Vintage Star Wars Bagged Hollow-Cheek Tusken Raider Reseal?

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Hello. Not sure if this is the correct forum to post my question.
I bought a bagged vintage Hollow-Cheek Tusken Raider on eBay many years ago and trying to see how to tell if it is resealed. Not sure if the hollow-cheek version was ever released in a sealed bag.
Any information would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Aaron
 

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Regrettably the Rebelscum forums are a shadow of their former self. While there are a few old timers still hanging around, the majority are now on various Facebook pages. I'm not into baggies myself so really can't offer an opinion, but chances are there's a Facebook page dedicated to baggy figures where the brains trust will probably offer you expert opinions with a few hours.
 
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My understanding is that the "hollow cheek" Tusken Raider was a slight re-sculpt and only found on ROTJ cards. I'm by no means an expert but I recently found a hollow cheek Tusken in a pile of loose Star Wars figures my brother has had in his storage unit for a decade and i've ben trying to do some research on them. There is not a lot of info out there.
 
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FWIW, I'd say it's a reseal for a few different factors. Given just the pictures, it looks like it is a ROTJ-c baggie style, in crinkly (aka 'crisp') plastic and heat sealed.

1) Since the HC Tusken Raider was a ROTJ release, it could be reasonable that this might be the correct baggie type for the era, however, the baggie type was taped, not heat sealed.
2) The baggie type was (probably? possibly?) the most common - to refresh memories, it was what all those '500 piece' cases of Removeable-Limbs C3POs, AT-ST Drivers, B-Wing Pilots, and Emperors were packed in and years ago, you could get them for just a couple bucks. Old-school scammers would re-bag more valuable figures and sell them on (either heat sealed, which was the dead giveaway, or taped sealed which was often equally suspicious). Lots of folks (myself included) got hit buying stuff before the word got out.

As Dax mentioned, I'd look for better experts on FB. My knowledge is pretty old and very incomplete and I'm sure there are many folks who are more up-to-date on the subject.

On the plus side...it looks like a beautiful figure that most of us would be very happy to own!
 
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Here is mine for reference. Pay no attention to the dirt, I haven't given him a bubble bath yet....

tusken.jpegtusken 2.jpegtusken 3.jpegtusken 4.jpeg
 
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All great information. I appreciate the feedback. I will take a closer look at the figure and maybe dust off my Facebook account.
Thank you!
 
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I did take a closer look at my carded ROTJ Tusken Raider and it looks to be a hollow cheek version. It was fun to go through my stuff again. Except it does give me a big to buy more stuff.
 
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Great comparison on the tusken figures. I have both versions as well.
 
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