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Fishy eBay auctions
« on: April 6, 2003, 10:13 AM »
Seller mentions that this is not a custom.  ::)
Spirit of Boba Fett
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Re: POTF Boba Fett Spirt Figure?
« Reply #1 on: April 6, 2003, 11:47 AM »
 ;)awesome, i need one of those!  ;D :o :P

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Re: POTF Boba Fett Spirt Figure?
« Reply #2 on: April 6, 2003, 01:47 PM »
When was this released and for what reason?

Sounds fishy and like my mysterious 'silver' Boba Fett figure...
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Re: POTF Boba Fett Spirt Figure?
« Reply #3 on: April 6, 2003, 02:21 PM »
It is a custom, and the seller is a mindless simian to think real SW collectors are that gullable.

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Re: POTF Boba Fett Spirt Figure?
« Reply #4 on: April 6, 2003, 06:19 PM »
Dale, did you happen to shoot the seller a question about the validity of this figure?  You usually do that, so just curious.
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Re: POTF Boba Fett Spirt Figure?
« Reply #5 on: April 6, 2003, 09:23 PM »
Notice that the auction was ended by the seller.  ;)

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Re: POTF Boba Fett Spirt Figure?
« Reply #6 on: April 6, 2003, 09:48 PM »
i see dsj handled it

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Re: POTF Boba Fett Spirt Figure?
« Reply #7 on: April 7, 2003, 12:24 PM »
Dale is my hero...   ::)
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Re: POTF Boba Fett Spirt Figure?
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Re: POTF Boba Fett Spirt Figure?
« Reply #9 on: April 7, 2003, 01:45 PM »
so if I fake admit ur my hero, does that intital me to a smooch too?

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Re: POTF Boba Fett Spirt Figure?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2003, 06:20 PM »
JF: isn't that something you would want?  ;)

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Re: POTF Boba Fett Spirt Figure?
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2003, 01:47 AM »
Solid (or even multiple part) "spirit of" figures aren't hard to create actually, so generally if you see one you've NOT heard of it's probably a big  ole fakey.

There's resins that, without even tinting, will turn out that hazey blue-green of holo/spirit figures...  Some of them are pretty cheap resins too, and would result in some pretty cheap figures.

But that was one Bogus auction for sure.
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Re: POTF Boba Fett Spirt Figure?
« Reply #12 on: June 2, 2003, 11:25 AM »
Looks creative, but VERY fake.
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ebay auction looks and smells funny...
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2003, 03:44 PM »
Check this out...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3134692978&category=2474

Looks like a custom job and the photos must have been fuzzed up in Adobe Photoshop. No one can be that bad at taking photos; can they? I mean the focus is something that we all know how to operate and that it is important when taking a picture to make it clear with the focus mechanism.

Anyway, thought this was interesting at least. Any thoughts?
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Re: ebay auction looks and smells funny...
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2003, 04:07 PM »
Yuck, thats awfull. If your going to have a rare variant/error, atleast take good pictures & lots of them. Looks home made to me.