Have been offered a vintage B Wing (1984 I think) which is sealed by shrink wrapping. Was this done back then as I cannot recall any vehicle/rig etc that was sealed this way. Don’t want to purchase said item if there was a chance this was done at a later date.
Looks genuine enough just want reassurance that they were sealed this way along with the traditional sellotape method. Regards.
I am not aware of any vintage Star Wars ship ever coming shrink-wrapped. It's possible some may have been somewhere and at some point during the original production run, but I think it's far more likely someone has shrink-wrapped yours at a later date.
I hve seen some European (possibly German?) shrink wrapped vehicles. Kenner and Palitoy vehicles did not. I would assume any shrink wrap was applied by stores rather than the manufacturer. Personally (as a collector of video games) I don't trust shrink wrap, it's way too easy to fake.