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Sears Canada Vacuformed Figures
« on: March 30, 2003, 02:02 AM »
Not very often you see this come up for auction.
A Sears Canadian General Veers Vacuformed (shrinkwrapped) MOC.

General Veers

Cloud City also has a vacuformed R2-D2 too.

R2-D2

Shane Turgeon, a good friend of mine has these in his collection. Very nice exclusives.

You can read all about the Sears Canada figures here:

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« Last Edit: October 6, 2007, 03:16 PM by JesseVader08 »

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Re: Sears Canada General Veers Vacuformed
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2003, 10:40 AM »
Are these authentic?  I didn't read the entire site on the 3rd link you posted, but these just look fake to me.
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Re: Sears Canada General Veers Vacuformed
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2003, 10:01 AM »
Those would be a nice addition to any collection.

 With them being offered by Cloud City I wouldn't worry about the being fakes.
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Re: Sears Canada General Veers Vacuformed
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2003, 03:04 PM »
Are these authentic?  I didn't read the entire site on the 3rd link you posted, but these just look fake to me.


Very authentic. Not sure why they came out in the vacuformed packages. Maybe they had figures they wanted to get rid of & came up with these cardback versions.
Very hard to find.

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Re: Sears Canada General Veers Vacuformed
« Reply #4 on: April 1, 2003, 12:19 PM »
Heres an update right from Shane Turgeon.

They were released on the generic black cards simply
because at the time of their release, they were exclusive to Sears Canada and their regular production cardbacks hadn't been produced yet. Sears Canada and Kenner/Irwin had a great working relationship and because of that, they were granted an exclusive release on some of the new figures. There are 7 in total, 4 were released in 1980 (Tusk of Ugnaught, Han Cloud City Outfit, Dengar, and Lobot Lando's Aide) and they eventually came out on 41 backs.
In 1981 Sears had an exclusive on three more upcoming ESB figs and they were General Veers, Luke Hoth and R2 with Periscope. The "different" figure names was also a direct result of the fact that they hadn't been released anywhere else.
Veers is by far the most infamous but actually the most common. The rarest are Han, Lobot and Ugnaught.

Hope that helps...  :)

Many Thanks for this info Shane.  :)  

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Re: Sears Canada General Veers Vacuformed
« Reply #5 on: June 6, 2003, 04:10 PM »
You can read all about the Sears Canada vacusealed figures here:

http://www.ncf.ca/~cn333/esbfigs.htm#shrink


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Re: Sears Canada General Veers Vacuformed
« Reply #6 on: June 6, 2003, 04:43 PM »
Same guy won both auctions.  $2300 US for two figs.  OMG :o  Tell me again why I don't collect vintage ::) ???
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Re: Sears Canada General Veers Vacuformed
« Reply #7 on: June 8, 2003, 10:05 AM »
You know the part about these Canadian vacuum formed cards that can make me kick myself in the butt is that I'm Canadian. When I was just a kid I walked through Sears and saw these on the shelf. I was embarassed for Canada. Isaid to myself "Look at this cheap packaging! Leave it to Canada to be different".

Now I'm looking in the Star Wars Collector's Wish Book pg.41 and the Vacuum packed General Veers and he's staring back at me with a price tag of $3,500.00 USD.

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Re: Sears Canada General Veers Vacuformed
« Reply #8 on: July 6, 2003, 03:03 PM »
Well another shrinkwrapped General Veers showed up on eBay & has ended.  $1,480.00.   :o

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Re: Sears Canada General Veers Vacuformed
« Reply #9 on: October 4, 2003, 11:32 PM »
I would love to have the vacuum packed Dengar, but I am never going to pay the price it demands.  But still I would like to have one.

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Re: Sears Canada General Veers Vacuformed
« Reply #10 on: October 4, 2003, 11:37 PM »
Last I saw for a Dengar was an offer for $700. Not sure if it went for more!

Canadian SEARS Dengar figure on ESB shrinkwrapped card C9/C10

Sure looks nice though!  8)

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Re: Sears Canada General Veers Vacuformed
« Reply #11 on: October 5, 2003, 08:08 AM »
It looks real nice in that acrylic case too.

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Re: Sears Canada General Veers Vacuformed
« Reply #12 on: October 5, 2003, 11:10 AM »
I think the staff should put a complete database with pics, description, and estimated price on the site for all the Canadian vacuum packed figures. It would be a great reference spot.
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Re: Sears Canada Vacuformed Figures
« Reply #13 on: October 6, 2007, 03:25 PM »


STAR WARS SEARS CANADA ESB HAN SOLO SHRINK WRAP VAC MOC
KENNER CANADA ONE OF THREE KNOWN TO EXIST IN THE WORLD


$10,000!

Anyone feeling flush?  Dale?  ;)

Is it true there's only 3 known to exist?

This listing on the SWCA makes no mention of how many are known.

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Re: Sears Canada Vacuformed Figures
« Reply #14 on: October 6, 2007, 03:56 PM »
Meh, way too high. It has a card dent in the lower left corner & a small ripple on the plastic on the back by the looks of it & also mentions a small opening by the head in the plastic.