The Imperial Gunnery Forum


International Vintage Star Wars Collector Forum
 
HomeTIG.comFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share
 

 12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
sithtoys
Imperial Officer
Imperial Officer
sithtoys

Posts : 123
Join date : 2012-03-04

12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  Empty
PostSubject: 12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))    12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 30, 2012 2:58 pm

I thought everyone would enjoy seeing a very special part of my collection, my run of 12" ESB Vader items.
The 12" line is really my favorite from childhood, so these types of items hold a very special meaning for me,
especially considering that Vader was never released in the ESB packaging, other than in Australia by Toltoys
(left to right)
12" ESB MIB - documented Kenner Toy Fair piece. NOT boxed up after the fact from a flat. This is one of two
documented, original Kenner made figures.
12" ESB Box Flat
12" ESB MIB (Toltoys/Australia - retail boxed example)
12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  12ESBRUN2

Enjoy !!
Bill
Back to top Go down
View user profile
kisstour03
TIG Benefactor
TIG Benefactor
kisstour03

Posts : 1324
Join date : 2011-02-06
Age : 44
Location : New Brunswick, Canada

12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  Empty
PostSubject: Re: 12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))    12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 30, 2012 3:43 pm

:Drool: :Drool: :Drool:

Very cool Bill. The 12" line is a favorite of mine as well. But I've never been able to get a run going.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
DarthBerizing
Johnpaul Ragusa
Johnpaul Ragusa
DarthBerizing

Posts : 7044
Join date : 2009-11-24
Age : 46
Location : Dutchess County, NY

12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  Empty
PostSubject: Re: 12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))    12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 30, 2012 4:15 pm

Damm Aussies trying to steal the ESB thunder LOL


You mention it not being made from a flat. Was that a big deal at some point? I remember a story of someone doing it with an X Wing, but thought it was an isolated incident.

_________________________________________________
SHEESH!!!!i am not raping anyones childhood!!!! - Darren
P.S. I'm glad you didn't get your toy - Baytrooper
wow WOW! he brings more cowbell to every forum!! - Ross_C
Feedback TIG
http://tinyurl.com/TIGfeedback & RS http://tinyurl.com/berizingfeedback
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com
dcarty
Imperial Lieutenant
Imperial Lieutenant
dcarty

Posts : 265
Join date : 2010-11-14
Age : 50
Location : Colorado Springs, Colorado

12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  Empty
PostSubject: Re: 12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))    12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 30, 2012 4:49 pm

WOW! Those are fantastic Bill cheers

Dave
Back to top Go down
View user profile
sithtoys
Imperial Officer
Imperial Officer
sithtoys

Posts : 123
Join date : 2012-03-04

12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  Empty
PostSubject: Re: 12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))    12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 30, 2012 9:21 pm

It was fairly common practice by dealers to box up various pieces from box flats. Everything from common, production flats, to unproduced ESB and Revenge pieces. At this stage in the hobby,
there are more of these boxed up items floating around than the actual flats. A lot of the flats
came from Tom N. were sadly boxed up by a handful of dealers as well.

The key thing to look at with an unproduced boxed piece, is the condition of the item. If it's case-fresh,
brand new condition, then it is 99 % probability is a boxed up piece.
The issue with these pieces is the most obvious - as a whole, the item is not genuine. The sum
of the parts certainly are (the flat + item). Specific to the ESB Vader, there are two production
changes to the figure which allow the figure to be matched to the box if another one surfaced.
The example I have was used at Toy Fair, then some photography work by Kenner, so it's one of
the few concrete, documented unproduced pieces out there.

It's unfortunate to be sure, but it's just a fact of how things used to be done in the hobby.

Bill
Back to top Go down
View user profile
M4K3R1
TIG Benefactor
TIG Benefactor
M4K3R1

Posts : 596
Join date : 2011-11-25
Age : 46
Location : Oztrailya

12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  Empty
PostSubject: Re: 12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))    12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 01, 2012 5:45 am

Great limelight Bill, thanks for showing us.
Go the Aussie Vader's !!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
ArtooDetour
Admin
Admin
ArtooDetour

Posts : 9059
Join date : 2010-03-13

12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  Empty
PostSubject: Re: 12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))    12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 13, 2012 6:55 am

Congrats Bill! That Vader 12" display rocks Cool

_________________________________________________
Paul F,

thevintagetoyadvertiser.org 1970s and 80s vintage toy ads and other retro paperworks

imperialgunnery.com Vintage Star Wars action figure weapons and accessories guide
Back to top Go down
View user profile
defcon
New User
New User


Posts : 10
Join date : 2012-12-23

12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  Empty
PostSubject: Re: 12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))    12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 23, 2012 11:48 am

Awesome Vader display...
Back to top Go down
View user profile
madhatter1220
Imperial Gunner
Imperial Gunner
madhatter1220

Posts : 52
Join date : 2012-03-01
Age : 41
Location : Moore, OK

12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  Empty
PostSubject: Re: 12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))    12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  I_icon_minitimeWed Mar 06, 2013 7:34 pm

Bill your Vader collection is just incredible I've always enjoyed looking at it and your run of 12" ESB Vader items is really awesome!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  Empty
PostSubject: Re: 12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))    12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))  I_icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 

12" ESB Darth Vader run (last limelight for a while :))

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» Limelight on: Johnag

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Imperial Gunnery Forum :: Vintage Star Wars Limelights-