New Zealand figure lot

I purchased this lot of figures from the original owner. All were purchased in New Zealand 20 years ago and are 100% authentic. A common feature among all the cardbacks is a duller finish, both front and back, than their US counterparts. Another is the thinner, Tri-logo-esque plastic of the bubbles. Please see the photos and descriptions below for complete details. Note that many of the scans are very large in order to show the details of condition.

If you're interested in purchasing any of these figures, or would like more information, please E-mail me at cable@creaturecantina.com.

TolToys ESB 48A-back Original R2-D2 & C-3PO

These two are the gems of the find. There are MANY differences between this cardback and the US cardback. First, original R2 and 3PO never appeared on the ESB48A-back card in the US... they switched to the Removable Limbs 3PO and Sensorscope R2-D2 with the 45-back. Second, each card features a TolToys manufacturer info printed on the back... something unseen before. Third, the POP has been replaced by a "Price" area on the back. Fourth, there is a PAT # at the bottom of the color area where the bubble is attached. Fifth, there's an Assortment # in the top left corner. Sixth, the punch is shaped differently... with square corners at the bottom. Unfortunately, the 3PO was damaged in the mail, with the figure breaking through the top of the bubble.

C-3PO (damaged)
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This C-3PO features the TolToys info on the cardback. The bubble suffered severe damage in the mail.

This figure is not for sale.

R2-D2
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This R2-D2 features the TolToys info on the cardback. Stress on the top of the punch. Top of the bubble is crunched. Top right corner of the bubble is no longer sealed to the card (it's completely flat, the seal has just come undone). The cardback has a very slight warp above the bubble on the left side. If you look you'll see that R2-D2 is packaged backwards (though his face is facing forwards). You'd be hard-pressed to find a more unique carded figure.

Price: $225 *SOLD*

SW 21-back Hammerhead w/ non-standard bubble
Hammerhead
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The Hammerhead has far and away the most interesting bubble. There is a lip all the the way around the bubble, so the sides are not straight, but beveled. There is an additional nob at the top of the bubble. Someone suggested to me that perhaps the bubble was attached upside down. The bubble has two significant cracks, one on the left side, and a more serious one along the bottom of the bubble. There is also a small puncture on the top of the nob. There is no plastic missing due to these cracks. The bubble is securely sealed on all edges. The photos on the left show all bubble flaws in exacting detail. The cardback has some edgewear, light except for on the bottom two corners where it is moderate. There is a small paper lift near the picture of R5-D4 on the back. The figure is in the bubble backwards (an oddity on top of oddities!).

Price: $110 *SOLD*

Note: I will take special care in packaging this item so no additional damage occurs to the bubble. If at all possible, I will work to hand-deliver the item.

ESB 32A-back figures w/ non-standard bubbles

These 3 figures have several things in common. They are all on US-version 32A cardbacks. The bubbles are all of a lesser-quality plastic. The bubbles are square. And the bubbles look as if they were sealed to the card one side at a time, unlike their US counterparts which are sealed all at once. The waffle pattern extends out onto the cardback. It's unlike anything I've ever seen, and very cool!

Bespin Leia
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This Bespin Leia is a real gem. The cardback is flat and near-flawless. No edgewear. Minor stress above the punch. Minor paper lift on the left of the bubble, apparently from when the bubble was attached. The bubble had no notable damage, and is crystal clear (the photo make is look slightly yellow, but I think that's just reflection from the color of her dress). The edge of her cape is sealed under the edge of the bubble. This is the crew neck version of the figure.

Price: $125 *SOLD*

White Bespin Guard
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This Bespin Guard is nice. The cardback is in nice shape, with only minor edgewear. There is stress above the punch. There's a little ding on the bottom edge. The top two corners have a minor curl, with a spider crease on the left side. The bubble is crunched on the top. The left and right bottom edges are split, creating a small gap. The cracks are right along the edges. The face of the bubble is undamaged. The bubble is clear (the photo makes it look slightly yellow, but I think that's the reflection from the orange color on the cardback).

Price: $60 *SOLD*

FX-7
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The FX-7 is also pretty nice. The bubble on FX-7 is slightly yellow. The bottom right edge has a minor ding, and the top edge has a more moderate crunch. The face of the bubble has some light scuffing. The cardback is slightly warped, but flattens out completely in a Star Case. The bottom left corner has a minor crease. There is stress above the punch, and a small mark right by the edge of the punch. There are a few small spots of edge wear. This cardback features a New Zealand Price sticker $6.75 NZ. Very cool!

Price $60 *SOLD*