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79bks sold in Australia ?

Postby Cardbackkid » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:08 pm

Hi all , I read recently on a Facebook post that Star Wars and empire characters on rotj 79bks are quite hard to find and that they originate from Australia unfortunately I can no longer find the post but was wondering if anybody has any more info on this as it’s all new to me and have not heard of this before?

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Re: 79bks sold in Australia ?

Postby retrotoyinfo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:24 pm

Hi

This post on rebelscum talks about 79 back rotj cards

http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=813967

It includes a post from John Kellerman

"In my book, I show only 43 79-Backs that I'm aware of. I'm sure there are more out there but I doubt that all the first 79 characters were produced on 79-Back cards.

The 79-Backs are the most difficust of the ROTJ cards.

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Re: 79bks sold in Australia ?

Postby Cardbackkid » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:21 pm

Cheers for the link that was an interesting read , only one post said they got one from Australia so don’t think that’s enough proof to suggest they originate from down under but I’ll keep researching :)

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Re: 79bks sold in Australia ?

Postby retrotoyinfo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:36 pm

Cardbackkid wrote:Cheers for the link that was an interesting read , only one post said they got one from Australia so don’t think that’s enough proof to suggest they originate from down under but I’ll keep researching :)


ok, here is another swf link discussing viewtopic.php?t=23671

There is one mention of Australia

"79 backs are quite rare for a lot of the earlier characters (ESB)- seem to be Australia only releases"
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Re: 79bks sold in Australia ?

Postby Cardbackkid » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:56 pm

Ah so it does seem like they may originate from Australia .... very interesting :)

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Re: 79bks sold in Australia ?

Postby spoons » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:24 pm

Definitely an Australian thing and many have very fragile yellow bubbles so the trip over does them no favours.

My 79 Han Hoth was the toughest of my run to track down and even then his feet popped through the bubble in transit. Got sent a 79 CCP from Aus too and that broke through the bubble too.
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Re: 79bks sold in Australia ?

Postby Cardbackkid » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:41 pm

Yeah there’s a han bespin on eBay Australia and it’s been graded 80 but the bubble also looks very yellow so doubt that would make it in transit .. not that I’m looking to buy it

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Re: 79bks sold in Australia ?

Postby jared007 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:46 am

I did the bulk of my MOC collecting in Australia in the 90s. Just checked and I have ten 79 backs (for comparison I have thirty 77 backs). So maybe that represents a higher proportion than usual?

I've also heard that most of the 79s came from Australia. I'm not sure if that was on purpose, more likely just another aspect of Australia being the *dumping ground* at the very end. Similar to how Aus has more than it's fair share of POTF Yaks.
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Re: 79bks sold in Australia ?

Postby Cardbackkid » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:18 am

jared007 wrote:I did the bulk of my MOC collecting in Australia in the 90s. Just checked and I have ten 79 backs (for comparison I have thirty 77 backs). So maybe that represents a higher proportion than usual?

I've also heard that most of the 79s came from Australia. I'm not sure if that was on purpose, more likely just another aspect of Australia being the *dumping ground* at the very end. Similar to how Aus has more than it's fair share of POTF Yaks.


Agree this seems very likely

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Re: 79bks sold in Australia ?

Postby mr_palitoy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:06 am

I got my 79 Back 2-1b a couple of years after I thought I’d finished my kenner MOC run. Hadn’t seen one before that.

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Re: 79bks sold in Australia ?

Postby Cardbackkid » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:22 am

mr_palitoy wrote:I got my 79 Back 2-1b a couple of years after I thought I’d finished my kenner MOC run. Hadn’t seen one before that.

Cheers Jason



Did you get it from Australia Jason ?

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Re: 79bks sold in Australia ?

Postby mr_palitoy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:27 pm

Cardbackkid wrote:
mr_palitoy wrote:I got my 79 Back 2-1b a couple of years after I thought I’d finished my kenner MOC run. Hadn’t seen one before that.

Cheers Jason



Did you get it from Australia Jason ?


From a rebelscum sale.

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