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Bubble Question...

Postby Darth Bobby » Fri May 11, 2018 6:40 pm

I've not had a lot of spare cash recently but I've been doing quite a bit of window shopping. I watched the live stream of the Gildings toy auction. There were quite a few MOCs up for auction. There were a few Darth Vaders up for grabs, all had the same bubble. Can someone explain to me why the bubbles are so high? I'm thinking they are Trilogo bubbles but why are they placed above the Lucasfilm line and so high against the inner racetrack? Would the bubbles not have been put on by a machine and so all in the same, lower position?

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https://www.gildings.co.uk/view_catalog ... e-jedi-17/
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Re: Bubble Question...

Postby Robstyley » Fri May 11, 2018 7:23 pm

I don’t think it’s trilogo, those bubbles are wider. I think this is a tall Palitoy bubble found on Vader and Chewy 65 backs, and maybe IG-88 too? Probably made just for the tall figures.

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Re: Bubble Question...

Postby Robstyley » Fri May 11, 2018 7:24 pm

I’ve got a Vader and Chewy with this bubble. As for the bubble positioning it must just be the way the sealing machine was set up for this run/bubble.

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Re: Bubble Question...

Postby Darth Bobby » Fri May 11, 2018 8:03 pm

There was 3 chewbacca MOCs in the auction with the same bubble so you must be right. Thanks.
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Re: Bubble Question...

Postby Darth Bobby » Fri May 11, 2018 8:06 pm

Plus I think Jason’s card back guide said it was 65 back. Thank you.

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Re: Bubble Question...

Postby Robstyley » Sat May 12, 2018 7:55 am

No worries, happy to chime in :)

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Re: Bubble Question...

Postby tigerham » Sat May 12, 2018 10:41 am

Darth Bobby wrote:Plus I think Jason’s card back guide said it was 65 back. Thank you.


Are you sure they are not Toy Toni MOC's? I saw this Chewy on eBay (advertised as a Toy Toni) with the same tall bubble and positioning...

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Re: Bubble Question...

Postby TK-7785 » Sat May 12, 2018 3:03 pm

They aren't Toy Tonis. They came from a recent ex-shop stock find I believe.

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Re: Bubble Question...

Postby Robstyley » Sat May 12, 2018 4:24 pm

There are Toni ones and genuine factory sealed ones of these. It's a legit cardback and bubble combo that Palitoy released and one that Toni made apparently.

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Re: Bubble Question...

Postby edd_jedi » Sat May 12, 2018 5:01 pm

These bubbles are difficult to verify as Toni has definitely sold Chewies like this. As far as I am aware he did not have Vader cards so they should all be OK. The Chewbacca's are a matter of opinion unfortunately, as above there are definitely legit ones out there too.

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Re: Bubble Question...

Postby Darth Bobby » Sat May 12, 2018 6:06 pm

Thanks Edd, I highlighted the Vader card as I saw on the matrix Toni didn’t have Vader cards. I’ve heard that before about the Chewwies I think. Very interesting.

This was my favourite lot, the auctioneer was a bit perplexed!!!:
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Re: Bubble Question...

Postby Mini99 » Sat May 12, 2018 6:10 pm

I can understand his disbelief, £140 is a lot for an empty box if your not into empty Star Wars shipping containers!

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Re: Bubble Question...

Postby Darth Bobby » Sat May 12, 2018 7:35 pm

Mini99 wrote:I can understand his disbelief, £140 is a lot for an empty box if your not into empty Star Wars shipping containers!


Half way through the auction he said ”They do know it’s empty don’t they?” :lol:

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Re: Bubble Question...

Postby tigerham » Sat May 12, 2018 7:49 pm

Darth Bobby wrote:Thanks Edd, I highlighted the Vader card as I saw on the matrix Toni didn’t have Vader cards. I’ve heard that before about the Chewwies I think. Very interesting.


Ah yes, sorry I didn't check the matrix.


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