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Han solo variations

Postby Supersaint » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:22 pm

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I'm selling my son's vintage star wars collection and as I am no expert I normally value the figures according to what they sell on eBay. What I can't understand is the fact that a Han Solo Hoth figure recently sold for £58 yet when I put an identical figure on sale for £30 there was no interest shown what so ever. So what I want to know from you experts is what makes the difference to the value. As far as I was concerned both figures were vintage eighties tri logo and wearing identical blue ski jackets any help would be appreciated
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Re: Han solo variations

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:38 pm

It’s likely that it was either a PBP (Spanish) figure which are rarer and can command values of around that price, or a Molded legs variant which is also sought after. Typically Han Hoth sells for £12 - £18 depending on condition. It would be unusual for it to sell for £30 unless minty card fresh.

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Re: Han solo variations

Postby Supersaint » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:03 pm

Thank you for clarifying so well
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Re: Han solo variations

Postby Snaketibe » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:05 pm

If you post a link to the auction that sold for £58 and your one which didn't at £30, we may be able to give you a definitive answer. Jay (TheJabbaWookie) is right in that the £58 Han Hoth could well have been a more sought-after variant which at a casual glance appears the same as yours, but may well not be. Or it may just be that the seller of the £58 one was simply very lucky!
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Re: Han solo variations

Postby Snaketibe » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:11 pm

Was it this one (which sold for £56, but which with postage came to £58.99)?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PBP-Tri-logo ... 2882382490

If so, it's exactly as Jay suggested; a rarer PBP variant :-)

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Re: Han solo variations

Postby edd_jedi » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:14 pm

With all due respect it would be worth your while to put photos up in the valuation forum, as people here will be able to tell you if you have any rare variants. As you can see in this example it can make a massive difference to the price.


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