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PostSubject: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 28, 2012 11:41 am

I didn't think AFA graded bootlegs? I always thought they just got a Q grade... if that much.

I found this last night and it just kind of made me take pause. Am I totally wrong in thinking they didn't grade bootlegs?

AFA grading Bootlegs Now? Bootle12

It's marked as being an AFA 85.
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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 28, 2012 11:44 am

No they are. There's been a few of them. There were some Mexican SA's that got good grades.

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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 28, 2012 4:22 pm

yes there was a mex s/a orange snowtrooper that hovered on ebay for a while.i've seen this 3rd gen fett a few times as well. crazy world we live in affraid the only way to stop it is just not buy them.lets face it you can pick up enough mint mex snowtroopers and 3rd gen fetts without having to pay afa premiums Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 28, 2012 5:25 pm

Ah... yes... it's all slowly coming back to me.

The Mexican S/A that was graded... wasn't there a lot of debate on to how you could grade a bootleg? Especially with a high score, since a lot times the paint and things would be worn down. I think I remember this all happening now. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 28, 2012 5:44 pm

i think the snowtrooper got a high grade because it came from a "carded" figure so they just unstapled it and gave it a high grade.i'm guessing this fett got a high grade as they all came straight from the factory in bags affraid i wonder what my ppl's would get lol!

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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 29, 2012 1:54 pm

PPL's?? LOL, haven't heard that name in a while. I should send in mine as well. I remember starting a thread on RS earlier this year (I think) on AFA bootlegs when I first started seeing Mex/SA's on Ebay. Like mentioned above, there is no sense in paying the extra premium for one. There have been a couple of different AFA Polish Fetts on Ebay and for a while cause no one will buy them... I can see why. Hell, as cheap as Polish are right now I can buy a whole set, get it graded and make a fortune if people were buying that shit.
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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 29, 2012 2:35 pm

Imagine what a super high price an Uncirculated PPL would get?!?

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@emperorburns wrote:
i think the snowtrooper got a high grade because it came from a "carded" figure so they just unstapled it and gave it a high grade.i'm guessing this fett got a high grade as they all came straight from the factory in bags affraid i wonder what my ppl's would get lol!

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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 29, 2012 4:28 pm

@rebojazz wrote:
PPL's?? LOL, haven't heard that name in a while. I should send in mine as well. I remember starting a thread on RS earlier this year (I think) on AFA bootlegs when I first started seeing Mex/SA's on Ebay. Like mentioned above, there is no sense in paying the extra premium for one. There have been a couple of different AFA Polish Fetts on Ebay and for a while cause no one will buy them... I can see why. Hell, as cheap as Polish are right now I can buy a whole set, get it graded and make a fortune if people were buying that shit.

well the fact they do sit there for a long time shows people aren't willing to shell out a fortune for a common figure in an afa case.but they do sell eventually,so there is a market somewhere affraid each to there own i guess throw up i suppose i could get all my polish unart stormys graded to increase thier value thinking anybody want an afa 3 and a half grade polish stormy for $100 :I am stupid:

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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 29, 2012 4:31 pm

@dylbacca wrote:
Imagine what a super high price an Uncirculated PPL would get?!?

Never touched by human hands!

@emperorburns wrote:
i think the snowtrooper got a high grade because it came from a "carded" figure so they just unstapled it and gave it a high grade.i'm guessing this fett got a high grade as they all came straight from the factory in bags affraid i wonder what my ppl's would get lol!

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lol! i guess you right :scratch: zombie pablos hands aren't human :grr:

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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 04, 2012 9:32 am

Here is one that came up. AFA85, hmmmmm, how tempting! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 04, 2012 10:28 am

$150 jawdrop i can hear a jabba laugh in the background

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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 04, 2012 5:40 pm

$250 BIN for a Mexican S/A!?!?!???

Holy cow!
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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 05, 2012 12:27 am

But Chris, there are only two in the world that have an AFA of 85... it's gotta be worth that much, common! tongue
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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 25, 2012 1:37 pm

That must be a cruel joke:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Loose-Boba-Fett-Polish-Bootleg-AFA-85-/400299277738?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item5d33b23daa&nma=true&si=5bOKnD9QK7P5X6QcTDgplOdVKkM%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


Who could be such a freak to buy an item worth 25 USD for 500 USD?
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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 25, 2012 2:27 pm

WOW! I'm not sure I have the words to describe this....

However, I think I found new flipping material! Very Happy lol!
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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 26, 2012 1:44 pm

@starwarsaw wrote:
That must be a cruel joke:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Loose-Boba-Fett-Polish-Bootleg-AFA-85-/400299277738?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item5d33b23daa&nma=true&si=5bOKnD9QK7P5X6QcTDgplOdVKkM%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


Who could be such a freak to buy an item worth 25 USD for 500 USD?

Holy crap! This thing has been on Ebay for over a year and someone actually bought it! I wonder if he paid the asking price or talked BT down a bit, either way it's insane. If I were BT I wouldn't even feel right asking that kind of money for such an item.... or for 98% of the items they sell for that matter.
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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 26, 2012 11:06 pm

Not too long ago I wrote BT about an item that has been for sale for a very long time. I was able to talk them down 60% off the listed price over the course of a week or so. In the process another big deal came into my sights which was more attractive to me so I ended up not buying the item from BT. The point being that it IS possible to talk them down significantly on some items.
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PostSubject: Re: AFA grading Bootlegs Now?   AFA grading Bootlegs Now? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 08, 2013 12:41 am

Just stumbled across this conversation... seems like these things are still up there in new and more expensive forms... still way too pricey:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-Vintage-Loose-AFA-Graded-Rare-Boba-Fett-Polish-Bootleg-AFA-85-Rare-/400353189655?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item5d36e8df17
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