Star Wars vintage sealed Luke Bespin on original Palitoy ROTJ 45 back card. This is 100% original and never opened, but as the photo's show, condition is only fair.
I bought this in the mid-late 1990's from a comic & collectables shop I used to frequent, sometime before the 1997 Special Edition movies came out, and it's been in my collection since then. Most of the time displayed in a clam shell case. I must stress, this is NOT a recarded figure, fake bubble, reseal, repaired or any of that rubbish.
It's 100% original, but these are the flaws.... Faded card front, probably toy shop window vintage from 83-84?Horizontal crease just above the bubble and across Luke's eyes. Quite visible from the front (check photo 5), but less noticeable across the back (check photo 7). The card is still very strong and stiff though, it doesn't want to bend from the crease and is really still quite flat (see photos 8 & 9). The bubble is yellowed but still stiff and strong. It is totally factory sealed, no repairing, but there is the tiniest lift and'tugging' at the bottom right (photos 2, 3 & 12).
The bubble has tugged away a tiny speckle like effect at the bottom right, from the card but below the bubble rim. I think this would have been drying out from being in the sun that also faded the card, or maybe a manufacturing fault? Again, I stress, there is no reseal, glueing or tampering. This dates from before Toy Toni era too. To demonstrate the area I have slipped a piece of A4 on photo 10 to show the slight bubble lift.
The paper wont go any further than shown. This shows the full area effected by a dried out seal. It is so narrow I doubt you could get 2 pieces of A4 between the card and the bubble! And certainly no chance of either accessory dropping through there , it's just too narrow.
The figure is mint and weapons original of course. His face paint is not that strong though. His limbs and plastic colour are perfect, no faded limbs or anything. An element of bouncing around in the bubble has taken some spots of the green off the cards green figure plate area (see photos 4 & 12).If you want to get this graded it would still qualify. I thought about sending to UKG myself but the lead time is about 14-16 weeks currently. I think it would grade UKG Y30 or Y40 maybe? It's time for me to let this one go as I have another now, plus wanting to invest in some other Star Wars pieces.
This is your chance for a lower grade but sealed and original Luke Bespin. A highly desirable carded figure that usually sells for big bucks. Priced here according to the condition.If this doesn't sell at this price then I might get it graded myself and keep it. Please check all photo's for condition and any questions please ask. The item "Star Wars Vintage Luke Skywalker Bespin MOC Palitoy 45 back sealed card back" is in sale since Monday, May 3, 2021.
This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Action Figures\TV, Movies & Video Games". The seller is "*northern*dancer*" and is located in Huddersfield. This item can be shipped worldwide.