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Hyperdrive
07-23-2013, 11:58 AM
OK folks. Here is a rare item. Before Hasbro approves items to be shipped to retail, they must first pass Hasbro's quality control department in Pawtucket, R.I. I used to have a connection there, (sadly no longer) and i was very fortunate to obtain proof items, better known as "STANDARDS" before their release. This set of figures is from a few years ago with those figures and tin box sets. This ROTJ set has awesome Imperial figures and is an great one of a kind "Standard". Its an Original Trilogy item, in great shape. Small amount of wear from the Pawtucket facility, but it has been displayed in my collector's room and remains in the same condition as the day I received it. Pictures below and more upon request. Asking $300 but make me an offer if interested.

Also looking to trade for Sideshow and Medicom and vintage items

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e228/slave1jango/IMG_20130723_121438_227_zpsf75c2901.jpg (http://s40.photobucket.com/user/slave1jango/media/IMG_20130723_121438_227_zpsf75c2901.jpg.html)

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http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e228/slave1jango/IMG_20130723_121501_060_zps3c59ff54.jpg (http://s40.photobucket.com/user/slave1jango/media/IMG_20130723_121501_060_zps3c59ff54.jpg.html)

Astroworks
07-23-2013, 04:56 PM
The only difference with the released final product is that Hasbro green card, but you can find this very same item on eBay for ten times less what you are asking: Star Wars Commemorative Tin ROTJ Collection New BNIB Vader R5 J2 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAR-WARS-COMMEMORATIVE-TIN-ROTJ-COLLECTION-NEW-BNIB-VADER-R5-J2-/151084429660?pt=UK_ToysGames_ActionFigures_ActionF igures_JN&hash=item232d55715c)

http://www.rebelscum.com/TAC/tacTINepisode6EX1.jpghttp://www.rebelscum.com/TAC/tacTINepisode6EX4.jpg

Hyperdrive
07-23-2013, 05:44 PM
Its fine that you're not interested in purchasing this item, that's fine but there are a few collectors who focus on such pieces. I'm pretty sure that everyone can tell that its pretty much the item that has shipped to stores, but as I mentioned, some people focus on this classification. So, to all who read this listing, to be clear, this item is a Hasbro Standard, it is uncirculated, never having been placed upon a retail shelf. It was inspected, and evaluated by Hasbro designers for quality. It was one of very few sets to be given final approval prior to the mass retail shipping. If you like that type of thing, you may already know that its a rather unique piece. If you view it as just a useless collectible you have that right. I hope that helps to clarify the classification.

Hyperdrive
07-23-2013, 05:54 PM
Trade pending

Hyperdrive
07-23-2013, 06:09 PM
Here is a link to a current eBay auction that is selling Hasbro "STANDARD" production items similar to my thread. While I believe that his price is a little too high, the point is that these items are not just any old boxed item. This is not my auction but I post it only as an example of how these items are viewed.
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?index=0&sbk=1&nav=SEARCH&itemId=130928163754

Mosh
07-23-2013, 08:14 PM
So... is it the same item... offered at a price ten times higher... just because of a black and white note stuck with tape on top? Or what's the practical difference between both? I don't get it.

Hyperdrive
07-23-2013, 09:03 PM
Its a sample piece, it gets reviewed by Hasbro executives, engineers, quality control people safety execs, the whole show. It gets reviewed, people nod in approval. They email the factories to proceed with this final product. It is then reviewed by manufacturing people. They see what to do. Product gets made and shipped. I have a cool piece of paper that accompanies it with a few production notes and initials. Its not everyone's collecting focus, I get that, but some people like this type of oddball item. Its no longer available. Thanks for looking.

Force_Guy
07-24-2013, 08:04 PM
So it's an item worth roughly $30-$40, plus an additional $260-$270 for that small green piece of paper? And there are suckers out there who pay extra for that? Where can I get a green note pad?

Scorch
07-27-2013, 08:19 AM
Ya I dont get it either. If anyone is going to buy this, they must really like green paper.

Darkmatt
07-27-2013, 11:39 AM
I really find it rude to criticize the seller's item and price.

It's a prototype, there are only a handful of these (if not only one), so if the seller asks 300$, let be it. If someone is interested, it will sell, at this price or at another.

Sure, the only difference with the mass retail item is the green note, but I've seen stranger focus (go see the vintage section where people spend thousands of dollars for a rare variant, or in the PotF2 days when people went nuts for a different assortment number on the blister). I'm collecting the Action Fleet line, and have spent good money for an A-Wing that was not supporting the Rebel Alliance emblem, that was a production mistake on the first run that I think looks cool, but except this dumb emblem, there's no difference from the next production runs. Does it justify the price I paid ? For most people, no, but for me, it was well worth it.

Anyway, good job Hyperdrive if you were able to trade/sell this one of a kind item !

Hyperdrive
07-30-2013, 01:41 PM
Thanks for the support, I really appreciate it. For those interested, just as a follow up to this post. I was able to trade the item for an approximate value of $200. Very happy on both sides of the trade. Asking $300 was what I hoped to get, as many who own something similar oddball items may hope to get. In the end, it wasn't worth that price but about two thirds of the asking price. I never intended to offend anyone by my initial asking price. If anyone is interested, I can provide informational links to prototype sites. Its kind of a cool area of collecting, I own several pieces and they enhance my collection, in my opinion. Thanks everyone for the interest