I recently bought a vintage Star Wars Princess Leia (1977) that was in great condition. However, upon looking at the hands it appeared as if one was repainted. The paint was perfect and looked new compared to the other hand. Not wanting a figure that was tampered with, I sent it back.
I've seen some Princess Leia (1977) figures and maybe some other vintage SW figures that have a slightly different paint color on the hands. I wonder if this had something to do with manufacturing or were painted to look new after the fact.
Does anyone have any insight into this and should I stay clear of repainted figures due to their diminished value?