Crystal clear Palitoy DS canopy, real or repro??

Stubbs

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I saw this I have never seen one so crystal clear it does like like a modern repro to me and £400 He does give a bit of an unsure disclosure that also sets alarm bells off.
 

palitoyjunky

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I too have never seen an original crystal clear! If somehow guaranteed 100% authentic he could poss get an outlandish price for it, but I’m thinking repro all the way!
 

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Wow is that what they're supposed to look like, even in the 90s they always looked like a beer bottle :LOL:
 

Palifan

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Oh and the edges on the ebay one doesn't look right to me, especially when you look at the ones I posted.

Ian
 

palitoyjunky

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Thanks for the share Ian. Yeh a genuine example would have a tinge to it at best. My mate too had a lovely example that had sat in storage for over 30 years and his canopy was like your best example-slight tinge.
 

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Thanks for the share Ian. Yeh a genuine example would have a tinge to it at best. My mate too had a lovely example that had sat in storage for over 30 years and his canopy was like your best example-slight tinge.
Good to know that your friend had one as well as did wonder about it for a while but can see no sign that it's a repro. Also I bought it on here years ago from a forum member so that keeps my faith in this forum at 100% (if you're an ass then you won't last long on here with the great members that there are!).

Now the question is do I try to get £400 for it lol!

Ian
 

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It hasn't even got those circular marking at the bottom of the large circle.
Mine's quite discoloured too, can they been cleaned using for instance baking soda?
 

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It hasn't even got those circular marking at the bottom of the large circle.
Mine's quite discoloured too, can they been cleaned using for instance baking soda?
I'm not sure you can really do anything to reverse the yellowing with these and it does look like they will all go this way 🙁

Ian
 

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I'm not sure I'd want to risk trying to reverse the yellowing on a Palitoy Death Star canopy! The things are so damned expensive and flimsy, I'd be loathe to try any chemicals on mine! It's discoloured, and that's the way it can stay ;)
 

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