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PostSubject: How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package?   How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package? I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 02, 2015 3:36 am

I am in the process of selling my 25 boxes of star wars figures, collectibles, figure sets, etc.  I've just started looking at values.  I have most of my things in the original package (I sure wish I'd been more careful with the packages.).  I have a gray haired Obi Wan and an old Darth Vader.  On both, the light saber is shoved up inside of the circular socket on the hand.  It's obvious that it has a smaller point on the saber, but how do I tell if it is a regular or double-telescoping light saber without taking it out of the package?

Can you help me?  The difference in value is insane. $200 versus $20,000 and I sure don't want to sell it for too little.  Any advice would be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package?   How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package? I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 02, 2015 3:48 am

Hi welcome
You will not be able to post pictures for a week.  
But for starters they look 'exactly' like this?:
How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package? Ben-kenobi-moc
How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package? DT-01
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PostSubject: Re: How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package?   How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package? I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 02, 2015 4:16 am

welcome to TIG

As AJ has shown, the dt figures are only found on the first issue 12 back cards. As you may be able to see from the Vader example, the thin part of the saber looks shorter than it does on the single telescoping saber (due to being inserted inside the outer saber). The end of the thicker part of the saber is flat not rounded (early single telescoping sabers are also flat so this is not diagnostic on it's own).
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PostSubject: RATS.   How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package? I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 02, 2015 8:01 am

RATS. Hopes are dashed. However, haven't even taken out my POTF figures to look at yet. Maybe I'll find something good there.
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I'd say if you have 12bk you've got "something good" pretty well covered!

Where are you located? Maybe a veteran member is near you and can give you some help. If not, send pics to a moderator and we can post them for you. We've got a pretty good base of people so we can tell you what's what!

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PostSubject: location for someone to "take a look"   How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package? I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 02, 2015 4:33 pm

I'm in Mesa, AZ which is close to Phoenix. I'm talking to someone at an internet site about buying the lot or taking them on consignment at Brian's Toys. Has anyone dealt with them? Their prices look steep but since I'm selling and not buying that could be good for me. I sure don't want to make mistakes.
I'm having fun digging out the boxes.
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Brian's Toys is very well known but honestly you can probably do this yourself and save some money. If you didn't want to be bothered, some of us would even buy them or consign. I know I would.

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PostSubject: Offer of help appreciated.   How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package? I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 02, 2015 5:20 pm


I was scanning the site and saw you've sold on this site and move around on it a lot so you probably know considerably more than I do. I'm still trying to figure out the codes in the guide I bought and many of the figures I have are not listed. Maybe you could email me? I don't have an email listed on the profile site. Would I be breaking the rules if I gave you my email or you gave me yours?

I didn't start out as a ""serious" collector and don't know the ins and outs. I just bought what I liked and bribed my son to study with the rest. He has many items that are used or incomplete which he has kept just as I did, but mine are mostly still in the packages. I collected a few to "finish" getting the first 77. I think I have most of those. Unfortunately, none of the first run (big 12 in the fancy package).

I have boxes. Lots of boxes. Any input would be appreciated.
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I'd be happy to help in any way. That's from free advice to consignment. We can figure that out.

I've got your Email address (I'm the site owner so I can see it). I'll email you shortly.

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your in good hands bud, as was said we have a lot of accumulated knowledge here which you will see. I didn't have a clue how many varients there were til I joined here I still need to get things checked from time to time Smile.
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PostSubject: Canadian Jedi   How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package? I_icon_minitimeSat Jan 03, 2015 12:01 am

Thank you. But, I am a budette? Girl. Female. Old Woman. Older than you. Very Happy DarthB told me how to set up a spread sheet. So I'm going to start that tomorrow. Got what I think is a very low offer from a toy site. I think there profit would be much more than half of the value.

Must do much more research. And much more typing.

Thank you all for your input. Truly need it.
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PostSubject: oops!   How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package? I_icon_minitimeSat Jan 03, 2015 12:02 am

that's their not there. Embarassed I'm tired. apologies.
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sorry about that as all us nerds now try to figure out what to do with a girl in the crowd high school times lol welcome aboard Smile.
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Hello from Spain.
I have a Darth ader DT from U.S.A. and I would like to know
how to know if it´s authentic, please.
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@PAULGRANADA wrote:
Hello from Spain.
I have a Darth ader DT from U.S.A. and I would like to know
how to know if it´s authentic, please.
Thanks

welcome to TIG

Hopefully some of the other guys will be able to help you.

Because you just joined, you will have to wait 1 week before uploading pictures.

Or contact one of the mods for help.

https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t5234-how-to-contact-the-tig-team-how-to-upload-pictures-to-the-forum

https://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t7181-who-s-who-don-t-be-shy-introduce-yourself-here
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PostSubject: Re: How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package?   How do you tell the difference between a double-telescoping light saber and regular one in the package? I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 09, 2015 11:21 am

Hello, Commander Clint. Wait the week to upload pictures and send one. or you can send me one at DSCITCHR@aol.com. Get close to the figure. If the figure is loose there are marks somewhere on it. Either photograph them or copy what they say. If still in the package, get close up of the figure and the package, front and back. The number of figures on the back and the lettering can help answer your question.
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In some circles, the forgeries are worth more than the originals.
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@DSCITCHR wrote:
Hello, Commander Clint.  Wait the week to upload pictures and send one.  or you can send me one at DSCITCHR@aol.com.  Get close to the figure.  If the figure is loose there are marks somewhere on it.  Either photograph them or copy what they say.  If still in the package, get close up of the figure and the package, front and back.  The number of figures on the back and the lettering can help answer your question.
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In some circles, the forgeries are worth more than the originals.

Hi DSCITCHR, It wasn't me that was asking about the DT sabers. lol! It was PAULGRANADA, a new member from Spain.
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[quote="DSCITCHR]
In some circles, the forgeries are worth more than the originals.[/quote]

I deleted my first response as it was written with anger. This statement however needs to be addressed. There is no section of collectable I can think of be it books, comics, toys, art, whatever; where a reproduction is worth more than an original. In fact that is why we are so set against repro crap on this site. Reproductions in the Star Wars world are used to attempt to fool people into thinking they are real and therefore worth more. The statement that forgeries are worth more than originals is absolutely not true.

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if one more person chimes in this thread saying they have double telescoping 12 backs just laying around , im gonna start collecting toenail clippings and rocks . star wars right in the garbage !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Angry SW
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@hellhippie wrote:
if one more person chimes in this thread saying they have double telescoping 12 backs just laying around , im gonna start collecting toenail clippings and rocks . star wars right in the garbage !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Angry SW

Bill,  have three laying around and another few opened to play with. lol! lol! lol! lol!

In reality these things sealed are super rare.  I don't even try to keep an accurate count but I bet Bill mcbride would know how many vaders are about (or close to it)

I was lucky and grabbed a obi wan with a snapped saber a long time ago as well as a dt Luke which weren't that hard to find before, but have gotten pricey (like everything else lately)

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@hellhippie wrote:
if one more person chimes in this thread saying they have double telescoping 12 backs just laying around , im gonna start collecting toenail clippings and rocks . star wars right in the garbage !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Angry SW


Just what the hell is wrong with collecting toenail clippings ?!?

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ewwwwwwwwwwwwww ....

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James, I know you had fun making that but it's not exactly something you should share around with everybody.  lol!

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@trappedtexan wrote:
James, I know you had fun making that but it's not exactly something you should share around with everybody.  lol!

throw up

lol!

I didn't make it man ...

I traded my 2 extra DT Ben's and Vader's I just had laying around to get that fine piece of toe artistry Razz
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Hahaha looks tasty .... Brian i have a loose luke dt also . Paid 140 for it years and years ago . Wish i had a ben or vader but my mortgage comes first
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Lol ,,, good thread
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