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by Hod10
Sat May 04, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: RIP Peter Mayhew!
Replies: 26
Views: 463

Re: RIP Peter Mayhew!

BruceW wrote:Image

RIP, Peter.


What a photo that is.
by Hod10
Sat May 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Boushh Cardback Art
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Boushh Card Back Art

Same here, I hadn't really stopped to think about it until fairly recently and couldn't quite work it out. The figure itself appears to be loosely based on conceptual art for ROTJ and so it would be unusual to make the final packaging art reflect that too, but appears they probably did.
by Hod10
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Boushh Cardback Art
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Boushh Card Back Art

Yep, I've done a quick merge attached here. If it was airbrush (kinda working with/over the still), among other things the brief to the artist could of been to also make the image replicate the actual figure more... which would be a bit odd but nice.
by Hod10
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Boushh Cardback Art
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Boushh Card Back Art

Thanks mate. I didn’t know the technique was air brush. I see the modern vintage line card uses that original palace still it was worked on then (untouched but digitally enhanced). I guess it’s quite nice that it was rendered, a sign of the times.
by Hod10
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Boushh Cardback Art
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Boushh Cardback Art

Hi there, Just wondered if anyone might know why the card-back art for Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise appears to be an illustration / hand rendered art? I can’t find any information on this and curious... Why would kenner use an illustrator instead of a film still for this particular figure? Was i...
by Hod10
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)

Excessive heat very likely but at what stage I’m not so sure. They could of very easily left factories with these defects. Lights from displays maybe might explain the graded ones?! It just seems especially common across the top of the bubbles in particular. Another interesting one here... http://ww...
by Hod10
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Darth Vader toyshop visits
Replies: 17
Views: 1629

Re: Darth Vader toyshop visits

I found this on YouTube a while back, a stills vid. Doesn’t answer the question about the Vader signature itself but gives a little more insight into that time possibly... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77CYLmzL9R0
by Hod10
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)

Quite similar to a post from 2014... viewtopic.php?t=20133

Add a 75 grade to that.
by Hod10
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)

Yep, could be. I would of thought that dents and dings aside, bubbles could of easily left factories for stores with other defects. Hard to find evidence of this as it’s hard to prove I guess. A bubble grade of 75 suggests it hasn’t been deemed to be tampered with was my thinking. If it’s a factory...
by Hod10
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)

Yep, could be. I would of thought that dents and dings aside, bubbles could of easily left factories for stores with other defects. Hard to find evidence of this as it’s hard to prove I guess. A bubble grade of 75 suggests it hasn’t been deemed to be tampered with was my thinking. If it’s a factory ...
by Hod10
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Deformed Bubbles Observations (65 backs and earlier)

Hi there, I just wondered if anyone has advice or insight as to what sometimes appears to be slightly melted or deformed bubbles on figures heat sealed with the waffle pattern. Was there scope in the factories during the vacuum in the making of bubbles or during the heat sealing process itself for b...
by Hod10
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Dumb Question - Palitoy vs Kenner
Replies: 25
Views: 2820

Re: Dumb Question - Palitoy vs Kenner

I get a buzz from both, I get the most nostalgia from the Palitoy logoless cards and I’m not sure why exactly (more of them in my hands at the time probably). I have some vague memory of the Palitoy logo being on some, maybe. I had R2-D2 with sensorscope and C-3PO with fixed limbs bought me at the s...
by Hod10
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Earliest Vintage SW Memories
Replies: 31
Views: 2356

Re: Earliest Vintage SW Memories

My very first memory of anything Star Wars was when I was aged 3... a neighbour who was a few years older was playing with a Stormtrooper or Stormtroopers in his sand pit/box. Vague memory but I remember they stood out from Weebles or Playmobil or whatever, very unique I remember thinking. Striking!...
by Hod10
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Yellowing bubbles - observations
Replies: 34
Views: 4983

Re: Yellowing bubbles - observations

I used to have some Episode 1 and Episode 2 figures stored away all together. Bought in 1999/2000 and 2002. 15 figures maybe and at some point I packed them all together and stored them in darkness. When I opened the box after 5-10 years or so all were as normal bar one, Boss Nass... dark yellow (ca...
by Hod10
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: ESB Palitoy / PBP Bossk Figure
Replies: 34
Views: 2790

Re: ESB Palitoy / PBP Bossk Figure

aussiejames wrote:Fat lips Bossk (no CoO) is a 'mould family' all to itself (similar to PBP Biker Scout & Disco boots Death Squad Commander) IMO it is a Spanish produced figure.


Cheers for that, appreciate the help.

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