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CanadianCollectR
05-31-2006, 09:26 PM
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Double-Telescoping-Darth-Vader-One-of-the-Rarest_W0QQitemZ6062557384QQcategoryZ50271QQrdZ1QQ cmdZViewItem

Too bad most of the other "Kenner Canada" cards that he's sold have come with store pricetags on them.

[edit] - Changing Lifted to bubble damage - see my next post below.

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-Mike
www.womprat.com (http://www.womprat.com)

Doc5
05-31-2006, 09:53 PM
[QUOTE=CanadianCollector]
Never mind the lifted bubble.

-Mike


Lifted bubble? I didn't see that in the pics. Anyone deal w/ this seller? Has 100% feedback rating.

Says he has a DT Obi-Wan after this auction completes! Sounds way too good to be true...

Todd

Chad_D
05-31-2006, 10:44 PM
Mike,

I'm not sure I follow. Is there anything shady in the auction itself? I don't see it.

He did say he did the paper clip test, which I thought was when you stick a paper clip inside the main part of the saber to see if it's the correct size. To do that he'd have to remove the figure! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif Is that why you said it has a lifted bubble? Either that, or he's BSing. The seal looks nice all the way around.

Chad

Doc5
05-31-2006, 11:18 PM
The paperclip test is where you (carefully!) insert a straightened paperclip into the slight opening at the very bottom center of the bubble (it isn't attached to the card there) and push on the end of the saber tip to see if it pushes back inside the other, thicker portion.

Todd

Chad_D
06-01-2006, 12:14 AM
OH, OK. Then I really don't understand Mike's post. Or the reason for posing it. Does the Vader look legit then?

CanadianCollectR
06-01-2006, 06:19 AM
He listed this last year around June with some other MOC's that all came from an executive @ Kenner Canada. The cards were mostly ROTJ and had price tags on them, ie bought @ retail and not from Kenner Canada. The first time it was on eBay it was challenged, and the seller had said that the bubble wasn't sealed perfectly and was a bit damaged.

I have no interest in this piece, and was just bringing forward what I knew about the seller and what I remembered from a year ago.

One last thought: Why hasn't this piece been AFA'd? The seller received a LOT of email the first time it was around on eBay and it's taken a year to be put back up.

I did buy a MOC from this guy and the transaction went fine.

I hope that this DT Vader is the real deal.

-Mike
www.womprat.com (http://www.womprat.com)

Doc5
06-01-2006, 07:07 AM
Well, even if I could afford it, I don't think I'd bid the kind of $$$ it would take to win a MOC DT Vader with just a "letter of provenance from the owner" and a couple of photos. He really should have it authenticated or AFA'd. It could only bring him more $$$.

Todd

Matt_T
06-01-2006, 07:25 AM
Well, even if I could afford it, I don't think I'd bid the kind of $$$ it would take to win a MOC DT Vader with just a "letter of provenance from the owner" and a couple of photos. He really should have it authenticated or AFA'd. It could only bring him more $$$.

Todd



Same thought here - I wouldn't even think of bidding for that kind of money w/out some more definite proof the thing is real.

Chad_D
06-01-2006, 01:05 PM
Thanks for the background on it, Mike.

Chad

Fit_Kisto
06-01-2006, 01:16 PM
One last thought: Why hasn't this piece been AFA'd?




The seller told me he sent it AND the Ben to AFA and they rejected it because of the crunches in the bubble....

Jorge
06-01-2006, 04:18 PM
i would think... for a piece that high end, that they would grade it... with at least a low grade. i doubt they would reject it, unless they saw something wrong with the authenticity of it.

SW3packs
06-01-2006, 04:29 PM
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CanadianCollectR
06-01-2006, 04:42 PM
Thanks for chiming in <s>Jim</s> J O E, (early alzheimers already. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif)

I knew that someone else had commented on this piece in chat last year, but wasn't sure who it was.

-Mike

SW3packs
06-01-2006, 04:58 PM
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Doc5
06-01-2006, 06:34 PM
One last thought: Why hasn't this piece been AFA'd?




The seller told me he sent it AND the Ben to AFA and they rejected it because of the crunches in the bubble....



AFA grades plenty of items with bubble damage; they just get a lower grade. These would've had to have been damaged enough where it was considered opened.

Even still, they would've probably been sent for authentication by Tom, even if they were deemed opened. Right? Or perhaps they were rejected right off the bat, and not even looked at for authentication.

Seeing as how the seller would've paid AFA grading costs already, and that authentication is included in that fee, he would've gotten them authenticated at least...

Todd

Jediman
06-11-2006, 05:33 AM
Ended at $10k thats pretty high since it had some terrible cracks on several places on the blister.
The seller also said the the original owner is Bryan Irwin, could this really be true?

SW3packs
06-11-2006, 08:08 AM
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