My (loose)1977 Kenner - A New Hope collection

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Help me Rebelscum, You're my only hope! This is my collection, was looking for a value & to sell them ultimately. I assembled the set in the 90's going to antique stores with my parents and hunting these down one by one- Especially liked the ones with good quality original capes. I do not have their weapons, as by the time they made it to those antique shops they were long gone. The only thing as far as figures missing from this non-boxed collection IIRC is a second storm trooper & a Blue Snaggletooth of which constantly evaded me.

Includes original Kenner collection box, that needs a restoration or to be paired with another to make it complete. It has excellent plastic trays however the vinyl box cover itself has some damage on the corners as you can see in the picture links below. Labels are used and in wrong spots(as I got it). The handle is in good shape but the vinyl attached to it has ware but the button has zero rust and still clicks and secures the unit. All 1977/78 GMFGI stamps aside from the final 1979 CPG Stamped Boba Fett & Chewy who is stamped with the Lucas Films Limited (1977 LFL). Greedo has his hong kong stamp carved out and painted over at the factory. As I understand this set includes the original 12 along with the following 2nd and 3rd waves that comprised the original run of Kenner figures.

The three caped figures are the pride of the set- Princess Leia Organa being basically mint she has smudges or minor abrasion that I would rather be taken care of by someone more comfortable with cleaning. Her cape is perfect, limbs tight(arm since placed at her side), great paint. Vader's perfect aside from his foot over time caused a slight bow in the bottom of the cape- not damaged can definitely be reset straight with an opposite pressure. Tusken Raider is good but slight damage maybe a micro hole on the rear of his cape from rubbing against from before my ownership. The little cloth jawa is in great shape. Here is the rest of the notes

  • Boba's thumb has some decay from years of blaster shooting but the rocket on his back is intact.
  • The droids limbs are naturally looser because of the medium of the figures- Death star droid has scuffs but C3PO has excellent shiny paint for a loose figure.
  • R2D2 has some factory imperfections in his paint that are a product of them being hand done- I know that for some pf you this makes him have more interest so I decided to give Artoo some close up shots.
  • The R5 unit also appears to have a factory alteration where his head is a bit crooked, could be fixed - but the screw in the unit appears untouched.
  • Ben Kenobi is the most replaceable he has plastic damage on his neck.
  • Han Solo is of the big head variety which looks a fair bit more like Harrison Ford IMO.
  • Power Droid excellent paint and his feet have been used so little that they still mechanically click like new.
  • Death squad commander has a green shirt and some significant paint loss on his hats rim.
  • I am aware there are (original)ROTJ figures in here with the 2x ackbars and the b-pilot, I will be throwing them in to the bundle.
  • Storm trooper has some yellowing.
  • other figures paint good-great shape & tight limbs.


Other than that if you have specific questions let me know. Happy to take more specific pictures for interested folk. Curious & open to a brutal honest value and offer, have searched ebay sold auctions and saw what IMO was a similar condition boxed set but with reproduction capes sell at around 350$ iirc but it had a few weapons. Selling this not because I want to but because I need to buy a laptop for my job. It has meant a lot to me over the years. I brought it here in hopes that someone will be able to truly enjoy them, as I once did & balance can be brought back to the force.
 

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If you’re trying to sell these list in vintage classifieds for the $350 and see if you get an offer. If nobody bites lower the price a bit. Hope this helps,good luck w sale. K
 
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Yeah I think at approximately $15 per figure of $350 it at least gives you a starting point. You’re definitely not leaving any money on the table, so try it out and see where that gets you.

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Thanks Jim. Offers welcome so if someone wants to try to part it out I know it would require time and lower what they would want to pay.
 
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