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PostSubject: What's up with this Luke Farmboy?   Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:12 pm

Hi all, I'm brand new to the forum, and actually brand new to vintage! Had a lot of POTF2 as a kid and I've been getting back into collecting since Rogue One came out. My only vintage figs (before this Luke) were a handful I picked up back at Celebration II in Indianapolis way back in the day.

Anway - this place has lots of great content and I've read through a couple of guides, but I'm still wondering what is going on with this Luke I picked up on eBay recently. Thought it might be a POCH / PBP figure, but I am having some doubts about that too. I was going to keep it to build up an original 12 collection, but if its a POCH I thought "SEEEEEEELL IIIIIIIT" haha. Hoping you guys can help me figure out what this is. Maybe just a regular old Kenner with an unusual paint job?

Here you can see the weird paint job that I'm talking about - when I bought the figure I thought the hands were just that worn, but they actually have white paint that's yellowing slightly.
The chest is also painted white, and the legs have a greenish tinge that I was not expecting.



I also thought these might be burn marks as they did not come off while washing the figure with soapy water and a toothbrush. But they don't appear to be in line with any of the POCH burn examples I've seen in the guides. Not sure what these brown marks might be?



There are no noticable marks on the back of the figure other than these.
Also note the 2 line COO.

What are your thoughts?
Thanks all!


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PostSubject: Re: What's up with this Luke Farmboy?   Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:40 pm

http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t8415-posting-photos-to-the-forum-and-other-useful-topics

Cant see your pics. Above is a link showing various ways to post photos to tye forum. I have tried multiple times to reload with the same result so I am thinking it must be a problem with the pic not on my end.

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PostSubject: Re: What's up with this Luke Farmboy?   Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:12 pm

trappedtexan wrote:
http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t8415-posting-photos-to-the-forum-and-other-useful-topics

Cant see your pics. Above is a link showing various ways to post photos to tye forum. I have tried multiple times to reload with the same result so I am thinking it must be a problem with the pic not on my end.

Woops! Thanks for that - I was using google drive and saw them come through on the Preview before posting. Fixed Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What's up with this Luke Farmboy?   Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:53 pm

Welcome to TIG Vader_77 welcome

I'm not so knowledgable about Poch/Pbp but I think your Luke colouring is almost certainly degradation from light and/or heat exposure over the years. Different parts of some figures can discolour. The torso of your Luke is yellowed but note - not on the central edges of the part you suspect might be burnt. This is likely due to light and heat not reaching the whole of this part due to Luke standing upright and the 'white' centre being concealed from sun and heat. Hope that helps to clarify what's going on with the crazy colours.

Check out this thread for lots of info on the different types of discolouration that certain vintage figures can undergo.
http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t3379-everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-discolored-figures-but-were-afraid-to-ask?highlight=everything+you+wanted+to
Unfortunately due to Photobucket recent changes some of the pics are missing but plenty of text to keep you busy.

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PostSubject: Re: What's up with this Luke Farmboy?   Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:50 pm

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Welcome to TIG Vader_77 welcome

I'm not so knowledgable about Poch/Pbp but I think your Luke colouring is almost certainly degradation from light and/or heat exposure over the years. Different parts of some figures can discolour. The torso of your Luke is yellowed but note - not on the central edges of the part you suspect might be burnt. This is likely due to light and heat not reaching the whole of this part due to Luke standing upright and the 'white' centre being concealed from sun and heat. Hope that helps to clarify what's going on with the crazy colours.

Check out this thread for lots of info on the different types of discolouration that certain vintage figures can undergo.
http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t3379-everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-discolored-figures-but-were-afraid-to-ask?highlight=everything+you+wanted+to
Unfortunately due to Photobucket recent changes some of the pics are missing but plenty of text to keep you busy.
Wow! I knew the yellowing of the torso was just age, but I had no idea the chest/neck would whiten like that over time. That blows my mind haha

So this is just a regular ol Kenner figure with a sunny past?

Is there anything interesting to know about to the 2-line COO?
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