Cardbackkid wrote:Just wondering if the potf range mocs ever made it to the uk shops ? Has anyone seen one with a uk price sticker ?
I saw the POTF range just once, whilst on holiday in Ayr, Scotland in what must have been summer 1985. They were incredibly expensive at around £4.50 each, in what was more of a tourist shop than a toy shop somewhere by the ferry. Definitely POTF as I recall being really taken with the quality packaging and in particular the coins.
Despite the OTT price I was still very tempted to get a Han Carbonite (still a favourite MOC of mine) but held off. There was a good selection of the new figures but a few stood out - Luke Storm (weird as he wasn't from ROJ); Dignitary (who?); Han (loved the transparent carbonite) and Anakin (really scrapping the barrel - the last I'd have bought, but if only I'd known!)
I was totally surprised to see them - not only because of the quality packaging when quality control seems to have left the range with wet paint, miscards etc - but because SW seemed very much over. One of my biggest collecting regrets was my Dad actually asked if it was worth buying a set to keep unopened as an investment. I passed thinking I'd find them much cheaper elsewhere... After this I kept an eye out for them but never even saw the last 17 on Tri-logos. Next time I saw a POTF MOC was in LA circa 1994 for $80!!! WTF!