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Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

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Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby olisuds » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:59 pm

I picked up this a few months back. No mention of anything special in the title or description but noticed something in the picture from the rear!!!

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Anyway, it turned up a few weeks later and it scrubbed up really nicely with the help of some soap and water.

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I sent it in for grading and authentication and was pretty pleased with the way it turned out with the saber displayed fully extended. The saber really is beautifully straight and if it wasn't for the small rub on the left foot it would have got an 85.

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Whilst I've been lucky to find some really nice rare items in the past that went unnoticed, the transformation of condition made this pretty special for me. This Luke was definitely a diamond in the rough! :D

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby starwars00 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:04 pm

That’s awesome mate!

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby theforceuk » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:32 pm

Wow! That's amazing and great work. :shock:
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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:57 pm

Congratulations on a terrific find and a wonderful figure :-)

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby Michael Sith » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:15 pm

Brilliant, congratulations, fantastic work and find looks superb bud 8)
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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby lejackal » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:16 pm

Fuck a duck that’s a good find :shock:

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby Mini99 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:23 pm

olisuds wrote:I picked up this a few months back. No mention of anything special in the title or description but noticed something in the picture from the rear!!!

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Anyway, it turned up a few weeks later and it scrubbed up really nicely with the help of some soap and water.

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I sent it in for grading and authentication and was pretty pleased with the way it turned out with the saber displayed fully extended. The saber really is beautifully straight and if it wasn't for the small rub on the left foot it would have got an 85.

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Whilst I've been lucky to find some really nice rare items in the past that went unnoticed, the transformation of condition made this pretty special for me. This Luke was definitely a diamond in the rough! :D


Many congratulations.
Was this off eBay?

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby Twin30mm » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:44 pm

Love it. This is what it's all about.
Stunning find. Congrats :D

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:14 pm

Amazeballs :o

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby TK-7785 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:58 pm

Nicely done!
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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby Palifan » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:08 pm

Well that's an amazing find! :shock:

Just shows it pays to look closely at the pictures sometimes. :D

Nice one,

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby AndyPreston » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:28 pm

That’s a fantastic find, congratulations! Rare to see an inner sabre as straight as that. Great spot!
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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby edd_jedi » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:09 pm

Incredible! Love it when a gamble pays off.

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby welshwookie » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:11 pm

Well done !
You must be so pleased, he could have so easily been thrown in the bin.

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Postby Cazza » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:13 am

Absolutely brilliant! That saber is in stunning condition, considering how mucky the figure was!
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