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PostSubject: Possible fake SW Stormtrooper SW-d baggie on ebay   Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:25 pm

Hey guys I just notices a auction going on for a baggie figure on Ebay. Most of you know I collect these but this one has fake written all over it in my opinion. The description reads this I will show photos as well (Heres a vintage stormtrooper baggie with the blaster in a separate baggie, heat sealed. No rips holes or tears. Back of right shoulder going a bit yellow. Please see pics. Payment due within 3 days of auction close please. Any questions please ask. Thanks for looking and good luck!!!!)

Now I have been buying baggies for a few years now have done lots of reading and asking questions I am not an expert like some others but I am pretty much know what I am looking at ito tell if it's real or not. Now this Star Wars vintage stormtrooper is in a heat sealed baggie with Black horizontal “MIHK” making it a SW-d from1978, 1979, that is all correct for that type of baggie. But the seller states the "blaster" is in a separate heat sealed baggie now that is something I have never seen or heard of this before in any baggie. I want to call the seller on it so people don't get burned, but need more proof. I was thinking of sending a note to SWCA to see if they ever heard of this as well. Even the bottom heat seal looks odd as well

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PostSubject: Re: Possible fake SW Stormtrooper SW-d baggie on ebay   Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:39 pm

Larry, I am no help at all with baggies figures, but ask frank he is the resident expert Baggie go to guy. He will probably be able to say if it is legit.

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PostSubject: Re: Possible fake SW Stormtrooper SW-d baggie on ebay   Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:49 pm

Larry I just looked on franks Baggie guide over at swfuk, looks like this may be legit.  Here is the link

http://www.starwarsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=15937&start=60

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PostSubject: Re: Possible fake SW Stormtrooper SW-d baggie on ebay   Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:04 pm

I am also am sending Frank a PM as wall as SWCA I have a nice collection of baggies and am pretty good it's just this one screams fake. And if it is I have already asked that SWCA add it to the ID'ing fakes section. This is the only one I ever seen like this so chances are it's not real but there are already people bidding so if it is a reseal or something then the seller is an ass. The only way to educate is to ensure the info is correct then let people know. Someone may lose good money if the bidding goes high for a fake but at least with documenting it on many areas it would be less likely to happen again.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible fake SW Stormtrooper SW-d baggie on ebay   Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:09 pm

interesting now I have seen 2 of them
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PostSubject: Re: Possible fake SW Stormtrooper SW-d baggie on ebay   Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:04 am

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PostSubject: Re: Possible fake SW Stormtrooper SW-d baggie on ebay   Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:10 am

Thanks AJ. So looks like this is a confirmed bagged figure. Cool to know. I always defer to frank as I know nothing of bagged figures.

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PostSubject: Re: Possible fake SW Stormtrooper SW-d baggie on ebay   Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:53 pm

Sorry not been on in quite a while guys, life's been busy, its 100% genuine, the baggie the gun is in is what causes the yellowing of the figure due to a reaction with the plastic types, oddly enough I just had one of the weapons cased which came from a burst baggie same as this one, bit of an oddity & cost too much to have it cased, but hell it looks cool in its own little tomb lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Possible fake SW Stormtrooper SW-d baggie on ebay   Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:42 pm

That little one is now in my collection Smile. It's hard to tell which I like more the carded or baggies both are cool but the baggies you can see both sides of the figure.
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