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Cazza
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ESB Hoth Rebel Soldier

Postby Cazza » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:28 pm

Just put this guy up for sale, but just noticed a tiny tear to the litho inside the bubble, next to his shoulder. Also noticed some pencil writing underneath the footer. If this is a reseal, it's mightily convincing- it looks for all the world like an original MOC. I guess the pencil could've happened in the factory, but maybe I'm clutching at straws. Any advice and opinions would be appreciated!

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Re: ESB Hoth Rebel Soldier

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:44 pm

Andy, I'd say it's not the news you want, I'm afraid. I picked up an ace IG-88 Trilogo from Nick at FF and it's similar in that there is the tiniest tear near the seal (outside on this one) and similar suspect seal at the bottom of the card but otherwise brilliant. I know where you're at though: it's too good to be a reseal, surely?! You have to ask yourself what other logical explanation is there for the damage under the bubble, the slightly wrong seal and the pencil marks on the footer and there isn't one.

How much is it worth as a reseal? Always a tough one. I don't know what it's worth as a MOC or how desirable it is. In my mind a reasonable reseal should be around 20% of the real deal (for Kenner and Palitoy). However, that's not an average reseal, it's almost flawless. I'd say you'd be safe up to about 50% of the full MOC value, maybe a touch more.

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Re: ESB Hoth Rebel Soldier

Postby Cazza » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:48 pm

Thanks Sy, I'm inclined to agree with you. I may well just keep it, as it looks stunning...

I had it up for £165. I remember when I bought it, the previous owner started a thread for opinions on various MOCs that he was going to sell, and everyone thought this one was fine. However, the evidence (especially the footer) wasn't quite as clear then.
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Re: ESB Hoth Rebel Soldier

Postby Cazza » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:36 am

Any ideas on value fellas? Was thinking around £80, going from Simon's recommendation.
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Re: ESB Hoth Rebel Soldier

Postby benny100 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:37 pm

I'd have thought around £75
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