollow tubes now :shock: when does it stop all this fake stuff :evil:

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:52 pm

I could be wrong, but the horns on the one in the auction below look upright to me, and the hollow tubes don't have clean sharp circles at the ends, like my one pictured above:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tusken-Raider ... SwRZRZdjSG

If this auction one is a fake as I suspect, then it's also got by the 'experts' at the UKG... Not that graders have ever inspired much confidence in me anyway... :?

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Twin30mm » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:35 pm

Snaketibe wrote:I could be wrong, but the horns on the one in the auction below look upright to me, and the hollow tubes don't have clean sharp circles at the ends, like my one pictured above:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tusken-Raider ... SwRZRZdjSG

If this auction one is a fake as I suspect, then it's also got by the 'experts' at the UKG... Not that graders have ever inspired much confidence in me anyway... :?


Yeah, I think you're right, Jeremy.
The tubes definitely look like a Dremel job. The rims on the tubes appear to be thinner on the genuine example posted above.
Can't believe that the graders let this one through.

The top two horns are also missing the bit of supporting plastic on the sides.
I never knew about the splayed horns as a way of identification, so that's been an education in itself.

The hunt continues....... :(
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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby chipsteak » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:32 pm

I eyed up every Sand People on eBay for months looking for an unadvertised one*. The first unadvertised one I saw went for big bucks as if it were expertly listed. Doh. The second one I saw was a bit of a beater and very poorly photographed. Luckily, I got that one.

The Sand People is one of my favourite figures and I have a vague memory of the hollow ones turning up circa 84-ish but I'm aware of 'False Star Wars Memory Syndrome'. I've never seen a carded example as a collector. Does anyone know what cardbacks they appeared on?

*I've got time on my hands. :D

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby poncho » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:09 am

chipsteak wrote:I eyed up every Sand People on eBay for months looking for an unadvertised one*. The first unadvertised one I saw went for big bucks as if it were expertly listed. Doh. The second one I saw was a bit of a beater and very poorly photographed. Luckily, I got that one.

The Sand People is one of my favourite figures and I have a vague memory of the hollow ones turning up circa 84-ish but I'm aware of 'False Star Wars Memory Syndrome'. I've never seen a carded example as a collector. Does anyone know what cardbacks they appeared on?

*I've got time on my hands. :D

hollow cheeks were released on jedi cards only

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby pizzathehutt » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:09 am

I've had 2 in the past from carboots and both had the wider placed horns
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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:17 am

poncho wrote:
chipsteak wrote:I eyed up every Sand People on eBay for months looking for an unadvertised one*. The first unadvertised one I saw went for big bucks as if it were expertly listed. Doh. The second one I saw was a bit of a beater and very poorly photographed. Luckily, I got that one.

The Sand People is one of my favourite figures and I have a vague memory of the hollow ones turning up circa 84-ish but I'm aware of 'False Star Wars Memory Syndrome'. I've never seen a carded example as a collector. Does anyone know what cardbacks they appeared on?

*I've got time on my hands. :D

hollow cheeks were released on jedi cards only


any idea what rotj card it was sold on ? I have never found a hollow cheeks in a danish childhood lot and most of the figures that was sold in denmark was rotj tri-logo, palitoy and kenner.


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