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Vinyl Cape Jawa

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:58 pm
by MTW
Hi,

Complete newbie to vintage collecting / selling so I'm hoping someone can help me - there's so much variation on ebay its almost impossible to gauge the right ballpark value.

I have a vintage vinyl cape Jawa from childhood which I'll be selling as soon when it comes back from UK Graders and was wondering what people's thoughts were on price? Sadly it doesn't come with the weapon.

Pics attached

Thanks for any input!
Mark

Re: Vinyl Cape Jawa

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:39 pm
by SublevelStudios
Welcome :)

It'll be hard to give you an accurate price until we know what grade it receives. Whilst the cape looks legit not sure the figure is the right one, do you have a pic of the COO (Country of origin) on the back of the leg?

It might have been worth forking out an extra £20 to get a genuine gun to get it graded with although not sure if that will affect the grade anyway but nice to have in the case.

It'll be over £1000 either way so a decent return on your initial investment :)

Re: Vinyl Cape Jawa

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:17 pm
by Richard_H
Not so certain with the damage myself. I'd say £750-800 ball park. I can't see this grading well.

Re: Vinyl Cape Jawa

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:20 pm
by MTW
Thanks for your quick response. I don't have the COO details but have emailed UKgraders to ask before they put it in the box. Its definitely an original figure -its been in the loft for 30+ years. I'll update further info when I get it.

Re: Vinyl Cape Jawa

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:42 pm
by lejackal
Will it grade at all without the weapon?

Re: Vinyl Cape Jawa

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:45 pm
by Stubbs
lejackal wrote:Will it grade at all without the weapon?



I don't think it will.

Re: Vinyl Cape Jawa

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:50 pm
by MTW
That doesn't sound good....

Re: Vinyl Cape Jawa

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:02 pm
by Tarkin's nosehair
Hi Mark. The cloak looks good but the figure is wrong. Should have the "cutlet" thumbs and larger eyes. Mould family 1. Check out Wolff's guide here: https://swspaceclub.com/wbobafett/coo-g ... nh/jawa/#a The coo should be 1a for a European released VCJ and 1b I believe for US releases. But I may be wrong on that. Be very careful in removing the cloak if you decide to put it on the correct figure as it can be brittle and split easily. Soak it first in some warm water and pinch the arms together while at 90 degrees behind the figure to remove and replace the cloak. 90% of the value of this figure is in the cloak and split arm holes will grade much lower. While in the warm water add a little dishsoap and a gentle rub with a toothbrush should remove any marks too. I'm not a fan of grading, but in the case of this figure I'd make the exception. best of luck with it :D

Re: Vinyl Cape Jawa

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:18 pm
by MTW
That's so bizzare, as far as I remember I bought it new - Thanks for the info, I'll look into this some more then.

Re: Vinyl Cape Jawa

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:22 pm
by StarWarsFan
MTW wrote:Hi,

Complete newbie to vintage collecting / selling so I'm hoping someone can help me - there's so much variation on ebay its almost impossible to gauge the right ballpark value.

I have a vintage vinyl cape Jawa from childhood which I'll be selling as soon when it comes back from UK Graders and was wondering what people's thoughts were on price? Sadly it doesn't come with the weapon.

Pics attached

Thanks for any input!
Mark


Great figure Mark.

Re: Vinyl Cape Jawa

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:20 pm
by Robstyley
Mate you should have checked this all out before sending it to the graders. It will prob affect the price you'll get if it's the wrong figure and doesn't have a (correct) blaster. As the other guys mentioned they may not grade it at all and collectors may not want it. I wouldn't buy it for that sort of money, not because of the grade but because it's not right, it's not all there. Personally I'd get it back if you can before grading. Take Tarkins advice, clean the cape up. Pair it with the right figure and blaster and then send it back in if you want to :wink:

Re: Vinyl Cape Jawa

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:23 pm
by Robstyley
Great figure though, you're lucky to have it!

Re: Vinyl Cape Jawa

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:38 pm
by ChallengerFox
What is the correct figure and blaster the vinyl cape figure should have ? Any side by side pics of a vinyl cape figure next to a regular one ? Thanks.