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.
User avatar
poncho
Grand Master
Grand Master
Posts: 5154
Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:16 pm
Location: North Wales

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

Post by poncho » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:26 am

Figure is nice and white and still sealed i think i paid £70ish
Attachments
15707031058094079524454832175779.jpg
15707031058094079524454832175779.jpg (192.78 KiB) Viewed 366 times

User avatar
peekaygee73
Jedi Knight
Jedi Knight
Posts: 899
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:56 pm

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

Post by peekaygee73 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:50 pm

Some cracking bargains on this thread! :o

This Yoda 32-back was £45 posted about 2 years ago. Still fully sealed & unpunched, it flattened out nicely and looks great in acrylic! 8)
yoda-ccp.jpg
yoda-ccp.jpg (140.28 KiB) Viewed 357 times

User avatar
chipsteak
SWFUK Supporter
SWFUK Supporter
Posts: 883
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:27 am

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

Post by chipsteak » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:27 pm

Great finds. The Menzies sticker on Dengar puts a hat on it!

Two things of mine spring to mind. Firstly, a Stormtrooper that was described simply as 'opened' and I figured I would try and reseal it. The poor description must have put people off as it went for only 19 quid. It turned that opened actually meant a 1 cm crack in the top corner of the bubbleImage

And one of my favourite pieces, listed as 'Star Wars poster', I got this for four quid.

Image

I keep meaning to place blue paper behind the pin damage but it is what it is.

User avatar
Plastikheld
Jedi Trainee
Jedi Trainee
Posts: 384
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:45 pm

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

Post by Plastikheld » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:25 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.
Wow, that is by far one of the greatest bargains I've ever seen. Also love the Fett ... great price for a great piece.
http://www.condition10.de | Diary of a Star Wars Action-Figure Collector | Follow me on Image

stormcab
Jedi Master
Jedi Master
Posts: 1647
Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:08 pm

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

Post by stormcab » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:25 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.
That proof has to be the winner surely? What are they worth in say C9 condition? I don't know anything about proofs

stormcab
Jedi Master
Jedi Master
Posts: 1647
Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:08 pm

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

Post by stormcab » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:27 pm

chipsteak wrote:Great finds. The Menzies sticker on Dengar puts a hat on it!

Two things of mine spring to mind. Firstly, a Stormtrooper that was described simply as 'opened' and I figured I would try and reseal it. The poor description must have put people off as it went for only 19 quid. It turned that opened actually meant a 1 cm crack in the top corner of the bubble

And one of my favourite pieces, listed as 'Star Wars poster', I got this for four quid.

I keep meaning to place blue paper behind the pin damage but it is what it is.
haha what a touch they got the description wrong. What's the significance of the Menzies sticker

User avatar
lejackal
Grand Master
Grand Master
Posts: 5662
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:34 am

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

Post by lejackal » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:29 pm

stormcab wrote:
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.
That proof has to be the winner surely? What are they worth in say C9 condition? I don't know anything about proofs
About £600-1000, more for big hitters like Luke/Fett/Vader etc

User avatar
chipsteak
SWFUK Supporter
SWFUK Supporter
Posts: 883
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:27 am

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

Post by chipsteak » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:59 pm

stormcab wrote:
chipsteak wrote:Great finds. The Menzies sticker on Dengar puts a hat on it!

Two things of mine spring to mind. Firstly, a Stormtrooper that was described simply as 'opened' and I figured I would try and reseal it. The poor description must have put people off as it went for only 19 quid. It turned that opened actually meant a 1 cm crack in the top corner of the bubble

And one of my favourite pieces, listed as 'Star Wars poster', I got this for four quid.

I keep meaning to place blue paper behind the pin damage but it is what it is.
haha what a touch they got the description wrong. What's the significance of the Menzies sticker
Probably not much to most people but I have a Menzies fetish! They had the best Star Wars selection in Glasgow for a while.

User avatar
Mr-shifter
Sith Lord
Sith Lord
Posts: 2995
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:01 pm
Location: Sussex by the Sea

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

Post by Mr-shifter » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:56 am

stormcab wrote:
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.
That proof has to be the winner surely? What are they worth in say C9 condition? I don't know anything about proofs
At the time, the less desirable revenge proofs were going for maybe £300/£350 in very good condition. I think these days you would struggle to pick one up for less than a grand and i see some of the more desirable up for silly money. £2-£3k upwards.

When these were sold originally it was possible to get a set for about $50 I think? Most came from one ex Kenner source. Even so, there is only thought to be about 50 of each character (up to 46 esb figures plus 2 oddities, thought to be c3po and r2), some less, so somewhere between 2000 and 2500 revenge proofs exist.

It’s a one way street for me though. If I sell this it’s gone, and I won’t be buying another one back at today’s prices.

I’m not selling it btw!!!!
WANTED: The following speederbikes. I would like them boxed but open and complete. I need:

Pbp stickered bilogo
Danish stickered bilogo
Special offer uk bilogo
And any other funky stickers or speeder bike oddities.

User avatar
Mini99
SWFUK Supporter
SWFUK Supporter
Posts: 3384
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:43 pm

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

Post by Mini99 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:16 am

I’m not selling it btw!!!!
I don’t blame you!

User avatar
edd_jedi
Admin
Admin
Posts: 7221
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:43 am
Location: Brighton
Contact:

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

Post by edd_jedi » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:14 pm

I only have this tiny photo to hand, but I paid £95 for this Palitoy 45 back Bossk, certainly not a common one. The bubble is dented and the card in fairly poor condition.
bossk.jpg
bossk.jpg (5.17 KiB) Viewed 186 times

User avatar
theforceuk
SWFUK Supporter
SWFUK Supporter
Posts: 6090
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:21 pm

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

Post by theforceuk » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:51 pm

That 32 back Yoda was a steel, amazing price.
'But I was going to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters.'

User avatar
lejackal
Grand Master
Grand Master
Posts: 5662
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:34 am

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

Post by lejackal » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:18 pm

Time to give this a little bump - a Blue Saber Luke Jedi for 30 quid :D
I’ll get better pics later
Attachments
B15947F5-841F-4ED7-B1D8-66038108CE7A.jpeg
B15947F5-841F-4ED7-B1D8-66038108CE7A.jpeg (145.15 KiB) Viewed 120 times

User avatar
lejackal
Grand Master
Grand Master
Posts: 5662
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:34 am

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

Post by lejackal » Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:53 pm

lejackal wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:18 pm
Time to give this a little bump - a Blue Saber Luke Jedi for 30 quid :D
I’ll get better pics later
Attachments
0AB546CB-AA1A-4E64-9191-254CA3F72685.jpeg
0AB546CB-AA1A-4E64-9191-254CA3F72685.jpeg (127.33 KiB) Viewed 103 times

User avatar
grinchy
SWFUK Supporter
SWFUK Supporter
Posts: 2102
Joined: Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:14 pm
Location: LIVERPOOL, UK
Contact:

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

Post by grinchy » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:25 pm

some cracking bargains in this thread, well done guys!
IF I WOKE UP TOMMOROW WITH MY HEAD SEWN TO THE CARPET I WOULDN'T BE MORE SURPRISED THAN I AM NOW
YOU SIT ON A THRONE OF LIES!

Post Reply