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PostSubject: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:40 pm

The auction had 20+ hours on it, no bids with a starting bid of $90 and when I looked again it was ended at $150. huh?

The listing didn't mention the Fett at all and man, it was hard to see if just browsing listings. It seemed to want to showcase the lone MOC Lumat they have.
Two crappy pictures were all the listing had but there was a Fett right there.

Real? Repo? unsure

And how could the auction just end nearly a day early when there no bids before?

I assume I can post a link to the auction cause it is over now, so here it is.....


Whatcha think? Did a hidden gem just slip by or was it a craft listing tactic to get more for nothing?
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:13 pm

psybertech wrote:

Real? Repo? unsure

And how could the auction just end nearly a day early when there no bids before?

Whatcha think? Did a hidden gem just slip by or was it a craft listing tactic to get more for nothing?

Well the listing description certainly is trying to hint towards it being real......

found in a safe
old lady involved
owner used to make toys
still has toy making tools

I imagine someone took a gamble and made an offer for the whole lot, which was accepted. The price it is listed at is peanuts if it turns out to be real, so anyone who saw the auction would be happy to pay a premium in order to land such an iconic piece.

Jury's out though. #Skeptical
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:20 pm

Don't worry you didn't miss anything, someone got poon'ed!

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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:32 pm


they cost $25 Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:38 pm

I have seen the reproductions and from the crappy, grainy pics, I couldn't tell anything. Two of my best finds were based of shitty photos and horrible descriptions not unlike that one so I kind of look for those listings when I have time to kill to see if I find a gem somewhere. I guess I was hoping it would be legit and hell, I might have ended up with it. I won't lie and say I wasn't falling for it, but depending on the cost near the end, it was on my radar (125 was my limit for a gamble - I at least knew it was a gamble or overpaying for an Ewok).

I am a n00b for sure and something went off in my head when I saw it, but the seller's history didn't really throw any additional alarms to me.
I have no idea how you guys do it!!!! :clap:
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:06 pm

LOL, Honestly what an absolutly ridiculous story he found them in an old ladies safe at an estate sale and her husband was a toy maker and still had the moulds, ive dead set heard it all now lol :I am stupid: lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:57 pm

AJ....where did you get that second photo from with all the fett parts?


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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:30 am

walkie wrote:
AJ....where did you get that second photo from with all the fett parts?

I was going to ask the exact same thing walkie, very interesting pic..
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:10 am

Aussie Fortuna wrote:
walkie wrote:
AJ....where did you get that second photo from with all the fett parts?

I was going to ask the exact same thing walkie, very interesting pic..

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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:12 am

Thanks James, is there any way i can get that german site in english so i can read it, im a computer illiterate lol, cheers james
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:37 am

Aussie Fortuna wrote:
Thanks James, is there any way i can get that german site in english so i can read it, im a computer illiterate lol, cheers james

Try this: http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Flichtgeschwindigkeit.de%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D2%26p%3D252037
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:02 am

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Aussie Fortuna wrote:
Thanks James, is there any way i can get that german site in english so i can read it, im a computer illiterate lol, cheers james

Try this: http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Flichtgeschwindigkeit.de%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D2%26p%3D252037

Thanks Doc, a really interesting read mate.
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PostSubject: Subject: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?    Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:01 am

Man... Look at all of those fake Fett parts. These suckers actually have metal molds of these parts? Wow. You have a better chance of finding a Vader DT or Ben DT before finding an original rocket firing Fett prototype IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:31 pm

Dr Dengar wrote:
Aussie Fortuna wrote:
Thanks James, is there any way i can get that german site in english so i can read it, im a computer illiterate lol, cheers james

Try this: http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Flichtgeschwindigkeit.de%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D2%26p%3D252037

Here I was saving the site to my bookmarks for my wife to translate for me later and then saw the medicine the Dr. prescribed :clap:
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:49 pm

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Dr Dengar wrote:
Aussie Fortuna wrote:
Thanks James, is there any way i can get that german site in english so i can read it, im a computer illiterate lol, cheers james

Try this: http://translate.google.nl/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=nl&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Flichtgeschwindigkeit.de%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D2%26p%3D252037

Here I was saving the site to my bookmarks for my wife to translate for me later and then saw the medicine the Dr. prescribed :clap:

just take 2 of these and call him in the morning What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:38 am

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the thought that one might encounter a real RF Boba Fett just a pipe-dream? As far as I know only a dozen prototypes were ever made and are very easy to identify and are accounted for. (Gus Lopez has a section on this in the swca). I would assume that any RF Fett on the market is a custom and/or novelty repro for sure. I've got one of the mass produced $25 "prototype L-slot" figures (very rubbery and bendable, sculpt lacking in detail) and a custom made Taiwan L-slot that has the coo (so obviously not a prototype) which I really like and are fun figures to add to my Boba Fetish but I never for a second imagined anyone would actually believe they might accidentally find a real prototype on the market (especially eBay LOL). So the question is... is there something I don't know? Did someone at Kenner make a bunch of prototypes that were not accounted for?
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:13 am

Your spot on, the chances of just finding one on ebay are 1000000/1

But i think there are about 40 out there, i was surprised when i heard this, but over 30 have been accounted for, i think there are more proto rocket fetts out there than DT obi wans..
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:17 am

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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the thought that one might encounter a real RF Boba Fett just a pipe-dream?
You do see the odd AFA graded example on eBay, however the price tag is a good given away and usually in the region of 17,000 USD

The rest and here's some recent examples (note i've no included the obvious poon repro's) are just scams....













The £455 takes the biscuit, throw in a tatty old opened Taiwan baggie and bingo!


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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:21 am


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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:01 pm

Wow, 40 you say... that is surprising. I guess the guy/gal making the prototypes was a bit of a screw-up that they needed so many to get it right :cool laugh:
Those repro jobs sold for quite a bit... 
I'm pretty pleased that I got my custom Taiwan RF for only 30 bucks! Where can I find more info on the prototypes? I find it hard to get any reliable literature...
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:06 pm

Sorry Mods, you can delete my link if you'd like, but I'm gonna out this auction!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Vintage-L-Slot-Rocket-Firing-Boba-Fett-/301026283579?pt=UK_Collectables_SciFi_fantasyCollectables_EH&hash=item461690903b
Idiots, idiots, idiots!!!!! The seller and the bidders!
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:11 pm

@steve...we need more posts like this I forgot to include that yellow?!?!? Rocket in my previous post.

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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:14 pm

Yeah, they're pretty nice custom jobs but he is being deliberately vague about them and cashing in big time. I guess there is the law of Darwinism in the economy as well, LOL...
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:24 pm

My major issue is he is calling it "rare" "vintage L slot".... The real deal! What a bunch of crap! It just angers me! These pieces sell for $25 tops, NOT $320 or whatever this auction ends at.
If people would just research the SWCA or other sites like TIG, Rebelscum.... ect ect ect, they would know this piece is just a custom.
Again, not sure what angers me more, the idiot seller or the idiot bidders....
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PostSubject: Re: Did a real Rocket Firing Fett just get sold on ebay?   Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:44 pm

Weasel! He sold another custom on Nov 20th too, with almost the same description as the one he has on Evil Bay now....
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