made in china...

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made in china...

Post by mr_palitoy » Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:44 pm

Now we all know that star wars figures were made in china. The question is, were any marketed and sold there back in the day? I'm off there on Saturday for 2 weeks. What, if anything, should I be on the look out for amongst the bric-a-brac and tat for sale in Bejing and Shanghai?

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Post by sith-smith » Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:45 pm

They were released in Japan, but limited numbers.

Was Star wars popular in China?
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Post by spoons » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:26 pm

I doubt red China would have sold western film merchandise in the 80s

there might have been bootlegs I suppose :?:

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Post by sith-smith » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:28 pm

Maybe some were sneaked out of the factory?
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Post by inzaman » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:41 pm

There are vintage with China COO's though :?:

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Post by spoons » Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:15 pm

inzaman wrote:There are vintage with China COO's though :?:
just means they were made in a factory, not sold to the people

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Post by AndyG » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:21 pm

A lot of stuff marked made in China is actually made in Taiwan.

China still disputes that Taiwan is part of China and not a breakaway country, so this would explain the made in China. Taiwan is also known as the Republic of China.

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Post by mr_palitoy » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:03 pm

Well, I just got back from China. Couldn't post while I was over there as http://www.6spot.com is one of the websites on the Chinese governments "naughty step".

This was the extent of the "vintage", a rather tatty star wars belt:-

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I also got this rather excellent Chairman Mao watch with waving hand:-

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Post by inzaman » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:17 pm

Jase, that watch is something else 8) :lol:

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Post by jabbawokkie » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:33 pm

mr_palitoy wrote:Well, I just got back from China. Couldn't post while I was over there as http://www.6spot.com is one of the websites on the Chinese governments "naughty step".

This was the extent of the "vintage", a rather tatty star wars belt:-

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I also got this rather excellent Chairman Mao watch with waving hand:-

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Jase

:lol:

jase after seeing your picture ,have you bought the belt for someone else :lol: :lol: :wink:

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Post by weasel » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:47 pm

Aye, what is China like?
Like Jabba somewhere I wouldn't fancy going (but more cos I'm about as far from a communist as it's possible to be) but it looks like it's one of those places that would give you one hell of a culture shock.
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Post by spoons » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:38 pm

it must be worth going to if they sell items like that 8)

next time you go Jase I want a belt and watch too, they are superb :D

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Post by TWOFOOT » Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:45 pm

I think that watch is awesome!! 8)
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Post by edd_jedi » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:28 pm

mr_palitoy wrote:Couldn't post while I was over there as http://www.6spot.com is one of the websites on the Chinese governments "naughty step".
Excellent! :lol: i wonder why on earth that is?!

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Post by Bollux » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:03 pm

I am going to hong kong and singapore in july, will let you know what i find!

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