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PostSubject: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:28 am

just kidding ... well kind of --------------

SO , my best friend (his name is Drew) calls me today to ask me if im going to be home to sign for a package . i said yeah sure why . he says be on the lookout .

Ok so we talk for a while on the phone and i think nothing of it as we get each other stuff all the time . we've been brothers since 1982 yep 35 years .

i got hurt at work last year and need a second surgery on my left shoulder and it hasnt been easy although my work is paying for it . so he says as i press him for info "dont worry about it , its just a little pre op present . i know youve had a tough time for a year . cool once again i let it go ...

my mailman shows up no package... no biggie (i think)

anyways my wife says "the mailmans back" she signs for the package and i open it and my jaw hits the ground . a burgundy cape bib fortuna he won on ebay for me . of course i call him and tell him i cant accept this and he says , its yours brother enjoy .

now i know thgis is a very heavily faked item out there and one i never thought id own . there are some questions i have but i have to say it looks 100% legit .

i wanted to let everyone see the bib to maybe help authenticate him but also to tell this story because honestly im in shock . if hes real i will have him graded because the cape is super fragile .
it will be my ONLY graded figure as you all have seen what i do to figures i get that are graded.

im very lucky to have a friend that truly is my brother for one thing and it will always be a reminder of how lucky i am to have people like this in my life . ive done alot for him with no intention of ever being "repayed " in any way shape or form . he wasnt hearing of my pleas to return it ... thanks drew my brother ... YOU RULE...  

let me know what the experts think enough babbling .....     my burgundy caped bib fortuna   SICK!!!!!!









the cape was taken in natural light the figure pictures in unnnatural light .
i have read ozios thread on him and have to say mine doesnt match any of those repros .
i will take more pictures if necessary . the stitches inside my cape are not red . under where bibs tentacle is on his back a tiny bit of the red fluff remains . the fabric is unlike any i own . any help would be appreciated . when the sun comes up i'll take a picture of the complete figure in natural light . on a side note mine looks exactly like wolffs on his sight . i sure hope hes real ... if not i will send him to my friend back to seller for a refund .
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:48 am

and some natural light pictures and a picture of the inside stitching






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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:49 am

Bill i don't see anything that would make me think it is a reproduction. The inside stitching and material looks correct, the figure looks correct, the staff looks darker which is correct for this variant. Cant say on the chest plate as it is harder to see. But everything looks good to me. Given the condition I wouldn't grade it, if you want to encase it be acrylic makes some really nice cases that figures can go in but can be reopened easily.

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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:14 am

thanks Bryan , i was definetely waiting to hear from you on it . my buddy paid 600$ which i think for a legit example is a really good price .a bit crazy but like i said weve been brothers for 35 years ...

the reason i was thinking of having it graded is because the coat is so fragile that even when i took it off the figure it lost some miniscule threads . thats really the only reason ... cheers dude cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:50 am

Congrats Bill, what an amazing gesture and cool story!!
I can't add anything else to say if it's genuine or not sorry. Other than Bryan, the only person I know of who could probably tell is Ozio.

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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:13 pm

thanks Paul , ive actually bought a few ledys from ozio some years ago . I would love to hear from him on this but from what ive heard from some people who own him he's 100% legit so I couldn't be happier Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Mon May 01, 2017 11:47 pm

That is a great story and an amazing friend you have there! I don't know how to verify if it's legit, but those here who say it looks good know their stuff. I would tend to agree on the not grading, but the acrylic case for display is probably a good idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Tue May 02, 2017 7:06 am

well i took some peoples advice and contacted Ozio , he will verify it for me either way . his word is fact so off to mexico it goes . i'll keep everyone posted cheers either way No
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Tue May 02, 2017 1:30 pm

Fingers crossed ozio has good news for you Bill. Having it in hand is much better than pictures.

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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Tue May 02, 2017 5:56 pm

totally Bryan , I really cant wait either way .. ozio is just a super nice dude . he was all for it . it was sent today so i'll be keeping everyone informed unsure I don't usually pray for star wars news but this one i'll be praying on for sure
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....    Tue May 09, 2017 10:23 am

hellhippie,

Congrats on your incredibly beautiful burgandy cape Bib Fortuna, what a wonderful and uplifting story! I wish you a speedy and full recovery with the shoulder!!
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Tue May 09, 2017 12:41 pm

Thanks alot
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Tue May 09, 2017 7:34 pm

Do you know how long it will take before you have a definitive answer?
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Tue May 09, 2017 7:48 pm

It takes 3 weeks to a month to get where it was going
From where i live . There is no possible faster shipping . So 3 weeks from now max
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:07 pm

a very happy update , Ozio confirmed 100% REAL ,,, im psyched to say the least

thanks for all your well wishes
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:32 pm

Awesome, congrats on it being real.

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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:56 pm

Excellent news cheers Congrats Bill!

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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:46 pm

thanks dudes !!!! :clap: :clap:
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:01 pm

That's wonderful news Hellhippie, congratulations on an excellent piece! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:57 am

thanks Danny
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:25 pm

Super story with a happy ending. Awesome gift.
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:19 am

thanks dude
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:48 pm

What great story and thanks for sharing! Cool

I am so glad I reading this now, when we have the happy ending, as waiting 3 weeks for Ozio's authentication would of killed me and it not even my figure! Lol

Great photos too! And I hope you have a speedy recovery!
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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:39 pm

hey guys , so the I received my bib back from Ozio today ... thought you all would like to see him safely back home from far away mexico.....

thanks for all you well wishes and kind words . its a happy end to the story.. cheers cheers

here he is permanently in his new forever home with my ledy display





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PostSubject: Re: Bib Fortuna - a star wars story.....   Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:19 pm

So cool!

He looks great. Cool
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