What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Discuss vintage Kenner and Palitoy Star Wars toys from the 1977-1985 era.
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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by Robstyley » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:46 pm

stormcab wrote:Amazed no one has figured a way to invisibly repair sliced bubbles :)
I think that could be tricky due to how thin they are. If it’s a clean cut down the side or even two or three sides a tiny bit of sellotape does the trick just to hold it in place, it’s virtually invisible. Put in a case and you wouldn’t even know. Looks better than a reseal because the seal and card are intact and original.

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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by stormcab » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:23 am

Cazza wrote:Bargains! Nice cards- gotta love that Dengar 8) Nice Vader, Carl.

Here's my large head Palitoy 12-bk Han. Had 'pen marks' on the logo and the bottom end of the bubble had come away slightly. The marks turned out to be pencil, which I just rubbed out :lol: Smidge over £200.
Yeah I remember this one. Beauty. Would have bitten your arm off for that price

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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by s1d0w » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:07 pm

$25.
Flaws, what flaws?
He needed a home...
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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by theforceuk » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:32 pm

Great thread, I'm always after items with major flaws for a knockdown price. MOCs with neatly removed pops are always a lot cheaper and I've picked a few of them up. I have to say though badly dented bubbles and cracked bubbles really put me off whatever the price.

Low graded items items seem to find me as well. I have a badly creased 31A Bossk, which is AFA 50 I think. Got it for £250 which I thought was a very good price. The bubble is mint but the card has some bad creases.
'But I was going to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters.'

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Post by lejackal » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:22 pm

That Bossk was an absolute steal!!!

These are my most recent, less than perfect acquisitions
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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by stormcab » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:41 am

s1d0w wrote:$25.
Flaws, what flaws?
He needed a home...
Think you still overpaid :lol:

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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by stormcab » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:43 am

lejackal wrote:That Bossk was an absolute steal!!!

These are my most recent, less than perfect acquisitions
Well done on the Ewok. Seen a few on foreign cards with defects going for okay price

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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by stormcab » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:45 am

lejackal wrote:That Bossk was an absolute steal!!!

These are my most recent, less than perfect acquisitions
Well done on the ewok. Regularly see them come up on foreign cards with defects.

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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by Mr-shifter » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:33 pm

Love this thread.

Here are my two faves. I have a few others as well.

First up, ESB 45 back Fett with a badly cut pop. Just £100 if I remember correctly.
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Post by theforceuk » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:35 pm

Nice Fett, especially for £100. :shock:
'But I was going to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters.'

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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by Mr-shifter » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:35 pm

And a black bespin guard revenge proof. Creased across the top and an iffy corner but at £90 (if memory serves correctly) who doesn’t love a bargain bit of pre production.
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Pbp stickered bilogo
Danish stickered bilogo
Special offer uk bilogo
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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by Mini99 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:41 pm

Mr-shifter wrote:And a black bespin guard revenge proof. Creased across the top and an iffy corner but at £90 (if memory serves correctly) who doesn’t love a bargain bit of pre production.

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:o wow, I thought that the Fett was a bargain!

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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by Robstyley » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:33 pm

Love that Fett Ben, what a steal!

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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by Cazza » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:38 pm

Fantastic items- this thread gets better and better!
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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by theforceuk » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:59 pm

Amazing proof for £90, worth thousands on Facebook I reckon.
'But I was going to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters.'

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