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Offline CHEWIE

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Interesting Ebay Stormtrooper Find
« on: February 24, 2006, 05:10 PM »
I don't know for sure what I am looking at here -



http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-TOP-TOYS-StaR-WarS-ROTJ-STORMTROOPER-CASE-x48_W0QQitemZ6039107803QQcategoryZ19069QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Can any vintage experts shed any light?

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Re: Interesting Ebay Stormtrooper Find
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2006, 05:44 PM »
Pretty cool. I've never heard of an entire case of these being found, much less for sale.

Those are the vintage ROTJ (or, in this case, ERDJ [El Regreso del Jedi]) Argentina Stormtroopers. Very similar to the standard vintage stormie, but with a few sculpt differences (slightly smaller and different plastic). Card is different, too.

Neat find!
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Re: Interesting Ebay Stormtrooper Find
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2006, 10:40 PM »
I was wondering why I thought that auction pic looked familiar. So this new seller just pulls the pic from the previous auction, or do we have something more sinister afoot?

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Re: Interesting Ebay Stormtrooper Find
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2006, 02:02 AM »
Yeah, when I saw both of them something did not look right Jason. The winner of the link I provided is a newbie from Germany and the link CHEWIE provided the seller is also from Germany but listed the item location from the US. Same pic and a copied description.

Also the seller has the listing as private bidders, just raises a red flag IMO.

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Re: Interesting Ebay Stormtrooper Find
« Reply #5 on: March 3, 2006, 01:37 AM »
The other auction is gone. Pulled?

Anyway, dispite the fact that these are non-domestic figures, this is like someting out of a dream.
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Re: Interesting Ebay Stormtrooper Find
« Reply #6 on: March 8, 2006, 03:58 PM »
They REALLY had 48 stormtroopers in a single case?  REALLY?  It does feel like a dream!
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