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Vintage Star Wars Imperial Dignitary prototype
« on: May 2, 2003, 12:43 PM »
I'm not very knowledgeable in vintage prototypes, but does this auction seem legit?  Is this something that Kenner would normally do?  It says it comes from a former Kenner employee, but what kind of proof could the seller provide about that?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3128851972&category=2475
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Re: Vintage Star Wars Imperial Dignitary prototype
« Reply #1 on: May 2, 2003, 03:16 PM »
Hi,

It's certainly not beyond the realms of possibility that it is genuine as there are a number of examples of Kenner using different cardbacks for "testing" how the figure will look on  display(ie bubble size and weight of figure/punch hole location, on the card etc).
One example is a Han Trenchcoat figure on an Emperors Royal Guard cardback.
Obviously i'd want to see the card for evidence of a reseal.Not certain if all figures tested in this way were ones with no copyright or whether some were regular figures.



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Re: Vintage Star Wars Imperial Dignitary prototype
« Reply #2 on: May 2, 2003, 09:59 PM »
I'm going to agree with Zozo. I have seen others figures packed like this. So the possibility is there that it could be real.

It's very hard to provide proof that it came from a Kenner employee. They like to stay anonymous & have no background to provide. Only stories that I have read. It all come down to there word.

If I was the seller, I would have had Tom Derby check it out before selling it to verify that it was legit.