Ewok Village Relative Rarity Question

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Ewok Village Relative Rarity Question

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I'm hoping someone here can help answer a question I have about the Ewok Village playset. In the UK, I believe we had two versions released. Firstly, a Palitoy version with just the English language 'Return of the Jedi' logo one side of the box, and with the Spanish & French language 'Jedi' logos on the other side of the box. And secondly, the Tri-logo version which, (since it was Tri-logo!) had all three languages versions of the 'Jedi' logo on both sides of the box, albeit with the words 'Ewok Village' being in just the English language on one side, and on the other side the Spanish and French language translations of the words 'Ewok Village'.

My question is, does anyone know whether one version is harder to find than the other? I'm sure relative rarity for non-Tri-logo boxed items compared to their Tri-logo equivalents must vary a fair bit across the vintage toy line, but does anyone know which version of the Ewok Village is the harder to find, if either? And as a supplementary follow-up question, how do the relative values of identical condition versions of the two playsets compare (i.e. if there was a Palitoy non-T-L Ewok Village and a T-L Ewok Village, both in exactly the same condition boxes, which would be the more expensive to buy)?

Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks.

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i find the trilogo harder to find than bi-logo- but all still fairly common
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I agree with Grant that the trilogo one is slightly rarer, but much like the AT-AT and other large toys finding a nice one is the real challenge! I've been looking for a sealed trilogo one for over a decade, never seen one come up for sale (although have missed out on a few.)
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Thanks both of you. I agree finding really nice ones of either is tough, but I simply wasn't sure of the relative rarity of each.

Any ideas on my second question? Are they both of similar cost to buy (assuming you find 2 examples in the same condition as each other), or is one more expensive than the other?

Thanks.
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Snaketibe wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:13 pm
Thanks both of you. I agree finding really nice ones of either is tough, but I simply wasn't sure of the relative rarity of each.

Any ideas on my second question? Are they both of similar cost to buy (assuming you find 2 examples in the same condition as each other), or is one more expensive than the other?

Thanks.
I would say tri-logo cost more than the bi-logo, Tri-logo is also harder to find than bi-logo :D
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Pomse2001 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:46 pm
Snaketibe wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:13 pm
Thanks both of you. I agree finding really nice ones of either is tough, but I simply wasn't sure of the relative rarity of each.

Any ideas on my second question? Are they both of similar cost to buy (assuming you find 2 examples in the same condition as each other), or is one more expensive than the other?

Thanks.
I would say tri-logo cost more than the bi-logo, Tri-logo is also harder to find than bi-logo :D
Thank you :-)
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Trilogo definitely rarer,Canadian one is quite uncommon too.
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As said the Tri logo is rarer

Ewoks are marmite, personally I like them, and like the play set .
I have the more common Kenner one :D love the artwork on the box, especially the black and white on the reverse

Like the the little things you find out/ notice when you actually do get one, like chief Chirpa & Logray being the only Ewoks depicted on the box ( as they were the only Ewoks available at the time of the play set release) same goes for there being no Han Trench Coat or Luke Poncho available so Luke Jedi and Han Bespin are displayed on the box, ( although the tri logo box does have Han Trench without his coat and Teebo and Wicket)

I prefer the one I have to the Tri logo, I would say by definition of the TL being rarer that it would be more expensive, but probably not really something in general that sellers would look into much, unless they were collectors themselves.

Here’s mine & the Lads, like I said I love the artwork on the back 8)
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Michael Sith wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:31 pm
As said the Tri logo is rarer

Ewoks are marmite, personally I like them, and like the play set .
I have the more common Kenner one :D love the artwork on the box, especially the black and white on the reverse

Like the the little things you find out/ notice when you actually do get one, like chief Chirpa & Logray being the only Ewoks depicted on the box ( as they were the only Ewoks available at the time of the play set release) same goes for there being no Han Trench Coat or Luke Poncho available so Luke Jedi and Han Bespin are displayed on the box, ( although the tri logo box does have Han Trench without his coat and Teebo and Wicket)

I prefer the one I have to the Tri logo, I would say by definition of the TL being rarer that it would be more expensive, but probably not really something in general that sellers would look into much, unless they were collectors themselves.

Here’s mine & the Lads, like I said I love the artwork on the back 8)
Nice example. Thanks for sharing it, and for the info too :-)
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