- @Chris_J wrote:
- I got a question. Is it common to find a Palitoy ROTJ MOC with a yellow bubble? I know you guys had that thread about bubbles going, but I was wondering if it does happen to them. I got a chance to pick up a Palitoy Fett somewhat cheap and was wondering if I should be concerned about it. The seal does look legit all around, but the yellow bubble has me worried it could possible be a reseal. And I could see the COO mark on the Fett, it was either Made in Hong Kong or just Hong Kong by itself, the figure wasn't turned enough to tell. Any help would be appreciated on it.
Hi Chris just picked up your PM bro but i saw you posted as well so ill answer it here
First up this thread may help https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/vintage-chat-f1/palitoy-v-kenner-t1214.htm
Here is my post on yellow bubbles from that thread -
SW Kenner 99% Clear 1% Yellowed
SW Palitoy 99% Clear 1% Yellowed
ESB Kenner 70% Clear 30% Yellowed
ESB Palitoy 85% Clear 15% Yellowed
ROTJ Kenner 10% Clear 90% YellowedROTJ Palitoy 70% Clear 30% Yellow
Kenner POTF 1% Clear 99% Yellowed
Palitoy Tri Logo 99% Clear 1% Yellowed
There was definitely a change in the plastics that started on the ESB wave.
By the time ROTJ MOC's were released by kenner in the US this new plastic (that we now know is prone to yellowing) was mainly used.
As Craig highlighted Palitoy used a wide mixture of bubbles for the ROTJ line. The actual European produced bubbles made at Palitoy and later the Tri Logo bubbles must have used the earlier type of plastic that stays clear.
Ive spent a lot of years studying MOC and hunting clear bubble examples and i stand by the percentages listed above.
So to answer your question by the time Palitoy got to ROTJ they were using a number of diffeent types of bubbles including, Tri Logo ones, Kenner ROTJ type bubbles that are very high risk of yellowing, and also Palitoy bubbles which were made of the same type of plastic used early in the line like the 12 backs etc so a rule approx 30% of Palitoy ROTJ Bubbles will be yellow therefore your Fett should be ok
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