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Vectis 25th September

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Vectis 25th September

Postby SublevelStudios » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:23 pm

Well, another auction and looks to be better than the last in terms of items up for sale.

For me this piece is without doubt the stand out item:

https://www.vectis.co.uk/takara-star-wars-vintage-laser-pistol-han-solo_724442?records_per_page=24&page_num=9

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Re: Vectis 25th September

Postby Bonsai_Tree_Ent » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:41 pm

Looks like a good selection of items... I have to confess I haven't seen this Vader helmet store display before - is this correctly described as vintage? Any one know this item? https://www.vectis.co.uk/star-wars-larg ... age_num=18

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Re: Vectis 25th September

Postby TK-7785 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:34 pm

Bonsai_Tree_Ent wrote:Looks like a good selection of items... I have to confess I haven't seen this Vader helmet store display before - is this correctly described as vintage? Any one know this item? https://www.vectis.co.uk/star-wars-larg ... age_num=18


Not vintage as we'd describe it. I had one of these back in the mid 90s. My Dad randomly picked it up at an engineering trade show for me. There was a company demonstrating their vacuum forming machines and had this Vader as a buck mould. Why they had it I don't know. Maybe they had been producing them for some sort of store display. Actually, come to think of it, I seem to remember these Vader heads being used as part of a store display in Toys R Us (RIP) back in the 90s, during the POTF2 era.
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Re: Vectis 25th September

Postby Pulsar » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:28 am

TK-7785 wrote:
Bonsai_Tree_Ent wrote:Looks like a good selection of items... I have to confess I haven't seen this Vader helmet store display before - is this correctly described as vintage? Any one know this item? https://www.vectis.co.uk/star-wars-larg ... age_num=18


Not vintage as we'd describe it. I had one of these back in the mid 90s. My Dad randomly picked it up at an engineering trade show for me. There was a company demonstrating their vacuum forming machines and had this Vader as a buck mould. Why they had it I don't know. Maybe they had been producing them for some sort of store display. Actually, come to think of it, I seem to remember these Vader heads being used as part of a store display in Toys R Us (RIP) back in the 90s, during the POTF2 era.


I think this could be correct regarding ToysRus although i have one too but have no recollection how i acquired it.
I've also seen a yellow version in the past.
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Re: Vectis 25th September

Postby lejackal » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:45 am

That laser pistol is amazing

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Re: Vectis 25th September

Postby theforceuk » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:52 am

POTF Anakin Skywalker. :shock: Estimate £2000 to £3000, yeah right!

Can’t wait for this. :)
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Re: Vectis 25th September

Postby SublevelStudios » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:00 am

Bonsai_Tree_Ent wrote:Looks like a good selection of items... I have to confess I haven't seen this Vader helmet store display before - is this correctly described as vintage? Any one know this item? https://www.vectis.co.uk/star-wars-larg ... age_num=18


These were around in the early 90's and not vintage in the sense they were used as an official display. I had a couple that I acquired at one of Jasons shows, think it was Cheshunt, in a trade. The chap told me the were part of a petrol brand promotion and had no reason to doubt him at the time.With no internet, there was no way of double checking stuff like this and SW collecting was still in it's infancy so new stuff was being discovered almost weekly.

However, these things started popping up all over the place, literally dozens of them at various shows all over the country. It was clear these were churned out recently. I don't know for sure if these were intended to scam or just something that were manufactured as test pieces that were never used. I've never seen them as part of an official display and have seen them in different colours, although this is the first one I've seen for a few years.

The odd thing is the size and scale of it - that Vader sculpture was massive in order to vac form at that size. Such a strange thing to pass off as original.

They're certainly an oddity.

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Re: Vectis 25th September

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:17 am

Ooh exciting... loads of great stuff... and 6 x debut Kenner 20B MOCs. Can’t see them staying below their auction estimates. Anyone know whose collection it is up for sale?

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Re: Vectis 25th September

Postby Snaketibe » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:34 am

Well this is a far better selection of vintage Star Wars than in Vectis' last auction! Some really lovely pieces here... Too bad I can't afford anything! :lol:

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Re: Vectis 25th September

Postby theforceuk » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:14 am

TheJabbaWookie wrote:Ooh exciting... loads of great stuff... and 6 x debut Kenner 20B MOCs. Can’t see them staying below their auction estimates. Anyone know whose collection it is up for sale?


I reckon they will go for £800+ each, all look very mint as well.
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Re: Vectis 25th September

Postby Bonsai_Tree_Ent » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:58 am

Thanks for the extra info on the 'vintage' Vader bust.... think i'll be giving that one a miss!

R5 Revenge proof card there for Rich and the other R5 focus collectors to battle over.

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Re: Vectis 25th September

Postby Richard_H » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:05 pm

have the revenge proof but two pieces I need to go after
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Re: Vectis 25th September

Postby Lindo » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:09 pm

lots of nice stuff, lots of stuff will be expensive too, shame I just sold everything to buy a house cause now I want to buy some of that, liking vintage sucks ass :x
Looking for POTF moc's pm me if you have any for sale

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Re: Vectis 25th September

Postby Stuart Skinner » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:32 am

That Han blaster is beautiful, someones going to add a stunner to their collection, hopefully goes to someone on here.
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Re: Vectis 25th September

Postby punk_pat » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:31 pm

Great auction

Nothing particularly thigh rubbing for me but lots and lots of good quality items there. Love all the Clippers.

Is that the DV/Chewie miscard that people were questioning whether it was a TT creation?!


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