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WTF IS THIS?

Postby Tarkin's nosehair » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:15 am

Now call me an old cynic, but has anyone ever heard of German star wars Grader? Or......(and I could be wrong on this) has this muppet just put his own label in an acrylic case, and is trying to pull a fast one? :shock:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Star-Wars-Vi ... SwcmZa2v0y

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Re: WTF IS THIS?

Postby lejackal » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:20 am

Tarkin's nosehair wrote:has this muppet just put his own label in an acrylic case

Isn't that what they all do? :lol:

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Re: WTF IS THIS?

Postby Plastikheld » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:59 am

lejackal wrote:http://www.lichtgeschwindigkeit.de/viewtopic.php?t=10428

This is my home forum and please let me translate this for you. In one word: bullshit!
Such a company simply does not exist (anymore), the website is offline. Popped up for just a few weeks some years ago.
Might be an amateurish try from a noob to become a new "grading authority".

Anyway, grading is not my kind of collecting, might be a great option for high-end or truly rare collectibles, but not for standard stuff.
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Re: WTF IS THIS?

Postby subzero » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:23 pm

That looks fake as fuck, the grading sticker any old Joe can print out and laminate themselves, and that hologram sticker mentions nothing to do with this apparent German grading company, and it's precisely just like one of your typical generic ebay hologram stickers that anyone can buy, and all it says is 'made in Germany', nothing here was made by anybody just graded. :lol:

I'm gonna go with 'bedroom grader' here trying to add more value to these figures.
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Re: WTF IS THIS?

Postby Tarkin's nosehair » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:00 pm

I'm gonna go with 'bedroom grader' here trying to add more value to these figures.

Spot on !!

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Re: WTF IS THIS?

Postby yoda » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:56 pm

I'm trying to see how Chewie is held in place. I hope he hasn't used superglue on the feet and Fucked up another figure. I can see sellotape holding his Wookiee bowcaster in place.
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Re: WTF IS THIS?

Postby subzero » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:29 pm

yoda wrote:I'm trying to see how Chewie is held in place. I hope he hasn't used superglue on the feet and Fucked up another figure. I can see sellotape holding his Wookiee bowcaster in place.


Oh shit yeah, plus it's one of those basic display cases you can grab off ebay with the sliding back, there's no way to fix that figure in unless it's glued down.
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Re: WTF IS THIS?

Postby yoda » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:36 pm

subzero wrote:
yoda wrote:I'm trying to see how Chewie is held in place. I hope he hasn't used superglue on the feet and Fucked up another figure. I can see sellotape holding his Wookiee bowcaster in place.


Oh shit yeah, plus it's one of those basic display cases you can grab off ebay with the sliding back, there's no way to fix that figure in unless it's glued down.


I know then does that mean the leg joints could also be glued to hold him upright at the waist :roll:
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Re: WTF IS THIS?

Postby subzero » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:50 pm

yoda wrote:
subzero wrote:
yoda wrote:I'm trying to see how Chewie is held in place. I hope he hasn't used superglue on the feet and Fucked up another figure. I can see sellotape holding his Wookiee bowcaster in place.


Oh shit yeah, plus it's one of those basic display cases you can grab off ebay with the sliding back, there's no way to fix that figure in unless it's glued down.


I know then does that mean the leg joints could also be glued to hold him upright at the waist :roll:


It's possible, I suppose if the limbs are pretty tight then I can't see it moving unless it gets shaken or dropped.

Either way this grading is an awful idea. :|
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Re: WTF IS THIS?

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Re: WTF IS THIS?

Postby StarWarsFan » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:55 pm

:roll:

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Re: WTF IS THIS?

Postby yoda » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:49 pm

:? That's not good, I see he also has a few more for sale. They look like they are all cased the same way as Chewie. I think that makes it clear it's not a legitimate grading company that cased them. There's no way they would have applied anything to the actual figures that they were grading.
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Re: WTF IS THIS?

Postby lejackal » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:01 pm

AFA, UKG and now CAS are not the only graders to have existed, there are/were others so anomalies like this will appear from time to time.

If anything they’re probably a bit of a curio for a focus collector, no additional value should be assumed or inferred because of the grade (even less than normal)

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Re: WTF IS THIS?

Postby subzero » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:21 am

If the bond on those feet is permanent to hold it in place where it needs to be broken off to remove it from the case, then it's ruined plain and simple. :|

And I have a strange feeling it's this seller who's putting these together at home and pretending they've been graded by a company.
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