The Golden Grail... part TWO??!!

by Bill Cable
on 2018-05-10, 06:25:17

So you guys remember last week when I revealed The Golden Grail to the world and talked about how it was the only confirmed example of an ESB45 C-3PO in the entire world? Well, as Yoda might say... "No. There is another!"

Just TWO DAYS after I shared my discovery to the world, this popped up on eBay:

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You might recognize that piece as an ESB45 C-3PO with Removable Limbs. Before April 9th, believed not to exist. I owned the only one in the world for a grand total of 160 hours.

Interesting things to note:

  • The eBay seller is also based in Hong Kong.
  • Both this eBay seller and my eBay seller aslo listed a blue-back ESB41 2-1B around the same time.
  • This bubble does NOT have a big black X on it.
  • Both are unpunched.
  • Both were manufactured at the Smile factory.

And I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that both were picked up from the same exact Vintage toy shop in Hong Kong.

This example didn't enjoy the same level of community ignorance that allowed me to snag mine for $255...

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With that kind of return on investment, you'd think I bought Arkansas cattle futures!! Though I'd argue that even $2,661.56 was a bargain for this piece. Again the really big spenders must have missed this one. Still, I think nassau_san owes me a commission for talking the ESB45 up just before he listed his auction.

If anybody out there wants to pay me a retainer to alert them next time I see one... I'm very reasonable!





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