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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 08, 2014 8:04 pm

also.... in the sale, did it come with a production Vader or was it just by itself? When I say production, I mean it came with a Vader that has a date and COO on the back leg. The reason I ask is because I am curious what type a Vader this DT is meant for, production or prototype/pre-production.
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 08, 2014 8:05 pm

I am unsure of that as of right now. Once I get more information I will post.
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 08, 2014 8:08 pm

@The_Dark_Artist wrote:

Bill, I know we discussed the "circles" variant DT subject quite a bit in the past. Luke's "circles" version was looked at as early production. BUT with Vader's, wasn't there the possibility that it was a prototype/pre-production? Just curious what your thoughts are regarding that.
Very cool piece! Congrats again : )
Steve

Until this Vader surfaced, the other two examples were found on Engineering Pilot prototypes.
While on the other hand, all of the Lukes that have been found are on production figures. So just from
a numbers point of view, 100% of the Vaders are prototypes, and 100% of the Lukes are production.
The reason for this is fairly simple - all three DT figures were developed at the same time, but Luke was
the first into production. Due to supply and demand, Kenner simply pushed the Circle molds into production.
This is also the reason you can find sealed Lukes in everything from EB sets to MOCs.
The Vaders and (potentially) Ben were later production, and due to them being found from in-house/Kenner
sources, it made sense that these only made it to the EP stage before the regular DT sabers were being
produced. This newly found example would be the only one to have ever been found in the "wild" so to speak.

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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 08, 2014 8:14 pm

Well this makes it VERY exciting to see if there is a pre-production Vader included in that find. It would make sense and not surprise me if there is, from what Bill just wrote.
Keep us updated. This is a pretty awesome find. Again congrats! And nice job Bill, as usual, for helping fellow collectors out. Really GOOD stuff!!!!!
-Steve
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 08, 2014 8:19 pm

If I also may add. The story is LONG and complicated to put into words but the person who had these sold off other vintage star wars pieces. Which can mean one of 2 things. 1) The Vader was sold off a long time ago and not kept with the saber or 2) the Vader and saber were stuck in the same case and that is what I have.
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 08, 2014 8:55 pm

HAHAHAHA CONGRATS Legacy, i knew my suggestion of blogging about this would get an answer from an expert lol, and Bill has stepped right up  cheers 

KILLER FIND, so now for the question everybody wants to know, how much is a piece like this worth ??

Hope its not to rude to ask, but whats the ballpark figure, Bill ?

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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 08, 2014 8:58 pm

Thanks Aussie Fortuna, I have heard some people giving price ranges but I guess we will never know until some have been sold to get an estimate
 
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 08, 2014 9:50 pm

Congrats Mr Legacy. What a find. I am glad that Bill was able to authenticate the saber from pictures. Bill is truly an outstanding resource when it comes to these things. It may have been mentioned to you, but these DT sabers are sometimes a bit fragile so take care if you ever replace the saber in an arm of a figure as I seem to remember at least one Ben DT being broken just from doing that. Jay (psybertech) made a great way to display the saber seperate from a figure.

Bill, thanks for chiming in and with such good news.

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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 8:24 am

Shocked   cheers 

Congrats man!
I have to admit I was a tad skeptical about the inner saber which looked super clean, but the outside looked good to me. I am so glad you got the whole enchilada verified! Super cool!

Between this and Tim's (BornTheYearOf) pre-production find, 2013 saw some pretty awesome things come into the light after so long!

Congrats again, Mr Legacy. Smile

cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 8:45 am

Congrat's. Sounds like a dream find.

Could i interest you in swapping it for a pickled egg?
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 9:45 am

WOW
Great find
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 1:55 pm

Thank you everyone for all the great comments, and section 8 I hope you were kidding.
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 2:13 pm

Not at all. My pickled eggs are delicious and you wouldn't be disappointed.

In reality, you have a couple of pieces of shaped plastic.

I have an unfirtilised miracle of life, seeped in acid until tasty.

There is no comparison of which is truly special.

I'm only willing to swap because I have more than one. If your holding out for more, you can fuck off.

Keep your rubbish tooth pick.

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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 2:16 pm

well that escalated quickly
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 2:22 pm

Just a case of humor being misunderstood.
C’mon guys be nice, keep this a ’feel good’ thread.

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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 5:54 pm

I'm trying to Dr. Dengar 

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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 6:10 pm

wind up? Now u got me confused!
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 6:35 pm

I'm referring to the pickled eggs.

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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 7:20 pm

actually to tell the truth I have no idea what "pickled eggs" are. I thought that those are a type of food. My bad.
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 7:33 pm

Mr Legacy, Pickled eggs are a food mate  lol!  It's a hard boiled egg in vinegar.
Andrew(Section 8)was joking with you 100%, we are all friends here at TIG  cheers
Still a great find mate  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 7:35 pm

:I am stupid: :I am stupid: :I am stupid: :I am stupid: :I am stupid: 


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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 8:04 pm

@Nico wrote:
Mr Legacy, Pickled eggs are a food mate  lol!  It's a hard boiled egg in vinegar.
Andrew(Section 8)was joking with you 100%, we are all friends here at TIG  cheers
Still a great find mate  Very Happy

Andy nailed it man - just a little typical TIG humor  What a Face 

Section8 was joking man - there's no way he would give up one of his coveted Pickled Eggs for a DT Vader  No 

I offered him a Rocket Firing Boba Fett wearing a vinyl Jawa cape a month ago for just 1/2 of 1 egg and he wouldn't do it - it's like he thinks they're made of gold or something Suspect 

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Joking and bad humor aside ...

I am so glad to hear the Saber was real - awesome pick up man - its kind of like winning the lottery  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 8:22 pm

Pickled Eggs? what sort of a freak would put eggs in vinegar and keep them for a later date, sounds like century eggs when certain asian cultures bury them under the ground for a year, pull them out and eat them when they are green, we really do have some freaks here on TIG Smile Smile
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PostSubject: Re: I Fully Believe This Is Real   I Fully Believe This Is Real - Page 3 I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 09, 2014 8:51 pm

what kind of sick sense of humor do u people play on unsuspecting new collectors?

 rofl rofl rofl 

Good one by section 8.


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