View Full Version : Good deal? question

07-21-2006, 11:18 PM
Is this a great deal?
amanaman auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-POTF-Amanaman-Carded_W0QQitemZ130009546364QQihZ003QQcategoryZ502 71QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

07-22-2006, 01:54 AM
I wouldnt say a super great deal, but a good price nonetheless. I would estimate that it is the going rate for this lately, maybe slightly lower. I have seen this going for anywhere between 125 and 175 nowdays. So, I would be happy if I were you! Nice pickup.

07-22-2006, 02:33 AM
Did you finally get your Amanaman? Congrats dude.

07-22-2006, 06:06 AM
yep. I snatched this one up. It looked like a great price considering condition, etc.

07-23-2006, 04:17 AM
He was selling a few recards, but at least he listed them as such in the item description

07-23-2006, 09:26 AM
yeah I noticed that. Given the yellowing bubble here I doubt it's a recard. The only thing I'm not sure about in the picture is the verticle white line under amanaman's right arm on the backer. What is that?

07-23-2006, 09:43 AM
I couldn't immediately spot the creases he mentioned

07-23-2006, 03:45 PM
my only concern is the circled area...what is that line?

07-23-2006, 04:05 PM
I believe the line you see is simply a flash glare off the plastic insert, which stabalizes the figure inside the bubble.


07-23-2006, 04:08 PM
looks like black marker is on the top right of the card
might just be my monitor though

07-23-2006, 04:14 PM
I don't see black marker. Thanks for the info about the bubble glare. I was just a bit "collector Paranoid" as I have never bought a MOC Last 17 figure before

07-28-2006, 04:30 PM
Well he arrived today. The card condition is livable, etc etc. The line I noticed was actually the bubble. The inner bubble seems to have receded inward. odd. I wonder if they're all like this.

07-28-2006, 06:11 PM
I can't tell from other pics of the figure if they are all like this. Can someone tell me if the inner bubble that the figure rests in goes inward on the card on the right side?

07-29-2006, 04:47 PM
bump. I need an answer to this question about the bubble gap on the inner tray

07-31-2006, 02:45 AM
Hey mate post better pics. I don't know what you mean but the innertrayplastic has to be pushed in else the figure wouldn't fit. This is also on the left upper side for the coin.

07-31-2006, 04:17 PM
Here you are:
do you see the curved line extending inwards from the right side of the bubble (to amanaman's right arm)?

I outlined it in red:

07-31-2006, 04:34 PM
my guess is that your inner bubble just got caught when it was being sealed and has stayed that way ever since.

08-03-2006, 08:56 PM
Don't even sweat it, Blight. It's not too rare to see a dented (or even cracked) inner tray. To me, the tray is not even half as important as the bubble covering the figure. But if you're concerned about authenticity just because of the dent, don't be. The piece is fine.

I think most vintage MOC collectors get the sense of doubt you're feeling right now at some stage or another, it's only natural. Especially when it's an item that you *really* want, or something that typically sells for more than you paid. You'll get to the stage where you can spot a fake card or bubble without even having to click on the auction. Reseals can be a little tougher but the right photo angle will reveal 98% of them. Then there are oddities such as an accessory missing from a MOC which can make newer collectors unnecessarily suspicious. Confidence comes with time and experience.

Even though I think it's very healthy to take chances in life every so often (and if it aint worth taking a chance over, it aint really worth having), the only thing you have to watch out for is when there are slightly-less-than-obvious red flags but you still proceed because you so badly want it to be something that's it not...I know I've been guilty of that in my earlier days and it rarely, if ever, pays off.

Happy collecting! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

08-16-2006, 07:38 AM
May be a crack in the inner tray or just a reflection from the camera/cameraman directly above. Hard to tell. I guess it's always good to ask questions of the seller beforehand, but if you're not overly sensitive to condition or you think it's a great deal at the time, sometimes it's worth taking a risk! Nice score.