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TishomingoSith
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PostSubject: Plastic BEHIND figure?   Plastic BEHIND figure? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 21, 2014 1:39 pm

I recently received a ESB figure that had the POP cut out (in a circle) but the card was in really nice shape, has the price sticker, etc.

But when I looked at the hole in the back, I noticed a thin sheet of clear plastic that ran the length of the figure, behind Leia (It's the Bespin Leia). I have never seen this. While I look at the front of the card and see no signs of it being a reseal, this makes me wonder... WTH? Is this something that they had done before? Or is this a really great reseal job on a so-so card?

I'll post photos later when I can (this evening after work), but wanted to ask if anyone has seen this or know of this (plastic sheet).

Thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Plastic BEHIND figure?   Plastic BEHIND figure? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 21, 2014 1:49 pm

Hey man,

You're all good on that.
I can't say what figures, why or when they started, but the Leia Bespins have this on the 31B and forward judging by the MOCs I have.
At first I saw it I thought it might be there to help prevent the figures from sticking to the cardboard or preventing paint rubs. But I have a few Bespin Leias with the back of her hair showing rubbing marks on it.
I also have one where she doesn't move if I turn the MOC upside down so its not there to prevent sticking.

Either way, it is perfectly fine. Smile

For reference from my stuff:
31B
Plastic BEHIND figure? ESB%2031B%20Leia%20Bespin%20Front_medium
32B
Plastic BEHIND figure? Moc_32b_front
41B
Plastic BEHIND figure? Moc_41a_textured_cape_closeup_2
41D
Plastic BEHIND figure? Moc_41d_redhair_front
48D
Plastic BEHIND figure? New_48back_front
ROTJ 65B
Plastic BEHIND figure? Moc_65b_front
ROTJ 77A
Plastic BEHIND figure? Moc_77a

cheers!
Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Plastic BEHIND figure?   Plastic BEHIND figure? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 21, 2014 1:59 pm

THANK YOU! I feel better. This was for my little one, who LOVES Leia... so far she has three MOC Leia's... we are only missing the original NH Leia in her white outfit and Hoth Leia.

I'll put pics up tonight.

My first 31B back!!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Plastic BEHIND figure?   Plastic BEHIND figure? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 21, 2014 2:05 pm

Plastic BEHIND figure? Leia110

Plastic BEHIND figure? Leia210

She's a little rough, but the card is decent besides the POP and the figure has a paint fade over her eye (eyebrow). But overall, for the price I'm happy Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Plastic BEHIND figure?   Plastic BEHIND figure? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 21, 2014 4:02 pm

Lot of figures with capes get that too. I've had a few with it. I assume it's to keep the cardback ink from running

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PostSubject: Re: Plastic BEHIND figure?   Plastic BEHIND figure? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 21, 2014 4:25 pm

It could explain this.....

https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t6330p60-glasslite-guide-discussion-thread

Glasslite capes are nearly always stained, vinyl vs printed card, card wins!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Plastic BEHIND figure?   Plastic BEHIND figure? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 21, 2014 10:34 pm

Thanks again for the info, I was worried. But I'm still learning...
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PostSubject: Re: Plastic BEHIND figure?   Plastic BEHIND figure? I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 22, 2014 3:22 am

I had a ROTJ Tusken Raider cardback with the plastic sheet. I remember them as a kid and wondered why some had them and some didn't. So, it's the vinyl capes!

This also explains why I had a Tusken with green crap on his cloak.
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PostSubject: Re: Plastic BEHIND figure?   Plastic BEHIND figure? I_icon_minitimeWed Jan 22, 2014 5:55 am

Also happy to chime in and confirm this was used on numerous figures with vinyl capes to prevent the vinyl and the printed ink from interacting. I've got an ESB Vader, an Aussie NN offer ROTJ Ben Kenobi, an alternate photo ROTJ Vader cardback all still with the plastic. Additionally I have a SW Toltoys Leia, Ben Kenobi and Tusken Raider cardbacks all with evidence that they once had the plastic sheet attached. The same evidence also on a SW Ben Kenobi and Sandpeople and ROTJ Tusken Raider cardbacks. Some of my other cardbacks might also have evidence of having the plastic sheet at some stage but I can't see well enough from the photos I have archived and all the cardbacks are packed away currently and not easily accessible.
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