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Can Anyone Help ID Vader Capes?

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Can Anyone Help ID Vader Capes?

Postby androjonny » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:07 am

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Hi there, I've been going through my collection fairly recently to test and check all my weapons and accessories for fakes and came across these interesting Darth Vader capes. I iniitally wrote them all off as Repro as none of them make the zipping sound of the more common Kenner cape, but after a little online research I found they could be genuine, although I'm not 100%.

Not sure if the photos are that great so I'm going to try and do my best to describe them, so here goes.

Cape (1) is smooth on both sides, it feels like it should be shiny, but I guess it's more matte finish. It has a little notch, or step cut out of each side, maybe an inch from the bottom - I'm thinking it could be either the Palitoy, or Clipper or PBP cape?

Cape (2) is very shiny on one side and has a very distinct texture to the other side, it to has a little notch, step cut out or each side around an inch from the bottom(not shown in photos) - Maybe its a Lily Ledy?

Cape (3) is thicker then the other capes it has a more rubbery feel, the arm holes seem very perfectly round and the top seems a little wonky cut - I'm thinking this one is actually a Repro, or hopefully another Pailtoy?

Anyway any help on identifying these would be great. I've also put up some photos of some lightsabers I'm trying to identify as well over in the valuation section so if anyone can help with those as well, that would be amazing.

Many thanks Jon
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Re: Can Anyone Help ID Vader Capes?

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:16 am

Cape 2 is the Palitoy, Clipper, PBP

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Re: Can Anyone Help ID Vader Capes?

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:19 am

Is there a zip sound on cape 1 and 3 ?

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Re: Can Anyone Help ID Vader Capes?

Postby androjonny » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:33 am

Hi mate, thanks a lot for your reply. I've been racking my brains with these capes for a while now.

None of these capes make the zipping sound.

If you are sure that cape 2 is the Palitoy, Clipper version, would this go with a Vader with a scared out COO, or a raised bar?

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Re: Can Anyone Help ID Vader Capes?

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:37 am

Pm sent :wink: I am not sure about cape 1 and 3 there is also some original no zip sound capes if I remember correct. I will get back to you later :D

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Re: Can Anyone Help ID Vader Capes?

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:10 pm

Hi again, I checked my lili ledy darth vaders capes and they are all smooth and make no zip sound.
So the lili ledy cape like the repro does not make a zip sound. It have been a long time since I have had them in my hand so I had forgot the lili ledy did not make the zip sound :oops:

Maybe some other members can help you with ID the cape 1 and 3 or else buy a lili ledy darth vader from a trusted seller so you have a cape to compare with the 2 others that you have. If they are all ledy then you can just sell the one you bought again. Or even better if you can meet with another collector that have a ledy cape then you can compare them with the one that he have :wink:

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Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:15 pm

Cape no. 3 also looks shorter than cape no. 2 and the lili ledy cape is shorter than the pbp,clipper and palitoy cape.

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Re: Can Anyone Help ID Vader Capes?

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:44 pm

If you can’t get an answer on here try signing up for the TIG forum. Bryan and AJ will often answer straight away and Oscar is a Vader focus collector.
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