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PostSubject: Is this farmboy Luke original?    Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:12 pm

I'm sorry for the likely dumb question, but I'm new to collecting.
I know the lightsaber is a repro and not even the correct one, but I wasn't sure about the figure. Also I wanted to ask about the browning on the white part of the legs.



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PostSubject: Re: Is this farmboy Luke original?    Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:06 pm

Hi Ekov,

Your figure seems ok to me. I am not an expert but someone will be there quickly for advice.

Many figures have discoloration. You can see that on your Luke on the top of the legs.

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PostSubject: Re: Is this farmboy Luke original?    Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:14 pm

its real no worries . i wasnt aware that anyone was making fake luke but im sure that dark day will come
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PostSubject: Re: Is this farmboy Luke original?    Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:05 pm

I don't know of fakes for the figure itself other than sometimes they switch out those 1995ish(?) lukes saying they are vintage. Those were actually made in the modern era from casting figures, which is why they are slightly smaller than vintage figures; and they have a new date stamp on them.

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PostSubject: Re: Is this farmboy Luke original?    Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:12 pm

@trappedtexan wrote:
I don't know of fakes for the figure itself other than sometimes they switch out those 1995ish(?) lukes saying they are vintage. Those were actually made in the modern era from casting figures, which is why they are slightly smaller than vintage figures; and they have a new date stamp on them.

This one has 1977 on it so its not a re-release right?
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PostSubject: Re: Is this farmboy Luke original?    Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:22 pm

correct, this one is authentic. a bit discolored on the upper legs and arms also possibly (or it I shadowing from the camera) but the arms also don't appear stark white to me.

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PostSubject: Re: Is this farmboy Luke original?    Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:24 pm

@trappedtexan wrote:
correct, this one is authentic. a bit discolored on the upper legs.

Is there any way to fix the discoloration without damaging the figure, I don't know if it's worth doing but still would like to know.
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PostSubject: Re: Is this farmboy Luke original?    Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:31 pm

None that I am aware of. some give them peroxide baths. This is a harsh chemical introduction and should always be disclosed if you try this method. A simple bath with warm soapy water is my usual recommendation, though this does nothing for discoloration it help the figure to be clean. Also I have heard of guys using magic eraser on spots for figures, but I don't know much about that either as far as results or if it is also a chemical component.

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PostSubject: Re: Is this farmboy Luke original?    Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:11 pm

Looks good and kudos on the Taiwan Country of Origin (COO). Pair him with the correct saber and you're all set. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Is this farmboy Luke original?    Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:18 am

Thank you everyone who replied, I was kinda paranoid it might be a fake, but you guys are awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Is this farmboy Luke original?    Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:41 am

A good wash with warm soapy water can work wonders, you may even be able to remove some of the brown staining.

I've found that very gently scraping the plastic with my thumbnail while it's nice & wet (with plenty of soap to act as a lubricant) can get rid of some very nasty ingrained dirt... naturally..be careful as not to scrape so hard that you're in danger of damaging paint app's. Laughing
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