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Where to post?

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:00 am
by OG_Wan
Hey guys. I came across an interesting Star Wars piece I’m trying to get more info about. It appears to be an original mold of some sort. Which would be the right board to post in?

Re: Where to post?

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:04 pm
by edd_jedi
Welcome to the forum. Feel free to post it here if you're not sure how to categorise it, we can move it to the right section afterwards. Some photos would help :)

Re: Where to post?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:44 am
by OG_Wan
Picked up this Darth Vader piece from the estate of huge Star Wars collector. Unfortunately they are not around anymore and the daughter didn’t have much information about it. She said that her father always said it was some type of mold. All the MOC action figures were insanely priced so this piece was my only hope at actually buying something. It looks like the Vader helmet action figure case. Any idea what this may be? Here’s some pics of the item in question. Thanks.

Re: Where to post?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:02 am
by Cardbackkid
Very interesting, I’d agree it looks like the front half of a carry case hopefully there’s some prototype experts on the forum who can help you.

Re: Where to post?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:05 pm
by lejackal
@darth_daddius might be able to help?

Re: Where to post?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:14 pm
by StarWarsFan
LOOKS COOL WHATEVER IT IS.

Re: Where to post?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:12 pm
by OG_Wan
Thanks @lejackal any help would be greatly appreciated!

Re: Where to post?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:44 pm
by AndyPreston
I agree - it looks like the Vader action figure case. As I see it there may be 2 possible answers.

1 - it is a moulded ‘buck’ piece used to produce the original cases, at Kenner (in the US) or Palitoy (in the UK), in which case it could be worth into the £1000’s.

2 - it is a fan produced piece moulded from the Vader case, in which case it’s a curiosity but not worth a great deal.

For further information I recommend you post it on one of the big Facebook groups - The Admiral’s Snackbar would be a good one as it’s specifically for rare and unusual items and many of the top collectors in the hobby are active there.

Good luck with it - I’m intrigued to find out what you have there!

Re: Where to post?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:06 pm
by Ruby2511
That is a cool piece and I'm intrigued also, will be keeping an eye on this thread, good luck with the research 😁👍

Re: Where to post?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:24 pm
by StarWarsFan
Ruby2511 wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:06 pm
That is a cool piece and I'm intrigued also, will be keeping an eye on this thread, good luck with the research 😁👍
Indeed Russ, me too can't say have seen anything like it before.

Re: Where to post?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:25 pm
by Michael Sith
Interesting to see what this is

Along with Kenner and Palitoy, a company called Just Toys released a very similar Vader carry case, I think for bend em figures as well

Re: Where to post?

Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:51 pm
by OG_Wan
Thanks @AndyPreston I’ll check that out.

Re: Where to post?

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:36 am
by Pomse2001
Wow, it could be cool if it is a moulded ‘buck’ piece used to produce the original cases 8)

Re: Where to post?

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:40 pm
by MarkG
If you're on FB, contact Bill McBride. He's the main man in Vader items so could hopefully shed some light on what you have.
Interesting piece you have there, whatever the story of it is.