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HomieBear

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Vintage Leia
« on: January 22, 2010, 02:52:49 AM »

So I been on ebay a bit trying to get some old Kenner figures. I noticed original Leia seems to go quite high- $20-30. The others are in the 5-10 range. Is there a reason?  When I was little I made my sister play with Leia cause us boys were too manly!

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Re: Vintage Leia
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010, 03:25:42 PM »

There could be a variety of reasons. Since Leia is all white, the figure is notorious for developing spots as a result of plastic breakdown over the years. It is also prone to yellowing as well, similar to the Stormtrooper and the original Luke, so locating a mint all-white Leia can prove tough at times.

If the figures you saw were in good shape, it could also be a case of a handful of bidders bidding high in an attempt to obtain a nice quality figure given the reasons above.
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Re: Vintage Leia
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2010, 06:55:43 PM »

Okay that makes sense. Thanks! I thought she was more rare or something.

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Re: Vintage Leia
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 04:06:12 PM »

It could also be because maybe she wasn't the hot item for boys like Luke or Han or Vader and thusly the quantity out there is pretty limited. I still have all my original Kenner figures but I never had a Leia. My sister did... and she pretty much ate it... along with all the weapons...

I had two vinyl-caped Jawas and traded them both with her for a fabric-caped one because it looked better. Sadly, she destroyed them as well.
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Re: Vintage Leia
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 10:23:23 AM »

It could also be because maybe she wasn't the hot item for boys like Luke or Han or Vader and thusly the quantity out there is pretty limited.

I kind of doubt it. The original Leia was quite plentiful for years when the vintage line was in stores. She was a perennial 'pegwarmer'. Lots of them survived to present day.
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Re: Vintage Leia
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 09:03:34 PM »

She's just hard to come by in excellent white condition.  As well, that dang little blaster is rare too, so both together can cost up to $30.  Even not so good condition leias can cost $10.
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Re: Vintage Leia
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2010, 12:21:13 AM »

Well I will keep looking. I am getting there on restoring my vintage collection. I'm not too fussy about mintness or even original parts.

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Re: Vintage Leia
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010, 09:13:25 AM »

Wish I had a vintage Leia
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Re: Vintage Leia
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 11:02:50 AM »

Can somebody tell me if Leia should have a blue or black gun ?
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Re: Vintage Leia
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 11:47:40 AM »

Should be black, as the blue guns were from the ESB era. At least that's how I remember it.

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Re: Vintage Leia
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2010, 12:57:14 PM »

Thanks - I taught so !!! I have 3 Leia and one as a blue gun, dem ! At least, the other 2 are ok !

 
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Re: Vintage Leia
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2011, 07:22:14 PM »

Black for the ANH Princess Leia and blue for Hoth & Bespin.
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Re: Vintage Leia
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2012, 10:28:23 AM »

I found one at Value Village a while ago. It's so mint I swear it was ripped off a vintage card. Now I have one.  :party0053:

Had to buy a repro gun though.
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Re: Vintage Leia
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2012, 06:21:14 PM »

It's not this one, right? I know it's an easy mistake to make.  :rollfloorlaffsmiley:

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Re: Vintage Leia
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2012, 04:52:13 AM »

I just completed my ANH vintage figure collection and by far the Leia figure was the biggest pain to find complete. I somehow ended with an extra "vintage" gun though. And it's not reproduction either.
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