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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Snaketibe » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:58 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
poncho wrote:
chipsteak wrote:I eyed up every Sand People on eBay for months looking for an unadvertised one*. The first unadvertised one I saw went for big bucks as if it were expertly listed. Doh. The second one I saw was a bit of a beater and very poorly photographed. Luckily, I got that one.

The Sand People is one of my favourite figures and I have a vague memory of the hollow ones turning up circa 84-ish but I'm aware of 'False Star Wars Memory Syndrome'. I've never seen a carded example as a collector. Does anyone know what cardbacks they appeared on?

*I've got time on my hands. :D

hollow cheeks were released on jedi cards only


any idea what rotj card it was sold on ? I have never found a hollow cheeks in a danish childhood lot and most of the figures that was sold in denmark was rotj tri-logo, palitoy and kenner.

I didn't know the answer, but was curious, so I've just had a quick look on Google images and can see Kenner Jedi carded [Tusken Raider (Sand People)] and Meccano Tri-logo carded examples. Sadly, I couldn't see the backs of the cards, but hopefully someone here will have more knowledge than me and provide that info :-)

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:27 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
poncho wrote:hollow cheeks were released on jedi cards only


any idea what rotj card it was sold on ? I have never found a hollow cheeks in a danish childhood lot and most of the figures that was sold in denmark was rotj tri-logo, palitoy and kenner.

I didn't know the answer, but was curious, so I've just had a quick look on Google images and can see Kenner Jedi carded [Tusken Raider (Sand People)] and Meccano Tri-logo carded examples. Sadly, I couldn't see the backs of the cards, but hopefully someone here will have more knowledge than me and provide that info :-)


It could be cool to know that, thanks :D

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:33 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
poncho wrote:hollow cheeks were released on jedi cards only


any idea what rotj card it was sold on ? I have never found a hollow cheeks in a danish childhood lot and most of the figures that was sold in denmark was rotj tri-logo, palitoy and kenner.

I didn't know the answer, but was curious, so I've just had a quick look on Google images and can see Kenner Jedi carded [Tusken Raider (Sand People)] and Meccano Tri-logo carded examples. Sadly, I couldn't see the backs of the cards, but hopefully someone here will have more knowledge than me and provide that info :-)


I just found this link Kenner 65 back, not a cardback that I have found in denmark. So if it maybe was only sold on the 65 cardback then it could be why I have not found one in denmark yet :? The one I have was bought in usa many years ago.

See link http://vintagestarwars.net/star-wars-vi ... unpunched/

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Twin30mm » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:42 pm

Great info regarding the cardback history.

As a side note, in Snaketibes' photo, the Hollow Tubes has a noticeably darker Gaffi Stick.
Is this weapon variation peculiar to the Hollow Tubes or just random?

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Snaketibe » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:39 pm

Twin30mm wrote:Great info regarding the cardback history.

As a side note, in Snaketibes' photo, the Hollow Tubes has a noticeably darker Gaffi Stick.
Is this weapon variation peculiar to the Hollow Tubes or just random?

Jon

The dark brown Gaffi stick is the one which came with the figure when I bought it loose many years ago. The stick is definitely not repro, but as with any loose figure you haven't owned from new, I'm afraid I cannot say whether that is the same weapon which was packed in with that particular figure on its card. I'd like to know the answer to your question myself, as wherever possible I like to display figures with their correct weapons, and if the dark brown one is wrong for the hollow tubes, I'll change it. hopefully a well-informed Forum member can help :-)

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:12 pm

And it doesn't stop! Rebelscum have drawn attention to this auction (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Star-W ... 2850539256), asking whether the hollow tubes Tusken Raider for sale there is fake or not:

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Well, it certainly is fake; the horns are pointing at the wrong angle, they lack the extra piece of plastic at the base of the 2nd one in from the left, the ends of the 'hollow' tubes are rough and not clean, and also the one on the right is coming out of the side of the tube! It's also the wrong shade of brown, as it should be much darker brown and not a reddish brown.

It's clear that there are still some collectors out there that are not sure how to spot a fake hollow tubes Tusken Raider / Sand People, and therefore risk getting conned by scamming scumbags. So as a public service announcement, please can I warn everyone about fakes like this one, and urge anyone uncertain of how to spot a fake to familiarise themselves with what a real one looks like, as shown in the 5th post down on page 1 of this thread.

Thanks.

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Robstyley » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:50 pm

Here’s mine. 65 back, very dark brown bandolier and gloves. The gaffi stick looks normal, the same colour as my loose examples.

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Re: Hollow Tubes Sand Person

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:12 pm

Robstyley wrote:Here’s mine. 65 back, very dark brown bandolier and gloves. The gaffi stick looks normal, the same colour as my loose examples.

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What a beautiful MOC!


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