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POTF II Tansition Tray figures - Short Sabre Long tray

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POTF II Tansition Tray figures - Short Sabre Long tray

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:32 am

I remember these coming out and picking up one of each without too much drama, back in the 90s anyway. Think they cost a quid or two more and that was it.

I'm pretty sure I had a Ben, Luke FB and Vader all with these transition trays: for those who don't know they appeared between the first issue long sabres in the long sabre trays used to hold the figures and weapons in the bubble and the change to the short sabres in trays specifically designed for them. There was a brief period where the new issue short sabres appeared in the trays designed for the long sabres. It's that dull a variation.

Anyway, can anyone confirm which figures have been sighted with these transition trays and also their relative rarity to each other?

Reason I ask is that I've seen a few asking £150+ for Luke, never seen a Ben for sale but have just picked up a Vader for a whopping £14 which is at the end of the scale I'm comfortable at :D

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Postby Carl Waterworth » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:53 am

I think i have a transition try Luke! I knew they comanded a premium price, never thought that much! I think i have a long sabred Vader and Ben too.

Never seen a transition tray Vader or Ben, but dont follow modern that closely.
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Postby Cardbackkid » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:36 am

Ben is the hardest to find then luke farmboy and the rest are not to hard to find ( luke Dagobah , luke xwing pilot , Darth Vader ) you can pick them up between £15-£25
I have a couple of Vaders if anyone's looking for one :)

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Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:38 pm

Thanks guys. So Ben is the bugger, is he? I certainly won't be paying three figures or anything even approaching that for any of them :lol: I'm quite confident I'll end up buying a few collections and end up with them that way.

It's fun this modern collecting. Nice to be talking about single or double digit purchases instead of three figures. I've got. A few first shots and proofs but even they didn't cost much. Well, the Taun-Taun and Luke was a Few quid but he was just to cool to ignore :D I look forward to continuing my small collection.

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Postby Carl Waterworth » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:59 pm

I have a flashback Anakin first shot, i love the vibrant colours, always intend to get more, but never got round to it.
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Postby Mini99 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:23 pm

Yes, I remember these, if my memory serves me right, I had everyone with the original long sabre, short sabre long tray, and then the short sabre short tray.
Picked these up in my local department store in the day, £5.95 I think.
Sold all mine at auction with everything else in 2012, didn't get much for them from memery.
There is something about the early POTF 2 figures that I have started to admire again, but must stay focused this time...only vintage :roll:
As others have said, most can be picked up for between £10 - £25, infact I was looking at some that have only just been listed on Ebay this evening.
Good luck in finding all the varients, it is nice to pick MOCs up for that money, almost feels like the old days of the 80s or early 90s when most figures where that price...

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Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:11 am

Mini99 wrote:Yes, I remember these, if my memory serves me right, I had everyone with the original long sabre, short sabre long tray, and then the short sabre short tray.
Picked these up in my local department store in the day, £5.95 I think.
Sold all mine at auction with everything else in 2012, didn't get much for them from memery.
There is something about the early POTF 2 figures that I have started to admire again, but must stay focused this time...only vintage :roll:
As others have said, most can be picked up for between £10 - £25, infact I was looking at some that have only just been listed on Ebay this evening.
Good luck in finding all the varients, it is nice to pick MOCs up for that money, almost feels like the old days of the 80s or early 90s when most figures where that price...


:lol: Good luck with staying focussed! I started collecting vintage again a couple of years ago and not caring for the modern. Didn't take long and many shows before I started thinking about collecting just the Freeze Frame figures. Then the Red carded, then GiGi/foreign and now these variants. It's annoyingly contagious!

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Postby Nita Nitro » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:31 am

I never had any transition trays, but do recall that Ben was short-packed originally, so it stands to reason that he will be the harder one to find, and that he likely became more readily available after the transition, with the short saber, short tray. :D
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Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:51 am

Nita Nitro wrote:I never had any transition trays, but do recall that Ben was short-packed originally, so it stands to reason that he will be the harder one to find, and that he likely became more readily available after the transition, with the short saber, short tray. :D


Good memory! All I can remember is that the monkey faced Leia was short packed and a bugger to find. I don't remember Ben being in short supply :)

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Postby Mini99 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:57 pm

ScruffyLookingNH wrote:
Mini99 wrote:Yes, I remember these, if my memory serves me right, I had everyone with the original long sabre, short sabre long tray, and then the short sabre short tray.
Picked these up in my local department store in the day, £5.95 I think.
Sold all mine at auction with everything else in 2012, didn't get much for them from memery.
There is something about the early POTF 2 figures that I have started to admire again, but must stay focused this time...only vintage :roll:
As others have said, most can be picked up for between £10 - £25, infact I was looking at some that have only just been listed on Ebay this evening.
Good luck in finding all the varients, it is nice to pick MOCs up for that money, almost feels like the old days of the 80s or early 90s when most figures where that price...


:lol: Good luck with staying focussed! I started collecting vintage again a couple of years ago and not caring for the modern. Didn't take long and many shows before I started thinking about collecting just the Freeze Frame figures. Then the Red carded, then GiGi/foreign and now these variants. It's annoyingly contagious!



Yes, totally agree, not only is it "annoyingly contagious" its expensive.
I have restarted collecting again after many years away, my wife only agreed with this as long as I "stayed focused", fat chance. :lol:
Must go and have another look at those POTF 2 on ebay again. :roll:

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Postby Nita Nitro » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:55 pm

ScruffyLookingNH wrote:
Nita Nitro wrote:I never had any transition trays, but do recall that Ben was short-packed originally, so it stands to reason that he will be the harder one to find, and that he likely became more readily available after the transition, with the short saber, short tray. :D


Good memory! All I can remember is that the monkey faced Leia was short packed and a bugger to find. I don't remember Ben being in short supply :)


Ha ha, yeah, the monkey face and the weird stance Leia... took me ages to get one, back in the day :lol: I was just happy to have Star Wars figures back on the shelves, so got over some of the aesthetic issues quite quickly 8)
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Postby _Lee_ » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:51 pm

Ben S/S long tray has gone for $2500 upwards in the past. Yes, people really pay it :D
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Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:15 pm

_Lee_ wrote:Ben S/S long tray has gone for $2500 upwards in the past. Yes, people really pay it :D


For real?? Maybe I didn't have one then. I doubt I would have had something that rare because $2.5k for modern is.....extraordinary. Is bad enough for vintage!

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Postby Mini99 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:04 pm

Yeah maybe I didn't have one either, the old memory, making things up again :roll:

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Postby _Lee_ » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:37 pm

Its bizarre to say the least. This is and old RS thread about it:

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&sourc ... lqReszTZ9A
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