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Mike_Z
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PostSubject: Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside!   Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside! I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 30, 2012 8:06 pm

Last summer I jumped back into vintage collecting with the goal of acquiring a loose Kenner production action figure set to proudly display (yeah yeah, it happened to me too). I knew accomplishing this goal with relative ease could be done with some patience, cash and eBay. So the challenge caveat: I have to complete the set by means of in person "in the wild" purchases only. Going into this challenge and living in the United States, the first figure that came to mind regarding a challenge of seeking out, Yak Face. In the back of my mind I thought that when I reached that point, mailing away for one would be the only option. With a little bit of luck, my Chicago haul happened to prove otherwise and he was added to my collection.

Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive edited by Stephen J. Sansweet with Josh Ling mentioned this statement in the book:
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Always intrigued by these type of happenings, I wonder exactly how close was Kenner to offering this figure in the United States as a mail away? Was that their original intention with the figure? If anyone else can confirm and share a little bit regarding the topic, it would be greatly appreciated.

I will be attending my first Celebration this year in Orlando and wanted to give back to a community that has shared invaluable knowledge with me. I'm certainly impressed with the amount of time and dedication the people of this hobby share with this event and had to participate.

Limited to 77 only! I will be at the Archive party and roaming Celebration all weekend, so please come by, shake a hand and say hello. cheers

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Michael Ritter
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PostSubject: Re: Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside!   Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside! I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 30, 2012 9:15 pm

Only 77? Wow these will go fast! Really cool design and I hope I can grab one. Perhaps a trade can be worked out. Wink Thanks!!

Mike
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PostSubject: Re: Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside!   Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside! I_icon_minitimeMon Jul 30, 2012 9:28 pm

Very cool. I added this to my ongoing list as well. I will see you at the Archive Party and will grab a button.

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PostSubject: Re: Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside!   Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside! I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 4:28 am

Very nice Mike. I think that's one of the best looking buttons I've seen !
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PostSubject: Re: Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside!   Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside! I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 7:37 am

Awesome design! I also would like to propose a button trade Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside!   Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside! I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 7:56 am


As said in chat before, this is a wonderful design, Mike!!! Very Happy

A piece of history which could have been!
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PostSubject: Re: Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside!   Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside! I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 9:48 am

First, very cool on the button design! I'd love to get my hands on one, so hopefully I can find you at the archive party.

As to the Yakface mailer. Some info can be found in this old thread, including a picture. I would assume that is what the book is referencing to as well. Unfortunately, the source for these is tainted, so it is up to you if you think the story checks out or not.
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PostSubject: Re: Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside!   Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside! I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 10:45 am

Very cool button! Definitely will have to hunt you down at the party! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside!   Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside! I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 11:38 am

Thank you all for the feedback and information! I'm going to stash a couple aside as trade bait for other C6 exclusives.

Look for the nearest bar at the Archive party, I'm sure to be hovering in that area. drinking
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PostSubject: Re: Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside!   Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside! I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 9:13 pm

Oh man... that button is SWEET! I would certainly be interested in a trade if you fancy a Gooney button Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside!   Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside! I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 9:14 pm

Free Yak Face!!!
(for some reason this reminds me of the Free Winona campaign from the mid 90's).

I'll definitely have to find you at the archive party to get one of these.

Don
who has a few buttons to trade for things
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PostSubject: Re: Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside!   Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside! I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 04, 2012 8:06 am

OK, that is one awesome design and I have to have one! Great idea man!!
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PostSubject: Re: Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside!   Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside! I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 04, 2012 3:29 pm

Those look Freakin Awesome Mike! cheers

Its a very interesting too!

The Link is also very interesting just a pity the source is not guenuine! Neutral
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Absolutely stunning, Mike!! I love this pin.

I'll be at the Archive Party too, and would definitely like to do a pin trade. I did the "It's Not for Sale, Francis" 'Chive Cast tribute buttons.

Shawn
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Awesome design! MUST HAVE! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside!   Was there plans to mail away for Yak Face? CVI Exclusive Inside! I_icon_minitimeThu Aug 16, 2012 11:47 pm

Sweet button design! I’ll have to keep my eye out for you at the Archive party!!
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