Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by Cardbackkid » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:32 am

A truly great find ! Congrats

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by StarWarsFan » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:07 pm

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by edd_jedi » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:57 pm

Assuming you got it on eBay, now it's safely in hand would you mind humouring us with a screenshot of the listing? Feel free to obscure the seller etc if you like, just intereted to see how eagle-eyed you were!

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by olisuds » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:03 pm

It was indeed on eBay. Unfortunately the detailed listing no longer appears as it is literally 90 days since purchase. Yes unfortunately that's how long it took to ship from US to UK, send to AFA for grading and authentication and then send back to the UK again.

The inner saber was only visible in the 2nd picture but only in the top of the arm slot as it was fully retracted. The listing title and description gave no mention of telescoping saber. It literally just said "w-lightsaber".

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I can't have been the only one that spotted the saber and thought it was worth the risk as it didn't end up that cheap but it was still a bargain for a nice DT figure.

A couple of mates suggested upgrading the figure which would make sense value wise but I like having the original figure that came with the saber particularly because it scrubbed up so nicely and is part of the whole transformation. I did have doubt's how well it would turn out but I literally used a cotton bud and some warm soapy water and the dirt fell off.

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by theforceuk » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:47 pm

I would certainly keep that one, great story.
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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by TheJabbaWookie » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:36 pm

Wow good price especially given the final result. Still, like you said, it didn’t go unnoticed and I would of been sweating on that deal working out given the condition of Luke in the initial photos and the fact you couldn’t see all of the saber. You’re a brave man and fortune favours the brave. Congratulations.

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by Capetown » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:51 pm

Congratulations, Oli. Well deserved!

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by Palifan » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:52 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:Wow good price especially given the final result. Still, like you said, it didn’t go unnoticed and I would of been sweating on that deal working out given the condition of Luke in the initial photos and the fact you couldn’t see all of the saber. You’re a brave man and fortune favours the brave. Congratulations.

What was the price if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by Pomse2001 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:41 am

wow amazing find and a great job with cleaning it, I have also cleaned a lot of figures from childhood lots that I have bought and many of them can look new after you have cleaned them :D

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by olisuds » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:49 am

Palifan wrote: What was the price if you don't mind me asking?

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£309. Not great for a beaten up luke Farmboy. But not bad for a nice DT Luke.

The price was getting high when I spotted it. In fact it was kind of what alerted me to their being something interesting. I guess the risk was in the condition, whether there was any damage to the saber and authenticity. Also the current exchange rate is pretty shitty too which really didn’t help.
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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by edd_jedi » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:41 am

Still a very good price and nice clean up job :) this is one of those things like the VCJ I wish I'd bought when they were much cheaper, can't bring myself to pay today's prices for either

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by poncho » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:42 pm

Thats great. Amazing eyes :D

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by ScruffyLookingNH » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:04 pm

Excellent find. Congratulations. Also admire your decision to keep the original figure with the sabre.

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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by Plastikheld » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:22 pm

Great find and a great score - congrats!
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Re: Diamond in the rough Luke Farmboy

Post by Palifan » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:38 pm

olisuds wrote:
Palifan wrote: What was the price if you don't mind me asking?

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£309. Not great for a beaten up luke Farmboy. But not bad for a nice DT Luke.

The price was getting high when I spotted it. In fact it was kind of what alerted me to their being something interesting. I guess the risk was in the condition, whether there was any damage to the saber and authenticity. Also the current exchange rate is pretty shitty too which really didn’t help.

Thanks for the info and well worth the gamble in the end like the opened moc VCJ that's just gone up in the latest acquisitions page.

Ian

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