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Please Note: All my prices are in GB Pounds, so please go to for a currency conversion. I'm also open to a certain amount of negotiation.

Please email me at with any questions/trade offers.

RARE UK Woolworth's 8-Packs (stickered "Special Buy 8 STAR WARS FIGURES for 99p") distributed via the Palitoy factory in 1985.

These packs from Woolworth's were the only store specific multi-packs available in Europe. They usually contained a mixture of bagged and loose figures. It is hard to find a pack with all eight figures sealed in baggies. It's purely coincidental that these two examples could be presented as a RotJ and ESB themed selections.

I consider the 8-Packs to be worth the current market value of their contents (I think it's a fair way of pricing them). Thus I worked out their value as such. =

RotJ 8-Pack = £199.99

Euro HK  Lando Skiff  = £25
Euro HK  Weequay  = £25
Euro Taiwan  General Madine  = £25
Euro HK  Gamorrean Guard  = £60 (RARE)
Kenner Taiwan  Leia Boushh  = £25
Kenner Taiwan  Biker Scout  = £15
Kenner Taiwan  AT-ST Driver  = £15
Kenner China  B-Wing Pilot  = £10

ESB 8-Pack = £299.99

Euro HK (Tri Variant)  Imperial Commander  = £50 (very hard to find)
Euro HK (Tri Variant)  Ugnaught  = £60 (RARE)
Euro HK (Pal Variant)  Han Bespin  = £40 (hard to find)
Euro HK (Pal Variant)  Leia Bespin  = £40 (hard to find)
Euro HK  'Snowtrooper'  = £25
China  Rebel Soldier  = £40 (hard to find)
China  Luke X-Wing  = £40 (hard to find)
Kenner HK  rem' limbs C-3PO  = £5

I'm offering these as original sealed 8-Packs though I *might* even sell baggies individually to those interested in only certain specimens.:

I'd obviously rather keep them intact as original 8-Packs. Thus to save them from being split up I'd even accept offers in the region of £450 for BOTH packs. Which I personally think is a really good deal, considering just how truly elusive they actually are.

All elements of these 8-Packs are virtually MINT! They're amongst the finest examples that I know to have survived. I also have one last Palitoy/ Woolworth's 8-Pack possibly for sale which includes an incredibly rare Euro PBP/Tri-logo Boba Fett baggie. Just email me IF interested!   :D

I spotted a few RS members bidding on David Oliver's 4-Packs. Thus I thought I'd offer you all the opportunity to own this unique example. =

Tri-logo 4-Pack production test sample manufactured by Palitoy in 1985.

This particular 4-Pack was given to me in early '86 by an ex Palitoy employee called Douglas Anderson. He worked for the Bradgate games division for over thirty years.

Doug 'saved' it (along with a few UNused backing cards and Palitoy boxflats) when he left the company in '85. It's simply a production test sample made from regular MOCs of the era. Containing Tri Gamorrean Guard, Tri Klaatu, Tri Bib Fortuna and a Kenner (PBP/Tri Variant) Greedo (visible Kenner card image too). I was originally told that the pack had to be altered as the Gamorrean Guard was too bulky and they couldn't fit enough of them in the packing boxes together.
Doug kept it for his own kids to possibly play with BUT they were older than myself and they didn't want the toys at all. Therefore I was luckily later presented the pack via my Dad, (who collects toy soldiers and vintage die cast toys like Doug did).
I was also kindly given a now rare Palitoy Zorro, two whole sets of Palitoy Parker Bradgate Space 1999 figures and a Palitoy Talking Batmobile by him. Which was great!
I've owned the 4-Pack for nearly 20 years and have never seen another like it. I'm now open to offers for it, where I simply want to purchase yet another display piece for my collection next week.
I'm certainly not looking for a fortune for it at all, as I obviously have no written proof to it's actual origins. Though it will be pictured and described in detail in my forthcoming book.

I'm looking for offers in the region of £399.99 or possible trades for Palitoy items.

White Chief Chirpa baggie Palitoy competition prize from early '83.

These are incredibly hard to find, I've only ever seen four or five examples! Every single one was acquired as an 'exclusive figure' prize in the UK. I'm looking for a fair £79.99 for this fun piece of Palitoy history.

Euro HK (Pal Variant) Princess Leia Organa baggie manufactured by Palitoy.

One of only three remaining that I can confirm exist in the UK. (I've been searching for more examples for a long time too!) Just like a lot of Pal baggies it has NO weapon and is also the hard to find NO COO Pal Variant that appeared in Europe from 1982. To my mind it's well worth the £49.99 asking price.

Loose Tri Variant Figures ALL in excellent condition! =

PBP/Tri (white mouth, NO markings)  Walrus Man  = £15
PBP/Tri (NO COO)  Hammerhead  = £15
PBP/Tri (NO COO, pale face)  AT-AT Commander  = £15
PBP/Tri (NO COO, dark armour, pale face)  Dengar  = £15
Tri (NO COO, dark boots)  Rebel Commander  = £15
Tri (NO COO, squat head)  Imperial Commander  = £25
Tri (NO COO)  FX-7  = £25
Tri (NO COO)  Luke Hoth  = £30
Tri (NO COO, squat head)  Leia Hoth  = £30
PBP/Tri (NO COO, standard boots)  Luke Bespin  = £35
PBP/Tri (NO COO, dark boots)  Luke Bespin  = £40
PBP/Tri (NO COO, round holed cape)  'YPS Snowtrooper'  = £45
hard to find = PBP/Tri (NO COO, pale face)  Han Hoth  = £50
hard to find = Tri (NO COO, silver)  IG-88  = £50
RARE = Tri (NO COO, squat head)  Cloud Car Pilot  = £75

RARE = Tri (NO COO)  Death Squad Commander  = £75
VERY, VERY RARE = PBP/Tri (NO COO, pale face)  Luke X-Wing  = no insignia but otherwise C9+ (original PBP weapon) with Tri miscard (Clipper offer) backing card* neatly cut off bubble = £175
*= I'm looking for a similar MOC, know of any for sale?  ???
Plus I have a RARE Meccano Macao Biker Scout variant for £75. US red haired Leia Hoth for £30, US black haired Leia Hoth for £30, Palitoy orange haired Luke Bespin for £30 and loads of other variants for sale/trade.

I can provide pictures and detailed descriptions of each figure for those interested. I prefer to accept cheques & postal orders within the UK and PayPal payments & IMOs from everyone else.

I'm currently looking for ANY Palitoy Parker Bradgate baggies and a loose NO COO General Madine figure (imported by Meccano).

Bill  :)

Vintage Kenner / Vectis Auctions...
« on: March 3, 2004, 06:36 AM »
I've happily purchased a few vintage Star Wars lots from the Vectis Auctions in the UK, as I previously I mentioned in this RS thread!

Vectis gained quite a bit of publicity from their Palitoy Auction last year!

Sadly concerns about Vectis seem to be rife concerning their sale of deceptively graded and obvious reproduction items? The matter was discussed in this recent RS thread!   :(  

I emailed Vectis directly pointing out my observations on the issue and then made this query on their own forums! I've now waited over a month and still haven't had a response?    ???    

Vectis is a major player in the UK! It is connected to the 'Barry Potter' Collectables Fairs and the well established Collectors Gazette paper! Sadly their knowledge on vintage Star Wars is either very limited indeed, OR they're fully aware of selling fakes and overgrading items?    >:(    

I obviously feel that this 'problem' will only get worse? =

Hence I ask anyone who shares my concerns to email Vectis with your personal opinions and respond to the thread that I have started!

+ WARNING! = They're expanding to 'across the pond'!!!  :o

IF we don't make our concerns 'public' we'll be having to deal with crap like this RF Boba Fett, for years to come!

Bill   ::)

Vintage Kenner / My 'Top 20' Tri-logo loose variants =
« on: February 13, 2004, 09:20 PM »
My 'Top 20' Tri-logo loose variants =  ::)

1.Tri Boba Fett (Light blue + varying 'paint combos' + NO HK!)
2.Tri Luke X-Wing (White/pink face + fragile insignia + NO HK!)
3.Tri Rebel Soldier (Dark tunic + white/pink face + NO HK!)
4.Tri Luke Bespin (Some with 'dark boots' + NO HK!)
5.Tri Snowtrooper ('Sharper moulding' + round holed cape + NO HK!)
6.Tri Greedo (Dark torso + NO HK!)
7.Tri Hoth Leia (Round face + NO HK!)
8.Tri AT-AT Commander (White/pink face + NO HK!)
9.Tri Squid Head (Green cape/whiter skirt + some with NO HK!)
10.Tri Han Hoth (White/pink face + NO HK!)
11.Tri Imperial Commander (Round face + shorter + NO HK!)
12.Tri Dengar (White face + darker armour + NO HK!)
13.Tri AT-AT Driver (Fragile insignia + NO HK!)
14.Tri Rebel Commander (Darker boots + NO HK!)
15.Tri Cloud Car Pilot (Squat head + NO HK = Tri 'backed' card!)
16.Tri Bossk (Darker scales + NO HK!)
17.Tri Luke Jedi (Squat head + NO HK!)
18.Tri Walrus Man (White 'mouth' + darker hands + NO HK = NO Tri-logo card!)
19.Tri IG-88 (Dull silver finish + NO HK!)
20.Tri Tusken Raider (Pointed horns + indented mouth + NO HK!)

Bill  :)

I posted this on RS... BUT I thought it might be of interest to everyone else too?  ;)

I would like to buy (or trade for) the following French Meccano 'Enchantillon Gratuit'(red stickered) baggies from 1985!   :) =

= Biker Scout
= Boba Fett
= Dengar
= Han Hoth
= Luke Hoth
= Luke Jedi
= Yoda

Please email me with any offers! =

+ Any reference pictures or information regarding the Meccano offer/display box/paperwork would be greatly appreciated too!   ;)


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