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PostSubject: I have a Star Wars miniature from the early 1980s...   Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:48 am

Hi.  I cannot seem to find this on the internet.  Was wondering if anyone here could identify this.  It has been in my bookcase for about 30 years, give or take.

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PostSubject: Re: I have a Star Wars miniature from the early 1980s...   Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:35 am

welcome welcome to TIG

It's a Japanese metal model kit made by the Tsukuda company. These came packaged in pairs like X-Wing vs TIE Fighter, Falcon vs Slave 1 etc, but the Star Destroyer you have was packaged on its own. Neat item. Can I add your photo to our Japanese collectables thread please?

http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t6433-the-japanese-vintage-star-wars-collecting-thread

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PostSubject: Re: I have a Star Wars miniature from the early 1980s...   Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:34 pm

Yes, of course.  Go ahead and add this to your photograph gallery.  

I am somewhat surprised, however.  I should think that in a forum where the quality of a collectable (and its value) rides on the absence or presence of something as simple as a dent in a packaging bubble, you would already have pictures of this item in much better condition.  

I bought this back in the early 1980s, when I was stationed in Japan.  As my career was 22 years long, I consider myself fortunate that this model still has all the parts and the instructions!  

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PostSubject: Re: I have a Star Wars miniature from the early 1980s...   Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:31 pm

This is one of those specialty collectors type of item. Obviously Paul has seen this before, but may not have a pic because of the specialty side of it. Paul does have some Japanese items but his main focus is X wing not star destroyer. This would be one of those items either a Japanese focus or a star destroyer focus would have. (haven't seen anyone who focuses on star destroyer stuff only by the way).

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PostSubject: Re: I have a Star Wars miniature from the early 1980s...   Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:25 am

Thanks Centurion13. That's cool you picked up this item from Japan. Did you bring back any other Star Wars Japanese stuff. Feel free to add to them to the thread I linked. What else toywise do you remember seeing over there?

Bryan (Trappedtexan) is right, you don't see these very often -even the SWCA (the bible of SW collecting) doesn't have a pic. Your example is a bit beat but honestly you would expect that in many cases for a 30+ year old toy still in its packaging. And you have the instructions Cool

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