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1995 Obi Wan sealed Kenner Power of Force Green background information

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1995 Obi Wan sealed Kenner Power of Force Green background information

Postby Jack_Burton » Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:51 am

Hi there,

Just joined and first time posting so hope I'm in the right place, I've got the Obi Wan Kenobi Power of the Force figurine, sealed unbroken - I've searched for it online and keep on seeing the box with the red background, not the green - also the back has a fair amount of Japanese writing on it - just wondered if anyone has any information regarding it, ie. Is this an import from Japan (I believe I bought it from a local independent toy shop down the road in good Ol England), or is this green background actually more common for Obi Wan (makes sense that it'd be green)

Any information much appreciated, thank you.
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Re: 1995 Obi Wan sealed Kenner Power of Force Green background information

Postby Ian_C » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:13 am

This is a Japanese import, correct.

As for the green vs red backgrounds, in 1995 Obi-Wan was among the first wave of POTF2 figures, all of which were released on red cardbacks.

Towards the end of 1996/beginning of 1997, they switched to a green cardback. Obi-Wan was one of those re-released here, and this is what you have.

In 1998, they switched again to a green cardback that was modified to hold a "freeze frame" slide, with a portion of the back cut away in order to see the slide if held up to light. Obi-Wan was also re-released on this cardback.

However, none of worth very much today. If you got a tenner, you'd be lucky, as most sell for about half that.

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Re: 1995 Obi Wan sealed Kenner Power of Force Green background information

Postby Jack_Burton » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:09 pm

Thankyou Ian, that was really helpful, much appreciated! All the Best,
Jack.


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