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Any Micro collections experts in the house?

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Any Micro collections experts in the house?

Postby Palifan » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:39 pm

Well hopefully that got you to take a look Spoons :lol:

I'm 99% sure I know the answer to this already but I thought I'd just double check anyway.

I bought this Micro Tie Fighter years ago and it was sold from an American ex-Kenner employee (so say at least), as some sort of Tie prototype. I was more than doubtful at the time but the price was ok and I needed it to complete my loose run.....well saying that I am still missing the Tie Bomber but I don't think I'll come across one of those at a price I'm happy with ever!

Here are the pictures I took today of it for those in the know to pass their eyes over just so I know for sure that there's nothing special about this Tie.

Thanks in advance for looking :D

Ian
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Re: Any Micro collections experts in the house?

Postby Palifan » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:39 pm

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Re: Any Micro collections experts in the house?

Postby spoons » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:59 pm

Ha ha - that did make me look Ian!

But it’s standard die cast rather than micro collection - did the seller say it was micro?

Either way I can’t see why it would be a prototype - the coo looks standard (but I’ll need to double check) and the fighter looks like a standard second issue with the white wing pegs.

There is a smaller bodied prototype tie but I think they all have yellow lasers - you’d need to check against another body just to make sure

Otherwise it’s possible it’s one that was used to test for wear. Any signs of deliberate scratching?

Unfortunately I suspect it’s a standard issue but one that’s in lovely condition
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Re: Any Micro collections experts in the house?

Postby Jedijut » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:31 pm

It’s a very clean V2 Die Cast Tie Fighter. Nothing stands out as prototype to me but spoons could be correct in saying it could be a quality test example. From the pictures I’d say it’s more likely just a nice example of the Version 2 Tie unfortunately as there is no paint scratch lines or pen markings to note quality testing.

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Re: Any Die Cast experts in the house?

Postby Palifan » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:57 am

Thank you for the information gents and my mistake about calling it Micro Collection (I was up since 4am with a sick child so I use that as an excuse :lol: ).

As I suspected it does seem to be a standard version but I didn't know about the scratch test and smaller body shape so that's all great to know and builds my knowledge. It's so long ago that I bought it that I can't really remember the listing for it which is a shame. I do seem to remember the seller having some other kenner items for sale but I've no idea if he really was an ex-employee or even what he did at the company if he did work there.

Thanks again and I'm still happy I have a fairly nice example of this vehicle.

ian

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Re: Any Micro collections experts in the house?

Postby spoons » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:42 am

No problem Ian

I used to own a dc carded tie from an ex-employee. That was just a regular tie and even had the pop removed - I guess they got regular stuff to bring home too
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